Fernando alonso once called pantano invincible and that in karting he had looked up to him as being a really incredible talent. Its premier event was the 94th indianapolis 500, held on sunday, may 30. Driver giorgio pantano 2005 indycar series results. Giorgio pantano returns to indycar to stand in for charlie. Giorgio pantano will substitute for izod indycar series regular charlie kimball at the midohio sports car course this weekend after kimball fractured the fifth metacarpal in his right hand in.
Penalty knocks back indycar races big mover giorgio pantano. Giorgio pantano born 4 february 1979 in padua, italy is an italian racing driver who drove for the jordan formula one team for much of the 2004 season before being replaced by timo glock. Click on the site to see giorgio pantanos career results at that track glossary. Obviously going as an indycar driver is a different scenario. Giorgio pantano chip ganassi racing photo 1740 of irl indycar series 2005. Detailed karting statistics not covered by driver database.
Scott dixon indy racing league wiki fandom powered by. The 2010 izod indycar series was the 15th season of the indycar series, and the 99th recognized season of toplevel american open wheel racing. After almost 20 years of racing, last year ive been back in karting. The following graph shows the change in the driverdb rating of timo bernhard and giorgio pantano over time since january 1st 20.
Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. These are drivers who are active participants in or have competed in the indycar series. That season also included a couple of indycar starts in chip ganassis gforce gf09btoyota. After almost 20 years of racing, last year ive been back in karting with a new idea. Kimball suffered a broken bone in his right hand in. Unlike other forner f1 drivers like glock and grosjean that son the series and. Eyecatching signed race worn suit of italian giorgio pantano. But this year is his seventh in f1s feeder category and he has already had 14 grand prix starts. All things related to indycar, the premier openwheel racing series in the us. Indycar photo indianapolis giorgio pantano will make his third start, subbing for injured driver justin wilson in the no.
Indycar series driver oneoff appearance in single season. He instead signed on to drive in auto gp for super nova racing, finishing th in the championship. The series was known as the indy racing league until the beginning of the 2003 season for indy lights drivers, see category. Giorgios passion of motorsport started at the age of 10, making his first karting appearance in 1989. It is easy to forget just what a mega talent giorgio pantano truly is. Charlie kimball, giorgio pantano, indycar, midohio. Former gp2 champion and a formula 1 driver, used this suit during the 2011 indycar series while driving in the baltimore grand prix. Indy lights drivers for drivers who competed in the cartchamp car racing series from 19792008, see category. The following graph shows the change in the driverdb rating of giorgio pantano. Giorgio pantano born 4 february 1979 is an italian professional racing driver who drove for the jordan formula one team for. Giorgio pantano has been drafted in to replace the injured charlie kimball for indycars trip to midohio this weekend.
Giorgio pantano career history the worlds largest repository of motor racing results and statistics from. Comprehensive chip ganassi racing teams alltime driver. Timo glocks career as a fullyfledged grand prix driver will be put back on hold this weekend, following firm confirmation that jordan regular giorgio pantano will be resuming his position. If giorgio pantano wins the gp2 championship should he get. Get the latest race results, news, videos, pictures, win record and more for giorgio pantano on. Giorgio pantano racing career profile driver database. Giorgio pantano, the newly crowned gp2 champion, admitted coming to the united states may be the next step in his promising career. Giorgio pantano is leading the championship at the halfway point.
Giorgio pantano indycargrandam 2005, 2012 giorgio pantano raced two roadcourse races for target chip ganassi racing in 2005. However, the big story of the season was that of rahal letterman racings danica patrick, the fourth woman to compete in the indy 500 and the first to lead a lap. Pantano had his first test in f3000 which later became gp2 in 1999. Ive seen a lot of talented drivers but i noticed that something was missing. The atmosphere they had at twin ring motegi for the oval, it was just fantastic.
Chip ganassi driver charlie kimball suffered a broken finger on his right hand during an accident while testing his indycar at midohio last thursday. Pantano was linked to a return to the indycar series in 2010, driving a panther racing entry. Justin boyd wilson 31 july 1978 24 august 2015 was a british professional openwheel racing driver who competed in formula one in 2003, the champ car world series from 2004 to 2007 and the indycar series from 2008 to 2015. With indycar pilot justin wilson, a former f1 driver himself, suffering an back injury and needing time on the sidelines, we take a look at his replacement giorgio pantano, the italian former gp2 champion who is quick, but also slightly unlucky.
