His grandfather was an Austrian rally champion, his uncle was the first Tyrolean to compete in Formula 1 and his father no less a figure than champion in the German Formula 3 Trophy. So you could say that a passion for racing runs in Rene’s blood.
The 26-year-old Austrian is the last race winner of the former World Series, one of the most successful feeder series of Formula 1.
Juncos Racing was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked his way up to becoming one of the most successful team principals in North American junior racing. In 2015 Juncos Racing won both the Indy Lights by Cooper Tyres Series and the Mazda road to Indy Series.
On top of of that last year the Argentinian native and his team celebrated a respectful debute at the 101st Indy 500 to finish 15th and 18th.
More information: www.juncosracing.com
Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, the Verizon IndyCar Series offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports. The top point scorer is crowned the series champion and receives a $1 million bonus.
Founded in 1994, INDYCAR serves as the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
These stars drive single-seat, open-cockpit cars that feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with a maximum of 750 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The consumer-relevant engines, which are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize Sunoco E85R fuel.
ABC and NBCSN provide comprehensive live, high-definition television coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series in the United States, while ESPN International oversees race coverage to 212 countries. The TV telecasts are complemented by the Advanced Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network for each event, which includes Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the American Forces Radio Network.
The Verizon IndyCar Series races faster and closer than any other form of motorsports.
96 races with a margin of victory less than one second.
The fastest race in Verizon IndyCar Series history was in 2003 at California Speedway with an average speed of 207.151 mph.
There have been eight races with a margin of less than one-tenth of a second between its 1-2-3 finishers.
Thirty-one tracks and 46 drivers have been involved in the 96 races with a margin of victory less than one second.
Verizon IndyCar Series cars reach speeds up to 235 mph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.