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Robert Tyler Wickens (born March 13, 1989) is a Canadian racing driver from Guelph, Ontario,[1] last driving in the IndyCar Series for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. In 2009 he finished in second place in the FIA Formula Two Championship, and in 2010 he was runner-up in the GP3 Series. In his return to Formula Renault 3.5, where he competed in 2008, he won the 2011 season championship with Carlin Motorsport, with backing of Marussia. Wickens then left the series to race in the DTM for the HWA Team.

Robert Wickens
Robert Wickens Indianapolis 2019.jpg
Wickens at the 2019 Indianapolis 500
NationalityCanada Canadian
BornRobert Tyler Wickens
(1989-03-13) March 13, 1989 (age 30)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
IndyCar Series career
14 races run over 1 year
Team(s)No. 6 (Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
First race2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Streets of St. Petersburg)
Last race2018 ABC Supply 500 (Pocono)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 4 1
DTM
Former teamsMücke Motorsport
HWA Team
Starts84
Wins6
Podiums15
Poles5
Fastest laps5
Best finish4th in 2016
Finished last season9th (119 pts)
Previous series
20122017
2011
2010
2009
2009
200809
2007–08
2007
200708
2006
2006
2005–06
DTM
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP3 Series
FIA Formula Two
British Formula 3
Formula 3 Euro Series
A1 Grand Prix
Champ Car Atlantic
World Series by Renault
Formula BMW ADAC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula BMW USA
Championship titles
2011
2006
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula BMW USA
Awards
BBC Rising Star Award
INSIDE TRACK Canadian Racing Competing At The Highest Levels of International Competition
2018 IndyCar Series season Rookie of the Year

Wickens left DTM after the 2017 season and signed to drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the 2018 IndyCar Series,[2] going on to claim pole position in his debut race at the 2018 St. Petersburg Grand Prix. His promising debut IndyCar season came to a premature end when a violent crash during the 500-mile race at Pocono left him a paraplegic.[3] Wickens issued a further statement clarifying that he was hopeful to be able to walk again, due to his spinal cord being bruised rather than completely severed and that he had felt 'some feeling and movement' back in his legs although the nerves were not in a state to walk. Though a paraplegic as of late October 2018, he hoped to be able to walk on his own within two years of the accident.[4]

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Wickens started his karting career in 2001 with wins in the Junior Heavy Marigold Fall Classic and the Junior Lite Iron Man Enduro. He was three-time champion of the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship in 2002, 2003, and 2005 in various classes. He also won races in ASN Canadian National Formula Junior, SKUSA ProMoto Tour, BeaveRun, PA, 80cc Junior OKRA Grand National, and Junior Heavy Mosport Grand Prix.

Formula BMWEdit

In 2005, when he was sixteen years old, Wickens started his formula racing career. Thanks to Junior Scholarship from BMW, he participated in Formula BMW USA for Team Apex Racing USA. He scored five podiums including two wins, which brought him third place and best rookie's title. Also he competed in Formula BMW World Final, where he finished sixth.

He remained in the series in 2006 for the same team, but after few races switched to the EuroInternational, because he became a Red Bull Junior Team driver.[5] The Canadian amassed three wins, seven podiums and won the championship. Besides repeat appearance in Formula BMW World Final, Wickens was guest driver at the Nürburgring Formula BMW ADAC round, which was a support race for the Formula One European Grand Prix. After three months he again appeared at Nürburg to competing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for Motopark Academy.

Champ Car AtlanticEdit

 
Wickens driving for the Red Bull Junior Team at Houston during the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic season.

In 2007 Wickens moved to the Champ Car Atlantic for Red Bull/Team Forsythe. He took one win and another three podiums and was third in season standings, yielding Raphael Matos and Franck Perera.

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

After four races at the end of the 2007 season,[6] Wickens moved up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for the 2008 season, with Carlin Motorsport.[7] He claimed one win at Silverstone[8] and finished season on the twelfth place with 55 points.

