Iron Lynx Motorsport Lab is an Italian auto racing team founded by Andrea Piccini, Deborah Mayer, Claudio Schiavoni and Sergio Pianezzola.[1] The team is based in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna. They currently operate Ferrari 488 GTE sports cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe and European Le Mans Series.[2] The team also participates in the Ferrari Challenge and the Italian F4 Championship.[3]

History

2019

In 2019, Iron Lynx began the "Iron Dames" project, focused on supporting and promoting women in motorsport.

2020

At the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, Iron Lynx entered two cars, including an all-female line-up in the #85 Ferrari, driven by Rahel Frey, Manuela Gostner and Michelle Gatting.[4] In October 2020, Rino Mastronardi won the GT3 Drivers Championship for Iron Lynx in the Michelin Le Mans Cup[5] to earn an automatic invitation to the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2021

In 2021, Iron Lynx entered the FIA World Endurance Championship for the first time.[6] In September 2021, it was confirmed that Iron Lynx will be collaborating with Prema Powerteam to enter an Oreca 07 in the World Endurance Championship LMP2 class for 2022.[7][8] On October 24, 2021, Iron Lynx clinched the LMGTE teams championship in European Le Mans, earning them an automatic invitation to the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans.[9][10] On November 20, 2021, Michelle Gatting became the first female champion of the Ferrari Challenge.[11][12][13] Iron Lynx also won the Michelin Le Mans Cup teams championship for the second year running to earn a second automatic invitation to the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans.[14]

2022

The Iron Dames car driven by Rahel Frey, Sarah Bovy and Michelle Gatting at the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans

On January 12, 2022, Iron Lynx announced that they would enter 2 cars in the GTE Am class of the World Endurance Championship for 2022. Both entries will run the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, with Claudio Schiavoni will returning for the #65 entry while Rahel Frey will return for the #85 Iron Dames entry.[15] On February 16, Iron Lynx announced that Giancarlo Fisichella would join the WEC squad, while also announcing additional 2022 campaigns. Iron Lynx will return to the European Le Mans Series with an LMGTE entry piloted by Davide Rigon alongside Schiavoni and Cressoni. Iron Lynx will field four full season entries in the Ferrari Challenge, piloted by Doriane Pin, Arno Dahlmeyer, Marco Pulcini and an additional driver.[16]

Current Series Results

24 Hours of Le Mans

Year Entrant Class No Car Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2020 Italy Iron Lynx LMGTE Am 60 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Italy Sergio Pianazzola
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Italy Claudio Schiavoni
331 37th 11th
LMGTE Am 75 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Italy Matteo Cressoni
Italy Rino Mastronardi
Italy Andrea Piccini
211 DNF DNF
LMGTE Am 85 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Switzerland Rahel Frey
Denmark Michelle Gatting
Italy Manuela Gostner
332 34th 9th
2021 Italy Iron Lynx LMGTE Am 60 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Italy Raffaele Giammaria
Italy Paolo Ruberti
Italy Claudio Schiavoni
335 30th 4th
LMGTE Am 80 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Italy Matteo Cressoni
Italy Rino Mastronardi
United Kingdom Callum Ilott
338 27th 3rd
LMGTE Am 85 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Switzerland Rahel Frey
Denmark Michelle Gatting
Belgium Sarah Bovy
332 36th 9th
2022 Italy Iron Lynx LMGTE Am 60 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Italy Raffaele Giammaria
Italy Alessandro Balzan
Italy Claudio Schiavoni
289 DNF DNF
LMGTE Am 75 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Germany Pierre Ehret
Germany Christian Hook
Argentina Nicolás Varrone
324 53rd 17th
LMGTE Am 80 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Italy Matteo Cressoni
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
United States Richard Heistand
336 46th 13th
Italy Iron Dames LMGTE Am 85 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Switzerland Rahel Frey
Denmark Michelle Gatting
Belgium Sarah Bovy
339 40th 7th

Italian F4 Championship

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Tatuus F4-T014 United Arab Emirates Hamda Al Qubaisi 6 0 0 0 0 0 42nd NC[a]
United Arab Emirates Amna Al Qubaisi 21 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2020 Tatuus F4-T014 Italy Leonardo Fornaroli 20 0 0 1 1 108 9th 5th
Russia Yaroslav Shervyrtalov 5 0 0 0 0 0 36th
United Arab Emirates Hamda Al Qubaisi 19 0 0 0 0 3 25th 11th[b]
2021 Tatuus F4-T014 Poland Kacper Sztuka 21 0 0 0 0 0 36th† 5th
Italy Leonardo Fornaroli 21 1 2 3 7 180 5th
Italy Pietro Armanni 21 0 0 0 0 8 25th
Spain Maya Weug 21 0 0 0 0 0 35th
2022 Tatuus F4-T021 Italy Nicola Lacorte
Spain Maya Weug
Portugal Ivan Domingues

† Shared results with other team

ADAC Formula 4 Championship

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2020 Tatuus F4-T014 Italy Leonardo Fornaroli 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC† N/A†
United Arab Emirates Hamda Al Qubaisi 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2021 Tatuus F4-T014 Italy Leonardo Fornaroli 6 0 0 0 1 0 NC† N/A†
Italy Pietro Armanni 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Spain Maya Weug 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2022 Tatuus F4-T021 Netherlands Maya Weug 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC

† Ineligible to score points.

Timeline

Current series
European Le Mans Series 2019–present
Michelin Le Mans Cup 2019–present
Italian F4 Championship 2019–present
FIA World Endurance Championship 2020–present
Ferrari Challenge Europe 2020–present
ADAC Formula 4 2020–present
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup 2021–present
Former Series
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe 2018–2019
SuperCars Series Trophy 2019
Italian GT Championship 2019, 2021

Notes

  1. ^ Entered as Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema
  2. ^ Entered as Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema

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