The cars, the people, the team.
Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With a storied history in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with over 70 wins, over 70 pole positions and seven championship wins, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in IndyCar with five wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and four poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings.
The success of the team comes from a desire to be the best when their best is needed. Owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson believe in not just winning IndyCar championships and Indianapolis 500’s, but sustaining excellence from the shop floor, to the front office.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsport drivers are some of the most daring athletes in the world, powering the Dallara IR-12 chassis with over 650 horsepower through the nation’s most complex temporary street circuits, historical road courses and the fastest ovals in the world.
Powering eight different drivers to the podium in IndyCar, and delivering multiple IndyCar wins and Indianapolis 500 pole positions, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports continues to strive to bring home the illustrious Indianapolis 500 victory and the IndyCar championship.
From the drivers, mechanics, engineers to the commercial division of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, success begins with focus, precision, hard work and attitude. Every day is an opportunity for the team to explore the boundaries of technology and for their drivers to accelerate motorsport into a new realm.