Josef Kaufmann Racing

Yifei Ye

Yifei Ye

Yifei Ye

Race driver #16

Date of birth 16 June 2000
Place of birth Xi'an
Nationality CN
Team Josef Kaufmann Racing

Yifei Ye


Chinese-born Yifei Ye began racing karts there when he was eight and won two national titles. After racing in Japan he came to Europe where he made the move to single-seaters in 2015. He scored victories in both the Italian and French Championships in his first season and conquered the title in the French F4 Series title in 2016. In 2017, he scored three top-3 finishes and three victories in the rookies’ category in Formula Renault Eurocup. The Chinese driver, who is part of the Josef Kaufmann Racing line-up, hopes to do better that his mentor Neel Jani, second in the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2002.

2017 Formula Renault Eurocup - 8th

3 podiums, 1 fastest lap

2017 Formula Renault NEC - 8th

2 wins, 4 podiums, 2 pole positions, 2 fastest laps

2016 French F4 Championship - 1st

14 wins, 15 podiums, 10 pole positions, 13 fastest laps

2016 Italian F4 Championship - 10th

2 podiums, 2 fastest laps

2015 Italian F4 Championship - 21st

1 podium

2015 French F4 Championship - 12th

2 wins, 2 podiums