Helio Castroneves
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Helio Castroneves

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Castroneves: How I kept it under control to make Indy 500 history

Helio Castroneves’ overwhelming vivaciousness outside the cockpit belies a hardcore racer who knows how to plot his moves – and then recall it all for us. A day after his fourth Indy 500 win, Helio explained his tactics to David Malsher-Lopez.

Helio just gave me 10 more years of my career, says Pagenaud Indy 500
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Helio just gave me 10 more years of my career, says Pagenaud

The 2019 Indy winner Simon Pagenaud says Helio Castroneves’ victory in today’s Indy 500 has elongated his own IndyCar career by proving the elder generation still has what it takes.

Indy 500: Castroneves beats Palou, scores famous fourth win Indy 500
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Indy 500: Castroneves beats Palou, scores famous fourth win

Helio Castroneves has become the fourth four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 after his Meyer Shank Racing-Honda finished half a second ahead of Alex Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing entry in a tense duel in the closing laps.

Castroneves, Jones, Fittipaldi become stars of Indy qualifying

Helio Castroneves, Ed Jones and rookie Pietro Fittipaldi proved startling stars of qualifying for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Castroneves opens up about emotional third Indy 500 win

Helio Castroneves has explained how his most recent Indy 500 win was so emotional after his tax evasion court case and learning he was going to be a father.

Castroneves: IndyCar return means ditching sportscar habits

Helio Castroneves has admitted that adapting back to IndyCar after three years in IMSA sportscars has been difficult.

Meyer Shank adjusts Castroneves’ six-race IndyCar schedule

Helio Castroneves will compete in this year’s Music City Grand Prix on the Nashville street course, but will not race the season-opener at Barber Motorsports Park.

Castroneves, Brundle, van der Zande join Inter Europol

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will make his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Sebring in March with the Inter Europol prototype squad.

Castroneves ends 21-year Team Penske career in style

Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Acura Team Penske a second consecutive IMSA Prototype title but for the Brazilian legend it was also the culmination of a great personal quest.

Sebring 12 Hours: Castroneves leads opening practice

Acura Team Penske’s title aspirant Helio Castroneves grabbed fastest time in opening practice for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale at Sebring International Raceway.

Wayne Taylor to completely overhaul driver line-up for 2021

Wayne Taylor Racing will not retain any of its current drivers next season, despite the fact that their 2020 successes may yet result in championship glory.

Castroneves returns to IndyCar with Meyer Shank in 2021

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will campaign Meyer Shank Racing-Honda’s new part-time ride in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season.

IMSA Laguna Seca: Castroneves, Taylor win after team orders

Dane Cameron gave up certain victory at Laguna Seca to Acura Team Penske teammates Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves, who moved into the lead of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar drivers’ championship.

Castroneves expects to announce 2021 plans within a month

IndyCar legend and IMSA ace Helio Castroneves says his goal is to announce his plans for 2021 within the next four weeks, having been informed he will not be returning to Team Penske next year.

Brown not setting specific targets for Castroneves in Harvest GP

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren, would not be drawn on stating what he wishes to see from Helio Castroneves at Arrow McLaren SP in this weekend’s double-header Harvest GP on the IMS road course.

Castroneves to sub for “not fit” Askew at Harvest GP

Helio Castroneves will stand in for Oliver Askew at Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet in next week’s Harvest Grand Prix double-header after the IndyCar rookie was declared not fit to drive.

IMSA Road Atlanta: Acura survives ultra-late restart to win

Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor clinched victory in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s six hour race at Road Atlanta despite a late race restart allowing Mazda’s Harry Tincknell onto the tail of the Penske-run machine. BMW broke Corvette’s stranglehold on GTLM, while Meyer Shank Racing clinched GTD victory in a rare Acura double.

IMSA Road Atlanta: Acura, Porsche, Lexus take poles

Helio Castroneves in the Acura Team Penske ARX-05 car grabbed pole for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s six-hour race at Road Atlanta, while Nick Tandy nailed GTLM pole for Porsche and Frankie Montecalvo returned the AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus team to the front of GT Daytona class.

Helio Castroneves aims for full-time IndyCar return in 2021

Helio Castroneves says that he is targeting a full-time ride in the NTT IndyCar Series next season but that he expects this month’s Indianapolis 500 will be his final drive for Team Penske in open-wheel racing.