Formula 3 Euro SeriesEdit

Apart from involvement in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, in 2008 Wickens competed in Formula 3 Euro Series with Signature-Plus, missing the Hockenheim, Mugello and Brands Hatch rounds. His best results came at the second, rainy races on the Norisring and Bugatti Circuit, where he won. Both times, due to insufficient distance covered, half points were awarded. He continued his participation in 2009, but switched to Kolles & Heinz Union and only competed in the Hockenheim and Dijon rounds, failing to score a point.

FIA Formula Two ChampionshipEdit

Wickens was the only North American driver in the revamped FIA Formula Two Championship for the 2009 season, driving car number 12.[9] Wickens dominated the opening race of the series, leading every lap from pole position to become the first driver since Philippe Streiff in September 1984 to win an international Formula Two race. He repeated that in race two, to lead the championship. However, those were his only two wins of the season, as he struggled with reliability later in the season. Despite five retirements, Wickens ended up as the runner-up in the championship, albeit 51 points behind runaway champion Andy Soucek.

In November 2009 Wickens revealed that he had held "off the record" talks with several Formula 1 teams, and believe that his chances of driving in Formula 1 were increased by the fact that he is the only potential rookie North American driver who currently holds a valid FIA superlicence.[10]

In June 2011 it was announced that Wickens had been signed to the Virgin Racing team as a reserve driver but that he would continue to race in the GP3 series.

GP3 SeriesEdit

In 2010 Wickens raced in the GP3 Series with Status Grand Prix.[11] After getting third place in Barcelona qualifying,[12] a good start and Nigel Melker retiring on the opening lap upped him to second place in the first race.[13] In the second race he started from seventh place and made his way up to fourth, which allowed him to lead the driver's standings.[14]

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

 
Robert Wickens at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

Wickens was crowned the champion of the series in 2011, after edging out teammate Jean-Éric Vergne at the final race.

DTMEdit

 
Wickens, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 2014 - Hockenheimring

On April 3, 2012, Mercedes announced the revival of the Mercedes-Benz Junior Team that has guided several notable drivers in their racing careers like Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Karl Wendlinger and Michael Schumacher. With that announcement came the news that Wickens, together with the Formula 3 Euro Series champion Roberto Merhi and DTM-sophomore Christian Vietoris, would become a part of the new Junior Team and that the three of them would drive for the Junior Team in the 2012 DTM season. In addition to that, 7-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher was involved with the three drivers by serving as a mentor. Wickens' entry into the DTM meant that he would be one of two Canadians in the drivers field, together with Bruno Spengler.[15]

IndyCarEdit

 
Wickens car at Saint Petersburg in 2018 before the race.

In June 2017, Wickens joined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the IndyCar Series' Kohler Grand Prix at Road America. He drove the no. 7 car during practice in place of Mikhail Aleshin, who had competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans a week prior and was unable to return to the United States in time for the start of the Grand Prix weekend due to problems surrounding his immigration visa.[16]

It was announced in October 2017 that Wickens would be joining the team full-time for the 2018 season.[2]

He would go on to claim pole position in his debut qualifying session on March 10, 2018, for the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.[17] After Wickens led the race for all but the last two laps, Alexander Rossi made a move for the lead and a racing incident ensued, taking Wickens out of the lead, which led to Sébastien Bourdais winning the race.[18]

In May 2018, Wickens was awarded Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honors after leading two laps and finishing ninth during the race.[19]

He came in fifth at the July 11, 2018, Iowa Corn 300 race at Iowa Speedway, his fifth finish in the top five for the season to that date,[20] and finished the 85-lap Honda Indy Toronto race on July 15, 2018, in third place.[21] Later in the month, Wickens again finished second at Mid-Ohio only to Rossi this time. Wickens had climbed up to 6th place in the standings.

