Verizon IndyCar Series - Carlos Munoz

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Carlos Munoz
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Carlos Munoz
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Biography of Carlos Munoz

Colombia native Carlos Munoz began his motorsports career in karting in 2002. In 2007, he made his debut in single-seaters, racing in the Formula TR Pro Series. He earned one podium in four races.

In 2008, Munoz participated in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championships, racing for Prema Powerteam. The following season, he competed in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup championships for Epsilon Euskadi. He finished eighth in the Eurocup standings, including a podium in the second race at the Nürburgring. In the West European Cup, he took seventh place in the championship, scoring two podiums.

He also competed in the F3 Euroseries with Signature Team in 2010 and 2011 and Indy Lights in 2012 and 2013. He made a splash in his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2013 by starting and finishing second in the Indianapolis 500. In 2014, he earned the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.

He is a fan of Real Madrid.


First start: May 26, 2013 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

• Finished eighth in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded three podiums among eight top-10 finishes, with best of third at Long Beach, Houston 1 and Pocono.
• Received Sunoco Rookie of the Year award.

• Competed in two races for Andretti Autosport and one for Panther Racing.
• Started and finished second in the Indianapolis 500, earning Rookie of Year honors.


• Finished third in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded four victories, including back-to-back wins from pole at Barber and Long Beach.
• Posted eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes overall.
• Earned five poles.
• Led six races for total of 198 laps.
• Was running at finish in nine of the 12 races.

• Finished fifth in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Recorded two victories, one pole, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.

• Finished eighth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Signature with a best finish of second at Hockenheim.
• Also finished on podium at Silverstone.
• Won pole for race at Hockenheim-2.
• Finished sixth in FIA Formula 3 International Trophy with best finish of third at Spa-Francorchamps.
• Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

• Finished ninth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Mücke Motorsports with best finish of second at Brands Hatch.
• Made six starts in British Fomula 3 Invitation Class, recording a win and two podiums.
• Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

• Finished eighth in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup for Epsilon Euskadi.
• Finished seventh in Formula Renault 2.0 WEC for Epsilon Euskadi.
• Finished 12th in European F3 Open with two podiums in six starts.

• Competed in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Prema Powerteam.
• Finished 16th in Formula Renault 2.0 Italy for Prema Powerteam.
• Finished ninth in Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Cup.

Early Career
• Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard. Finished third in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.
• Made four starts in Formula TR Pro Series FR 1600.
• Selected to race for Wales in the Inter-nations Karting Championship.

Early career
• Competed in karting, winning junior championships in WKA and Stars of Karting and competing in European Championships and Italian and Spanish karting championships.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 3 7 25 14
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 5 8 0 13
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 1 1 12 2
Total 37 1 0 9 16 37 29
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2013 Indy Lights 12 4 5 8 11 198 9
2012 Indy Lights 14 2 1 7 9 85 8
Total 26 6 6 15 20 283 17
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.