Apr 26, 2012
The 2.536-mile, 11-turn street circuit for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle is challenging for drivers and teams. It features the longest straightaway on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule at nearly a mile, which is a prime overtaking zone.
"The long straight at the São Paulo street circuit will invariably drive set-ups toward lower downforce/drag configurations but overall lap time, as always, will be very driven by the balance between grip versus downforce and the effect that the latter has on tire performance for a given set of circuit conditions," said Gerry Hughes, race engineer for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing car driven by Takuma Sato.
Will Power (above), driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, has won the past two races in Brazil and the past two IZOD IndyCar Series races. ENTRANT LIST