Project Indy

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Project Indy was a car racing team owned by Andreas Leberle that competed in the CART Championship Car series and the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. Leberle was a former chief mechanic for Euromotorsport[1] and like Euromotorsport, Project Indy's cars were often driven by pay drivers. The team was founded in 1994 and operated through the 1998 CART season. Their only appearance in the IRL was with Johnny Unser for two of the three races of the 1996 season and the two 1996 races of the 1996–1997 season which were competed with CART-spec equipment. The best race finish registered by a Project Indy driver was 7th place by Christian Danner in the 1995 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami.[2] In 1998 the team was known as Project CART due to not being allowed to use the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's "Indy" trademark as the team by then only participated in CART.

The team attempted the Indianapolis 500 several times but only succeeded in making the field in 1996 with Unser; their car did not start due to a broken transmission.[citation needed]

Drivers[edit]

Racing results[edit]

Complete CART FedEx Championship Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1994 Lola T93/00 Ford XB V8t SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
France Franck Fréon 64 12 15
Belgium Didier Theys DNQ
Germany Christian Danner 12 Wth 12
Italy Domenico Schiattarella 26 16 Wth
Italy Andrea Montermini 9
1995 Lola T93/00
Reynard 94i
Ford XB V8t MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
Germany Christian Danner 64 7 22
Reynard 94i United States Buddy Lazier 21 15
France Franck Fréon 15
United States Johnny Parsons, Jr. DNQ
Austria Hubert Stromberger 16 Wth DNQ
Italy Domenico Schiattarella 18 21
1996 Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG
United States Dennis Vitolo 64 17
1997 Lola T97/00 Ford XD V8t MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON
United States Dennis Vitolo 64 23 Wth DNS 27 20
Germany Arnd Meier 16 25 DNS 18 18 22 24 12 16 19 25
1998 Reynard 97i Mercedes-Benz IC108D V8t MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON
Brazil Roberto Moreno 15 15 26
Italy Domenico Schiattarella 16

Complete Indy Racing League results[edit]

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1996 Reynard 94i
Reynard 95i
Ford XB V8t WDW PHX INDY
United States Johnny Unser 64 9 33
Lola T93/00 New Zealand Rob Wilson 46 DNQ
1996–1997 Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t NHA LSV WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NHA LSV
United States Johnny Unser 64 DNQ 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurointernational returns to Champ Car, Checkpoint 10, September 2, 2005
  2. ^ Project Indy - CART World[dead link]