Oriol Servià, son of a Spanish Rally champion, has been racing since he was young, advancing steadily up the racing ranks in various series around the world.
Before joining the Champ Car World Series, Servià was the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights champion, finishing second in five races and earning three pole positions. Servia has had success during his career in Champ Car as well. He finished a career-best second in the championship standings in 2005, and gave Dale Coyne Racing its first podium finish since 1996 with a third-place run at Laguna Seca in 2004. He joined the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2008 and finished fourth in the 2011 championship standings with Newman/Haas Racing. Servia started the 2015 FIA Formula E season driving for Dragon Racing then became the team's Managing Director, Technical and Commercial partnerships. He will now drive for RLL at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
Servià is a graduate of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya with a degree in mechanical engineering. An avid motocross rider, he received his first off-road motorcycle from his father, Salvadore, when he was two years old.
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Born: July 13, 1974
Pals, Catalonia, Spain
Los Angeles, California
Rahal Letterman Lanigan
Total Seasons(open-wheel): 15
Best Finish: 1st (Montreal 2005)
Best Start: 1st (Surfer's 2005)
Top-Five: 51 (includes podiums)
Top-10: 101 (includes top-five)
Laps Led: 130
Place he'd tell you to visit:
The Dalí museum located in
St. Petersburg, Florida.
2017 - Will drive for RLL at Indianapolis and Detroit
2016 - Finished 12th at the 100th Indianapolis 500 for SPM
2015 - Drove the late Justin Wilson's car at Sonoma
2014 - Opened the Formula E season with Dragon Racing
2013 - Finished 22nd in IZOD IndyCar Series for Panther DRR
2012 - Finished 13th in IZOD IndyCar Series for DRR.
2011 - Finished 4th in IZOD IndyCar Series standings
for Newman/Haas Racing.
2009 - Finished 21st in IndyCar Series, despite competing
in just 5 races.
2008 - Finished 9th in IndyCar Series standings for KVRT
2007 - Finished 6th in Champ Car World Series standings
for Forsythe Championship Racing.
2006 - Finished 11th in Champ Car World Series.
2005 - Finished 2nd Second in Champ Car World Series
with 1 win and 7 podiums.
2004 - Finished 10th in Champ Car World Series.
2003 - Finished 7th in Champ Car World Series.
2002 - Finished 16th in CART Championship for PWR.
2001 - Finished 19th in CART Championship for Sigma Auto.
2000 - Finished 15th in CART Champ Car World Series.
1999 - Winner of Indy Lights with 5 podiums/3 pole positions.
1998 - Finished 7th in Lights standings for Dorricott Racing.
1997 - Finished 8th in French Formula 3 with 1 win
and 3 podiums. Finished 19th in Formula 3 Britain.
1994/95 - Finished 11th in 1994 and 6th in 1995
in French Formula Renault.
Over the years Servià has showcased some of the most interesting helmets on the grid. Designed by such talents as Troy Lee Designs and Asaign.com, and representing such features as Salvador Dalí and the flag of Catalonia, these lids are always fan-favorites.Take a look at some of his amazing head-gear from past seasons.
Photographer Mike Levitt captured Servià
and team owner Paul Newman on the podium at Milwaukee in 2005. This was Servià's first race with the team. He would go on the earn his first Champ Car victory and finish second in the championship standings.