Tristan Vautier

Tristan Vautier

1989-08-22 (age 32)

Pagenaud 10th and Vautier 14th in qualifying at Sonoma

Competition has been fierce at the 2.385-mile permanent road course as teams began with an open test Wednesday and push through to Sunday's race.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports re-signs with Honda for 2014 season

Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports scored its first win with Honda-power at Race 2 in the Indy Dual in Detroit with Simon Pagenaud at the wheel.

SPM's Frenchmen invade Sonoma's wine country

Sponsors HP and Angie's List will have plenty of the Napa Valley's best wine to enjoy from their hospitality units.

Schmidt Hamilton's Pagenaud on podium in Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Tristan Vautier started and ended the day 21st in the 90-lap race on the 2.258-mile road course.

Kimball scores his maiden win at Mid-Ohio

Charlie Kimball became the ninth different winner in the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2013, and his first-ever win. He joins three others who earned their first victory this year. Gabby Chaves dominated the Indy Lights race.

Good qualifying effort by SPM drivers at Mid-Ohio

Pagenaud 8th; Vautier 11th on the starting grid for the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Ryan Hunter-Reay grabs pole at Mid-Ohio

Andretti Autosport champion driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Verizon P1 Award for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Gabby Chaves earned his first Firestone Indy Lights Sunoco Pole Award for the Mid-Ohio 100.

Back to basics for Pagenaud and Vautier at Mid-Ohio

Simon Pagenaud: "Mid-Ohio is very much like my home track in France."

The Big Picture 2013-07-17 photographers

Tale of two races: Toronto

A look back at the 2 in TO events, according to Edmund Jenks of notes from the EDJE.

Ten Worthless Opinions: Toronto Indy Poutine Edition

A wild weekend in Toronto is summed up by Blogger Mark Wilkinson in his "Ten Worthless Opinions" piece.

Frenchmen Pagenaud and Vautier 12th and 16th on Bastille Day in Toronto

Tristan Vautier and Simon Pagenaud will return to action in the IZOD IndyCar Series on August 4th for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

Pagenaud 8th, Vautier 19th in Toronto street fight on Saturday

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers suffered numerous of incidents through the race

Andersen Promotions to steer the course of Indy Lights future

Andersen Promotions to operate and license the Firestone Indy Lights starting with the 2014 season.

Pagenaud 6th; Vautier 19th in action packed at Pocono

Pagenaud and Vautier return to action for the IZOD IndyCar Series' second double-header race weekend July 13 and 14 at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Pagenaud 9th, Vautier 11th in qualifications at the "Tricky Triangle"

Vautier was the first car to qualify, and the No. 55 car posted a two-lap average speed of 218.575 mph. Pagenaud ran a two-lap qualifying average speed of 218.859 mph in the afternoon heat.

Pagenaud 6th, Vautier 13th in Iowa Corn Indy 250

The No. 77 car finished sixth, and Pagenaud enjoyed the spirited competition with his fellow IZOD IndyCar Series drivers.

Pagenaud and Vautier beat the heat to start 11th and 15th for the Iowa 250

The green flag drops at Iowa Speedway at 3:05 p.m. ET. Broadcast coverage of the event begins on ABC at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Pagenaud 12th, Vautier 21st on one-mile oval at Milwaukee IndyFest

Mixed feelings for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers after race at Milwaukee

Hunter-Reay repeats as Milwaukee IndyFest winner

In tonight's IZOD IndyCar Series race on the Milwaukee Mile, Hunter-Reay took the victory followed by Castroneves and Power.

Castroneves and Penske dance away from justice at Texas post-race inspection

What is going on with inspections and penalties in IndyCar?

Pagenaud 13th, Vautier 18th in lightning-quick Texas 550

Simon Pagenaud and Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports leave Texas Motor Speedway 6th place in the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship with 194 points.

Pagenaud & Vautier to battle from the back of the pack at Texas

Vautier will start the race from the back of the field, while Pagenaud qualified 14th for the race

Will Power locks up Texas Firestone 550 pole

The IndyCar series has returned to oval track racing, this time in Texas.

Pagenaud ready to take on the high banks of Texas

With his first win behind him, Simon Pagenaud ready to take on the challenge in Texas.

Foyt's Sato not finished Race 2 in Detroit

“At the start Vautier was really driving dangerously,” said Takuma Sato.

Vautier and Pagenaud finish 11th and 12th in "Dual 1" in Detroit

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers are looking forward to getting back in the car for "Dual 2" today.

Late spin spoils Briscoe’s charge into top ten for Panther Saturday in Belle Isle

National Guard Panther Racing No. 4 Chevrolet proves quick in first race of weekend doubleheader.

Franchitti claims Race 1 pole in Detroit

Franchitti rebounded from a crash in morning practice, which damaged the right front suspension of his Dallara chassis, to claim his first pole at Detroit, and 31st career IndyCar pole, all with Honda power.

This Indy 500 changes everything

Monday is the day the Indy 500 champion is busy with a photo shoot while and he was still beaming ear-to-ear while others reflect on what might have been.

SPM's Pagenaud finishes 8th in Indianapolis 500

Tristan Vautier and Katherine Legge land 16th & 26th.

