Bruno Carneiro(17) achieved great results in Suzuka and Fuji and collected the first point for AlbirexRT in the 2017 All Japan F3 Championship! Suzuka: Two 7th Place finishes at the challenging and fast Suzuka Circuit, were the signal that both Bruno Carneiro and the AlbirexRT were knocking at the door of Top6 points paying positions. The young rookie driver made very mature races and incredible passes bringing home the best results of the season at that point. Fuji: With the F3 cars reaching Top Speeds of 257 Km/h (160 mph), Fuji Speedway is sorrounded by outstanding hills and mountains and of course the famous Mount Fuji, right next to the charming city of Gotemba in Japan. The season has been a constant progress for both rookie driver Bruno Carneiro and his team AlbirexRT, which started using the Dallara F315 only a few months ago, a car that is vastly different than the F308 that the team has used in the past. But each weekend have brought more learning and results with with three P12 finishes in Okayama, two P7 finishes in Suzuka and a P6 and a P7 in Fuji, awarding Bruno Carneiro his first point in the extremely competitive Japanese F3 Championship. Race 1 in Fuji was a downpour. Bruno started P11 and working his way thru the field, finished the race in P6 after fantastic battles with very talented racers like Ritomo Miyata (Tom's Racing Dallara - Toyota F316), 2016 Japanese F4 Champion. Race 2 was in dry conditions and starting P10, Carneiro fought his way to a another 6th Place finished, but after being blocked by a back marker on the final lap, lost P6 to Ai Miura (Exedy Dallara-Volkswagen F315) and completed the race in 7th Place.

Bruno Carneiro(17) achieved great results in Suzuka and Fuji and collected the first point for AlbirexRT in the 2017 All Japan F3 Championship!

Suzuka: Two 7th Place finishes at the challenging and fast Suzuka Circuit, were the signal that both Bruno Carneiro and the AlbirexRT were knocking at the door of Top6 points paying positions. The young rookie driver made very mature races and incredible passes bringing home the best results of the season at that point.

Fuji: With the F3 cars reaching Top Speeds of 257 Km/h (160 mph), Fuji Speedway is sorrounded by outstanding hills and mountains and of course the famous Mount Fuji, right next to the charming city of Gotemba in Japan. The season has been a constant progress for both rookie driver Bruno Carneiro and his team AlbirexRT, which started using the Dallara F315 only a few months ago, a car that is vastly different than the F308 that the team has used in the past.

But each weekend have brought more learning and results with with three P12 finishes in Okayama, two P7 finishes in Suzuka and a P6 and a P7 in Fuji, awarding Bruno Carneiro his first point in the extremely competitive Japanese F3 Championship.

Race 1 in Fuji was a downpour. Bruno started P11 and working his way thru the field, finished the race in P6 after fantastic battles with very talented racers like Ritomo Miyata (Tom's Racing Dallara - Toyota F316), 2016 Japanese F4 Champion.

Race 2 was in dry conditions and starting P10, Carneiro fought his way to a another 6th Place finished, but after being blocked by a back marker on the final lap, lost P6 to Ai Miura (Exedy Dallara-Volkswagen F315) and completed the race in 7th Place.

First weekend of the 2017 Japan F3 Championship is in the books! As we expected, it was a weekend of a lot of learning and development.  Both Bruno Carneiro (17) and the team learned a lot about the new car and there has been a huge step forward in lap times with a 1.2 seconds improvements in set up. After a good P8 in Qualifying, we ended with a P11 in race 1, a DNF in Race 2 and a P10 on Race 3. On Race 3, the pace was impressive with Bruno setting his best laps of the weekend and pointing the team in a great direction for the next race in Suzuka in 3 weeks time. Many thanks to the whole AlbirexRT crew for an incredible hard work, Mercedes-AMG for a very powerful engine and support and the fans and friends in Okayama. In summary, the first 3 days working on set up development, placed Bruno's lap times in the midfield, a huge result in his first weekend in the F3 C Class field proving that the decision to race in the very fast C Class was the correct one. A major step from F4 and Formula Mazda, but one that Bruno is once again showing incredible ability to adapt and improve. Welcome to the big boys club in racing Bruno Carneiro! You are in F3! Picture by Hachiya Hiromi

First weekend of the 2017 Japan F3 Championship is in the books! As we expected, it was a weekend of a lot of learning and development. 
Both Bruno Carneiro (17) and the team learned a lot about the new car and there has been a huge step forward in lap times with a 1.2 seconds improvements in set up.
After a good P8 in Qualifying, we ended with a P11 in race 1, a DNF in Race 2 and a P10 on Race 3.

On Race 3, the pace was impressive with Bruno setting his best laps of the weekend and pointing the team in a great direction for the next race in Suzuka in 3 weeks time.

Many thanks to the whole AlbirexRT crew for an incredible hard work, Mercedes-AMG for a very powerful engine and support and the fans and friends in Okayama.

In summary, the first 3 days working on set up development, placed Bruno's lap times in the midfield, a huge result in his first weekend in the F3 C Class field proving that the decision to race in the very fast C Class was the correct one. A major step from F4 and Formula Mazda, but one that Bruno is once again showing incredible ability to adapt and improve. Welcome to the big boys club in racing Bruno Carneiro! You are in F3!

