Who is he: A winner in Auto GP, Formula 3 and GP3, Ceccon will make his debut in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in Slovakia having been called up to replace Gianni Morbidelli at Team Mulsanne.
Record-holder: Ceccon holds two notable records. In 2011 he became the youngest GP2 Series driver aged 17. Later that year, having turned 18, he became the youngest Italian to drive a Formula One car in public during the Formula One Young Driver Test at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.
From karts to cars: The Italian has pedigree in karting and single-seater racing, winning the Auto GP title in 2011. He also has experience in the European Le Mans Series and Blancpain GT.
From screen to track: Ceccon is a keen viewer of WTCR OSCARO on Eurosport and has even commentated on a race for the channel.
Permanent drive: Although Ceccon’s WTCR OSCARO adventure was a one-off, his impressive showing led to him being signed up for the remainder of the season, with his Race 1 victory in Japan the highlight so far.