IMSA Road America: Castroneves, Taylor win in torrential rain

A heavy downpour that caused several accidents and triggered a race stoppage could not prevent Helio Castroneves from driving the Acura Team Penske car he shares with Ricky Taylor to a first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in over two years at Road America.

Castroneves calls for Acura BoP help after tough Sebring

Helio Castroneves has called on IMSA to give Acura Team Penske a Balance of Performance break after a difficult race for the two ARX-05s in the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.

Daytona IMSA: Castroneves’ Acura beats Mazdas to pole

Helio Castroneves turned the best lap of Daytona to earn Acura Team Penske pole for this evening’s IMSA WeatherTech 240 in a fantastically close battle for top honors between the Acura ARX-05s and Mazda RT24-Ps.

The top Indianapolis 500s ranked: Andretti, Foyt, Mears and more

The 104th Indianapolis 500 should be taking place this weekend, but the coronavirus pandemic means we’ll have to wait until August 23 to enjoy this year's iconic event, so we've selected the 10 most memorable editions of the world's biggest race.

Castroneves, Sato join Busch for Motegi IndyCar Esports race

This weekend’s fourth round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, to be held on Twin-Ring Motegi’s oval course, will feature the series debuts of Takuma Sato, Helio Castroneves, Kyle Busch and Rinus VeeKay.

Acura Team Penske retains star-studded IMSA line-up

Acura Team Penske has announced it will go into the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with unchanged driver line-ups in both of its cars.

IndyCar’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas – facts and figures

The facts and figures behind and ahead of the ninth round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series – the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Detroit IMSA: Acura Team Penske locks out front row

A sensational battle between former IndyCar stars Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves saw the Acura Team Penske drivers lock out the front row for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s fifth round at Detroit.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Jarvis takes pole in thrilling qualifying

Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis took pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship round at Mid-Ohio, even though his car broke down on the final lap of a thrilling qualifying session, as Ford’s supersub Sebastien Bourdais snatched GTLM pole.

Long Beach IMSA: Castroneves and Tandy win pole positions

Helio Castroneves earned pole position for the BUBBA Burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach with a brilliant 1min11.332sec laptime for Acura Team Penske.

Long Beach IMSA: Acura edges Cadillac in final practice

Helio Castroneves put his Acura Team Penske ARX-05 at the top of the times in the second practice session for the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach ahead of qualifying.

Castroneves confirms Indy GP, hopeful of Le Mans drive

Helio Castroneves has confirmed that he will race for Team Penske in not only the Indy 500 but also the Indianapolis Grand Prix this May, while the following month he is hoping to make his first Le Mans 24 Hours start.

Castroneves praises Alonso, says WTR was sandbagging before

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves says Fernando Alonso did a “great job” to hit the front in the Rolex 24 at Daytona – but claims the way he did it proves that his Wayne Taylor Racing team was sandbagging until now.

Acura Team Penske unveils special color schemes for 2019

The 2019 Acura Team Penske liveries that will be carried on the ARX-05 DPi entries have been revealed.

Castroneves, di Grassi join 2019 Race of Champions

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and one-time Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi will join the Race of Champions field in Mexico, representing Team Brazil.

Castroneves on learning IMSA and his Indy 500 crash

Helio Castroneves says his first full season in IMSA sportscars taught him to compromise for the sake of a co-driver and to learn the car quickly, and explains that unfamiliarity with the new IndyCar aero package probably contributed to his shunt at Indy.

Castroneves praises Danica Patrick, has mixed feelings on W Series

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has again stated that Danica Patrick deserves credit for her IndyCar career, and that while the W Series is a significant step for women in motorsport, he admits he has mixed feelings about it.

Famous IndyCar celebration revived in Supercars

Scott McLaughlin revived a celebration technique made famous by IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves to round out a dramatic weekend at Pukekohe.

Castroneves, Taylor say Acura can win 2018 IMSA title

Although Ricky Taylor believes Acura Team Penske will be “strong favorite” for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title, both he and Helio Castroneves say they can catch Action Express in 2018.

Detroit IMSA: Castroneves tops FP2 after red flag incidents

Helio Castroneves, an ace at Belle Isle in Indy cars, topped FP2 for the Detroit round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but incidents for a prime rival and a GTD car lost teams a lot of track time.

