Dallara, the exclusive chassis supplier to the Verizon IndyCar Series, was founded by its current
president, Giampaolo Dallara, in 1972. After working for Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and De
Tomaso, Dallara wanted to continue pursuing his dream of working in the
world of race cars. He established “Dallara Automobili da Competizione” in his hometown of Varano
de Melegari, Parma, in the Italian Motor Valley. Since its establishment,
Dallara has become world renowned for its specialty in designing, manufacturing and developing race
The company’s success can be credited to its achievements in Formula 3, first in Italy and
then around the world. Its American acclaim can be traced to its involvement since 1997 with the
Verizon IndyCar Series, its consultancy for major manufacturers and its continued focus on
technology and innovation. Entering the
2017 season, Dallara cars had won 265 races in Verizon IndyCar Series competition in the past 20
Dallara prides itself in searching for the highest standards of quality, performance, safety
and customer support. Dallara’s core competencies include: design using carbon fiber composite
materials, aerodynamics by means of wind tunnel and CFD (computational fluid dynamics), vehicle
dynamics through simulations and
testing, and the fast and flexible production of high-quality prototypes.
Every race weekend, approximately 300 Dallara cars run on tracks around the world in various
formulas. The company is present in all Formula 3 championships and is the sole supplier of cars
for the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires (the top level of the Mazda
Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires developmental ladder), GP2, GP3, Formula 3.5 V8, Super
Formula and Renault Sport Trophy. Dallara also makes cars for instructional leagues such as the
Formulino, for the Formula E championship, for World Endurance Series (WEC), European Le Mans
Series (ELMS) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
In recent years, the engineering activities have expanded, both for race cars and high-performance
road cars. Dallara provides consultancy services to some of the world’s most important car
companies including, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari, KTM, Lamborghini, Maserati and many others
that cannot be mentioned due to confidentiality agreements.
Dallara cemented its commitment to INDYCAR in July 2012 when it opened its American headquarters
and engineering center in Speedway, Indiana, a short distance from the legendary Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. The Dallara IndyCar Factory is a multifunctional center for
research and development, where the current Verizon IndyCar Series IR-12 chassis and Indy Lights
IL-15 chassis are produced and assembled. The Dallara IndyCar Factory houses an “edutainment”
center, where visitors can learn about the history of Dallara and its cars and discover the secrets
of the design and manufacture of a modern Indy car.
Dallara partnered with state universities, as well as with several school districts in the
Indianapolis area, to make scientific subjects attractive to students through the use of
motorsports. The basic idea is inspired by STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), an
existing American initiative which promotes science and technology subjects in U.S. schools.
Dallara makes part of its museum available to the STEM program focused on motorsport (M-STEM). This
special area demonstrates the relationship between Indy car development and production and basic
concepts of science and mathematics.
1180 Main St., Speedway, IN 46224
Office: (317) 388-5405; Fax: (317) 388-5419
President: Giampaolo Dallara;
General manager: Stefano dePonti
Media contact: Alberto Bassi, firstname.lastname@example.org