Mathieu Jaminet is a French racing driver, born in 1994, who currently serves as a Porsche factory driver in GT competitions. His most recent success is the championship title in the ADAC GT Masters in 2018.
Previously, he was the winner of the Porsche Carrera Cup France in 2016. Early in a career, he won the Peugeot RCZ Racing Cup in 2012.
Winning the first championship title with 18 years
After a relatively successful career in karting competitions, Mathieu switched to formula racing in 2010, competing in Formula 4. He was a race winner three times, finishing third in the points, behind Stoffel Vandoorne and Norman Nato. In 2011, he had no success in the Formula Renault Eurocup, finishing just 16th in the points.
He then switched to touring car racing in 2012, taking the championship title in the Peugeot RCZ Cup France with four wins in twelve races. He was driving for Sainteloc Racing. Next year, the team recruited him for the French GT Championship, where he was sharing an Audi R8 LMS with Marc Sourd. They finished 18th in the final classification.
French Porsche Carrera Cup champion in 2016
The milestone year in Jaminet's career was 2015 when he chose to race with Porsche, entering the Porsche Carrera Cup France. He had a great debut season, scoring four wins and finishing as a runner-up, losing a title by just two points to Maxime Jousse.
Next year, he was absolutely dominant in the national Carrera Cup competition, winning ten times in twelve races and taking the championship title. He was also successful in the Porsche Supercup, winning three races and finishing in third place.
Variety of competitions in 2017
As Porsche junior factory driver, Mathieu contested with different customer teams all over the world in 2017, competing in six different championships. His main competition was the ADAC GT Masters with KÜS Team 75 Bernhard. He was sharing the #17 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Michael Ammermuller, scoring a victory in the season-opening race at Oschersleben and finishing 8th in the final standings.
His other competitions were Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain GT Series, IMSA SportsCar Championship, VLN endurance series and 24H Series.
2018 ADAC GT Masters champions Mathieu Jaminet and Robert Renauer
ADAC GT Masters champion in 2018
For the 2018 ADAC GT Masters season, Jaminet was sent to drive the #99 Porsche for Herberth Motorsport, sharing a car with Robert Renauer. One victory (Zandvoort) and three more podiums were good enough to take the championship title with just one-point advantage over closest rivals.
Outside German championship, Jaminet raced again with different Porsche teams all over the world, including Europe, Japan, USA, Macau or Dubai.
Mathieu Jaminet pictured in 2019
Debut at 24h Le Mans in 2019
In 2019, Jaminet competes again all over the world, including a debut at 24 Hours of Le Mans. In his debut at the world's greatest endurance race, he was a member of the Porsche GT Team in the #94 Porsche 911 RSR, sharing a car with Sven Muller and Dennis Olsen. They were seventh in the GTE Pro class.
His other competitions are Intercontinental GT Challenge, Blancpain GT Series, IMSA SportsCar Championship and VLN endurance series.