|Guilherme Samaia Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||October 2, 1996|
Guilherme Samaia is a Brazilian professional racing driver who first came into the spotlight after winning the junior-level feeder competition Formula 3 Brazil Light in 2015. The Cesário F3 team with whom he had won the title then offered him to race in the 2016 Formula 3 Brasil championship, the highest-profile single-seater championship in South America. He impressed by winning 3 races and finishing his rookie season in 2nd position. The following year, he dominated the championship with 13 wins in 16 races and defeated his nearest rival by a massive margin of 87 points. After consistent success in Brazil, he moved to Europe and competed in the BRDC British Formula 3 series, the Euroformula Open Championship, the Spanish Formula 3 Championship, and the Euroformula Open Winter Series from 2017 to 2019. In 2020, he began competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with the Campos Racing team.
Guilherme de Abreu Sampaio Samaia
São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil
He splits his time between São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil and Milan, Lombardy, Italy.
Professional Racing Driver
- Siblings – Claudio M. Samaia Filho (Brother)
- 10 – Formula 2
- 7 – British F3 Championship
Formula 2 Teams
Guilherme has raced for –
- Campos Racing (2020)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Brazilian descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hairstyle
- Affable smile
- Sports a rugged beard
- Thick eyebrows
Guilherme Samaia Facts
- Like most professional racing drivers, Guilherme began his racing career by participating in karting competitions. He had participated in the 2012 Florida Winter Tour – Rotax Junior championship. The tournament did not end well for him as he finished 47th in a field of 63 racers.
- He shifted to single-seater competition in 2013 when he competed in 2 of the 16 races in the Fórmula Junior Brazil championship where he collected 10 points and finished in 16th place.
- When he won the Formula 3 Brazil Light competition in 2015, he finished on the podium in 13 of the 16 races and also scored 6 race wins.
- His triumph at the 2013 Formula 3 Brasil championship was even more dominant as he never finished outside the top 8 in any of the races. He won 13 of the 16 races and finished 5th, 8th, and 2nd in the 3 races that he did not win.
Featured Image by Guilherme Samaia / Instagram