Ryan Briscoe

Ryan Briscoe (born 24 September 1981 Sydney ) is an Australian racing driver. In 2003, he won the championship title in the Formula 3 Euro Series. He drives in the IndyCar Series since 2005.


Like most racers began Briscoe his career in karting, where he was active from 1994 to 2000. He also gave for the Prema Powerteam his debut in Formula racing and competed in a race in the Italian Formula Renault. 2001, his main focus was on the Italian Formula Renault, in which he is starting for the Prema Powerteam the championship ahead of his teammate César Campaniço, secured. He won half of the race. He also began to six out of ten races of the Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Cup with two victories and was fourth in the overall standings. In addition, he took part in a race in the French and in two races in the German Formula 3 Championship.

2002 Briscoe decided for a change in the international Formula 3000 Championship, in which he took for Nordic Racing. He had trouble keeping up in the new racing series and was replaced after seven races by thed Björk. In the overall standings, he was 23 then he returned to Prema Power Team and competed in the German, French and Italian Formula 3. He was also a Formula 1 test driver for the Toyota team.

In 2003, Briscoe with the Prema Powerteam in the newly founded Formula 3 Euro Series. He chose a total of eight races for themselves and secured the championship title against Christian Klien. He also completed guest appearances in the British Formula 3 Championship and finished third in the Formula 3 Masters at Zandvoort. In contrast to his former Formula 3 rivals Klien Briscoe received no 2004 race seat in Formula 1, and was a test driver for Toyota Racing. After the original test driver Ricardo Zonta had replaced the regular driver Cristiano da Matta, Briscoe took five races at the position of the Friday test driver and at Grand Prix weekends part.

2005 Briscoe remained as one of several test drivers at Toyota. He contested races this season in the IndyCar Series, in which he drove one of three cars of Chip Ganassi Racing. The best result in his first season was an eighth place. The season was overshadowed by a serious accident in Joliet. His car touched the car of Michael Andretti, took off, caught on impact against the boundary wall fire and broke in two. Briscoe was flown to the hospital with serious injuries. He retired to bilateral clavicle fractures, a Fußfraktur and severe bruising on the arms, legs and back. In addition, he suffered from respiratory problems since he had inhaled toxic fumes. Before his accident, which ended the season prematurely, he also completed a race in the Rolex Sports Car Series. In the overall standings of the IndyCar Series, he was 19

His comeback Briscoe 2006 in the A1GP series. His best result from four race was a third place. Then he started for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for four races in the IndyCar Series and achieved third place in Watkins Glen his first podium placement in the IndyCar Series. At the end of the season, he finished 21st in the overall standings. He also began to two races in the Champ Car Series, in the Rolex Sports Car Series and the V8 Supercar series. In winter 2006/2007 Briscoe was active again for his country in the A1GP and launched in three races. A third place was again his best finish. He then took part in a Porsche RS Spyder in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS ) for the Team Penske. With three wins, he finished second in the LMP2 category. He also appeared for Luczo -Dragon Racing at the Indianapolis 500, he finished in fifth place at. It remained his only start in the IndyCar Series in the 2007 season, which he finished in 24th place.

In 2008 he played while another four races in the ALMS and he managed to finish victorious one race of his focus was in the 2008 season but returned to the IndyCar Series where he competed as team-mate Helio Castroneves of Penske. In the sixth race at the Milwaukee Mile Briscoe won his first race in the IndyCar Series. In the course of the season was followed by two more victories in Lexington and at his home race in Surfers Paradise. His victory in Australia, however, did not go in the standings with one, as the race was held after the official end of the season. Nevertheless, started all regular drivers of the series. At the end of the racers finished fifth in the championship.

2009 remained Briscoe at Team Penske. As in the previous season, he won three races and led for the first time in the championship. With eight second places he scored by far the most second places this season. At the end he had to admit defeat to the Ganassi drivers Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon. All three drivers had before the season finale at Homestead yet realistic championship chances in the race and made both the victory and the title win over significantly among themselves. The other driver had at least one lap behind the leading trio. The race went for the first time in the history of IndyCar Series without interruption, so that the decision about the victory was won only by fuel-saving driving style of Franchitti, who in contrast to Briscoe and Dixon avoided an additional refueling stop a few laps to go.

2010 Briscoe denied his third season for the team Penske began this season with Will Power for the first time for the entire season a third driver in the IndyCar Series. After he initially did not come to the round courses over a third addition, he scored on the oval in Fort Worth his first win of the 2010 season. At the end of the season he was behind his teammates, who finished second (power ) and four ( Castroneves ) occupied, fifth in the overall standings. For the 2011 season Briscoe remained at Penske. While his teammate Power went for the victory and finally was runner, Briscoe finished the season with a second place as best result in sixth place in the championship from. Team Intern he sat down against Castroneves, the Eleventh through. In addition, Briscoe took part in a race in the Rolex Sports Car Series as well as two races of the V8 Supercar series.

2012 graduated from Briscoe another IndyCar season for Penske, who received a new engine partner with Chevrolet. At the Indianapolis 500, he scored the pole position in the race and was fifth. The second oval race of the season, the Firestone 550, he was the third for the first time in the season on the podium. With a win in Sonoma and a second place in Baltimore he finished two of the last three races on the podium. In the overall standings, he was sixth and defeated so team internally Castroneves and Power. He was also in a race the Rolex Sports Car Series at the start.

2013 Briscoe lost his IndyCar cockpit at Penske. He returned to the ALMS and received a cockpit at Level 5 Motorsports. He won five times the LMP2 standings and finished fifth in the LMP2 drivers championship. For Level 5 Motorsports also made ​​his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition, he returned to the Indianapolis 500 in the current season of the IndyCar Series back. First, he started for Chip Ganassi Racing and was twelfth at the Indianapolis 500 then signed him Panther Racing as one of two reserve drivers for the dismissed JR Hildebrand. Overlapping with his involvement in the long-range scene, he took up in this. When you first run of the Honda Indy Toronto Briscoe suffered a broken right wrist. As a result, he fell a month from complete. Briscoe graduated six races for Panther. In addition, Briscoe took four races of the 2013 V8 Supercars part. He was in third place on the podium once.

2014 Briscoe returned to a full-time IndyCar cockpit. He received a contract with Chip Ganassi Racing, the team for which he had completed his first IndyCar season.


Career stations

  • 2005: IndyCar Series ( No. 19 )
  • 2005: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( 68th place )
  • 2005: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2006: A1GP
  • 2006: IndyCar Series (No. 21)
  • 2006: Champ Car ( # 21 )
  • 2006: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( number 61 )
  • 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series ( No. 58 )
  • 2007: A1GP
  • 2007: ALMS LMP2 (2nd place)
  • 2007: IndyCar Series (No. 24)
  • 2008: IndyCar Series ( 5th place)
  • 2008: ALMS LMP2 ( place 10 )
  • 2008: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( place 46)
  • 2009: IndyCar Series ( 3rd place)
  • 2009: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 41 )
  • 2010: IndyCar Series ( 5th place)
  • 2011: IndyCar Series ( 6th place)
  • 2011: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 27 )
  • 2011: V8 Supercar Championship Series ( No. 72 )
  • 2012: IndyCar Series ( 6th place)
  • 2012: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP
  • 2013: ALMS LMP2 ( 5th place)
  • 2013: IndyCar Series (No. 26)
  • 2013: V8 Supercar Championship ( 36th place )
  • 2014: IndyCar Series

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

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Le Mans results