Birthdate: May 31, 1998
Residence: Woodbury, CT
Facebook: Santino Ferrucci
IndyCar Starts: 5
Best Start: 13th
Best Finish: 9th
Santino Ferrucci began racing go-karts at the age of 5, won his first major race at the age of 8 and was back to back Florida Winter Tour Champion at 10. By the time he was 11 years old, he was already a multi-time champion and began racing in Europe. In 2012, Santino returned to the US for one race, winning the coveted US Rotax National Championship.
Following his success in karting, he moved to the Skip Barber Racing Series in 2013, winning in his debut at Homestead and went on to collect another four wins, two poles and three fastest laps. Additionally, he competed in six Formula 2000 races that year, never finishing worse than fourth in any race, and placed fifth in the championship racing just short of a half season.
In 2014, Ferrucci moved to British Formula 3 where he won twice at Brands Hatch and became the youngest winner in British Formula 3 history at 16 years, 2 months and 30 days. That same season, he made his German F3 and European F3 debuts, finding the podium in only his second F3 race.
The young American driver then entered the Toyota Racing Series New Zealand where he finished third with a win and five podium finishes in 2015. He also competed in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship finishing 11th and placing sixth in the famed Macau Grand Prix.
2016 saw Ferrucci move to the GP3 Series with DAMS, where he finished a season best of third at Spa-Francorchamps. That year, he also made his sports car debut, winning his first race in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America event at the Circuit if the Americas. In 2016, he was also signed by Haas F1 as the test and development driver. His first test was in July at Silverstone, where he became the first American driver to test an American F1 car since 1977.
The following season, he continued in the GP3 Series with DAMS, making six starts before moving to the FIA Formula 2 with Trident. He also continued to complete all the in-season testing for Haas F1, testing at the Hungaroring in August of 2017.
In 2018, Ferrucci continued as a Haas F1 development driver for a third straight year, while starting the FIA Formula 2 season with Trident. Ferrucci made his NTT IndyCar Series debut with Dale Coyne Racing at the Detroit Grand Prix in June and rejoined the team for the final two rounds of the season at Portland and Sonoma.
Ferrucci is entering his first full season of competition in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2019.