Reynard was one of the major Champ Car chassis manufacturers in 1994 – 2002. For the 1999 season Adrian Reynard and his chief designer Malcolm Oastler built 99I (“99” for the year and “I” for Indycar). The car featured carbon fiber / aluminium monocoque chassis and used Honda, Toyota, Ford-Cosworth or Mercedes engines depending on each team preferences or obligations. Team Rahal used Ford-Cosworth XD engine and entered two cars: Brian Herta drove the car sponsored by Shell, and Reynard of ex-F1 driver Max Papis was painted in Miller Lite livery. Papis moved to US open-wheel racing immediately after his only F1 season in 1995. The Italian drove in CART and IndyCar series regularly until 2002, with couple of Indy-500 appearances and couple of seasons in NASCAR in late 2000s. In 1999 Papis constantly finished in top 10, achieving two consecutive 2nd place finishes in two final rounds of the season – at Surfers Paradise and Fontana. His staple performance allowed him to finish the championship in 5th position, the highest season result of his CART / IndyCar series career.
|1999||CART / FedEx Championship Series|
|Max Papis||7||Team Rahal|
|Reynard 99I||Ford-Cosworth||Miller Light|