Rodolfo Lavín

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Rodolfo (Martínez) Lavín (born on July 30, 1977) is a Mexican racing driver from San Luis Potosí. He most notably raced in the Champ Car World Series.

In Mexico, Lavín raced in Formula Azteca and Formula 3. With funding in the form of sponsorship from Corona, with whom his father is on the board, Lavin raced in Indy Lights from 1996–2000 and Toyota Atlantics from 2001-2002. Lavín was not particularly successful in either series, with no wins, but a best finish of 6th in Indy Lights and 2nd in Toyota Atlantics. However, he did manage to set the record for most starts in Indy Lights, with 58.

Regardless, he moved up to the Champ Car series in 2003, driving a disadvantaged Reynard chassis for Walker Racing. He had a mediocre rookie season, but managed to sign with Forsythe Championship Racing, a top Champ Car team, for the 2004 season. In 2004, Lavín notched one front row start and one podium; however, he was not a consistent front-runner, and was usually behind team-mates Paul Tracy and Patrick Carpentier. Lavín found himself out of a ride at the start of the 2005 season, but he joined the HVM team halfway through the season, and posted several respectable results.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2001 Michael Shank Racing United States
LBH
7
United States
NAZ
3
United States
MIL
Ret
Canada
MTL
Ret
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
8
United States
CHI
4
Canada
TRR
7
United States
ROA
8
Canada
VAN
5
United States
HOU
Ret
United States
LS
6
7th 69
2002 Michael Shank Racing Mexico
MTY
7
United States
LBH
11
United States
MIL
2
United States
LS
7
United States
POR
12
United States
CHI
9
Canada
TOR
8
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TRR
8
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
MTL
11
United States
DEN
Wth
9th 76

CART/Champ Car[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2003 Walker Racing United States
STP
18
Mexico
MTY
15
United States
LBH
18
United Kingdom
BRH
15
Germany
LAU
9
United States
MIL
14
United States
LS
19
United States
POR
11
United States
CLE
14
Canada
TOR
15
Canada
VAN
8
United States
ROA
19
United States
MDO
12
Canada
MTL
15
United States
DEN
19
United States
MIA
18
Mexico
MXC
18
Australia
SRF
8
United States
FON
NH
18th 17
2004 Forsythe Championship Racing United States
LBH
10
Mexico
MTY
13
United States
MIL
9
United States
POR
18
United States
CLE
9
Canada
TOR
14
Canada
VAN
15
United States
ROA
2
United States
DEN
11
Canada
MTL
11
United States
LS
12
United States
LVS
4
Australia
SRF
15
Mexico
MXC
13
14th 156^
2005 CTE-HVM Racing United States
LBH
Mexico
MTY
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
Canada
EDM
United States
SJO
13
United States
DEN
5
Canada
MTL
14
United States
LVS
5
Australia
SRF
13
Mexico
MXC
15
18th 72
  • ^ New points system introduced in 2004.

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