Scott Dixon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people named Scott Dixon, see Scott Dixon (disambiguation).
Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon at the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore.jpg
Nationality New Zealand New Zealander
Born Scott Ronald Dixon
(1980-07-22) 22 July 1980 (age 34)
Brisbane, Australia
2014 IndyCar Series
Debut season 2003
Current team Chip Ganassi Racing
Car no. 9
Starts 201
Wins 34
Poles 23
Fastest laps 24
Best finish 1st in 2003, 2008, and 2013,
Previous series
1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
1999–2000
2001–2002
NZ Formula Vee
NZ Formula Ford
Australian Formula Holden
Indy Lights
CART Champ Car
Championship titles
1994
1995
1996
1998
2000
2003
2008
2013
NZ Formula Vee Class II
NZ Formula Ford Class II
NZ Formula Ford Class I
Australian Drivers' Champ.
Indy Lights
IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
Awards
1999
2001
2001
2003
2004
2008
2008
2008
2009
Jim Clark Trophy
CART Rookie of the Year
Jim Clark Trophy
Bruce McLaren Trophy
Jim Clark Trophy
Indianapolis 500 Winner
Bruce McLaren Trophy
NZ Sportsman Of The Year
Inducted into MotorSport New Zealand Wall of Fame

Scott Ronald Dixon, MNZM (born 22 July 1980) is a New Zealander motor racing driver and a triple IndyCar Champion. Competing for Chip Ganassi Racing since joining IndyCar, Dixon has won the championship in 2003, 2008, and 2013, and he won the 92nd Indianapolis 500 in 2008 from pole position.

Among notable awards won by Dixon are the Jim Clark Trophy (1999, 2001, 2004) and the Bruce McLaren Trophy (2003, 2008). In 2012 he was appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and was New Zealand's Sportsman Of The Year in 2008 and 2013.

Early years[edit]

Dixon was born in Brisbane, Australia, to New Zealand parents Ron and Glenys Dixon who were both dirt race car drivers.[1] The family returned to Auckland in New Zealand when Dixon was very young. A Manurewa, South Auckland resident and a student from James Cook High School he began racing karts as a seven-year-old,[2] and caught the attention of the New Zealand public when granted a special dispensation to obtain a competition licence to race a saloon car as a 13-year-old.[3] At the time of this incident New Zealanders could not obtain a road licence until turning 15 years old.

Dixon was competing at Pukekohe Park Raceway in a one-make series featuring the Nissan Sentra when he rolled the car onto its roof. He caught national attention when TV showed him struggling from the upturned car with a cushion strapped to his back to enable him to reach the pedals, and wiping a tear from his eye.[4] Dixon went on to win in every series he competed in.

1994–1998[edit]

In 1994 he won the New Zealand Formula Vee championship,[5] before taking the Formula Ford Class 2 series in 1995 with 13 wins from 14 races, and then the full New Zealand Formula Ford championship the next year.

In 1997 Dixon decided to race in Australia. With no money to carry on racing, Rotorua businessman Christopher Wingate provided Dixon and his mentor, Kiwi racing hero Kenny Smith, with both money and airfares between New Zealand and Australia to ensure Dixon's career moved ahead. In 1997 Dixon won Rookie of the Year and third overall in the Australian Formula Holden series driving the Ralt Australia prepared Reynard. This resulted in him being offered a drive with top team SH Racing. As the budgets were going to exceed $250,000, Wingate suggested a company be formed to fund Dixon's career. That company was called Scott Dixon Motorsport (SDMS), funded by shareholders who over the next two years invested more than $1m in Dixon. This allowed him to pursue his career without worrying about money. In 1998 Dixon won the Formula Holden series outright. That win brought offers to race in the Australian V8 Supercar series but that was not where he wanted to make his mark, so arrangements were made for him to go to the USA to test in the Indy Lights series.

