Sunday, May 1, 2011

Brazil Postponed To Monday

After attempting to run Sunday's Sao Paulo Indy 300 in wet conditions, the red flag was quickly dropped putting an end to what was at that point a disastrous first few laps, but waved a bit to late for some.

Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Simona De Silvestro and Danica Patrick who were all involved in an early accident which resulted in the #78 entry sitting atop the #7, and a hand injury to Kanaan after his arm made contact with Patrick's car.

"I got hit from everywhere. I don't want to blame anyone because we couldn't see anything," said Kanaan. "I'm pretty sure I got hit from behind and hit from the side. And Danica's car came over top of mine and hit my hand pretty hard"

Luckily for Castroneves, De Silvestro, Patrick and TK, the race was red-flagged after 10 laps for 2 hours, 23 minutes, giving the opportunity for teams to repair crash damage. Following the lengthy delay, all 26 cars returned to the track at 4:25 local time in a failed attempt to restart the race.

The remaining laps will be picked up LIVE from Brazil at 8am est on VERSUS and the IMS Radio Network. With a scheduled green flag drop at 8:05, the race will resume on lap 15 with one hour, 19 minutes remaining in the two-hour timed event.

Restart order:

1* Conway

2 Power
3 Briscoe
4 Sato
5 Rahal
6 Franchitti
7 Andretti
8 Kimball
9 Tagliani
10 Servia
11 Saavedra
12 Viso
13 Dixon
14 Jakes
15 Hinchcliffe
16 Beatriz
17 Hildebrand
18 Wilson
19 Matos
20 Bourdais
21 Meira -2 Laps
22 Hunter-Reay -2 Laps
23 Castroneves -9 Laps
24 de Silvestro -9 Laps
25 Patrick -9 Laps
26 Kanaan -9 Laps

*On tail end of lead lap and will be waived around prior to the restart


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