Gerhard Watzinger

has raced a variety of cars in multiples series worldwide for many years. He competed on national and international level, in IMSA DP-02, Radical prototypes, Formula Ford, LMP3, Wolf GB08, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, and Lamborghini GT3.

He this currently competing in 24hr endurance and sprint races around the world.












In his first year of racing, he won the Rookie of the Year Award and broke the lap record on a private racetrack in Nevada driving a Radical SR3. Since then, he’s competed in IMSA, FIA, ACO, SCCA, SRO, NASA and NARRA sanctioned races.

In 2013, Watzinger sealed his title as the US Champion in the Radical SR8 Prototype Series at Monticello, NY. With two back-to-back victories, he ensured a ride in the Radical Cup Euroseries in Spa Franchorchamps, Belgium in 2014.

As the outright champion for collecting the most points of any driver in either class, he also won a ride in the Le Mans prototype car. In 2014, Watzinger received his FIA pro license as a bronze rated driver and, a few years later, he finally drove in the Road to Le Mans race in a LMP3 prototype.

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Career Highlights

F1 Drive (2022)

Sometimes dreams come true. I recently had the opportunity to drive Lewis Hamilton’s 2021 W12. Arguably one of best F1 cars ever developed. It started with intensive simulator training at the factory. The secretive Simulator 6, that very few people have seen and even fewer have used. We then moved to Circuit of the America’s in Austin where Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff joined us. Lewis spent a day coaching us on how to drive a F1 car around the track. The total experience was just mind blowing! Everything you heard about a F1 car is true x 10. Mercedes, Toto, Lewis, and their folks back at factory are a WORLD CLASS organization. THANK YOU!

F1 Test Drive
Gerhard Watzinger and George Kurts drive F1 Mercedes 2023

F1 Drive (2023)

In 2023, we had another opportunity to drive Lewis Hamilton’s W12 car. This time, George Russell, Esteban Gutierrez, and Mick Schumacher were our coaches. We chose the legendary Silverstone circuit for our two-day run. Like last time, we did some intensive simulator training at the Mercedes factory. A combined total of 228 laps, before we headed out to the track. It was another epic event, and the entire Mercedes team did a fantastic job, again. THANK YOU!

2024 Schedule

January 14

January 21

April 8

April 13

May 4

June 15

August 24

September 28

October 19

24hrs of Dubai, UAE

6hrs of Abu Dhabi, UAE

Barcelona (Test), Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Le Castellet, France

Le Mans, France

Spa, Belgium

Mugello, Italy

Portimao, Portugal