Conor Daly

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Conor Daly
Conor Daly.jpg
Nationality United States American
Born (1991-12-15) December 15, 1991 (age 23)
Noblesville, Indiana (USA)
Related to Derek Daly (father)
IndyCar Series career
Debut season 2015 (excluding 2013 Indianapolis 500)
Current team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Car no. 5
Former teams A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Dale Coyne Racing
Starts 3
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish TBD in 2015
Previous series
20142013
20122011
2011
20092010
GP2 Series
GP3 Series
Indy Lights
Star Mazda Championship
Championship titles
2012–13
2010
MRF Challenge
Star Mazda Championship

Conor Daly (born December 15, 1991) is an American racing driver from Noblesville, Indiana. He is the son of Irish former Formula One and Champ Car driver Derek Daly.

Racing career[edit]

Karting[edit]

At the age of 10, he began competing in karting, and, in 2006, he won the World Karting Association Grand Nationals. He progressed to car racing in 2007 and began racing cars full-time in 2008 in the Skip Barber National Championship, winning first place with 5 wins in 14 races, and Formula Ford.

On October 10, Daly finished runner-up at the RoboPong 200 all-star kart event at the New Castle Motorsports Park with teammate Graham Rahal. He finished runner-up to a team driven by Jay Howard and Bill McLaughlin Jr. The 2010 Izod IndyCar Series runner-up Will Power and ALMS driver Simon Pagenaud were 4th.[1]

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

In 2009, he competed in the Star Mazda Championship for Andersen Racing and finished third in points with a win at New Jersey Motorsports Park. He returned to the series in 2010, driving for Juncos Racing.[2] He became series champion after finishing in the top four positions in each of the twelve races prior to clinching the title at Mosport International Raceway on 28 August 2010.[3] He also set a series record of 9 poles and 7 wins en route to his championship.

Indy Lights[edit]

In 2011, Daly competed part-time in the Indy Lights series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.[4] His best result of the season was a win at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.[5]

In 2013, Daly returned to Indy Lights with a one-off appearance in the Houston race for Team Moore Racing, finishing third.

GP3 Series[edit]

Conor Daly at Sprint Race in Spa-Francorchamps 2013

Alongside his commitments in the Indy Lights series, Daly competed in GP3 with Carlin Motorsport. [6]

For 2012, Daly will continue in GP3 driving for the Lotus GP team.[7] He took his maiden GP3 win in the second race of the season at Barcelona.[8] In the second race at Monaco, he made contact with the damaged car of Dmitry Suranovich which launched Daly into a catch fence and forced the race to be red flagged.[9]

For 2013 Daly remained in GP3, racing with the ART Grand Prix team. Daly captured one win, the Valencia Street Circuit feature race and he placed third in the championship.

GP2 Series[edit]

Daly competed in the 2013 GP2 Series season season-opener at Sepang International Circuit with Hilmer Motorsport. He finished seventh in the sprint race and scored two championship points.

For 2014, Daly competed with Venezuela GP Lazarus[10] for 18 of the 22 rounds, with a best finish of seventh place in the sprint race at the Hungaroring.

IndyCar[edit]

Daly drove in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 for A.J. Foyt Enterprises. He finished the race in 22nd position.

In 2015, Daly subbed in for Rocky Moran Jr. at the Long Beach GP with Dale Coyne Racing. He then returned for the 2015 Indianapolis 500 in the Smithfield Foods "Fueled by Bacon" special run by Schmidt Peterson Motorsports,[11] but was forced to retire before the green flag due to a mechanical failure.[12] However, he is scheduled to replace James Hinchcliffe for 2 rounds following Hinchcliffe's injury from a practice crash leading up to the Indy 500.[13]

Formula One[edit]

In May 2012, Daly performed a straight line aero test for Force India at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, England.[14]

MRF Challenge[edit]

On October 27, 2012, Daly won the first race of the MRF Challenge series at Buddh International Circuit in India.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Lap Podiums Points Position
2009 Star Mazda Championship Andersen Racing 13 1 1 3 6 416 3rd
2010 Star Mazda Championship Juncos Racing 13 7 9 7 12 539 1st
2011 Indy Lights Sam Schmidt Motorsports 5 1 1 2 2 145 13th
GP3 Series Carlin Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 10 17th
2012 GP3 Series Lotus GP 16 1 0 0 5 106 6th
Masters of Formula 3 Double R Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2012–13 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Challenge 10 4 0 1 6 164 1st
2013 GP2 Series Hilmer Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 2 26th
GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 16 1 1 1 6 126 3rd
IndyCar Series A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1 0 0 0 0 11 34th
Indy Lights Team Moore Racing 1 0 0 0 1 35 13th
2014 GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 18 0 0 0 0 2 26th
2015 IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 23* 31st*

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2009 Andersen Racing SEB
3
VIR
5
MMP
24
NJ1
1
NJ2
8
WIS
Ret
IOW
2
ILL
3
ILL
5
QUE
14
ONT
2
ATL
2
LAG
4
3rd 416
2010 Juncos Racing SEB
3
STP
1
LAG
1
ORP
1
IOW
1
NJ1
3
NJ2
4
ACC
3
ACC
1
TRO
3
ROA
1
MOS
1
ATL
3
1st 539

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Sam Schmidt Motorsports STP
2
ALA
11
LBH
1
INDY MIL IOW TOR EDM1 EDM2 TRO
13
NHM BAL
14
KTY LVS 13th 145
2013 Team Moore Racing STP ALA LBH INDY MIL IOW POC TOR MDO BAL HOU
3
FON 13th 35

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team No. Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2013 A.J. Foyt Enterprises 41 Dallara DW12 Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
22
DET DET TXS MIL IOW POC TOR TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU HOU FON 34th 11
2015 Dale Coyne Racing 18 Dallara DW12 Honda STP NLA LBH
17
ALA IMS 31st* 23*
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 43 INDY
33
5 DET
DET
TXS
TOR
FON
MIL
IOW
MDO
POC
SNM
* Season still in progress

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2013 Dallara Honda 31 22 A. J. Foyt Enterprises
2015 Dallara Honda 23 33 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Complete GP3 Series 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 D.C. Points
2011 Carlin Motorsport TUR
FEA

21
TUR
SPR

25
ESP
FEA

21
ESP
SPR

22
VAL
FEA

12
VAL
SPR

7
GBR
FEA

13
GBR
SPR

7
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

11
BEL
FEA

5
BEL
SPR

7
ITA
FEA

6
ITA
SPR

Ret
17th 10
2012 Lotus GP ESP
FEA

6
ESP
SPR

1
MON
FEA

23
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

5
GBR
SPR

2
GER
FEA

2
GER
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

9
BEL
FEA

7
BEL
SPR

3
ITA
FEA

4
ITA
SPR

11
6th 106
2013 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA

3
ESP
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

1
VAL
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

22
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

10
GER
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

8
BEL
FEA

2
BEL
SPR

2
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

8
ABU
FEA

4
ABU
SPR

3
3rd 126

Complete GP2 Series 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 DC Points
2013 Hilmer Motorsport MYS
FEA

13
MYS
SPR

7
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
SGP
FEA
SGP
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
26th 2
2014 Venezuela GP Lazarus BHR
FEA

12
BHR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

18
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

10
AUT
FEA

18
AUT
SPR

11
GBR
FEA

14
GBR
SPR

10
GER
FEA

21
GER
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

7
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

19
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
RUS
FEA
RUS
SPR
ABU
FEA

20
ABU
SPR

15
26th 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jay Howard, Bill McLaughlin Jr. win all-star kart race". AutoWeek.com. October 10, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Conor Daly rolls on in Star Mazda at ORP, Racer, 30 May 2010, Retrieved 6 June 2010
  3. ^ "A RED-HEADED ROCKET WITH A WILL TO WIN" (PDF). starmazda.com. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chaves tops second day of testing". autosport.com. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "IndyCar: Conor Daly wins Indy Lights race in Long Beach". Autoweek. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Conor Daly joins Carlin for GP3". gp3series.com. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lotus GP sign American ace Daly". GP3 Series. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Daly secures maiden win in Barcelona, GP3 Series.
  9. ^ Dmitry Suranovich excluded from Monaco Race 2 Classification, GP3 Series.
  10. ^ "CONOR DALY TO RACE WITH VENEZUELA GP LAZARUS IN 2014". GP2 Series. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Tony DiZinno (3 May 2015). "Conor Daly’s Smithfield Foods "Fueled by Bacon" special revealed at IMS". NBC Sports MotorsportsTalk. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Indy 500 young guns Sage Karam, Conor Daly ousted early". Autoweek. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  13. ^ Tony DiZinno (26 May 2015). "Daly gets nod for SPM’s No. 5 in Detroit". NBC Sports MotorsportsTalk. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  14. ^ F1 Aero Testing for Conor Daly with Sahara Force India, Sahara Force India.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Adam Christodoulou
Star Mazda Championship
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Tristan Vautier
Preceded by
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MRF Challenge
Champion

2012–13
Succeeded by
Rupert Svendsen-Cook