Rahel Frey ( born February 23, 1986 in Niederbipp ) is a Swiss automobile racing driver. Frey is the first woman to win a race in the German Formula 3 Cup. 2011 and 2012 launched Frey in the DTM, 2013 Audi R8 LMS Cup.
Frey began her motorsport career in karting in 1998, she held until 2004. In addition, she gave in 2004 to Formula racing debut in the Renault Speed Trophy Swiss Formula Renault. 2005, her main focus was on the Swiss Formula Renault, in which they finished in third place overall with two wins. She also went to three races of the German Formula Renault. In 2006, she joined the Swiss team Jenzer Motorsport and started with moderate success both in the Italian Formula Renault, in which they finished in 18th place overall, and in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, where it was 21 in the overall standings.
In 2007 she stayed with Jenzer Motorsport and moved to the International Formula Master. With a fifth place as best result she took the end of the season 17th in the overall standings. In the second race in Pau difference on the podium lying out because of an engine defect. In the winter of 2007/2008 was followed by two inserts as a rookie pilot in the A1GP series.
In 2008, the Swiss joined the German Formula 3 Cup at Van Amersfoort Racing. Frey managed two positions in points and finished 14th in the overall standings. 2009 Frey began its second season in the German Formula 3 Cup with Jo Zeller Racing. Compared to last year, Frey significantly improved and reached at the first race their first podium finish of the race series. After she achieved second place in the first race at the Nürburgring, she decided the second race in the Eifel for themselves. Thus she became the first woman to win a race in the German Formula 3 Cup. Despite its good performance, the separation of Jo Zeller Racing was due to budget problems, which they did not participate in the last four race weekends. In the overall standings, they finished 7th overall.
2010 left Frey formula racing and moved to the GT racing. For Matech Competition took each a race weekend in the FIA GT1 World Championship and the Le Mans Series. In addition, she took for Matech Competition part of the 24-hour race at Le Mans. 2011 Frey went for Team Phoenix in the DTM at the start. While her team-mate Martin Tomczyk won the championship title, was a twelfth place her best result and it had no points. Unlike Frey achieved all its Audi brand colleagues at least a podium placement. In the 2012 DTM season starts Frey in an Audi A5 DTM for Abt Sportsline. At the penultimate race of the season in Valencia succeeded Frey to achieve their first top-10 ranking and points in the DTM with a seventh place. In the overall standings, they improved to 19th overall. For the 2013 DTM season Frey was not considered by Audi in the cockpit award.
2013 started Rahel Frey at the ADAC GT Masters for Prosperia C. Abt Racing, her teammates were Winkelhock and Christopher Haase. On October 27, 2013, it won in China in the 10th race of the Audi R8 LMS Cup and is the first woman to win a race this series.
Frey lives in Aedermannsdorf.
- 2007: International Formula Master (rank 17)
- 2008: German Formula 3 ( 14th)
- 2009: German Formula 3 ( 7th place)
- 2010: Le Mans Series, LMGT1 ( 7th place)
- 2010: FIA GT1 World Championship
- 2011: DTM
- 2012: DTM ( 19th place )
- 2013: ADAC GT Masters