Katherine Legge

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Katherine Legge
Katherine Legge-DTM Driver-7.jpg
NationalityBritish
Born(1980-07-12) 12 July 1980 (age 34)
Guildford, England
IndyCar Series career
10 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Team(s)No. 6 (Dragon Racing)
Best champ.
finish
26th
First race2012 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last race2012 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
WinsPodiumsPoles
000
Champ Car career
28 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Years active2006-2007
Team(s)PKV Racing (2006)
Dale Coyne Racing (2007)
Best champ.
finish
15th - 2007
First race2006 Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach)
Last race2007 Gran Premio Tecate (Mexico City)
WinsPodiumsPoles
000
Statistics current as of 27 May 2012.
 
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Katherine Legge
Katherine Legge-DTM Driver-7.jpg
NationalityBritish
Born(1980-07-12) 12 July 1980 (age 34)
Guildford, England
IndyCar Series career
10 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Team(s)No. 6 (Dragon Racing)
Best champ.
finish
26th
First race2012 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last race2012 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
WinsPodiumsPoles
000
Champ Car career
28 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Years active2006-2007
Team(s)PKV Racing (2006)
Dale Coyne Racing (2007)
Best champ.
finish
15th - 2007
First race2006 Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach)
Last race2007 Gran Premio Tecate (Mexico City)
WinsPodiumsPoles
000
Statistics current as of 27 May 2012.
Previous series
2001–2004
2003
2005
20062007
20082010
Formula Renault UK
British F3
Atlantic Championship
Champ Car World Series
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

Katherine Legge (/ˈlɛɡ/ LEG; born 12 July 1980 in Guildford, Surrey, UK)[1] is a British auto racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

Early racing and Atlantics[edit]

Prior to joining the Toyota Atlantic series, she raced in several developmental open-wheel series in Britain, including Formula Three, Formula Renault and Formula Ford. In 2000 she was the first woman to achieve a pole in a Zetec race. In 2001 she beat Kimi Räikkönen's lap record and achieved a pole, and she was the first woman to receive the BRDC's "Rising Star" accolade. She received the 2005 RACER Magazine "Most Promising Road Racer of The Year" award, a title that had been awarded every year since 2002 to A. J. Allmendinger. Other drivers that have won the award include Räikkönen, Jenson Button, Cristiano da Matta, Alex Barron, Giancarlo Fisichella, Greg Moore, and Gil de Ferran.

In November 2005, Legge became the first woman to test a Formula One car since Sarah Fisher in 2002. [2] on the second and third days (22 and 23 November) of the Minardi team's final testing session at Vallelunga near Rome. After she crashed after 2 laps on her first run on the track, it was decided to postpone the test until the following day, on which she completed 27 laps with a best lap time of 1 min 21.176 sec.[3] She was also the first woman to test an A1 Grand Prix car, on 9–11 December 2005 with A1 Team Great Britain.[4]

In 2005, Legge competed in the Toyota Atlantic Championship with Polestar Motor Racing. She won the series opener at Long Beach in her first career Atlantic start. In doing so, she became the first woman to win a developmental open-wheel race in North America. Legge went on to win her second and third races of the season at Edmonton and San Jose. She finished the season 3rd in the championship with three wins and five podiums. She also received the Toyota Atlantic BBS Rising Star 2005 Award.

Champ Car[edit]

In the 2005–2006 off-season, Legge tested a Champ Car once for the Rocketsports Racing and twice for PKV Racing. In February 2006, it was announced that she would drive for PKV Racing in the 2006 Champ Car season. In June, she became the first woman to lead a lap in series history, leading 12 laps at Milwaukee.[5] Legge suffered a violent accident at the 2006 Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America when the rear wing of her car broke; she was able to walk away from the car unharmed.[6][7]

Legge drove for Dale Coyne Racing in 2007, and her best result in the series was sixth place, twice.

DTM[edit]

Legge on the Hockenheimring 2009

In 2008, Legge moved to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series, driving for Colin Kolles' Futurecom TME Audi team. For 2009 and 2010 she raced for the Abt Sportsline team, who were the 2008 champions. For 2009 she was the only one of the 5 drivers in the Abt Sportline team using the previous year's car.

Return to the US[edit]

In January 2012, Legge signed with Dragon Racing in the IndyCar Series, alongside Frenchman Sébastien Bourdais.[8] Legge reached a two year agreement with sponsor Truecar as part of their Women Empowered campaign.[9] However, since the Lotus engines were shown to be uncompetitive, the team made a change to Chevrolet engines. But team owner Jay Penske could only procure one Chevrolet engine lease agreement for the team, so they could only enter one car per race after Indianapolis. Therefore, for the remainder of 2012, Dragon entered Bourdais at the road and street courses, and Legge at oval tracks, except for Infineon Raceway where both drivers were able to compete.[10] Legge finished 26th in points, competing in ten of the 15 races, and had a best finish of ninth in the 2012 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships at Auto Club Speedway.

