Alex Lloyd (racing driver)
Alex Stewart Lloyd ( born December 28, 1984 in Manchester ) is a British racing driver. In 2007 he won the championship title of the Indy Pro Series. From 2008 to 2011 he took part in several races of the IndyCar Series.
Lloyd began his motorsport career in 1998 in karting, where he was active until 1999. In 2000 he made his first experiences in Formula racing when he was in a Formula Ford race car testing graduated. In 2001, he played first race in Formula Ford and he was third in the British Formula Ford Winter Series. He also competed in the European Formula Ford and the Formula Ford Festival. In 2002 he moved to the British Formula Renault and was treated with a podium placing ninth in the overall standings. After Fran -Am Winter Championship is in winter in the Formula Renault 2.0 third overall, he was in 2003 in the British Formula Renault with two wins runner-up behind Lewis Hamilton. He also received this season the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. His biggest rival for this award, future Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, however, was not nominated for an existing McLaren - subsidy agreement.
Initially he found a race seat, in 2004 he joined the fourth race in the Superfund Euro formula 3000th Lloyd decided a race for himself and took the end of the season in sixth place overall. He also was allowed to test as the price of the award - winning a Formula 1 racing car of McLaren. 2005 Lloyd took only sporadically in races and ran a race in the World Series by Renault and two races in the Italian Formula 3000, the successor series of the Euro formula 3000th For the 2005/2006 season of A1 Grand Prix received Lloyd a contract with the British A1 team, but did not play.
Lloyd then moved to North America in the Indy Pro Series for AFS Racing. He chose two races for themselves and took the end of the season in seventh place overall. 2007 Lloyd remained in this championship and went for Sam Schmidt Motorsports at the start. He dominated the season and won eight of 16 races. At the end, he secured a large margin the league title before Hideki Muto. He made records for most consecutive wins (5 ), most wins in a season ( 8), the overall most wins (10 ) and most points ( 652 ) in a season. In addition, he is the only racer who both on the oval, and on the infield track won a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
2008 Lloyd was taken by Chip Ganassi Racing in the support program. Rahal Letterman Racing Together with he received a cockpit for the Indianapolis 500, he resigned from a serious accident and was 25th in the rest of the season, he played no further race in the IndyCar Series. In 2009 he re-entered at the Indianapolis 500. This time his team collaborated with Sam Schmidt Motorsports and Lloyd finished the race in 13th place at the last race of the season he went for Newman / Haas / Lanigan Racing at the start and ended the season finale at the eighth place. In the overall classification, he finished 30th place. He also began 2007-2009 with a total of four races in the Grand-Am Sports Car Series.
In 2010, Lloyd Dale Coyne Racing in the IndyCar Series in part. For the first time he got in Long Beach in the spotlight when he tried his lapping by the leading group to escape. While the leader Ryan Hunter -Reay after a few laps went by Lloyd, the runner-up Justin Wilson damaged his front wing during a lapping attempt. At the Indianapolis 500, he came in third place. Since he had Marco Andretti overtaken during a caution period, however, he was subsequently transported back to fourth place, which he had previously occupied. At the end of the season, he finished 16th overall. He also received, although he was previously started in the IndyCar Series for three races, the award of best newcomer. 2011 Lloyd received no cockpit for a full season. For Dale Coyne Racing, he took part in all oval racing. At the end of the season he was on the 27th place in the overall standings.
Lloyd is married and has two daughters.
- 2005: Italian Formula 3000 ( 16th place)
- 2005: World Series by Renault ( 40th place )
- 2006: Indy Pro Series (No. 7)
- 2007: Indy Pro Series (Master)
- 2008: IndyCar Series (No. 38)
- 2009: IndyCar Series (No. 30)
- 2010: IndyCar Series (No. 16)
- 2011: IndyCar Series ( No. 27 )
Individual results in the IndyCar Series
1 The races were held on the same day.
2 There were no points awarded.