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Will Power
Will  Power
Team Penske
12 Chevrolet Australia Verizon P1 Award
12
Will Power
rank
6
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 1
Astor Cup Trophy
Indy 500 Wins: 1
Borg Warner Trophy
Total Poles
56
Race Wins
35
Birthday
Mar 1, 1981
Website willpower12.com
Hometown
Toowoomba, Australia
Residence
Charlotte, NC

ON TRACK

  • 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion.
  • Has been championship runner-up four times – 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016.
  • A 35-time Indy car race winner, which is tied for seventh on the all-time list.
  • Has won at least one Indy car race in each of the past 12 seasons (2007-2018).
  • At the start of the 2019 season, he has 54 career Indy car poles, which ranks only behind Mario Andretti on the all-time list.

OFF TRACK

  • He is named after his great-grandfather William Steven Power, who raced motorcycles. Will’s father, Bob, was also a racer.
  • Became a father for the first time after he and wife, Elizabeth, welcomed their son, Beau, in December 2016.
  • Has three brothers, including Damien, a stand-up comedian who references Will’s racing successes in his act (Twitter: @DamienPower01).
  • Loves to play drums in his spare time; bought a drum set with his first work paycheck at the age of 15.
  • Has a rigid workout regimen including exercising six times a week – swimming, cycling, weightlifting and rowing.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 NTT IndyCar Series 4 0 2 1 2 64 3
2018 NTT IndyCar Series 17 3 4 8 11 358 13
2017 NTT IndyCar Series 17 3 6 9 10 443 13
2016 NTT IndyCar Series 15 4 2 8 11 139 13
2015 NTT IndyCar Series 16 1 6 7 10 298 13
2014 NTT IndyCar Series 18 3 4 8 15 623 18
2013 NTT IndyCar Series 19 3 3 7 9 351 15
2012 NTT IndyCar Series 15 3 5 7 10 294 12
2011 NTT IndyCar Series 17 6 8 11 12 518 15
2010 NTT IndyCar Series 17 5 8 11 13 460 16
2009 NTT IndyCar Series 6 1 2 4 6 135 6
2008 NTT IndyCar Series 16 0 0 2 5 3 11
2008 Champ Car 1 1 0 1 1 81 1
2007 Champ Car 14 2 5 8 9 153 11
2006 Champ Car 14 0 1 3 9 14 13
2005 Champ Car 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 208 35 56 95 134 3934 173

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
October 23, 2005 (Surfers Paradise)
First Win
April 8, 2007 (Las Vegas (Street))
First Pole
October 21, 2006 (Surfers Paradise)

