Oriol Servia
Oriol  Servia
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Oriol Servia
rank
26
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jul 13, 1974
16 Honda Spain Road To Indy Graduate
Hometown
Pals, Catalonia, Spain
Residence
Miami, FL

The son of a Spanish Rally champion, Oriol Servia has been racing since he was young, advancing steadily up the racing ranks in series around the world.

Before joining the Champ Car World Series, Servia was the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights champion, finishing second in five races and earning three pole positions. Servia has had success during his career in Champ Car as well. He finished a career-best second in the championship standings in 2005, and gave Dale Coyne Racing its first podium finish since 1996 with a third-place run at Laguna Seca in 2004.

He joined the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2008. Servia is a graduate of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya with a degree in mechanical engineering. An avid motocross rider, he received his first off-road motorcycle from his father, Salvadore, when he was 2 years old.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 4 0 0 0 1 7 4
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 12 0 0 1 4 16 10
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 4 5 0 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 6 11 18 17
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 5 0 0 1 3 0 4
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 4 6 6 14
2008 Champ Car 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
2007 Champ Car 13 0 0 5 11 85 12
2006 Champ Car 14 0 0 4 8 51 8
2005 Champ Car 13 1 1 10 11 29 12
2004 Champ Car 14 0 0 2 8 6 13
2003 Champ Car 18 0 0 7 9 37 11
2002 Champ Car 13 0 0 2 6 0 7
2001 Champ Car 20 0 0 2 7 15 15
2000 Champ Car 20 0 0 2 10 2 13
Total 202 1 1 51 101 272 157

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

RAF = Running at Finish


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.

 

Team Website rahal.com
First Start
March 26, 2000 (Homestead)
First Win
August 28, 2005 (Montreal)
First Pole
October 22, 2005 (Surfers Paradise)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Competed in two Verizon IndyCar Series races, finishing 18th at St. Petersburg as a last-minute call up to replace an ill Will Power for Team Penske and finishing 12th for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Marotti Racing at Indianapolis.
  • 2015
    • Finished 12th for Andretti Autosport after receiving a late call up to drive Justin Wilson’s car at Sonoma.
    • Competed in the Indianapolis 500 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, finishing 29th after contact.
  • 2014
    • Drove in four races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, with best start (12th) and finish (seventh) at Long Beach.
    • Led seven laps late at inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis before being forced to pit for fuel and finishing 11th.
  • 2013
    • Competed in 12 races for Panther/ DRR and Panther Racing with best finish of fourth at Sao Paulo.
    • Recorded four top-10 finishes and led 16 laps in season opener at St. Petersburg.
  • 2012
    • Finished 13th in standings for Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.
    • Recorded four top-five finishes, including season-best finishes of fourth at Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
  • 2011
    • Finished fourth in standings for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.
    • Recorded 11 top-10 finishes, with best of second at New Hampshire and Baltimore.
    • Was one of three drivers to be running at the finish in all 17 races.
    • Led all drivers in laps completed (2,103 of 2,011).
  • 2009
    • Competed in five starts for two teams, recording best finish of fourth at Motegi with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.
    • Finished 26th in Indianapolis 500 for Rahal Letterman Racing.
    • Recorded hree top-10 finishes in four starts for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing.
  • 2008
    • Finished ninth in point standings for KV Racing Technology with best finish of fourth at Belle Isle.
    • Recorded four top-five and six top-10 finishes.
    • Finished fifth in Champ Car World Series finale at Long Beach.
  • 2007
    • Finished sixth in Champ Car World Series point standings despite beginning season without a ride.
    • Finished season-best second at Long Beach and fourth at Houston filling in for injured Paul Tracy at Forsythe Championship Racing, earning him seat for nine more races.
    • Competed or PKV Racing for final two races of the season.
  • 2006
    • Finished 11th in Champ Car World Series for KV Racing with best finish of third at Cleveland.
    • Started in top five in four consecutive events from Cleveland to San Jose.
  • 2005
    • Earned even podiums finishes, including his first career win at Montreal, and first career pole at Surfers Paradise.
    • Finished second in Champ Car World Series point standings, making 11 starts for Newman/Haas Racing as substitute for injured Bruno Junqueira after starting season with Dale Coyne Racing.
  • 2004
    • Led Dale Coyne Racing to its best Champ Car season, recording eight top-10 finishes capped by podium finish at Laguna Seca.
    • Scored eight top-10 finishes to wind up 10th in point standings.
  • 2003
    • Finished seventh in CART point standings with Patrick Racing, with seven top-five finishes including second at Milwaukee and Montreal.
    • Scored first two front-row starts, starting second in Montreal and Denver on consecutive weekends.
  • 2002
    • Finished 16th in CART standings, splitting season between PacWest and Patrick Racing.
    • Was best on ovals, scoring fourth-place run at Rockingham (England) and climbing 13 spots on grid to finish fifth at Auto Club Speedway.
    • Attempted to qualify for Indianapolis 500 for Walker Racing, but failed to qualify after team waved off on Bump Day.
  • 2001
    • Finished 19th in CART standings for Sigma Autosport, scoring championship points in nine of 20 starts, including five in a row.
  • 2000
    • Finished 15th in CART point stands for PPI Motorsports with 10 top-10 finishes, including third at Belle Isle.
    • Finished runner-up for series’ Rookie of the Year.

Oriol's Road To Indy

  • 2014-2015
    • Competed in four FIA Formula E races for Dragon Racing before leaving cockpit to become managing director of team.
  • 1999
    • Captured Indy Lights championship for Dorricott Racing, despite not winning a race.
    • Recorded five runner-up finishes and three pole positions.
  • 1998
    • Completed first full season in Indy Lights, finishing seventh in championship on strength of six top-10 finishes.
  • 1997
    • Finished fifth in lone British F3 start.
    • Finished sixth in the Macau Formula 3 World Championship.
  • 1996
    • Finished fourth in the French Formula 3 Championship.
  • Early Career
    • Began racing career in go-karts at age 14.
    • Competed as member of Elf La Filiere driver development program from 1992-1997.