My target is Formula One

I’m a 17-year-old racing driver from the Czech Republic and I’m on a mission to get to the top in motorsport.

Since I started racing as a seven-year-old, I’ve progressed through the karting ranks; winning races and championships in various categories.

In 2018, I graduated into formula car racing and immediately found success in the Italian F4 Championship. I won the Rookie Cup title with a round to spare and also secured P5 out of 34 drivers in the main points standings.

This season, I am driving in the relaunched Formula Renault Eurocup. This is another exciting step in my career and I am racing on some of the world’s most challenging and historic circuits – including Monaco and Silverstone in the UK.

I’m determined to push for more wins and show my talent as an ambitious driver!

Keep checking back for regular updates and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook!

The Champion of
Karting Cup 2012

The Vice-Champion of
Czech Republic 2013

The Italian F4 Championship
Rookie Cup 2018

The Champion of
Slovakia 2013

The Champion of
Moravian Cup 2013

Latest news / View all

Petr confirms Formula Renault return in 2020

Rising star Petr Ptacek will race in the Formula Renault Eurocup with the championship-winning R-ace GP squad during 2020. The Czech driver scored a pair of podium finishes in the competitive single-seater series last season and has been keen to put that experience to good use by returning to mount a title charge in 2020. […]

Petr seals P5 in Toyota Racing Series

Czech racing driver Petr Ptacek brought his 2020 Toyota Racing Series campaign to a positive conclusion in New Zealand this weekend, securing another podium and a further two point-scoring finishes across three races at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. The 17-year-old’s impressive form in the hotly-contested, five round single-seater series guaranteed a P5 finish (out of […]

Petr powers to a second podium at Pukekohe

Czech rising star Petr Ptáček proved his front-running pace again this weekend, collecting a second podium and two more top five results during Round Four of the New Zealand-based Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Pukekohe Park. After his first pole position and podium of the campaign at the preceding round at Hampton Downs, the 17-year-old […]

Pole, podium and points for pacy Petr

Young Czech racing star Petr Ptáček delivered the goods in Round Three ofthe Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park this weekend, claiming his first pole position and podium in the New Zealand-based single-seater series. After two events where his true pace was masked by issues beyond his control, the 17-year-old was able […]

Petr’s early pace goes unrewarded in Teretonga

Young Czech racing star Petr Ptáček experienced a challenging weekend at Round Two of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park, one that did not reflect his true pace. Petr finished two of the three races in the points, but his early lap times around the 2.57km circuit on New Zealand’s South Island earlier […]

Solid start to 2020 for Petr in New Zealand

Rising Czech star Petr Ptáček launched his 2020 racing campaign this weekend with a hat-trick of points finishes in the opening round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series.  The 17-year-old has returned to the New Zealand-based championship for a second successive year to keep his skills sharp after the winter break. Round one took place […]

Petr makes Toyota Racing Series return in New Zealand

Petr Ptacek will get his 2020 racing season underway in January after confirming he will travel to New Zealand to contest the five-round Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The highly-rated 17-year-old made his debut in the single-seater championship at the beginning of 2019 and will make a return in 2020 as he looks to get some […]


Petr Ptacek brought the curtain down on his rookie Formula Renault Eurocup season in Abu Dhabi on Saturday – before immediately turning his attention to vital 2020 preparation today (Sunday). The 17-year-old, a two-time podium finisher in the single-seater series, endured a challenging time at the Yas Marina season finale as handling issues prevented him […]

Unique Abu Dhabi racing finale awaits Petr

Rising star Petr Ptacek will bring his rookie Formula Renault Eurocup season to a close this weekend (24-26 October) as he tackles a pair of races at the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The Czech driver, who celebrated his 17th birthday last week, travels to the Middle East fresh from a pair of […]

Double points for Petr at rain-hit Hockenheim

Czech racing driver Petr Ptacek overcame challenging conditions to twice finish in the points during a rain-hit Formula Renault Eurocup event at Hockenheim this weekend. Inclement weather added extra drama as Petr raced at the home of the German Grand Prix for only the second time in his career, but the BhaiTech Racing driver continued […]

