Robert Wickens
Robert  Wickens
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
6 Honda Canada Sunoco Rookie Verizon P1 Award
Robert Wickens
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
Race Wins
Mar 13, 1989
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


Robert Wickens is one of Canada’s top international race car drivers with a career decorated with race victories and championship titles won on both sides of the Atlantic.

In 2015 the Guelph-based racer will drive the #6 Team HWA Silberpfeil Energy Mercedes AMG C63 DTM entry in Europe’s premier touring car category, the DTM Series.

Wickens made his DTM debut in 2012 as part of the Mercedes Junior Team before being promoted to the official factory supported Mercedes team, HWA AG, for the 2013 season. The Canadian continues to showcase his talent with DTM victories in both 2013 and 2014, Wickens now firmly part of the established Mercedes line-up.

Robert’s pedigree was forged in open-wheel racing where, prior to his move into the DTM Series, he enjoyed a stand-out 2011 season winning the prestigious Formula Renault 3.5 Championship. That same season he was an official Formula One Reserve Driver for Marussia Virgin Racing and enjoyed F1 tests with both Marussia and Lotus F1 Team in Abu Dhabi – proving to be fastest driver for each team.

Other notable open-wheel accomplishments include claiming the 2006 Formula BMW USA Championship, winning for Canada in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and finishing Runner-Up in Formula Two and GP3 in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

In June 2017, Robert made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut, driving for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as a substitute driver for Mikhail Aleshin.


2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 1 0 1 0 0 69 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 69 0

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

RAF = Running at Finish



First Start
March 11, 2018 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 10, 2018 (St. Petersburg)

Verizon IndyCar Series

  • 2017
    • Participated in Friday practice sessions at Road America for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as substitute driver.
    • Tested an Indy car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway as part of a preseason ride-swap with James Hinchcliffe.

Robert's Road to Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished ninth in DTM for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport with win at Nurburgring-2. Also had podium finishes at Lausitzring-1 and Lausitzring-2 and Nurburgring-1.
  • 2016
    • Finished fourth in DTM for SILBERPFEIL Energy/UBFS invest Mercedes-AMG with wins at Zandvoort-1 and Moscow-1
    • Won pole for Zandvoort-1 and set fastest lap at Hockenheim-1, Red Bull Ring-2 and Zandvoort-1.
    • Had five podium finishes in 18 races
  • 2015
    • Finished 13th in DTM for DTM Team HWA with a win at Norisring-2.
    • Scored a podium finish at Norisring-1.
  • 2014
    • Finished 12th in DTM for FREE MAN’S WORLD Mercedes AMG with a win from pole at Norisring.
    • Won first career DTM pole at Red Bull Ring.
  • 2013
    • Finished fifth in DTM for HWA Team, with a win at Nurburgring and podium finishes at Brands Hatch and Norisring.
  • 2012
    • Finished 16th as a rookie in DTM for Mücke Motorsport with best finish of seventh at Nurburgring and Oschersleben.
  • 2011
    • Won the Formula Renault 3.5 championship for Carlin Motorsport, with five wins (Spa-Francorchamps-1, Nurburging-1, Silverstone-1, Silverstone-2 and Catalunya-1), seven poles and four fastest laps.
    • Served as test and reserve driver for Marussia Virgin Racing in Formula One.
  • 2010
    • Finished second in GP3 for Status Grand Prix with wins at Hockenheim-1, Spa-Francorchamps-1 and Monza-2.
    • Won the pole at Spa and set fastest laps at Istanbul, Hockenheim and Hungaroring.
  • 2009
    • Finished second in the FIA Formula 2 championship, sweeping the season-opening doubleheader at Valencia. Also had six podium finishes and five pole positions,
    • Competed in Formula 3 Euro Series, British Formula 3 International and Champ Car Atlantic Series events.
  • 2008
    • Finished 12th in Formula Renault 3.5 for Carlin Motorsports with a win from pole position at Silverstone.
    • Competed in 14 starts in F3 Euro Series for Signature-Plus with a win at Le Mans.
    • Finished ninth for Team Canada in A1GP World Cup of Motorsports, winning at South Africa and scoring podiums at New Zealand and Australia.
  • 2007
    • Finished third in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship for Forsythe Championship Racing with a win at Portland.
    • Won the pole and set fastest lap for season-opening race at Las Vegas.
    • Made four starts in Formula Renault 3.5 for Carlin Motorsport with best finish of seventh at Catalunya.
  • 2006
    • Won Formula BMW USA championship with wins at Lime Rock-1, Indianapolis-1 and San Jose-2.
    • Placed eighth in Formula BMW World Final at Valencia, Spain.
    • Competed in Formula BMW ADAC (Germany) and Formula Renault 2.0 EuroCup races.
  • 2005
    • Finished third as rookie in Formula BMW USA for Team Apex USA with wins at Montreal-2 and Denver-1.
    • Placed sixth in Formula BMW World Final in Bahrain.
    • Won Sunoco Ron Fellows Senior Kart Series championship.
  • Early Career
    • Produced multiple wins and championships in various karting categories.
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Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

With a storied history in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with more than 70 wins, more than 70 pole positions and seven championship wins, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in the Verizon IndyCar Series with six wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and four poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings.


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