Articles tagged Helio Castroneves

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Dario Franchitti the Third

Britain’s greatest Indycar driver had a tricky start to the year, but when he clinched his third Indy 500 win he joined an elite club Let’s start with the bare facts. Four IndyCar championships, a Daytona 24 Hours victory, a class win in the LMP2 category at Sebring and now two Indianapolis 500 wins have become three. It’s safe to say that Dario Franchitti has chiselled his name into the Indycar...

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Lunch with... Oliver Gavin

He accepted that he wouldn't make it to F1 early on, but since then he's claimed five ALMS titles and four class victories at Le Mans By Simon Taylor Formula 1 is naturally the summit of every young driver's ambition, the goal that spurs him on to scale each successive rung of the ladder. When his early efforts go well, when the pundits' plaudits start to include prognostications of future...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Why Schumacher should have been banned It’s time to change the rule on team orders Watching the Edmonton IndyCar race on TV, I was more than a touch nonplussed when Hélio Castroneves was given a penalty in the late laps for allegedly blocking his Penske team-mate Will Power immediately after a restart. This cost Castroneves the race, and afterwards he freely advised officials of his...

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Abiding by the rules

Indycar racing has been making headlines for two very different reasons. There are new rules to consider, and then there’s the punishment handed out to Hélio Castroneves after his tirade against the officials at Edmonton. You’ll remember that Castroneves was stripped of his victory after being penalised for blocking his Penske team-mate Will Power and for ignoring a black flag. Having crossed the...

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Indy 500

Many people counted Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi’s team out of contention at Indianapolis this year. Honda’s teams were outpaced by Chevrolet’s squads in the opening four IndyCar races and the Chevrolet teams comprehensively blew away their Honda-powered rivals in qualifying at Indy. Prior to Carburation Day, it looked like Chevy’s lead teams Penske and Andretti were going to...

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Indycar teams feel the pinch

The American Le Mans Series kicks off with the Sebring 12 Hours in mid-March when Audi will race its new R15 in its only US appearance of 2009. Acura’s new turbo V8 P1 car will debut at Sebring, with Gil de Ferran and Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft Racing team each running a single car. Last year’s Sebring winners Penske and Porsche have left for Grand-Am (see above), but ALMS stalwart Rob Dyson, who...

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Long Beach Grand Prix

This year’s 38th running of the Long Beach Grand Prix produced victories for Team Penske and Will Power in Sunday’s IndyCar race and for Greg Pickett’s HPD ARX-03a driven in Saturday’s ALMS race by Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf. Power took IndyCar’s championship lead after beating simon Pagenaud by less than a second, while Luhr and Graf dominated the ALMS race, winning easily from Rob Dyson’s Lola-...

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The usual suspects

After a tough start to the IndyCar season, Chip Ganassi's team and Honda put themselves into contention for this year's championship by winning four races in a row in July and August. Scott Dixon got the ball rolling by leading a Ganassi sweep of the revived Pocono 400 with team-mates Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti chasing him home in second and third. In the streets of Toronto the...

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Al mighty

Few racers have let their driving do their talking like Al Unser Snr. Despite winning the Indy 500 four times, he tends to shun publicity. But this modest hero spoke to David Malsher about his Brickyard brilliance The Penske team was in trouble. Firstly, its PC16 hadn't worked in the opening rounds of 1987, and now it faced the Indy 500, running year-old March 86Cs. Then, early in practice, Danny...

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News in brief

* Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves recently won America’s most popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Hélio beat Spice Girl Mel B in the final in front of 22.8 million viewers. * Almost 40 years after his last race, Jim Clark is to be celebrated on screen. A film festival will take place at Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire on February 23. For more information go to www....

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