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Carlos Cunha

#1 Juncos Racing


Birthdate: August 11, 1999
Hometown: Campinas, Brazil
Residence: Campinas, Brazil
Twitter: @ccunha_f
Instagram: @CarlosCunhaFilho54
Team Website: JuncosRacing.com





Nationality: Brazilian

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English

Height/weight: 5’8” / 155 lbs.

Education: High school senior

Current sports played: Tennis, squash

Hobbies: Cars, boats, scuba diving, movies and all kinds of music – but especially Brazilian and classical

Racing goal: To become a Verizon IndyCar Series champion and win the Indianapolis 500

Racing hero: Michael Schumacher

My fitness routine includes: Running, weight-lifting and interval training

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I always pray before getting in the car

The one talent I wish I had: I wish I could play the piano. I will learn!

An interesting note about me: I have a great relationship with my Dad.

Career results:


  • Finished third in his rookie Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with a late-season surge that saw him earn podium finishes in the final five races for a total of six podiums
  • Claimed a season-high finish of second in the finale at Watkins Glen and one pole at Mid-Ohio
  • Finished fourth or better in 10 of the 12 rounds
  • Earned an Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires test for finishing in the top three in the season standings


  • Finished fifth in the Brazilian F3 Championship with one win, one second and four third-place finishes from eight starts... also took part in some EuroFormula Open tests in Europe.


  • Finished third in the Brazilian F3 Championship with four seconds and two third-place finishes.


  • Raced karts in Brazil, beginning in 2010 and then taking a two-year hiatus to concentrate on his schooling before returning to compete during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.