Rahel Frey
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Rahel Frey

Rahel Frey
Rahel Frey.JPG
Frey in 2008.
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born (1986-02-23) 23 February 1986 (age 36)
Niederbipp (Switzerland)
Fastest laps0
Best finish19th in 2012
Previous series
2008-09
2007
2006
2006
2005
2004-05
ATS Formel 3 Cup
International Formula Master
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany
Formula Renault Switzerland

Rahel Frey (born 23 February 1986 in Niederbipp, Canton of Bern) is a Swiss Audi factory racing driver. She has competed in such series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, International Formula Master and the German Formula Three Championship.

Frey competed in the LMGT1 category of 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans. She shared #61 Matech Competition Ford GT with fellow Swiss female drivers Natacha Gachnang and Cyndie Allemann. All three participating Fords were forced to retire from the race.

Frey then joined the Audi DTM squad and replaced Katherine Legge in 2011. Then decided she did not wish to carry on with her DTM career and left at the start of the 2013 season.

Rahel Frey's 2015 Audi R8 LMS Cup race car

In 2019 she joined the all female Kessell team with Manuela Gostner and Michelle Gatting for the European Le Mans Series.[1] They were the first all-woman team to finish since 1977 and they were 39th and ninth in their class.[2]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Renault Speed Trophy F2000 Iris Racing 10 1 0 0 2 151 4th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse N/A 9 2 0 7 6 153 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany Equipe Bernoise 4 0 1 0 0 27 23rd
2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 8 21st
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia 13 0 0 0 0 24 18th
2007 International Formula Master Jenzer Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 9 17th
2008 ATS Formel 3 Cup Van Amersfoort Racing 16 0 0 1 0 5 14th
2009 ATS Formel 3 Cup Jo Zeller Racing 10 1 1 1 4 45 7th
2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup N/A 2 0 0 1 0 0 NC+
Le Mans Series - GT1 Matech Competition 1 0 0 0 1 13 7th
24 Hours of Le Mans - GT1 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
FIA GT1 World Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 59th
2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Team Phoenix 10 0 0 0 0 0 19th
2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt 10 0 0 0 0 6 19th
2013 ADAC GT Masters Prosperia C. Abt Racing 15 0 0 0 0 27 19th
Audi R8 LMS Cup China Castrol Racing Team 7 1 0 0 1 101 4th
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro Cup Belgian Audi Club WRT 5 0 0 0 0 4 31st
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SP9 Audi Race Experience 1 0 ? ? 0 ? ?
Nürburgring 24 Hours - SP9 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
2014 ADAC GT Masters Yaco Racing 14 0 0 0 0 4 39th
Audi R8 LMS Cup China Castrol Racing Team 12 0 0 1 5 148 3rd
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro Cup Audi Race Experience 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SP9 1 0 0 0 0 ? ?
Nürburgring 24 Hours - SP9 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
Bathurst 12 Hour Phoenix Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2015 ADAC GT Masters Yaco Racing 16 1 0 1 3 92 10th
Audi R8 LMS Cup China Castrol Racing Team 10 1 2 1 6 110 5th
Audi Sport TT Cup N/A 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC+
2016 ADAC GT Masters Yaco Racing 12 1 0 0 2 55 9th
Audi R8 LMS Cup China Castrol Racing Team 12 2 0 2 7 157 4th
2017 ADAC GT Masters Yaco Racing 14 0 0 0 0 3 36th
24H Series - A6 Car Collection Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 36 25th
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SPX 1 1 0 0 1 ? ?
Nürburgring 24 Hours - SPX Audi Sport Team Phoenix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
Audi Sport TT Cup - Race of Legends N/A 1 0 0 1 0 N/A DNF
2018 ADAC GT Masters Yaco Racing 14 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup N/A 4 0 0 1 4 55 10th
VLN Endurance RaceIng - powered by HFG 3 0 0 0 0 12.86 413th
GT Asia - GT3 B-Quik Racing Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Nürburgring 24 Hours - Cup-X True Racing 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Gulf 12 Hours - GT3 Pro-Am Kessel Racing 2 0 0 0 2 N/A 2nd
2019 European Le Mans Series - GTE Kessel Racing 6 0 0 0 2 68 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans - GTE Am 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia - GT3 Audi Sport Asia Team TSRT 6 0 0 0 0 56 13th
Audi Sport Seyffarth R8 LMS Cup N/A 8 6 2 4 8 164 6th
VLN Series - SP8 Giti Tire Motorsport by RaceIng 3 0 0 0 1 7.5 19th
Nürburgring 24 Hours - SP8 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2020 European Le Mans Series - GTE Iron Lynx 5 0 0 1 3 61 5th
24 Hours of Le Mans - GTE Am 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
ADAC GT Masters Aust Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 0 NC
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD GEAR Racing powered by GRT Grasser 1 0 0 0 0 15 57th
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SP9 Am RaceIng - powered by HFG 2 0 0 0 1 8 18th
Nürburgring 24 Hours - SP9 Pro-Am RaceIng - powered by HFG / Racing Engineers GmbH 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
24H GT Continents Series - GT4 Heide-Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 16 10th
2021 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am Iron Lynx 6 0 0 0 0 46 10th
European Le Mans Series - LMGTE 6 0 0 0 2 50 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Am 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am Iron Dames 3 0 0 0 0 32 7th*
European Le Mans Series - LMGTE Iron Lynx 2 0 0 0 0 16 8th*

