Articles tagged Helio Castroneves

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Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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Gordon Kirby

Full power, brittle calendar... After knocking on the door for five years, Will Power (above) has at last won the IndyCar title. The Australian looked a likely champion in 2010, ’11 and ’12, only to throw away his chances in the closing stages. This year, his fifth with Team Penske, Power made as heavy work of the job as anyone in motor racing history, eking out his first IndyCar title by...

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Gordon Kirby

Right man for the job The feeling in the media centre after this year’s 98th Indianapolis 500 was that the right driver and team won the race. Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated the second half of this year’s fiercely competitive 500 aboard one of five Honda-powered Andretti Autosport entries. By winning a heated duel with Helio Castroneves and team-mate Marco Andretti, the 2012 IndyCar champion cast...

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Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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Letters

Letter of the month Trying to tackle the wrong problem I read with interest of the idea to end the World Endurance Championship season at Le Mans. I fully understand the thinking, as the remainder of the season is something of an anti-climax. It didn’t used to be this way in the heyday of Group C, however. After the 24 Hours we had classic races at the Nürburgring, Spa, Brands Hatch and Fuji –...

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Indycar war is over

After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity. There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other. Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...

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Dario the deserving

He's a fine fellow Dario Franchitti, and a great racing driver who stands out as being Indycar's biggest star. Dario's role was underlined as he scored a masterful victory in this May's 94th Indianapolis 500. He won his second Indy 500 in style, seizing the lead on the opening lap and running at the front for most of the race. The amiable Scot outpaced the trio of favoured Penske entries and...

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Lunch with... Gil de Ferran

He never raced in F1 but achieved great success in America, and remains one of the foremost Brazilian racers of his generation.Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell There’s a history of young Brazilians who came over to learn the European motor racing way, grabbed everyone’s attention by winning the British Formula 3 Championship, and rapidly rose towards the upper slopes of Formula 1...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Hélio won, but who watched? There was no stopping Roger Penske’s team and Hélio Castroneves at Indianapolis this year. At the end of the 500 miles Castroneves was in a class of his own as he maintained a comfortable cushion over his snaking line of pursuers to beat 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by a shade under two seconds, a lifetime on a big speedway like Indy. It was Castroneves’s third win at...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Blancpain set for Brands International sports cars return to familiar terrain, By Gary Watkins Top-line international sports car racing will return to Brands Hatch for the first time in almost 20 years, with a round of the renamed Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014. The series started life as the FIA GT1 World Championship and was last season called the FIA GT Series. It will appear on the Brands...

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