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René Binder (born 1 January 1992) is an Austrian racing driver. He is the nephew of former Formula One driver Hans Binder, and his father, Franz, was also a racing driver.[1]

René Binder
NationalityAustria Austrian
Born (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27)
Innsbruck, Austria
GP2 Series career
Debut season2012
Former teamsVenezuela GP Lazarus, Arden International, Trident, MP Motorsport, ART Grand Prix, Carlin
Starts72
Championships0
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish22nd in 2015
Previous series
2015
20102012
2011
2009
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
ATS Formel 3 Cup
FIA Formula Two Championship
ADAC Formel Masters

Contents

CareerEdit

Binder was born in Innsbruck. He began his racing career in karting in 2002, remaining in the category until 2008.[2] During this time, he finished third in the German Junior Kart Championship in 2007 and was runner-up in the German Challenger Kart Championship in 2008. In 2009 he began his formula racing career by competing in the ADAC Formel Masters series for the Abt Sportsline team. Whilst his teammate Daniel Abt won the championship, Binder finished the season in seventh position with three podium finishes. Binder then moved up to the German Formula Three Championship: in 2010, he drove for Motopark Academy and finished in twelfth place in the championship, with a best result of third position; 2011 saw him move to the Jo Zeller Racing team,[3] for whom he improved to eighth place despite missing a round of the championship; and for the 2012 season he is driving for the Van Amersfoort Racing team. In 2011 he also competed in one round of the FIA Formula Two Championship, held at the Austrian Red Bull Ring.

 
Binder driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Binder made his GP2 Series début in the tenth round of the 2012 season, held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He replaced Giancarlo Serenelli in the Lazarus team, where he partnered Sergio Canamasas.[4] He did not score any championship points.

For the 2015 season, he will partner Ferrari Academy driver Raffaele Marciello at Trident Racing.

In 2018, he signed a contract with Juncos Racing to run the no. 32 car in 6 races of the 2018 IndyCar Series.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 ADAC Formel Masters Team Abt Sportsline 16 0 0 1 3 90 7th
2010 ATS Formel 3 Cup Motopark Academy 18 0 0 0 1 12 12th
2011 ATS Formel 3 Cup Jo Zeller Racing 16 0 0 0 1 26 8th
FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 2 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2012 ATS Formel 3 Cup Van Amersfoort Racing 27 3 0 1 7 191 6th
GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 6 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2013 GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 21 0 0 0 0 11 23rd
2014 GP2 Series Arden International 22 0 0 0 0 3 25th
2015 GP2 Series Trident 12 0 0 0 0 2 22nd
MP Motorsport 7 0 0 0 0
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Pons Racing 2 0 0 0 0 4 22nd
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series Lotus 18 0 0 0 5 161 7th
GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 2 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
Carlin 2 0 0 0 0
2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 Lotus 18 4 2 2 5 201 4th
FIA Formula 2 Championship Rapax 2 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2018 IndyCar Series Juncos Racing 6 0 0 0 0 61 28th
2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship ByKolles Racing Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Juncos Racing 3 0 0 0 0 67 18th*
European Le Mans Series Panis Barthez Competition 3 0 0 0 0 3.5 19th*
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

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

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2011 SIL
1
SIL
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
RBR
1

16
RBR
2

13
MON
1
MON
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
28th 0

Complete GP2 Series 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 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2012 Venezuela GP Lazarus SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
BHR2
FEA
BHR2
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA

19
SPA
SPR

17
MNZ
FEA

17
MNZ
SPR

13
MRN
FEA

Ret
MRN
SPR

Ret
31st 0
2013 Venezuela GP Lazarus SEP
FEA

11
SEP
SPR

8
BHR
FEA

18
BHR
SPR

25
CAT
FEA

20
CAT
SPR

19
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

6
SIL
FEA

16
SIL
SPR

13
NÜR
FEA

20
NÜR
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

22
HUN
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

DNS
SPA
SPR

20
MNZ
FEA

16
MNZ
SPR

14
MRN
FEA

18
MRN
SPR

9
YMC
FEA

15
YMC
SPR

16
23rd 11
2014 Arden International BHR
FEA

9
BHR
SPR

8
CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

20
RBR
FEA

12
RBR
SPR

12
SIL
FEA

24
SIL
SPR

19
HOC
FEA

11
HOC
SPR

22
HUN
FEA

20
HUN
SPR

14
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

23
MNZ
FEA

20
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

23
SOC
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

23
25th 3
2015 Trident BHR
FEA

17
BHR
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

22
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

16
RBR
FEA

17
RBR
SPR

14
SIL
FEA

17
SIL
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

23
HUN
SPR

24
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
22nd 2
MP Motorsport MNZ
FEA

10
MNZ
SPR

8
SOC
FEA

16
SOC
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

20
BHR
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

14
YMC
SPR

C
2016 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA

16
RBR
SPR

15
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
23rd 0
Carlin HOC
FEA

13
HOC
SPR

15
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR

Complete World Series Formula V8 3.5 resultsEdit

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2015 Pons Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

8
BUG
1
BUG
2
JER
1
JER
2
22nd 4
2016 Lotus ALC
1

4
ALC
2

3
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

7
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

6
LEC
1

3
LEC
2

5
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

2
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

12
MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

2
JER
1

5
JER
2

7
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

6
7th 161
2017 Lotus SIL
1

5
SIL
2

4
SPA
1

6
SPA
2

2
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
JER
1

4
JER
2

5
ALC
1

5
ALC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

9
MEX
1

6
MEX
2

Ret
COA
1

1
COA
2

10
BHR
1

9
BHR
2

1
4th 201

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship 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 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2017 Rapax BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
JER
FEA

15
JER
SPR

17
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
28th 0

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

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

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Juncos Racing Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP
22
PHX LBH ALA
16
IMS INDY DET
21
DET
22
TXS ROA IOW TOR
17
MDO
21
POC GTW POR SNM 28th 61

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018–19 ByKolles Racing Team LMP1 ENSO CLM P1/01 Nismo VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6 SPA LMS SIL
Ret
FUJ SHA SEB SPA LMS NC 0

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2019 Juncos Racing DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
8
SEB
10
LBH MDO DET WGL
8
MOS ELK
LGA
PET
18th* 67*

* Season still in progress.

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2019 Panis Barthez Competition LMP2 Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
10
MNZ
9
CAT
15
SIL
SPA
ALG
19th* 3.5*

* Season still in progress.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2019   Panis Barthez Competition   Julien Canal
  Will Stevens
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 362 13th 8th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ About (rene-binder.com; Retrieved 25 April 2011)
  2. ^ Rene Binder (formel3.de; Retrieved 25 April 2011)
  3. ^ Wunschkandidat bei Zeller Racing (Motorsport-xl.de; 26 March 2011)
  4. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2012-08-31). "Rene Binder replaces Giancarlo Serenelli at Lazarus GP2 team". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2012-08-31.

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