Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher ( born October 4, 1980 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former American race car driver.


Fisher began her motorsport career in 1986 in Midgets and rose in 1988 in karting, in which it was active until 1994. Then she went to 1998 and again in 1999 Midgets Sprint Cars.

Subsequently, Fisher was in October 1999 at the season finale of the Indy Racing League debut in this championship. Starting for the team Pelfrey she could not finish her ​​first race. 2000 she moved to Walker Racing and remained in the IRL. They started for the first time at the Indy 500, for which they could qualify as the third woman ever. In the public eye when she fell race at the Kentucky Speedway. She led the race, becoming the youngest person who had led a race of the IRL. The race she finished in third place and was the first woman who reached a podium placement in the IRL. In the overall standings, she took the 18th place.

In the 2001 season, Fisher stayed with Walker Racing. In the second race at the Homestead -Miami Speedway was behind Sam Hornish Jr. Second and achieved the hitherto best finish a race car driver in the IRL. Since they could not build on the initial success in the rest of the season, they finished at the end of the season 19th overall. In the following season they initially received no cockpit, as Walker Racing was changed in the CART series. For the fourth race, she received a cockpit with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and immediately became fourth. Overall, they started to ten of 15 races and improved in the standings to 18th place. When the U.S. Grand Prix she was allowed to drive a McLaren Formula 1 car between training sessions. 2003 Fisher remained at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the meantime renamed in IndyCar Series championship. Although it reached only as a best finish an eighth place, but since they denied the entire season, they finished at the end of season again on the 18th place overall.

2004 Fisher could not pay IndyCar cockpit. Therefore, they started for Kelley Racing only at the Indy 500 and was 21 in the overall standings, she took the 31st place. They also took part in a race in the NASCAR West Series. In 2005, she remained in the NASCAR West Series and was named best newcomer Twelfth in the driver standings. In 2006, Fisher decided not to continue their NASCAR involvement, but back in the IndyCar Series. However, they initially found no cockpit and launched in two IndyCar races later for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. In the overall standings, she was 25, 2007, she was awarded with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing cockpit for the entire season and drove for the first time not on oval tracks. She managed two placings in the top ten pilots and took the end of the season with a significant gap to their teammates Buddy Rice, who finished ninth, 17th overall. The 2007 season was the most successful season up to that of Fisher.

In 2008, Fisher decided with his own team, Sarah Fisher Racing to compete in the IndyCar Series. It started in three races, including the Indy 500, and was 34th in the overall standings. In 2009 she took part in six races of the IndyCar Series. She never came here in the top ten drivers and finished at the end of the 25th season overall. In 2010 she went on all U.S. IndyCar oval racing at the start. For the first time she got with Jay Howard a teammate and sat as a team boss Graham Rahal at a couple of races. At the end of the season they finished 26th overall.

After the end of the 2010 season, Fisher announced the end of its active motorsport career.


Fisher is married to Andy O'Gara since 16 September 2007. O'Gara was a mechanic in their team in 2002. Along with her husband and his father, John O'Gara, it operates since 2008 the team Sarah Fisher Racing.

On September 13, 2011, Fisher has a daughter.


Career stations

  • 2001: Indy Racing League ( 19th place )
  • 2002: Indy Racing League ( 18th place)
  • 2003: IndyCar Series (No. 18)
  • 2004: IndyCar Series (No. 31)
  • 2005: NASCAR West Series ( No. 12 )
  • 2006: IndyCar Series (No. 25)
  • 2007: IndyCar Series (No. 17)
  • 2008: IndyCar Series ( No. 34 )
  • 2009: IndyCar Series (No. 25)
  • 2010: IndyCar Series (No. 26)

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

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