May 02

Castroneves sentimental on return to Gateway for open test

Helio Castroneves is one driver who holds very special memories for the track

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar Series prepares for its anticipated return to Gateway Motorsports Park in August with an open test for full-season entries Tuesday at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois.

The 41-year-old owns the title as the most recent winner of an Indy car race there, albeit 14 years ago, having led Tony Kanaan and Gil de Ferran in a 1-2-3 Brazilian sweep of the podium in 2003. But the win didn’t come without a major obstacle throughout.

“There was one fact very interesting that I don’t think a lot of people know,” Castroneves said. “My win there in 2003, when we are on the grid (before the race), I had a glitch in my dashboard, so I raced the entire race without revs information or lap times or fuel consumption information.

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source:  indycar.com