Newman/Haas Racing

Newman / Haas Racing is a motorsports racing team from the American IndyCar Series. Owner of the team are the actor Paul Newman and Carl Haas, who co-founded the team in 1983. Seat of the team is in Lincolnshire, Illinois.


Newman / Haas Racing has achieved eight championship titles in the Champ Car series and is thus record holder. Four of the tracks are from the precursor of the Champ Car Series, the CART series, and four in the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, with Sébastien Bourdais in the Champ Car series, which Sébastien Bourdais also wrote this story because has never before someone succeeded.

In 2006, Newman / Haas Racing two cars with the Lola chassis, Cosworth engines and Bridgestone tires as well as the drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Bruno Junqueira one. For 2007, Junqueira was replaced by Graham Rahal, son of Bobby Rahal. And Mike Lanigan joined them as a new partner, which led to the name of Newman / Haas / Lanigan Racing.

On 27 July 2007 the Newman / Haas / Lanigan team announced the merger with the NASCAR team Robert Yates Racing. The base of the Champ Car inserts remains Lincolnshire, the NASCAR cars are in Mooresville, North Carolina, prepared. The new team contributes theoretically the name Yates / Newman / Haas / Lanigan Racing, but the old names are still in the race series are used.

With the end of the Champ Cars 2008 the team moved to the IndyCar Series. Drivers were here Justin Wilson and Graham Rahal. Both could win a race this season, Rahal in St. Petersburg and Wilson in Detroit.

In 2009, the team drove a solid season with some podium finishes. A victory did not succeed in drivers Graham Rahal and Robert Doornbos. Doornbos was replaced late in the season due to poor results against the Spaniard Oriol Servia.

Before the 2010 season, Graham Rahal lost his McDonald's sponsorship and thus his place in the team. So you went with only one car in the season, which was driven by Hideki Mutoh. Towards the middle of the season you could again use a second car, which was again piloted by Graham Rahal.

In the 2011 season almost always two cars were used with Oriol Servia and James Hinchcliffe as pilots; only in the season opener in St. Petersburg was only Servia at the start of the course of the season achieved four podium finishes. Hinchcliffe was Rookie of the Year.

Before the 2012 season, the team announced that due to the economic situation for this season no cars in the IndyCar Series to bring to the starting line.

Team riders

Champ Car

IndyCar Series

  • Netherlands Robert Doornbos (2009)
  • Spain Oriol Servia (2009, 2011)
  • Japan Hideki Mutoh (2010)
  • United States Graham Rahal (2008-2010)
  • Canada James Hinchcliffe (2011)


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