It was an excellent result for Team Penske. Unfortunately I didn't win, but it was a great result for the teamGil De Ferran wins Indianapolis 500 May 25, 2003
I remember my first year, we just wanted to put this baby in the gridCastroneves wins Indy 500 pole May 11, 2003
It just seems that this place, all the time, seems to be good for meCastroneves wins Indy 500 pole May 11, 2003
We did a test a couple of weeks ago and that seemed to help us get faster and comfortableRain affects first day of Indy practice May 04, 2003
The times are actually slower than the open test we had here, but track conditions today were extremely difficultFamiliar names missing in IRL Feb 28, 2003
Hélio Castroneves (born Hélio Castro Neves; May 10, 1975 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) is a Brazilian auto racing driver currently competing in the North American IndyCar Series. In IndyCar competition, Castroneves has 14 wins and 28 poles, and has never placed lower than sixth in the standings in a complete season of racing. Prior to IndyCar, Castroneves competed in the CART championship with a highest championship points finish of fourth.
Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 in 2001, 2002 and 2009, making him one of only nine drivers to date to have won at least three. He finished second to teammate and countryman Gil de Ferran in 2003. Castroneves has won four pole positions for the Indy 500, including back-to-back poles in 2009 and 2010 for the first time since Scott Brayton.
Starting his career in karting, Castroneves later raced in the Paul Stewart Racing team, and finished third in the 1995 British Formula Three Championship.