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René Rast
Rene Rast
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Germany German
P.o.B. Flag of Germany Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
D.o.B. 26 October 1986
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Germany 2016 Berlin ePrix
Final Race Unknown
Championships Unknown
First Win Unknown
Former Teams Flag of the United Kingdom Team Aguri
Formula E Career
Entries 7 (7 Starts)
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
Total Points 29
Podiums 0
FanBoosts 1
Current Season
Team Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
Number Standings Points
66 15th 29

René Rast (born 26 October 1986 in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany) is a German racing driver, who competes in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler.[1][2] Well regarded as a double DTM champion in recent season's, Rast would make his FE return in place of Daniel Abt for the second half of the 2019/20 season having previously raced at the 2016 Berlin ePrix in place of António Félix da Costa.[3]

Background

After a fairly standard junior career in karting, which climaxed in a single season in Formula BMW, Rast claimed his first title with the 2005 ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup.[4] A single season in the Seat Leon Supercopa Germany followed, before Rast began his long association with the various Porsche Carrera Cup series.[4] His maiden season in the German version came in 2007 with little success, although his results were good enough to earn future drives in both the German Cup and the Porsche Supercup.[4]

Porsche Power

2008 saw Rast's career really take off, with the German sweeping to the title in the German Cup, while also completing a near full season in the Supercup.[4] 2009 saw Rast take second in the Supercup, before winning the series outright in 2010, the season he also started in the ADAC GT Masters.[4] The following two seasons of Supercup belonged to Rast, the German making it three titles in a row in 2012, a season in which he also won the German Cup and the ADAC GT Masters.[4]

Amid his dominance of the Supercup, Rast was rewarded with drives in the 12 Hours of Sebring.[4] That developed into a drive at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2012, a race in which the German would win his class.[4] Later that season Rast would take part in the 24 Hours of Spa, taking victory for Audi as his time with Porsche came to an end.[4]

Audi Auxiliary

His move to Audi as a factory driver saw Rast given the chance to campaign in the FIA GT Series and the Blancpain Sprint Series, taking maiden victories in both.[4] 2014 saw Rast make his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class, his performance good enough to get a drive in the third factory Audi R18 in 2015.[4] After his two outings for the factory effort Rast was loaned out again, taking a full World Endurance Championship drive in LMP2, alongside a few appearances in the DTM.[4] The latter would become Rast's primary series for 2017.

Formula E History

Rast got his single shot in Formula E with Team Aguri, who needed a driver to replace António Félix da Costa when the Portuguese racer was absent with DTM duties.[2] Having never tested an FE car before, Rast needed to learn quickly at the 2016 Berlin ePrix, and he duly qualified down in seventeenth on his debut, although he was at least quicker than teammate Ma Qing Hua.[3] The race itself was not a brilliant one for the German, with Rast not classified despite finishing, having had to stop early after picking up bodywork damage.[3]

An Abt Replacement?: 2019-20

Rast was linked with the second Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler seat alongside Lucas di Grassi towards the end of the 2019/20 season, after Daniel Abt was dropped from the team after an incident in the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge.[5] Audi were reported as having scheduled a test for the German racer in order to evaluate the Spark SRT05e, although it would be dependant on how the revised 2019/20 calendar was structured after the COVID-19 Pandemic paused the Championship.[5] Rast was later handed Abt's vacated seat after FE announced its plans to complete the 2019/20 season in Berlin, with a view to racing in the Championship full time in 2020/21.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining René Rast's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for René Rast during their FE career:

René Rast's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2015/16 Flag of the United Kingdom Team Aguri[2] 55 Spark-Renault SRT_01E 23rd 0
2019/20 Flag of Germany Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler[1] 66 Audi e-tron FE06

Career Results

Below is a table showing René Rast's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2015/16 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 23rd 0
NC CAN
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Morocco Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 15th 29
10th 13th Ret 16th 3rdG 4th