NTT IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2018
    • Won the 102nd Indianapolis 500, becoming the first Australian to win the race and first driver to sweep both NTT IndyCar Series races in the Month of May.
    • Finished third in the NTT IndyCar Series point standings for Team Penske with three wins. Also won Gateway in addition to Indianapolis races.
    • Won four poles, which gave him sole possession of second on the all-time list.
  • 2017
    • Finished fifth in the NTT IndyCar Series for Team Penske with three wins. Won at Indianapolis GP, Texas and Pocono.
    • Earned NTT P1 Award after winning a season-best six poles.
    • Led 10 races for 443 laps.
    • Finished on the podium seven times and recorded nine top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.
  • 2016
    • Finished second in the NTT IndyCar Series for Team Penske with four wins in 15 starts after missing the season opener at St. Petersburg due to illness.
    • Won at Belle Isle-2, Road America, Toronto and Pocono.
    • Won pole positions at St. Peterburg and Road America.
    • Led eight races for 138 laps.
    • Finished on the podium seven times and recorded eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
  • 2015
    • Finished third in NTT IndyCar Series point standings for Team Penske, with a win at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
    • Won a series best six pole positions.
    • Led 11 races for a total of 298 laps.
    • Finished on the podium three times and recorded seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.
  • 2014
    • Won NTT IndyCar Series championship driving for Team Penske after years of coming close.
    • Recorded three races (St. Petersburg, Belle Isle-1, Milwaukee) and was never lower than second place in point standings.
    • Led series in poles (four), races led (11), laps led (623) and top-10 finishes (15) while also tying for most wins (three) and most times running at the finish of races (18).
    • Finished on podium seven times and clinched championship with ninth-place finish in Auto Club season finale.
  • 2013
    • Finished fourth in point standings for Team Penske.
    • Recorded wins at Sonoma, Houston-2 and Auto Club Speedway.
    • Earned three poles, including season opener and season finale.
    • Posted seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
    • Led 15 races for a total of 351 laps.
  • 2012
    • Finished second in standings for third straight year with Team Penske.
    • Recorded three victories (Barber, Long Beach, Sao Paulo).
    • Earned five pole positions.
    • Led 10 of the 15 races for 294 laps.
    • Won Mario Andretti Road Trophy (most points earned on road/street courses) for third consecutive year.
  • 2011
    • Finished second in standings for Team Penske.
    • Recorded six victories (Barber, Sao Paulo, Texas-2, Edmonton, Sonoma, Baltimore).
    • Earned series record-tying eight pole positions, with average starting position of 3.6.
    • Led 13 of the 17 races for 518 laps.
    • Performed clean sweep at Barber -- won pole, led most laps, won race.
    • Won Mario Andretti Road Trophy for second consecutive year.
  • 2010
    • Finished second in point standings for Team Penske.
    • Recorded five victories (Sao Paulo, St. Petersburg, Watkins Glen, Toronto, Sonoma).
    • Had 13 top-10 finishes overall.
    • Earned series-record eight poles.
    • Won inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Trophy.
  • 2009
    • Competed in six races for Team Penske but made the most of it, earning one race win (Edmonton) and two pole positions (Long Beach, Edmonton).
    • Earned a top-10 finish in every race he started.
    • Suffered concussion and fractured vertebrae in practice crash at Sonoma, ending his season.
  • 2008
    • Finished 12th in point standings for KV Racing Technology.
    • Earned three top-five starts and three top-10 finishes in six road/street-course events.
    • Finished third in NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year standings.
    • Won Champ Car World Series finale at Long Beach
    • Won pole for Surfers Paradise exhibition race at conclusion of season.
  • 2007
    • Finished fourth in Champ Car World Series for Team Australia, earning his first career Indy car wins at Las Vegas (street course) and Toronto.
    • Earned pole positions at Las Vegas, Edmonton, Surfers Paradise and Mexico City.
    • Recorded eight top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2006
    • Named Champ Car World Series Rookie of the Year after finishing sixth in point standings for Team Australia.
    • Earned three top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
    • Won first career pole position at Surfers Paradise.
  • 2005
    • Competed in two Champ Car World Series races with Team Australia, with best finish of 10th at Mexico City.
    • Made Indy car debut in his home race at Surfers Paradise, finishing 15th.

Will's Road To Indy

  • 2012
    • Competed in V8 Supercars doubleheader at Surfers Paradise for Ford Performance Racing, placing third in both races.
  • 2010
    • Drove in V8 Supercars doubleheader at Surfers Paradise for Ford Performance Racing.
  • 2005
    • Finished seventh in World Series powered by Renault for Carlin Motorsport with wins at Le Mans and Bilbao.
    • Finished fourth (sprint) and second (feature) for Australia in A1GP event at Brands Hatch.
  • 2004
    • Finished ninth for Alan Docking Racing in British F3 with five podium finishes.
    • Earned tests with Minardi Formula One, European F3000 and World Series Powered by Renault teams.
  • 2003
    • Competed in British F3 championship with Diamond Racing, finishing 14th in season standings.
    • Recorded four top-five finishes topped by second-place run at Thruxton.
  • 2002
    • Won Formula Holden championship in Australia and was second in the Australian F3 series.
    • Competed in the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar event.
  • Early Career
    • Finished second in Formula Ford National Championship in Australia in 2001.
    • Invited to Honda Indy Young Guns event at Surfers Paradise and finished second.
    • Won Queensland state championship in Formula Ford and finished seventh in Formula Ford National Championship in 2000.
Team Penske

Team Penske has been racing in the United States since 1966, scoring victories in every series in which it has competed. Team Penske is the most successful Indy car racing team in history with 203 race wins, 15 Indy car national championships and 264 pole positions.

Roger Penske was one of America’s most successful young road racers before he retired from driving in 1965 to focus on his business interests. His team fielded Corvettes in the 1966 endurance races at Daytona and Sebring before joining forces with driver Mark Donohue to race in the U.S. Road Racing Championship and Can-Am sports car series. Team Penske found success early with Donohue, winning consecutive USRRC championships and three SCCA Trans-Am championships.

Penske and Donohue moved into Indy car racing by competing in three USAC-sanctioned road races in 1968. In 1969, the team entered the Indianapolis 500 for the first time and Donohue finished seventh, earning Rookie of the Year honors. Three years later, Donohue earned the first of what has become 17 Indy 500 wins for Penske – more than any other team – including four by Rick Mears and three from Helio Castroneves.

The team enters 2019 with a three-car lineup featuring 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden, 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud, 2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power with Castroneves joining the team for races at Indianapolis.

 

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