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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Contact: 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
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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 races.

"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 years.

Racing for Kids Visits Cleveland Hospital

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 top-10 finishes.

2007 Star Mazda, Formula Atlantic


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Photos: Streets of San Jose, July 27-29, 2007. Gordon Clay


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