Tristan Vautier
France

Tristan  Vautier

Dale Coyne Racing | Falcon Motorsports

51 Honda
51

Tristan Vautier caught the motorsport bug at age 4 when his father, Eric, who had just set up the Laquais circuit, let him try his hand at karting. Five years later, Vautier asked him for a proper racing kart and a few days after his 10th birthday he took part in his first race.

At the start it was a hobby, but little by little he got caught up in the sport and in his first-ever full competitive season, he picked up his first title as Champion of the Rhône Alpes League, which he won again in 2002. He did his first laps in a car behind the wheel of a Formula Ford at the age of 13 at the Laquais circuit.

Vautier earned the 2011 Star Mazda championship and the 2012 Firestone Indy Lights title before moving up to the INDYCAR SERIES.

He is fluent in French and English. He enjoys all types of sports, especially mountain biking, running and cross-country skiing.

STATS

Current Standing
Current
Standing
35
Season Race Wins
Race
Wins
0
Season Poles
NTT P1
Award
0
Season Championship Points
Points
12
Season Top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
0
Season Top 10 Finishes
Top 10s
0
Career Race Wins
Race Wins
0
Career Championships
Championships
0
Career Indy 500 Wins
Indy 500 Wins
0
Career Poles
Poles
0
Career Top 3 Finishes
Top 3s
0
Career top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
1

TEAM INFO

Entering its 41st season of competition, Dale Coyne Racing has a long and storied history in INDYCAR SERIES racing. Starting in 1984 as an owner/driver, Dale Coyne ran seven seasons in CART. In 1990, he focused his efforts on the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers.

From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to help and coach drivers has paid dividends to the drivers who have competed with his seasoned team. In July 2009, the team celebrated its first win with Justin Wilson at Watkins Glen. Wilson also won at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012, and Mike Conway added a third in the first race of the 2013 Belle Isle doubleheader weekend. Rookie Carlos Huertas made a surprising run to the checkered flag to win the first Houston race in 2014, notching the team’s fourth career triumph, while Sebastien Bourdais marked his return to the team by winning the 2017 season opener at St. Petersburg.

Dale Coyne Racing is based in Plainfield, Illinois, about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.