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Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishes seventeenth place at 2014 Honda Indy Toronto Race

  • • Series rookie finished this morning's race in the 17th position after becoming involved in the Lap 1 incident and replacing a front wing.
  • • Colombian made his way off the grid for today's second race in the standing start from the sixth position
  • • Incurred a drive-thru penalty for unnecessary service in a closed pit lane
  • • Was forced to retire early from Race Two on the streets of Toronto in the 17th position after experiencing an unconfirmed failure in the No. 34 machine
"What can I say? That was an awful race for us. Everything (bad) that could, happened to is. First, the drive-thru penalty, and then just the way someone crossed me and took my wing off. That was not my race. We were not lucky when they opened and closed the pits so quickly; I thought we made it in, but then we found out we didn't. In the end, I couldn't finish the race because of electrical or mechanical problems, so that's that."
 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishes twelfth place at 2014 Iowa Corn Indy 300 Race

  • • Rookie crossed the finish line in the 12th position after starting fifth.
  • • Maintains the top spot in the rookie championship (unofficial)
"It was a really long night for us. The car just wasn't there, I don't really know what happened. Also, I don't think I was 100% myself. We finished in the 12th position - it's a really bad night, bad race for us. Now I'm just focusing ahead on Toronto."
 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishes third place at 2014 Pocono Indycar 500 Race

  • • Today's third-place result marks the Colombian's second podium finish in a 500-mile race (Indy, 2013) and back-to-back event podiums.
  • • Moves up one place in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings and remains the highest ranked rookie
"I'm happy with today's race... the car was good when I was on my own. This track, it's really hard to pass, to be behind the cars. I think third place is a great result for the championship, especially with the double points; I'm really happy with a podium. It was a long race, and I think that this time, I raced like a veteran. My Cinsay crew guys did such a great job, great pit stops, and I'm happy with another podium.”
 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishes eighth in 2nd 2014 Detroit Race

  • • Colombian was shown as high as third position and finished the 70-lap race in eighth
  • • Maintains the highest ranked rookie position in points in sixth
"For this race I was a little bit frustrated because I think we had more than eighth position; our strategy was not optimal, and we were losing positions in pit lane. I think we had enough to finish in the top four. Maybe we weren't in the fight for the win because the two first cars were really quick, but we gained good points. This race was really just about surviving, it is a shame. Today brought more experience for me, and I am feeling more comfortable and making less mistakes."
 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishes seventh in 1st 2014 Detroit Race

  • • Started Race One from P11 and finished in seventh
  • • Fought back from a front wing change on Lap 17 showing him in P18
  • • Series rookie was seen as high as fourth place
"We finished the race seventh; I think it was great points for the championship especially after we had to come in to change the front wing. I think I improved a lot, line-wise, too. Hopefully we'll have better luck with the yellow flags and the safety cars during Race Two. I'm really happy with the good points, especially with the rookie championship, so tomorrow is another day!"
 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda comes in fourth place in his second Indianapolis 500 race.

"I think we were missing a little bit of speed to get a win. Before I got in the car, I said that I'd be happy no matter the result if I gave it my all, and I think I gave everything I had. I think fourth brings us good points for the championship. I have two starts at the 500 - one second and one fourth-place finish. I'm very happy for Ryan (Hunter-Reay); finally the team won the 500 after many years of being right there. I think we won as a team because everyone worked together to win together. I'm definitely happy for him - he's a great guy, he's been here for a long time, so hopefully it will be my turn soon."
 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishing P23 but remains highest placed rookie - 12th in points at Barber Motorsports Park.

