Benjamin Leuenberger


  • 2nd Le Mans 24hrs. (LMP2)
  • Vice Champion Team Speedy Racing, Le Mans Series
  • 4 Le Mans Starts
  • Champion Formula BMW Germany
  • Factory driver, Panoz Motorsports and Spyker Squadron
  • Official BMW Junior
  • Winner BP Trophy presented by Peter Sauber
  • 3th Formula Renault Championship
  • Winner Formula BMW Junior selection
  • Winner Scuola Piloti Henry Morrogh.


Benjamin was born on the 11th of June 1982 and lives in Switzerland.

At the age of 11 Benjamin started his motor sport career with go karts before switching to open wheel in 1998.

Later that year he attended the BMW Junior School and won an entry in the 1999 BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup. In his first season of German BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup he was the driver to beat and won the series.

From 2000 to 2001 he raced successful in various open wheel series before receiving an invitation to join the Porsche Junior Selection where Benjamin finished 2nd to Mike Rockenfeller.

From there Benjamin drove various GT and Sportscars in the FIA GT, ALMS, LMS and at Le Mans.

In 2003 he became a Panoz factory driver in the ALMS and in the 24 hours of Le Mans driving the Panoz LMP1 Roadster. Benjamin finished 4th overall in Petit Le Mans and at Road America.

In 2006 he competed in various FIA-GT and LMS races with the Lamborghini together with Frenchman Christophe Bouchut.

In 2008 Benjamin joined Speedy Racing and became a Spyker factory driver in the LMS and in the 24 hours of Le Mans.

2009 he drove Speedy Racing’s LMP2 Lola Judd and finished the famous 24 hrs. of Le Mans in second position. After the victory in the last round of the LMS in Silverstone, Benjamin also won the team vice championship in LMP2.

Career Overview:

  • 2013 Nürburgring 24h / Toyota Swiss Racing

  • 2011 Panoz Motorsports / selected rounds FIA GT 1

  • 2010 Panoz Motorsports / Nürburgring 24h

  • 2009 LMS and Le Mans 24hrs. in the Speedy Racing Lola Judd

  • 2008 LMS and Le Mans 24 hrs. in the Speedy Garage factory Spyker GT2R Laviolette

  • 2007 ADAC Masters with RS Line Lamborghini

  • 2006 FIA-GT and LMS races in the Lamborghini GT1

  • 2005 LMES with Paul Belmondo Racing / Chrysler Viper GT 1.

  • 2005 Creation Autosportif Lmp 1 Test driver. / DBA 03S -Judd 24 hour test at Paul Richard with regular drivers Nicolas Minassian and Jamie Campbell-Walter.

  • 2004 Several races in the factory Doran Daytona Prototype in the Grand-Am Series with Co-Driver Didier Theys.

  • 2004 Le Mans 24 hours with Taurus Sports. Finished 8. in LMP 1

  • 2003 Panoz factory driver in ALMS and the Le Mans 24hrs.

  • 4th Petit Le Mans / 4th Road America

  • 2002 Several races in the German V8 Star Championship. Youngest competitor in the 500 hp silhouettes Championship.

  • 2002 Porsche Carrera Cup with Team Carsport.

  • Several races in Porsche Super Cup.

  • 2001 Invitation to the Porsche Junior selection in Misano. Every other year Porsche invites several of the most outstanding drivers in Europe to their selection. Benjamin finished the selection 2. overall

  • 2001 Benjamin won the Swiss BP Racing Trophy presented by Formula 1 Team boss Peter Sauber. Every year the most impressive young driver wins this trophy.

  • 2001 Formula Renault European Championship and German Formula Renault Championship with JD-Motorsport. Benjamin was a front-runner in both series and finished several times on the podium.

  • 2000 3.overall in the Italian Formula Renault – Championship. 1 victory

  • 2000 Selection to the BMW ADAC Rookie Team with support from BMW and ADAC, competes in the BMW ADAC Championship 2000. 2. Best Rookie, 1 victory

  • 1999 Winner of the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup in Germany. (20 races, 7 victories, 10 podium finishes)

  • 1998 Winner of the BMW Junior School (78 participants), by it participation in the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup 1999 supports by BMW and ADAC

  • 1998 First experience with Formula cars at Henry Morrogh Racing School in Italy. Benjamin is the winner of the Formula Ford Junior-Trophy.

  • 1993 – 1998 Benjamin drives successfully in different Kart categories. The last three years he became a Swiss Hutless factory driver.