Robert Shwartzman was born on September 16, 1999 in St. Petersburg (Russia.) He first drove a kart at the age of four. One year after becoming a pro, Robert took his first win at theEasykart International Grand Final. Over the following six years he won many awards in various karting competitions, including the bronze medal in the KF-Junior Karting Championship.
In 2014 Robert made his debut in single-seater racing, in the Italian Formula 4 Championship. One year later he finished third overall in the series. Robert joined SMP Racing programme in 2015. In 2015 – 2016 Shwartzman continued to compete in German Formula 4, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series. In 2017 he raced in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and finished third overall in the championship, with several race wins and pole position to his name.