Posts Tagged ‘Helio Castroneves’

An interview with Brian Barnhart

An interview with Brian Barnhart

At Chicagoland Speedway, More Front Wing spoke with Brian Barnhart about a wide range of topics, including the Texas Twin Sprints, the terms of the probations currently being served by Helio Castroneves and Milka Duno, his application of the blocking/defending rules, and his thoughts on the drivers forming a unified organization.

Chicagoland: Steph’s Saturday thoughts

Chicagoland: Steph’s Saturday thoughts

Steph’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.

Chicagoland: Paul’s Friday thoughts

Chicagoland: Paul’s Friday thoughts

Paul’s Friday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.

An interview with Randy Bernard

An interview with Randy Bernard

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

Podcast Episode 31: From our earliest beginnings back at Planet-IRL.com.

Castroneves fined for his post-race actions in Edmonton

Castroneves fined for his post-race actions in Edmonton

A statement has been released by the IZOD IndyCar Series regarding action taken against Helio Castroneves for his post-race behavior at Edmonton.

The Block: The discussion continues

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.

The Block: What’s the real issue?

The Block: What’s the real issue?

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.

Toronto: Paul’s Sunday thoughts

Paul’s thoughts from Sunday at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto.

Toronto: Steph’s Sunday thoughts

Steph’s thoughts from Sunday at the 2010 Honda Indy Toronto.

Mistakes prove too costly for big guns to overcome

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.

Indy: Pole Day thoughts

Thoughts from Pole Day 2010 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.