First test drive in a Formula Atlantic
series car was at the San Jose Grand Prix July
27-28, 2007. She did not start.
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Gachnang Claims Third in Star Mazda
Racing for Kids Visits
Sous la pluie de
Portland, Natacha a effectué une course
magnifique, 12ème aux essais, elle a
réussi l'exploit de se hisser sur la
deuxième place du podium
Date of Birth:
October 27 1987
Born in: St-Gingolph, Switzerland
Reside during 2007 Race Season:
Started racing at age 5 with her father,
grandfather and cousin (Sébastien Buemi, a
leading Formula 3 driver); grandfather Georges has
competed in les 24 Heures du Mans, the 24-h Rennen
Nürburgring and Nürburgring 1000-km
"When you are on the track, it's exciting, the
atmosphere is really great the teams and the
mechanics, the drivers, the speed. When you are at
home, you do fitness, a lot of things you don't
really like, but you do it for racing. Then you go
on the track and it's really amazing!"
Lack of funding precluded a competitive ride in
Formula 3, so Natacha planned to return to Formula
BMW, but her entry was denied because of her
Formula 3 experience "Formula 3 was too
expensive to continue. We thought it was better
that we go one step back and pay to go in the best
team and race for the best sponsor, but it was not
possible to drive BMW. So we chose another option
and now we are here in Mazda. Formula Mazda is a
good series because it has some races with Champ
Car and the American Le Mans Series."
Was approached by three-time Formula One World
champion Niki Lauda and Willi Weber, seven-time
Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's manager;
was represented by Weber Management for three
Racing for Kids Visits
AIM Autosport's Star Mazda Championship drivers
Devin Cunningham and Natacha Gachnang visited
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland
yesterday in support of Racing for Kids. The
drivers signed autographs and handed out Racing for
Kids hats to some 30 patients.
2001 Swiss junior karting champion.
2002 Formel BMW ADAC Meisterschaft test
fourth of 64 drivers.
2003 Formel BMW ADAC Meisterschaft
one fourth-place finish.
2004 Formel BMW ADAC Meisterschaft
two fourth-place finishes.
2005 Formel BMW ADAC Meisterschaft
sixth, three podiums.
2006 Formel 3 Cup one podium, nine
2007 Star Mazda, Formula Atlantic
Photos: Streets of San Jose,
July 27-29, 2007. Gordon Clay
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