In 2013, Legge left Indycar to join the DeltaWing program in the United SportsCar Championship.

Personal[edit]

Legge is engaged to former DTM driver Peter Terting.[11]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Complete American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

YearTeam123456789101112RankPoints
2005Polestar Racing GroupLBH
1
MTY
5
POR1
9
POR2
3
CLE1
16
CLE2
5
TOR
6
EDM
1
SJO
1
DEN
17
ROA
2
MTL
4
3rd267
YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsPodiums
(Non-win)**
Top 10s
(Non-podium)***
Championships
111203250
** Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
*** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

Champ Car[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314RankPoints
2006PKV RacingLola B02/00Ford XFELBH
8
HOU
14
MTY
14
MIL
6
POR
13
CLE
8
TOR
14
EDM
13
SJO
12
DEN
9
MTL
13
ROA
16
SRF
15
MXC
16
16th133
2007Dale Coyne RacingPanoz DP01Cosworth XFELVG
6
LBH
10
HOU
16
POR
17
CLE
15
MTT
11
TOR
16
EDM
16
SJO
16
ROA
15
ZOL
11
ASN
12
SRF
15
MXC
15
15th108
YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsPodiums
(Non-win)**
Top 10s
(Non-podium)***
Championships
222800060
** Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
*** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

IndyCar Series[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine12345678910111213141516171819RankPoints
2012Lotus-Dragon RacingDallara DW12LotusSTP
23
ALA
23
LBH
19
SAO
26
26th137
Dragon RacingChevroletINDY
22
DETTXS
15
MIL
18
IOW
15
TOREDMMDOSNM
24
BALFON
9
2013Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsDallara DW12HondaSTP
ALA
LBH
SAO
INDY
26
DET
DET
TXS
MIL
IOW
POC
TOR
TOR
MDO
SNM
BAL
HOU
HOU
FON
37th8
YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsPodiums
(Non-win)**
Top 10s
(Non-podium)***
Championships
111000010
** Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
*** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
2012DallaraChevrolet3022Dragon Racing
2013DallaraHonda3326Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

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

YearEntrant12345678910111213141516171819202122DCPoints
2005–06Great BritainGBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GER
SPR

GER
FEA

POR
SPR

POR
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

PO
UAE
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

3rd97

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

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

YearTeamCar1234567891011RankPoints
2008Futurecom TMEAudi A4 DTM 2006HOC
18
OSC
17
MUG
18
LAU
15
NOR
15
ZAN
16†
NÜR
Ret
BRH
19
CAT
Ret
FRA
16
HOC
NC
19th0
2009Abt Lady PowerAudi A4 DTM 2008HOC
12
LAU
Ret
NOR
12
ZAN
Ret
OSC
17†
NÜR
Ret
BRH
15
CAT
Ret
DIJ
16
HOC
17†
18th0
2010Team RosbergAudi A4 DTM 2008HOC
14
VAL
DNS
LAU
14
NOR
16
NÜR
15
ZAN
14
BRH
14
OSC
Ret
HOC
Ret
ADR
15
SHA
14
18th0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (18 July 2005). "Look out, Danica! Woman wins race". NBC Sports. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  2. ^ . 2005 http://www.lvmh.com/magazine/pg_mag_contenu.asp?int_id=49&archive=1&rubrique=ACTUALITE&srub=0&rub=1&str_theme_id=. Retrieved 12 September 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Staff writer (23 November 2005). "Katherine Legge impressively quick at Vallelunga". GPUpdate.net. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Legge first lady driver to grace A1 Grand Prix
  5. ^ "PKV Racing's Katherine Legge back in a Champ Car following crash at Road America". Press release. PKV Racing. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Allmendinger wins RA as Legge survives major crash". Crash.net. 24 September 2006. Retrieved 12 September 2007. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (24 September 2006). "Allmendinger wins crash-marred Champ Car race; Legge escapes injury". USA Today, publishing AP material. Retrieved 12 September 2007. 
  8. ^ Cavin, Curt (13 January 2012). "Dragon team will have Bourdais, Legge and Lotus engine". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Katherine Legge Gains TrueCar INDYCAR Sponsorship". ecommerce.com. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Hier, Daryle (31 May 2012). "Jay Penske’s Dragon Racing Will Be a Two-Headed Single Car – Fan’s Take". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  11. ^ 5 questions for Peter, Peter Terting, Retrieved 19 September 2011

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