Almost 20 years ago we founded the virtual motorsports team RaceCar.
Simracing enabled us to do motorsports without being millionaires.
Based on a fantasy team the founder Felix invented at the age of 12 for Grand Prix 2, RaceCar becomes a founding member of the first German offline league for Grand Prix 3 (GP3DL). Shortly afterwards we also compete in the Racingmag’s Hotlap Competition (HC).
Daniel joins the team shortly after the start of the GP3DL season. Daniel brings a fresh design and becomes responsible for much of the teams art direction over the years.
The sporting breakthrough came with the first victory in Spa-Francorchamps. The first GP3DL season ended with a good fourth place in the team ranking.
For the Monaco Grand Prix in the Hotlap Competition a B-team is founded. RaceCarJunior, in which ironically the team owners drive, later becomes "RaceCar Mirage".
With Ingmar Fieske RaceCar competing in the Canadian F1 Simracing League, RaceCar participates in its first international events. He wins most races in a superior manner.
With the end of the season the time of Grand Prix 3 and the GP3DL ends. RaceCar finishes in fifth place of the team ranking.
The German GP3DL becomes the International Grand Prix 4 Liga (GP4IL) and RaceCar takes the step. In addition, the "B-Team" Mirage competes in the 2nd league at the same time.
The results in the first division of the GP4IL are stagnating. It is only enough for 5th place. Things go better in the Gold Cup of Racingmag: RaceCar wins the driver and team ranking for the first time.
RaceCar is joining the F1 Simracing League. In the GP4IL we compete with three teams: RaceCar, RaceCar-Mirage and RaceCar-Eagles. The core team in League 1 remains at position 5, RaceCar-Mirage takes the runner-up title in the team ranking in League 2.
With the fifth season of GP4IL the great time of the offline leagues of ingenious Grand Prix simulations by MicroProse ends. We say goodbye with team rank 4 for RaceCar-Mirage in league 2 and rank 5 for RaceCar in league 1.
RaceCar drives for the first time in the noodle pot. RaceCar competes with three drivers in the Simraceway League NASCAR,
Together with the Cars and Tracks Development Project (CTDP) the comeback is successful. With four touring cars, co-developed by Daniel, RaceCar starts in the German Simracing Touring Car Championship (DSTM).
After the end of the DSTM season RaceCar joins the ProRacer League using vehicles from the WTCC. Some podium places can be achieved.
RaceCar is getting bigger again. In addition to the ProRacer WTCC we start in the DLM running with historic cars, and in the Endurancefactory using LMP2 vehicle as well as GTE vehicles.
Finally also the comeback with Monopostos. In the German Simracing Formula Championship (DSFM) RaceCar competes with three cars: Two RaceCars, one Mirage.
A second season in the DSTM comes with reduced engagement.
Daniel and Jens continued to run for RaceCar in the ROWE PRL GT-MASTERS with regular finishes in the points.
The team is a collaboration between Felix Schönhofen and Daniel Senff.
Felix Schönhofen is founder and over the years he started in several leagues for RaceCar himself. Furthermore he is the keeper of the grail for the RaceCar design.
Daniel Senff is the technical head of the team. He provided most of the art direction and implementation on the cars and websites.
Special thanks to all the great people who were or are part of RaceCar. Among them Ingmar Fieske, one of the very first drivers, Dennis Schmidt and Daniel Fredrich who made the fantastic RC-15, Jens and Mario Ruden, Andreas Neidhardt and so many more.