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Double DTM champion Rene Rast joins Audi until end of the season', fiaformulae.com. (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/june/rast-audi, (Accessed 19/06/2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Rast replaces da Costa at Team Aguri', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 18/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/rast-replaces-da-costa-at-team-aguri/, (Accessed 20/05/2016)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Buemi win cuts di Grassi's lead to just one point', fiaformula.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/buemi-win-cuts-di-grassi-s-lead-to-just-one-point/, (Accessed 21/05/2016)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 'René Rast', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/rene-rast/, (Accessed 19/06/2020)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Report: Audi driver Rene Rast before Formula E test', e-formel.de, (e-formel.de, 05/06/2020), https://www.e-formel.de/kurzmeldungen/bericht-audi-pilot-rast-bekommt-formel-e-test.html, (Accessed 06/06/2020)
2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
ABT Schaeffler Audi SportAmlin AndrettiDS Virgin RacingDragon RacingMahindra RacingNextEV TCRRenault e.DamsTeam AguriTrulli Formula E TeamVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
ABT SchaefflerAndretti TEDSMahindra & MahindraMotomaticaNextEVRenaultSparkVenturi Automobiles
Cars
Spark-Renault SRT 01E
ABT Schaeffler FE01Andretti ATEC-01DS Virgin DSV-01Mahindra M2ElectroMotomatica JT-01NextEV FormulaE 001Renault Z.E. 15Venturi VM200-FE-01
Drivers
1 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 2 Sam Bird • 4 Stéphane Sarrazin • 6 Loïc Duval • 7 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 8 Nicolas Prost • 9 Sébastien Buemi • 10 Vitantonio Liuzzi/Jarno Trulli • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 12 Jacques Villeneuve/Mike Conway • 18 Salvador Duran • 21 Bruno Senna • 23 Nick Heidfeld/Oliver Rowland • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Robin Frijns • 28 Simona de Silvestro • 55 António Félix da Costa/René Rast • 66 Daniel Abt • 77 Nathanaël Berthon/Ma Qing Hua
E-Prix
BeijingPutrajayaPunta del EsteBuenos AiresMexico CityLong BeachParisBerlinLondon ILondon II
2016 Moscow ePrix
Tests
2015 Donington Test2015 Punta del Este Test
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Entrants
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Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE06BMW iFE.20DS E-Tense FE20Jaguar I-Type IVMahindra M6ElectroMercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01NIO FE-005Nissan IM02Penske EV-4Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
2 Sam Bird3 Oliver Turvey4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne6 Brendon Hartley/Sérgio Sette Câmara7 Nico Müller11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries18 Neel Jani19 Felipe Massa20 Mitch Evans22 Oliver Rowland23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Alexander Sims28 Maximilian Günther33 Ma Qing Hua/Daniel Abt36 André Lotterer48 Edoardo Mortara51 James Calado64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio66 Daniel Abt/René Rast94 Pascal Wehrlein/Alex Lynn
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IISantiagoMexico CityMarrakechBerlin IBerlin IIBerlin IIIBerlin IVBerlin VBerlin VI
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2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
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Simona de SilvestroAntonio FuocoDaniel JuncadellaMa Qing HuaNico MüllerNorman NatoJames RossiterBruno SpenglerMitsunori TakaboshiHo-Pin TungBeitske Visser
Former
Jaime AlguersuariMarco AndrettiNathanaël BerthonTom BlomqvistMatthew BrabhamAdam CarrollMichela CerrutiKarun ChandhokMike ConwaySalvador DuranLoïc DuvalMaro EngelLuca FilippiAlex FontanaAntonio GarciaPierre GaslyEsteban GutiérrezNick HeidfeldNeel JaniKamui KobayashiKatherine LeggeFabio LeimerVitantonio LiuzziAlex LynnFranck MontagnyCharles PicNicolas ProstRené RastStéphane SarrazinTakuma SatoBruno SennaOriol ServiàScott SpeedJarno TrulliJacques VilleneuveJustin WilsonSakon Yamamoto
Test
Alexander AlbonAmna Al QubaisiMichael BenyahiaAndrea CaldarelliTatiana CaldéronPatrick CarpentierJamie ChadwickStefano ColettiDa Sheng ZhangSam DejongheGil de FerranNyck de VriesPaul di RestaJoel ErikssonPietro FittipaldiAntonio GiovinazziJamie GreenEsteban GuerrieriRio HaryantoColton HertaJake HughesAlexandre ImperatoriCarmen JordáNicolas LapiereArthur LeclercJuan Manuel LópezFrédéric MakowieckiPippa MannRaffaele MarcielloJann MardenboroughCarrie SchreinerSergey SirotkinDean StonemanHarry TincknellBenoît TréluyerMarco Wittmann
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