In the early stages of his racing career, Ralph won several national karting championships. With continued success, it quickly became clear that time had come to go one step further in order to achieve his dreams.
The Swiss driver started his single-seater career in 2012, at the age of 14. He then became the youngest driver to enter the Formula BMW Talent Cup. He took three wins and six podiums to finish fourth in the championship.
In 2013, he progressed and gained experience in the ADAC Formel Masters, a German-based junior single-seater series. After taking a win in his debut year, Ralph completed a sophomore season and accumulated eight podium places with the Lotus team. He is amongst the youngest winners in the history of the series.
At the age of 17 Ralph joined the GP3 Series, which runs as a Formula 1 support race, and was the youngest competitor on the 2015 grid. In what was a highly competitive season, Ralph recorded 10 points-scoring finishes, including becoming the youngest GP3 podium finisher when he came third at Silverstone.
In 2016 he only contested six of the nine GP3 events. Despite this, he secured his first win in Austria and scored four top-five finishes, finishing ahead of several full-season entries.
The following year Ralph moved up the FIA Formula 2 Championship, F1’s main feeder series. An impressive first season saw him collect three points finishes. A challenging second season followed as his pace was masked by multiple mechanical issues and racing incidents, including being taken out in Monaco, denying him a podium finish.
But his talent did not go unnoticed and Ralph has secured a third season in the series with experienced Italian squad Trident for 2019.