Pocono crashEdit

Wickens crashed violently during the 2018 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on August 19, 2018.[22] After a restart on lap 7, Wickens drew side-by-side with Ryan Hunter-Reay on the run down the back straight into turn 2. Neither driver backed out and they touched wheels, turning Hunter-Reay across the front of Wickens’ car, which as a result then launched Wickens' car over the nose of Hunter-Reay's Andretti Autosport machine and into the catchfencing. Wickens' car broke apart upon impact with the catchfence, although the drivers' safety cell remained intact. The car then landed on the ground and slid to a stop on the straight just beyond turn 2. The crash initiated a multi-car pile up which eliminated Hunter-Reay, Wickens’ teammate James Hinchcliffe, Takuma Sato and Pietro Fittipaldi.[23] All were checked out by the on-site medical staff and required no further immediate treatment.[24]

The race was red flagged while Wickens was extricated from the car, with Indycar officials stating he was “awake and alert”, before being transferred to hospital by helicopter. Subsequent reports indicated that Wickens was admitted to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with fractures to his legs, spine and right forearm in addition to pulmonary contusion.[25][26] After an MRI scan, Wickens underwent spinal surgery to repair a thoracic spinal fracture on August 20; titanium rods and screws were inserted in his spine. Further surgeries were completed to treat fractures in his arm and legs.[27] On August 31, Wickens was transferred to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital for further surgery on his legs.[28][29] On September 7, 2018, the Wickens family announced the full extent of Robert's injuries: a thoracic spinal fracture, a neck fracture, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, a fractured right forearm, a fractured elbow, four fractured ribs, a pulmonary contusion, and an indeterminate spinal injury.[30] While at a rehab facility in Colorado, Wickens revealed in late October he was a paraplegic as a result of the crash.[31]

Several factors helped Wickens survive: he ducked down so his head did not hit any solid object, the cockpit did not strike the steel pole, and the car tore into pieces as it had been designed to do.[29][32]

Wickens' car was withdrawn from the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, while teammate James Hinchcliffe, also involved in the accident, was cleared to race.[33] The No. 6 car did return to the track at Portland with Carlos Muñoz behind the wheel of the car. In a press release on September 6, owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson said: "the 6 is his when he comes back".

Despite missing the final three races of the 2018 season, Wickens had already collected enough points to earn the 2018 IndyCar Rookie of the Year award.[34]

On 21 November 2018, Wickens published a video of him walking a few steps with machine assistance during his rehab, showcasing the movement of his legs.[35]

On 30 January 2019, Wickens published another video showing him riding a spin bike on his own and without any assistance.[36]

On 8 July 2019, Wickens announced he would be driving the parade lap for the Honda Indy Toronto, using hand controls.[37]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula BMW USA Team Apex Racing USA 14 2 1 2 5 122 3rd
Formula BMW World Final Team Autotecnica 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2006 Formula BMW USA EuroInternational
Team Apex Racing USA
14 3 3 3 7 149 1st
Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Formula BMW World Final EuroInternational 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2007 Champ Car Atlantic Red Bull/Team Forsythe 12 1 1 2 4 255 3rd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 6 25th
2007–08 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Canada 14 1 2 1 4 75 9th
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 17 1 1 3 4 55 12th
Formula 3 Euro Series Signature-Plus 14 1 0 0 2 10.5 15th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship Motorsport Vision 16 2 5 3 6 64 2nd
Formula 3 Euro Series Kolles & Heinz Union 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
British Formula 3 Championship Carlin Motorsport 2 0 0 0 1 12 16th
Atlantic Championship Genoa Racing 1 0 0 0 0 12 14th
2010 GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 16 3 1 2 7 71 2nd
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 17 5 7 4 10 241 1st
Formula One Marussia Virgin Racing Test driver
2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mücke Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 14 16th
2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters HWA Team 10 1 1 0 3 70 5th
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters HWA Team 10 1 2 0 1 41 12th
2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters HWA AG 18 1 0 1 2 61 13th
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA I 18 2 1 3 5 124 4th
2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me 18 1 1 1 4 119 9th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - PC Starworks Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 26 23rd
IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Test driver
2018 IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 14 0 1 0 4 391 11th

As Wickens was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2007 Red Bull Forsythe Racing LVG
2
LBH
3
HOU
10
POR
1
POR
4
CLE
5
MTT
5
TOR
7
EDM
4
EDM
10
SJO
3
ROA
7
3rd 255
2009 Genoa Racing SEB UTA NJ1 NJ2 LIM ACC ACC MDO TRR MOS
4
ATL LS 14th 12