Pacey Petr charges to Eurocup podium in Spain

Rising Czech racing star Petr Ptáček achieved his best finish yet in the Formula Renault Eurocup by claiming second place overall at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend. The 16-year-old was on scintillating form around the Spanish circuit all weekend, qualifying strongly and fighting for podium places in both races.   “The weekend has been really strong,” […]

Petr chases Eurocup success in Spain

Petr Ptacek has vowed to build on the promise he showed during his last Formula Renault Eurocup outing by targeting more championship points at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend (27-29 September). For the eighth event of the 2019 season, competitors descend upon the 4.65km circuit, which has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix since 1991. BhaiTech […]

The story so far…

After taking his first steps in motorsport during 2010, a legacy of seven-year-old Petr Jr testing a rental kart at a local track in the Czech Republic, he recognises he needs more experience on 2011. He competes in multiple racing series and finishes P7 in the Moravian Championship. He also races in Italy and America, impressing many with his speed and maturity at the SKUSA Super Nationals in Las Vegas.

MČR 2011 / Bambini

Series standing 11. (Present only at one race out of 7)
Date Circuit Place
22.05.2011 Autodrom Hradiště Písek 8. – 6.

Moravský Pohár / Mini 60

Series standing 7. – 107 points
Date Circuit Place
01.05.2011 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 13. – 7. – DQ
05.06.2011 Bruck an der Leitha (A) 13. – 11. – 12.
26.06.2011 Autodrom Hradiště Písek 6. – 11. – 9.
14.08.2011 Autodrom Česká Lípa 13. – 8.
02.10.2011 Dunajská Streda Not Present

SKUSA SuperNationals XV (2011) / Tag Cadet

Date Circuit Place
16.11.2011 Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 0.85miles Qualifying: 13 in groupHeats: 23,26,12Final: 35.

WSK Final Cup / 60 Mini

Date Circuit Place
30.10.2011 Ortona Heats: 20,24,22Final: Not qualified

Finishes P5 in the Czech Championship with the Praga Kart Racing Team and also wins his first series title – the 2012 Karting Cup in the Czech Republic – after a number of strong performances in the Cadet class.

MČR 2012 / Cadet

Date Circuit Position
03.06.2012 Kartarena Ypsilonka Cheb 5. – 4.
01.07.2012 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 4. – 6.
12.08.2012 Autodrom Česká Lípa 5. – 2.
02.09.2012 Autodrom Hradiště Písek 4. – 5.
30.09.2012 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 4. – 4.
Series final 5.

2012 MG Tires SKUSA SuperNats XVI, TaG Cadet

Date Circuit Position
18.11.2012 Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 0.85miles Heats: 12. – 16. – 12. Final: 24.

WSK Final Cup / 60 Mini

Date Circuit Place
10.10.2012 International Circuit 7 Laghi Heats: 16, 15, 17 Prefinal: 26 Final: 30

Petr Jr wins the Karting Cup for a second successive season after dominating the series and winning 13 out of 18 heat races in the Mini 60 class. He also finishes P2 in the final Czech Championship points and becomes the Slovakian and Moravian Cup Champion after finishing inside the top-three at 17 races.

Karting Cup, Mini 60

Series Position 1. | 356 points
Date Circuit Position
21.04.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 1.1. – 9.
02.06.2013 Autodrom Česká Lípa 2.2.1.
30.06.2013 Autodrom Hradiště Písek 11. – 3.1.
04.08.2013 Bruck an der Leitha (A) 1.1.1.
15.09.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 1.1.1.
13.10.2013 Pro Kart Raceland 1.1.1.

MČR 2013 / Mini 60

Series position 2. | 199 points
Date Circuit Position
28.04.2013 Kartarena Ypsilonka Cheb 5. – 11.
12.05.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 2.3.
09.06.2013 Autodrom Česká Lípa 2.2.
07.07.2013 Autodrom Hradiště Písek 1.4.
25.08.2013 Autodrom Česká Lípa 2.2.
29.09.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 2.1.

Moravský pohár, Mini 60

Series position 1.
Date Circuit Position
07.04.2013 Trebatice Not present
05.05.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 3. – 4. – 2.
16.06.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 3.1. 1.
28.07.2013 Bruck an der Leitha (A) 1.2.2.
18.08.2013 Autodrom Česká Lípa 3.2.2.
01.09.2013 Trebatice 1.1.1.
22.09.2013 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto 2.1.3.
06.10.2013 Bruck an der Leitha (A) Not present

2013 SKUSA SuperNats XVII, TaG Cadet

Date Circuit Position
24.11.2013 Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 0.85miles Qualifying: 16. – 16.
Heats: 2. – 2. – 9. Final: 22.

