The Cadillac DPi-V.R is a sports prototype racing car which started competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in North America in 2017. It is the manufacturer variation of Dallara P217 base, and replaces the Corvette DP. It marked Cadillac's return to sports car racing as a full constructor for the first time since the Cadillac Northstar LMP that competed in American Le Mans Series from 2000 to 2002. It was unveiled on November 30, 2016.[3]

Design

A closed-top design, it incorporates several new mechanical and safety features not used in the previous Corvette DP car. Zylon anti-intrusion panels are built into the frame that prevent any mechanical components from coming into the chassis in the event of an accident. The Cadillac DPi-V.R. has an electrical power steering system and an improved gearbox.[4]

Results

The car's first win came at the 2017 24 Hours of Daytona by Wayne Taylor Racing.[5] Action Express Racing won the 2018 edition with the car. Wayne Taylor Racing won again at the 2019 and 2020 editions of the race with the DPi-V.R.

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

Results in bold indicate pole position. Results in italics indicate fastest lap.

Year Entrant Class Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Points Pos
DAY SEB LBH AUS BEL WGL MOS ELK LGA ATL
2017 United States Mustang Sampling Racing Daytona Prototype International Portugal João Barbosa 5 2 2 7 3 4 1 6 6 5 5 284 3rd
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 2 2 7 3 4 1 6 6 5 5
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 2 2 1 5
United States Whelen Engineering Racing United States Dane Cameron 31 6 3 8 2 2 7 1 4 2 2 291 2nd
United States Eric Curran 6 3 8 2 2 7 1 4 2 2
United Kingdom Mike Conway 6 3 2
United Kingdom Seb Morris 6
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 7
United States Wayne Taylor Racing /

Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V

United States Jordan Taylor 10 1 1 1 1 1 6 7 2 3 9 310 1st
United States Ricky Taylor 1 1 1 1 1 6 7 2 3 9
Italy Max Angelelli 1
United States Jeff Gordon 1
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 1
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 9
DAY SEB LBH MOH BEL WGL MOS ELK LGA ATL Points Pos
2018 United States Mustang Sampling Racing Daytona Prototype International Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 5 1 10 1 4 6 6 4 7 DNS 4 249 6th
Portugal João Barbosa 1 10 1 4 6 7 DNS
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 1 10 6 4 4
Colombia Gabby Chaves 6
France Tristan Vautier 4
United States Whelen Engineering Racing United States Eric Curran 31 2 3 7 8 1 7 3 3 5 8 277 1st
Brazil Felipe Nasr 2 3 7 8 1 7 3 3 5 8
United Kingdom Mike Conway 2 3 7
United Kingdom Stuart Middleton 2
Colombia Gabby Chaves 8
United States Wayne Taylor Racing /

Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V

United States Jordan Taylor 10 15 2 3 5 5 5 2 4 12 1 270 3rd
Netherlands Renger van der Zande 15 2 3 5 5 5 2 4 12 1
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 15 2 1
United States Spirit of Daytona Racing United States Matt McMurry 90 20 12 13 11 68 16th
France Tristan Vautier 20 12 13 11
Italy Eddie Cheever III 20 12
DAY SEB LBH MOH BEL WGL MOS ELK LGA ATL Points Pos
2019 United States Mustang Sampling Racing Daytona Prototype International Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 5 7 3 1 8 6 6 10 6 5 7 258 7th
Portugal João Barbosa 7 3 1 8 6 6 10 6 5 7
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 7
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 3
United Kingdom Mike Conway 6 7
United States Whelen Engineering Racing Brazil Pipo Derani 31 2 1 6 4 2 7 4 4 3 1 297 2nd
Brazil Felipe Nasr 2 1 6 4 2 7 4 4 3 1
United States Eric Curran 2 1 7 1
United States Konica Minolta Cadillac United States Jordan Taylor 10 1 2 10 6 9 4 6 5 4 2 274 4th
Netherlands Renger van der Zande 1 2 10 6 9 4 6 5 4 2
Spain Fernando Alonso 1
Japan Kamui Kobayashi 1
France Matthieu Vaxivière 2 2
Argentina Juncos Racing United States Will Owen 50 8 10 7 9 8 8 11 10 177 11th
Austria René Binder 8 10 8 10
Argentina Agustín Canapino 8 10
United States Kyle Kaiser 8 7 9
Brazil Victor Franzoni 8 11
United States Spencer Pigot 10
United States JDC-Miller MotorSports South Africa Stephen Simpson 84 10 8 5 7 4 9 8 9 9 5 237 8th
Switzerland Simon Trummer 10 8 5 7 4 9 8 9 9 5
United States Chris Miller 10 8 9 5
Colombia Juan Piedrahita 10
Canada Mikhail Goikhberg 85 5 7 9 10 5 10 9 8 8 9 230 10th
France Tristan Vautier 5 7 9 10 5 10 9 8 8 9
Brazil Rubens Barrichello 5
Canada Devlin DeFrancesco 5
Colombia Juan Piedrahita 7 10 9
DAY1 DAY2 SEB1 ELK ATL1 MOH ATL2 LGA SEB2 Points Pos
2020 United States Mustang Sampling Racing/

