Fabio Leimer

Birth Date: 17 April 1989 Birth Place: Rothrist, Switzerland
Nationality: Swiss Web: www.fabioleimer.ch

Fabio Leimer is currently the most successful young race car driver in Switzerland, proving his potential by sealing the 2013 GP2 Series title.

Leimer started his career in karting back in 2003, when he won the Swiss Junior Championship. He graduated to single-seater racing in Germany's Formula BMW ADAC series in 2006. After a stint in Formula Renault he moved up the International Formula Masters series, where he became European Champion in 2009. Since then he has competed in GP2, taking his first win in the 2010 Barcelona sprint race.

The Swiss driver enjoyed his best season in the Formula 1 feeder series in 2013, starting with wins in the first two feature races. He followed that with another feature race win at Monza plus four further podiums and a total of 15 top-six finishes as he sealed the title in the Abu Dhabi finale, ending up 20 points clear of a strong field.


Career Highlights

  • 2013 GP2 Series Champion
  • 2011 Young driver test for Sauber F1 team
  • 2009 International Formula Masters Series European Champion

Other Achievements

2010 Took his first GP2 win in Barcelona

2008 Three wins in the International Formula Masters

2003 Swiss Junior Karting Champion

ROC Highlights

  • Years contested: 2013*

2013 would have been Fabio's first appearance at the Race Of Champions but it didn't take place due to the political situation in Bangkok