BRDC British F3 race winner Toby Sowery steps up to IndyCar

BRDC British F3 race winner Toby Sowery steps up to IndyCar

26 June 2024

Toby Sowery, a multiple BRDC British F3 race winner in 2016 and 2017 will make his IndyCar debut with the Dale Coyne Racing with RWR team for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on 5-7 July.

The British driver won seven times in British F3 with Lanan Racing in addition to 14 other podiums in his two year stay, before moving on to compete in Indy Lights and in its renamed Indy NXT version, finishing third overall in 2019. He's also excelled in sports cars, and is currently fifth in the IMSA SportsCar Championship LMP2 category.

Now though, the 28-year-old has the chance to make his IndyCar debut, having first tested a car last year. 

"Racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is an exciting challenge for anyone, and I’m extremely fortunate to be given this opportunity by Dale (Coyne),” Sowery said. "This race adds to an already incredible season for me filled with two amazing programmes in IMSA and Fanatec GT World Challenge.

“Dale Coyne has been fundamental to INDYCAR in giving drivers opportunities to prove themselves, and I am eager for this challenge. It’ll be a difficult step to make having only one day in the car over a year ago, as well as adapting to the hybrid system, but I’m up for it."

Team Owner Dale Coyne is keen to see how Sowery progresses during his maiden IndyCar event. 

“I’ve been following Toby’s career for quite some time now,” he said. “He’s shown that he can quickly adapt to whatever car he is driving and has a successful track record to prove it. We realize coming into the weekend at Mid-Ohio with no prior testing of the car in its hybrid form might be a steep learning curve, but we’re confident he will get up to speed quickly, and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”