Oriol Servia is a familiar face in the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. After winning the 1999 CART Indy Lights championship, he went on to race for a number of Indy car teams, including Newman-Haas, where he scored a win in Montreal and finished runner-up in the championship to teammate and four-time champ Sebastian Bourdais. Servia has raced in Formula E and currently drives the pace car during Indy car weekends. He’s one of the few drivers in the paddock with a mechanical engineering degree and has used that knowledge to his advantage over the years. We caught up with him at the press day for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this year where he was nice enough to spend some time with us. He’s not done racing yet as you’ll hear in this interview. Enjoy!


By Larry Mason

Copyright © 2023 Larry Mason

Oriol Servia is a familiar face in the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. His driving duties these days is leading the entire field as the official pace car driver.

Servia is wearing the T-shirt of the place where he still feels he has some unfinished business.

Servia spent the press day at Long Beach in this Porsche giving thrill rides to VIPs, celebrities and media.

Servia’s helmet displays one of the most unique designs in the paddock. A big fan of countryman and artist, Salvador Dali, that artist’s stylized face has graced his helmet for years.

Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason