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Joel Camathias

Joel Camathias. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Joel Camathias. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

09 Feb 1981
Lugano

Nationality:

Switzerland

F3000 starts:

12 (2001)

Switched to the CART Series in 2003, after a spell in Euro Formula 3000, but it didn't work out. Ever since then, Camathias has been mostly in sportscars and GT racing. He raced for a while in the GTOC series (winning the title in 2007), then in 2015, raced in the Italian GT series. In 2016, he was racing in the World Endurance Championship, but switched to the European Le Mans Series in 2017, which he stays in for 2018. Joel is the son of former Formula 2 driver Romeo, whilst Joel's great-uncle was Florian Camathias, who raced for years in sidecars and took many wins in the World Sidecar Championship, before being killed in a race crash in 1965. However Camathias is taking more of an involvement in the family insurance consultancy and real estate business; especially after the death of Romeo in 2017.

Biography last updated 11 Apr 2018