He won the first formula palmer audi in 1998, the international formula 3000 championship with nordic racing in 2001, and was a cowinner of the 2012 24 hours of. It was the series first of six planned seasons under izod title sponsorship, a multimilliondollar deal which was announced on november 5, 2009. The former jordans f1 driver and gp2s champion giorgio pantano has announced today the birth of his own team. In 2012, giorgio also had one grandam g2 start for cgrfs and also raced the novo nordisk chip ganassi racing indycar for the injured charlie. Contentsshow before indycar dixon raced in the champcar world series, winning a race at nazereth 2003 in 2003 he moved with his. The indycar series rookie started 11th in sundays indy grand prix of sonoma and patiently picked off. Chip ganassi racing cgr will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the start of the 2020 season, currently fielding five cars across the nascar cup series and the ntt indycar series.
Sonoma on a day that featured very little passing, giorgio pantano was the exception. Giorgio pantano will replace the injured charlie kimball for this sundays indycar race at midohio. Former formula 1 driver giorgio pantano will stand in for the injured justin wilson in the next two rounds of the indycar series at sears point and the baltimore street circuit. List of drivers who passed through campos racing programs. Formula palmer audi, officially abbreviated to fpa, and sometimes informally abbreviated to palmer audi, was a onemake class of open wheel formula racing founded in 1998 by former formula one driver, jonathan palmer.
Chip ganassi racing teams or simply chip ganassi racing cgr, is an american auto racing organization with teams competing in the ntt indycar series and nascar cup series. Cgr, which began in 1990, is recognized as one of the most successful teams in the motorsports industry. Giorgio pantano to fill in for justin wilson indycar news. The biography with carrer and success in the race driver directory of speedsport magazine. Vuosina 20122014 pantano ajoi satunnaisesti eri sarjoissa, muun muassa blancpain endurance ja blancpain sprint series sarjoja mclarenin urheiluautoilla. Vuonna 2011 pantano kilpaili indycar sarjassa tuuraten loukkaantunutta justin wilsonia muutaman kilpailun ajan.
Pantano to replace kimball for midohio indycar race get. Giorgio pantano becomes the latest driver to stand in for. It was decided that giorgio pantano will replace kimball for this sundays indycar race at midohio sports car course, outside lexington. If he does win this years title, should he get another shot at formula 1. Chip ganassi racing celebrates 30th anniversary in 2020. As of 2011, these records have been taken over by luca filippi and pastor maldonado respectively. Dan wheldon was the dominant driver in the series in 2005, winning six races, including the 89th running of the indianapolis 500, setting the record for most victories in an irl season. Click on the year to see the standings for that year.
Giorgio pantano was born on 4th february 1979 near padova, italy. The ganassi driver injured his hand during testing at the track last week. Giorgio pantano is an italian professional racing driver who drove for the jordan formula one team for much of the 2004 season before being replaced by timo glock. Pantano was linked to a return to the indycar series in 2010, driving a. Charlie kimball earns national honor sports illustrated.
All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Giorgio pantano born february 4, 1979 in padua, italy is an italian racing driver who drove for the jordan formula one team for much of the 2004 season before being replaced by timo glock. It was based in the united kingdom uk, and was organised and operated by motorsport vision. With broken finger, charlie kimballs out, giorgio pantano. Scott dixon is a 2 time indycar champion from new zealand. After almost 20 years of racing, last year ive been back in karting with a. But the driver of whom he speaks so highly is not one of his formula 1 rivals. They have formerly competed in the nascar xfinity series, global rallycross championship, fia world endurance championship and the imsa weathertech sportscar championship. Find everything in one place on giorgio pantano including their biography, latest news and updates, high resolution photos, high quality videos and expert analysis. Click on the number of races to see individual races for that year.
Profile for racing driver giorgio pantano from italy. Despite being born in brisbane, australia, he races as a new zealander. Gp2 champion in 2008 in his seventh campaign in that category or its predecessor formula 3000, that success did not provide giorgio pantano s passport back to formula 1 and he remained marooned outside the elite. Pantano is scheduled to return to the indycar series in 2011 as an injury replacement for justin wilson in races at sonoma and baltimore. Vuonna 2011 pantano kilpaili indycarsarjassa tuuraten loukkaantunutta justin wilsonia muutaman kilpailun ajan. Giorgio pantano will fill in for novo nordisk chip ganassi racing driver charlie kimball in the honda indy 200 at midohio this weekend after kimball fractured the fifth metacarpal in his right hand in a testing incident at the road course july 26.
Pantano would finish 14th at sonoma and fourth at watkins glen. And was the leagues first cochampion with scott sharp in the threerace series. Des moines, iowa ap indycar driver charlie kimball found it more than humbling to be honored with a group that included an 11yearold texas boy who. He was the first driver to win a race in the series at the inaugural race, the 1996 indy 200 at walt disney world. Click to show race results for izod indycar series 2012. Kimball suffered an injury to his right hand in an accident while testing. Giorgio pantano may be looking at racing in an american.1542 484 1549 75 524 440 1086 1301 130 531 819 341 1201 1204 1540 258 950 845 984 147 1017 1094 110 441 466 535 1088 426 970 835 212 1381 1403 1402