In a race full of accidents, with no less than nine yellow flags, and even with the presence of rain at times, Helio Castroneves finished 10th Grand Prix of Baltimore and, therefore, can not fight for the title in the final race, September 15, oval in Fontana. Nevertheless, the driver of Team Penske remains in contention for the runner-up and the next challenge is even greater because it is a test of 500 miles.
“Obviously this is not the condition in which I would find me before the last race of the championship. Much I fought for the title since the first time I sat in the car, even in winter testing, and I was strong in the race all the time. But racing is like that, “said Castroneves, who called it” everything was too complicated “on stage this Sunday.
“The track itself already represented difficulties. With the rain then worsened further. I did my best to keep myself in contention for the title, but I had problems, mainly on the penultimate re-start and the last yellow flag was too long, giving no chance for me to try to gain positions on the last green flag stretch. ”
The driver, however, has already set his immediate plans: “But it’s okay, still going strong after my goals and I’m going to Fontana with same strength as ever. I want to add another 500 mile victory under my belt and be the runner-up of the championship, “added the three-time Indy 500 champion.