Helio Castroneves no pit de St. Peterburg (Foto DAN HELRIGEL/IRL)

Friday, March 25, 2011


Helio Castroneves has good day in St. Petersburg

The driver of the Team Penske worked on the setup of Dallara Honda # 3 and was pleased with the progress between the first and second practice

Helio Castroneves GALLERY 2011 SEASON: ST. PETERSBURG

Helio Castroneves was the 6th fastest on the combined of two practice sessions today (25) in St. Petersburg, the first day of activities for the opening race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series. The race will be on Sunday from 12.30. Which 31 laps in the street circuit of 1,8 miles, he recorded his best time in the 22nd lap with 1min03s9049. His teammate, the Australian Will Power, was fastest with 1min03s3759.

For Castroneves, the day had significant advances. “We want to take a better performance, but we have improved from first to the second practice and I look forward to great Qualifying on Saturday,” said the Team Penske driver, who has won twice in St. Petersburg.

The official schedule of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is as follows:

Saturday, March 26
10.10 to 11.10 – Practice 3
2:30 to 3:50 – Qualifying

Sunday, March 27
8:40 a.m. to 9:10 am – Warmup
12.30 – Start to 100 laps

Combined result of the first day of free practices (Practice 1 and 2)

 

1 – #12 – Will Power (Australia) – Team Penske – 01min03s3759

2 – #10 – Dario Franchitti (Scotland) – Chip Ganassi Racing – 01min03s5180

3 – #27 – Mike Conway (England) – Andretti Autosport – 01min03s6660

4 – #6 – Ryan Briscoe (Australia) – Team Penske – 01min03s7214

5 – #9 – Scott Dixon (New Zealand) – Chip Ganassi Racing – 01min03s8734

6 – #3 – Helio Castroneves (Brazil) – Team Penske – 01min03s9049

7 – #26 – Marco Andretti (USA) – Andretti Autosport – 01min04s0400

8 – #19 – Sebastien Bourdais (France) – Dale Coyne Racing – 01min04s0672

9 – #82 – Tony Kanaan (Brazil) – KV Racing Technology – 01min04s0698

10 – #7 – Danica Patrick (USA) – Andretti Autosport – 01min04s1039

11 – #22 – Justin Wilson (England) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – 01min04s1353

12 – #28 – Ryan Hunter-Reay (USA) – Andretti Autosport – 01min04s1437

13 – #02 – Oriol Servia (Spain) – Newman Haas Racing – 01min04s1476

14 – #77 – Alex Tagliani (Canada) – Sam Schmidt Motorsports – 01min04s2355

15 – #34 – Sebastian Saavedra (Colombia) – Conquest Racing – 01min04s2414

16 – #5 – Takuma Sato (Japan) – KV Racing Technology – 01min04s2429

17 – #38 – Graham Rahal (USA) – Chip Ganassi Racing – 01min04s3127

18 – #17 – Raphael Matos (Brazil) – AFS Racing – 01min04s3873

19 – #83 – Charlie Kimball (USA) – Chip Ganassi Racing – 01min04s4961

20 – #59 – EJ Viso (Venezuela) – KV Racing Technology – 01min04s5397

21 – #14 – Vitor Meira (Brazil) – AJ Foyt Racing – 01min04s9544

22 – #4 – JR Hildebrand (USA) – Panther Racing – 01min05s0510

23 – #78 – Simona De Silvestro (Switzerland) – HVM Racing – 01min05s1105

24 – #18 – James Jakes (England) – Dale Coyne Racing – 01min05s6427

25 – #24 – Ana Beatriz Figueiredo (Brazil) – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – 01min05s7036

 

 

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