IndyCar Driver Preview: Sebastian Saavedra

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#6 Sebastian Saavedra

  • Team: Dragon Racing
  • Engine: Chevrolet
  • Sponsors: TrueCar/Bogota
  • 2012: 3 Starts; Fourth in Indy Lights points

2012 WRAP: Saavedra dropped back into the Firestone Indy Lights Series after coming up to IndyCar in 2011 before he was fully ready. A more mature Saavedra reunited with the team he won Lights races with in 2009, AFS/Andretti Autosport, and won once more. He made three IndyCar starts, and posted solid qualifying runs in Indianapolis and Sonoma.

2013 OUTLOOK: The Colombian is still only 22 but into his fourth IndyCar season, and second full-time, as he replaces Katherine Legge at Dragon Racing. Legge pursued legal action after her removal from the seat. Saavedra probably won’t make too much of an impression, but this is a better chance for him compared to being thrown in at the deep end as a rookie in a small budget, single-car operation in 2011. A handful of top-10s would be a decent effort.