|Mar, 1, 1981||5' 10"||Verizon Wireless|
|Indianapolis, Ind.||David Faustino|
Continuing his remarkable record of production, Will Power enjoyed another strong IndyCar Series season in 2013. The native of Toowoomba, Australia produced three wins, three poles and another top-five championship season as he once again proved to be a force in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet.
A tough start to the season prevented Power from battling for the series championship, as he had the previous three years, but there was no doubt that Power was still one of the fastest and toughest competitors in IndyCar in 2013. He closed the season with a flourish winning three of the final five races to finish fourth in the championship standings, giving him great confidence heading into 2014.
Power led Team Penske for the fourth consecutive year in both race victories (three) and poles (three) in 2013. He produced seven top-five finishes and nine top-10 results and his 351 laps led was tops the series. He also led at least one lap in a series-high 15 of 19 races and his averaging starting position of 4.3 topped all competitors as well.
Perhaps his most satisfying moment of 2013 came at the season’s final race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Power returned to the track where he lost the championship one year earlier when he exited the race after making contact with the wall early on. Conquering any remaining demons, Power won the pole and led a race high 103 laps en route to his second career oval victory.
Power moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue his motorsports dream after honing his skills in his native Australia and in some Europe’s toughest open-wheel racing training grounds. He quickly became a winning driver in the Champ Car World Series.
Power came on board at Team Penske in 2009, initially filling in for Helio Castroneves at the beginning of the season. Through his strong performances, Power earned a part-time opportunity with the team when Castroneves returned to action. He scored his first win for Team Penske on the streets of Edmonton in 2009 before a frightening practice accident at Sonoma cut short his first season with the team. Since he began racing for Team Penske, Power has produced 18 wins and 26 poles to lead all IndyCar drivers over that period of time.
Aside from racing Indy cars at over 200 mph, fitness is Power's greatest passion as he strives to work out twice a day, six days a week. Known for his intensity and his dry sense of humor, Power also enjoys listening to music of all kinds and playing the drums. Power and his wife Elizabeth were married in 2010 and they live in Charlotte, NC.
2013 - Finished fourth in the final IndyCar Series championship standings to mark his fourth consecutive season inside the top five. Closed the year strong with victories in three of the final five races. Also won three pole positions to lead Team Penske. Won at Sonoma for the third time in four years and captured the second race of the Houston doubleheader race weekend. Claimed his first 500-mile victory and second oval win when he won the season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
2012 - Won his third consecutive Mario Andretti Road Course title while finishing as IndyCar Series runner-up for the third consecutive season. Earned three victories and led the series with five pole positions. Finished second in overall title chase by just three points after an accident in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway ended his day early.
2011 - Finished second in the IZOD IndyCar season championship for the second consecutive year. Tied the IZOD IndyCar record with six wins (Barber, Sao Paulo, Texas-2, Edmonton, Infineon and Baltimore).Tied his own IZOD IndyCar record with eight poles (St. Pete, Barber, Long Beach, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Edmonton, Infineon and Kentucky). One of three drivers to ever win four consecutive poles. Won the Mario Andretti Road Course Championship for the second consecutive season.
2010 - Finished second in the IZOD IndyCar Series season championship standings, won the inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Championship. Earned a series leading five victories (Brazil, St. Petersburg, Watkins Glen, Toronto & Sonoma) and a series record eight pole positions (St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Alabama, Watkins Glen, Edmonton, Iowa, Mid-Ohio & Sonoma). Scored 11 top-fives and 13 top-10 finishes.
2009 - Made his debut with Team Penske filling in for Helio Castroneves at the St. Petersburg Grand-Prix. At Long Beach he strapped into the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Honda/Dallara, put it on the pole and finished second in the race. At Edmonton he scored his first victory for the Team, driving the No. 12 Penske Truck Rental Honda/Dallara from the pole to the winner's circle.
2008 - Made IndyCar Series debut after two full seasons and two races in Champ Car World Series.
Driving the KV Racing Technology #8 Aussie Vineyards - Team Australia Honda/Dallara entry, earns three top-five finishes and six top-ten finishes. Wins final Champ Car event at Long Beach after starting fourth and leading a race-high 81 laps.Starts from pole in the IndyCar Series post-season exhibition at Surfers Paradise, and leads 16 laps before an accident forces him out of the race. Finishes 12th in the IndyCar Series Championship point standings.
2007 - Competes in second full season in Champ Cars with Team Australia. Earns nine top-10 finishes including eight top-five showings with five podiums and two wins. Becomes first Australian driver to win a Champ Car event (Las Vegas). Qualified in top-10 in 13 of 14 races, 10 times in first two rows with five poles. Finishes fourth in Championship standings.
2006 - Competes in first full season in Champ Cars with Team Australia. Earns nine top-10 finishes including three top-five showings and first career podium. Qualifies in the top-10 in 12 of 14 races, twice in first two rows with first career pole (Surfers Paradise). Led Series in laps (1191 out of 1251) and miles (2350.748 out of 2432.645) completed. Finishes sixth in Championship standings. Wins Roshfrans Rookie of the Year Award and the Bridgestone Passion for Excellence Award.
2005 - Competes in World Series Powered by Renault for Carlin Motorsport as well as two Champ Car World Series events with Team Australia.Finishes seventh in World Series Powered by Renault Championship despite missing last two events. Earns two wins, Le Mans and Bilbao, four podiums and two poles. Makes Champ Car debut in Surfers Paradise, Australia and earns first Champ Car top-10 finish in second start at Mexico City. Finishes 17th in Championship.
2004 - Competes in full season of British F3 Championship with Alan Docking Racing. Finishes ninth in Championship earning five podium finishes including two seconds at Knockhill. Tests for Minardi Formula 1, European F3000 and World Series Powered by Renault teams.
2003 - Competes in three rounds of British F3 Championship with Diamond/Ralt - Honda Mugen Racing. Also competes in Fortec Motorsport/Dallara-Renault Series. Drives Bathurst 24-hour race with three co-drivers.
2002 - Competes in Formula Holden (Australian Gold Star Drivers Championship) as well as in?Australian Formula 3. Wins Formula Holden Championship with seven wins in 12 races and named Rookie of the Year. Finishes second in Australian Formula 3 after earning six wins and 10 podiums in 12 starts. Runs two V8 Supercar events at Queensland and the Bathurst 1000.
2001 - Competes in Formula Ford National Series in Australia. Finishes second in Formula Ford National Series with five wins and 10 podiums in 16 starts. Invited to Honda Indy Young Guns event Surfers Paradise. Places second overall after winning first race and placing second in second race.
2000 - Competes in Formula Ford State Series in Australia and Formula Ford National Series in Australia. Wins Queensland State Championship, earning 18 podiums in 18 starts including seven wins, nine second-place and two third-place results. Finishes Seventh overall in National Series with five podium results. Runs the Formula Ford Gold Coast Indy support races and wins one of two races.
1999-1997 - Competes on dirt tracks in Australia. Competes in karting events in his native Australia
2014 INDYCAR Series Season Statistics
|Date||Event||Start||Finish||Points (Behind)||Rank (+/-)|
|3/30/14||Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg||4||1||53 (-13)||1 (--)|
|4/13/14||Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach||14||2||93 (-33)||1 (--)|
Current Point Standings: 1
Top 5s: 2
Top 10s: 2
Avg. Start: 9.0
Avg. Finish: 1.5
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