A spin following first pit stop brought left front suspension damage to No. 34 car Cinsay crew repaired the car and put Munoz back on track for eight laps.
"We had just put on the slick Firestone tires on and I don't know. Everything happened so fast, but I just stepped on the throttle, and I don't know... I spun around and couldn't do anything. I don't think we went to slick tires too soon - everyone was on them at that point. Maybe I made a mistake and was too aggressive. Thank you to my Cinsay Andretti Autosport crew for working hard to get me back out to run a few more laps." Read More

 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda scored his second Verizon IndyCar Series podium finish with a third-place effort today

"It was a really good race. I'm really happy with a third-place finish for the Cinsay/AndrettiTV team. It was a great finish in the last few laps. My crew did an awesome job on pit stops and have to thank everyone for giving me such a great car." Read More

 

Carlos Muñoz, No. 34 Cinsay Honda finishes in 17th position at Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

"Our race was good until I crashed on the front straight; I'm don't really know what happened, a guy in front of me wrecked and then I couldn't really do anything about it. I think I was doing quite good before staying in the top 10 looking forward to a top-10 finish. It's racing. I learned a lot today, but it's just a shame I couldn't do much after the crash. Thanks to my Cinsay crew for working hard all weekend." Read More

 

2013 INDY 500 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR MUNOZ TO DRIVE NO. 34 CINSAY HONDA

Making his full-time debut in the IndyCar Series, Colombian Carlos Munoz will tote a livery customized around new primary sponsor Cinsay - an Austin, TX-based company that is a leader in next-generation social video commerce technology. This fourth IndyCar entry for Andretti Autosport will once again be run as a joint effort between Andretti Autosport and HVM Racing. Read More

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FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND FIRST LADY ANN SCOTT VISIT HVM STATUS GP

HVM Status GP has had some very special visitors during Le Mans 24 Hours week – Governor of Florida Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott. Read More

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HVM STATUS GP FORCED TO RETIRE FROM THE LE MANS 24 HOURS DUE TO ACCIDENT

HVM Status GP was forced to retire from the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours when its Lola-Judd B12/80 Coupe suffered an accident at the Porsche Curves shortly before half-distance. Read More

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HVM STATUS GP AND VISIT FLORIDA ALL SET TO HIT THE TRACK FOR 2013 LE MANS 24 HRS

HVM Status GP is all set for the 90th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, starting with Wednesday's free practice and qualifying sessions. Read More

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HVM STATUS GP COMPLETES LE MANS PREPARATIONS AT TEST DAY

HVM Status GP completed an encouraging Le Mans Test Day as the team gears up for the all-important 24 Hours in two weeks' time. The VISITFLORIDA-backed Lola-Judd B12/80 Coupe completed 67 laps of the circuit, representing 913 kilometres/567 miles, with no significant problems. Read More

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VISIT FLORIDA is to compete at the famed Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar endurance race this year in conjunction with the HVM Status GP team

A regular sponsor in US sportscar events including with Mazda's Grand-Am SKY-ACTIV diesel programme, VISIT FLORIDA is to be the primary sponsor of the HVM Status GP's Lola-Judd B12/80 Coupe at Le Mans, which takes place in the La Sarthe region of France on June 22-23.Read More

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Joint Andretti Autosport/HVM Racing Entry Welcomes Team Venezuela's Leading Driver EJ VISO

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May. 17th, 2013 – Team Venezuela driver E.J. Viso has been signed to pilot the Andretti/HVM entry in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series. Viso will drive the No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA Chevrolet, which joins with Andretti's other full-season efforts of reigning series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, James Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti. Read More

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HVM Status GP Launches 2013 FIA WEC Campaign with European LMP2 Testing Program

HVM Status GP will launch its 2013 testing program this week with a two-day session at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, beginning February 28 as part of their preparations for the FIA World Endurance Championship.   Read More

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HVM STATUS COMMITS TO THE 2013 FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Following the announcement of their alliance on December 4th, 2012, Status Grand Prix and HVM Racing are pleased to confirm they have this week filed a formal entry application for the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read More

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HVM RACING, STATUS GP TO COMPETE IN FIA WORLD ENDURANCE SERIES

HVM Racing and Status Grand Prixare teaming up to field a joint entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship sports car series in 2013, officials from both teams announced Dec. 4. Read More

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HVM Racing, AREVA, and UNC Charlotte Partner for Senior Design Project

