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After Toronto
Driver Standings

Driver Standings
1 Helio Castroneves 533
2 Will Power 520
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 464
4 Simon Pagenaud 462
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 428
6 Scott Dixon 387
7 Carlos Munoz (R) 384
8 Tony Kanaan 380
9 Marco Andretti 375
10 Sebastien Bourdais 358
11 Ryan Briscoe 344
12 James Hinchcliffe 330
13 Charlie Kimball 317
14 Justin Wilson 311
15 Mikhail Aleshin 298
16 Josef Newgarden 288
17 Jack Hawksworth (R) 287
18 Graham Rahal 266
19 Carlos Huertas (R) 265
20 Takuma Sato 234
21 Sebastian Saavedra 229
22 Mike Conway 218
23 Ed Carpenter 168
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison (R) 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
32 Townsend Bell 22
33 Pippa Mann 21
34 Martin Plowman (R) 18
35 Buddy Lazier 11
36 Franck Montagny 8

Rookie of the Year
1 Carlos Munoz 384
2 Mikhail Aleshin 298
3 Jack Hawksworth 287
4 Carlos Huertas 265
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3
T2 Will Power 2
T2 Simon Pagenaud 2
T2 Mike Conway 2
T5 Helio Castroneves 1
T5 Carlos Huertas 1
T5 Ed Carpenter 1
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T5 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 6
T1 Helio Castroneves 6
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
4 Tony Kanaan 4
T5 Carlos Munoz 3
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T7 Marco Andretti 2
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Mike Conway 2
T10 Carlos Huertas 1
T10 Scott Dixon 1
T10 Josef Newgarden 1
T10 Graham Rahal 1
T10 Charlie Kimball 1
T10 Ed Carpenter 1
T10 Jack Hawksworth 1
T10 Mikhail Aleshin 1
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 1
Manufacturer Standings:
1 Chevrolet 2056
2 Honda 1042

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 353
2 Tony Kanaan 326
3 Helio Castroneves 241
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 167
5 Ed Carpenter 116
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 Sebastien Bourdais 60
9 Simon Pagenaud 59
10 James Hinchcliffe 56
11 Scott Dixon 44
12 Jack Hawksworth 32
13 Justin Wilson 25
14 Marco Andretti 22
T15 Mike Conway 15
T15 Josef Newgarden 15
17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
18 Graham Rahal 10
T19 Oriol Servia 7
T19 Carlos Huertas 7
21 Ryan Briscoe 5
22 Mikhail Aleshin 4
23 Alex Tagliani 3

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 3 Team Penske 533
2 12 Team Penske 520
3 28 Andretti Autosport 464
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 462
5 2 Penske Motorsports 428
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 387
7 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 386
8 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 384
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 380
10 25 Andretti Autosport 375
11 11 KVSH Racing 358
12 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 344
13 27 Andretti Autosport 330
14 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 317
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 311
16 7 Schmidt PetersonMotorsports 298
17 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 288
18 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 287
19 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 266
20 18 Dale Coyne Racing 265
21 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 234
22 17 KV/AFS Racing 229
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 134
24 26 Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer and Reinbold 57
27 33 KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 28
30 6 KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 A.J. Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

Finishing Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.38
T2 Kurt Busch 6.00
T2 Will Power 6.00
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.92
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 Scott Dixon 9.61
7 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
8 Tony Kanaan 10.23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.38
T10 Juan Pablo Montoya 11.15
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 11.15
12 Ryan Briscoe 11.38
13 Justin Wilson 11.92
14 Carlos Munoz 12.00
15 James Hinchcliffe 12.46
16 Oriol Servia 12.5
17 Marco Andretti 12.69
18 Ed Carpenter 12.75
19 Alex Tagliani 13.0
20 Charlie Kimball 13.23
21 Takuma Sato 13.46
22 Mikhail Aleshin 13.61
23 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
24 Mike Conway 14.66
25 Graham Rahal 15.0
26 James Davison 16.0
27 Carlos Huertas 16.07
28 Josef Newgarden 16.92
29 Sebastian Saavedra 17.0
30 Jack Hawksworth 17.16
31 Luca Filippi 18.50
32 Martin Plowman 20.5
33 Franck Montagny 22.0
34 Pippa Mann 24.0
35 Townsend Bell 25.0
36 Buddy Lazier 32.0

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Helio Castroneves 2
T4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T4 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Simon Pagenaud 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T4 Scott Dixon 1
T4 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
T2 Helio Castroneves 4
T2 Will Power 4
T3 James Hinchcliffe 3
T3 Scott Dixon 3
T3 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T7 Tony Kanaan 2
T7 Sebastien Bourdais 2
T11 Takuma Sato 1
T11 Marco Andretti 1
T11 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T11 Mike Conway 1
T11 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T11 Ryan Briscoe 1
T11 Luca Filippi 1

Qualifying Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.53
2 James Hinchcliffe 6.90
3 Ed Carpenter 7.00
4 Luca Filippi 7.66
5 Simon Pagenaud 7.69
6 Will Power 7.76
7 Scott Dixon 8.84
8 J.R. Hildebrand 9.00
9 Sebastien Bourdais 9.76
10 Carlos Munoz 10.3
11 Tony Kanaan 10.53
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.61
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.84
14 Takuma Sato 11.69
15 Kurt Busch 12.0
16 Marco Andretti 12.61
T17 Josef Newgarden 12.92
T17 Ryan Briscoe 12.92
19 Justin Wilson 13.0
20 Jack Hawksworth 14.5
21 Mike Conway 14.66
22 Mikhail Aleshin 14.84
23 Graham Rahal 15.38
24 Sebastian Saavedra 16.53
25 Charlie Kimball 17.15
26 Carlos Huertas 17.84
27 Franck Montagny 21.0
28 Pippa Mann 22.0
29 Alex Tagliani 24.0
30 Martin Plowman 24.5
31 Townsend Bell 25.0
32 Jacques Villeneuve 27.0
33 James Davison 28.0
34 Sage Karam 31.0
35 Buddy Lazier 33.0
Sao Paulo Indy 300 qualifying press conference

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: It was a good run. I knew about Dario and the competition. I think those guys were a little quicker down the straight because they were running less downforce and we were trying to make it up in the corner.