Picture by Hachiya Hiromi

Bruno Carneiro travelled to Vienna, Austria to receive his FIA Champion Trophy. The FIA Prize Giving Gala was held at the historic Hofburg Palace built in 1279. The young F4 Chinese Champion share the stage with 2016 FIA Formula One Champion Nico Rosberg (photo), Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Jean Todt, Antonio Felix da Costa and other stars of the world of motorsports. Visit the Gallery section to view more pictures of the very special night.

Bruno Carneiro travelled to Vienna, Austria to receive his FIA Champion Trophy. The FIA Prize Giving Gala was held at the historic Hofburg Palace built in 1279. The young F4 Chinese Champion share the stage with 2016 FIA Formula One Champion Nico Rosberg (photo), Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Jean Todt, Antonio Felix da Costa and other stars of the world of motorsports. Visit the Gallery section to view more pictures of the very special night.

Right after becoming the 2016 FIA F4 Chinese Championship powered by Geely, 17 year old Bruno Carneiro had the honor to be a guest of the SJM Theodore Racing Prema team at the 63rd Macau Grand Prix. Macau is located a few miles from Zhuhai, China and Hong Kong.

Right after becoming the 2016 FIA F4 Chinese Championship powered by Geely, 17 year old Bruno Carneiro had the honor to be a guest of the SJM Theodore Racing Prema team at the 63rd Macau Grand Prix. Macau is located a few miles from Zhuhai, China and Hong Kong.

Bruno Carneiro (17) clinched the 2016 FIA F4 Chinese Championship powered by Geely after adding a Win and two 2nd Place finishes. The final round was held at the Zhuhai International Circuit where the series made it's second visit this year. Races were also held in Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai from April to November. For more pictures, please visit the Gallery page.

17 year old Bruno Carneiro became the 2016 Formula Car Challenge Champion at the season's final event at the beautiful Sonoma Raceway during the 2016 Indy Car Championship. Bruno took the Rodizio Grill/Ian Lacy 270hp Formula Pro Mazda to 5 Wins, one 2nd, a 4th and a 5th, with races held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Thunderhill Raceway, Sonoma Raceway, Portland and Fontana. " It was an amazing season driving this fantastic race car! I would like to thank my wonderful sponsors Rodizio Grill, Ian Lacy, Makes & Models, Shark Savers, FFKR Architects, Wilson Track Design, Rockwell Watches, Kimberkable, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets, Crystal Clean, Creative Force Graphics and VP Fuel. Many thanks to everyone at Formula Car Challenge for this amazing Championship as well as everyone at Mazda Motorsports for their incredible guidance and support." said the young Utah resident. As the Champion of the PRO Formula Class, Carneiro earned a spot at the prestigious Mazda Road to Indy pre selection shootout.

17 year old Bruno Carneiro became the 2016 Formula Car Challenge Champion at the season's final event at the beautiful Sonoma Raceway during the 2016 Indy Car Championship. Bruno took the Rodizio Grill/Ian Lacy 270hp Formula Pro Mazda to 5 Wins, one 2nd, a 4th and a 5th, with races held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Thunderhill Raceway, Sonoma Raceway, Portland and Fontana.

" It was an amazing season driving this fantastic race car! I would like to thank my wonderful sponsors Rodizio Grill, Ian Lacy, Makes & Models, Shark Savers, FFKR Architects, Wilson Track Design, Rockwell Watches, Kimberkable, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets, Crystal Clean, Creative Force Graphics and VP Fuel. Many thanks to everyone at Formula Car Challenge for this amazing Championship as well as everyone at Mazda Motorsports for their incredible guidance and support." said the young Utah resident.

As the Champion of the PRO Formula Class, Carneiro earned a spot at the prestigious Mazda Road to Indy pre selection shootout.

Photo by Mike Gillilan

Bruno Carneiro added valuable points to his Championship lead in the 2016 Formula Car Challenge Presented by Goodyear during the Indycar Season finale at the Sonoma Raceway on September 15th & 16th.

 He finished Race 1 in 4th Place and on Race 2, displayed incredible talent and mature driving despite adversity.

Starting on the front row(P2), his Pro Mazda 21 (Rodizio Grill/Utah Motorsports Campus/Ian Lacy Racing)  had a battery failure at the grid. That forced him to start at the 27th place almost 30 second behind the field. 

He crossed the finished line in 5th Place charging thru the field  and bringing the crowd to their feet.

 

Photo by Jin Quan/Motorsport.com(CHN)

Seventeen year old Bruno Carneiro (Utah Motorsports Campus) had another incredible weekend at round 4 of the 2016 FIA F4 Chinese Championship held at the spectacular Shanghai International Circuit. Bruno brought his MyGale F4 powered by Geely to a fantastic Win, after a breathtaking battle with Canadian driver Max Ebenal (ART Motorsports/Mantey).

Two second places on Races 2&3 under torrential rain helped Carneiro increased his lead in the Championship to 54 points with one round remaining to be held at the Zhuhai International Circuit in November.