Max Chilton
Max  Chilton
Max Chilton
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Apr 21, 1991
59 Chevrolet United Kingdom Road To Indy Graduate
Reigate, United Kingdom
Reigate, United Kingdom


(About returning to Chip Ganassi Racing): "It's hugely important to have that continuity, I know from my experience of being in single-seaters now for over a decade, it really does help."


  • Returns to Chip Ganassi Racing for his sophomore season in Verizon IndyCar Series competition and third racing in America. He competed in Indy Lights in 2015.
  • Fourth British driver in the past 25 years to move to have driven full-time in Formula 1 prior to joining the Verizon IndyCar Series in same capacity.
  • Made 35 F1 starts for Marussia team from 2013-14, and became the first rookie to finish every race in his debut season.
  • Has competed in 24 Hours of Le Mans and won races in GP2 Series and British Formula 3 Championship.


  • Enjoys fitness training, golf and music.
  • Considers himself organized and tidy, which "is unusual for someone my age."
  • Older brother, Tom, is also a racing driver who competes in both the World Touring Car Championship and British Touring Car Championship.
UAK18 Road-Street
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 1 6 64 14
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 0 2 2 14
Total 33 0 0 1 8 66 28
2015 Indy Lights 14 1 3 10 11 89 12

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Carlin Racing

Carlin has been a fixture in the motorsports industry for nearly 20 years and has been a major factor in developing some of today’s most accomplished drivers in the world.

The team currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, FIA Formula 2 Championship, FIA Formula Three European Championship, EuroFormula Open and the BRDC British F3 Championship.

Overall, Carlin has 24 championship titles and more than 380 victories, including wins in series in Indy Lights, Formula 3, GP2, Porsche Supercup and championships in Indy Lights, Formula 4, FIA Formula 3 and Formula 3.5 World Series by Renault. It became the first British team to win in America, claiming the Indy Lights team and driver titles in 2016.

Some of today’s most successful drivers have passed through the doors of Carlin, including racers in Formula 1, INDYCAR, WTCC and DTM.  Among the drivers the team count as alumni are Josef Newgarden, Will Power, Takuma Sato, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo. Nearly half the current Verizon IndyCar Series field has raced for Carlin at some point in their career.

Carlin’s Verizon IndyCar Series effort, which make its series debut with a two-car entry for Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball in 2018, and the Indy Lights program is based out of the team’s U.S. race shop in Delray Beach, Florida. Carlin’s UK race facility is located in Farnham, Surrey.

Team Website
First Start
March 13, 2016 (St. Petersburg)

Verizon IndyCar Series

  • 2016
    • Finished 19th in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings as a rookie for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams with best finish of seventh at Phoenix.
    • Started a career-best fourth at Iowa.
    • Qualified 22nd and finished 15th in 100th Indianapolis 500.

Max's Road To Indy

  • 2015
    • Finished fifth in Indy Lights for Carlin despite missing Toronto rounds due to conflict
    • Won from pole at Iowa Speedway and Laguna Seca
    • Competed in 24 Hours of Le Mans for Nissan in LMP 1 Class.
  • 2014
    • Competed 16 starts for Marussia F1 Team in Formula One with a best finish of 13th at Australia and Bahrain.
  • 2013
    • Competed in Formula 1 for Marussia F1 Team, becoming the first F1 rookie driver to be classified in every race of his debut season.
  • 2012
    • Finished fourth in GP2 for Marussia Carlin GP2 with wins at Hungary and Singapore, and a second at Monaco.
    • Recorded as reserve driver for Marussia F1 Team.
    • Tested for Marussia F1 Team at Young Drivers Test at Silverstone.
  • 2011
    • Competed in GP2 for Carlin with a best finish of sixth at Monaco and Nurburgring.
    • Served as test driver for Force India.
    • Competed in GP2 Asia for Carlin.
  • 2010
    • Competed GP2 debut for Ocean Racing Technology with best finish of fifth at Monza.
  • 2009
    • Competed in the Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
    • Finished fourth in British Formula Three Championship for Carlin Motorsport, scoring wins at Algarve and Brands Hatch.
  • 2008
    • Finished 10th in the British Formula Three Championship with a best finish of second at Oulton Park for Hitech Racing Macau Grand Prix.
    • Competed in the Macau Grand Prix and Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2007
    • Competed in the British Formula Three Championship for Arena Motorsport.
    • Made Star Mazda debut at Laguna Seca for Velocity Motorsports.
    • Competed in Le Mans Series.
  • Early Career
    • Finished second in T Cars Championship in 2006.
    • Began karting at age 10 after seeing older brother race T Cars.
    • Started racing T Cars in 2005.