UNC Charlotte Motorsports engineering students wrapped up the first step of their senior design project this weekend when they finished scanning the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy Indy car. Three students, Brandon McSwain, Jonathan Brissenden, and Clinton Fields under the supervision of project mentor Dr. Mesbah Uddin, will use the data gathered from the scan to create a 3-D computer model of the car. Read More
 

Thank You to a Special Fontana Race Guest

During any given race season, we meet a lot of different people. In addition to the fans in attendance, our sponsors bring guests to our races from various backgrounds. We enjoy getting to know and entertain them all. But, every now and then we meet someone who we know immediately will leave a lasting impression. Scott David is one of those people. Read More

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The Finale of a Difficult Season for Lotus HVM Racing

Tonight saw the end of a very difficult season for Simona De Silvestro and the Lotus HVM Racing team. De Silvestro struggled with over-boost issues on the engine of her #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car from the start of the race.
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Busy Week for Lotus HVM Racing in Fontana

Lotus HVM Racing and driver Simona De Silvestro have had a busy week since arriving here in Fontana on Tuesday. The team had a good test on Wednesday and was prepared for a good qualifying today with a newly updated engine.
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Day Ends Early in Baltimore for De Silvestro and Lotus HVM Racing

Driver of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car, Simona De Silvestro, celebrated her birthday today at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. The 24-year-old Swiss driver was quick this morning in the wet and was hoping for a birthday present of rain for qualifying. Read More
 

IZOD IndyCar Driver Simona De Silvestro Celebrates Her Birthday in Baltimore

Driver of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car, Simona De Silvestro, celebrated her birthday today at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. The 24-year-old Swiss driver was quick this morning in the wet and was hoping for a birthday present of rain for qualifying. Read More
 

De Silvestro Gains 10 Positions to Finish 17th at the GoPro Indy GP of Sonoma

The Swiss driver of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car, Simona De Silvestro, drove a mistake-free race moving up 10 spots from her starting position of 27th to finish 17th in today's GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. The 85-lap race was past the mid-way point before the first yellow flag of the day.Read More
 

De Silvestro Qualifies 25th for GoPro Indy GP of Sonoma

Lotus HVM Racing driver Simona De Silvestro was hoping to have a good qualifying session today in order to have a chance of putting the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car a little further up on the starting grid for tomorrow's GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Unfortunately, with the unapproved engine change it appears that the team will start last tomorrow.Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Finishes 23rd at Mid-Ohio

Things were looking up for the Lotus HVM Racing team this morning. The rain came and the driver of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car made the most of it. Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro posted the fourth-fastest time (01:34.8087) on the wet surface and looked good for today's race. Unfortunately for her, not only did the track dry, it was a completely green-flag race for the second race in a row limiting strategy options for the team. Read More
 

De Silvestro Qualifies 23 for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Lotus HVM Racing driver Simona De Silvestro was in the first qualifying group today at the Honda Indy 200. De Silvestro had a one-day test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course just prior to the Toronto race. The team had hoped the data gathered at the test would help with this weekend's performance. Read More
 

Caution-free Race Highlights Challenges for Lotus HVM Racing

Race day at the Edmonton Indy dawned bright and sunny with literally not a cloud in the sky. Although Lotus HVM Racing driver Simona De Silvestro qualified the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy entry 23rd, she started 25th on the grid after incurring a 10-spot penalty for an unapproved engine change. Read More
 

Rain Comes Too Late to Help Lotus HVM Qualifying Effort

The rain came too late to help the Lotus HVM Racing team with qualifying. The #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car, while making progress, is still down on power compared to the other cars in the field and had hopes that the rain would prove the equalizer. Read More
 

De Silvestro Out Early With a Mechanical Issue

It wasn't an easy day for the Lotus HVM Racing #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car at today's Honda Indy Toronto. A day that dawned bright and sunny and full of hope, quickly took a turn for the worse when De Silvestro hit a tire that was knocked into the racing line by Sebastian Bourdais. De Silvestro hit the wall hard and sustained considerable damage to the car. Read More
 

