Carlos Munoz
Carlos  Munoz
Andretti Autosport
29 Honda Columbia Road To Indy Graduate
UAK18 Superspeedway
Carlos Munoz
rank
34
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
1
Birthday
Jan 2, 1992
Hometown
Bogota, Colombia
Residence
Miami, FL

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

I’m really happy to be back at Andretti Autosport and to be competing in the biggest race in the world – the Indianapolis 500. I’m really excited to get working on our program. It will be very different for me this year – being a one off car – but I think we will get up to speed quickly. I have a great group to work with at Andretti. My teammates and I already know each other, so it’s not like we’re starting over. I feel really comfortable that we can do a great job in the Indy 500 this year – I am really looking forward to it.”

ON TRACK

  • Won first Indy car race at Belle Isle in 2015.
  • 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
  • Has finished second place in the Indianapolis 500 twice in four starts.

OFF TRACK

  • Enjoys kitesurfing and cycling (his favorite hobby)
  • Still competes in karting competitions, including Juan Pablo Montoya’s Carrera de Estrellas – Race of the Stars – in December 2015.
  • Likes training for and competing in triathlons – his first Ironman was in 2013.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 6 0 14
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 1 2 7 50 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 3 7 25 14
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 5 8 0 13
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 1 1 12 2
Total 70 1 1 11 29 87 58
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2013 Indy Lights 12 4 5 8 11 198 9
2012 Indy Lights 14 2 1 7 9 85 8

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
May 26, 2013 (Indianapolis 500)
First Win
May 30, 2015 (Belle Isle)
First Pole
June 9, 2016 (Texas)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2017
    • Finished 16th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for AJ Foyt Racing with best finish of seventh at Long Beach
    • Recorded six top-10 finishes, including at the Indianapolis 500
  • 2016
    • Finished 10th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport with best finish of second at Indianapolis 500 as part of 1-2 finish for his team.
    • Scored a podium at Mid-Ohio.
    • Earned first career pole at Texas.
  • 2015
    • Finished 13th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Won first career race at Belle Isle-1, coming from 20th starting spot in the wet to lead a 1-2 finish for the team.
    • Had three top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
  • 2014
    • Earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors by finishing eighth in Verizon IndyCar Series season standings.
    • Recorded a trio of third-place finishes (Long Beach, Houston-1, Pocono) and fourth place at Indianapolis 500.
    • Finished with eight top-10 finishes in season.
    • Started in the top 10 in 11 races.
  • 2013
    • Competed in two races for Andretti Autosport and one for Panther Racing.
    • Started and finished second in the Indianapolis 500, earning Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honors.

Carlos's Road To Indy

  • 2013
    • Finished third in Indy Lights standings for Andretti Autosport with four victories, including back-toback wins from pole at Barber and Long Beach.
    • Posted eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
    • Earned five poles.
    • Led six races for total of 198 laps.
  • 2012
    • Finished fifth in Indy Lights for Andretti Autosport, winning at Edmonton and Auto Club Speedway.
    • Won pole at Edmonton.
    • Recorded five podium finishes, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Finished eighth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Signature with a best finish of second at Hockenheim.
    • Finished on podium at Silverstone.
    • Won pole for race at Hockenheim-2.
    • Finished sixth in FIA Formula 3 International Trophy with best finish of third at Spa-Francorchamps.
    • Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2010
    • Finished ninth in Formula 3 Euro Series for Mücke Motorsports with best finish of second at Brands Hatch.
    • Made six starts in British Fomula 3 Invitation Class, recording a win and two podiums.
    • Competed in Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2009
    • Finished eighth in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup for Epsilon Euskadi.
    • Finished 12th in European F3 Open with two podiums in six starts.
    • Finished seventh in Formula Renault 2.0 WEC for Epsilon Euskadi.
  • 2008
    • Competed in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Prema Powerteam.
    • Finished 16th in Formula Renault 2.0 Italy for Prema Powerteam.
    • Finished ninth in Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Cup.
  • 2007
    • Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard.
    • Finished 3rd in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.
    • Made four starts in Formula TR Pro Series FR 1600.
  • Early Career
    • Competed in karting, racing in the KF3 class for Gillard. Finished third in Spanish Championship and 12th in Italian Championship.
Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013), one USF2000 championship (2010), claimed victory at the 2016 Freedom 100 (Indy Lights) and has won the Indianapolis 500 five times (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016 and 2017).

Michael Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

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