Helio Castroneves practice was cut short on Thursday, at Mid-Ohio, due to an accident and rain in the city of Lexington, OH. Early in the morning, the American Ed Carpenter spun in front of the Brazilian, who didn’t have time for any maneuver to avoid the collision, which caused only material damage.
From there, the mechanics of Team Penske went to work hard in the backup car, so Castroneves could be back on track soon. However, when all the work had been completed and the engine was ready to warmup, the heavy rain ended activities.
“Unfortunately, on lap six, at eight-forty-five am, Ed Carpenter’s car spun in turn nine and stood in the middle of the track. The curve is uphill and you can not see the exit. I came at high speed, the signal was not efficient and the impact was made, “said Castroneves, highlighting the fact that there was no injury of any kind. “Thankfully no one was hurt,” concluded the 2nd position holder of the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship.