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Patricio O'Ward

#3 Team Pelfrey


Birthdate: May 6, 1999
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Residence: San Antonio, Texas
Website: patriciooward.com
Twitter: @patriciooward
Facebook: Patricio O'Ward
Instagram: @pato_oward
YouTube: Patricio O'Ward
Team Website: Team-Pelfrey.com




Gap Guard, Topo Chico

Nationality: Mexican

Languages spoken: Spanish and English

Height/weight:  5’8” / 140 lbs.

Education: High School Freshman at TMI

Current sports played: Boxing 

Hobbies: Racing, karting, gym training, boxing, swimming

Racing goal: To reach the Verizon IndyCar Series and be the youngest champion ever

Racing heroes: Sebastian Vettel

My fitness routine includes: Boxing and different types of weight exercises

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Enter the car from the right side

An interesting note about me: I don't have my (street) driver's license yet

Career results:


  • Finished second in a hard-fought Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season
  • Took six victories in the first seven races and ended the season with seven wins, five poles and a total of nine podium finishes


  • Finished sixth in his rookie Pro Mazda season, with three straight mid-season podiums and six top-fives
  • Earned the Pro Mazda “Spirit Award” given to the driver or team that embodies the “heart of a champion” as they aspire to reach their goals
  • Awarded the ReplayXD Move of the Race at Mid-Ohio and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Also earned the Quarter Master Hard Charger award at MRLS


  • Finished seventh in the French Formula 4 series despite missing the first two events
  • Won the penultimate race at Circuit Paul Ricard
  • Earned 10 top-five finishes in 15 races


  • Competed in the Formula LATAM F2000 Series in Mexico, the Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Junior series in Europe and earned one victory in the Pacific F2000 series in the U.S.


  • Won the Stock Moto Junior S4 class in the Texas Pro Kart Challenge while finishing second in the Rotax Junior class…
  • Won the SKUSA Supernationals and Summernational S5 Junior Shifter Championship


  • Finished second in the Rotax MiniMax Florida Tour
  • Also finished second in the SKUSA Supernationals TaG Cadet class


  • Won the SKUSA Supernationals TaG Cadet class
  • Finished fourth in the ROK Cup International in Lonato, Italy


  • Finished second in the Mexican Rotax Grand National MiniMax championship and the U.S. Rotax Grand National MiniMax class


  • Won the US Rotax Grand National MicroMax championship


  • Won the Mexican Easykart 60cc National championship