Sebastian Saavedra
Sebastian  Saavedra
Juncos Racing
Sebastian Saavedra
rank
33
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jun 2, 1990
17 Chevrolet Columbia Road To Indy Graduate
Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Residence
Indianapolis

Sebastian Saavedra joined Firestone Indy Lights in 2009 with AFS Racing / Andretti Autosport before moving to second-year team Bryan Herta Autosport for the 2010 season. He won from the pole at Iowa Speedway in June 2010.

He made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Bryan Herta Autosport in the 2010 Indianapolis 500, becoming the first driver born in the 1990s to compete in the Indy 500 and the third from Colombia (Roberto Guerrero and Juan Pablo Montoya). He also ran in the season finale at Homestead-Miami that year. 

He competed the 2011 IndyCar Series season with Conquest Racing and finished a career-best 11th at the race in Brazil after starting 23rd. Saavedra returned to Firestone Indy Lights in 2012 with AFS Racing / Andretti Autosport, finishing fourth in the championship. He joined Dragon Racing for the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series season and drove for AFS KVAFS Racing in 2014.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 0 0 0 1 12 4
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 1 0 1 14 13
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 0 0 0 2 0 12
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 0 0 0 0 9
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 61 0 1 0 4 26 40
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2012 Indy Lights 14 1 1 9 12 40 11
2010 Indy Lights 11 1 0 5 7 119 8
2009 Indy Lights 15 2 2 8 11 156 14

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

RAF = Running at Finish


Juncos Racing

Juncos Racing is a championship-winning Mazda Road to Indy team currently running in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires.

Juncos Racing was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked as a mechanic for a small karting team based in Florida. Juncos was then able to open the doors to his own shop and run in karting series throughout the United States.

In 2009, Juncos Racing entered in the former Star Mazda Championship (now the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires), where the team had great success in its maiden season, finishing second in the driver's championship and third in the team championship. The following year, the team captured its first championship in the series with Indiana native Conor Daly. Fast forward to 2015, where Juncos Racing had its most successful season capturing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver's championship with current Verizon Indy Car Series driver Spencer Pigot and also claiming the Pro Mazda team championship.

The mission of Juncos Racing is to develop young drivers from around the world into the next level of their racing careers through the Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. Through this program, the team not only works with drivers on track to improve their skills behind the wheel, but also gives them the tools needed to understand the engineering and mechanics of the race car. Drivers who have participated in the program and have gone on to compete in the next level include Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Connor De Phillippi, Chase Austin, Kyle Kaiser, Nicolas Dapero and Spencer Pigot.

In 2017, Juncos Racing announced their purchase of equipment and will enter the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.

For more information, please visit our website or through one of our social media platforms:

www.twitter.com/juncosracing

www.facebook.com/juncosracing

www.youtube.com/juncosracing

 

Team Website juncosracing.com
First Start
May 30, 2010
Indianapolis 500
First Pole
May 9, 2014
Indianapolis GP

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2015
    • Competed in five Verizon IndyCar Series races for Chip Ganassi Racing finishing 10th at Long Beach
    • Led 12 laps at Sonoma
  • 2014
    • Finished 21st in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for AFS KV/AFS Racing.
    • Recorded top-10 finish at Long Beach (ninth).
    • Earned pole for inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
    • Led two races for total of 14 laps.
  • 2013
    • Finished 21st in IndyCar Series standings for Dragon Racing.
    • Recorded two top-10 finishes, with best of eighth at Baltimore.
  • 2012
    • Competed in three IndyCar Series races for AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport, with best finish of 15th at Sonoma.
  • 2011
    • Competed in 14 IndyCar Series races for Conquest Racing, with a best finish of 11th at Sao Paulo.
  • 2010
    • Competed in two IndyCar Series events, making his debut at the Indianapolis 500 with Bryan Herta Autosport.
    • Finished 16th for Conquest Racing at Homestead.

Sebastian's Road To Indy

  • 2012
    • Earned victory at Barber and had six other top-five finishes.
    • Finished fourth in Firestone Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Scored poles at Barber, Long Beach and season finale at Fontana.
  • 2010
    • Finished eighth in Firestone Indy Lights standings, with win at Iowa Speedway.
  • 2009
    • Finished third in Firestone Indy Lights for AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing with two wins.
    • Won at Kansas and Toronto.
    • Named 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Rookie of the Year.
  • 2008
    • Finished second in ATS Formel 3 Cup in Germany with three wins, four poles and eight podium finishes.
    • Won races at Hockenheim, Assen and Oschersleben.
    • Competed in Austrian Formula 3 races, finishing ninth.
  • 2007
    • Finished eighth in Formula BMW USA for EuroInternational with a win and four podiums in eight starts.
    • Won three of six starts in Formula BMW Asia and had one podium finish in two starts in Formula BMW ADAC in Germany.
    • Finished fourth in Formula BMW World Final.
  • 2006
    • Finished 11th in Formula BMW USA for Gelles Racing.
    • Made two starts in Formula BMW ADAC in Germany and competed in the Formula BMW World Final.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting at age 10 and competed in go-karting events in throughout South America and in Europe.