Thanks to some concept art we received for some upcoming merchandise featuring the stars of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, we now get a pretty good look at the Italian F1 racer known as Francesco Bernoulli. Unfortunately not too much is known about Francesco at this time, but it’s apparent with the merchandising push that he’ll be playing enough of a key role / rival when it comes to racing against Lightning McQueen in the World Grand Prix.
If Francesco looks familiar, you may have caught glimpses of him in the past. He first appeared in the Mt. Fuji concept art released for the film and later made a few quick appearances in the movie’s first trailer.
Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 will be released in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2011 in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.