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ReneCareer, History, Objectives, Family, Passion

Born in the Olympic City of Innsbruck, Austria, Rene Binder was the last race winner of the former Renault World Series, one of the most successful F1 feeder series’. After a partial season program in the Verizon IndyCar Series the 27 year old is now aiming for glory in the highest leagues of Endurance Racing.







His grandfather was an Austrian rally champion, his uncle a Formula 1 driver in the thrilling 1970s and his father no less a figure than champion in the German Formula 3 Trophy. Indeed you could say that a passion for racing runs in Rene’s blood.

But there is a second passion the Binder family shares: It’s the passion for timber wood. What began fifty years ago, initially in the timber trade, has meanwhile grown to a leading European company for solid wood products and innovative building solutions.

Born: 1st January 1992
Home town: Uderns, Austria
Education: Engineer and graduate of Wood Technology College Kuchl
Languages: German, English, Italian
Hobbies: Karting, skiing, hiking
Favourite tracks: Toronto, Monaco, Spa
Favourite driver: Michael Schumacher

Binder Junior first made a name for himself as a motor racing driver when he finished second in the German Junior Kart Championship. After competing for just one year in the Formel ADAC, he moved up to contest the German Formula 3 where he secured several podiums and won three races. His greatest, most notable triumph in the series was his success in the rain-hit race at Spa Francorchamps in 2012.

In his debut season in GP2, Rene booked a respectable sixth and seventh place at Monte Carlo. Thanks in particular to his ability to nurse tyres, the young Tyrolean from the Zillertal produced impressive results with the underfunded Lazarus outfit. Two tough years then followed before he made his big breakthrough in the World Series Formula V8 with four wins and ten podiums. After switching to the US IndyCar series, the ambitious Austrian driver answered the call of endurance racing and set himself fresh goals: “Some day, I would like to finish on the top rung of the podium in one of the great endurance classics at Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona or Road Atlanta.”

career highlights

2019 IMSA / ELMS / 24H Le Mans
P8 in Le Mans, Daytona and Watkins Glen, P7 in Spa and Portimao
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series
6 Grand Prix events – P16 in Barber, P17 in Toronto
2017 World Series Formula V8
4 wins, 5 podiums, 2 pole positions – 4th overall
2016 World Series Formula V8
5 podiums – 7th overall
2015 GP2 Series
P8 in Monza
2014 GP2 Series
P8/P9 in Bahrain
2013 GP2 Series
P6/P7 in Monte Carlo, P8 in Sepang
2012 German Formula 3
3 wins, 7 podiums – 6th overall
2011 German Formula 3
1 podium
2010 German Formula 3
1 podium
2009 ADAC Formula Masters
3 podiums
2008 German Junior Kart Championship
multiple podiums – 2nd overall


TeamTeam Spirit, Objectives, Community

Over the last 10 years the Inter Europol Competition team has run different cars in different championships. In 2020 the team will again participate in the European Le Mans Series; this year with two LMP2 and two LMP3. In the Ultimate Cup Series, we will run one LMP3 and one (or two) FR2.0.

In 2010 Inter Europol became the main sponsor. Inter Europol is a Polish bakery situated near Warsaw (Poland) which delivers bread and bread related products to over 30 countries worldwide. Their customers are airlines, hotels, fuel stations, etc. The chance that you ate their bread at one time or another is very likely.

The colours green and yellow on the car are those of Inter Europol and are inspired by lush green fields and the sun.

For more information visit: intereuropolcompetition.eu/en/


SeriesSeries, Dates

European Le Mans Series


With a top-class field of entrants, the European Le Mans Series has managed to become established as the strongest prototype class in European endurance racing. Races in the series are held at six famous circuits and the winners decided over four hours.

In his first season, Rene went hunting for points with Panis Barthez Compétition, the team managed by former French F1 driver, Olivier Panis. Finishing eighth, he made a successful debut in the famous 24-hour race at Le Mans and hopes to make the event his top priority again in 2020.


ELMS & 24H Le Mans 2020

Official Test Le Castellet

4H Le Castellet

4H Spa-Francorchamps

4H Barcelona

24H Le Mans

4H Monza

4H Portimao



Car specsBolder. Safer. Even more thrilling

European Le Mans Series
Ligier JS P217
Engine: Gibson GK428, 600 hp
4200 ccm V8
Gearbox: Hewland, Six-speed, sequential


PhotosImpressions, Races, Victories