Léna Bühler is a promising young driver in the world of motorsport. She is part of the 2023 F1 Academy, a prestigious program that aims to develop the next generation of Formula One talent.
Léna is the only Swiss female representative in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FR3R) and is certified by the FIA. She has struggled in the lower formula but has never given up. She is determined that she will end up in F1, not only as a driver but as a champion!
In this article, we will explore her background, achievements, and aspirations as she pursues her dream of becoming a professional racer.
When Was Léna Bühler Born And How Old Is She?
Léna Bühler was born on 9 July 1997, which means that, at 25 years old, she is one of the older drivers in the F1 Academy.
Léna Bühler’s Family
She is the daughter of the former touring car driver Philippe Bühler (most recently in an Opel Kadett E1.)
Léna’s family has always supported her ambitions and encouraged her to pursue her goals. They often travel with her to different races and provide her with advice and guidance.
Léna says that her parents are her role models and inspirations, and that she owes them everything for their love and sacrifice.
Bühler’s has a sister – Romy Bühler.
Does Léna Bühler Have a Trainer?
Professional coach and manager, Xavier Feuillée, supports Léna. He is the founder and boss of the company 3.2.1. Perform.
This is a training center for professional racers in the French Pyrenees and works with many successful racers.
Some of the most notable rivers he has helped include Sébastien Ogier, Esteban Ocon or Tatiana Calderon.
Léna Bühler’s Motorsport Career
She started her motorsport career in a very unconventional way.
Léna has always been passionate about adrenaline sports and starred in BMX for 10 years at national and international level.
After testing in karts (age 17) she decided to continue her career in Karting. When she made the switch, it felt like a natural place for her skills.
Formula 4 Spanish Championship
In 2020 she made the move to the Formula 4 Spanish Championship with Drivex School driving a Tatuus F4 T-014 .
Her Stats For 2020 are Listed Below
|Car||Tatuus F4 T-014|
Formula Regional European Championship By Alpine
For the years 2021 and 2022 – Léna joined the regional European Championship where she partnered Hadrien David, Isack Hadjar and Zane Maloney at R-ace GP.
Unfortunately she injured her hand during the ores season testing events and had to sit out the opening rounds while her hand recovered.
They say that success is a result of 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration – this is so true for Léna.
She endured a very difficult season where she only managed a best finish of 20th and a final drivers standing of 38.
Despite the results she has carried on plugging away.
She was re-signed for the 2022 season, and her performance immediately showed a step up. She finished every race inside the top 20 and achieved a best result of 12th at the final round of races in Abu Dhabi.
the results of which are listed below.
|Metric||2021||2022 (First Part)||2022 (2nd Part)|
|Car||Tatuus F3 T-31||Tatuus F3 T-318||Tatuus F.3 T-318|
|Engine||Renault 1.8 Turbo||Alfa Romeo 1750 Tbi |
270HP @ 6.000 RPM
|Renault Sport |
Alongside her commitment to the F1 Academy in 2023, Léna has driven in the Formula 4 UAE Championship as part of the R2Race Cavicel Team.
|Team||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race |
|Race 10||Race 11||Race 12||Race 13||Race 14||Race 15||Position||Points|
F1 Academy – 2023
If anyone had any doubts about Léna Bühler’s race pace, she quickly shut those views down with her F1 Academy performance.
Of the 9 races she has competed in she has achieved 1 win (At the Spanish Grand Prix), 1 pole position and 4 podiums.
Her best results was at the Spanish Grand Prix where she led from pole to win the third and final F1 Academy race at Circuit de Catalunya.
Léna beat the field down to turn one and never looked back. She led all 15 laps of the race to win by three seconds over Hamda Al Qubasi in second place.
Her statistics are summarized below.
|F1 Academy||ART Grand Prix||9||1||1||1||4||83||3rd*|
How Does Léna Bühler Prepare For Racing?
For Léna, physical training and mental work are priorities. She is also followed by a coach to develop her ability to manage stressful situations.
To improve her concentration and learn to rest, she practices meditation. Victories are built around every detail!
To perform, there are no miracles, she says. You have to ride and ride again and step by step, seek the limits, learn, always learn. It’s a constant job.
She also devotes a lot of time to her team, with the engineers and mechanics, in order to tune the car for each circuit and for each weather condition.
Will Léna Bühler Achieve Her Dream And Race In F1?
She says that her ultimate ambition is to race in Formula One and to become a world champion.
Léna says that she knows that it is a very difficult and competitive sport, but that she is ready to work hard and overcome any obstacles.
She also says that she has a lot of respect and admiration for the current Formula One drivers, and she especially admires Lewis Hamilton.
Time will tell if she can achieve her dream!
Léna Bühler Social Media
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Léna Bühler is one of the most promising drivers in the world of motorsport. She has shown great potential and persistence for the future.
She is part of the 2023 F1 Academy, a prestigious program that aims to develop the next generation of Formula One talent.
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