Phil Giebler was 10 when he tried his hand out on Karts. He won three national championships and won a chance to factory drive with the World Championship winning Tony Kart team. This made him the first American to win such a chance and the fact that he had won three National Championships to get there, proved that he was better than the others.
In 1999, Giebler went into the famous ELF/La Filiere Formula Renault Championships and became the only American to win a race in the history of the La Filiere championships. So much so, that he did it thrice and grabbed second place in the overall championships. An ELF/Formula3 ride was the reward for his work rate and in the French Formula 3000 series, he had 4 wins in his 11 podium finishes in just 12 races. With that title, he went from strength to strength and continued with his success in the 2000 UK Formula Palmer / Audi Winter Cup series and won the championship as well as a scholarship for Team USA.
In 2001, Phil had his hands full with the German and British F3 schedule. The team was under constant budget constraints in each race and Giebler took it in his stride. He had a reasonable season in 2001, did much better in the Spanish F3 Championships in 2002 and ran a smaller schedule in 2003.
After a few more years in the F3 level, Phil Giebler will turn out as a rookie driver for the A1 GP Team USA and will look forward to making an impact in his latest challenge.