I’M ON THE #WTCR2019SUPERGRID
Who is he: A winner in Auto GP, Formula 3 and GP3, Ceccon made his debut in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in Slovakia mid-2018 having been called up to replace Gianni Morbidelli at Team Mulsanne. He scored points on his first appearance in the series before taking a breakthrough victory at WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan later in the year.
Permanent drive: Although Ceccon’s WTCR / OSCARO adventure was intended as a one-off, his impressive initial showing led to him being signed up for the remainder of the 2018 season and would ultimately lead to him being recruited on a permanent basis for 2019.
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.
Did you know? Ceccon was a keen viewer of WTCR / OSCARO races on Eurosport and has even commentated on a race for the network.
CAREER SO FAR:
2005: 5, Copa Campeones Trophy Junior
2008: 1, Italian Opel Masters KF3 Championship
2009: 11, European F3 Open; 14, Italian Formula 3 Championship
2010: 4 (1 win), European F3 Open; 28, Italian Formula 3 Championship
2011: 1 (1 win), Auto GP; 30, GP2 Series; P10, Abu Dhabi Formula One Young Driver Test (Toro Rosso)
2012: 9, GP3 Series
2013: 17, GP2 Series
2014: 15, GP3 Series
2015: 7 (2 wins), GP3 Series
2016: 33, European Le Mans Series
2017: Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup; 39, Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
2018: 14 (1 win), WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO (Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris)