Verizon IndyCar Series - Carlos Huertas

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Carlos Huertas
Driver Info
Carlos Huertas
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
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    0
  • Indy 500 Wins
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  • Total Poles
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  • Race Wins
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Biography of Carlos Huertas

Carlos Huertas is the latest driver from Colombia to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

The native of Bogota has spent the most of his racing career in Europe racing and winning on some of the most storied racetracks. He has wins at Motorland Aragon (Formula Renault 3.5), Silverstone (British Formula 3 International) and Surfers Paradise in Australia (F3).

Early in his career, Huertas raced for Raikkonen Robertson Racing, which was fielded by Formula One standout Kimi Raikkonen and former Indy Lights champion Steve Robertson. In 2014, he won at Houston 1 in a Dale Coyne Racing car.

 

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGLIGHTS

First start: March 30, 2014 (St. Petersburg)
First victory: June 28, 2014 (Houston 1)

2014
• Finished 20th in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Dale Coyne Racing.
• Recorded victory at Houston 1 and had two other top-10 finishes.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2013
Finished 14th in Formula Renault 3.5 standings for Carlin, scoring his first win at Motorland Aragon.

2012
Finished 16th in Formula Renault 3.5 standings for Fortec Motorsports with best finish of sixth at Moscow.

2011
Finished third in British Formula 3 International Series standings for Carlin with a win in season finale at Silverstone and seven additional podium finishes.
Competed in F3 International Trophy, the F3 Euro Series round at Hockenheim, the Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

2010
Finished 10th in the British Formula 3 International Series standings with a best finish of second at Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
Competed in the Macau Grand Prix.

2009
Finished seventh in the British Formula 3 International Series standings, scoring back-to-back podium finishes at Algarve.
Competed in the Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

2008
Finished ninth in Formula BMW Europe standings with a best finish of second at Monza-1 after starting from pole position.
Competed in Nikon Indy 300 Australian F3 Challenge at Surfers Paradise, winning first race of the doubleheader in the national class from pole.

2007
Finished 13th in Formula BMW UK for Raikkonen Robertson Racing with best finish of sixth at Oulton Park.
Finished fifth in the Formula BMW World Final at Valencia in Spain.

Early career: Competed in go-karting events in South America and his native Colombia.

Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 1 0 1 3 7 13
Total 18 1 0 1 3 7 13
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
Dale Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne Racing is a long-standing staple in open-wheel racing. Starting in 1984 as a driver/owner, Dale Coyne ran several seasons of Indy car races. For several years the team raced with a stock-block engine, making Coyne a fan favorite. With the technical expertise of Coyne, the team built its own chassis in 1986, known as the DC-1.

Stepping out of the cockpit in 1990, Coyne turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. From Dean Hall in 1990 to Paul Tracy in 1991 and beyond, Coyne’s ability to recruit and coach drivers has shown well for drivers who have competed with this seasoned team.

Before making the transition to the IndyCar Series full time in 2008, the team competed in the Champ Car World Series with drivers such as Oriol Servia, Cristiano da Matta, Katherine Legge, Bruno Junqueira, Alex Barron, and Michel Jourdain Jr.

Dale Coyne Racing recorded its first victory in July 2009 at Watkins Glen International with Justin Wilson behind the wheel.