Tristan Vautier. (IMSA Photo)

Vautier Returns To Dale Coyne Racing For Detroit Grand Prix

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — Frenchman Tristan Vautier is returning behind the wheel of a Dale Coyne Racing car this weekend to take part in the Detroit Grand Prix aboard the team’s No. 51 Honda-powered entry. 

Vautier last raced for the team in 2017 as a substitute for the injured Sebastien Bourdais at Texas Motor Speedway. His last time racing in Detroit (Belle Isle) for DCR came in 2015, where he finished an NTT IndyCar Series career-best of fourth. V

autier has 31 career IndyCar starts including 12 with Dale Coyne Racing.

“I’m very happy to be returning to the NTT IndyCar Series and Dale Coyne Racing this weekend,” Vautier said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in an Indy car but I’m very much looking forward to getting back behind the wheel this weekend and to be discovering the Detroit track.

“Coming back to Dale Coyne Racing is like coming back to family and I want to thank Dale and Falcon Motorsport for giving me this opportunity.”

In recent years, Vautier has had a successful career in sports car racing, competing in both the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, the World Endurance Championship  as well as the European Le Mans Series. He’s won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2021 and finished on the podium at both the 24 Hours of Daytona (3rd) and the 12 Hours of Sebring (2nd) in 2022.