Verizon IndyCar Series - Mike Conway

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Mike Conway
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  • United Kingdom
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All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
  • Championship
    0
  • Indy 500 Wins
    0
  • Total Poles
    1
  • Race Wins
    4
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Biography of Mike Conway

Getting to the Verizon IndyCar Series actually started at age of 8 for Mike Conway when he raced at Rye House in Hertfordshire, England.

Since that time, Conway's racing path has taken him to the Formula A British Karting Champion, the Formula Renault Champion (2004) and the top British driver in the British Formula 3 Series, where he was third in 2005 with Fortec Motorsport. He competed in 2006 in the British F3 International Series, where he dominated the championship and won the title with three races left in the season. It was also during this year that he won the Macau Grand Prix, becoming the first British driver to do so since 1999.

It was up to the GP2 Series in 2007 with Super Nova Racing. He was also signed up to Honda F1 Racing as one of their test drivers and in 2008 Conway remained in GP2 but switched to Trident Racing. At Monaco, he had his first 2008 podium with a first place in the sprint race - a race which he led from start to finish.

That brought him to the United States in 2009 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. He competed for other teams the succeeding four seasons and is driving the road/street course races for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2014. The pairing delivered a victory in the second race of the season.

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start:
April 5, 2009 (St. Petersburg)
First victory:
April 17, 2011 (Long Beach)
First pole: June 2, 2013 (Detroit)

2013
• Competed in seven races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Long Beach) and Dale Coyne Racing.
• Won at Detroit 1 and started from pole in Detroit 2, in which he finished third.
• Overall, recorded five top-10 finishes.
• Led two races for total of 78 laps.

2012
• Finished 20th in IndyCar Sereis standings for A.J. Foyt Racing.
• Posted three top-10 finishes in 14 races (did not compete in finale), with a best of third at Toronto.
• Had best qualifying position of second at Baltimore.

2011
• Finished 17th in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
• Earned first series victory at Long Beach after starting season-high third and leading 14 laps.
• Recorded four top-10 finishes.

2010
• Competed in six races for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.
• Had season-high finish of eighth in opener on streets of Brazil, improving 11 positions.
• Started career-high second at Barber.
• Injuries as result of final-lap contact at Indianapolis kept him from competing the remainder of the season.

2009
• Finished 17th in IndyCar Series standings for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.
• Recorded one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
• Posted best oval finish of eighth at Iowa after starting 19th.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2008

• Finished 12th in GP2 Series standings with Trident Racing with victory in sprint race at Monte Carlo.
• Won International GT Open GTS race with Scuderia Latorre on Valencia street circuit.
• Was part of Honda F1 Racing Young Driver Program.
• Tested Panther Racing car at Infineon Raceway.

2007
• Finished 14th as rookie in GP2 Series standings with Super Nova Racing with high finish of second in 21 races.
• Was part of Honda F1 Racing Young Driver Program.

2006
• Champion of British Formula 3 International with Raikkonen Robertson Racing.
• Recorded 17 podium finishes, including eight victories, and eight pole starts.
• Competed in two GP2 Series races with DPR Direxiv.
• Won Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix with Raikkonen Robertson Racing; the first Brit to win since Darren Manning in 1999.
• Received the National Racing Driver of the Year award at the McLaren Autosport Awards.

2005
• Finished third in British Formula 3 International standings with Fortec Motorsports.
• Recorded seven podium finishes, including victory at Croft, in 19 races. Also posted five front-row starts.
• Received the BRDC Spencer-Charrington Trophy awarded to the highest-placing British driver in British Formula 3.
• Received the BRDC John Cooper Trophy awarded to Formula 3 driver who has shown potential to become an F1 driver.

2004
• Champion of British Formula Renault with Fortec Motorsports.
• Recorded 17 podium finishes, including eight victories. Also posted nine pole starts.
• Finalist for McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award.

2003
• Finished fourth in British Formula Renault standings with Fortec Motorsports; highest placing rookie.
• Recorded four podium finishes, including victory at Snetterton.
• Finished second in British Formula 3 Renault Winter Series with victories at Donington Park and Brands Hatch in four races. Also posted two pole starts.

2002
• Finished fourth in British Formula Ford standings with Van Diemen.
• Recorded five podium finishes and three front-row starts.

2001
• Finished sixth in British Junior Formula Ford standings with Martin Donnelly Racing.
• Posted victory at Spa and second place at Snetterton.
• Competed in Formula Ford UK Winter Series with Martin Donnelly Racing with victory at Donnington Park.

Early career
• Champion of British Formula A karting series in 2000.
• Champion of British JICA karting series in 1998.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 2 0 2 2 36 9
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 7 1 1 2 5 78 5
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 0 1 3 0 10
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 1 4 16 9
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 6 0 0 0 3 15 4
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 1 3 0 9
Total 72 4 1 7 20 145 46
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
* Under INDYCAR sanction RAF = Running at Finish
** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points
Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing is owned and operated by Ed Carpenter, who also is the driver of the No. 20 car as he was for Vision Racing from 2005-09.

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka, founded by pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, is the primary sponsor.

Carpenter made his IZOD IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in 2003 and earned his first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. Carpenter resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Heather, and their two children.