Verizon IndyCar Series - Luca Filippi

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Driver Info
Luca Filippi
  • Birthday: Aug 9, 1985
  • Hometown: Savigliano, Italy
  • Residence: Savigliano, Italy
  • Website: LucaFilippi.com
  • Team Website:rahal.com
All-Time Career Statistics - Verizon IndyCar Series
  • Championship
    0
  • Indy 500 Wins
    0
  • Total Poles
    0
  • Race Wins
    0
16
Biography of Luca Filippi
Luca Filippi started racing in the GP2 Series in 2006. In only his second year, he finished fourth in the championship and was chosen as a Formula One test driver by Honda F1. Two years later, he finished fifth in the championship and then went on to earn second place in the GP2 Asia Series in 2010.

In 2011, he finished second in both the GP2 Series (with three wins and four podiums) and the Auto GP (with one win and six podiums). He made his IndyCar Series debut in 2013.

VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start: Aug. 4, 2013 (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course)

2014
• Competed in four races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
• Recorded best finish of 15th at Houston 2.
• Qualified series-high fourth at Houston 1.

2013
• Competed in four races in Barracuda Racing car for Bryan Herta Autosport.
• Recorded best qualifying position (eighth) and finish (10th) at Houston 1.
• Was running at the finish in three races.

ROAD TO THE VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

2011
• Vice champion GP2 and Vice champion AUTO GP.

2010
• Finished second in the GP2 Asia championship, winning the Bahreing GP2.

2009
• Finished fifth in GP2 Series standings.
• Won Portugal GP.

2008
• Honda F1 Team official test driver.

2007
• Finished fourth in GP2 Series standings.
• Earned Autosprint Golden Helmet.

2006
• Entered GP2 Series.

2005
• Was F3000 CSAI champion.
Year Series Starts Wins Poles** Top 5 Top 10 Laps Led RAF
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 1 0 3
Total 8 0 0 0 1 0 5
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
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is owned by retired Indy car champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, racing aficionado David Letterman and businessman Mike Lanigan.

The team traces its origin to the formation of Rahal/Hogan Racing in 1992, when Rahal realized a lifelong dream by forming his own race team. A three-time CART champion (1986, 1987 and 1992) as a driver, Rahal became the first rookie owner-driver in series history to capture a championship when he led his team to four victories and the season title in the its inaugural season.

Rahal concluded his Hall of Fame driving career in 1998 with 24 victories and 18 pole positions. He started 265 races and produced 177 top-10 finishes and 119 top-five finishes. Rahal, who was inducted into the International and U.S. Motorsports Halls of Fame in 2004, also captured the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.

Letterman, an Indianapolis native who has become a television icon, was a regular visitor to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a child. The host of the “Late Show with David Letterman” had casual discussions with Rahal since they met in 1986 about his interest in getting involved in racing as a participant. In early 1996, the talk transformed into an agreement as Letterman became a minority-interest owner in Team Rahal.

The team won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 with Buddy Rice behind the wheel.

In 2010, Lanigan joined the team. He's been involved in racing since 1992, when Mi-Jack (one of his companies) sponsored a young Belgian driver by the name of Eric Bachelart in CART. From 2001-06, Lanigan co-owned Mi-Jack Conquest Racing with Bachelart. He also was a partner in Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.