Gustavo Menezes has been racing for over a decade and is one of the America’s leading talents in motorsport. After beginning his career in the US kart scene, Gustavo was snapped-up by the Red Bull young driver programme and was shipped out to Europe where he became a factory driver for the famous Italian kart team – TonyKart.
In 2011, Gustavo graduated into single-seater motorsport in the US prior to re-crossing the pond to compete in the German F3 championship in 2013. With multiple race wins and a podium on his debut, it was clear Gustavo was ready to take on Europe’s elite in the FIA F3 European Championship in 2014. A pole position at Spa Francorchamps and multiple podiums during the season capped-off a great year for Gustavo , who returned to the series in 2015 with British team Carlin and enjoyed more success which lead to an LMP-2 test with factory team Alpine. The test was a great success and Gustavo shall be the first US driver to drive for the French outfit in the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship.
Did you know…?
In 2014 Gustavo was the only US single-seater racing driver to score multiple podiums in a European motor racing championship.
After his success in 2014, Gustavo was selected to become a junior brand ambassador of the elite motor racing helmet company, Schuberth.