Mike Wainwright came to racing relatively late compared to some of his peers, but nevertheless made an immediate impact.
He made his debut in 2010 in the Dubai 24 Hours in the Renault Clio Cup and finished a credible 5th in class and has since gone on to compete on the GT racing’s world stage against some of the best names in the business.
After forming Gulf Racing in early 2011 with Roald Goethe as a co-team principal Mike Wainwright embarked on a season of racing in the Inter-Continental Le Mans Cup which saw him take on and conquer some of the world’s greatest endurance classics. With the support of Gulf Oil International and driving an Aston Martin Vantage GT2, Mike gained valuable track experience at the 12 hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Petit Le Mans and the 6 hours of Spa & Silverstone with his team.
2012 & 2013 saw Mike Wainwright compete in the Blancpain Endurance Series with the McLaren MP4 12-C taking on some of the classic European circuits.
2014 saw Gulf Racing transition to the European Le Mans Series with the Porsche 911 RSR (991) GTE and new teammates Adam Carroll & Ben Barker. They remained with the championship in 2015 taking 1st place at Silverstone.
2016 saw Mike enter the World Endurance Championship with the Porsche RSR GTE to fulfil his dream of finishing Le Mans 24 Hour where they finished 5th in class and 6th in class for the championship.
2017 the team were back with the World Endurance Championship and the Porsche for its final year before retirement which saw Mike & his team mates take 3rd place in Mexico and yet again finishing Le Mans 24 Hour.
With the latest Porsche 991 RSR, Mike took on the World Endurance Championship again for the 2018-2019 Super-season and the 2019-2020 season where Mike, Ben Barker and new driver Andrew Watson took 3rd place in Bahrain 2019 and hope to complete a successful end to the championship in late 2020.
Mike combines his racing with a very busy business life. He lives in Geneva and enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors skiing and exercising as well as spending time with his family.