Rene Binder
Rene  Binder
Juncos Racing
32 Chevrolet Austria Sunoco Rookie
32
Rene Binder
rank
27
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jan 1, 1992
Website rene-binder.com
Hometown
Innsbruck, Austria
Residence
Uderns, Tirol, Austria

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

“I’ve followed INDYCAR more and more the past three years on TV. I liked the racing a lot, the fact that INDYCAR is running on ovals, street circuits and on road courses is great. The circuits have less runoff area, not like some tracks that we have in Europe. I really like the pure racing effect that INDYCAR has and I’m really looking forward to it.”

ON TRACK

  • Third-generation driver whose grandfather was an Austrian rally champion. His uncle Hans Binder competed in Formula 1 and his father competed in the German Formula 3 Trophy.

OFF TRACK

  • Graduate of Wood Technology College Kuchl and works as an engineer for family's lumber company binderholz.
  • Speaks German, English and Italian.
  • Lists karting and skiing (especially in the beautiful Zillertal) as his hobbies.

CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Juncos Racing

Championship-winning Mazda Road to Indy team Juncos Racing made its Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017, fielding two cars in the Indianapolis 500.

The team was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked as a mechanic for a small karting team based in Florida. Juncos was then able to open the doors to his own shop and run in karting series throughout the United States.

In 2009, Juncos Racing entered in the former Star Mazda Championship (now the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires), where the team had great success in its maiden season, finishing second in the driver's championship and third in the team championship. The following year, the team captured its first championship in the series with Indiana native Conor Daly. Fast forward to 2015, where Juncos Racing had its most successful season capturing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver's championship with current Verizon Indy Car Series driver Spencer Pigot and also claiming the Pro Mazda team championship.

Juncos Racing also captured the 2017 Pro Mazda and Indy Lights championships, as the only team to win both series in the same year in the Mazda Road to Indy history.

The mission of Juncos Racing is to develop young drivers from around the world into the next level of their racing careers through the Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. Through this program, the team not only works with drivers on track to improve their skills behind the wheel, but also gives them the tools needed to understand the engineering and mechanics of the race car. Drivers who have participated in the program and have gone on to compete in the next level include Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Connor De Phillippi, Chase Austin, Kyle Kaiser, Nicolas Dapero and Spencer Pigot.

Team Website juncosracing.com
First Start
March 11, 2018 (St. Petersburg)

Verizon IndyCar Series

Rene's Road to Indy

  • 2017
    • Competed in FIA Formula 2 event at Red Bull Ring in Austria.
    • Finished fourth in World Series Formula V8 3.5 (formerly Formula Renault 3.5) for Lotus with wins at Monza-1 and Monza-2, Circuit of the Americas-1 and Bahrain-2.
    • Won pole for first race at Circuit of the Americas and set fastest lap in both races in Austin.
  • 2016