Age 20
Career start 2015
Nationality Dutch

Biography

Not afraid of a challenge, Dutch Colin Caresani entered the Nürburgring Langstrecken Series (NLS) at the early age of 19. After successes in the DTM Trophy, in 2023 he took the next step with the Schnitzelalm Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 in the NLS, 24h Nürburgring and ADAC GT Masters.
A season focusing on the Green Hell brings ample chances and challenges. The road to success does not come easy but Colin Caresani showcased his remarkable talent throughout the season.
Being fast is one thing, it requires hard work and a continuous dedication to become better. Colin’s analytic qualities, his commitment to teamwork and likable personality make him a dedicated team player. This dedication has one goal: becoming a factory driver and compete at the highest level in motorsport.
Born 22nd December 2003, Colin Caresani was gripped by motorsports in any form from an early age. Living about 3 kilometers from the track in Zandvoort, he grew up hearing racecars as soon as he stepped out of the front door.
From nine years old, he successfully competed at the karting sport, both national and international. In 2019 he made his car racing debut in the Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup Benelux. Since then things went fast – literally and figuratively. 2023 marked his debut in the Nürburgring Langstrecke Serie and the 24H NBR, the most infamous, exciting, and difficult endurance race in the world.

During his karting days, Colin achieved multiple pole positions and wins in both the Dutch, German and European series and a place in the national KNAF talent program.
The transition to motorsport proved to be even more successful: Rookie Champion in the 2019 Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup Benelux and 3rd in the overall championship. In the following year he became overall champion in this series.
Supported by the largest Dutch BMW dealer Van Poelgeest BMW he became National Champion of the 2021 BMW M2 Cup. Upon invitation in the DTM BMW M2 Cup, he competed in the last 3 rounds, accumulating more points than any other driver in these races. In 2022, together with the now BMW Factory Team Project 1, Colin went a step higher with the DTM Trophy, also known as the toughest GT4 series in the world, where he just missed out on the championship.
2023 marked a switch to Schnitzelalm Racing. As the youngest GT3 driver he achieved pole position and 2 wins at the GTWS Jerez and qualified 2nd for the Nürburgring 24H Qualifiers. Additionally, Colin was involved in development work for Mercedes-AMG in the Mercedes AMG GT2 and top 5 finish in the ADAC GT Masters Nürburgring.

Timeline

2024
  • GT World Challenge Europe
  • Mercedes-AMG Factory Team Winward Racing
  • Currently leading the Silver class in GTWCE
2023
  • Youngest GT3 driver at the 24h of Nürburgring
  • ADAC GT Masters
  • Nuerburgring-Langstrecken-Series
2022
  • Vice-Champion DTM Trophy
  • Selected for the Team NL Program by the KNAF
  • Class Podium in the NLS
2021
  • Champion Dutch BMW M2 Cup
  • Wins & Pole Positions in my guest starts in the DTM BMW M2 Cup
  • Pro driver for Max Verstappen’s Team Redline in the Virtual Le Mans Series
  • Pro driver for Romain Grosjean’s R8G
2020
  • Champion Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup Benelux
2019
  • 3rd overall and best rookie in the Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup Benelux
2018
  • Wins & Pole Positions in the European, German & Dutch Rotax Max Junior Championship
  • Selected for the National Talent Academy (KNAF Academy)
2015
  • Started my career off in the Dutch Championship Rotax Minimax
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Upcoming dates

5 days in Paul Ricard. Learnt a lot. I’m happy. Ciao. 👋🏼
3 HOURS OF PAUL RICARD SILVER WINNERS 🏆

Great way to start off the season. In the end I had to back off of a fight with cars in other classes as we had some small damage and a big gap to the second Silver car. Either way, it was an extremely learnful weekend. We gained so much knowledge over the last two days. I’m already looking forward to the next one! ⚔️

Thanks to the @winwardeurope crew for their amazing work this weekend! 💙
Beyond excited to share that I’ve become an @iwcwatches ambassador this year. I’m proud to carry the IWC logo with all of its heritage.

#IWCwatches #IWCracing #IWCPilot #TheReference #IWCxAMG @iwcwatches_benelux_nordics
First free practice done here in Paul Ricard ✅

Not entirely satisfied with how it went but we’re definitely in the window which is the most important. 

Let’s get back to work to be on point at pre-qualifying! 

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⌚️? 

IT’S RACEWEEK! 🤯🤯🤯

Finally it’s time for the first round of the @GTWorldChEU at @CircuitPaulRicard together with @WinwardEurope 

We’re more than ready! 👊🏼
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