2013 Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 - Tweet-By-Tweet
Will Ryan Hunter-Reay break into the top five in season championship points lead or will team-mate EJ Viso have his own designs to try and vault into the top ten without knocking RHR out with a crash? Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2013)
2013 Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle - Tweet-By-Tweet
Round four of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series (IICS) sees its fourth in a succession of road/street by CouponDropDown">courses to kick-off the season before going on with the month of May festivities at IndyCar's home city and the grand-daddy of all left-turn only (do we need to say it - oval) races, the Indy 500.
The Mayor of Sao Paulo, Gilberto Kassab, fought hard to bring the IICS to South America and race here. He even went to the point of declaring Sao Paulo the South American Indianapolis in 2009, or maybe a better characterization might be that they were establishing itself as capital of motor racing in South America - no other city could rival the tradition and race that have defined a city ever since the 2.5 mile track was first laid out in 1909.
Welcome to an internet based by CouponDropDown">exercise that this author/editor calls Tweet-By-Tweet. It is a form of New Media reporting on an event from the perspective of mostly well informed and rabid followers of a particular discipline that happen to be communicating LIVE at the same time, sharing their reactions to the happenings of an important event.
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To start the race, it is always a good thing to have the initial balance of perspective of how the field will by CouponDropDown">line up to take the Green Flag to start the race.
Sao Paulo Indy 300 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
|1||Ryan Hunter-Reay||1:20.4312||Firestone Fast Six|
|2||EJ Viso||1:20.7380||Firestone Fast Six|
|3||Dario Franchitti||1:20.8922||Firestone Fast Six|
|4||Tony Kanaan||1:20.9812||Firestone Fast Six|
|5||James Hinchcliffe||1:20.9893||by CouponDropDown">Firestone Fast Six|
|6||Scott Dixon||1:21.1183||by CouponDropDown">Firestone Fast Six|
|7||Sebastien Bourdais||1:20.8210||Round 2 / Top 12|
|8||by CouponDropDown">Simona de Silvestro||1:20.9390||Round 2 / Top 12|
|9||Justin Wilson||1:21.0570||Round 2 / Top 12|
|10||Marco Andretti||1:21.1716||Round 2 / Top 12|
|11||JR Hildebrand||1:21.2961||Round 2 / Top 12|
|12||Takuma Sato||1:21.3618||Round 2 / Top 12|
|13||Oriol Servia||1:21.7963||Round 1 / Group 1|
|14||Ed Carpenter||1:24:0203||Round 1 / Group 2|
|15||Alex Tagliani||1:21.8636||Round 1 / Group 1|
|16||Ana Beatriz||1:24:8864||Round 1 / Group 2|
|17||Charlie Kimball||1:22.2482||Round 1 / Group 1|
|18||Helio Castroneves||1:25:1734||Round 1 / Group 2|
|19||Graham Rahal||1:22.2998||Round 1 / Group 1|
|20||Sebastian Saavedra||4:00.2612||Round 1 / Group 2|
|21||Tristan Vautier||3:20.5417||Round 1 / Group 1|
|22||Will by CouponDropDown">Power||4:05.5886||Round 1 / Group 2|
|23||Josef Newgarden||No Time||Round 1 / Group 1|
|24||Simon Pagenaud||4:23.1097||Round 1 / Group 2|
|25||James Jakes||No Time||Round 1 / Group 2|
It's interesting to note that no Penske Racing team car made it to the Firestone Fast Six. This was because the group Will Power and Helio Castroneves were qualifying in, suffered an interruption from an accident caused by Rahal Letterman Lanigan's James Jakes and this cut the time short for a clear run. Power will start from P22 and Castroneves from P18.
Also, former Lotus Dragon Racing team-mates, Sebastien Bourdais and Simona de Silvestro, will be starting next to each other in the fourth row ... just outside of the Firestone Fast Six.
IndyCar Teammates @RyanHunterReay & @EJVISO start on the front row in the #IndySaoPaulo at 11a ET on @NBCSN! #IndyCar pic.twitter.com/NkEJ9zre1m
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#IndyLights #IndyCar #MazdaRoadtoIndy
@PaddockTalk - Both KV Racing Technology Drivers Qualify In The Top-Eight http://goo.gl/fb/J1p58 #IndyCar
@4TheLoveOfIndy - Only five cars are starting on the Alternate tires today:Franchitti, Kanaan, Dixon, Carpenter and Vautier. #IndyCar
Ric the Magnificent
@NASCARNAC - Talladega and Sao Paolo in the same day, quite a tongue twister for American motorsports fans #NASCAR #IndyCar
@tonydizinno - Won't be able to see #indycar live today per other commitments, so gonna have to stay off social media and avoid spoilers! #Unlikely
@AUTONEWSVE - Recuerden hoy el vzolano @EJVISO arranca en 1ra fila en lo que será la 4ta fecha de la temporada de la #IndyCar en las calles de Sao Paulo
@RyanHunterReay - “ @TeriD01: Two @GoDaddy Drivers @Hinchtown and @RyanHunterReay are top 10 in every practice session! Go Guys! #SauPauloIndy” Thanks Teri!
@La_Lales - My prediction for #IndyCar #IndySaoPaulo is: 1.Kanaan 2.Hunter-Reay 3.Franchitti... The lovely Brazil: Boa sorte a todos e boa corrida!!!
@KAWAMURAMAK0T0 - The race in Sao Paulo will start soon. Sato should win again. #IndyCar
@LewisFranck - Gonna be a long day in front of screens. #IndyCar in 30mins then, hopefully, they'll get Talladega off the ground i.e. green flag.
@AcesStatGuy - Waiting for the text/call from the wife when she realizes I am recording BOTH races today over her shows. Love the DirecTV app. #indycar
@jamesf40 - What time does that race start, trying to catch the British GT Quali, but I think it clashes with the #Indycar :-\
Edmund Jenks @TheEDJE - @jamesf40 - Ahhhhhh! Choices, Choices, Choices ...
@jamesf40 - @TheEDJE - Lol! I'm not complaining, its been an epic weekend of motorsport so far, even without the #F1 :-)
@celica_205 - GAORAでINDY CAR第４戦を見るために風呂ってきまーす(^o^)《明日は早番ですが^^;》
@TheEDJE - #indycar #IndySaoPaulo Weather seems to be clear for this race for the first time - Internet Radio Broadcast begins - http://racecontrol.indycar.com
@FirestoneRacing - Interesting @FirestoneRacing tire choices for start of #IndyCar #IndySaoPaulo: all but 5 drivers on primaries (black sidewall) Firehawks.
@AJFoytRacing - Hey @NBCSN Nice feature on @TakumaSatoRacer in pre-race show! #indycar #indysaopaulo
@PantherDRR - [News] Statement on the Future of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing after INDY500 http://tinyurl.com/DRRFuture
Sad to hear that we may lose a team for the balance of the season - Oriol Servia (starting P13) has to be really unhappy between last season's messed up run with Lotus and now this DRR suspension of race operations.
@anarchojack - Aww "weather isn't a problem". What kind of grand prix in São Paulo is this? No rain? No Interlagos?! #crying #indycar
GREEN, GREEN, GREEN - the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle begins
KV Racing Technology
@kvracing - Green flag has been shown, 75 laps to be run #IndySaoPaulo
@TikiTorch2some - Ready to go in #IndySaoPaulo we need a fifth country win this year, Brazil or Switzerland would be nice.
@estradawriting - GREEN! Viso gets passed for P2 by Franchitti. Clean start. #IndyCar
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