Harald Schlegelmilch CV
PRO-AM Class: 1st place Sebring,
3rd place Silverstone and SPA
Porsche Carrera Cup
Formula Atlantic Championship
German F3 Championship
Formula Master Championship
Rookie of the year
Rookie of the year
Formula Lista: 1. Place
Harald started racing when he was only 8 years old. His father, Vladi, was a successful race car driver when he was young, so it was under his tutelage that Harald was put behind a steering wheel. After the first few laps in karting, Harald understood that not only did he like racing, but that he was also very good at it! For the next few years, Harald was competing in several karting championships and was posting good results. He continued to improve race by race.
At the age of 14, Harald earned his next big opportunity – for the first time, he tested in a real formula car. This was the point in his career where he understood that he had real potential as a professional race car driver. In his first year of racing formula cars, Harald competed in two championships: the Austrian formula Lista championship and the Scandinavian formula Renault 2000 championship. His impact was immediate. In his first year, he won the Austrian formula Lista championship and earned the Rookie of the Year honours in the Scandinavian formula Renault championship, finishing 5th in the overall standings.
The next step forward was Formula Three. All of the great drivers, such as Schumacher and Senna, had matriculated from the school of Formula Three before landing in Formula One. Harald joined the team HS Technic Motorsport for the German Formula Three championship. Once again, Harald proved his mettle – he won the trophy championship, placed 3rd in the overall standings, and was also honoured with the Rookie of the Year prize.
In the following years, Harald competed in many different formula championships. He was winning races in Formula Three Euroseries, which has seen such esteemed graduates as drivers like Luiss Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and many more current Formula One drivers. Harald also raced in Formula Master, Formula Atlantic, Renault World Series and even GP2, which is the last step before Formula One.
In 2010, Harald tried his hand at GT cars. Harald was invited by Porsche to their young driver test and despite the fact that he had never driven a GT car before, out of all drivers, he was the best. Harald became Porsche young talent 2010 and was awarded a scholarship for the German Carrera Cup.
In 2011 Harald started managing Sports Complex 333, which is the only one of it’s kind in the Baltic states. Parallel to his new challenge Harald continues racing in different categories such as kartng, rally and GT.