Simon Pagenaud enters his IZOD IndyCar Series sophomore season in 2013 driving the No. 77 HP Motorsports Honda for Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports. Pagenaud ran the full schedule in 2012 while claiming four podiums, including a second place finish at Long Beach. He also has Indy-car experience from the Champ Car World Series in 2007, where he drove for Team Australia and finished eighth in the series championship. Pagenaud is a former Champ Car Atlantic champion (2006) as well as an American Le Mans Series champ (2010).