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Carlos began his career in Formula BMW UK in 2007 with Räikkönen Robertson Racing where he finished 13th. He finished fifth in the World Final race. In 2008 he returned to Räikkönen Robertson but moved to the FBMW Europe series. He finished ninth in the championship. In 2009 he moved to the British Formula Three Championship with Räikkönen Robertson and finished seventh in points with two podium finishes. He also finished 12th in the Macau Grand Prix. He returned to British F3 and Räikkönen Robertson in 2010 but dropped to 10th in points, but recorded four podium finishes. In 2011 he remained for a third year in British F3 but switched teams to Carlin Motorsport. Carlos improved to third in the championship points and captured his first series win.

 

2012 saw Carlos move to Formula Renault 3.5 with Fortec Motorsports. He finished 16th in points with a best finish of fourth in the season opener. Carlos switched teams to Carlin in 2013 and improved to 14th in points and captured his first win at Ciudad del Motor de Aragón. It was announced that he would test an IndyCar Series car for Panther Racing in 2014.[1] He was later announced as a driver with Dale Coyne Racing

 

He won his first race in a very eventful 2014 Grand Prix of Houston by running more laps in one stint than anybody else.

 

Carlos Huertas inició su Carrera en la Formula BMW Británica en el año 2007 con el equipo Räikkönen Robertson Racing dónde finalizó en el lugar número 13. Concluyó en el quinto lugar en la gran Carrera World Final en Valencia España. En el 2008 Huertas volvió a Räikkönen Robertson pero se trasladó a la Formula BMW Europe series donde terminó de noveno en el campeonato, con un Pódium y una pole position. En el 2009 se trasladó al campeonato Formula 3 Británica con Räikkönen Robertson y terminó en séptimo lugar en puntos con dos podios y la vuelta más rápida en Spa-Francorchamps, también terminó en el puesto número 12 en el Macau Grand Prix. Volvió a la F3 Británica y a Räikkönen Robertson en el 2010 y termino a décimo en la general, registrando cuatro podios. En el 2011 se mantuvo por un tercer año en la F3 Británica pero cambiándose al equipo Carlin Motorsport. Carlos ascendió a tercero en la general del campeonato y alcanzó su primera victoria en la serie.

 

El 2012 vio a Carlos pasar a la Formula Renault 3.5 con el equipo Fortec Motorsports. Terminó 16 en la general con el mejor final de cuarto lugar en la apertura de la temporada. Carlos se cambió de equipo a Carlin en el 2013 y ascendió al puesto 14 en la general, alcanzando su primera victoria en la Ciudad del Motor de Aragón. Se anunció que pondría a prueba un carro de la seria IndyCar para Panther Racing en el 2014. Más tarde fue anunciado como piloto para Dale Coyne Racing.

 

En el año 2014 Carlos gano su primera carrera en una muy agitada competencia en el Gran Premio de Houston mediante la ejecución de más vueltas en una temporada y la victoria que ningún piloto novato haya tenido hasta la fecha.

 

 

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Model: Dallara DW12

 

Tub: Carbon-fiber, kevlar and other composites such as honeycombs

 

Bodywork: Carbon-fiber honeycomb structure

Installed engines: Ilmor-Chevrolet, Honda, Lotus

 

Engine power: 550–700 hp (410–522 kW) depending on turbo boost and push-to-pass

 

Gearbox: Sequential semi-automatic 6-speed via MegaLine paddle shift

 

Gears and internals: Xtrac

 

Differential: Spool

 

Castings: Agusta

 

Suspensions (front and rear): Double A-Arm, pushrod, with third spring and anti-roll bar

 

Dampers: Unrestricted, use of inerters within the damper housing permitted

 

Springs: Vendor chosen by each manufacturer

 

Wheel rims: BBS, O.Z. Racing, Avus

 

Front wheel dimensions: 10 in wide x 15 in diameter

 

Rear wheel dimensions: 14 in wide x 15 in diameter

 

Tires: Firestone Firehawk

 

Brakes: Brembo carbon discs and pads with monobloc aluminum calipers

 

Fuel cell: Single, rupture-proof cell

 

