Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 17-19, 2015
Stefano Coletti with the support of local Louisiana company Variable Bore Rams, Inc. made his second Verizon IndyCar Series start last weekend at the Grand Prix of Louisiana. Despite the condtions, Coletti was on the move from the drop of the green flag and by lap 12 had moved up 10 spots. He switched to slicks shortly after and while overtaking on a restart found a huge puddle, which caused him to spin into a barrier and damage the rear wing. Thanks to his crew they were able to fix it, but with it being a timed race and three laps down, was unable to move back up the field. Coletti picked up 13 points and currently sits 21st in the standings with 23 points.

The 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be Coletti’s third Verizon IndyCar Series start, third with KV Racing Technology and first on the streets of Long Beach.

Coletti was impressive last weekend, passing 10 cars in the first 12 laps

Coletti has been very successful in the GP2 Series, the feeder series to Formula One, earning a total of eight wins and one pole in 90 races.

Coletti will have the support of his sister this weekend, Alexandra Coletti, who is a three time Winter Olympian downhill skier for Monaco

In 2013, Coletti won the GP2 Series sprint race on the Monaco circuit and became the first Monegasque driver since Louis Chrion in 1931 to have won a race in his homeland.

Coletti, who turned 26 last Monday, is third generation Monegasque, who still resides in Monaco, Monaco.

2015 Verizon IndyCar Career Statistics
Seasons 1
Top-Five 0
Career Starts 2
Top-10 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Podium 0
Laps Led 0
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Results
St. Petersburg S/F 17/20
New Orleans S/F 20/17


Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – April 17-19, 2015

Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais looked to be having a top-five finish at New Orleans last weekend, when he got collected by two other cars and sent into the tire wall with six laps remaining. Bourdais picked up nine points and now sits 12th in the championship standings with 37 points, just four away from 10th.
The 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be Bourdais’ 134th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 21st with KVSH Racing and 11th on the streets of Long Beach.

Bourdais is contesting his ninth Verizon IndyCar Series season (Champ Car, 5: IndyCar, 4. Drove one IndyCar event in 2005, the Indy 500).

In 133 career Verizon IndyCar Series starts, Bourdais has won 32 races placing him eighth on the all-time list and earned 33 pole positions, tied for seventh all-time.

In 10 previous starts at Long Beach, Bourdais has won the race three times (2005, 2006 & 2007. He has started on pole twice (2006 & 2007) and both times won.

Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive championships, taking the Champ Car World Series title in 2004 – 2007.

Bourdais, 36, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Career Statistics (includes CART and year to date IndyCar)
Seasons 9
Top-Five 62
Career Starts 133
Top-10 80
Wins 32
Poles 33
Podium 49
Laps Led 2,288

2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Statistics
Starts 2
Top-10 1
Wins 0
Poles 0
Podiums 0
Laps Led 0
Top-Five 0

2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Results
St. Petersburg S/F 6/6
New Orleans S/F 6/21

Long Beach Statistics
Number of Starts 10

2003 S/F 5/16
2004 S/F 2/3
2005 S/F 4/1
2006 S/F 1/1
2007 S/F 1/1
2011 S/F 21/27
2012 Q/S/F 24/25/17
2013 Q/S/F 15/15/15
2014 Q/S/F 3/3/14

Best Finish 1 (2005, 2006 & 2007)
Best Start 1 (2006 & 2007)