SPM Announces Calmels Sport Deal Has Fallen Through

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in September it was announced that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports had merged with Calmels Sport for their third entry with the team in the 2018 Indianapolis 500. Calmels, run by former F1 car owner Didier Calmels, was going to bring Tristian Gommendy to the race. Gommendy, 38, would have been a rookie, as he competed in one full season (2007) in Champ Car. But, the announcement, was met with questionable reviews. Gommendy, hasn’t raced with this much competition before and had an 11 year gap between open wheel starts.…

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New Partner On SPM’s 3rd Team Has Interesting Criminal Past

Earlier this week, Calmels Sport announced that they have secured a partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to run a third car with SPM for next May’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Since, both sides have acknowledged the agreement and the plan is in place for Tristan Gommendy to race in next year’s big race. Gommendy, of Le Chesnay, France, will pilot a blue, white and red No. 77 Honda, in honor of his native country, following completion of his Verizon IndyCar Series’ rookie orientation program. The 38-year-old, who currently…

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SPM Aligns With Calmels Sport For 2018 Indianapolis 500

For the second straight May, it appears that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will align with another team for the Indianapolis 500. This past May, SPM aligned with Tony Stewart’s Team One Cure operation and had Jay Howard drive the No. 77 Honda. Next year, plans look to already be in place for another new team. Calmels Sport revealed on Monday plans to race in next May’s Indianapolis 500 and will bring Tristan Gommendy as the driver for that car. Gommendy, 38, hasn’t raced in an IndyCar since 2007 and even then…

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