Chevrolet won its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Sunday after Scott Dixon drove to victory at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. Dixon’s win also helped him lock down the drivers’ title over Juan Pablo Montoya, tying the Colombian in points but winning the title on the basis of number of wins.
Since first returning to the IndyCar series in 2012, Chevy has clinched the manufacturer’s title every year. This year, the automaker’s aero kit and Ilmor 2.2-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine helped produce 16 pole positions and nine wins, including Montoya’s Indianapolis 500 win.
“Our fourth consecutive manufacturer championship is the result of consistent preparation, teamwork and execution by our Chevrolet teams, drivers and technical partners,” said Chevrolet U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Jim Campbell. “Together we focused on delivering strong engine and aero performance all season long.”
Juan Pablo Montoya’s two wins and Will Power’s sole win allowed Team Penske to give Chevrolet three wins alone, while Chip Ganassi Racing and Scott Dixon earned another three for the bowtie. CFH Racing’s Josef Newgarden and KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais also gave Chevy another two wins a piece.
“It is a proud moment for Chevrolet to win the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship,” said Mark Kent, director for Chevrolet Racing. “This title is the result of a collaborative and cooperative effort by Chevrolet, Ilmor Engineering, Hitachi, Pratt & Miller Engineering and all of our Chevy teams that worked tirelessly to make this fourth consecutive championship possible.”