De Silvestro Qualifies 21st at the Honda Indy Toronto

With top-10 finishes in her previous two starts at this track, a new updated engine, and strong practice sessions all weekend, Lotus HVM Racing driver Simona De Silvestro was poised for a strong qualifying session at the Honda Indy Toronto. Unfortunately, qualifying didn't go as well as she and the team had hoped. Read More
 

De Silvestro Pushes Hard for 14th Place Finish at Iowa Corn Indy 250

Iowa's long draught came to an end today as a severe thunderstorm hit the Iowa Speedway around 5:45 p.m., pushing back the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 to around 9:45 p.m. today. The rain and the late start didn't put a damper on the hopes of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy Lotus HVM Racing team. The team has struggled on ovals this season and was eager to get their first oval finish of the season. Not only did they finish, they had their second-best finish of the season. Read More
 

De Silvestro at Start 22nd at Iowa Corn Indy 250

Iowa Speedway saw a change in the qualification format tonight with IZOD IndyCar drivers participating in a three heat race format rather than the traditional single-car qualification process. The new format benefited Lotus HVM driver Simona de Silvestro as her pass of Simon Pagenaud netted her two spots on the starting grid instead of just one. Read More
 

Brush with the Wall Ends Milwaukee IndyFest for Lotus HVM Racing

After a lengthy rain delay, the Milwaukee IndyFest started well for Simona De Silvestro and the Lotus HVM Racing team. The #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car started 23rd on the grid and had some over-steer issues early on. De Silvestro made some adjustments in the car and settled into a good race pace. Read More
 

De Silvestro to start 23rd at Milwaukee IndyFest

The Swiss pilot of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car was less than a five-tenths of a second behind Charlie Kimball who qualified 21st and even closer to Oriol Servia's and Ed Carpenter's qualifying times. Read More
 

An Early Night for Lotus HVM Racing at the Firestone 550

After strong practice and qualifying runs, Lotus HVM Racing suffers another setback at the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway. Read More
 

Best Finish of the Season for Lotus HVM Racing

Starting at the back of the field, due to an engine change penalty, the Lotus HVM #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car and driver Simona De Silvestro had their work cut out for them at today's Detroit Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix.  Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Exits Indy 500 Earlier Than Hoped

Lotus HVM Racing and the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy IZOD IndyCar went into today's Indianapolis 500 hoping to run a trouble-free, consistent pace while staying within the league mandated 105 percent of the fastest car on track with a goal of finishing the race. Read More
 

AREVA Adds Support to Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar Campaign

Lotus HVM Racing welcomes nuclear energy giant AREVA as a sponsor of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar. AREVA - ranked first in the global nuclear energy industry - supported last year's inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and is pleased to extend their participation with the program as it continues to successfully communicate 'Nuclear Clean Air Energy'. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Announces Nuclear Energy Institute Sponsorship

Lotus HVM Racing and the Nuclear Clean Air Energy sponsor group are announcing today that the Nuclear Energy Institute has joined the educational campaign that utilizes IZOD IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro effective immediately. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Qualifies for 2012 Indianapolis 500

Lotus HVM Racing's Simona De Silvestro qualified the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car today for this year's 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. De Silvestro was first in line when qualifying began at noon today thanks to the lucky draw of Twitter contest winner Jeff Wiedemann. Read More
 

IZOD IndyCar Driver Simona De Silvestro Announces Winner of Charity Helmet Design Contest

Twelve year-old Jason R. Steenberger II of Greenwood, IN and patient of the Burn Unit at Riley's Hospital for Children, was announced as winner of Simona De Silvestro's helmet design contest during Tuesday's Indy 500 Party. Read More
 

TDS Telecommunications Corp. Continues Partnership with Lotus HVM Racing at the Indy 500

Lotus HVM Racing is pleased to welcome TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) and their guests back the Indianapolis 500 for the third consecutive year. Read More
 

IZOD IndyCar Driver Simona De Silvestro Releases a Mobile App for Android Phones

IZOD IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro's free mobile app for Android phones is available for download. Read More
 

Difficult Day in Brazil for Lotus HVM Racing

Lotus HVM Racing had an early exit from today's Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Ready for Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300