WSK Master Series / Mini 60

Date Circuit Place
28.2.2013 International Circuit La Conca Qualifying: 31 Heats: 11. – 17. – 16. Prefinal: 28. Final: 29.

WSK Euro Series / 60 Mini

Date Circuit Place
28.2.2013 International Circuit La Conca Qualifying: 28 Heats: 23. – 20. – 24. Prefinal: 16. Final: 18.

Petr Jr flies across the Atlantic to gain international racing experience in the USA. He contests the Tag Junior SKUSA Supernational, Summernations, Springnationals and Florida Winter Tour series. A highlight is victory at a rain-soaked meeting in Lanchester. Petr Jr also races at selected events in the Czech Karting Cup, Czech Championship and Czech Auto Club Trophy – finishing P5, P2 and P4 respectively.

MČR 2014 / KF Junior

Series standing 5.2.
Date Circuit Place
04.05.2014 Kartarena Cheb Not present
25.05.2014 Autodrom Česká Lípa Heats: 2, 3 Superfinal: 1
22.06.2014 Autodrom Hradiště Písek Heats: 2, 1 Superfinal: 2
03.08.2014 Autodrom Česká Lípa Not present
07.09.2014 Kartarena Cheb Heats: 1, 1 Superfinal: 1
28.09.2014 Autodrom Vysoké Mýto Heats: 1, 1 Superfinal: 1

Karting Cup / KF3

Series standing 4.
Date Circuit Place
27.4.2014 Kartarena Cheb Not present
18.5.2014 Autodrom Česká Lípa 3, 4, 2
15.6.2014 Autodrom Hradiště Písek 1, 1, 1
27.7.2014 Autodrom Česká Lípa Not present
31.8.2014 Kartarena Cheb 2, 7, 5
19.10.2014 Kartarena Cheb 1, 3, 1


Series standing …
Date Circuit Place
03.5.2014 Dallas Karting Complex Qualifying: 13 Heats: 10,18 Final: 12
04.5.2014 Dallas Karting Complex Qualifying: 6 Heats: 15,5 Final: 6
02.08.2014 Modesto Grand Prix Qualifying: 7 Heats: 4,5 Final: 7
04.08.2014 Modesto Grand Prix Qualifying: 11 Heats: 22 Final: 11
22.11.2014 Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 0.85miles Qualifying: 26 (60 overall) Heats: 11,17,17 Final: 20

Florida Wintertour / Tag Junior

Series standing 14. | 100 points
Date Circuit Place
11.01.2014 Homestead 0.7miles Qualifying: 15 Heats: 17,13 Final: 13
12.01.2014 Homestead 0.7miles Qualifying: 26 Heats: 10,21 Final: 9
8.2.2014 Ocala Grand Prix 0.52mile Qualifying: 19 Heats: 13,11 Final: 11
9.2.2014 Ocala Grand Prix 0.52mile Qualifying: 17 Heats: 10,8 Final: 19
15.3.2014 Orlando 0.6995miles Qualifying: 22 Heats: 14,16 Final: 12
16.03.2014 Orlando 0.6995miles Qualifying: 13 Heats: 11,9 Final: 13

Petr Jr steps up to the ultra-competitive KF Junior class for the first time at international level and continues his learning as he races in the World and European championships, as well as selected events in Italy and America. He impresses with his speed of learning in a new category, as well as his race craft and determination.

