Step One Motorsports welcomes Robert Wickens
Step One Motorsports is thrilled to welcome professional racing driver, Robert Wickens, to its team of athletes and ambassadors for the impending 2023 season.
Robert, a native of Ontario, Canada, started his racing career in 2001, and after enjoying success in European and US single-seater championships, forged his name in the ultra-competitive DTM touring car series in Germany.
After gaining the attention of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, he joined the IndyCar Series grid full-time in 2018 and impressed by scoring pole position on debut and finishing on the podium in only his second race.
At the 14th race of the season at Pocono, Robert sustained extensive leg, arm, and spinal injuries after being involved in a high-speed accident and was forced into an intensive rehabilitation program.
In May 2021, almost three years on from the accident, Robert returned to the cockpit in a test with Bryan Herta Autosport, driving a car fitted with hand controls, and joined the team for the 2022 season.
Robert finished on the podium in his first race in the Michelin Pilot Sport Challenge and won the series’ TCR class at Watkins Glen to secure his first victory since 2017.
With the backing of Step One Motorsports, Robert will continue his comeback journey in 2023 as he resumes his career in professional competition.
About Robert Wickens
Robert Wickens competes for Bryan Herta Autosport in the Michelin Pilot Sport Challenge. The Canadian racer joined the IndyCar Series in 2018 and impressed during his first season, scoring pole position on debut, and taking four podiums despite his rookie status. At the 14th round of the campaign, he was involved in a high-speed accident at Pocono and was forced into an intensive rehabilitation program to recover from extensive leg, arm, and spinal injuries. Robert returned to racing in 2022 and scored his first win since 2017 at Watkins Glen. In 2023, he will continue his comeback journey.
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