Castroneves lets tears speak for themselves
25 May 2009 – Helio Castroneves admitted that he was the luckiest man at Indianapolis on Sunday; en route to his third Indy 500 victory, the Penske driver tackled a series of issues throughout the prestigious race.
"We were having all sorts of problems with the radio since the beginning of the race and then we had a little issue with the gearbox at the pit stops. I was getting neutral, I had to change for a mechanical. Finally, towards the end, we were just feeling the car - I didn't touch anything on the car at all!"
Having had a hard start to the 2009 with a court hearing for tax evasion, the win hat-trick came as a dream for Helio. "Basically, it was a long race," he continued to recall. "We were just taking it easy. It was good, actually, because behind I knew what I needed to do, but once I got in the front, it was never look back. What a day! This place is magical. This is the best month of May ever! Wow, three - I can't believe it!"