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara DW12 Honda STP
18
PHX
2
LBH
22
ALA
4
IMS
3
INDY
9
DET
8
DET
6
TXS
19
RDA
5
IOW
5
TOR
3
MDO
2
POC
19
GTW POR SNM 11th 391

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2018 Dallara Honda 18 9 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2007 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1
MNZ
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MON
1
HUN
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
DON
1
DON
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
EST
1

12
EST
2

10
CAT
1

7
CAT
2

11
25th 6
2008 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

Ret
MON
1

19
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

1
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

8
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

18
LMS
1

14
LMS
2

22
EST
1

3
EST
2

12
CAT
1

3
CAT
2

3
12th 55
2011 Carlin Motorsport ALC
1

2
ALC
2

5
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

2
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
MON
1

2
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

2
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

7
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

1
LEC
1

2
LEC
2

19
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

Ret
1st 241

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2007–08 A1 Team Canada NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
MYS
SPR

3
MYS
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

15
CHN
FEA

Ret
NZL
SPR

Ret
NZL
FEA

2
AUS
SPR

3
AUS
FEA

6
RSA
SPR

1
RSA
FEA

12
MEX
SPR

7
MEX
FEA

5
CHN
SPR

2
CHN
FEA

20
GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
9th 75

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2008 Signature-Plus Dallara F308/011 Volkswagen HOC
1
HOC
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
PAU
1

9
PAU
2

8
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

2
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

Ret
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

16
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

14
LMS
1

7
LMS
2

1
HOC
1

23
HOC
2

8
15th 10.5
2009 Kolles & Heinz Union Dallara F309/001 Volkswagen HOC
1

11
HOC
2

11
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
DIJ
1

14
DIJ
2

7
HOC
1
HOC
2
22nd 0

Complete FIA Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2009 Motorsport Vision VAL
1

1
VAL
2

1
BRN
1

9
BRN
2

Ret
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

3
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

2
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
OSC
1

8
OSC
2

4
IMO
1

4
IMO
2

2
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

3
2nd 64

Complete GP3 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 Status Grand Prix CAT
FEA

2
CAT
SPR

4
IST
FEA

11
IST
SPR

21
VAL
FEA

2
VAL
SPR

16
SIL
FEA

9
SIL
SPR

5
HOC
FEA

1
HOC
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

1
2nd 71

Complete Formula One participationsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2011 Marussia Virgin Racing Virgin MVR-02 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN TUR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU
TD
BRA

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2012 Mücke Motorsport DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé HOC
14
LAU
22†
BRH
14
SPL
13
NOR
9
NÜR
7
ZAN
Ret
OSC
7
VAL
Ret
HOC
Ret
16th 14
2013 HWA Team DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé HOC
Ret
BRH
3
SPL
12
LAU
4
NOR
2
MSC
12
NÜR
1
OSC
22†
ZAN
16
HOC
18
5th 70
2014 HWA Team DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé HOC
18
OSC
Ret
HUN
11
NOR
1
MSC
14
SPL
DSQ
NÜR
9
LAU
5
ZAN
8
HOC
17
12th 41
2015 HWA AG DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

7
LAU
1

6
LAU
2

18
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

1
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

19
SPL
1

Ret
SPL
2

20†
MSC
1

12
MSC
2

22
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

16
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

Ret
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

18
13th 61
2016 Mercedes-Benz DTM Team HWA I Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
SPL
1

11
SPL
2

20
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

3
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

11
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

16
MSC
1

1
MSC
2

5
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

13
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

10
HOC
1

23†
HOC
2

9
4th 124
2017 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes Me Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

15
HOC
2

Ret
LAU
1

2
LAU
2

3
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

8
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

11
MSC
1

4
MSC
2

9
ZAN
1

11
ZAN
2

15†
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

1
SPL
1

4
SPL
2

10
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

17
9th 119

Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 75% of the winner's race distance.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Philippe
Formula BMW USA
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Daniel Morad
Preceded by
Mikhail Aleshin
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Robin Frijns
Awards
Preceded by
Fernando Alonso
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

2018
Succeeded by
Santino Ferrucci