bio

Francesco Raffaele Pizzi

I was in my grandparents house, there was Formula 1 on TV, it was the first time I saw it. I’ve been sitting there for a couple of hours, everyone thought I was watching cartoons. My father asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I replied “the pilot”. He told me that to be an airplane pilot I had to study and I replied “No, I want to be a Formula 1 pilot”. This is how started it all.

2011-2013

From Easy Kart 50cc to Formula 60

Amazed by this world since he was a kid, Francesco started his career back in 2011 at the age of 7. The following year he has taken his first steps in the Easy Kart 50cc before debutting in the 2013 in the ACI Sport Italian Championship, in the Formula 60 category. His talent immediately stood out by winning the round at the South Garda Karting, closing the championship 7th overall. In the same year he took part also to some races of the 60 Baby and the Easy Kart 60cc.

2014

60 Mini with lenzokart

In 2014 he moved under LenzoKart’s tent, stepping up to the 60 Mini class. In the same season he won the Trofeo Città di Viterbo, he qualified for all the final races in the ACI Sport Italian Championship and he claimed his first pole position in the ACI Sport National Trophy. In the same year he debuted in the ROK Cup Italy, taking home the 5th place overall.

2015

from lenzokat to Giuliano kart

The young driver took part to the 2015 WSK Super Master Series finishing 14th overall. The second year in the tough ACI Sport Italian Championship saw him finishing 15th overall, whilst he finished 3rd overall in the ACI Sport National Trophy. At the end of that year, Francesco got dressed with Giuliano Kart’s colors and he immediately qualified 7th overall in the Rok Cup International Finals and 9th in the WSK Final Cup.

2016

successes whit giuliano kart

In 2016, Francesco renewed his agreement with Giuliano Kart, starting the season with the 2nd position in the WSK Champions Cup, a win in the the 21st Winter Cup held at the South Garda Karting (Mini ROK category) and another 2nd overall in the WSK Super Master Series. After a short relationship with BirelArt, Francesco ended the season with Baby Race.

2017

debut in the OK Junior with team Novalux

2017 is the year of debut in the OK Junior with team Novalux (LenzoKart’s group). It has been a season full of ups and downs: he started well in the beginning of the year, but then a broken wrist and a few problems to his ribs have conditioned the rest of the racing program. Despite that, he won three races of the ACI Sport Italian Championship and finished 3rd overall. The CIK-FIA European Championship didn’t go as expected because of the injury, but, after moving with the team Fusion, the CIK-FIA World Championship was a good one: always in the top ten, an accident pushed him to the back of the field in the final, forcing him to settle for 26th overall. The problem to his ribs didn’t preclude him to grab 4th overall in the ROK Cup International Finals.

2018

a good start but without important results

For his second year in the OK Junior, Francesco wore the BirelART’s red suit, but after a good start of the year some physical problems affected the rest of the season, concluded without important results.

2019

KZ2 with Manetti Motorsport

After two seasons in OK Junior, in 2019 Francesco stepped up to KZ2 class with Manetti Motorsport to prepare the following season in Formula 4 with ADM Motorsport.

2020

ABSOLUTE CHAMPION AND ROOKIE “FIA FORMULA 4 UAE” 

In 2020, therefore, the moment came for the challenge of the FIA ​​Formula 4 UAE, a championship that Francesco conquered by winning 8 races, 3 podiums and 3 pole positions that allowed him to graduate absolute champion of the category and rookie of the year.

Francesco Raffaele Pizzi

Francesco Raffaele Pizzi, class of 2004, unlike the majority of other drivers, didn’t have a former driver or a motorsport enthusiast in his family: he did it all himself.

2011-2013

from Easy Kart 50cc to Formula 60

Amazed by this world since he was a kid, Francesco started his career back in 2011 at the age of 7. The following year he has taken his first steps in the Easy Kart 50cc before debutting in the 2013 in the ACI Sport Italian Championship, in the Formula 60 category. His talent immediately stood out by winning the round at the South Garda Karting, closing the championship 7th overall. In the same year he took part also to some races of the 60 Baby and the Easy Kart 60cc.

2014

60 Mini with lenzokart

In 2014 he moved under LenzoKart’s tent, stepping up to the 60 Mini class. In the same season he won the Trofeo Città di Viterbo, he qualified for all the final races in the ACI Sport Italian Championship and he claimed his first pole position in the ACI Sport National Trophy. In the same year he debuted in the ROK Cup Italy, taking home the 5th place overall.

2015

from lenzokat to Giuliano kart

The young driver took part to the 2015 WSK Super Master Series finishing 14th overall. The second year in the tough ACI Sport Italian Championship saw him finishing 15th overall, whilst he finished 3rd overall in the ACI Sport National Trophy. At the end of that year, Francesco got dressed with Giuliano Kart’s colors and he immediately qualified 7th overall in the Rok Cup International Finals and 9th in the WSK Final Cup.

2016

successes with giuliano kart

In 2016, Francesco renewed his agreement with Giuliano Kart, starting the season with the 2nd position in the WSK Champions Cup, a win in the the 21st Winter Cup held at the South Garda Karting (Mini ROK category) and another 2nd overall in the WSK Super Master Series. After a short relationship with BirelArt, Francesco ended the season with Baby Race.

2017

debut in the OK Junior with team Novalux

2017 is the year of debut in the OK Junior with team Novalux (LenzoKart’s group). It has been a season full of ups and downs: he started well in the beginning of the year, but then a broken wrist and a few problems to his ribs have conditioned the rest of the racing program. Despite that, he won three races of the ACI Sport Italian Championship and finished 3rd overall. The CIK-FIA European Championship didn’t go as expected because of the injury, but, after moving with the team Fusion, the CIK-FIA World Championship was a good one: always in the top ten, an accident pushed him to the back of the field in the final, forcing him to settle for 26th overall. The problem to his ribs didn’t preclude him to grab 4th overall in the ROK Cup International Finals.

2018

a good start but without important results

For his second year in the OK Junior, Francesco wore the BirelART’s red suit, but after a good start of the year some physical problems affected the rest of the season, concluded without important results.

2019

KZ2 with Manetti Motorsport

After two seasons in OK Junior, in 2019 Francesco stepped up to KZ2 class with Manetti Motorsport to prepare the following season in Formula 4 with ADM Motorsport.

palmares

2013

  • 7th ACI Sport Italian Championship – Formula 60

2014

  • 1st Trofeo della Città di Viterbo – 60 Mini
  • 5th ROK Cup Italia – Mini ROK

2015

  • 3rd ACI Sport National Trophy – 60 Mini
  • 14th WSK Super Master Series – 60 Mini
  • 15th ACI Sport Italian Championship – 60 Mini
  • 5th ROK Cup International Finals – Mini ROK
  • 9th WSK Final Cup – 60 Mini

2016

  • 2nd WSK Champions Cup – 60 Mini
  • 1st 21st Winter Cup – Mini ROK
  • 2nd WSK Master Series – 60 Mini

2017

  • 3rd ACI Sport Italian Championship – OK Junior
  • 4th ROK Cup International Finals – Junior ROK
  • 26th – CIK-FIA World Championship – OK Junior

2018

  • 5th 23rd Winter Cup – OK Junior

2020

  • 1° FIA Formula 4 UAE