Driving for Schmidt Peterson in 2012, Vautier claimed the Indy Lights title with four wins and five poles in the 12-race championship. In 2011, Vautier won the Star Mazda Championship in his second year in the series, recording four victories and four pole positions. He also won two races in 2010, his first year in the series.
After success in karting, Vautier made his car racing debut in the French Volent Mygale series, finishing second in the championship in his first year. Further European racing success in Formula Campus and Formula Renault 2.0 brought Vautier to America.
Quantum is headed by racing veteran Wendell Miller, with more than 35 years in the sport and success at all levels from club racing to IndyCars. The team has recorded 30 division championships in SCCA competition, and more than 160 individual race wins in a variety of racing series.
“I think this is going to be an exciting weekend for Quantum and the series,” Miller said. “We’ve followed Tristan’s career in his seasons leading up to IndyCar, and this year, and it’s obvious he has enormous talent. Quantum has had a lot of success in F1600 and at Mid-Ohio, and we’re thrilled to get to opportunity to work with him. We’ll be able to assist him in learning the nuances of the Mid-Ohio track, and all the ‘young guns’ in the series will have a chance to test themselves against a known talent and future IndyCar star.”