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Marcel Fassler

Marcel Fässler (born 27 May 1976) is a Swiss professional racing driver. He has competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship as part of Audi Sport Team Joest with co-drivers André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer since 2010, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times (2011, 2012, and 2014) and capturing the World Endurance Drivers' Championship in 2012.

Professional career Edit

Touring car racing Edit

Born in Einsiedeln, Fässler began competing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Mercedes-Benz when it resumed in 2000. He finished 4th with no wins in 2000, 4th with one win in 2001 and in 2002 and 3rd with one win in 2003, all four seasons with a Mercedes-Benz CLK. He moved to Opeland an Opel Vectra GTS V8 for 2004 and 2005, where he finished 9th and 12th with no wins after which the brand retired from the DTM.

Marcel also drove the F1 Mercedes-Benz safety car for one event in Canada, while regular driver Bernd Mayländer was off due to an injury. He was on track for three laps after a crash involving Williams' Juan Pablo Montoya and Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello.

Sports car racing Edit

Fässler switched to sports cars in 2006, finishing second at the Spa 24 Hours in a Phoenix Aston Martin DBR9 and collecting two overall podiums at the Le Mans Series for Swiss Spirit. In 2007, he returned to open-wheel racing for A1 Team Switzerland in the 6th round of the A1 Grand Prix series held in Taupo, New Zealand, and in the 9th round at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico. He also won the Spa 24 Hours on a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R for Phoenix Carsport.

For 2008, Fässler joined the team for the full FIA GT Championship season. Sharing a GT1 class Corvette with Jean-Denis Délétraz, he won two races, finished 7th in the standings and helped the team finish 2nd at the teams championship. The same year he finished 2nd at the American Le Mans Series Road America race on a works Audi R10 TDI for Audi Sport North America. LMP1 team Sebah hired Fässler for the 2009 Le Mans Series season, having a 2nd-place finish as best result. In addition, he and Joël Camathias were crowned International GT Open overall and Super GT class champions in a Trottet-fielded Ferrari F430. He also retired at the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a works GT1 class Corvette and finished 4th in the GT2 class of the petit Le Mans, also for Corvette Racing.

Audi works team Joest hired Fässler to drive the Audi R15 TDI plus at three 2010 races: Spa (12th), Le Mans (2nd) and Petit Le Mans (6th). He also retired at the 24 Hours of Spa running a Phoenix Audi R8 LMS. In 2016 Marcel re-joined Corvette Racing for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and won the GTLM Class in the #4 Corvette C7.R with regular season drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner by the smallest ever margin of victory 0.034 seconds.

Racing record Edit

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results Edit

(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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2000 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC

1
2

HOC

2
2

OSC

1
9

OSC

2
3

NOR

1
13

NOR

2
7

SAC

1
10

SAC

2
4

NÜR

1
3

NÜR

2
3

LAU

1
C

LAU

2
C

OSC

1
NC

OSC

2
12

NÜR

1
4

NÜR

2
2

HOC

1
5

HOC

2
Ret

4th 116
2001 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC

QR
7

HOC

CR
2

NÜR

QR
8

NÜR

CR
5

OSC

QR
1

OSC

CR
1

SAC

QR
6

SAC

CR
9

NOR

QR
4

NOR

CR
Ret

LAU

QR
2

LAU

CR
8

NÜR

QR
7

NÜR

CR
Ret

A1R

QR
7

A1R

CR
6

ZAN

QR
6

ZAN

CR
5

HOC

QR
Ret

HOC

CR
5

4th 76
2002 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC

QR
6

HOC

CR
Ret

ZOL

QR
10

ZOL

CR
9

DON

QR
4

DON

CR
6

SAC

QR
9

SAC

CR
4

NOR

QR
Ret

NOR

CR
DNS

LAU

QR
6

LAU

CR
3

NÜR

QR
4

NÜR

CR
4

A1R

QR
10

A1R

CR
1

ZAN

QR
1

ZAN

CR
3

HOC

QR
Ret

HOC

CR
5

4th 30
2003 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK 2003 HOC

2

ADR

4

NÜR

2

LAU

10

NOR

2

DON

4

NÜR

5

A1R

1

ZAN

6

HOC

3

3rd 57
2004 OPCTeam Phoenix Opel Vectra GTS V8 2004 HOC

Ret

EST

20†

ADR

Ret

LAU

7

NOR

Ret

SHA1

14†

NÜR

4

OSC

8

ZAN

10

BRN

4

HOC

Ret

9th 13
2005 OPCTeam Holzer Opel Vectra GTS V8 2005 HOC

9

LAU

13

SPA

5

BRN

15

OSC

8

NOR

Ret

NÜR

13

ZAN

5

LAU

Ret

IST

10

HOC

6

12th 12
  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

1 - Shanghai was a non-championship round.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results Edit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class

Pos.

2006 Swiss Spirit Harold Primat

 Philipp Peter

Courage LC70-Judd LMP1 132 DNF DNF
2007 Swiss Spirit Jean-Denis Délétraz

 Iradj Alexander

Lola B07/18-Audi LMP1 62 DNF DNF
2008 Team Oreca-Matmut Olivier Panis

 Simon Pagenaud

Courage-Oreca LC70-Judd LMP1 147 DNF DNF
2009 Corvette Racing Oliver Gavin

 Olivier Beretta

Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 311 DNF DNF
2010 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R15 TDI plus LMP1 396 2nd 2nd
2011 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 TDI LMP1 355 1st 1st
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 378 1st 1st
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 338 5th 5th
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1-H 379 1st 1st
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 393 3rd 3rd
2016 Audi Sport Team Joest André Lotterer

 Benoît Tréluyer

Audi R18 LMP1 367 4th 4th

Complete American Le Mans Series results Edit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2008 Audi Sport North America LMP1 Audi R10 TDI Audi 5.5L Turbo V12

(Diesel)

M SEB STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME

ovr:2
cls:2

MOS DET

ovr:DSQ
cls:DSQ

PET MON 19th 21
2009 Corvette Racing GT1 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R ChevroletLS7.R 7.0L V8

(E85ethanol)

M SEB

ovr:7
cls:2

STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS 6th 26
GT2 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet6.0L V8 M PET

ovr:11
cls:4

MON 31st 20
2010 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R15 TDI plus Audi 5.5L Turbo V10

(Diesel)

M SEB LNB MON UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET

ovr:6
cls:5

NC -
2011 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 TDI Audi 3.7L Turbo V6

(Diesel)

M SEB LNB LIM MOS MID AME BAL MON PET

ovr:Ret
cls:Ret

NC -
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest P1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi 3.7L Turbo V6

(Diesel)

M SEB

ovr:1
cls:1

LNB MON LIM MOS AME BAL COTA VIR PET NC -

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results Edit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6

(Hybrid Diesel)

SEB

11

SPA

2

LMS

1

SIL

1

SÃO

2

BHR

1

FUJ

2

SHA

3

1st 172.5
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6

(Hybrid Diesel)

SIL

2

SPA

1

LMS

5

SÃO

1

COA

3

FUJ

14

SHA

1

BHR

2

2nd 149.25
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6

(Hybrid Diesel)

SIL

Ret

SPA

5

LMS

1

COA

1

FUJ

6

SHA

4

BHR

4

SÃO

5

2nd 127
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6

(Hybrid Diesel)

SIL

1

SPA

1

LMS

3

NÜR

3

COA

2

FUJ

3

SHA

3

BHR

2

2nd 161
2016 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo Diesel V6

(Hybrid)

SIL

EX

SPA

5

LMS

4

NÜR

3

MEX
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
4th* 51*

* Season still in progress.

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