1999–2000[edit]

With the backing of Scott Dixon Motorsport investors, Dixon moved to the United States in 1999. After a test in Sebring where Dixon broke the track record on his eighth lap, he was signed to Johansson Motorsports Indy Lights team, beginning a long management association with the team's owner, former Ferrari and McLaren Formula One driver Stefan Johansson. He set a lap record when taking pole position for the Chicago oval race which he won. He was consistently fast throughout the year but had five DNFs, which limited him to fifth place in the series.

In 2000 Dixon remained in Indy Lights, moving to the PacWest team. He took the championship in resounding fashion, scoring six wins and seven podium finishes.

CART[edit]

2001[edit]

PacWest Racing graduated Dixon to its full CART team in 2001. Dixon immediately out-paced his team-mate, the former Formula One driver Maurício Gugelmin. Dixon led his first race in Mexico for 14 laps. Just two races later he won at Nazareth Speedway – his first oval race in the senior CART series. At the age of 20 years, 9 months and 14 days it was widely reported that he became the youngest winner of a major U.S. open-wheel race, but this achievement already belonged to Jimmy Davies who was six months younger when winning the 100-mile (160 km) AAA Championship race at Del Mar, California in 1949. Dixon scored championship points in 11 of 20 starts, and led the FedEx Champ Car Series in laps completed with 2,521 out of a possible 2,610. He won the Jim Trueman Trophy for Rookie of the Year and was eighth in the championship.

2002[edit]

Dixon remained with PacWest, owned by Bruce McCaw of McCaw Cellular, for 2002 but it soon became clear the team was woefully short of cash due to the dot com crash. When it eventually collapsed, Toyota arranged an introduction to Target Chip Ganassi Racing which added a third car to its squad to accommodate Dixon. It was his first experience of a true top-level team, which had the then top-level engine supplier, Toyota. Dixon posted 12 top ten finishes, including a second place at Denver.

IndyCar Series[edit]

2003[edit]

Chip Ganassi joined CART teams Penske and Andretti-Green Racing in 2003 to switch to the all-oval Indy Racing League. Dixon won the season opener at Homestead in Florida. A tangle with Tony Kanaan in Japan left Dixon with a shattered hand, but he recovered to take two more victories and win the championship at his first try. Along the way he also set a record with 343 consecutive laps led, the first time a driver had led consecutive laps in three successive races. At Pikes Peak he led the last 84 laps to win, then led every lap of the next event at Richmond, and at the next event, at Kansas, led the first 53 laps.[6] Although it was his first year in the IRL, and he won the championship, Dixon was not rookie of the year due to his ChampCar experience.

The year ended on a tragic note for Dixon. Ganassi had recruited Tony Renna as his team-mate. The young American and Dixon were already close friends. But at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during Renna's first practice session for the team, he spun across the track and became airborne in the third turn. Renna's car hit a post at high speed and was demolished, the cockpit splitting on impact. Renna was killed instantly of blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

2004 and 2005 seasons[edit]

The Toyota engine had lost its edge and Dixon did not successfully defend his title. In the 32 races held during these two years, Dixon made the podium only twice, with a second and a solitary win. He unsuccessfully tested for the WilliamsF1 team, and finished 10th when representing the IRL in the 2004 International Race of Champions. In 2005 Dixon and his Ganassi team-mates, Ryan Briscoe and Darren Manning, were struggling, and they wrote off or seriously damaged 28 cars in a seemingly never ending series of crashes. Manning was fired, and Australian Briscoe was lucky to escape with his life when his car became airborne and disintegrated after touching another car and slammed into the outside retaining wall of Chicagoland Speedway's third turn. Amid rumours Dixon could also be sacked, the Kiwi bounced back to score his and the team's first win since 2003, the Indy Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International. Soon after, Dixon re-signed for a further two seasons with Ganassi.

2006[edit]

Ganassi moved to Honda engines for the 2006 season, when Dixon was partnered with Englishman Dan Wheldon, the 2005 Indianapolis 500 winner and IRL series champion. Before the IRL season even started, they successfully combined as a one-car team (with Casey Mears) to win the 24 Hours of Daytona. Dixon repeated his 2005 Indy Grand Prix win at Watkins Glen, and became the first driver to win an IRL race run in wet conditions. At Nashville Superspeedway, he won the Gibson Guitar Trophy by a couple of car lengths over his team mate Wheldon. He finished fourth in the standings, completing a series-high 2,504 of a possible 2,510 laps and being the only driver to finish every race,[6] and finishing just 15 points behind Sam Hornish Jr. and Wheldon.

