Verizon IndyCar Series - Oriol Servia

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Oriol Servia
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Biography of Oriol Servia

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.


First start:
March 29, 2008 (Homestead-Miami Speedway)

• Competed in four races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, with best finish of seventh at Long Beach.
• Led one race for seven laps.

• Competed in 12 races for Panther-DRR and Panther Racing.
• Recorded best finish of fourth at Sao Paulo.
• Posted four top-10 finishes overall.

• 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.

• 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.
• Among three drivers to be running at the finish in all 17 races.
• Led all drivers in laps completed (2,103 of 2,011).
• Only driver to finish in the top 10 in first five races of the season.


• 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.


• 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.



• 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.


• 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.


• 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.
• seven podiums finishes, including his first career win at Montreal.


• Led Dale Coyne Racing to its best Champ Car season, recording eight top-10 finishes capped by podium finish at Laguna Seca.


• Finished seventh in CART standings with Patrick Racing.
• Recorded first two front-row starts, starting second in Montreal and Denver on consecutive weekends.


• 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.


• Finished 19th in CART standings for Sigma Autosport team, scoring championship points in nine of 20 starts, including five in a row.


• Finish 15th in CART standings for PPI Motorsports.
• Was second in race for Rookie of the Year.


• Won Daytona Indy Lights Championship for Dorricott Racing.
• Recorded five runner-up finishes and three pole positions.


• Completed first full season in Daytona Indy Lights, finishing seventh in the championship on the strength of six top-10 finishes.


• Finished sixth in the Macao Formula 3 World Championship.
• Finished fifth in lone British F3 Championship start.


• 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.
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 196 1 1 51 101 272 153
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
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is owned by retired Indy car champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, racing aficionado David Letterman and businessman Mike Lanigan.

The team traces its origin to the formation of Rahal/Hogan Racing in 1992, when Rahal realized a lifelong dream by forming his own race team. A three-time CART champion (1986, 1987 and 1992) as a driver, Rahal became the first rookie owner-driver in series history to capture a championship when he led his team to four victories and the season title in the its inaugural season.

Rahal concluded his Hall of Fame driving career in 1998 with 24 victories and 18 pole positions. He started 265 races and produced 177 top-10 finishes and 119 top-five finishes. Rahal, who was inducted into the International and U.S. Motorsports Halls of Fame in 2004, also captured the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.

Letterman, an Indianapolis native who has become a television icon, was a regular visitor to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a child. The host of the “Late Show with David Letterman” had casual discussions with Rahal since they met in 1986 about his interest in getting involved in racing as a participant. In early 1996, the talk transformed into an agreement as Letterman became a minority-interest owner in Team Rahal.

The team won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 with Buddy Rice behind the wheel.

In 2010, Lanigan joined the team. He's been involved in racing since 1992, when Mi-Jack (one of his companies) sponsored a young Belgian driver by the name of Eric Bachelart in CART. From 2001-06, Lanigan co-owned Mi-Jack Conquest Racing with Bachelart. He also was a partner in Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.