JDC-Miller MotorSports

Daytona Prototype International France Sébastien Bourdais 5 3 3 3 4 4 6 4 7 5 249 5th
Portugal João Barbosa 3 3 3 4 4 6
France Loïc Duval 3 4 5
France Tristan Vautier 4 4 7 5
United States JDC-Miller MotorSports France Tristan Vautier 85 5 7 8 7 8 217 8th
United States Chris Miller 5 7 7 8
Brazil Matheus Leist 5 8 8 8 4
Colombia Juan Piedrahita 5
South Africa Stephen Simpson 8 8 8 4
France Gabriel Aubry 8 8
Australia Scott Andrews 4
United States Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Netherlands Renger van der Zande 10 1 6 2 2 5 3 1 6 7 264 2nd
Australia Ryan Briscoe 1 6 2 2 5 3 1 6 7
New Zealand Scott Dixon 1 1 7
Japan Kamui Kobayashi 1
United States Whelen Engineering Racing Brazil Pipo Derani 31 7 5 1 3 3 2 5 3 6 258 4th
Brazil Felipe Nasr 7 1 3 3 2 5 3 6
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 7 3 5
United Kingdom Mike Conway 7
Colombia Gabby Chaves 5 6
DAY1 DAY2 SEB MOH BEL WGL1 WGL2 ELK LGA LBH ATL Points Pos
2021 United States Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing Daytona Prototype International Netherlands Renger van der Zande 01 7 5 5 5 1 6 2 3 2 2 5 3163 4th
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 7 5 5 5 1 6 2 3 2 2
New Zealand Scott Dixon 5 5 5
New Zealand Earl Bamber 5
United States JDC-Mustang Sampling Racing France Loïc Duval 5 3 7 1 4 5 7 4 6 6 3 7 2933 6th
France Tristan Vautier 3 7 1 4 5 7 4 6 6 3 7
France Sébastien Bourdais 7 1 7 7
United States Whelen Engineering Racing Brazil Pipo Derani 31 1 6 6 2 2 4 1 1 3 1 2 3407 1st
Brazil Felipe Nasr 1 6 6 2 2 4 1 1 3 1 2
United Kingdom Mike Conway 6 6 4 2
United States Chase Elliott 6
United States Ally Cadillac Racing United States Jimmie Johnson 48 6 2 7 5 4 1203 7th
Japan Kamui Kobayashi 6 2 7 5 4
France Simon Pagenaud 2 7 5 4
Germany Mike Rockenfeller 2
DAY1 DAY2 SEB LBH LGA MOH BEL WGL MOS ELK ATL Points Pos
2022 United States Cadillac Racing Daytona Prototype International France Sébastien Bourdais 01 5 7 7 1 6 5 1 3 1 3 4 3220 3rd
Netherlands Renger van der Zande 5 7 7 1 6 5 1 3 1 3 4
Spain Álex Palou 5 7
New Zealand Scott Dixon 5 7 4
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 7
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 02 6 6 1 2 5 4 3 4 4 2 5 3191 4th
New Zealand Earl Bamber 6 6 1 2 5 4 3 4 4 2 5
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 7 5
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 6 6
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 6 6
Switzerland Neel Jani 1
United States JDC-Miller Motorsports France Tristan Vautier 5 2 3 2 3 4 6 5 7 5 5 7 2979 6th
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 2 3 2 3 4 6 5 7 5 5 7
France Loïc Duval 2 3 2 7 7
United States Ben Keating 2 3
United States Whelen Engineering Racing Brazil Pipo Derani 31 7 4 3 5 3 3 6 5 3 6 2 3083 5th
United States Tristan Nunez 7 4 3 5 3 3
United Kingdom Mike Conway 7 4 3 5 2
France Olivier Pla 6 5 3 6 2
United States Ally Cadillac Racing Japan Kamui Kobayashi 48 3 5 6 6 3 1165 7th
Germany Mike Rockenfeller 3 5 6 6 3
Argentina José María López 3 5 6
United States Jimmie Johnson 3 5 6 3

References

  1. ^ Gitlin, Jonathan M. (18 April 2017). "Not your grandfather's ride: The all-conquering Cadillac DPi-V.R race car". Ars Technica. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Cadillac DPi-V.R race car - DPi-V.R race car". Cadillac. Cadillac.
  3. ^ "Cadillac DPi-V.R Unveiled". sportscar365.com. sportscar365.com. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac V DPi-V.R Set For Public Debut". waynetaylorracing.com. Wayne Taylor Racing. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ "WAYNE TAYLOR RACING WINS ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA". daytonainternationalspeedway.com. Daytona International Speedway. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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