Tweet-By-Tweet Round #4 Race - The Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle
DRRIndyCar DRRIndyCar Larry to JW - "Coming to the green. Have a great start and a great race."
GREEN, GREEN, GREEN! Race start. Image Credit: IZOD ICS (2011)
Big contact on the first start - Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Simona de Silvestro and Helio Castroneves all involved. Image Credit: IZOD ICS (2011)
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Yellow coming out. Multiple cars make contact. Hunter-Reay, Castroneves, de SilvestroFemaleRacing Female Racing News - Oh No big wreck in the first turn @DanicaPatrick and @simdesilvestro involved..
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - RHR and DP both involved in lap one incidents.
Five drivers involved and the two race sponsored cars are involved.
ConquestRacing Conquest Racing - Caution on L1 for Hunter-Reay in the tire barrier. Several cars caught up in the incident including Castroneves, de Silvestro and Kanaan.
Three's company - Danica Patrick, Simona de Silvestro and Helio Castronves collide. Image Credit: ©2011, LAT USA via IZOD ICS (2011)
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - De Simona’s car ends up on top of Patrick’s car – we will leave you to come up with your own comment.
99forever Steph@MoreFrontWing - I can remember races in Toronto where all the Canadian hopefuls were out early. It sucks big time. Sad for the Brazilian fans.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - 4 of 75 laps complete … this will be a 2 hour timed event – Top five are Power, Dixon, Rahal, Briscoe, and Franchitti with 1 to go to Green
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - GREEN, GREEN, GREEN – Restart of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by NestleThe second restart and some spins. Very wet. Image Credit: IZOD ICS (2011)
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Green! And yellow again. Lots of slipping & sliding.
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Sorry, no yellow. Still green. Mike P5, Marco P12, RHR P20
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Bourdais, Wilson, Dixon and Hinchcliffe spin. No yellow. Cars back under power.
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Skies are black here... prob more rain coming. RHR needs new rear wing. Possible suspension damage.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - YELLOW Flag full course caution … oops, RED Flag – race stopped due to rain.
jpmontoya Juan Pablo Montoya - Red flag in the brasil at the indy race
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - At the RED Flag, top five positions – Power, Briscoe, Conway (up from P9), Sato (up from P10), & Rahal.
Fieldof33 Paul Dalbey - Just caught up with race. Yikes! This is a cluster! This looks like Bobby Unser rowing to his 1975 Indy victory!A big storm in Sao Paulo - Rain, wind, lightning. Image Credit: IZOD ICS (2011)
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - Radar shows that this race may only be able to be run on “Wets” (wet grooved tires), so much for ChampCar tire rules.
indy44 Matt Archuleta - Standings at Red Flag P1 WP P2 RB P3 MC P4 TS P5 GR P6 DF P7 MA P8 CK P9 AT P10 OS P11 SS P12 EV P13 SD P14 JJ P15 JH P16 AB P17 JH P18 JW
indy44 Matt Archuleta - P19 RM P20 SB P21 VM P22 RHR P23 HC P24 SDS P25 DP P26 TK
IndyCarPR INDYCAR PR - Race Control: Cars have been released to the garage and teams can work on them. Red flag remains in effect.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - At RED Flag, timed racing stopped at 30 min. - on RESTART, 90 min. will remain - 9 LAPS complete, will start at LAP 10.The crew doing some work on Helio's #3. Image Credit: IZOD ICS (2011)
openpaddock Openpaddock.net - over/under on Viso being the first out after restart?...
Newman_Haas Newman Haas Racing - If there were travel issues for some getting here, there are surely more to come. First bus is leaving for the airport in 2.5 hrs. Empty?
DRRIndyCar DRRIndyCar - We're hearing about 20 minutes until we go back racing - depending on the weather.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - Dario Franchitti says that they would love to go back to racing if it does not rain anymore! A vote to STOP the race. Radio is signing off.
Andretti26 Marco Andretti - Let's go!
SBPopOffValve PopOffValve.com - This has officially passed the CCWS Surfers race as the worst street race of all time.
Andretti arruma carro de Danica Patrick, que sofreu acidente logo depois da largada da prova. Caption & Image Credit: @firestone_indy
IndyCarPR INDYCAR PR - Race Control. Push out to pit lane. Cars will be start in their running order.
[Time: 12:00 PST]
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Thanks to all of our fans here in Sao Paulo for sticking with us in the rain... appreciate the support. Should be back out in 10-15 mins.
IndyCarPR INDYCAR PR - Race Control: Drivers restart your engines.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - After nearly a two and a half hour rain delay – cars take to the track under YELLOW Flag – laps will count.
tomasscheckter Tomas Scheckter - Whooop whooop. Let's get this party started.
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Cars are leaving pit lane now. Yellow flag until conditions are acceptable according to the drivers.
estradawriting Christopher Estrada by indy44 - IMS Radio: Barnhart says we'll run a bunch of laps in yellow. Davey Hamilton on pit road says that amount could be up to 20 laps.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - IMS Radio speculation - If they run enough YELLOW Flag laps the race could be "called" final when they reach 38 laps.