Fuel capacity: 18.5 US gal (70 L) (standard)

 

Steering wheel: Sparco

 

Seat harness: Sabelt, Willans, Takata, Schroth, Sparco

 

Water radiators: MARSTON

 

Oil Radiators: MARSTON

 

Extinguisher: SPA Design

 

Maximum length, width and height: 5012 mm × 2011 mm × 1128 mm

 

Wheelbase: Between 2,997.2 mm (118 in) and 3,073.4 mm (121 in), depending on use of original or weight distribution correction a-arms

 

Track width maximum: 1,940 mm (76 in)

 

Minimum weight: 1,545 lb (701 kg) on 1.5-mile speedways and Indianapolis 500; 1,575 lb (714 kg) on short ovals, road and street courses (including driver)

 

ENGINE

HI14TT SERIES

 

Honda's engine for the 2014 IndyCar Series, the third year of the turbocharged V6 era, is designated the HI14TT.

 

Honda and Chevrolet again will compete for the IndyCar Manufacturers' Championship in 2014.

 

Honda’s HI14TT is designed to meet INDYCAR’s 2014 technical regulations, calling for a twin-turbocharged engine with a maximum of six cylinders and 2.2-liters displacement.

 

Cylinder bore is restricted to a maximum of 95mm, while stroke is free.

 

Maximum engine revolutions per minute are a series-mandated 12,000 rpm.

 

In addition to using direct fuel injection and a pair of Borg-Warner turbochargers, other features of the HI14TT include “Drive-by-Wire” throttle technology and a series-spec McLaren Electronics Engine Control Unit (ECU).

 

An innovative Refueling Safety Interlock System, introduced by Honda for 2011, will continue to be used by both manufacturers. This system prevents the transmission from engaging while the refueling hose is attached to the car. It is designed to help prevent fires that have resulted from a car leaving its pit stall with the fuel hose still attached.

 

HPD engineers worked with INDYCAR transmission supplier XTRAC to introduce reverse-gear functionality within the ECU for 2010. This feature continues to be used by all teams in the series.

 

 

 

TEAM

DALE COYNE RACING

 

Dale Coyne is a true racer as he begins his 31st season as an owner/driver in open-wheel racing.

 

Starting in 1984 as a driver and owner, Coyne drove five seasons in the now defunct CART series where he was Rookie of the Year at both the Michigan and Pocono 500’s. In 1990, Coyne stepped out of the cockpit and turned his talents to the tutelage of several up-and-coming drivers. He is known in the open-wheel community for his ability to recruit and coach young drivers.

 

He was the only CART owner to serve on both the CART and USAC Boards. Coyne also was picked by his fellow owners to be the interim CEO of CART in 1994 and 1995.

 

In 1998, Coyne designed and built Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. This state-of-the-art drag racing facility drew the attention of Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Tony George. George and Coyne, along with International Speedway Corporation, would go on to expand the facility by forming a partnership and building Chicagoland Speedway. Coyne served as president of the facility through its construction and opening season and along with George, served on its management committee until its eventual buyout by ISC in 2007.

 

Prior to making the transition to the IndyCar Series, the team competed in the Champ Car World Series. In 2007, driver Bruno Junqueira recorded back-to-back-to-back podium finishes (Zolder, Belgium, Assen, Netherlands and Surfers Paradise, Australia) on route to a seventh place finish for the year.

 

In 2008, the teams first year in the IndyCar Series, drivers Junqueira and Mario Moraes recorded five combined top-10 finishes and both drivers led several laps during the famed Indianapolis 500.

 

In July of 2009, the team celebrated its first win when Justin Wilson won at Watkins Glen. Wilson would go on to finish with seven top-10 finishes and ninth in the 2009 IndyCar Series point standings. On June 9, 2012, the team celebrated its second win and first on an oval when Justin Wilson won at Texas Motor Speedway. On June 1, 2013 the team earned its third win when Mike Conway dominated the Dual in Detroit Race #1, winning by 12.9 seconds. That morning he earned the first Pole for the team.

 

Dale Coyne Racing is based in Plainfield, IL, which is located about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

 

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