Mike Conway ( born August 19, 1983 in Bromley, Kent ) is a British racing driver. He won the 2006 British Formula 3 Championship. From 2006 to 2008 he was active in the GP2 series. Since 2009 he takes in the IndyCar Series. 2013, he was also active in the FIA World Endurance Championship ( WEC).
Conway began his motor racing career at the age of eight years in karting, where he was active until 2000. Among other things, he won the 2000 British Formula A Karting Championship. In 2001 he moved to Formula racing and first started out in the British Formula Ford Junior Championship, where he finished right away with a win in sixth place in the overall standings. Having already taken part in several races of the regular British Formula Ford this season, he joined in 2002 to the championship and finished with six podium finishes fourth overall. In 2003 he moved to Fortec Motorsport in the British Formula Renault. He won a race and finished fourth at the end of the season. 2004 Conway remained in this championship and won with eight wins confident the league title before Westley Barber. In addition, he competed in the two seasons with a total of three races of the Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Cup, of which he chose one for yourself.
2005 Conway moved to the British Formula 3 Championship, where he first took up again for Fortec Motorsport. He managed one race win and he finished third in the championship behind Charlie Kimball and the Master Álvaro Parente. In 2006, Conway Raikkonen Robertson Racing, for which he played his second season in the British Formula 3 Championship. He chose eight of 22 races for themselves and won the league title in front of Oliver Jarvis and his team-mate Bruno Senna. He also won the prestigious Macau Grand Prix.
After Conway had already completed in the 2006 season for DPR Direxiv two races in the GP2 Series and the 29th overall occupied, 2007, he moved to the GP2 Series for the British team Super Nova Racing, where he was team-mate Luca Filippi. While Filippi fourth in the drivers' standings, was Conway finished 14th overall. A second place in his home race at Silverstone was his best result. He was also one of three 2007 Formula 1 test drivers Japanese racing team Honda. 2008 Conway moved to the GP2 Series as a team -mate of Ho-Pin Tung to Trident Racing. He scored in the season with some points race and won the sprint race in Monte Carlo. In the overall standings Conway occupied, which was better than his teammate Tung, the twelfth. In addition, he was again a Formula 1 test driver of the Honda team and he took part in several races of the International GT Open.
2009 Conway left Europe and moved to America in the IndyCar Series. At Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, he received a cockpit for the entire season. With a third place as best result he finished at the end of his first season on 17th place overall. In December, he was allowed to pass for Brawn GP, winner of the Constructors' World Championship, Formula 1 testing. In 2010 he stayed with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and was with his countryman Justin Wilson a permanent teammates. At the height of the season, the Indianapolis 500, Conway initially made with leading laps attention. In the 199th of 200 laps he collided with Ryan Hunter -Reay, the after his tank contained no fuel, the engine had gone out. Conway's monster has been catapulted to the touch in the air and flew into the catch fence. At the end of the accident was of the race car, only the driver's cell left .. Conway survived the accident with serious injuries. He retired multiple fractures of the left leg, tissue injury on his left leg and a compression fracture of a thoracic vertebra to. He was replaced by different pilots in the remaining races. In the 2010 season, he had 500 stop lying on the 15th place after the serious accident in Indianapolis, he finished at the end of the season in 25th place in the drivers' standings.
2011 Conway returned to his injury back in the IndyCar Series for Andretti Autosport and walked to the start. After he did not come to the finish in the first two races, he scored his first IndyCar victory at the third race in Long Beach. Later in the season he never came within the top -5 finish. For the Indianapolis 500, he failed to qualify. Since he had noticed in the first ten events caused by two of him collisions, he went on probation until the end of the season. The season he finished as the worst Andretti - pilot on the 17th place overall. For the 2012 season AJ Foyt Enterprises moved to Conway. At the Indianapolis 500, he again had a serious accident. But this time he was uninjured. When Honda Indy Toronto, he scored his first with a third place podium placement for his new team. It was his only top-5 finish of the season. Shortly before the end of the season, the MAVTV 500, which took place on the oval in Fontana, Conway gave his only start waiver for this race known and ruled out further participation in oval racing in general from. Conway explained that he had never felt on the ovals and probably it was not an easy decision to return to the oval courses after his serious accident in Indianapolis in 2010. Conway earned respect for his decision by several drivers and team bosses of the IndyCar Series. Conway finished the IndyCar season at the 21st place overall.
2013 Conway was at the Alan Docking Racing team managed by G-Drive Racing a cockpit in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship ( WEC). It forms a team with John Martin and Roman Russinow. In four of eight races, the trio won the LMP2 classification. Your best overall finish was a third place at the season finale. In the drivers' world championship, the three drivers occupied the seventh place. As part of the WEC, he debuted at this year's 24 - hour race at Le Mans. The trio was disqualified in this race. He also completed for Level 5 Motorsports a race in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS). He was represented at Ryan Briscoe, who turned out injured. He also played 2013 single IndyCar race. For Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he took part in the race in Long Beach, with Dale Coyne Racing, he received a cockpit for the three double- header events in Detroit, Toronto and Houston. In Detroit, he won the first race and finished third in the second round. A total of seven starts Conway met five times in the top 10.
2014 graduated from Conway for Ed Carpenter Racing all IndyCar race on road courses. He shares the cockpit with team owner Ed Carpenter, who takes over the vehicle on the oval courses. In addition, Conway takes over the position of the test and reserve driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota.
- 2005: British Formula 3 ( 3rd place)
- 2006: British Formula 3 (Master)
- 2006: GP2 Series (No. 29)
- 2007: GP2 Series (No. 14)
- 2007: Formula 1 ( test driver )
- 2008: GP2 Series (No. 12)
- 2008: Formula 1 ( test driver )
- 2008: International GT Open ( 24th place )
- 2009: IndyCar Series (No. 17)
- 2010: IndyCar Series (No. 25)
- 2011: IndyCar Series (No. 17)
- 2012: IndyCar Series (No. 21)
- 2013: WEC LMP ( 7th place)
- 2013: ALMS LMP2 ( 12th place)
- 2013: IndyCar Series ( No. 23 )
- 2014: IndyCar Series
Individual results in the IndyCar Series