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ReneCareer, History, Objectives, Family, Passion

His grandfather was an Austrian rally champion, his uncle was the first Tyrolean to compete in Formula 1 and his father no less a figure than champion in the German Formula 3 Trophy. So you could say that a passion for racing runs in Rene’s blood.

The 26-year-old Austrian is the last race winner of the former World Series, one of the most successful feeder series of Formula 1.






Prior to entering the feeder series for Formula 1, the former German Kart Championship runner-up won three races in the German Formula 3 Championship, including an especially impressive victory in rainy conditions at Spa ahead of Tom Blomqvist who now drives for BMW in the DTM.

In his first GP2 season too, Binder caught the eye with some top results, for example P6 and P7 in the prestigious Auto Roulette of Monte Carlo. After valiantly losing out in the 2014 and 2015 campaigns of the official F1 junior series, Rene was persuaded to make a guest appearance in the Renault World Series. The result was a highly creditable eighth place at the Nürburgring, secured under exceptionally difficult weather conditions.

Rene Binder: “I have a score to settle with GP2, because as a rookie driving for a small Italian team, I produced some promising performances which I was unable to capitalise on to any extent. My objective is the new FIA Formula 2, but along the way, I’d like to top up my motivation again by succeeding with one of the really top teams in Formula V8 3.5 (formerly known as the World Series).”

Name: Rene Binder
Born: 1st January 1992
Home town: Fügen (Tyrol)
Education: Graduate of Holztechnikum Kuchl and budding engineer
Languages: German, English, Italian
Hobbies: Karting, skiing (especially in the beautiful Zillertal)
Favourite tracks: Monaco, Singapur and Spa
Favourite food: Pasta Vongole or a juicy steak
Dream holiday destination: Sardinia
Favourite car: VW Golf R

The smell of fresh timber and of highly combustible racing fuel: the passions and purposes of the family who run their own Zillertal-based business could not be more contrasting. Having grown up in relative poverty, Franz Binder Snr purchased a sawmill in 1957. Shortly thereafter, he discovered his love for fast cars and motorcycles.

While the family firm in Fügen slowly but steadily developed into a major enterprise, Franz Binder’s son Hans was making a career for himself in Formula 1, contesting 13 Grand Prix races between 1975 and 1977.

This passion was also shared by Binder’s middle son Reinhard and youngest son Franz Jnr, who enjoyed some success in Formula 3 and the Porsche Supercup, and it has now been passed on to the third generation with Rene as the standard bearer.

Rene’s grandfather, who died in 2013 at the age of 90, came out with a memorable quote 50 years ago, which is just as true today as it was then:

“If you go racing on the weekend, make sure you turn up for work on Monday hale and hearty.” And so it is a matter of course for Rene that, even after landing at Munich airport after a long flight, he will make his way directly to the company offices.

This Tyrolean family-run company is a European market leader in terms of advanced technology and production methods.

More about Binderholz: www.binderholz.com


TeamTeam Spirit, Objectives, Community

Juncos Racing was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked his way up to becoming one of the most successful team principals in North American junior racing. In 2015 Juncos Racing won both the Indy Lights by Cooper Tyres Series and the Mazda road to Indy Series.

On top of of that last year the Argentinian native and his team celebrated a respectful debute at the 101st Indy 500 to finish 15th and 18th.

More information: www.juncosracing.com


Verizon IndyCar SeriesSeries, Dates

Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, the Verizon IndyCar Series offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports. The top point scorer is crowned the series champion and receives a $1 million bonus.

Founded in 1994, INDYCAR serves as the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series.

These stars drive single-seat, open-cockpit cars that feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with a maximum of 750 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The consumer-relevant engines, which are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize Sunoco E85R fuel.

ABC and NBCSN provide comprehensive live, high-definition television coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series in the United States, while ESPN International oversees race coverage to 212 countries. The TV telecasts are complemented by the Advanced Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network for each event, which includes Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the American Forces Radio Network.


The speed

The Verizon IndyCar Series races faster and closer than any other form of motorsports.

96 races with a margin of victory less than one second.

The fastest race in Verizon IndyCar Series history was in 2003 at California Speedway with an average speed of 207.151 mph.

There have been eight races with a margin of less than one-tenth of a second between its 1-2-3 finishers.

Thirty-one tracks and 46 drivers have been involved in the 96 races with a margin of victory less than one second.

Verizon IndyCar Series cars reach speeds up to 235 mph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dates 2018

March 11 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
April 22 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
June 2/3 Detroit Grand Prix, TBA
July 15 Honda Indy Toronto
July 29 Honda Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
September 17 Grand Prix of Sonoma, TBA


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