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Matheus Leist
Matheus  Leist
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
4 Chevrolet Brazil Road To Indy Graduate
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Matheus Leist
rank
19
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Sep 8, 1998
Hometown
Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Residence
Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

ON TRACK

  • Returns for his second season with AJ Foyt Racing.
  • Three-time Indy Lights race winner. Won his first oval race, the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2017.
  • Won the British Formula 3 Championship

OFF TRACK

  • Enjoys soccer (supports Brazilian club Internacional), music - especially rap and pop music and racing go-karts with his brother.
  • Racing hero is Ayrton Senna.
  • If he could have one talent, it would be to fly.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 0 1 2 0 13
2018 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 0 0 14
Total 34 0 0 1 2 0 27
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Indy Lights 16 3 2 9 12 129 14

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 11, 2018 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
First Pole

NTT IndyCar Series

  • 2018
    • Finished 18th in NTT IndyCar Series for AJ Foyt Racing with best finish of 11th at Pocono.
    • Qualified third for his NTT IndyCar Series debut at St. Petersburg.

Matheus's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished fourth in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires standings for Carlin with three wins (Freedom 100, Road America-1 and Iowa), two poles and four podium finishes as a rookie.
  • 2016
    • Won the BRDC British Formula 3 championship with four wins and seven more podium finishes.
    • Finished 19 of the 23 races run in the top five.
  • 2015
    • Finished fifth in British F4 (then MSA Formula) with two victories and seven podium finishes.
    • Competed in two FIA Formula 3 European Championship events.
  • 2014
    • Finished second in the Brazilian F3 Light championship with two Class B victories and nine total podium finishes.
    • Finished third in the Seletiva de Kart Petrobras.
  • 2013
    • Finished second in the Petrobras Karting Championship.
  • Early Career
    • Raced karts in Brazil.
A.J. Foyt Enterprises

AJ Foyt Racing has been competing at the top levels of motorsports since December 1965. With team owner A.J. Foyt driving, the team won two Indianapolis 500s (1967, 1977) and three national Indy car championships (1967, 1975, 1979). Foyt won 35 of his record 67 victories driving for his own team.

Since Foyt’s retirement from driving in 1993, the team has continued to win, claiming two more Indy car titles (1996, 1998) and eight race victories, including the 1999 Indianapolis 500 with driver Kenny Brack.

Larry Foyt, A.J.’s youngest son, gave up a driving career in NASCAR to join the team in 2006. Appointed team president in 2015, he has been the driving force behind many of the team’s improvements in recent years.

AJ Foyt Racing will again field two full-time NTT IndyCar Series entries in 2019 with its all-Brazilian lineup of 2004 series champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who will drive the famed No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet, and Matheus Leist, who won the Freedom 100 Indy Lights event in 2017, in the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet. Entering its 15th season, ABC Supply is currently the longest active team sponsor in the series.

 

Team Website foytracing.com