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Helio Castroneves, Team Penske - Q&A

Right now, maybe tomorrow still going to celebrate a little bit, but Monday, got to turn the page and focus on the next race.

Q:
One of the story lines of the whole season is that the ability (inaudible) how much of a relief is it for you to check that box and get that win?

Helio Castroneves:
Well, for us, we want to win races. It doesn't matter at this point who is who. I know the press itself - has to write stories and it's over now, but I don't feel any pressure.

I feel pressure to go out there and perform the best, and when you have the opportunity, you have to go for it. And today, we keep pushing the same button about this, but it's true, the car was just fantastic, and we were able to do that.

Q:
Toward the end of the race, yellow came out and TK seemed like he had the fastest lap at that point.

Helio Castroneves:
At the beginning, I saw Marco taking away a little bit when I was fourth or third I think, and I thought, well (inaudible) and I was just taking it easy, when traffic is going to come up (inaudible) race early and seeing Marco running up there. We had, probably we were similar at that point.

But I was adjusting the car and the car actually wasn't bad. I was just waiting for a little bit of an adjustment inside the cockpit trying to make something different there. As soon as I took the lead, I thought, you know, just try to keep going.

So next stop, put new tires - I didn't know about Tony to be honest. I saw Tony as soon as I came out of the pits, and he was passing on the outside. And I was about actually to go with him but I decided, just take it easy, because the team told me - the lead, and I'm, wow.

So I decided not to be involved in that traffic scenario, because there's still 40 laps to go, so just take it ease‑and see what happens. In the end, it was very good.

Q:
(Inaudible.)

Helio Castroneves:
Just got to trust in what your car is telling you to do.

Q:
Do you like the bump in turn two?

Helio Castroneves:
The bump, yes, it's a little bump. If we can have Eddie to resurface that area it would be fantastic. But if not, it's just another challenge that we have to face.

Q:
I watched you last night in practice -

Helio Castroneves:
It was difficult, when you go - people don't understand. When you go high, the car changes a little bit of the setup. It change the feeling, and when you go low, you have another one.



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