2012 Indy Lights season

The Indy Lights 2012 season was the 27th season of American racing Indy Lights series.

  • 3.1 Points system
  • 3.2 Drivers' Championship

Teams and Drivers

All teams used Dallara chassis, engines for Infiniti and a Firestone tire.

Changes in drivers

The following list contains all the drivers who have participated in the Indy Lights season in 2011 and did not start in the 2012 season for the same team as in 2011.

Drivers who have changed their team:

Drivers who enter or return to the Indy Lights:

  • Nick Andries: Star Mazda Series (Team Pelfrey ) → Bryan Herta Autosport
  • Troy Castaneda: Bryan Herta Autosport break →
  • Alon Day: German Formula 3 Cup (HS Engineering ) → Belardi Auto Racing
  • Armaan Ebrahim: FIA Formula 2 Championship → Fan Force United
  • Adderly Fong: British Formula 3 Championship ( Sino Vision Racing ) → Brooks Associates Racing
  • JV Horto: Star Mazda Series ( Juncos Racing) → Juncos Racing
  • Alex Jones: Brooks Associates Racing out →
  • Mike Larrison: USAC Silver Crown Series ( Davey Hamilton Racing) → Belardi Auto Racing
  • Carlos Muñoz: Formula 3 Euro Series (Signature) → Andretti Autosport
  • Emerson Newton-John: break → Fan Force United
  • Bruno Palli: Karting → ​​Juncos Racing
  • Sebastian Saavedra: IndyCar Series ( Conquest Racing) → AFS Racing / Andretti Autosport
  • Tristan Vautier: Star Mazda Series ( JDC Motorsports ) → Sam Schmidt Motorsports
  • Darryl Wills: ASCS Gulf South Regional Series → Hillenburg Motorsports
  • Rodin Younessi: U.S. F2000 National Championship ( Pabst Racing Services) → Younessi Racing

Drivers who have left the Indy Lights:

  • Bruno Andrade: Bryan Herta Autosport → No racing activity in 2012
  • Conor Daly: Sam Schmidt Motorsports → GP3 series ( Lotus GP)
  • Tyler Dueck: Goree Multi Sports → No racing activity in 2012
  • Duarte Ferreira: Bryan Herta Autosport → NASCAR K & N Pro Series East
  • Víctor García: Team Moore Racing → ​​No racing activity in 2012
  • Mikaël Grenier: Team Moore Racing → ​​karting
  • Daniel Herrington: Sam Schmidt Motorsports → No racing activity in 2012
  • Eric Jensen: Jensen Motorsport → End of career
  • Tonis Kasemets: Team Moore Racing → ​​Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ( Multimatic Motorsports )
  • Joel Miller: Team E → Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
  • Rusty Mitchell: Team E → American Le Mans Series ( Project Libra )
  • Daniel Morad: Team Moore Racing → ​​No racing activity in 2012
  • Josef Newgarden: Sam Schmidt Motorsports IndyCar Series → (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
  • Ryan Phinny: Brooks Associates Racing → ​​No racing activity in 2012
  • Willy T. Ribbs: Willy T. Ribbs Racing → ​​End of career
  • Stefan Rzadzinski: Davey Hamilton Racing → ​​Star Mazda Series ( JDC Motorsports )
  • Jacob Wilson: Belardi Auto Racing → ​​USAC National Silver Crown Championship
  • James Winslow: Andretti Autosport → Australian Formula 3 Championship (R- Tek Motorsport)

Changes the teams

Juncos Racing took over the Indy Lights team of Davey Hamilton Racing.

Race Calendar

The Indy Lights season of 2012, twelve races. New on the calendar were the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit and the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Ten races were held as part of the IndyCar Series. The race at the Circuit Trois- Rivières was a single event in the Indy Lights.

  • Explanation: O: oval course, T: temporary race track ( street circuit, airfield circuit ), P: permanent race track


Points system

The points were awarded according to the following scheme:

In addition, there was an additional point for pole position and two additional points for the driver who had the race led the most laps.

Drivers' championship

  • Tristan Vautier were drawn from the same basic ten points for aggressive driving in Indianapolis five points, Gustavo Yacaman.