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Joël Camathias (born 9 February 1981) is a Swiss race car driver born in Lugano. In 2001 he raced in the International Formula 3000 championship and in 2002 in the European F3000 series. In 2003 he made 7 starts in the American Champ Car series for Dale Coyne Racing, his best finish a 9th in his debut at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Having previously driven sports cars part-time, he then returned to Europe to drive in the Le Mans Series in 2004 and the FIA GT Championship in 2005 and 2006. He also won the GT2 Class of the 2006 Le Mans Series season with Marc Lieb driving a Porsche 911 for Autorlando Sport.

Joël is the great-nephew of the late Florian Camathias, a solo motorcycle and sidecar racer, and his father Romeo was a car racer.[1]

Contents

Racing recordEdit

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2001 KTR INT
5
IMO
15
CAT
18
A1R
Ret
MON
Ret
NUR
18
MAG
17
SIL
17
HOC
9
HUN
13
SPA
15
MNZ
15
17th 2

Complete CART resultsEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2003 Dale Coyne Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE V8t STP
9
MTY
11
LBH
14
BRH
13
LAU
16
MIL
15
LS
13
POR CLE TOR VAN ROA MDO MTL DEN MIA MXC SRF FON 22nd 6

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012   JWA-Avila   Paul Daniels
  Markus Palttala
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Am
290 33rd 8th
2016   KCMG   Wolf Henzler
  Christian Ried
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Am
300 41st 10th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Family (connections) Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2015-12-13

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michele Bartyan
International GT Open champion
2007
with Richard Lietz
Succeeded by
Andrea Montermini
Michele Maceratesi
Preceded by
Andrea Montermini
Michele Maceratesi
International GT Open champion
2009
with Marcel Fässler
Succeeded by
Álvaro Barba
Pierre Kaffer