Patricio O’Ward

Patricio O’Ward joins Red Bull Junior Team for IndyCar campaign

#31 Patricio O'Ward (MEX – Carlin Chevrolet)

This weekend's IndyCar Grand Prix on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will see new Red Bull Junior, Patricio ´Pato´ O'Ward, in action in his Carlin Chevrolet. The Mexican turned 20 on Monday and is the reigning Indy Lights Champion.

Four races into this year's NTT DATA IndyCar series he lies 17th having joined Carlin for Round 2 where he scored a good 8th.

"This is a great opportunity for me, naturally every racing driver has their eye on F1 and would give anything to be World Champion so to join the Red Bull Junior Team that has provided that F1 possibility to so many drivers is fantastic for me."

Road courses

"I'm thrilled to be contesting the IndyCar series with Carlin, apart from the Indianapolis 500 we are prioritising the road course so Indy is the only oval I am doing."

"We've already had success especially considering the fact that I am a Rookie and Carlin are in their second IndyCar season. You can't get away from the fact that we don't have the 25 years of experience that the major established teams have so any time you are running in the top ten and giving them a hard time you are doing a good job."

"We plan to carry on doing that starting with this weekend at Indy. It's the road course and it's a track I go well at, I've had success there so I am very much looking forward to it."

Remaining IndyCar races for Patricio O'Ward

Indianapolis - Road Course, May 9-11
Indianapolis 500 Qualifying - Oval, May 18
Indianapolis 500 Race - Oval, May 26
Detroit - Street Race, May 31-June 2
Elkhart Lake Wisconsin - Road America, June 21-23
Toronto, Canada - Street Race, July 12-14
Mid Ohio, July 26-28
Portland, Oregon, August 30-September 1

Indianapolis weekend schedule – all times EDT (Easter Daylight Time) – CEST -6
Friday 10th May
09:10 – 09:55 Practice 1
12:30 – 13:15 Practice 2
16:35 – 16:45 Qualifications - Round 1 – Group 1
16:55 – 17:05 Qualifications - Round 1 – Group 2
17:15 – 17:25 Qualifications - Round 2
17:35 – 17:45 Qualifications - Round 3

Saturday 11th May
11:15 – 11:45 Final Warmup
15:40 – 17:45 Race (85 Laps)