2007[edit]

Practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500

Dixon was runner-up in the 2007 IndyCar Series season, 13 points behind Dario Franchitti. During the last event at Chicagoland, battling Franchitti for the win and the championship, Dixon was leading Franchitti on the last lap when he ran out of fuel,[7] giving Franchitti the race win and the championship. Earlier he had achieved his fourth win of the year at Infineon Raceway, and his third consecutive Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix. He had four second place finishes, including in the rain shortened Indianapolis 500, and finished in the top five in 10 races this season. He dominated the rain-delayed Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway, his second consecutive win in the event, and second consecutive win of the season. He won the next race too, the Honda 200 on 22 July, to become the third driver in history to win three IRL races in a row, joining Dan Wheldon and Kenny Bräck.

On 5 August, Dixon was attempting to win a fourth straight race at the Firestone Indy 400 when he was involved in a six-car accident that sent Franchitti's car airborne. Dixon's crew repaired his car sufficiently to run two more laps, earning him valuable points but this ended a streak of 28 consecutive races — since retiring at the Chicagoland Speedway event in September 2005 — in which Dixon did not retire.

2008[edit]

Scott Dixon and his wife, Emma.

This was a highly successful season for Dixon who won the series championship for the second time, and won his first Indianapolis 500, from the pole, to give car owner Chip Ganassi his second win in the race. He also won this season at Homestead, Texas, Nashville, Edmonton and Kentucky, a record equalling six wins for a season in the series. In the final points scoring race of the series, at Chicagoland Speedway, Dixon needed to finish no worse than eighth if Castroneves won the race. He placed second to Castroneves in a tight photo finish. Speaking to the media later he said it had been an amazing, unforgettable year. "Getting married, winning the 500, winning a championship in one year – not too many people can probably say they've done that." [8] Motorsport.com took it further, saying that Dixon "can now say he's the 'best of the best' in American open-wheel racing, especially after this year's unification with Champ Car".[9]

At Kentucky he took his career laps-led tally to 2,149, becoming the fifth driver in the series to lead for more than 2000 laps.[10] Also at Kentucky, Dixon replaced Alex Zanardi as the winningest IndyCar driver for Chip Ganassi (16th victory), and his pole position achieved on 30 August for the Detroit Indy Grand Prix gave him seven for the year, and took him to second all-time leading pole-setter with 15.[11] Also, he led 869 laps during the year, an all-time record for a single season. Just before the Chicagoland event, it was announced that teammate Wheldon would be moving to Panther Racing [12] in 2009 and Dixon's new partner would be Franchitti who would return from NASCAR.[13]

For recording the IndyCar Series championship/Indy500 double this year, Dixon was selected 2008 New Zealand Sportsman Of The Year at the Halberg Awards held in February 2009.[14]

Dixon was one of five New Zealand motor sports personalities honoured in a special issue of New Zealand Post stamps. Others featured were: Denny Hulme, 1967 Formula One World Champion ; Bruce McLaren, race-car designer, driver, engineer and inventor whose name lives on in Team McLaren; Ivan Mauger, six time winner of the Speedway World Championship and voted greatest speedway rider of the 20th Century; and Hugh Anderson, four time Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion.[15]

2009[edit]

In a disastrous start to the season, Dixon finished sixteenth and fifteenth in the first two races, at St. Pete and Long Beach. From then on he was back in business with eight podiums, winning at Kansas, Milwaukee, Richmond, Mid-Ohio and Motegi, as well as a second at Chicago and thirds at Texas, Watkins Glen, and Edmonton. He led the most laps (73) in the Indy 500 but struggled home to finish sixth. His dominant win at Mid-Ohio, by 29.7 seconds, was his 20th win in the IRL (21st of his career), making him the league's most successful driver of all time.