CIK-FIA World Championship / KF Junior

Series standing –
Date Circuit Place
26.9.15 La Conca, ITA Q: 44, QH: 27, PF: 23 F: –

CIK-FIA European Championship / KF Junior

Series standing P32
Date Circuit Place

SKUSA Supernationals

Series standing –
Date Circuit Place
18.11.15 Las Vegas, USA Q: 59, H: 25, F: DNF

Winter Cup / KF Junior

Series standing 22
Date Circuit Place
22.2.15 Lonato, ITA QG: 3, Q: 15, QH: 18, PF: 28, F: 22

Trofeo Andrea Margutti / KF Junior

Series standing 12
Date Circuit Place
29.3.15 Lonato, ITA QG: 7, Q: 19, QH: 10, PF: 11, F: 12

Trofeo delle Industrie / KF Junior

Series standing 18
Date Circuit Place
25.10.15 Lonato, ITA QG: 10, Q: 19, QH: 22, PF: 22, F: 18

WSK Champions Cup / KF Junior

Event result 36
Date Circuit Place

WSK Super Master Round

Event result 51
Date Circuit Place

WSK Final Cup

Event result 29
Date Circuit Place

A broken elbow, suffered during a hockey match at school, curtails Petr Jr’s racing activities. He manages to finish P19 in the CIK-FIA OK Junior World Championship and also contests the European Championship. He is placed P6 in the German Junior Kart Championship and also wins other races in Italy and Germany.

CIK-FIA World Championship / OK Junior

Series standing 19
Date Circuit Place
19.11.16 Bahrain, BHA Q: 61, QH: 50, PF: 17 F: 19

CIK-FIA European Championship / OK Junior

Series standing 45
Date Circuit Place
15.5.16 Zuera, ESP QH: 0, QH: 1, F: 0
5.6.16 Adria, ITA QH: 0, QH: 0, F: –
26.6.16 Portimao, POR QH: 0, PF: 3, F: 1
31.7.16 Genk, BEL QH: 0, PF: 0, F: –

German Junior Kart Championship / OK Junior

Series standing 6
Date Circuit Place
1.5.16 Wakersdorf, GER Q: 2, H: 7, R1: 11, R2: 16
12.6.1 Ampfing, GER Q: -, H: 5, R1: 20, R2: 11
17.7.16 Genk, BEL unable to race
11.9.16 Oschersleben, GER Q: -, H: -, R1: 4, R2: 7
25.9.16 Kerpen, GER Q: -, H: 3, R1: 3, R2: 3

Winter Cup / OK Junior

Series standing 11
Date Circuit Place
21.2.16 Lonato, ITA QG: 2, Q: 5, QH: 16, PF: 6, F: 11

WSK Champions Cup / OK Junio

Event result 26
Date Circuit Place
7.2.16 Adria, ITA QG: 1, Q: 8, QH: 21, PF: 6, F: 26

Rnd 4 WSK Super Master / OK Junior

Event result 20
Date Circuit Place
22.5.16 Adria, ITA QG: 8, Q: 15, QH: 26, PF: 11, F: 20

Rnd 4 ADAC Masters / OK Junior

Event result 1
Date Circuit Place
6.8.16 Oschersleben, GER Q: 20, R1: 1, R2: 1

The 2017 season was the year that Petr Jr graduated to karting’s top gearbox category, KZ2, to test his skills against some of the most experienced drivers in the world.

Despite often conceding more than 10 years of racing experience to his rivals, Petr embraced the challenge with determination and maturity as he raced in Italy and Germany as well as contesting the CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship and the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup event.

Petr delivered a string of impressive performances during a tough KZ2 season, the highlight of which came at Wackersdorf’s International Super Cup meeting in Germany where he finished P20 out of 113 world-class KZ2 drivers.

WSK Kart Master Series KZ2

Date Circuit Place
02.02.17 Adria, Italy QG: 16, Q: 31, QH: 33, PF: 24, F: –
04.03.17 Castelletto, Italy QG: 10, Q: 19, QH: 36, PF: 19, F: –
17.03.17 La Conca, Italy QG: 11, Q: 22, QH: 26, PF: 15, F: 34
08.04.17 Sarno, Italy QG: 21, Q: 41, QH: 46, PF: 17, F: 26

Winter Cup KZ2

Date Circuit Place
18.02.17 Lonato, Italy  QG: 13, Q: 28, QH: 67, PF: P32, F: –

Trofeo di Primavera KZ2

Date Circuit Place
26.02.17 Lonato, Italy  QG: 8, Q: 11, QH: 20, F: 10
12.03.17 Lonato, Italy  QG: 4, Q: 6, QH: 7, F: 4

