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Sigma Autosport was a CART Champ Car racing team that competed in 2001 and 2002. It was owned by former Toyota Atlantic driver Tom Wieringa.

Sigma competed in the 2001 CART season with driver Oriol Servià. Servià finished 19th in points with two fifth-place finishes. In the off-season, Wieringa drove in a test himself on the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course.[1] For the 2002 CART season, Sigma hired veteran Max Papis, who had recently been let go from Team Rahal. The team reportedly missed a payment to engine supplier Cosworth and was forced to miss a practice session at the Long Beach Grand Prix, the second race of the season. In the sixth race of the season, the team was again in arrears to Cosworth and was denied an engine and the team was forced to miss the race.[2] The team shut down shortly thereafter, reporting that the reason was that several of their sponsors had failed to make their agreed payments to the team.[3] Papis sat sixth in points after his last race start at Laguna Seca, having scored third-place finishes at Long Beach and the Milwaukee Mile.[4] He finished the season in 19th after making two starts later in the season for Fernandez Racing.

The team also fielded a Toyota Atlantic car for Tom Wieringa's son David, who completed the 2002 season with the team finishing 16th in points with a best finish of tenth at Toronto.

Tom Wieringa later appeared competing in the Indy Pro Series/Indy Lights, competing in sixteen races from 2006 to 2008, primarily competing for Guthrie Racing rather than his own team.

Complete CART FedEx Championship Series resultsEdit

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

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 20 21 Pts Pos Pts
2001 MTY LBH TEX NAZ MOT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAU ROC HOU LAG SRF FON
Lola B1/00 Ford XF V8t F   Oriol Servià 22 14 14 C 9 14 14 16 9 17 23 11 18 9 10 5 5 10 26 17 25 11 19th 42
2002 MTY LBH MOT MIL LAG POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SFR FON MXC
Lola B2/00 Ford XF V8t B   Max Papis 22 9 3 18 3 13 19th 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sigma Autosport owner to test Champ car, Crash.net, Retrieved 2017-03-27
  2. ^ Sigma's future in jeopardy, Autosport, June 15, 2002, Retrieved 2017-03-27
  3. ^ Sigma team closes its doors, Autosport, July 1, 2002, Retrieved 2017-03-27
  4. ^ 2002 Grand Prix of Monterey, Racing-Reference.Info, Retrieved 2017-03-27