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 sent two years with Alpine and was apart of a FIA WEC world championship winning team and also won the 24hrs of Le Mans. On the back of this success, Gustavo was selected to drive in the premier series in FIA WEC, namely LMP1, for Rebellion Racing.
Did you know…?
In 2018 Gustavo will be the only American driver competing for an FIA World Championship.
After his success in 2014, Gustavo was selected to become a junior brand ambassador of the elite motor racing helmet company, Schuberth.