Many racing drivers emerge from Liechtenstein, but not all have been as successful as Fabienne Wohlwend. The young racing driver has been topping the charts of the top racers from Liechtenstein for some time. She has been leaving her mark on the racetracks ever since she was seven.
Although she is quite young, the Liechtensteinian has been considered to be the most successful racer to come from the country. Despite her struggles in her early career, she has been able to rise above it all and reach the place where she is. Let us learn more about one of the most successful female racers, Fabienne Wohlwend.
Fabienne Wohlwend was born to parents Edwin Wohlwend and Rita Wohlwend on the 7th of November 1997. The family comes from the capital of a small European country called Liechtenstein, Vaduz. The country is also known as the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire. The racing driver has a brother named Raphael Wohlwend.
Fabienne Wohlwend is a Liechtensteinian driver who was introduced to racing at the age of seven. Image Source: Fabienne's Instagram.
The Liechtensteinian has preferred to keep her private life away from the prying eyes of the public. Although she posts some pictures on her social media pages, her relationship with her family is unknown. However, despite the privacy, there is no doubt that her family is super supportive of her career.
Fabienne Wohlwend's parents are very proud of their daughter's successful motorsport career. So much that Edwin is always present in every race his daughter participates in, cheering her on from the sidelines.
Fabienne Wohlwend Racing Career
When she was seven, Fabienne's father took her and her brother to kart racing. The experience must have left a strong imprint on the girl's young mind as she decided to pursue a career in racing. Sighting her determination to become a racer, Edwin would take her to many karting tracks in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
However, taking part in racing requires funds. And since Liechtenstein is a smaller nation, the racer had lesser opportunities to approach potential sponsors or teams. So, in order to collect enough monetary funds to start her racing career, Fabienne Wohlwend worked in a bank as an intern. The racing driver worked in VP Bank in the Vaduz branch, which is also the headquarter.
Fabienne Wohlwend participated in many junior championships in Liechtenstein and Switzerland when she was a child. Photo Source: Fabienne's Instagram.
After she was able to collect enough funds, the racer could participate in more races outside of her country.
Beginnings Of Professional Career And Formula 4
While traveling through Liechtenstein and Switzerland with her father, Fabienne Wohlwend gathered much experience to enter the racing world. The racing driver had a highly successful karting career in the junior category. Soon, she made her professional debut in 2016 after she entered the Italian Formula 4 Championship. Wohlwend raced for the team Aragon Racing before making a mid-season switch to DR Formula.
Unfortunately, the young racer could not have podium finishes in any of the races. However, Fabienne Wohlwend finished eleventh in the final race, which was her best performance in the entire season. Moreover, she won the Women's trophy uncontested as she was the only woman to participate in the series.
Audi Sport TT Cup And Ferrari Challenge
Sportscar racing is always a thrill to its drivers. Fabienne Wohlwend was able to participate in the 2017 Audi Sport TT Cup. The racing driver did not have a spectacular performance in the series but could finish eleventh overall. Moreover, her best placement was in the eighth position in her very first race.
The Liechtensteinian racer had applied to the Ferrari challenge simultaneously to the Audi TT Cup. However, her performance in the Ferrari Challenge Europe - Coppa Shell was much better than at the Audi Sport TT cup. Fabienne Wohlwend finished sixth place in the 2017 series with 4 podium finishes, one win, and a pole position.
The racer returned for the 2018 series, where she improved drastically and finished in the second position. Fabienne Wohlwend was shining in the Ferrari Challenge Europe - Trofeo Pirelli (Pro-Am) with 3 wins and ten podium finishes. This was her best performance so far, and this resulted in her fame shooting to new heights.
Fabienne Wohlwend was able to compete in the Pro category of the Ferrari challenge due to her great performance in the Pro-Am category. Photo Source: Fabienne's Instagram.
Unfortunately, Fabienne Wohlwend shot down to the seventh position in the 2019's Pro series with no wins and podium finishes. However, the racer was able to redeem herself for the 2020/21 season of Ferrari Challenge Europe - Trofeo Pirelli (Pro) with ten podium finishes, three pole positions, and three wins. The racer competed in all the seasons as a part of the Octane 126 team and drove a Ferrari 488.
Fabienne Wohlwend participated in the VLN Series in 2019. Unfortunately, she was a part of a terrifying accident and had to leave the season early. Nevertheless, the racer returned for the 2021 series in the VT-2 class and finished second overall.
