You are on page 1of 1

S10 H TORONTO STAR H THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010 ON ON0

HONDA INDY

Meet the drivers Series points leader Will Power will try to stay ahead
of this pack Sunday on the streets of Toronto
SERIES RANK/POINTS
Will Power Alex Tagliani
1 No. 12 Team Penske 14 No. 77 FAZZT Race Team
327 Hometown: Aston Clinton, Buck, Australia Age: 29 169 Hometown: Lachenaie, Que. Age: 37
PTS Poles: 5 Wins: 3 Top 10: 7 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 4
Started racing go-karts at age 6 ... Squash, rugby and cricket are First podium finish in Indy cars came in 2001, earning second place ...
his other sporting pastimes ... Won the Toronto Indy in 2007. Ninth in Toronto last year ... Speaks French, Italian and English.

Dario Franchitti Mario Moraes


2 No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi 15 No. 32 KV Racing Technology
295 Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland Age: 37 161 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Age: 21
Poles: 1 Wins: 1 Top 10: 7 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 3
Won the Indy 500 in 2007 en route to season drivers title ... Grandfather is billionaire chairman of one of Latin America’s largest
Reigning Toronto Indy champion ... Is married to actress Ashley conglomerates, Votorantin Group ... Finished 11th in Toronto last year.
Judd.

16 E.J. Viso
Scott Dixon No. 8 KV Racing Technology
3 No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi 157 Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Age: 25
287 Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand Age: 29 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 1
Poles: 0 Wins: 1 Top 10: 8 Captured two British Formula 3 (B) championships ... Moved to
CART rookie of the year in 2001 ... Won IRL drivers title in 2003 IndyCar in 2008 ... Best finish is third in Iowa Corn Indy 250 this year.
and 2008 ... Won Indy 500 in 2008 ... Married to Emma Davis, a
former swimming champ.

Alex Lloyd
17 No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing
Ryan Briscoe 146 Hometown: Manchester, England Age: 25
4 No. 6 Team Penske Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 2
280 Hometown: Sydney, Australia Age: 29 Among best friends is 2008 F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton ...
Poles: 2 Wins: 1 Top 10: 7 Earned nickname Pick Lloyd after wearing pink firesuit in 2009 Indy
Won Italian Formula Renault title in 2001 ... IndyCar debut in 500 to match his car’s colour.
2005 ... Finished second in 2009 Toronto Indy.

Hideki Mutoh
Helio Castroneves 18 No. 06 Newman/Haas Racing
5 No. 3 Team Penske 136 Hometown: Tokyo Age: 27
273 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Age: 35 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
Poles: 1 Wins: 1 Top 10: 8 Finished second in Indy Lights series in 2007 ... IndyCar rookie of the
Three-time winner of the Indy 500 (2001, ’02, ’09) ... Won TV’s year in 2008 ... Finished 12th in Toronto last year.
Dancing With the Stars in 2007 ... Finished 18th at Toronto Indy
last year.

Mario Romancini
19 No. 34 Conquest Racing
Ryan Hunter-Reay 125 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Age: 22
6 No. 37 Andretti Autosport Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
251 Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla. Age: 29 Did one year of law school in Brazil before heading to Europe to
Poles: 0 Wins: 1 Top 10: 6 pursue auto racing career ... Finished 13th at this year’s Indy 500,
IndyCar rookie of the year in 2007 ... Won his first series race at highest standing for rookie.
Watkins Glen in 2008 ... Placed seventh in Toronto last year.

Simona De Silvestro
Tony Kanaan 20 No. 78 HVM Racing
7 No. 11 Andretti Autosport 121 Hometown: Thun, Switzerland Age: 21
241 Hometown: Salvador, Brazil Age: 35 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
Poles: 1 Wins: 1 Top 10: 7 First woman in Atlantic Championship series history to have earned
Won drivers title in 2004, becoming first driver to complete every the most wins (4) as she finished third overall ... Indy 500 rookie of
lap for an entire season ... Boyhood friend of future Formula 1 the year in 2010, finishing 14th.
driver Rubens Barrichello.

Takuma Sato
Justin Wilson 21 No. 5 KV Racing Technology
8 No. 22 Dreyer & Reinbold 110 Hometown: Tokyo Age: 33
211 Hometown: Sheffield, England Age: 31 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 5 After racing in British Formula 3, moved to Formula 1 in 2002 ...
Father was Formula Ford driver in England ... Younger brother Switched to IndyCar this year where best finish was 18th at Long
Stefan is in Indy Lights Series ... Won Toronto Indy in 2005. Beach.

Dan Wheldon Graham Rahal


9 No. 4 Panther Racing 23 No. 2 Newman/Haas Racing
211 Hometown: Emberton, England Age: 32 95 Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Age: 21
Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 5 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 2
IndyCar rookie of the year in 2003 ... Won Indy 500 in 2005, first Son of Bobby Rahal, first-ever winner of Toronto Indy … Finished
Englishman to win since Graham Hill in 1966 ... Finished 14th in second in Champ Car Atlantic in 2006 before going to IndyCar…
Toronto last year. Just signed six-race deal with Newman/Haas.

Marco Andretti Milka Duno


10 No. 26 Andretti Autosport 24 No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing
201 Hometown: Nazareth, Pa. Age: 33 92 Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Age: 38
Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 3 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
Next generation of racing family; son of Michael and grandson to Former model didn’t start racing until age 24 … Holds several
Mario ... In 2006 was youngest IRL driver ever at age 19 ... Eighth master’s degrees … Began racing IndyCar in 2007 … This is her debut
in Toronto last year. in Toronto.

Danica Patrick Bertrand Baguette


11 No. 7 Andretti Autosport 25 No. 36 Conquest Racing
190 Hometown: Roscoe, Ill. Age: 28 89 Hometown: Verviers, Belgium Age: 24
Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 4 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
Rookie of the year in 2005 ... First woman to win IndyCar race Started out in karting in Belgium, winning national championship in
with victory in 2008’s Japan 300 ... Sixth in Toronto in 2009. 2003, before moving to Formula Renault … This is his rookie year in
IndyCar.

Raphael Matos
12 No. 2 de Ferran Dragon Racing Tomas Scheckter
174 Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Age: 28 27 No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold
Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 3 36 Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa Age: 29
Won five championships as a teenager in karting ... Eight top-10 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
results in rookie year in IndyCar in 2009, including 10th in Replaces injured Mike Conway for Toronto, his third race of the
Toronto. season … Had three top 10 finishes in 2009 … Son of former F1 driver
Jodi Scheckter.

Vitor Meira
13 No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Paul Tracy
172 Hometown: Brasilia, Brazil Age: 33 33 No. 15 KV Racing Technology
Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 4 16 Hometown: Scarborough, Ont. Age: 41
Finished second twice in Indy 500 ... Broke two vertebra in his Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 10: 0
back during crash at Indianapolis in 2009 and missed rest of Thrill from West Hill has won twice in Toronto, in 1993 and 2003 …
season. Won 1990 Indy Lights championship and joined IndyCar the following
year … Won Champ Car title in 2003.

Your one chance to see cars


go fast on the Lakeshore.
The Honda Indy® Toronto is only 2 days away.
Time is running out for tickets to the heart-pounding excitement of the Honda Indy® Toronto. Beyond racing,
there’s fun to be had at Thunder Alley and Honda World. Change an IndyCar® tire. Sign Paul Tracy’s
racing suit. Try the racecar simulator. It all happens from July 16–18, so don’t miss it!