Conor Daly

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Conor Daly
Conor Daly.jpg
Nationality United States American
Born (1991-12-15) December 15, 1991 (age 25)
Noblesville, Indiana, U.S.
Related to Derek Daly (father)
IndyCar Series career
Debut season 2015 (excluding 2013 Indianapolis 500)
Current team A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Car no. 4
Former teams Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (2015)
Dale Coyne Racing (2016)
Starts 22
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 18th in 2016
Previous series
20132014
20112012
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, 2010, 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 in 2011 with Carlin Motorsport.[6]

For 2012, Daly continued 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 at the Valencia Street Circuit feature race and 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]

Conor Daly at the 2015 Indianapolis 500

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] He replaced James Hinchcliffe for 3 rounds following Hinchcliffe's injury from a practice crash leading up to the Indy 500.[13] He finished sixth at the second race at Detroit.

In 2016, Daly raced the full 2016 IndyCar season for Dale Coyne Racing.[14] He led 56 laps at 5 different races, and finished 2nd in the first race at Detroit for his first career Indycar podium.

For the 2017 season, Daly will race the number 4 car for A. J. Foyt Enterprises.[15]

Formula One[edit]

In May 2012, Daly performed a straight line aero test for Force India at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, England.[16]

MRF Challenge[edit]

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

Personal Life[edit]

He is the son of former race car driver and commentator Derek Daly. He is of Irish decent.

Daly was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes early in his career and overcame it. He was sponsored by Lilly Diabetes in the 2016 Indianapolis 500, he is one of two drivers who compete on the schedule who have diabetes, the other driver is Charlie Kimball.

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 4 0 0 0 0 81 28th
Dale Coyne Racing 1 0 0 0 0
2016 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 16 0 0 0 1 313 18th
2017 IndyCar Series A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1 0 0 0 0 15 15th*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - PC Starworks Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 28 4th*
24 Hours of Daytona - PC 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF

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]

(key)

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
2013 A.J. Foyt Enterprises 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 STP NLA LBH
17
ALA IMS 28th 81
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports INDY
33
DET
19
DET
6
TXS
TOR
12
FON
MIL
IOW
MDO
POC
SNM
2016 Dale Coyne Racing STP
13
PHX
16
LBH
13
ALA
20
IMS
6
INDY
29
DET
2
DET
6
RDA
21
IOW
21
TOR
15
MDO
6
POC
16
TXS
21
WGL
4
SNM
21
18th 313
2017 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet STP
15
LBH
ALA
PHX
IMS
INDY
DET
DET
TEX
ROA
IOW
TOR
MDO
POC
GMP
WGL
SNM
15th* 15*

* 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
2016 Dallara Honda 24 29 Dale Coyne Racing

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 IST
FEA

21
IST
SPR

25
CAT
FEA

21
CAT
SPR

22
VAL
FEA

12
VAL
SPR

7
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

7
NÜR
FEA

6
NÜR
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

7
MNZ
FEA

6
MNZ
SPR

Ret
17th 10
2012 Lotus GP CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

1
MON
FEA

23
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

5
SIL
SPR

2
HOC
FEA

2
HOC
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

3
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

11
6th 106
2013 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

1
VAL
SPR

8
SIL
FEA

22
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

10
NÜR
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

8
SPA
FEA

2
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

8
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
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 SEP
FEA

13
SEP
SPR

7
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MRN
FEA
MRN
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
26th 2
2014 Venezuela GP Lazarus BHR
FEA

12
BHR
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

18
RBR
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

14
SIL
SPR

10
HOC
FEA

21
HOC
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

7
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

19
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA

20
YMC
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. May 30, 2010. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "A RED-HEADED ROCKET WITH A WILL TO WIN" (PDF). starmazda.com. August 28, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chaves tops second day of testing". autosport.com. March 31, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "IndyCar: Conor Daly wins Indy Lights race in Long Beach". Autoweek. April 17, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Conor Daly joins Carlin for GP3". gp3series.com. February 17, 2011. Archived from the original on April 24, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lotus GP sign American ace Daly". GP3 Series. March 2, 2012. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Daly secures maiden win in Barcelona, GP3 Series. Archived May 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Dmitry Suranovich excluded from Monaco Race 2 Classification, GP3 Series. Archived May 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "CONOR DALY TO RACE WITH VENEZUELA GP LAZARUS IN 2014". GP2 Series. May 5, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Tony DiZinno (May 3, 2015). "Conor Daly's Smithfield Foods "Fueled by Bacon" special revealed at IMS". NBC Sports MotorsportsTalk. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Indy 500 young guns Sage Karam, Conor Daly ousted early". Autoweek. May 24, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ Tony DiZinno (May 27, 2015). "Daly gets nod for SPM's No. 5 in Detroit". NBC Sports MotorsportsTalk. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Conor Daly gets full-time Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar deal for 2016". Autosport. 
  15. ^ "Sato out as Foyt signs Daly and Munoz". Autosport. 
  16. ^ "F1 Aero Testing for Conor Daly with Sahara Force India". Sahara Force India. May 16, 2012. Archived from the original on May 19, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 

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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