Servia to race Indy 500 for RLLR and Scuderia Corsa

For the fifth time in his career, Oriol Servia will race a Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda at the Indianapolis 500, but this year in partnership with Scuderia Corsa.

Servia to race Indy 500 for RLLR and Scuderia Corsa
#64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3, GTD: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo, Sam Bird
Bobby Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing co-owner
Oriol Servia testing the 2018 Honda IndyCar
Oriol Servia testing the 2018 Honda IndyCar
Oriol Servia testing the 2018 Honda IndyCar
Oriol Servia, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

Servia has started the Indy 500 nine times, with a best result of fourth for Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in 2012. He also started on the front row for Newman/Haas Racing in 2011.

Scuderia Corsa, which was founded by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo, and whose Ferraris have clinched the last two IMSA GT Daytona-class championships, also won Le Mans in the GTE-Am class in 2016.

Mattioli stated: “It is an honor to compete at the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’.  To be a part of this great racing heritage and tradition is something I always envisioned for Scuderia Corsa and running across the yard of the bricks this year is a thrill.

“I am excited to be partnering with Bobby Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, such an outstanding and established team, as well as having veteran IndyCar series driver, Oriol Servia, onboard.”

Said Rahal: “I am very pleased we were able to come to an agreement with Giacomo Mattioli for Scuderia Corsa’s first effort in open wheel racing in the United States.  Scuderia Corsa has a very successful track record in sports car racing and Giacomo’s success in the retail automotive marketplace is well known. 

“And it goes without saying that we are very pleased to have Oriol back with us for our fifth Indy 500 together. He brings a lot of talent to the program and I have no doubt that together with Graham [Rahal] and Takuma [Sato, defending Indy winner] we are going to have three very strong entries for the Indy 500.”

shares
comments
St. Pete IndyCar: Rookie Leist puts AJ Foyt Racing on top in FP1
Previous article

St. Pete IndyCar: Rookie Leist puts AJ Foyt Racing on top in FP1

Next article

St. Pete IndyCar: Hunter-Reay leads second session

St. Pete IndyCar: Hunter-Reay leads second session
Load comments
Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 Prime

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021

In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and series sophomore Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers

IndyCar
Nov 22, 2021
How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar Prime

How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar

Marcus Ericsson enjoyed a breakout year in the IndyCar Series in 2021, winning twice and finishing sixth in points with Chip Ganassi Racing. How did he finally unlock the potential that was masked by five years of toil in Formula 1 with Caterham and Sauber/Alfa Romeo?

IndyCar
Nov 16, 2021
Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win Prime

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win

Saturday, Oct. 16th, marks the 10th anniversary Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar
Oct 16, 2021
Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up? Prime

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up?

Jack Harvey’s move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate, but their combined strength could prove golden, says David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Oct 15, 2021
Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting Prime

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting

Kyle Kirkwood, the record-setting junior formula driver, sealed the Indy Lights championship last weekend. But despite an absurdly strong résumé and scholarship money, his next move is far from clear. By David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Oct 6, 2021
2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi's newest star Prime

2021 IndyCar title is just the start for Ganassi's newest star

Alex Palou has captured Chip Ganassi Racing's 14th IndyCar drivers' championship, and in truly stellar manner. David Malsher-Lopez explains what made the Palou-Ganassi combo so potent so soon.

IndyCar
Sep 28, 2021
Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar Prime

Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar

One of motorsport’s worst-kept secrets now out in the open, and Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as an Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver in 2022. It marks a remarkable turnaround after the abrupt end to his Formula 1 career, and is a firm indication of his commitment to challenge for the IndyCar Series title  

IndyCar
Sep 24, 2021
IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch Prime

IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch

The 2021 IndyCar silly season is one of the silliest of all, but it’s satisfying to see so many talented drivers in play – including Callum Ilott. David Malsher-Lopez reports.

IndyCar
Sep 11, 2021