Katherine Legge

Katherine Anne Legge [ lɛɡ ] ( born July 12, 1980 in Guildford, Surrey, England) is a British auto racing driver. She ran in 2006 and 2007 in the Champ Car World Series. From 2008 to 2010 she was active in the DTM. 2012 and 2013 they competed in the IndyCar Series.

  • 3.1 Career stations
  • 3.2 Individual results in the IndyCar Series


Beginnings in motorsport (1990-2005)

Legge began her motorsport career in karting in 1990, where she was active until 1998. In 1999, she appeared on the British MGF Cup. 2000 she moved to Formula racing and took part in a race in the British Formula Ford. Over the next two years, she went on some races of the British Formula Renault at the start. In 2002 she was honored as the first woman as a rising star of the British Racing Drivers Club.

In 2003, Legge part in four races in the British Formula 3 Championship. She remained without points. In addition to four races in the British Formula Renault Legge entered 2004 in the U.S. Formula Renault and reached there the tenth.

Began in 2005 Legge in the Atlantic Championship for Polestar Racing Group. At the opening race in Long Beach she managed a victory straight away. Thus she became the first woman to chose a race in a major North American single-seater racing series. In the rest of the season was followed by other victories in Edmonton and San Jose. With a total of five podium finishes they finished the season in third place in the championship. She was tied with her ​​teammates Antoine Bessette, who, since he had a victory less, lying on the square behind harrow. This year, she was honored by RACER magazine with the title " Most Promising Road Racer of The Year ".

In November 2005, Legge took part in Formula 1 test at Vallelunga for Minardi. They thus became the first woman after Sarah Fisher in 2002, which drove a Formula 1 car. Having already after two rounds she had an accident on her first day of testing, they had the second test day only slightly behind Juan Caceres, who scored the fastest time. In December, they tested a A1GP car and became the first woman who drove an A1GP car. For races in A1GP it did not.

Champ Car (2006-2007)

According to their test drives in Formula 1 and the A1GP, Legge tested in the Champ Car World Series for Rocket Sports Racing and PKV Racing. Then she was taken for the 2006 season by PKV Racing under contract. My teammate was Oriol Servia. Legge was in the season to the first woman who led a Champ Car race. At the race in Elkhart Lake broke up with her vehicle a part of the rear wing. The vehicle lost in a quick right turn the grip and crashed at high speed into the side of the boundary wall, overturned several times and then was completely destroyed. The race has been disconnected. Legge survived the impact virtually unharmed in the wall and pulled to only slight injuries. At the end of the season Legge was a sixth place as best result on the 16th place overall, while her teammate with a podium placing was eleventh.

2007 moved Legge within the Champ Car series for Dale Coyne Racing, where Bruno Junqueira was her teammate. After they had become in the season opener and a sixth race had later achieved tenth place, she succeeded in the course of the season no other top - 10 ranking. With 108 points, they finished the season in 15th place in the drivers' standings. Junqueira was with 233 points and three podium finishes seventh overall. In addition, Legge took part in a race in the Rolex Sports Car Series.

DTM (2008-2010)

2008 Legge moved to the DTM for Audi customer team Futurecom TME. She received a two-year old Audi A4 DTM. My teammate was former DTM runner- Albers. The two remained without points. While a tenth place was the best result of Albers, provided two 15 places dar. Legges best placements

2009 saw Legge within the Audi teams Abt Sportsline and received a one year old model, a so-called " last year's car " of the Audi A4 DTM. At the third race of the season at the Norisring Legge drove for the first time a fastest lap. After a fifth place they did not go, however, because of a poor start to the points. In contrast to the other Audi drivers in a " last year's car ," she remained without points.

2010 Legge was an Audi cockpit with Team Rosberg in a year-old car. While all the other Audi drivers scored points, Legge was again without points. Several 14th places were their best positions. Your teammate Markus Winkelhock reached a fourth place as best result. After the 2010 season ended Legges DTM commitment.

IndyCar Series (2012 )

After Legge 2011 was without cockpit, she returned in 2012 to motorsport back. For Dragon Racing it was driving in the IndyCar Series. My team-mate was the four-time Champ Car champion Sébastien Bourdais. After the fourth race changed the engine supplier of Dragon Lotus to Chevrolet. However, since they did not have enough motors, Dragon reduced his team for the sixth race on a vehicle. Bourdais was chosen as a pilot for the road courses, Legge received at the remaining four oval racing cockpit. In addition, it was used in a further road race course as an additional motor was available. At the season finale, the MAVTV 500, it reached ninth place its first top- 10 ranking in the IndyCar Series. Legge finished the season starting on the 26th place overall.

ALMS (2013 )

Although Legge decreed for the 2013 IndyCar Series season on a contract with Dragon Racing and sponsor TrueCar, it was replaced by Sebastian Saavedra in advance of the season. Saavedra received both her ​​cockpit, as well as their sponsor. Legge announced it to take legal action against her dismissal. Legge eventually received a cockpit in the DeltaWing in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS). There she achieved a podium position and finished seventh in the LMP1 championship. In addition, she denied a long-distance race in the Rolex Sports Car Series. For this year's Indianapolis 500, she received a cockpit at Peterson Schmidt Motorsports.


Legge is in a relationship with Peter Terting.


Career stations

  • 2004: British Formula Renault ( 36th place )
  • 2005: Atlantic Championship ( 3rd place)
  • 2006: Champ Car ( 16th place)
  • 2007: Champ Car ( 15th place)
  • 2007: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( place 70)
  • 2008: DTM
  • 2009: DTM
  • 2010: DTM
  • 2012: IndyCar Series (No. 26)
  • 2013: ALMS, LMP1 ( 7th place)
  • 2013: IndyCar Series ( No. 37 )
  • 2013: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

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