There was considerable rivalry between him and his friend and new partner in the team, Dario Franchitti, who had returned to the IRL from NASCAR. Franchitti scored four wins, two seconds and two thirds, and leading into the last race of the season at Homestead he was only five points behind Dixon. Complicating the issue was that Penske's Ryan Briscoe was only a further three points back, so whichever of the three drivers could win at Homestead would be Series Champion. Dixon started outside Franchitti on the front row and ran first and second with Briscoe for most of the race. However the two front-runners were forced to pit for fuel with only several laps remaining and the race win, along with the Championship, went to Dario Franchitti on a fuel saving strategy. Dixon claimed third in the race and second in the Championship by one point over Briscoe.

2010-present[edit]

Scott Dixon talks to the press after winning the Pocono IndyCar 400 in 2013.

Between 2010 and 2012, Dixon would win 2-3 races in those years, and would also finish 3rd in the championship in those years, two of them behind Dario. On July 7, 2013, Dixon won in Indycar's first return to Pocono in 24 years for the first win of the year for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon then took the checkered flag in the first race of the Honda Indy Toronto event for back-to-back victories. In the 2013 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Dixon ran into one of Will Power's pit crew members, and was penalized; Dixon argued that the worker walked in front of his car, though IndyCar race director Beaux Barfield stated Dixon had driven into Power's work area. The next week at Baltimore, Dixon was involved in another incident with Power with 22 laps left, and officials ignored team requests tow Dixon's car to pit lane for repairs. As a result, Dixon called for Barfield to be fired, and on September 6, was subsequently fined $30,000 and placed on probation.[16] Dixon won his third title finishing 5th in Fontana in the season finally. Dixon was selected 2014 New Zealand Sportsman Of The Year at the Halberg Awards held in February 2014. Dixon won 2 races and finished 3rd in the 2014 season.

Formula One[edit]

BMW gave Dixon a test drive in a Formula One car even while he raced with Toyota engines in the CART series. At the Paul Ricard Circuit in France, he drove a Williams and recorded respectable times during a one-day test, being not far off those of regular driver Ralf Schumacher. A two-day test six weeks later in Barcelona did not lead to a spot with the team.

In July of 2013, Autosport magazine named Dixon one of the 50 greatest drivers to have never raced in Formula One.

Career results[edit]

Sports Cars[edit]

Complete American Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
1999 Doran Lista Racing
Jim Matthews Racing
LMP Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 M SEB ATL MOS SON POR PET
Ret
MON LSV NC 0
2008 de Ferran Motorsports LMP2 Acura ARX-01b Acura 3.4L V8 M SEB STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS DET PET
8/5
MON 28th 18
2009 de Ferran Motorsports LMP1 Acura ARX-02a Acura 4.0L V8 M SEB
Ret
STP LNB UTA LIM MID AME MOS PET
24/7
MON 28th 12

Rolex Sports Car Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Rolex Sports Car Series results
Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points
2005 Ganassi Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
6/6
HOM CAL LAG CMT WAT1 BAR WAT2 DAY2 MDO PHX WAT3 VIR MEX 25
2006 Ganassi Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
1/1
MEX HOM LBH VIR LAG PHX LRP WAT1 DAY2 BAR WAT2 INF MIL
4/4
63
2007 Ganassi Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
41/21
MEX HOM VIR LAG LRP WAT1 MDO DAY2 IOWA CGV BAR WAT2 INF MIL 10
2008 Ganassi Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
1 / 1
HOM MEX VIR LAG LRP WAT MDO DAY2 BAR CGV WAT2 INF NJ MIL 35
2009 Ganassi Racing Riley Lexus DP DAY
5 / 5
VIR NJ LAG WAT MDO DAY2 BAR WAT2 CGV MIL HOM 26
2010 Ganassi Racing Riley BMW DP DAY
37/15
HOM BAR VIR LRP LAG WAT1 MDO DAY2 NJ WAT2 CGV MIL 16
2011 Ganassi Racing Riley BMW DP DAY
2/2
HOM BAR VIR LRP LAG WAT1 MDO DAY2 NJ WAT2 CGV MIL 32*
2012 Ganassi Racing Riley BMW DP DAY
4 / 4
BAR HOM NJ DET MDO ROA WAT1 INDY
4 / 4
WAT2 CGV LAG LRP 56
2013 Ganassi Racing Riley BMW DP DAY
37 / 11
TXS
BAR ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LRP
0*
  • Season in progress

