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Project Indy was a car racing team owned by Andreas Leberle that competed in the CART Championship Car series and the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. Leberle was a former chief mechanic for Euromotorsport[1] and like Euromotorsport, Project Indy's cars were often driven by pay drivers. The team was founded in 1994 and operated through the 1998 CART season. Their only appearance in the IRL was with Johnny Unser for two of the three races of the 1996 season and the two 1996 races of the 1996–1997 season which were competed with CART-spec equipment. The best race finish registered by a Project Indy driver was 7th place by Christian Danner in the 1995 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami.[2] In 1998 the team was known as Project CART due to not being allowed to use the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's "Indy" trademark as the team by then only participated in CART.

The team attempted the Indianapolis 500 several times but only succeeded in making the field in 1996 with Unser; their car did not start due to a broken transmission.[citation needed]

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DriversEdit

CARTEdit

IRLEdit

Racing resultsEdit

Complete CART FedEx Championship Series resultsEdit

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Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1994 SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
Lola T93/06 Ford XB V8t G   Franck Fréon 64 12 15
  Didier Theys DNQ
  Christian Danner 12 Wth 12
  Domenico Schiattarella 26 16 Wth
  Andrea Montermini 9
1995 MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
Lola T93/06
Reynard 94i
Ford XB V8t G   Christian Danner 64 7 22
Reynard 94i   Buddy Lazier 21 15
  Franck Fréon 15
  Johnny Parsons, Jr. DNQ
  Hubert Stromberger 16 Wth DNQ
  Domenico Schiattarella 18 21
1996 MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG
Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t G   Dennis Vitolo 64 17
1997 MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON
Lola T97/00 Ford XD V8t G   Dennis Vitolo 64 23 Wth DNS 27 20
  Arnd Meier 16 25 DNS 18 18 22 24 12 16 19 25
1998 MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON
Reynard 97i Mercedes-Benz IC108D V8t G   Roberto Moreno 15 15 26
  Domenico Schiattarella 16

Complete Indy Racing League resultsEdit

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Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1996 WDW PHX INDY
Reynard 94i
Reynard 95i
Ford XB V8t G   Johnny Unser 64 9 33
Lola T93/00   Rob Wilson 46 DNQ
1996–1997 NHA LSV WDW PHX INDY TXS PPIR CLT NHA2 LSV2
Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t G   Johnny Unser 64 DNQ 22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eurointernational returns to Champ Car, Checkpoint 10, September 2, 2005
  2. ^ Project Indy - CART World Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine