2012 São Paulo Indy 300

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Brazil 2012 Streets of São Paulo
Race details
4th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
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Date April 29, 2012
Official name Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé
Location SantanaSão Paulo city
Course Temporary street circuit
2.536 mi / 4.081 km
Distance 75 laps
190.200 mi / 306.097 km
Weather 79 °F (26 °C), partly cloudy
Pole position
Driver Will Power (Team Penske)
Time 1:21.4045
Fastest lap
Driver Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
Time 1:22.6313 (on lap 58 of 75)
Podium
First Will Power (Team Penske)
Second Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
Third Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

The "Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé" was the fourth race of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season. The race took place on April 29, 2012, on the 2.536-mile (4.081 km) temporary street circuit in São Paulo, Brazil, and was telecasted by the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TV Bandeirantes in Brazil.

Report

Background

Classification

Starting grid

Row Inside Outside
1 12 Australia Will Power 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe
3 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 38 United States Graham Rahal
4 14 United Kingdom Mike Conway 67 United States Josef Newgarden (R)
5 2 Australia Ryan Briscoe 26 United States Marco Andretti
6 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
7 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand
8 83 United States Charlie Kimball 77 France Simon Pagenaud (R)
9 19 United Kingdom James Jakes 7 France Sébastien Bourdais
10 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 25 Brazil Ana Beatriz
11 20 United States Ed Carpenter 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
12 22 Spain Oriol Servià 6 United States Katherine Legge (R)
13 15 Japan Takuma Sato 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson
Legge and Sato penalised 10 places for changing engine
Wilson placed at rear of grid after failing post-qualifying technical inspection

Race results

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points1
1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 75 2:08:18.2816 1 63 53
2 28 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 75 + 0.9045 5 0 40
3 15 Japan Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 75 + 2.3905 25 0 35
4 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 75 + 4.5489 18 2 32
5 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 75 + 5.1722 2 1 30
6 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 75 + 6.2615 4 1 28
7 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 75 + 8.3764 14 0 26
8 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 75 + 8.5905 15 0 24
9 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 75 + 10.3449 13 0 22
10 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 75 + 10.8477 12 0 20
11 22 Spain Oriol Servià Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Lotus 75 + 24.4771 23 0 19
12 77 France Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 74 + 1 lap 16 0 18
13 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 74 +1 lap 11 0 17
14 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 74 + 1 lap 10 0 16
15 19 United Kingdom James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing Honda 74 + 1 lap 17 0 15
16 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 74 + 1 lap 6 0 14
17 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 74 + 1 lap 3 8 13
18 7 France Sébastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Lotus 74 + 1 lap 22 0 12
19 14 United Kingdom Mike Conway A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 73 + 2 laps 7 0 12
20 25 Brazil Ana Beatriz Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 73 + 2 laps 19 0 12
21 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 72 + 3 laps 20 0 12
22 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 66 Mechanical 26 0 12
23 67 United States Josef Newgarden (R) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 61 Contact 8 0 12
24 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing Lotus 28 Contact 21 0 12
25 2 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet 21 Contact 9 0 10
26 6 United Kingdom Katherine Legge (R) Dragon Racing Lotus 20 Contact 24 0 10
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.

Standings after the race

External links

  • 2012 São Paulo Indy 300 race broadcast


Previous race:
2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
IndyCar Series
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Next race:
2012 Indianapolis 500
Previous race:
2011 São Paulo Indy 300
São Paulo Indy 300 Next race:
2013 São Paulo Indy 300
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