Oriol Servia
Oriol  Servia
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Oriol Servia
rank
24
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jul 13, 1974
77 Honda Spain Road To Indy Graduate
Hometown
Pals, Spain
Residence
Los Angeles

The son of a Spanish Rally champion, Oriol Servia has been racing since he was young, advancing steadily up the racing ranks in series around the world.

Before joining the Champ Car World Series, Servia was the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights champion, finishing second in five races and earning three pole positions. Servia has had success during his career in Champ Car as well. He finished a career-best second in the championship standings in 2005, and gave Dale Coyne Racing its first podium finish since 1996 with a third-place run at Laguna Seca in 2004.

He joined the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2008. Servia is a graduate of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya with a degree in mechanical engineering. An avid motocross rider, he received his first off-road motorcycle from his father, Salvadore, when he was 2 years old.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 1 7 4
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 0 0 1 4 16 10
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 4 5 0 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 6 11 18 17
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 0 0 1 3 0 4
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 4 6 6 14
2008 Champ Car 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
2007 Champ Car 13 0 0 5 11 85 12
2006 Champ Car 14 0 0 4 8 51 8
2005 Champ Car 13 1 1 10 11 29 12
2004 Champ Car 14 0 0 2 8 6 13
2003 Champ Car 18 0 0 7 9 37 11
2002 Champ Car 13 0 0 2 6 0 7
2001 Champ Car 20 0 0 2 7 15 15
2000 Champ Car 20 0 0 2 10 2 13
Total 199 1 1 51 101 272 155

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

RAF = Running at Finish


Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Logo

Team co-owner Sam Schmidt made 27 career starts in the IndyCar Series as a driver, earning one victory and pole position, both achievements in his hometown of Las Vegas in September 1999 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while driving for Treadway Racing.

In January 2000, Schmidt became a quadriplegic due to injuries suffered in a testing crash at Orlando, Fla. Schmidt puts his master's degree in international finance from Pepperdine University to work managing the marketing efforts for the IndyCar team he formed in 2001 and the strategic direction of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation.

In late 2012, Schmidt and Ric Peterson, founder and COO of Oculus Transport Ltd., announced the formation of a partnership as owners of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

Team Website spmindycar.com/
First Start
March 26, 2000
Homestead
First Win
August 28, 2005
Montreal
First Pole
October 22, 2005
Surfers Paradise

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2015
    • Finished 12th for Andretti Autosport after receiving a late call to drive Justin Wilson’s car at Sonoma
    • Competed in the Indianapolis 500 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, finishing 29th after contact
  • 2014
    • Competed in four races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, with best finish of seventh at Long Beach.
    • Led one race for seven laps.
  • 2013
    • Competed in 12 races for Panther-DRR and Panther Racing.
    • Recorded best finish of fourth at Sao Paulo.
    • Posted four top-10 finishes overall.
  • 2012
    • Finished 13th in IndyCar Series standings for Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.
    • Recorded five top-10 finishes, with best of fourth at Indianapolis (after starting 27th) and Milwaukee.
  • 2011
    • Finished fourth in IndyCar Series standings for Newman/Haas Racing.
    • Recorded 11 top-10 finishes, with a best of second at New Hampshire and Baltimore.
    • Was one of three drivers to be running at the finish in all 17 races.
    • Led all drivers in laps completed (2,103 of 2,011).
    • Was only driver to finish in the top 10 in first five races of the season.
  • 2009
    • Competed in five races for Rahal Letterman Racing (Indianapolis) and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.
    • Recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes to close season, including a best of fourth at Homestead.
    • Started seventh at Chicagoland.
  • 2008
    • Finished ninth in IndyCar Series standings for KV Racing Technology.
    • Recorded fourth top-five and six top-10 finishes with best of fourth at Belle Isle.
  • 2007
    • Finished sixth in the Champ Car World Series standings.
    • Finished a season-best second at Long Beach and fourth at Houston filling in for an injured Paul Tracy. Performance earned him a ride with Forsythe Championship Racing.
    • Competed for PKV Racing for final two races of the season.
  • 2006
    • Finished 11th in Champ Car World Series standings for PKV Racing with best finish of third at Cleveland.
    • Started in the top five in four consecutive events from Cleveland to San Jose.
  • 2005
    • Finished second in Champ Car World Series standings.
    • Made 11 starts for Newman/Haas as substitute for injured Bruno Junquiera after starting the year with Dale Coyne Racing.
    • Scored seven podiums finishes, including his first career win at Montreal.
  • 2004
    • Led Dale Coyne Racing to its best Champ Car season, recording eight top-10 finishes capped by podium finish at Laguna Seca.
  • 2003
    • Finished seventh in CART standings with Patrick Racing.
    • Recorded first two front-row starts, starting second in Montreal and Denver on consecutive weekends.
  • 2002
    • Finished 16th in CART standings for Patrick Racing.
    • Was at his best on ovals, scoring a fourth-place run in England and climbing 13 spots on the grid to place fifth at Fontana.
    • Attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 for Walker Racing, but failed to qualify after team waved off on Bump Day.
  • 2001
    • Finished 19th in CART standings for Sigma Autosport team, scoring championship points in nine of 20 starts, including five in a row.
  • 2000
    • Finished 15th in CART standings for PPI Motorsports.
    • Finished second in race for Rookie of the Year.

Oriol's Road To Indy

  • 1999
    • Recorded five runner-up finishes and three pole positions.
    • Won Daytona Indy Lights Championship for Dorricott Racing.
  • 1998
    • Completed first full season in Daytona Indy Lights, finishing seventh in the championship on the strength of six top-10 finishes.
  • 1997
    • Finished fifth in lone British F3 Championship start.
    • Finished sixth in the Macao Formula 3 World Championship.
  • 1996
    • Finished fourth in the French Formula 3 Championship.
  • Early Career
    • Competed as a member of the Elf La Filiere driver development program.
    • Began his racing career in go-karts.