Luca Filippi
Luca  Filippi
Dale Coyne Racing
Luca Filippi
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Aug 9, 1985
19 Honda Italian National Flag
Savigliano, Italy
Savigliano, Italy


  • Driven on road/street courses for CFH Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
  • Started 110 races (the most ever) over seven seasons in GP2 Series, winning six races and placing second in the 2011 championship
  • Won 2005 Italian Formula 3000 championship with four poles and four race wins; finished second in 2010 GP2 Asia Series (one win) and second in 2011 Auto GP (one win)
  • Served as Formula One test driver in 2005, 2007 and 2008


  • Serves as Formula One broadcast commentator for Sky Sport in Italy
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 10 0 0 1 4 2 8
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 1 0 3
Total 23 0 0 1 5 2 18

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Dale Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne Racing is a long-standing staple in open-wheel racing. Starting in 1984 as a driver/owner, Coyne ran several seasons of Indy car races. For several years the team raced with a stock-block engine, making Coyne a fan favorite. With the technical expertise of Coyne, the team built its own chassis in 1986, known as the DC-1.

Stepping out of the cockpit in 1990, Coyne turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to recruit and coach drivers has shown well for drivers who have competed with this seasoned team.

Before making the transition to the Verizon IndyCar Series full time in 2008, the team competed in the Champ Car World Series with drivers such as Oriol Servia, Cristiano da Matta, Katherine Legge, Bruno Junqueira, Alex Barron and Michel Jourdain Jr.

Dale Coyne Racing recorded its first victory in July 2009 at Watkins Glen International with Justin Wilson behind the wheel.

Team Website
First Start
August 4, 2013

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2015
    • Competed in road/street course events for CFH Racing
    • Finished a season-best second to teammate Josef Newgarden at Toronto as part of a team 1-2
    • Recorded top-10 finishes at Belle Isle-1 and New Orleans
    • Tested on oval at Iowa Speedway for team
  • 2014
    • Competed in four races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
    • Recorded best finish of 15th at Houston 2.
    • Qualified series-high fourth at Houston 1.
  • 2013
    • Competed in four races in Barracuda Racing car for Bryan Herta Autosport.
    • Recorded best qualifying position (eighth) and finish (10th) at Houston 1.
    • Was running at the finish in three races.

Luca's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Finished fourth in the Super GT Class of International GT Open with four wins in nine starts.
    • Swept doubleheader at Paul Ricard and won at Nurburgring and Jerez.
  • 2012
    • Competed in final two rounds of GP2 Series for Scuderia Coloni, winning the feature race at Monza and winning the pole at Singapore.
    • Finished 16th in the point standings despite competing in three of the 24 races.
    • Won Aston Martin Le Mans Festival from pole.
  • 2011
    • Finished second in GP2 Series driving for Super Nova and Coloni, scoring three wins.
    • Finished second in the Auto GP Championship for Super Nova with a win and six podium finishes.
  • 2010
    • Made 10 starts in GP2 with Super Nova Racing.
    • Finished fifth in the Auto GP championship with two wins.
    • Finished second in the GP2 Asia championship with one win.
  • 2009
    • Finished fifth in GP2 Series championship with a win.
  • 2008
    • Competed in GP2 and GP2 Asia.
    • Served as test driver for Honda Racing Formula One team.
  • 2007
    • Finished fourth in GP2 Series with a win.
    • Served as test driver for both Honda and Super Aguri in Formula One.
  • 2006
    • Competed as a rookie in GP2 Series for FMS International and BCN Competicion.
  • 2005
    • Served as a test driver for the Minardi Formula One team.
    • Won the Italian F3000 Championship for Fisichella Motorsports with four wins and four poles in eight starts.
  • 2004
    • Competed in Formula Renault Euro Cup and Euro 3000 events.
    • Finished third in Italian Formula Renault 2.0 with seven podium finishes.
  • 2003
    • Competed in Formula Renault 2.0 in Italy and the UK.
    • Competed in Formula Renault Euro Cup races.
  • Early Career
    • Began career at karting level at age 8.
    • Won Astra e Autosprint cercano piloti competition and earned a season in Mazda MX-5 Cup, where he earned a win and two podium finishes.