|Robert Shwartzman Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1999|
Robert Shwartzman is a Russian professional racing driver who started participating in competitive single-seater championships in 2014 with the Italian F4 Championship, at the age of just 15. He made an immediate impact by finishing 3rd at the Italian F4 Championship in 2015 and continued his promising run by finishing 4th at the 2015 ADAC Formula 4 Championship, 3rd at the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup championship, and 3rd at the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. In 2017, he was included in the prestigious driver development program, the Ferrari Driver Academy. He then won both the 2018 Toyota Racing Series and the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship; and the latter achievement helped him earn promotion to the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, the primary feeder series and supporting event for the Formula One World Championship.
Robert Mikhailovich Shwartzman
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Professional Racing Driver
- Father – Mikhail Shwartzman (d. April 18, 2020)
- 21 – Formula 2
- 28 – Formula 3
Formula 2 Teams
Robert has raced for –
- Prema Racing (2020)
6 ft or 183 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Russian descent.
- Freckled face
- Lean physique
- Lanky frame
- Clean-shaven look
- Side-parted, short-cropped hair
- Charming smile
Robert Shwartzman Facts
- A child prodigy, Robert started karting from the age of just 5, in 2004. He competed at the karting level until 2013 and won several titles across Europe including the Easykart International Grand Final (2005) and the WSK Final Cup KFJ (2013). He had also stood 3rd at the 2013 KFJ World Championship and 4th at the 2013 KFJ European Championship.
- One of his most noteworthy performances came at the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup championship where he won 6 races and earned 12 podium finishes. However, despite his stellar results, he had to be satisfied with the 3rd place.
- When he won the 2018 Toyota Racing Series, the premier open-wheel motorsport category event in New Zealand, he never finished any of the 15 races outside of the ‘Top 5’ positions and was the only driver in the season to achieve the feat. Surprisingly, he managed to win only one of those 15 races while there were 5 other drivers who won 2 or more races. In fact, the 2nd-placed Richard Verschoor had won 6 races compared to Robert’s 1 but Robert’s consistency helped him steal the title by 5 points (916 to 911).
- He won the FIA Formula 3 Championship in his debut season in the competition in 2019. In the very first race of the season, he had qualified on pole and finished the race in 2nd position. However, he was promoted as the rice winner after the event due to a time penalty inflicted on the original race winner Christian Lundgaard.
- For the 2020 season, he was scheduled to compete in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, in partnership with Mick Schumacher, for Prema Racing. Unfortunately, the season was delayed due to the global coronavirus outbreak and tragically the pandemic claimed his father as one of its victims, in April 2020. Robert declared in an interview that he would dedicate all his future victories to his father who was a major positive influence on his career.
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