Castroneves becomes a father
13 January 2010 – Helio Castroneves finished 2009 in the best possible way after girlfriend Adriana Henao gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Mikaella, three days after Christmas.
Although the year may have begun in negative fashion, with a tax evasion case forcing Castroneves to miss the first race at St. Petersburg, the Penske driver has since gone on to win the Indianapolis 500 once again as well as taking the spoils in popular television show Dancing with the Stars.
"Forget the trophy," the 34-year-old commented of the new arrival at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum. "This is more important. As you know, I'm an emotional guy - I cried and cried when she came!"
Both Adriana and Mikaella - who weighs in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces (3.3 kilograms) and measures 19 inches (48 centimetres) - are healthy.