H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique

Francesco Cantando - 24

TEAM: Blaze Performance Team
HULL: Blaze Performance
COUNTRY: Italy
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Milano (ITA)
DATE OF BIRTH: 25/12/1974
PLACE OF BIRTH: Milano (ITA)
HEIGHT: 180 CM
WEIGHT: 80 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 – Moliterno Roberto
2 – Santambrogio Enrico
3 – Chizzini Tarcisio
4 – Marina Gioco (radiowoman)

GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 168
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 0
CAREER PODIUMS: 42
CAREER POINTS: 923
PROFILE

FRANCESCO CANTANDO is a seasoned campaigner who currently has the second highest points tally in the series’ history with 919.5 since making his debut in Wuxi, China in 1996.

In his 20 year 168 Grand Prix career the charismatic Italian has come agonisingly close to lifting the world title twice, missing out by two points in 2000 and by three in 2001, also taking the runners-up slot in 2004. He has won 12 Grand Prix, reached a further 40 podiums and started from pole position four times.

From competing in and winning the Italian A1 Championship in 1991, then lifting European and World titles in T400 in 1995, his breakthrough in F1H2O came in 2000, taking his first win in Poznan, Poland and first Pole Position in Sharjah as he challenged for the title.

WIN: 12 / 2ND: 19 / 3RD: 11 / POLE POSITION: 4 / BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 2
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 168 / RACE STARTS: 164
DEBUT: 1996

CAREER INFOS

2016 - 19th F1H2O World Championship
2015 - 13th F1H2O World Championship
2014 - 5th F1H2O World Championship
2013 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
2012 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2011 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2010 - 5th F1H2O World Championship
2009 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2008 - 11th F1H2O World Championship
2007 - 11th F1H2O World Championship
2006 - 17th F1H2O World Championship
2005 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2004 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2003 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2002 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2001 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2000 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
1999 - 14th F1H2O World Championship
1998 - 5th F1H2O World Championship and 3rd F1 European Championship
1997 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
1995 - 3rd European Championship F4 and 4th Italian Championship S850
1994 - European Champion T400 and 1st European Cup T850
1994 - 3rd European Championship F4
1993 - World & European Champion T400
1993 - 2nd Italian Championship and 3rd World Championship PHR 500
1992 - 3rd World Championship T400
1992 - 3rd European Championship T400
1992 - 1st Italian Championship A1

DRIVER GALLERY
DRIVER NEWS
October 1, 2016
PASSION FUELING AND DRIVING CANTANDO ON
Saturday, 1 October, LIUZHOU (China): Francesco Cantando is a proven winner and one of the most experienced and successful drivers in the UIM F1H2O World Championship, but is the first to concede ...
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