Philip Major is a newcomer to Sam Schmidt Motorsports and to Firestone Indy Lights for the 2010 season. The young Canadian comes to the series after spending the last two years racing in the famous and ultra-competitive British Formula 3 championship. His best career finish in the series was a sixth at the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Major’s young professional career started just a few years ago, in 2006, when he competed in Formula BMW USA for two seasons. His time in the series was highlighted by a pole at Road America and a third-place finish in Montreal. He also made two starts in the Skip Barber National Series. Early in his career, he was the youngest driver ever to compete in the Honda-Michelin Series in Canada when he was 16.
Outside of the race car, Major enjoys skiing, fitness, and listening to music. He lists the 1967 Ford Mustang as his favorite road car.