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.
Born in the Olympic City of Innsbruck, Austria, Rene Binder is the last race winner of the former Renault World Series, one of the most successful F1 feeder series’. The 26-year-old trained engineer is now aiming for glory in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Indy Lights Championship winning team, Juncos Racing, continues to build a presence in the Verizon IndyCar Series, announcing it has signed former World Series Formula V8 driver Rene Binder to compete in at least five races in the 2018 season. The team was originally established in 1997 in Argentina by Ricardo Juncos and is now based in the 41.000 square feet “Juncos Technical Centre” right at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.
In 2017, Juncos Racing announced they would enter the Verizon IndyCar series and compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. The rookie team would go on to finish a respected 15th with Sebastian Saavedra and 18th with Spencer Pigot. Juncos Racing also captured the Pro Mazda Championship and Indy Lights Championship, as the only team to win both series in the same year in the Mazda Road to Indy history.
More information: www.juncosracing.com
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.
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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.
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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.
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Chassis: Dallara carbon fibre, kevlar and other composites
Gearbox: XTRAC #1011 gearbox, six forward gears
Engine: Chevrolet 2.2-liter V-6, twin-turbocharged
Power: max. 750 hp
Tyres: Firestone Firehawk