So, yeah, it was just that last lap six, they were telling me it was going to be close, and I started another lap, made a mistake, but, yeah. It's satisfying when you get pole by such a small margin because you have to rag it so much to do that.

But it seems like very tough, close competition, which is typical of IndyCar and great, so we're just giving ourselves the best opportunity, I guess, for the first corner tomorrow.

Q. Dario, yesterday you told us that you were counting on this weekend to rebound on championship chances, and then you made a very good effort.

DARIO FRANCHITTI: Yeah, definitely I've got to take my hat off to the team. We worked very, very hard. Honda has done a good job, too. We're catching up, I think. It will be interesting tomorrow, especially with the rain, possibly. I think it's going to be a great race for the fans, and a very tough race for us.

Q. (Untranslated)?

SCOTT DIXON: We're definitely going to try. We've made some good gains on the team throughout the year. Today I kind of messed up a few. In Q2 was fine. We tried to be easy on the tires. We seemed to have breaks sort of going away through our Q2. Nearly fell off track a couple times there. And then Q3 ran off in one, and then locked up in Turn 11, and went off to the run off and flat spot of the tire pretty good.

So, all in all, I think the car is good. If we can work on the brakes tonight and sort out a couple of things, we'll have a good car for the race tomorrow. But with the weather, it's definitely going to make the race tomorrow. As long as it's not too much, and some light showers here and there, I think it will be a fantastic race for everybody to watch and a lot of fun for us. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

Q. (Untranslated)?

DARIO FRANCHITTI: Yeah, I think we're all going to work on our cars tonight. Everybody will be trying to adjust a little bit. I think the good thing for us, it feels a lot closer with the set‑up than it has felt since we've started driving a new car. So I hope we can translate that into a good performance tomorrow. As far as the qualifying, it's one thing to be disappointed and not get on the lap.

But I think you have to congratulate Will. He put it together. He did the lap. So it's up to me to put a lap together. But, again, I'm happy that I feel the times in the car, and we can adjust it for a good race car tomorrow.

Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: There was not a massive difference between the black tires and the red tires today. I think the track is just a little bit dusty. It kind of lacked a little bit of grip in comparison to last year.

But if it's wet tomorrow, obviously that's going to change everything. You lose so much grip. Firestone has a pretty good wet tire, so we'll see. I think it's good for the fans, and the weather's a little bit mixed up. It's not the average race. There are always position changing and different strategies, so we'll see how it plays out and we'll adjust accordingly.

Q. (Untranslated)?

SCOTT DIXON: I think it's a combination of the team making the right changes on the car. Me telling my engineer what I needed from the car, and the guys making those changes. Honda have done a good job too. Obviously we've been given the different turbo for the equivalency. That's helped as well, I think. All of that has improved.

I feel now the car's in a position. I'm starting to drive it properly, and I'm driving the car quite well, so I hope it continues tomorrow.

Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: Absolutely. I feel he had me on the last lap. It was so tight that he made a little mistake, so that's good for me. So you don't hold a guy like Dario down for very long. He's going to be back. You can see he's back in the championship fight. So I'm glad I got some points off him while I could.

Q. Dario, do you like this format? Only two days practice or two hour practice, two hour break, two hours qualify. It's a pretty high‑pressure don't go or go kind of deal. Would you be in favor of doing it more in the states?

DARIO FRANCHITTI: I don't mind either. I think either works well. This is definitely hard on the teams though. There are a few guys that ‑‑ our guys have been thrashing the two hours between sessions changing some big stuff.

It's tough on the guys, but at the same time, everybody's away for a day less on the flyaways. The promoter has less expenses putting on a two‑day show than a three‑day. So definitely it's tough on the guys.

But I don't care either way. I think when things are going well, it's a good format, when they're not, it's difficult because you don't have time to draw a breath and figure your way out of it. It's pretty intense, like you said.

Q. (Untranslated)?

SCOTT DIXON: It's a really good layout to be honest. It's one of the best layouts we go to as far as a street course because you have such long straits and big braking areas. I was saying yesterday, I wish every track had a back straight like the one they have here, because it's going to create really good racing.

If you're a faster car, you can still get to the front. So it doesn't seem to be as grippy this year. I don't know if it's because of all the rain or why that is. Maybe because we haven't run the extra third day to grip the track up.

But I expect tomorrow to be a great race whether it's rain or shine. I'm looking forward to it. But I think the layout here has got a bit of everything. It's got some medium speed corners. It has lots of street 90‑degrees that you typically have and long straights of big braking areas.

Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: I do feel at home, actually. I was asking T.K. if he could find an apartment for me down here.

I think pole position around this track is so easy to pass. I think the pole definitely helps you in the first corner to not get involved in an incident. But I think if guys are quicker behind you, they're going to pass you.

So it's always good to get pole. That means we're fast. If it rains, that changes everything, which is also good to be in front the because of all the spray, so we'll see.

Q. (Untranslated)?

DARIO FRANCHITTI: We were just discussing that yesterday. I want to beat these guys every week. You want to win every race. It seems as if competition is very high in this series, but it seems if you want to win a race or a championship, you've got to go through these two guys here to do it, as well as the others, but especially these guys.

So I would very much like to win tomorrow. We'll see if we're capable of doing it.

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