Christopher Haase is a German racing driver who achieved the most in the sports car competitions, taking several championship titles and winning some famous endurance races.
His first success was the 2007 ADAC GT Masters title with Reiter Engineering's Lamborghini Gallardo. In 2009, he won the FIA GT3 European Championship in Phoenix Racing's Audi R8 LMS. His next title was in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT.
In endurance races, he was the overall winner at 24 hours of Nürburgring two times, in 2012 and 2014, both times in an Audi. He is also a two-time winner at Sepang 12 Hours, in 2010 and 2016. Most recently, in 2017, Haase was the winner of 24 hours of Spa.
German GT champion in debut season
Born in September 1987 in Kulmbach, Haase participated in karting competitions as a teenager. His first competition with cars was the ADAC Dacia Logan Cup in 2006, where he finished in the third place.
Next year, he entered ADAC GT Masters with Reiter Engineering, driving the #7 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. He became German GT champion in his debut season, winning five times in twelve races. His co-drivers were Gianni Morbidelli and Jos Menten.
European GT4 Cup champion in 2008
In 2008, Haase stayed with Reiter Engineering, driving a KTM X-Bow in the European GT4 Cup. He became a champion in the Sports Light class, winning three times in nine races. His teammate was Dennis Retera.
Haase also continued to race in the ADAC GT Masters, finishing as the runner-up together with Albert von Turn und Taxis in Reiter's Lamborghini Gallardo. They won two races.
Christopher Haase and Christopher Mies - 2009 FIA GT3 champions
European GT3 champion in 2009
In the previous years, Haase occasionally participated in the FIA GT3 European Championship. In 2009, it was his main competition and he became the champion, driving the #26 Audi R8 LMS for Phoenix Racing. His championship-winning partner was Christopher Mies.
Haase also participated on a limited schedule in the ADAC GT Masters, winning three times in a Phoenix Racing Audi and finishing ninth in the points.
Rejoining Reiter in the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship
In 2010, Haase rejoined Reiter to drive the #24 Lamborghini Murcielago in the FIA GT1 World Championship. His full-time partner was Peter Kox. Scoring just two podiums, they finished 18th in the points.
The highlight of 2010 was Haase's victory at Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (today Sepang 12 Hours) in the Arrows Racing's Lamborghini Gallardo. His co-drivers were Peter Kox and Tunku Hammam.
Christopher Haase is an Audi factory driver since 2011
Audi factory driver since 2011
In 2011, Haase became an Audi factory driver in the Audi Sport customer racing program. His main competition was the ADAC GT Masters with Phoenix Racing, in the #7 Audi R8 LMS he was sharing with Andreas Simonsen. Scoring just one win, they were 14th in the points.
Haase also recorded one victory in the FIA GT3 European Championship race at Zandvoort and second place at 24 hours of Nürburgring.
2012 – Nürburgring winner and Blancpain Endurance champion
In 2013, Haase started a season making a debut at Daytona 24 Hours, driving an Audi for Rum Bum Racing. He didn't reach the finish. During the season, he had a double program in the ADAC GT Masters (with Prosperia C.Abt Racing) and Blancpain Endurance Series (with Phoenix Racing), not scoring wins or podiums.
He scored some podiums in the Nürburgring's VLN series with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT but failed to finish the 24-hour race.
2014 – victory at Nürburgring, second place in North America
Haase achieved his second victory at Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2014, again with Phoenix Racing's Audi. This time, he was sharing a car with Christian Mamerow, Rene Rast and Markus Winkelhock. They set a new distance record of 159 laps.
During the season, Haase's main job was to drive the #48 Audi R8 for Paul Miller Racing in the IMSA United SportsCar Championship. His full-time teammate was Bryce Miller. With one victory (Petit Le Mans) and four podiums, they finished second in the GTD class.
Haase serves as Audi Sport Customer racing driver all over the world
2015 – one more season in the IMSA championship
Haase remained with Paul Miller Racing in the 2015 IMSA Championship, sharing the #48 Audi with Dion von Moltke. Scoring four podiums, they ended a season third in the GTD class.
During 2015, Haase had a wide program with Audi customer teams, competing all over the world – Australia, Malaysia, France and Germany. His most notable result was the second place at Sepang 12 Hours.
One more Sepang 12h victory in 2016
A year later, he succeeds to win at Sepang for the second time in a career. He won the race in Phoenix Racing's Audi, sharing a car with Robin Frijns and Laurens Vanthoor.
Of other competitions, he raced for Car Collection Motorsport in the ADAC GT Masters and for Sainteloc Racing in the Blancpain GT Series.
Celebrating victory at 2017 Spa 24 Hours
Victory at 2017 Spa 24 Hours
Haase continued with multiple programs in 2017, joining Land Motorsport in the ADAC GT Masters and driving for Sainteloc Racing in the Blancpain GT Series, but also racing for many other Audi customer teams all over the world.
The highlight of 2017 was a victory at Spa 24 Hours. He, Markus Winkelhock and Jules Gounon won the race in the #25 Sainteloc Racing's Audi R8 LMS.
He stayed an Audi all-rounder in 2018 but, this time, he scored no major wins.