Full Name: Marcel Fässler
Birth date: May 27th, 1976
Birthplace: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 78 kg
Residence: Gross, Switzerland
Marital Status: Married to Isabel
Children: Four daughters Shana, Elin, Yael, Delia
Corvette Racing 2009, 2016

Marcel’s first ride in a go-kart was in 1983 and over the next ten years he competed in karts with his most notable victory being first place in a European championship race at ICA Salzburg. Marcel competed in France from 1993 to 1998 rising up to the Formula 3 championship, in 1999 he moved to the German Formula 3 Championship where finished the year in second place. On the back of this he was offered a drive for 2000 with the Warsteiner AMG Mercedes DTM team where he stayed until the end of 2003 winning once and claiming a number of pole positions. 2004 and Marcel moved to DTM OPC Team Phoenix Opel then in 2005 he moved to DTM team OPC Opel. 2006 and Marcel gained his first exposure to endurance racing, competing in the European Le Mans Series for the Swiss Spirit team, finishing in fourth place in the championship. He also competed for Phoenix at Spa in the FIA GT 24 hours race finishing in second place. In 2007 Marcel raced for theA1 Grand Prix Team Switzerland and raced again for Swiss Spirit and went one better at Spa taking victory in the Carsport C6R. 2008 and Marcel raced the whole year for Phoenix alongside Jean-Denis Deletraz in the C6R including one victory at Bucharest and five pole positions. Marcels record at Le Mans was cursed as he had four DNFs on his resume, until 2010 when he finished second and then won the race overall with Audi in an R18 in 2011, 2012 and again in 2014.

Marcel re-joined Corvette Racing as the third driver in the #4 Corvette C7R for the longer races in 2016 in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, winning the Rolex 24 Hours with team mates Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in his first every visit to Daytona.

Marcel Fässler 24 Hours of Le Mans Race History

Year Position Drivers Car Team Class Position in Class
2006 DNF Harold Primat / SZ

Marcel Fässler / SZ Philipp Peter / SZ

#5 Courage LC70 Swiss Spirit LMP1 DNF
2007 DNF Jean Denis Deletraz / SZ

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Iradj Alexander/ SZ

#5 Lola B07/10 Swiss Spirit LMP1 DNF
2008 DNF Marcel Fässler / SZ Simon Pagenaud / FR

Olivier Panis / FR

#6 Courage Oreca Team Oreca Matmut LMP1 DNF
2009 DNF Oliver Gavin / GB

Olivier Beretta / MC

Marcel Fässler / SZ

#64 Corvette C6R Corvette Racing LM GT1 DNF
2010 2nd André Lotterer / D

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Benoît Tréluyer / F

#8 Audi R15 TDI Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 2nd
2011 1st André Lotterer / D

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Benoît Tréluyer / F

#2 Audi R18 TDI Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 1st
2012 1st André Lotterer / D

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Benoît Tréluyer / F

#1 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 1st
2013 5th André Lotterer / D

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Benoît Tréluyer / F

#1 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 5th
2014 1st André Lotterer / D

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Benoît Tréluyer / F

#2 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1-H 1st
2015 3rd André Lotterer / D

Marcel Fässler / SZ

Benoît Tréluyer / F

#7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 3rd

Courtesy of Nigel S. Dobbie, Author of Corvette Racing: The GT1 Years