После победы он залез на сетку ограждения сектора болельщиков на трассе, для того чтобы отпразновать с ними свою победу, за что впоследствии получил кличку «Человек-Паук». года, Элио Кастроневес стал девятым (и первым родившимся за границей), трёхкратным победителем Indy500, первым увидев клетчатый флаг на 93-й гонке Индианаполис 500.The cockpit camera shows a the scary sight that the Brazilian witnessed at first hand, as the safety of the track is quickly replaced by the dangers that flying through the sky in a thoroughbred racing car possesses.
For nearly two hours Sunday afternoon, Helio Castroneves did everything in his power to deprive Scott Dixon of a second Indy Car Series championship.
The determined Brazilian came from last place to lead the most laps and win the PEAK Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in a photo finish -- and it wasn't enough.
Castroneves, who enters today's Detroit Indy Grand Prix on Belle Isle 43 points behind driver points-leader Scott Dixon, has refined his strategy to include mind games with the New Zealander. -- Helio Castroneves finally found the fence again, pumping fresh drama into the Indy Car Series championship.
"I'm trying to do everything I can," said Castroneves, who will start on the front row with Dixon after turning in the second-fastest qualifying lap Saturday of 102.412 mph. After going 29 races without a win -- during which Castroneves was deprived of his signature victory celebration of scaling the grandstands fence -- the Brazilian won the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County on Sunday.
The Brazilian has pleaded not guilty to the charges.