Charlie Kimball
Charlie  Kimball
Carlin
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Charlie Kimball
rank
17
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
1
Birthday
Feb 20, 1985
Hometown
Camarillo, CA
Residence
Indianapolis

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

In his own words: “I’m so excited to join Carlin for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. They were a big part of launching my career when I raced in Europe and we had a lot of success together back in 2005 in the British Formula Three Championship. It seems like everything fell into place at the right time to have this opportunity to work with Trevor and the whole Carlin team again.”

ON TRACK

  • First winning Verizon IndyCar Series driver with Type 1 diabetes, diagnosed in 2007.
  • Races with a continuous glucose monitor that wirelessly transmits data, so if his glucose level falls during the race, he can drink sugar water.
  • Drove to maiden Verizon IndyCar Series victory at Mid-Ohio in 2013 and scored his first pole at Texas in 2017.
  • Teamed with Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas to win Rolex 24 At Daytona for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in 2013.

OFF TRACK

  • Accepted into Stanford University but deferred admission to pursue racing career.
  • Father, Gordon, was an engineer for Indy car (Patrick, Gurney) and Formula One (McLaren, Ferrari, Benetton) teams.
  • Born in Chertsey, England, while his father was working in F1.
  • Received 2012 Jefferson Award for Public Service.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 9 0 0 0 3 0 8
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 1 0 5 53 13
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 2 11 5 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 3 5 21 13
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 0 0 4 10 0 15
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 1 0 3 10 80 17
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 0 0 1 6 3 11
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 2 0 11
Total 126 1 1 13 52 162 103
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2009 Indy Lights 15 0 0 2 8 0 12

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 27, 2011 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
August 4, 2013 (Mid-Ohio)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2017
    • Finished 17th in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing with best finish of sixth at Road America.
    • Won first career pole position at Texas Motor Speedway.
    • Led five races for 53 laps.
  • 2016
    • Finished ninth in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing, matching his career-best finish.
    • Recorded best finish of fifth during both events at Indianapolis, finishing fifth in GP of Indianapolis and Indianapolis 500.
    • Led two races for five laps.
  • 2015
    • Finished 12th in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing with best finish of third at Indianapolis 500 and Sonoma.
    • Had three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
    • Led six races for a total of 21 laps.
  • 2014
    • Completed several impressive drives from the back in races, including going from 23rd starting position to finish fifth at Indianapolis GP, from 20th to third at Belle Isle-2 and 19th to fourth at Houston-2.
    • Finished 14th in Verizon Indy Car Series standings for Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing, in his fourth season with the team.
    • Had four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.
  • 2013
    • Finished ninth in standings for Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing, earning first career victory in spirited drive at Mid-Ohio.
    • Posted three top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.
    • Qualified season-best fifth at Barber, Mid-Ohio and Auto Club Speedway.
    • Led six races for 80 laps.
  • 2012
    • Made 14 starts for Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing with best finish of second at Toronto after starting 13th, his first career podium.
    • Recorded six top-10 finishes (St. Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Indianapolis, Belle Isle Toronto and Auto Club).
    • Awarded Tony Renna Rising Star Award.
    • Led first career laps (three) at Indianapolis.
    • Missed Mid-Ohio race with hand injury.
  • 2011
    • Finished 19th as series rookie, with best finish of ninth at New Hampshire.
    • Started in top-10 five times, with a season-high seventh at Motegi.

Charlie's Road To Indy

  • 2010
    • Finished fourth in Indy Lights points for AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport, finishing second four times in 13 starts (Barber, Long Beach, Indianapolis, Sonoma).
    • Scored eight top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2009
    • Finished 10th in debut season in Indy Lights for Team PBIR with best finish of fourth at Watkins Glen.
    • Recorded two top-five finishes (Watkins Glen, Edmonton) and eight top-10 finishes.
  • 2008
    • Made six starts in F3 Euroseries for Prema Powerteam with best finish of second at Hockenheim, his first race since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
    • Competed in A1GP for Team USA at Zandvoort, finishing eighth in the sprint race.
  • 2007
    • Competed in 12 events in the World Series by Renault for Victory Engineering.
    • Missed final races of the season after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
  • 2006
    • Finished 11th in the F3 Euroseries for Signature with a win at Zandvoort – the first American driver to win in the F3 Euroseries.
    • Competed in two British F3 races, the Macau Grand Prix and the Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2005
    • Finished second in British Formula 3 for Carlin Motorsport, the top finishing rookie in the series.
    • Won five races, set two track records.
    • Was first American in 13 years to win a British F3 race.
    • Competed in the Macau Grand Prix and the Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.
  • 2004
    • Finished fourth in British Formula Ford, recording two wins, three poles and 11 podiums for Team JLR.
    • Finished eighth in the Formula Ford Festival.
    • Won the Talley’s New Zealand International Formula Ford Challenge for Team USA.
  • 2003
    • Finished third in the UK Formula Ford Winter Series with a win, two poles and three podiums in four starts.
    • Finished third as a rookie in the Formula Ford 2000 series with four wins and seven podiums.
    • Won the Team USA Scholarship to race in New Zealand.
  • 2002
    • Finished 10th in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship.
    • Graduated to car racing and wins first race in SCCA Formula Ford competition.
  • Early Career
    • Began go-kart racing at age 9, winning numerous national championships by age 16.
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 carlin.co.uk