DRRIndyCar DRRIndyCar - Red flag again
Fieldof33 Paul Dalbey - Damn... :-/
tomasscheckter Tomas Scheckter - No no no no no no no no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Cars are back on pitlane. Drives climbing out. Stay tuned for updates.
PantherRacing Panther Racing - Hildebrand has just suggested a drifting competition for the remainder of the day ..... race winner determined by fan vote. Whatcha think?
The 12 Verizon car and the 6 Penske Logistics car wait under the red flag in Sao Paulo. Caption & Image Credit: Penske Racing (2011)
Order for restart of race on May 2, 2011
Start Order | Car# | Driver | Laps | Comment
1 27 Conway 13 - Will be waived around before restart
2 12 Power 14
3 6 Briscoe 14
4 5 Sato 14
5 38 Rahal 14
6 10 Franchitti 14
7 26 Andretti 14
8 83 Kimball 14
9 77 Tagliani 14
10 2 Servia 14
11 34 Saavedra 14
12 59 Viso 14
13 9 Dixon 14
14 18 Jakes 14
15 06 Hinchcliffe 14
16 24 Beatriz 14
17 4 Hildebrand 14
18 22 Wilson 14
19 17 Matos 14
20 19 Bourdais 14
21 14 Meira 12
22 28 Hunter-Reay 12
23 3 Castroneves 5
24 78 de Silvestro 5
25 7 Patrick 5
26 82 Kanaan 5
'Till tomorrow, this is ...
... notes from The EDJE
Tweet-By-Tweet Round #4 Race - The Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle - RESTART Day 2 - May 2, 2011
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks - GREEN, GREEN, GREEN – Restart of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle
shagers Shane Rogers - It's REAL low grip. Helio tippytoed less on Dancing with the Stars.
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - All 26 cars roll to pit lane to change to Wet tires
VersusIndyCar Versus IndyCar - the rain has began, everyone into pits
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Will Power has a very close call with the outside wall. Gathered the car up, no contact.
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Sebastien Bourdais in the tires. Full Course Yellow
AllenWedge Allen Wedge - Bourdais slid but stopped in front of tires, but blocking course so FCY. looks like RHR spun by himself
Dale_Nixon Dale Nixon - So much for Sebastien Bourdais being a "master of wet conditions"
ConquestRacing Conquest Racing - Caution out on lap 21 for Bourdais in the tires.
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Current Top 10 - Power, Sato, Briscoe, Franchitti, Andretti, Rahal, Viso, Dixon, Servia, Wilson
pressdog Bill Zahren - Festival of Yellow Laps
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Still on yellow flag... Marco 5th, Mike 17th, RHR 22nd, Danica 26th. About an hour left on the clock.
indy44 Matt Archuleta - P1 WP P2 TS P3 RB P4 DF P5 MA P6 GR P7 EV P8 SD P9 OS P10 JW P11 JR P12 AT P13 SS P14 JH P15 AB P16 RM P17 MC P18 JJ P19 CK P20 VM
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Green flag!
IndyRacingNut Tony Wittrien
GO SATO GO!!! Use that F1 experience and win a damn race for once!!!!!
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Full Course Yellow
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Yellow for Rahal. Still quite wet out there on the track.
AllenWedge Allen Wedge - Wow Sato brilliant move to the lead on that restart, hope he can keep it through this next restart, shame they had to go FCY for debris
Themayor911 Steve Marengo - by AllenWedge If Sato holds the lead and wins he will make history today. Sato will be the first Japanese to win a Major Open Wheel Series Race!
pressdog Bill Zahren - Should start a pool on how many laps til next FCY. 4?
AllenWedge Allen Wedge - Conway has very quietly made his wall all the way back to 14th in these few short laps since going down to 21st from 3rd, sound familiar?
ConquestRacing Conquest Racing - No. 34 car improves to 11th.
pressdog Bill Zahren - Wonder if Bernard did some all caps German screaming that led to the good restarts or the drivers just saw the super fuggly tape of LB
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Current Top 10 [lap 30 of 75] - Sato, Power, Andretti, Franchitti, Servia, Viso, Briscoe, Dixon, Hildebrand, Tagliani
Fieldof33 Paul Dalbey - Aren't those curbs about 4" tall? Not sure how a driver would straddle one in these cars.
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Franchitti makes hard contact with the tires in the Turn 1 run off
IndyCar IZOD IndyCar Series - Viso passes Andretti for 2nd. KV Racing is 1-2!
Wiresculptress Kristine Schroeder - Viso must have pissed in someone's Wheaties. Someone important. Black flag is heavy handed.
estradawriting Christopher Estrada - WOW, that's a crushing blow for KV-Lotus. And this fuel gamble may not pay off for 5-Sato if it stays green.
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Marco: "My dash is out." Michael: "Hang in there without it." (Marco can't see any in-car info)
damonsmedley Damon Smedley - I really don't like these twisty onboard cameras. One facing the front and one facing the back would be nicer.
