The true power that drives a great race team is a savvy owner. The owner, chairman and CEO of HVM Racing has more than 30 years of open-wheel racing experience. He is one of only two people ever to have owned a Formula One team and an Indycar team. Today he is responsible for every aspect of the team and the strategy behind it.
Like many owners, Wiggins’ racing career started behind the wheel. As a kart driver in London in the 70s, he made the British International team. He then trained on the mechanical side of racing and worked as an engineer for teams such as Ron Dennis’s Project Four Racing, running in Formula Two and British Formula Three. He returned to the racing cockpit once more, finishing second in the British Formula Ford 1979 championship. Wiggins further honed his engineering skills with Rushen Green Racing in British F3 – enough to land his own team to manage. In 1982, Van Diemen made him Team Manager and Engineer.
Two years later, he took the leap of starting his own team, launching Pacific Racing as its owner, chairman and chief engineer. The formula was a successful one. Over the following 13 years, Pacific won every single-seater European championship on its way up to Formula One – the only team to climb from the lowest ranks to compete at the premier level. In 1998, Wiggins took his racing ingenuity to Lola Cars. He served as vice president and then president of Lola Cars International in America, and also as marketing and sales director of Local Cars International in the U.K. He returned to team ownership in late 2000, when he joined Bettenhausen Motorsports (now HVM) as co-owner and managing director. Today as sole owner, Wiggins leads HVM into its fourth year of IRL competition, after seven years of Champ Car competition. He is one of the most respected team principals in motorsports. Keep your eye on HVM Racing and you’ll see why.
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1975-76 British International Kart Team
1979 2nd British Formula Ford Championship
1984 Established Pacific Racing
1984 1st European & Benelux Formula Ford 1600 Championships
1985 1st British Formula Ford 1600 Championship
1986 1st British & World Formula Ford 2000 Championships
1987 1st British, European, & World Formula Ford 2000 Championships
1988 1st British Formula 3 Championship
1991 1st FIA Formula 3000 Championship
1993 2nd FIA European Formula 3000
1994-95 FIA Formula One World Championship
2000 Ownership in Bettenhausen Motorsports (now HVM)
2002 & 2007 Developed Rookie of the Year winners