Helio Castroneves was one of the leaders of the complete domination by Team Penske in the Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway, on Sunday. Since the practices, Roger Penske’s group had a great competition and the final result of the 13th race of the IZOD IndyCar Series ratified this condition. It was a 100% Team Penske podium with Will Power’s victory, Helio Castroneves in 2nd, and Ryan Briscoe in 3rd.
“The Team Penske car was great all weekend. Immediately out of the transporter when we started practice, all three Team Penske cars were fantastic. I have to give credit to Will (Power) and the engineers for bringing us information from the test here last week”.
Castroneves remembered that “the last few races I have really struggled and my engineers were able to put their heads together and connect the missing pieces and we had a great result today. The Team Penske sweep shows how strong our team is and I am really happy for us. I certainly wanted to win, but Will was in a class of his own today and when you look at his lap times in practice and qualifying you knew he would be strong. I was really pushing it during the race and I thought with the help of traffic I may be able to gain on him. He saved enough push to passes for the end of the race to take advantage of it and he was the winner. We were both trying to save our tires but he had enough at the end to bring it home. I was really excited to try a battle to the end with Will and I, but he had the upper hand today and I am happy for him”.