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The Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé was the fourth race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. The race took place on May 1 and 2, on the 2.536-mile (4.081 km) temporary street circuit in São Paulo, Brazil, and was telecasted by Versus in the United States and TV Bandeirantes in Brazil. After a rain delay that lasted almost two and a half hours, attempts to run the event in full on the Sunday were scrapped with the race completed on Monday May 2.

Brazil 2011 Streets of São Paulo
Race details
4th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
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DateMay 1, 2011
Official nameItaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé
LocationSantanaSão Paulo city
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.536 mi / 4.081 km
Distance55 laps
139.480 mi / 224.471 km
Scheduled Distance75 laps
190.200 mi / 306.097 km
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time1:21.8958
Fastest lap
DriverSimona de Silvestro (HVM Racing)
Time1:39.8231 (on lap 36 of 55)
Podium
FirstWill Power (Team Penske)
SecondGraham Rahal (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdRyan Briscoe (Team Penske)

ReportEdit

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

  • All cars were split into two groups of twelve, with the fastest six from each group going through to the "top 12" session. In this session, the fastest six cars progressed to the "Firestone Fast Six." The fastest driver in the final session claimed pole, with the rest of the cars lining up in session order, regardless of qualifying times. (fast six from 1–6, top 12 from 7–12 and round 1 from 13–24, with group 1 drivers occupying the odd–numbered grid positions, and group 2 drivers occupying the even–numbered grid positions.
Pos No. Driver Team Group 1[1] Group 2[2] Top 12[3] Fast 6[4]
1 12   Will Power Team Penske 1:22.2329 1:22.0675 1:21.8958
2 28   Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 1:23.3280 1:22.3374 1:22.2975
3 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:22.5791 1:22.3611 1:22.3620
4 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:22.7224 1:22.3028 1:22.3937
5 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 1:23.1280 1:22.3886 1:22.4970
6 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 1:22.7716 1:22.2273 1:22.6103
7 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:23.1988 1:22.6283
8 22   Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:23.2549 1:22.6471
9 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 1:22.7828 1:22.6986
10 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:23.4955 1:22.7379
11 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 1:23.4911 1:22.8450
12 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 1:23.4266 1:22.9084
13 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 1:23.6807
14 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:23.3196
15 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 1:23.7682
16 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:23.4015
17 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 1:24.0967
18 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 1:23.7126
19 17   Raphael Matos AFS Racing 1:24.1890
20 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 1:23.7801
21 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology - Lotus 1:24.2205
22 4   J.R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 1:23.8443
23 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 1:24.2963
24 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:23.8492
25 24   Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:24.8246
26 59   E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology - Lotus No Time

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 12   Will Power Team Penske 55 2:04:05.2964 1 32 53
2 38   Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 55 + 4.6723 5 0 40
3 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 55 + 7.9037 4 0 35
4 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 55 + 10.1470 6 0 32
5 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 55 + 15.8188 16 0 30
6 27   Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 55 + 16.6775 9 0 28
7 22   Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 55 + 20.0131 8 0 26
8 5   Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 55 + 23.0683 10 23 24
9 06   James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 55 + 25.2924 11 0 22
10 4   J.R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 55 + 31.3172 22 0 20
11 34   Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 55 + 36.4261 23 0 19
12 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 55 + 42.1974 3 0 18
13 59   E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology - Lotus 55 + 45.8266 26 0 17
14 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 55 + 1:14.5634 15 0 16
15 18   James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 55 + 1:16.2783 24 0 15
16 83   Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 54 + 1 Lap 18 0 14
17 14   Vitor Meira A.J. Foyt Enterprises 53 + 2 Laps 14 0 13
18 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 50 + 5 Laps 2 0 12
19 77   Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 48 + 7 Laps 20 0 12
20 78   Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 46 + 9 Laps 13 0 12
21 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 46 + 9 Laps 7 0 12
22 82   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology - Lotus 46 + 9 Laps 21 0 12
23 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 46 + 9 Laps 17 0 12
24 24   Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 31 Mechanical 25 0 12
25 17   Raphael Matos AFS Racing 28 Contact 19 0 10
26 19   Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 20 Contact 12 0 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT[permanent dead link]

NOTE: Under agreement from race organisers, INDYCAR, and Brazilian television rights holder Rede Bandeirantes, there is a two-hour time limit for this race. The first 14 laps from Sunday took 40:46 to run, and that time was deducted from Monday morning's race. The Monday race featured a 1:19:14 timed race (the remaining time from Sunday's race limit).

Championship standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sao Paulo Indy 300: Qualifying, Round 1 – Group 1" (PDF). IndyCar Series. INDYCAR. 2011-04-30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-05-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Sao Paulo Indy 300: Qualifying, Round 1 – Group 2" (PDF). IndyCar Series. INDYCAR. 2011-04-30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-05-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Sao Paulo Indy 300: Qualifying – Top 12" (PDF). IndyCar Series. INDYCAR. 2011-05-02. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2011-04-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Sao Paulo Indy 300: Qualifying – Fast 6" (PDF). IndyCar Series. INDYCAR. 2011-05-02. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-04-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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