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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.

Brazil 2012 Streets of São Paulo
Race details
4th round of the 2012 IndyCar Series season
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DateApril 29, 2012
Official nameItaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé
LocationSantanaSão Paulo city
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.536 mi / 4.081 km
Distance75 laps
190.200 mi / 306.097 km
Weather79 °F (26 °C), partly cloudy
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time1:21.4045
Fastest lap
DriverJosef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
Time1:22.6313 (on lap 58 of 75)
Podium
FirstWill Power (Team Penske)
SecondRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
ThirdTakuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

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BackgroundEdit

ClassificationEdit

Starting gridEdit

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

Race resultsEdit

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

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