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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

2021 Asian Le Mans Series
Champion, 2 wins, 1 P2
2020 European Le Mans Series
P6 “4 hours of Le Castellet”, P7 “Le Castellet 240”
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


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 third ELMS season Rene is competing for the French DUQUEINE Engineering Team and with the two veterans, Tristan Gommendy and Memo Rojas, he will form a promising driver line-up.




Asian Le Mans Series




ELMS 2021

18 April 2021

16 May 2021
Red Bull Ring

06 June 2021
Le Castellet

11 July 2021

20-21 August 2021
24h Le Mans

19 September 2021

24 October 2021



Race carBolder. Safer. Even more thrilling

European Le Mans Series / Asian Le Mans Series
Oreca-Gibson V8
Engine: Gibson V8, 4.2 litre 450 kW (600 hp)
Transmission: Xtrac 6-speed
Length: 4,745 mm
Width: 1,895 mm
Height: 1,045 mm
Wheelbase: 3,005 mm
Weight: 930 kg
Tyres: Good Year (ELMS) / Michelin (ALMS)


PhotosImpressions, Races, Victories