Gianluca Petecof was born on November 14th 2002 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His career began in 2010 racing in several championships in Brazil. During his seven full seasons up to 2016, his achievements have included Florida Winter Tour, Vortex Rok Cup, Brazilian Championship, Super Kart Brazil and Paulista championship titles. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Shell Drivers Academy, Brazil. In 2017 he raced together with the official team Tony Kart and after being evaluated driving an FDA Campus in Fiorano, Gianluca has been chosen to join the FDA in Maranello.