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Final Pos Points
2010 Kelly Racing YMC
R1

YMC
R2

BHR
R3

BHR
R4

ADE
R5

ADE
R6

HAM
R7

HAM
R8

QLD
R9

QLD
R10

WIN
R11

WIN
R12

HDV
R13

HDV
R14

TOW
R15

TOW
R16

PHI
R17

BAT
R18

SUR
R19

20
SUR
R20

Ret
SYM
R21

SYM
R22

SAN
R23

SAN
R24

SYD
R25

SYD
R26

NC 0 +

+ Not Eligible for points

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1999 Johansson Motorsports MIA
3
LBH
2
NAZ
4
MIL
15
POR
11
CLE
14
TOR
18
MIS
16
DET
7
CHI
1
LS
2
FON
16
5th 88
2000 PacWest Lights LBH
1
MIL
1
DET
4
POR
11
MIS
14
CHI
1
MDO
2
VAN
1
LS
1
STL
15
HOU
15
FON
1
1st 155

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2001 PacWest Racing Reynard 01i Toyota RV8F MTY
13
LBH
19
TXS
NH
NZR
1
MOT
9
MIL
3
DET
Ret
POR
7
CLE
Ret
TOR
5
MIS
10
CHI
4
MDO
12
ROA
4
VAN
13
LAU
9
ROC
Ret
HOU
Ret
LS
4
SRF
15
FON
Ret
8th 98
2002 PWR Championship Racing Lola B02/00 Toyota RV8F MTY
6
LBH
18
MOT
9
13th 97
Chip Ganassi Racing MIL
6
LS
6
POR
7
CHI
6
TOR
5
CLE
15
VAN
16
MDO
5
ROA
17
MTL
10
DEN
2
ROC
12
MIA
18
SRF
15
FON
6
MXC
7
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)*
Top 10s
(Non-podium)**
Championships
2 3 39 0 1 2 19 0
* Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2003 Chip Ganassi Racing G-Force Toyota HMS
1
PHX
20
MOT
15
INDY
17
TXS
6
PPIR
1
RIR
1
KAN
6
NSH
2
MIS
5
STL
15
KTY
2
NZR
16
CHI
2
FON
2
TX2
2
1st 507
2004 Chip Ganassi Racing G-Force Toyota HMS
18
PHX
2
MOT
5
INDY
8
TXS
14
RIR
8
KAN
12
NSH
8
MIL
Wth
MIS
7
KTY
13
PPIR
20
NZR
9
CHI
7
FON
8
TX2
6
10th 355
2005 Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz Toyota HMS
16
PHX
12
STP
6
INDY
24
TXS
11
RIR
22
KAN
18
NSH
6
MIL
13
MIS
19
KTY
23
PPIR
16
SNM
7
CHI
19
WGL
1
FON
10
13th 321
Dallara MOT
21
2006 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda HMS
5
STP
2
MOT
9
INDY
6
TXS
2
RIR
11
KAN
4
NSH
1
MIL
10
MIS
16
KTY
2
CHI
2
4th 460
Panoz WGL
1
SNM
4
2007 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda HMS
2
STP
2
MOT
4
KAN
4
INDY
2
MIL
4
TXS
12
IOW
10
RIR
2
WGL
1
NSH
1
MDO
1
MIS
10
KTY
2
SNM
1
DET
8
CHI
2
2nd 624
2008 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda HMS
1
STP
22
MOT1
3
LBH1
DNP
KAN
3
INDY
1
MIL
2
TXS
1
IOW
4
RIR
3
WGL
11
NSH
1
MDO
3
EDM
1
KTY
1
SNM
12
DET
5
CHI
2
SRF2
2
1st 646
2009 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda STP
16
LBH
15
KAN
1
INDY
6
MIL
1
TXS
3
IOW
5
RIR
1
WGL
3
TOR
4
EDM
3
KTY
7
MDO
1
SNM
13
CHI
2
MOT
1
HMS
3
2nd 605
2010 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda SAO
6
STP
18
ALA
2
LBH
4
KAN
1
INDY
5
TXS
4
IOW
6
WGL
8
TOR
20
EDM
1
MDO
5
SNM
2
CHI
8
KTY
7
MOT
6
HMS
1
3rd 547
2011 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda STP
16
ALA
2
LBH
18
SAO
12
INDY
5
TXS1
2
TXS2
2
MIL
7
IOW
3
TOR
2
EDM
23
MDO
1
NHM
3
SNM
5
BAL
5
MOT
1
KTY
3
LVS
C
3rd 518
2012 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
2
ALA
2
LBH
23
SAO
17
INDY
2
DET
