Patricio O'Ward

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Patricio O'Ward
Patricio O'Ward Portland 2018.jpg
O'Ward after winning the 2018 Indy Lights championship at Portland.
NationalityMexico Mexican
Born (1999-05-06) 6 May 1999 (age 20)
Monterrey, Mexico
IndyCar Series career
9 races run over 2 years
Team(s)No. 31 (Carlin Racing)
2018 position31st
Best finish31st (2018)
First race2018 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Sonoma)
Last race2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America (Road America)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of
Previous series
2017-18
2017

2016
2016
2015-16
2015-16
2014
2013
2013
2013
Indy Lights
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Pro Mazda Championship
IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites - L1
NACAM Formula 4 Championship
Pro Mazda Championship
French F4 Championship
Latam Fórmula 2000
Formula Renault 1.6 NEC
Pacific Formula F2000
Championship titles
2018
2017
Indy Lights
WTSC PC
.

Patricio "Pato" O'Ward (born 6 May 1999) is a Mexican race car driver and member of the Red Bull Junior Team. He currently competes in Super Formula with Team Mugen.

Career[edit]

O'Ward exiting the pits during qualifying at Sonoma in 2018, where he qualified fifth in his IndyCar debut.

He began his racing career in karting at the end of 2005 and remained in karting until 2012. During 2013, O'Ward competed in open-wheel racing, in Latam Fórmula 2000, Formula Renault 1.6 NEC and Pacific Formula F2000. In 2014, O'Ward competed in French F4 Championship.

In 2015, O'Ward débuted in the Pro Mazda Championship with Team Pelfrey. Once again in 2016, O'Ward competed in the Pro Mazda Championship with Team Pelfrey. In 2017, O'Ward competed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Performance Tech Motorsports in the PC class. O'Ward and his co-drivers won the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring in the PC class, making him the youngest driver to ever win both races at 17 years old. O'Ward and his team went on to win the 2017 Championship and North American Endurance Cup (NAEC)

In 2018, O'Ward signed with Andretti Autosport to compete in the Indy Lights Championship. He won nine of the 17 races, was named Rookie of the Year and easily captured the drivers championship. Two weeks after clinching the Indy Lights title, O'Ward made his IndyCar Series debut at Sonoma Raceway in a second Harding Racing entry, where he qualifyed fifth and finished ninth (which ties him with David Martínez for the best finish on debut by a Mexican driver in a premiere open-wheel series[1]).

For 2019, O'Ward was scheduled to move up to the IndyCar Series full-time, piloting the #8 entry for Harding Steinbrenner Racing.[2] However, sponsorship issues led to O'Ward being granted his release from the team on February 11, 2019.[3]

On March 7, O'Ward joined Carlin on a part-time deal that will see him drive in 13 races in the 2019 IndyCar season. O'Ward will drive Carlin's second entry for 12 races and will also drive Carlin's third entry for the Indianapolis 500.[4] In May, O'Ward was signed to the Red Bull Junior Team and the following month, was placed on a one-event deal to compete at the Red Bull Ring Formula 2 round, substituting for the banned Mahaveer Raghunathan, and was announced as Dan Ticktum's replacement in the Super Formula Championship.[5][6][7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2013 Pacific Formula F2000 Dave Freitas Racing 5 4 2 5 5 165 5th
Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Provily Racing 6 0 0 0 0 117 7th
Latam Fórmula 2000 Paradise Racing 6 0 0 0 0 44 12th
2014 French F4 Championship Auto Sport Academy 15 1 0 0 2 143 7th
2015 Pro Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 16 0 0 1 3 250 6th
2015-16 NACAM Formula 4 Championship Martiga EG 12 6 2 5 11 247 3rd
2016 Pro Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 16 7 5 8 9 393 2nd
Mazda Prototype Lites Performance Tech Motorsports 2 0 0 0 1 32 16th
2017 Indy Lights Team Pelfrey 4 0 0 0 1 58 15th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - PC Performance Tech Motorsports 8 7 0 8 8 283 1st
North American Endurance Cup - PC 4 3 0 4 4 56 1st
2018 Indy Lights Andretti Autosport 17 9 9 4 13 491 1st
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Performance Tech Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 41 41st
IndyCar Series Harding Racing 1 0 0 0 0 44 31st
2019 IndyCar Series Carlin 7 0 0 1 0 115* 23rd*
Super Formula Team Mugen 2 0 0 0 0 0 20th*
FIA Formula 2 Championship MP Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 24th*

* Season still in progress.

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

Pro Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2015 Team Pelfrey STP
4
STP
14
LOU
4
LOU
C
BAR
5
BAR
7
IMS
6
IMS
10
IMS
5
LOR
7
TOR
2
TOR
3
IOW
3
MOH
7
MOH
6
LAG
18
LAG
6
6th 250
2016 Team Pelfrey STP
1
STP
2
BAR
1
BAR
1
IMS
1
IMS
1
LOR
1
ROA
4
ROA
4
TOR
9
TOR
2
MOH
7
MOH
4
LAG
1
LAG
10
LAG
6
2nd 393

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2017 Team Pelfrey STP
5
STP
3
ALA
8
ALA
15
IMS IMS INDY ROA ROA IOW TOR TOR MDO MDO GMP WGL 15th 58
2018 Andretti Autosport STP
1
STP
7
ALA
1
ALA
1
IMS
4
IMS
7
INDY
2
RDA
2
RDA
4
IOW
1
TOR
1
TOR
2
MDO
1
MDO
1
GTW
3
POR
1
POR
1
1st 491

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Harding Racing Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY DET DET TXS RDA IOW TOR MDO POC GTW POR SNM
9
31st 44
2019 Carlin STP COA
8
ALA
16
LBH
12
IMS
19
INDY
DNQ
DET
14
DET
11
TXS
RDA
17
TOR
IOW
MDO
POC
GTW
POR
LAG
25th 115

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2019 Dallara Chevrolet DNQ Carlin

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2017 Performance Tech Motorsports PC Oreca FLM09 LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
1
SEB
1
COA
1
DET
1
WAT
1
MOS
1
ELK
1
PET
3
1st 283
2018 Performance Tech Motorsports P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
8
SEB
13
LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 41st 41

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2019 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
SPR

19
RBR
SPR

14
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
24th* 0*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Super Formula Results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2019 Team Mugen SUZ AUT SUG FUJ
14
MOT
14
OKA
SUZ
20th* 0*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Famous Racecar Drivers From Mexico: #3 David Martínez". Ranker.com. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.indycar.com/News/2018/09/09-19-Harding-Steinbrenner-Racing-announcement
  3. ^ "O'Ward confirms split with HSR". Racer. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "O'Ward joins Carlin for 13 races in 2019". IndyCar.com. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Patricio O'Ward joins Red Bull Junior Team for IndyCar campaign". 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Red Bull junior O'Ward set for F2 debut this weekend". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  7. ^ Benyon, Jack (30 June 2019). "O'Ward takes over Ticktum's Super Formula seat at Team Mugen". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 30 June 2019.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alex Popow
Renger van der Zande
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
PC Champion

2017
With: James French
Succeeded by
None
(Class discontinued)
Preceded by
Tom Kimber-Smith
José Gutiérrez
Robert Alon
North American Endurance Cup
PC Champion

2017
With: James French & Kyle Masson
Succeeded by
None
(Class discontinued)
Preceded by
Kyle Kaiser
Indy Lights
Champion

2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent