Posts Tagged ‘Helio Castroneves’
The CEO of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Randy Bernard, was kind enough to sit with me this afternoon to discuss a few current topics of interest.
Podcast Episode 31: From our earliest beginnings back at Planet-IRL.com.
A statement has been released by the IZOD IndyCar Series regarding action taken against Helio Castroneves for his post-race behavior at Edmonton.
In the days since The Block, the chatter within the IndyCar community has been incessant. Brian Barnhart has defended the rule. Tony Cotman has defended the rule. The vast majority of drivers are backing it as well (everyone but Helio, it seems) with some taking the time to publicly explain the justification for it. Pressdog has tossed his hat into the ring in its favor. However, the vast majority of the masses are still wielding torches and pitchforks and screaming for justice.
According to the definition of blocking as stated in the rules, and according to the statements made by Brian Barnhart in the drivers’ meeting this morning, Helio Castroneves did in fact block Will Power going into turn 1. However, according to what any rational viewer would consider an appropriate definition of blocking in the first place, Helio clearly did no wrong.
Paul’s thoughts from Sunday at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto.
Steph’s thoughts from Sunday at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto.
The 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 has come and gone, and like the other 93 races before it, this rendition was full of twists, turns, surprises, and action throughout the race.
Thoughts from Pole Day 2010 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Much ado has been made in recent days over the issue of whether lapped cars have a duty to make way for lead-lap cars that come up behind them. Three specific incidents in the last two races have been of particular interest.
An interview with Helio Castroneves.
Since I’m stuck for 6+ hours at the Seattle airport, I’ve got plenty of time to jot down some thoughts on what we’ve seen in the IndyCar season so far. I haven’t reviewed anything, so whatever comes to mind are those events that really stick out.