LewisFranck Lewis Franck - Hey tv just caught up with my comment on Simona's speed. If you have racecontrol you can watch this, too.
tonydizinno Tony DiZinno - Never thought I'd say this but want a yellow to preserve the current top 3 [Sato, Andretti, & Saavedra]. Just for the shock result.
Krustylicious Taras Dhedhi - Between Sato and Andretti, with Saavedra with a chance
trill100 Sara Gruber - Marco, there's less than 20 minutes, and you're 2nd. Keep that up, at least. But maybe pass Sato? Please?
99forever Steph@MoreFrontWing - Sato.. Andretti.. Saavedra.. how ticked are you guys going to be if strategy leads to Will winning it anyway?
sentoan Aficionado al Motor - a 15 del final: 1 Sato, 2 Andretti, 3 Saavedra, 4 Power, 5 Rahal, 6 Briscoe, 7 Franchitti, 8 Servia, 9 Viso, 10 Conway
Krustylicious Taras Dhedhi - typical will power takes 3rd spot .
estradawriting Christopher Estrada - OK, apparently there's just enough time for six laps...14:30 remaining. 12-Power to P3
shagers Shane Rogers - Will Power is getting faster and faster relative to Sato. If this stays green, he's P1
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks – Fuel strategy will put the nail into the KV Racing Technology coffin - it’s Power, Rahal, Briscoe on the podium – bank it!
SkittleCar1 Jeremy Carpenter - Will Power seems to be working his way through the field.
EJGoose Evan Jones - Marco coming in to pit.
indy44 Matt Archuleta - Here comes Power P3
melanie8771 Melanie Mizenko - Marco's in pit. Change tires to slicks. Let's go #26
EJGoose Evan Jones - Slicks. This won't end well for Marco.
99forever Steph@MoreFrontWing - Reds on Andretti?! Now that's VERY interesting!
Racing_Observer Matt Weaver - Taku will not have enough fuel - coming down pit lane soon. Will Power will lead.
estradawriting Christopher Estrada
12-Power last pitted on Lap 36. He takes over the point with just 10 minutes to go.
craig_steele Craig Steele - - 1:49 for Andretti on first full lap on slicks. Bad call.
Racing5 Racing5 - P1 Power P2 Rahal P3 Briscoe.. quedan 7 minutos.
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks – BANKED … this should last until the end unless a cloudburst or … blocking happens!
barbar3la Barbara AJ Ramathon - Is Danica still running?
FollowAndretti Andretti Autosport - Less than 10 mins left in timed race... Conway 6th, Andretti 15th, Hunter-Reay 18th, Patrick 23rd
shagers Shane Rogers - 5 laps to go unless we get yellow.
hunt_james Jaime Lalinde - 5 more minutes for the checkered flag
indy44 Matt Archuleta - Sato off track in turn one. Back on.
estradawriting Christopher Estrada - Sato goes into the T1 runoff, loses a few spots but stays in Top 10.
f1fanatic_co_uk F1 Fanatic - Power leading, Sato down to eighth after his pit stop, no doubt wondering why KV didn't pit him when everyone else came in.
craig_steele Craig Steele - - Three laps to go.
IndyRacingNut Tony Wittrien - How is Dario in 4th after spending so much time in the tires???
indy44 Matt Archuleta - 3 min left disregard white flag
damonsmedley Damon Smedley - Takuma Sato has thoroughly disappointed me tonight. I really thought he could win it! :(
TheEDJE Edmund Jenks – Drives of this race (both editions) to Will Power, Graham Rahal for surviving the wet and the crashes, and … Mike Conway to 6th from 20th.
ronfrankl Ron Frankl - Wow. Fastest lap of race turned by Simona DeSilvestro.
estradawriting Christopher Estrada - The strategy backfires for KV-Lotus and 12-Power is heading to Indy with the championship lead.
AllenWedge Allen Wedge - This race was the polar opposite of Long Beach, highly entertaining race, boring end/result; still good Monday morning though.
99forever Steph@MoreFrontWing - Well, that kinda went in with a bang and out with a fizzle, didn't it? Ah, well. :)
lookingspiffy lookingspiffy - Meh. MEH MEH MEH. *waves Taku flag forlornly*
ronfrankl Ron Frankl - Will Power wins rain-plagued IndyCar race in San Paolo. Rahal 2nd, Briscoe 3rd.
99forever Steph@MoreFrontWing - That pass by Sato was worth watching the entire race for. What a beautiful move! He seems to be coming into his own this year.
wolkenjaeger Tristan Hauser - Congrats to the HVM team and Simona for the 1:39:823
estradawriting Christopher Estrada - Top 10: Power, Rahal, Briscoe, Franchitti, Servia, Conway, Wilson, Sato, Hinchcliffe, Hildebrand.
All in all, the top 10 are nothing but survivors with luck and a good strategy for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle!!
Of the top ten in Brazil, only Briscoe & Franchitti are long-time IRL drivers. God bless rookies, transferees from other racing series and, of course, the former ChampCar contingent (Power, Rahal, Servia, and Wilson).