Simon Pagenaud is a French race car driver born in Poitiers. He currently races in the IndyCar Series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. In 2002 and 2003 he competed in French Formula Renault and in 2002 and 2004 competed in Formula Renault Eurocup. He then moved up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2005 where he finished 16th. In 2006 he went to the United States and won the Champ Car Atlantic Championship with Team Australia in his rookie season by just a few points over Graham Rahal.
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