Milka Duno

Milka Duno ( born April 22, 1972 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan racing driver. Since 2007, she drives in the IndyCar Series and is Dale Coyne Racing in 2010 under contract.

  • 3.1 Career stations
  • 3.2 Le Mans results
  • 3.3 Individual results in the IndyCar Series


Beginnings in motorsport

Duno began her career in motorsport in 1998. She was fourth in the Venezuelan Porsche Cup. In 1999, she joined the Women's Global GT Series in 1999 and finished third in 2000 and fourth overall. She also drove in two seasons in the U.S. Ferrari Challenge 2000 and took part in the Barber Dodge Pro Series. In addition, she won the 2000 Panoz GT Winter Cup.

In 2001 she took part in several races of the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS) and the Le Mans Series and debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. They also gained further experience in Formula racing in the Open Telefónica by Nissan. For Vergani Racing starting she took with a point on the 24th place overall, while her teammate Tomas Scheckter was runner-up. In 2002, she started again at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans and again took part in the ALMS race. In Formula racing Duno joined three races of the World Series by Nissan, the former Open Telefónica by Nissan to. She also raced in the Formula Nissan 2000, which was considered a stepping stone to the World Series by Nissan. While her team-mate Matteo Bobbi scored the runner-up title, the Venezuelan won only one point and finished the season in 18th place overall. In both series, they started for Vergani Racing. In 2003 she stayed with Vergani and competed in the World Series Light, succession series of Formula Nissan 2000. Duno was able to achieve several time points and finished at the end of the season in eleventh place in the overall standings. She also appeared to be a race of the Porsche Supercup.

In 2004, she returned to America and entered in to two races of the ALMS. They even won the LMP2 classification. In the overall standings the LMP2 she finished eighth. In 2005 she moved to the Grand-Am Sports Car Series, and was a victory of the Eighth DP rating. They also participated in a total of eight races in Formula Skip Barber regional series part. 2006 remained Duno in this championship and finished second in the DP - 23 rating overall. In 2007 she went to only three races in the Grand-Am Sports Car Series. At the 24 - hour race at Daytona, she was Second, what is the best placement of a woman in the history of this race.

IndyCar Series

2007 Duno also made ​​her debut in the IndyCar Series. For SAMAX Motorsport she competed in seven races, including the Indianapolis 500 Racing in Fort Worth, it achieved with an eleventh place their best finish of the season. The season she finished in 20th place overall and second place in the rookie standings. In 2008 she moved to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and shared a cockpit with Townsend Bell. Duno denied eleven, Bell six races. Her best result was a 14th place in Joliet. In the overall standings, she was 25, in 2009 she stayed with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and was used in nine races. With a 16th place as best result she placed 24th overall.

2010 moved to Dale Coyne Racing Duno and contested its first full season in the IndyCar Series. Go to Indianapolis 500 they could not qualify. As they noticed especially on the racetrack by indisputable benefits and up to 8 seconds per lap lost part on the second last and when will be lapped not pay attention to the faster pilots, she goes on parole since July 25. At the end of the season they finished 23rd overall.


Duno has four master's degrees ( organizational development, marine, aquaculture and marine biology ). She is also involved in programs to promote Hispanic youth to academic professions.


Career stations

Le Mans results

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

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