Helio Castroneves1975-05-10 (age 44)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019 Acura Team Penske liveries that will be carried on the ARX-05 DPi entries have been revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.