2011 São Paulo Indy 300

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Brazil   2011 Streets of São Paulo
Race details
4th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
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Date May 1, 2011
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 55 laps, 139.480 mi / 224.471 km
Scheduled Distance 75 laps, 190.200 mi / 306.097 km
Pole position
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 1:21.8958
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing
Time 1:39.8231 (on lap 36 of 55)
Podium
First Australia Will Power Team Penske
Second United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing
Third Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske

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.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Race[edit]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

  • 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 Australia Will Power Team Penske 1:22.2329 1:22.0675 1:21.8958
2 28 United States Ryan Hunter–Reay Andretti Autosport 1:23.3280 1:22.3374 1:22.2975
3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:22.5791 1:22.3611 1:22.3620
4 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:22.7224 1:22.3028 1:22.3937
5 38 United States Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 1:23.1280 1:22.3886 1:22.4970
6 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 1:22.7716 1:22.2273 1:22.6103
7 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:23.1988 1:22.6283
8 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:23.2549 1:22.6471
9 27 United Kingdom Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 1:22.7828 1:22.6986
10 5 Japan Takuma Sato KV Racing TechnologyLotus 1:23.4955 1:22.7379
11 06 Canada James Hinchcliffe (R) Newman/Haas Racing 1:23.4911 1:22.8450
12 19 France Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 1:23.4266 1:22.9084
13 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 1:23.6807
14 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:23.3196
15 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 1:23.7682
16 2 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:23.4015
17 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 1:24.0967
18 83 United States Charlie Kimball (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 1:23.7126
19 17 Brazil Raphael Matos AFS Racing 1:24.1890
20 77 Canada Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt Motorsports 1:23.7801
21 82 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology - Lotus 1:24.2205
22 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand (R) Panther Racing 1:23.8443
23 34 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra (R) Conquest Racing 1:24.2963
24 18 United Kingdom James Jakes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:23.8492
25 24 Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:24.8246
26 59 Venezuela E.J. Viso KV Racing Technology - Lotus No Time

Race[edit]

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

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 race[edit]