Helio Castroneves has already defined the strategy for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, 14th and penultimate round of the IZOD IndyCar Series, which takes place this Sunday from 2:45 (EST) to 75 laps in the urban circuit of 3,200 meters (2.04 miles). It will require full attention not to get involved in accidents and recover intensely, since he is starting in the 14th position.
“I confess that I am disappointed with my starting position, mainly because I was too fast in the early part of Qualifying and did not advance to the Q2 by only a few milliseconds. But this happens,” said Castroneves, who qualified in 16th, but moved up two positions due to penalties applied to Bruno Junqueira and Charlie Kimball.
Ranked 3rd in the title chase, the driver of Team Penske does not rule out the possibility of the race being full of accidents. “For the race, the strategy is to be calm by being there in the middle of the pack. The track conditions are not the best, with many ondulations and is not easy to pass. To be honest, I’m thinking that we will have many yellow flags and we will have to deal with it to decide the right moment to do pit stops, “said the driver of the Chevrolet Dallara DW12 #3 that runs in Baltimore with the yellow colors of Penske Rental Truck.