Robert Mikhailovich Shwartzman (Russian: Ро́берт Миха́йлович Шва́рцман, IPA: [ˈrobʲɪrt mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ ˈʂvartsmɐn]; born 16 September 1999), is a Russian racing driver who competed in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for 2020 and 2021 where he finished 4th and 2nd respectively. He is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, and the 2018 Toyota Racing Series and 2019 FIA Formula 3 champion.
Born in Israel and raised in Saint Petersburg, Shwartzman began karting in 2004 at the age of five. Throughout a seven-year career of karting professionally, he claimed karting titles across Europe (predominantly in Italy).
The following year, Shwartzman partook in the championship full-time with Mücke Motorsport, claiming two wins and finishing third in the standings behind the Prema Powerteam duo of Ralf Aron and Guanyu Zhou. He also partook in the inaugural ADAC Formula 4 championship, finishing fourth in the standings.
In 2016, Shwartzman moved to Formula Renault 2.0 with reigning series champions Josef Kaufmann Racing after testing with the team at Motorland Aragon. He claimed two victories in the Northern European Cup and finished sixth in the standings. In the Eurocup, Shwartzman finished eighth.
For 2017, Shwartzman stayed in Formula Renault 2.0, but decided to switch to the R-ace GP team. He lost thirteen points to his teammate Will Palmer and finished in the third place in the driver standings, but was able to win six races, having podium finish at all rounds excepting Red Bull Ring, and at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Shwartzman made his Toyota Racing Series debut during the 2018 off-season, competing for M2 Competition. He finished all fifteen races in the top-five and was the only driver in the season to do so. He won the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy and the series title, ahead of the M2 teammates Richard Verschoor and Marcus Armstrong, who have raced in the series in 2017.