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Matheus Leist

Matheus Leist, 1st May 2016. Copyright, Stella Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with Permission.

Matheus Leist, 1st May 2016. Copyright, Stella Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with Permission.

Born:

08 Sep 1997
Novo Hamburgo

Nationality:

Brazil

Indy 500s:

1 (2018)

Of German ancestry, hailing from a town predominantly made up of second or third generation descendants from Germany, Leist progressed through the normal ranks of karting and Formula 3 before a switch to British Formula 3 in 2015. One year later, he won the title and used that to help facilitate a move to the US and Indy Lights for 2017. He impressed, winning three races, including the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis, before going on to finish fourth in the series. This led to a promotion to Indycar in 2018 and he remains there in 2019.

Biography last updated 8 Aug 2018