São Paulo Indy 300

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Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé
São Paulo Indy 300 logo.png
Anhembi.svg
IndyCar Series
Location Santana, São Paulo, Brazil
23°31′0″S 46°38′30″W / 23.51667°S 46.64167°W / -23.51667; -46.64167Coordinates: 23°31′0″S 46°38′30″W / 23.51667°S 46.64167°W / -23.51667; -46.64167
Corporate sponsor Itaipava, Nestlé
First race 2010
First IRL race 2010
Last race 2013
Distance 306.097 km (190.200 mi)
Laps 75
Most wins (driver) Will Power
Most wins (team) Penske
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet/Honda
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt/Concrete
Length 4.080 km (2.535 mi)
Turns 11
Lap record 1:20.4312 (Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara DW12-Chevrolet, 2013, IndyCar)

The Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé was an event in the IRL IndyCar Series, contested in the 2010 through 2013 IndyCar Series seasons.

The event was originally announced on November 25, 2009, as the first championship event for the series outside of North America and Japan,[1][2] and the first American open-wheel race in the country since the Rio 200 at Jacarepaguá in the 2000 CART season. Due to a lengthy distance to travel from most team bases, the event promoters offered each team a six-figure sum of money, as well as paying for all expenses.[3]

The street circuit race track was laid out in the Santana district, birthplace of legendary Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna and Brazilian auto racing pioneer Chico Landi. The main straightaway of the circuit was along the Sambadrome of Anhembi and utilized portions of the Marginal Tietê service drive. The Anhembi Convention Center was used for support facilities and spectator attractions. The circuit was one of two IndyCar Series circuits (Baltimore the other) to have pit lanes not positioned at the start-finish line; São Paulo's was positioned after turn four.

Past results[edit]

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2010 March 14 Australia Will Power Team Penske Dallara IR5 Honda 61* 158.6 (255.241) 2:00:57 76.733 Report
2011 May 1/2* Australia Will Power Team Penske Dallara IR5 Honda 55* 139.48 (224.471) 2:04:05 67.442 Report
2012 April 29 Australia Will Power Team Penske Dallara DW12 Chevrolet 75 190.2 (306.097) 2:08:18 88.945 Report
2013 May 5 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Dallara DW12 Chevrolet 75 190.2 (306.097) 2:09:34 88.07 Report
  • 2010: Race shortened due to rain and two-hour time limit.
  • 2011: Rain forced a postponement of the race after 15 laps. Race resumed on Monday and was shortened due to rain and two-hour time limit.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "São Paulo sediará abertura do Mundial de Fórmula Indy". The Municipality of São Paulo (in Portuguese). 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Bom dia, São Paulo". IndyCar Series (Indy Racing League). 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ Miller, Robin (2009-11-25). "Series Opens 2010 In Sao Paulo". speedtv.com (Speed). Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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