+ As Frey was a guest driver, she was ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Switzerland Matech Competition Switzerland Natacha Gachnang
Switzerland Cyndie Allemann
Ford GT1 GT1 59 DNF DNF
2019 Switzerland Kessel Racing Denmark Michelle Gatting
Italy Manuela Gostner
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
330 39th 9th
2020 Italy Iron Lynx Denmark Michelle Gatting
Italy Manuela Gostner
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
332 34th 9th
2021 Italy Iron Lynx Denmark Michelle Gatting
Belgium Sarah Bovy
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
332 36th 9th
2022 Italy Iron Dames Denmark Michelle Gatting
Belgium Sarah Bovy
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Am
339 40th 7th

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
2011 Team Phoenix Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
15
ZAN
17
SPL
17
LAU
15
NOR
17
NÜR
16
BRH
17
OSC
12
VAL
14
HOC
16
19th 0
2012 Audi Sport Team Abt Audi A5 DTM HOC
16
LAU
20
BRH
18
SPL
15
NOR
17
NÜR
14
ZAN
Ret
OSC
Ret
VAL
7
HOC
16
19th 6

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(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 Kessel Racing LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 LEC
2
MNZ
6
4th 68
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo CAT
4
SIL
2
SPA
4
ALG
Ret
2020 Iron Lynx LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 LEC
3
SPA
5
LEC
3
MNZ
3
ALG
6
5th 61
2021 Iron Lynx LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 CAT
4
RBR
NC
LEC
Ret
MNZ
6
SPA
3
ALG
3
9th 50
2022 Iron Lynx LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 LEC
4
IMO
8
MNZ
CAT
SPA
ALG
8th* 16*

* Season still in progress.

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

(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 11 Rank Points
2020 GEAR Racing powered by GRT Grasser GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
16
DAY SEB ELK VIR ATL MDO CLT PET LGA SEB 57th 15

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2021 Iron Lynx LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SPA
8
ALG
6
MNZ
8
LMS
6
FUJ
8
BHR
8
10th 46
2022 Iron Dames LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SEB
5
SPA
10
LMS
6
MNZ
FUJ
BHR
7th* 32*

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. ^ "Frey-Gostner-Gatting form team for 2019". formularapida.net. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Rahel Frey (Kessel Racing): "We're going to be even better"". lemans.org (in French). Retrieved 2019.

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