Max Chilton
Max  Chilton
Chip Ganassi Racing
Max Chilton
rank
11
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Apr 21, 1991
8 Honda United Kingdom Road To Indy Graduate
Website maxchilton.com
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Hometown
Reigate, United Kingdom
Residence
Reigate, United Kingdom

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

(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."

ON TRACK

  • 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.

OFF TRACK

  • 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.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 0 0 1 5 61 11
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 0 2 2 14
Total 28 0 0 1 7 63 25
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2015 Indy Lights 14 1 3 10 11 89 12

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

RAF = Running at Finish


Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, two cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Overall his teams have 18 championships and more than 185 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, seven Rolex 24 At Daytonas, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Team Website chipganassiracing.com/
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.