Andrea was born in Bologna, Italy, in 2006 and caught the racing bug from the tender age of nine. He was soon taking titles behind the wheel of a go-kart, having started competing in 2014.
In 2015, he claimed the championship in the Easykart Easy 60 class and backed that up with third place in the Trofeo Industrie 60 Mini category in the following season. After that, he quickly progressed to WSK Super Master Series 60 Mini in 2017, again placing third.
2018 proved to be a big season for Andrea, as he won the WSK Champions Cup 60 Mini category, driving for Energy Corse. He also competed in various other karting competitions, finishing second in the Italian Championship in the 60 Mini class, fifth in the WSK Final Cup and winning the 23° South Garda Winter Cup in the Mini ROK class.
He was officially announced as a member of our Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport junior team in April 2019, at the age of 12, but Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal, had been keeping a close eye on Andrea’s progress for some time.
Andrea stepped up to the OKJ class for the 2019 season, racing for the Rosberg Racing Academy, and won the WSK Euro Series in that class, alongside taking victory in the WSK Super Master Series, the 24° South Garda Winter Cup and claiming the runner-up spot on the FIA Karting European Championship (OKJ).