Bruno Carneiro was involved in a season long battle with Joey Alders in the 2019 Asia Formula Renault Championship. Eventually he lost out to the Dutchman, but he still became vice-champion. We had a talk about his successful year and his 2020 plans.
By Floris Visman
Now 20-year old Bruno Carneiro started his single-seater career in 2015 in the United States in the NASA Utah Open Championship. The Brazilian won in and in the same year he debuted in Asia, in the Chinese F4 Championship with two races and a podium. The next year he did a full campaign and he was crowned the champion, winning eight times in fifteen races.
In 2017 he graduated to Japanese F3, where he had a tough time driving against guys like Sho Tsuboi, Alex Palou and Ritomo Miyata. He finished eleventh in the standings for Albirex Racing scoring a single point with sixth at Fuji. 2018 would prove to be a year with little racing for the Brazilian as he only took part in two Japanese F3 races for B-Max Racing, scoring two sixth places. He also dipped his toe in other waters by participating in and winning the NASA Utah 6 Hour Endurance Race.
In 2019 he signed with Asia Racing Team (ART) in Asia Formula Renault and that would prove to be a smart move. He battled BlackArts Racing Team driver Joey Alders hard and eventually lost out to the Dutchman. He did win two races and grabbed a further six podiums.
Previous editions of ‘Whatsapping with’
Callum Ilott (Formula 2)
Frederik Vesti (Formula 3)
Louis Deletraz (Formula 2)
Ukyo Sasahara (F3 Asia champion)
Ulysse de Pauw (British F3)
Jordan Dempsey (F3 Asia)
Isac Blomqvist (Formula Regional)
Lucca Allen (F4 SEA champion)
Xavier Lloveras (Formula Renault Eurocup)
Igor Fraga (Formula Regional)
Matteo Nannini (F4 UAE champion)
Alice Powell (W Series)
Elias Seppänen (F4 SEA)
Lorenzo Fluxa (Spanish F4)