Daniel Schneider is a Brazilian endurance racing driver who is competing in the 2023 European Le Mans Series with United Autosports.
For Daniel, Formula 1 was the start of his racing passion. He followed the sport throughout his childhood and teenage years - but it wasn’t until 2009 that he started racing himself, when a friend signed him up for the Porsche GT3 Cup Light in So Paulo.
Fast forward four years and Daniel was celebrating on the podium, winning the 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Brasil. In 2015, he backed that up with another win in the Porsche GT3 Cup Brasil.
In 2019, Daniel added another trophy to his collection, claiming P2 in the 24 Hours of Dubai (SPX class) – before joining United Autosports in 2020 for the first of three consecutive seasons in the Michelin Le Mans Cup, which included podium celebrations at Paul Ricard.
In 2023, Daniel is stepping up from LMP3 to the LMP2 class in the European Le Mans Series – racing in the Pro-Am category with friends and co-drivers Nelson Piquet Jr and Andy Meyrick.
Daniel and Andy have worked really well together in LMP3 and they both deserve the opportunity to step into LMP2.
// Clinched second in the 2019 Dubai 24 Hour (SPX class)
It's a dream come true, racing in the ELMS ... with two of my good friends Andy and Nelson in an LMP2 car.
MICHELIN LE MANS CUP
In 2020, Daniel Schneider entered the Michelin Le Mans Cup with United Autosports, piloting the Ligier JS P320 with Andy Meyrick. In August that year, the duo celebrated their maiden Le Mans Cup podium at Paul Ricard (read the race report) and in 2022 – Daniel’s final season before taking on LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series – they claimed four top-ten finishes throughout the season.
Daniel has three passions in life – motor racing, golfing and skiing. Spending time with his family is also top of the list so during the winter, when the racing season slows down, you’ll usually find him out on the slopes with his loved ones.