Carlos Huertas

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Carlos Huertas
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Huertas in 2012
Nationality Colombian
Born (1991-06-22) 22 June 1991 (age 25)
Bogotá (Colombia)
IndyCar Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Dale Coyne Racing
Car no. 18
Starts 21
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 20th in 2014
Previous series
20122013
200911
2008
2007
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British Formula 3
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW UK

Carlos Huertas (born 22 June 1991) is a Colombian racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

Born in Bogotá, Huertas began his career in Formula BMW UK in 2007 with Räikkönen Robertson Racing where he finished 13th. He finished fifth in the World Final race. In 2008 he returned to Räikkönen Robertson but moved to the FBMW Europe series. He finished ninth in the championship. In 2009 he moved to the British Formula 3 Championship with Räikkönen Robertson and finished seventh in points with two podium finishes. He also finished 12th in the Macau Grand Prix. He returned to British F3 and Räikkönen Robertson in 2010 but dropped to 10th in points, but recorded four podium finishes. In 2011 he remained for a third year in British F3 but switched teams to Carlin Motorsport. Huertas improved to third in the championship points and captured his first series win.

2012 saw Huertas move to Formula Renault 3.5 with Fortec Motorsports. He finished 16th in points with a best finish of fourth in the season opener. Huertas switched teams to Carlin in 2013 and improved to 14th in points and captured his first win at Ciudad del Motor de Aragón. It was announced that he would test an IndyCar Series car for Panther Racing in 2014.[1] He was later announced as a driver with Dale Coyne Racing.

He won his first race in a very eventful 2014 Grand Prix of Houston by running more laps in one stint than anybody else. Four days later the car was found to have an illegally large fuel tank as well as a rear wing infringement. Huertas and the team were each fined $5,000, but the win stood.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 Fortec Motorsports ALC
1

4
ALC
2

12
MON
1

10
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

23†
NÜR
2

Ret
MSC
1

Ret
MSC
2

6
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

11
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

12
LEC
1

15
LEC
2

15
CAT
1

18
CAT
2

18
16th 35
2013 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1

16
MNZ
2

16
ALC
1

20
ALC
2

1
MON
1

15
SPA
1

10
SPA
2

Ret
MSC
1

15
MSC
2

19
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

Ret
HUN
1

17
HUN
2

8
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

18
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

18
14th 30

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 Rank Points
2014 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
18
LBH
10
ALA
16
IMS
13
INDY
17
DET
8
DET
15
TXS
16
HOU
1
HOU
23
POC
20
IOW
20
TOR
14
TOR
15
MDO
17
MIL
20
SNM
22
FON
21
20th 314
2015 STP
24
NLA
17
LBH ALA IMS
19
INDY
Wth
DET DET TXS TOR FON MIL IOW MDO POC SNM 36th 31

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2014 Dallara Honda 21 17 Dale Coyne Racing
2015 Dallara Honda Wth[a] Dale Coyne Racing
  1. ^ Huertas qualified for the race, but did not take part due to an inner ear infection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estrada, Chris (15 January 2014). "Formula Renault 3.5 veteran Carlos Huertas to test for Panther". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dale Coyne Racing fined over Houston win". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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