Moreover, in the 2021 Nurburgring 24 Hours qualifying race, Fabienne was selected as the newest team member of the all-girl team by WS Racing. There, she competed alongside Carrie Schreiner, Celia Martin, and Laura Kraihammer.
W Series is the all-women racing championship based in Europe that began in 2019. The series has been applauded for being a platform for women to race and push for Formula 1. The series does not require its participants to sponsor racing and select them after intense selection rounds.
Fabienne Wohlwend was selected to participate in the 2019 season itself. There the racer finished sixth with one podium finishes and no win. The inaugural season was won by Jamie Chadwick, followed by Beitske Visser and Alice Powell.
Due to her standing in the previous season, Fabienne was able to return for the 2020 season. But, unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the series was postponed to 2021. Nevertheless, the Liechtensteinian racer has performed very well in the races and has been placed in the top 3 positions. In the 2020/21 season, the racer is competing against Sarah Moore, Miki Koyama, and Nerea Marti, amongst many more.
Here are the results of some races Fabienne Wohlwend has performed exceptionally in.
|Ferrari Challenge Europe - Coppa Shell 2017||1||4||6th|
|W series 2019||0||1||6th|
|Ferrari Challenge Europe - Trofeo Pirelli (Pro-Am) 2018||3||10||2nd|
|Ferrari Challenge Europe - Trofeo Pirelli (Pro) 2020/21||1||10||2nd|
|W Series 2021||0||1||3rd|
With such a great record of racing within such a short amount of time, it is undeniable that Fabienne is extremely talented. The racing driver certainly has a long way to go in her career. Moreover, the W Series is an ongoing competition and with many races still remaining we might see Wohlwend clinching the title.
In the qualifying session held in Spa-Francorchamps track of Belgium, Fabienne and five other drivers, Belen Garcia, Sarah Moore, Abbie Eaton, Beitske Visser, and Ayla Agren were involved in a heavy crash.
Fabienne Wohlwend Net Worth
The Liechtensteinian racing driver has always preferred to remain quiet about her personal life; including her finances. So, naturally, Fabienne Wohlwend's net worth is not a piece of public knowledge. However, judging by her successful racing career, the racer must earn quite some money from the teams she has raced for and her many podium finishes.
Moreover, the young racer had worked in a bank to collect finances for her races. Although she was just an intern at the bank, she could have made upwards of $70,000 a year according to Salary.com. However, the sum solely went to funding her racing career.
Fabienne Wohlwend's net worth includes the prize money she received for competing and winning racing. Photo Source: Fabienne's Instagram.
The Liechtenstienian racing driver has been sponsored for some seasons by the technological communication group Vodafone. The importance of having a sponsorship to further one's racing career has been prevailing. Because of this, many have had to drop their dreams of racing due to a lack of a sponsor. To prevent one's dream from shattering in this manner, W Series has introduced a racing series where the women do not need any sponsors to enter.
The racing driver has been a strong competitor in the W Series. The winner of this series can win a huge sum of $500,000 from its $1.5 million prize fund. The remaining $1 million is divided amongst the remainder of racers, but the amount of sum given out as per placement is unknown.
Nevertheless, Fabienne Wohlwend's net worth must have benefitted from the prize money she received for winning races. Her earnings from sponsorships might have also helped increase her total fortune.
Fabienne Wohlwend's Partner
Young and beautiful Fabienne Wohlwend has been the center of attention due to her immaculate performance in the W series. Due to her fame, the racer's private life has been under immense scrutiny. Despite the curiosity of the public, the blonde-haired beauty has preferred to stay silent on her personal life. However, the racing driver's silence and secrecy have not prevented the public from making assumptions about her love life.
The Liechtenstein racer has been speculated to have a girlfriend based on her social media posts. However, Fabienne has not spoken out about her sexuality nor her partner. So, for now, Fabienne Wohlwend's partner's identity and her sexuality remain a mystery to the public. But there is no doubt that whoever the racing driver's soulmate maybe will be lucky to have her.
Fabienne Wohlwend still has a long way to go in her racing career as well as her life. We wish her the very best for all her future endeavors and races.
Trivia And Fun Facts
- Fabienne Wohlwend's best friend is Sabrina Hug.
- The racing driver loves to travel.