Castroneves says Danica Patrick doesn’t get enough credit

Helio Castroneves says that he admires Danica Patrick for not only opening doors for young girls who aim to become racers but also for having the courage to retire following this weekend’s 102nd running of the Indy 500.

Castroneves says 2018 IndyCar demands more finesse

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, preparing for his first Indy as a part-time IndyCar driver, admitted learning the new-for-2018 aerokit has been difficult although he says the team has been a big help in the transition.

Penske’s 200 Indy car wins – Roger Penske picks his favorite races

With his legendary team having now scored its 200th IndyCar victory, Roger Penske tells David Malsher which have been his favorite results, from Mark Donohue through Rick Mears to Josef Newgarden.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Castroneves, Taylor lead Acura-Penske 1-2

Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor led Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron as Acura Team Penske dominated at Mid-Ohio, while nail-biting class battles brought triumphs for Porsche and 3GT Lexus.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Castroneves leads warm-up, Nasr shunts

Acura Team Penske continued the theme of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s weekend at Mid-Ohio by grabbing first and second in the raceday warm-up, as Felipe Nasr slid into a tire wall.

Andretti tops first Indy test session, Castroneves returns

Marco Andretti topped the two-hour morning session in IndyCar’s Open Test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, setting a 223.997mph best, while three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves returned to IMS action.

Castroneves’ return to IndyCar form due to “using muscle memory”

Helio Castroneves says that it was muscle memory that allowed him to so quickly reacclimatize to an IndyCar, despite today’s test at Barber being his first encounter with the radically different 2018 aerokit.

Is Acura Team Penske ready to beat IMSA's established stars?

The potential of Acura’s DPi is obvious: cutting-edge design, a strong engine, Penske in charge of operating the cars and an all-star driver lineup. Small wonder, then, that wins are expected sooner rather than later.

Sebring 12 Hours: Hour 4 – Bizarre yellow flag puts Penske into lead

Nicolas Lapierre’s ESM Nissan was leading the 66th running of the Sebring 12 Hours but just before the fourth hour was complete, an awning blew from a spectator area onto the track, bringing out a full-course caution.

Sebring 12 Hours: Castroneves tops first practice for Penske

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves topped the times in first practice for this weekend's Sebring 12 Hours for the Penske Acura team. 

IndyCar stars set for St. Pete’s Kart4Kids race and charity auction

Ten IndyCar drivers will be part of the lineup for this year’s Kart4Kids event on Wednesday which will raise money for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Castroneves: “Everything is the opposite” in ice racing

Team Penske’s three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves says he’s “already having so much fun” testing the Olsbergs MSE rallycross car in Norway, just a week after teammate Josef Newgarden’s debut in the RallyX on Ice series.

Castroneves likens WEC/IMSA situation to CART/IRL split

The divide between the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is akin to the CART/IRL split of the late 1990s and 2000s, says Helio Castroneves.

Castroneves to serve as grand marshal at St. Petersburg

Helio Castroneves will serve as grand marshal for the inaugural round of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series in St. Petersburg.

Castroneves vows to race in Indy 500 “for next few years”

Helio Castroneves says the drive for his fourth Indianapolis 500 win will ensure he keeps returning to IMS in May, despite his fulltime role now being in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship.

Cadillac still "holding back" at Daytona - Castroneves

Helio Castroneves believes Cadillac remains the clear favorite for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, as he feels the American marque is still “holding back”.

Van der Zande: Rolex 24 pole lap was “balls-out”

Renger van der Zande says he didn’t expect to grab pole position for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after outbraking himself on his crucial final flying lap.

Rolex 24: Van der Zande snatches pole from Castroneves

Wayne Taylor Racing's Renger van der Zande denied Helio Castroneves and Penske pole position for the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the climax of a thrilling qualifying session.

Rolex 24: Castroneves fastest for Penske in second practice

Helio Castroneves set the pace aboard Team Penske's Acura DPi in second practice for this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Newgarden, Castroneves to contest ice rallycross races

Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and triple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will make guest appearances in the Scandinavian RallyX on Ice series next month.

Hitachi extends support of Penske, switches to Newgarden car

Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden will carry Hitachi branding for eight races this season, after the company's five-year run as one of Helio Castroneves’ primary sponsors.