Tristan Vautier Tag

By INDYCAR Dale Coyne Racing is bringing a familiar face in to drive its No. 18 Honda this week for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Tristan Vautier, who has made 11 of his 30 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts with the team, will fill the seat this weekend as fellow Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais continues to mend from injuries sustained in a May 20 crash during qualifying for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Vautier will team with rookie Ed Jones in the DCRRead More

Posted On May 22, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

James Davison Back on Track At Indianapolis

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — In eight laps, James Davison was already over 217 mph. The Australian was drafted overnight to replace the injured Sebastien Bourdais after a savage accident left the 2017 St. Petersburg winner on the sideline with multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip. Davison was got back up to speed quickly during Mondays’s post qualifying practice and turned 44 laps within the first 80 minutes of practice. His fastest lap to that point was 223.670 mph, good enough forRead More
Josh Farmer, IndyCar Jounalist As initially reported by, Luca Filippi might be set to join Dale Coyne Racing alongside Conor Daly for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Coyne noted that there were a handful of drivers in contention for the seat, but Filippi was among the front runners. “Luca is good, he was comfortable in an IndyCar right away back in 2013, and I’d say he’s been impressive since,” Coyne told David Malsher of Motorsport. “So we’ve had serious talks and I think he would be a good fitRead More
Tristan Vautier and Pippa Mann are set to return to IndyCar action this weekend at Fontana where they will race for Dale Coyne’s outfit. The DCR merry-go-round has seen multiple drivers for each of the teams two cars this season, but Mann starting her third race for the team and Vautier his fifth, after an impressive fourth place outing in Detroit seem to be settling in as some of Coyne’s front running candidates should he want a stable line up. 2013 rookie of the year Vautier will look to buildRead More
Dale Coyne Racing announced via Twitter that Tristan Vautier and Pippa Mann will return to the team for this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Vautier and Mann were DCR teammates at the Indianapolis 500 where Vautier was eliminated in a pit road collision with the third member of the team’s stable James Davison. Mann was also involved in the incident but continued on to finish in 22nd place. The Frenchman was tapped to drive Coyne’s #19 at Detroit where he passed several cars on the last lap toRead More
Sebastien Bourdais managed to stretch his fuel and make the most of the circumstances and claim his 33rd Indy car win in the second race of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit weekend. Rain once again became a major factor as the Belle Isle circuit was drenched in the hours leading to the second race of the weekend. Bourdais started in the 9th position and remained steadily in the top 5 while Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the early stint of the race. His only challenge came from teammate Will Power, butRead More
Will Power edged teammate Helio Castroneves and set a lap record in qualifying in the final minutes of the Firestone Fast Six to take the pole for race 1 at the Raceway at Belle Isle. Power elected to wait until the final few minutes to take his shot at the pole while Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and Simon Pagenaud all took to the track right away. Castroneves laid down a lap of 1:16.1200 that looked relatively safe to keep the pole but Power was not to beRead More
Dale Coyne Racing announced today that Rodolfo Gonzalez and Tristan Vautier will drive the #18 and the #19 cars for this weekend’s Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. Gonzalez, will replace Carlos Huertas once again as the Columbian is still sidelined with an apparent inner ear infection. Gonzalez ran the #18 car at Barber Motorsports Park and finished in 20th place. Vautier will pilot the #19 car after racing the #18 at the Indianapolis 500 last weekend. The #19 car has been raced by Francesco Dracone for the first 5 races. TheRead More
The Dale Coyne Racing TBA is no more as James Davison has been officially confirmed as the driver of the #19 Honda/Dallara for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 while Tristan Vautier will qualify the car. Due to Davison’s commitments in the Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend, Vautier, the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year, will practice and qualify the car with Davison returning next weekend to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the race. The Australian will make his second start in theRead More