Margutti Trophy

Date Circuit Place
25.03.17 Lonato, Italy  QG: 17, Q: 26, QH: 30, R: 16 F: –

Trophy Weissblau KZ2

Date Circuit Place
22.04.17 Wackersdorf, GER  F: 8
21.05.17 Ampfing, GER  F: 1

Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft (DKM) KZ2

Date Circuit Place
06.05.17 Ampfing, GER  QG: 12, Q: 23, QH: 16, R1: 34, R2: 22
27.05.17 Kerpen, GER  QG: 9, Q: 20, QH: 28, R1: 20, R2: 13
08.07.17 Wackersdorf, GER  QG: 22, Q: 42, QH: 34, R1: 22, R2: 26
26.08.17 Wackersdorf, GER  QG: 12, Q: 29, QH: 26, R1: 32, R2: 23
07.10.17 Lonato, GER

CIK-FIA European Championship KZ2

Date Circuit Place
13.05.17 Genk, BEL  QG: 16, Q: 37, QH: 41, F: –
10.06.17 Alonso, ESP
01.07.17 Le Mans, FRA  QG: 16, Q: 47, QH: 31, F: 27
22.07.17 Alaharma, FIN
29.07.17 Kristianstad, SWE  QG: 14, Q: 35, QH: 27, F: 22

CIK-FIA World Championship KZ2

Date Circuit Place
09.09.17 Wackersdorf, GER  QG: 5, Q: 13, QH: 20, F: 20

Trofeo delle Industrie KZ2

Date Circuit Place
28.10.17 Lonato

WSK Final Cup KZ2

Date Circuit Place
11.11.17 Adria, ITA

The 2018 season brought an eagerly-anticipated switch to formula racing, as Petr tackled the Italian F4 Championship with BhaiTech Racing. It was a season to remember.

Despite his age and lack of experience outside of karts, Petr was one of the stars of the season as he quickly adjusted to his Abarth-powered car and showed his sublime racecraft across Italy and Europe.
Petr’s pre-season target of success in the series’ Rookie Cup quickly became a reality as he raced to 11 rookie wins, six podiums and four fastest laps. He was so dominant in the category that he won the Rookie title with a round – and three races – to spare.

Petr’s form across the 2018 season also brought him a P5 finish in the main series standings – an impressive achievement against 34 other drivers.

Italian F4 Championship

Date Circuit Place
20-22 April Adria, Italy Q1: 9, Q2: 13, Q3: 11, R1: 10 (P2 Rookie), R2: 8 (P2 Rookie), R3: 17 (P8 Rookie)
11-13 May Paul Ricard, Italy Q1: 8, Q2: 6, Q3: 3, R1: 4 (P1 Rookie), R2: 13 (P3 Rookie), R3: 7 (P2 Rookie)
1-3 June Monza, Italy Q1: 3, Q2: 8, Q3: 7, R1: DNF, R2: 6 (P1 Rookie), R3: 4 (P1 Rookie)
15-17 June Misano, Italy Q1: 2, Q2: 4, Q3: 4, R1: 2 (P1 Rookie), R2: 2 (P1 Rookie), R3: 3 (P1 Rookie)
27-29 July Imola, Italy Q1: 7, Q2: 5, Q3: 5, R1: 5 (P1 Rookie), R2: 5 (P1 Rookie), R3: 3 (P1 Rookie)
14-16 September Vallelunga, Italy Q1: 3, Q2: 2, Q3: 2, R1: DNF, R2: 3 (P1 Rookie), R3: 2 (P1 Rookie)
26-28 October Mugello, Italy Q1: 11, Q2: 15, Q3: 12, R1: 6 (P2 Rookie), R2: DNF, R3: 4 (P2 Rookie)

Spanish F4 Championship

Date Circuit Place
19-20 May Aragon, Spain Q1: -, Q2: -, Q3: -, R1: 6, R2: 5, R3: 7
23-24 June Valencia, Spain Q1: 2, Q2: 1, Q3: 2, R1: DNF, R2: 2, R3: 1


Date Circuit Place
21-23 September Hockenheim, Germany Q1: -, Q2: -, Q3: -, R1: 6, R2: 5, R3: 7


Petr is proud to work with the following partners who are playing a leading role in helping to deliver his results both on and off the track:

IS Brescia
Dita Eyewear
Most Autodrom