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Nicolas Giaffone (R)

#1 DEForce Racing


Birthdate: October 6, 2004
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Website: nicolasgiaffone.com
Instagram: @nicolasgiaffone




USF Pro Championships / OMNI

Nationality: Brazilian, Luxembourgish

Languages spoken: Portuguese, English

Height/weight: 5'8" / 145 lbs.

Education: High School Student

Hobbies: Gym, water sports, snowboarding, piano and basketball

Favorite sports to watch: Soccer (Palmeiras)

Favorite sports to play: Basketball

Interesting note about me: I am learning French

Charities: I help a karting school in Brazil for those who can't afford to pay 

Bucket list items: Nike Alphafly 3 running shoes

Favorite food: Steak 

Guilty food pleasure: Chocolate

Best meal I can cook by myself: Pasta with any sauce

Person I would most like to meet: Novak Djokovic

Racing goal: To reach the NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Racing hero: Scott Dixon 

Career results:


  • Claimed the USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires Champion and Rookie of the Year titles in a dominant season which included six wins, five poles and 11 podium finishes in 16 races

  • Set 10 new track qualifying and race records

  • Led the series in fastest race laps at eight, top-five finishes at 12, laps led at 96 and races led at nine

  • Earned a Discount Tire Career Enhancement Scholarship valued at $263,700 to progress to USF2000 in 2024


  • Placed fifth in the F4 Brazilian Championship with three wins and three additional podium finishes


  • First year in Rotax DD2 karting


  • Finished second in the Brazilian State Karting Championship 


  • Finished second in the Brazilian State Karting Championship and won the Rookie championship


  • Won the South American Karting Championship

  • Finished second in the Brazilian Championship and claimed top Rookie honors


  • Finished second in the State Karting Championship 


  • Finished third in the Brazilian Karting Championship


  • Began racing karts.