Tristan Vautier ready for the biggest race of his career at Indy

The 2012 Indy Lights Champion moved up to the premier IndyCar series this year and will take the green flag for the first time in the Indianapolis 500.

Pagenaud leads final practice, Castroneves' crew wins pit stop contest

Carb Day was busy with the final Indy 500 practice with Simon Pagenaud setting fastest lap. The pit stop contest was won again by Helio Castroneves and Team Penske.

Honda chases 10th consecutive Indy triumph

Last year marked the return of manufacturer competition to the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis, after six years of Honda supplying engines to the full Indy car field.

Indianapolis 500: No such thing as an "Off Day"

While the sounds of IndyCars and their Honda and Chevrolet engines are silent at the famous Brickyard, the drivers remain busy.

Vautier and Legge claim two more spots on the Indianapolis 500 starting grid

Simon Pagenaud, secured the 21st spot on the starting grid on the first day of qualifying.

Honda’s Newgarden leads final Indy 500 qualifiers

IZOD IndyCar Series activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway resume on Friday with the traditional final practice session, known as “Carb Day”.

Bump Day drama at Indianapolis puts Legge in Indy 500 field

The field is now set for the Memorial Day classic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

No bumps on Bump Day but plenty of drama

The 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race lineup is completed: Bring it on!

Pagenaud qualifies 21st for 2013 Indianapolis 500

Simon Pagenaud qualified 21st while Vautier & Legge will attempt to qualify on Bump Day

Eight Goliaths; One David – Guess who’s on the Indy 500 pole?

The morning rain in Indianapolis did not damper the enthusiasm of the drivers or there fans for the Indy 500 Pole Day activities. The final top nine shootout ended with the Indiana driver who is also the team owner!

Forrest Lucas and Indianapolis share a mutual love of racing

It's a rags to riches story that could only happen in America, and it's a home-grown Hoosier whom is becoming a legend in his own time who has written it.

Hinchlciffe leads day 4 practice for the 97th Indianoplois 500

All four rookies assigned to cars this month - Conor Daly, AJ Allmendinger, Carlos Munoz and Tristan Vautier - have completed ROP. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch also completed ROP on Thursday, May 9.

Marco Andretti leads Indy 500 Practice Day 3

Welcome to Indiana-ville via Jay Alley: 23 cars took to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third day of practice plus one rookie who arrived after racing in Barcelona, Spain.

Vautier completes ROP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In addition to his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team, Vautier received guidance from INDYCAR driver steward Arie Luyendyk.

Carpenter leads Opening Day Indy 500 practice

Rookie trio of Tristan Vautier, AJ Allmendinger and Carlos Munoz completed their Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Three winners, four series champions in 97th Indianapolis 500 field

Franchitti, Castroneves aim to join four-time winners' club

Ten worthless opinions: Sao Paulo Indy 200 samba edition

Brazilian dance moves on the streets in Sao Paulo made for an interesting samba.

Pagenaud and Vautier fight to 9th and 16th in Sao Paulo

Pagenaud started from 23rd in the No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports car, and drove as high as third before settling for ninth.

Hinchcliffe scores thrilling win on streets of Sao Paulo

James Hinchcliffe and Takuma Sato raced to the finish line on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both drivers had already noticed victories on street circuits this year in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Franchitti leads Honda qualifiers in Brazil

Dario Franchitti: "We’re in a good position for the start, and it should be another exciting race here tomorrow."

Penske's Castroneves is top-10 in Long Beach and remain leading championship

Castroneves recorded his third consecutive top-10 finish of the young three-race season.

Streets of Long Beach 'ebb and flow' for Pagenaud and Vautier

While encouraged by a top-10 finish, Simon Pagenaud is eager to push for more in qualifying to put himself in a better position for races.

Wilson and DCR celebrate Long Beach podium

The result was Justin’s third podium finish at the famous street circuit and his first in this year’s IZOD IndyCar Series.

Pagenaud and Vautier to start 17th & 19th in Grand Prix of Long Beach

Simon Pagenaud believes focusing on tire management is crucial before race day in the Streets of Long Beach.

Hunter-Reay tops IndyCar practice run at Long Beach

The IndyCar teams are back on a temporary street circuit, this time in Long Beach. Ryan Hunter-Reay laid down the gauntly to his rivals early including Mike Conway is making a return with RLL.

Pagenaud & Vautier persevere to claim top-10 finishes at the Grand Prix of Alabama

Simon Pagenaud as high as fifth throughout the 90-lap race before he settled for a sixth place result, the 23-year-old rookie Tristan Vautier ended the day in 10th position.

Hunter-Reay bounces back to score the win at Barber Motorsports Park

Defending series champion lost ground to his IZOD IndyCar rivals but came back to take the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama victory.

Roller coaster qualifying lands Vautier in 3rd at Barber

Pagenaud to start 13th in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama

Firestone fast six outcome sees Hunter-Reay grab the pole in Alabama

Qualifying temperatures: Track temperatures ranged from 77°-95° F (25°-35° C) and the ambient temperatures ranged from 66°-69° F (19°-21° C).