Lotus HVM Racing and the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy car arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday morning. Driver Simona De Silvestro has historically done well on this circuit and looks to use that knowledge to score her season best finish of the season. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Has Difficult Weekend at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

After the solid run at Barber, the Lotus HVM Racing team was confident that they would continue to improve at this weekend's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read More
 

IZOD IndyCar Driver Simona De Silvestro Hosts Burn Survivor at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Simona De Silvestro and the Lotus HVM Racing team's return to Long Beach heralded the beginning of a new relationship with The Children's Burn Foundation of Sherman Oaks. Read More
 

Child Burn Survivors to Meet IZOD IndyCar Driver Simona De Silvestro at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

IZOD IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro hosts special meet and greet with burn survivors from the Children's Burn Foundation. Read More
 

Sir Speedy Monrovia Partners with Lotus HVM Racing

IndyCar teams are built on speed, technology and a solid reliance on business relationships. These principles go hand-in-hand with businesses across the globe, making the IZOD IndyCar Series a perfect partner and the reason why many large companies invest their marketing and sponsorship budgets in the series. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Better at Barber

Timing and scoring doesn't give you the true story of the highs and lows Lotus HVM Racing experienced at today's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. With a disappointing 21st place start, driver Simona De Silvestro was aggressive from the start. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Disappointed At St. Pete

With high hopes going into today's Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the Nuclear Clean Air Energy Lotus HVM Racing #78 team suffered a setback when the car stalled on track early in the race. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Looking Forward

After a great practice Friday afternoon, the team experienced a bit of a setback today when the Nuclear Clean Air Energy Lotus HVM Racing #78 driver Simona De Silvestro got stuck in traffic during qualifying. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Wraps Sebring Test

Pre-season testing resumed for Lotus HVM Racing and the Lotus test team in Sebring, FL this Thursday and Friday. Lotus HVM Racing had their first independent test alongside the Lotus manufacturer test team. Read More
 

Photos from Lotus HVM Racing Season Launch

Baltimore, MD - Photos from Thursday's Season launch... Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing Nuclear Clean Air Energy 2012 Season Launch

Baltimore, MD (Thursday, February 16, 2012) - Lotus HVM Racing hit the streets of Baltimore today for the unveiling of the 2012 #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy Lotus-powered DW12 IndyCar. The new car boasts a 2.2 liter, twin-turbo V6 Lotus engine and brings with it the new sound of IZOD IndyCar Series racing. Read More
 

HVM Racing 2012 Launch

Indianapolis, Ind. (January 26, 2012) -HVM Racing will kick off their 2012 season in style at the InterContinental Harbor Court in Baltimore on February 16, 2012. VIP guests will include: Randy Bernard of IndyCar, John Herron of Entergy, Claudio Berro of Lotus, and more. See invitation below for more information. Read More
 

Lotus Shakedown & Testing a Success

Indianapolis, Ind. - Lotus HVM Racing, the Lotus test team and Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro completed a successful shakedown of the new 2012 Lotus-powered Dallara DW12 on Thursday, before beginning more in-depth testing of the 2.2 liter, twin-turbo V6 engine on Friday at Palm Beach International Raceway in West Palm Beach, FL. Read More
 

Lotus HVM Racing and Simona de Silvestro to Offer Media Availability at Autobau Event

Romanshorn, Switzerland - Lotus HVM Racing and star driver, Simona de Silvestro, will offer media availability on Saturday, November 26, 2011, from 3:45-5:30 p.m. at the unique Autobau Museum in Switzerland. Read More
 

HVM Racing Announces Partnership with Lotus for 2012

HVM Racing is proud to officially announce its partnership with Lotus, world-renowned sportscar manufacturer, for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series. Read More
 

Statement from HVM Racing Regarding Dan Wheldon

The IndyCar community - drivers, teams, fans - arrived at the track today to compete and celebrate a championship. Instead, we lost one of the sport's best. Dan Wheldon was a champion on the track and a great ambassador for the sport. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's family. Read More
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