1
TXS
18
MIL
11
IOW
4
TOR
25
EDM
10
MDO
1
SNM
13
BAL
4
FON
3
3rd 435
2013 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
5
ALA
2
LBH
11
SAO
18
INDY
14
DET
4
DET
4
TXS
23
MIL
6
IOW
16
POC
1
TOR
1
TOR
1
MDO
7
SNM
15
BAL
19
HOU
1
HOU
2
FON
5
1st 577
2014 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP
4
LBH
12
ALA
3
IMS
15
INDY
29
DET
11
DET
4
TXS
5
HOU
19
HOU
18
POC
5
IOW
4
TOR
5
TOR
7
MDO
1
MIL
4
SNM
1
FON
2
3rd 604
1 Races run on same day
2 Non-points paying, exhibition race
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)**
Top 10s
(Non-podium)***
Fastest
lead lap
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
11 1 201 23 34 43 60 25 1 (2008) 3 (2003, 2008, 2013)
** Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
*** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2003 Panoz Toyota 4 17 Chip Ganassi Racing
2004 Panoz Toyota 13 8 Chip Ganassi Racing
2005 Panoz Toyota 13 24 Chip Ganassi Racing
2006 Dallara Honda 4 6 Chip Ganassi Racing
2007 Dallara Honda 4 2 Chip Ganassi Racing
2008 Dallara Honda 1 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
2009 Dallara Honda 5 6 Chip Ganassi Racing
2010 Dallara Honda 6 5 Chip Ganassi Racing
2011 Dallara Honda 2 5 Chip Ganassi Racing
2012 Dallara Honda 15 2 Chip Ganassi Racing
2013 Dallara Honda 16 14 Chip Ganassi Racing
2014 Dallara Chevrolet 11 29 Chip Ganassi Racing

Complete A1 Grand Prix 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
2005–06 A1 Team New Zealand GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GER
SPR

GER
FEA

POR
SPR

POR
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

PO
UAE
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

4th 77

Personal life[edit]

Dixon married Emma Davies, a former Welsh and British 800m champion, in February 2008.[17] Shortly after their first wedding anniversary it was announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child,[18] – a daughter, Poppy Davies Dixon, was born on 5 July 2009, a few hours after the end of Race 9 of the IndyCar Series at Watkins Glen.[19] A second daughter named Tilly was born 10 Sept 2011, several weeks premature.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jason Bright
Australian Drivers' Championship
1998
Succeeded by
Simon Wills
Preceded by
Oriol Servià
Indy Lights Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Townsend Bell
Preceded by
Kenny Bräck
CART Rookie of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Mario Dominguez
Preceded by
Sam Hornish, Jr.
IRL IndyCar Series Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Tony Kanaan
Preceded by
Dario Franchitti
Indianapolis 500 Winner
2008
Succeeded by
Hélio Castroneves
Preceded by
Dario Franchitti
IRL IndyCar Series Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Dario Franchitti
Preceded by
Ryan Hunter-Reay
IndyCar Series Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Will Power