Helio Castroneves

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Helio Castroneves

Born

5/9/1975, São Paulo, Brazil

Birth Name

Hélio Castro Neves

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Spider-Man, Hélio Castro-Neves, Helio Neves
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Biography

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Hlio Castroneves is one of the top drivers in North American open-wheel racing, first in the CART series and now in the IndyCar Series. He won the Indianapolis 500 in both 2001 and 2002, becoming the fifth driver to do so in consecutive years, and finished second to…more

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Trivia and Quotes

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    • Helio: A race is not won on the first lap. A car changes during a race.

    • Helio: (on how much of a race result is due to the driver) Eighty-percent driver, I think the last 20 percent is the team, or 30 percent because of pit stops.

    • Helio: The way boxers are ready to attack is the same way we must be ready to attack the steering wheel.

    • Helio: (on teammate Sam Hornish Jr.) I think I will learn a lot with Sam. He is an experienced driver even though he is young. He's been fast at a lot of tracks where we haven't done well so I hope to learn from him.

    • Helio: (on how other drivers have a tougher challenge than he does) They have to worry about finishing ahead of me. I have to just finish ahead of them.

    • Helio: (explaining why he spun the car at the 2006 Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg) I was so excitied, I spun in my own drool.

    • Helio: You aren't going to be able to pass by going past the guy and keep going so it will take quite a while to set up a pass. I will follow him closely and wait for him to make a mistake before I can make the pass. I have a very good car for that. I will also be saving fuel and pick up positions in the pits so I have so many things on my side.

    • Helio: In a long race, if I'm worried about fatigue, my concentration is the first thing to go.

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