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Sao Paulo - Race results

Will Power kept cool and made winning races look easy, as he claimed his third visit to victory lane in 2012 at the Sao Paulo Indy 300 ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato.
Will Power found the best place to keep out of trouble - the lead, for the most part - and hit his fuel numbers to make his third consecutive win in the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012 look easy.

Ryan Hunter-Reay also made it look easy to cruise into second place, while most of the remaining 24 cars behind them had incidents of one sort of another in an eventful afternoon on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Race results

1. #12 Will Power Penske-Chevrolet 2:08:18.2816s
2. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti-Chevrolet + 0.9045s
3. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal-Honda + 2.3905s
4. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske-Chevrolet + 4.5489s
5. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda + 5.1722s
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti-Chevrolet + 6.2615s
7. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther-Chevrolet + 8.3764s
8. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi-Honda + 8.5905s
9. #5 EJ Viso KV Racing-Chevrolet + 10.3449s
10. #8 Rubens Barrichello KV Racing-Chevrolet + 10.8477s
11. #22 Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold-Lotus + 24.4771s
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Honda + 1 lap
13. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing-Chevrolet + 1 lap
14. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti-Chevrolet + 1 lap
15. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne-Honda + 1 lap
16. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi-Honda + 1 lap
17. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda + 1 lap
18. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Lotus + 1 lap
19. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda + 2 laps
20. #25 Ana Beatriz Andretti-Chevrolet + 2 laps
21. #20 Ed Carpenter Carpenter-Chevrolet + 3 laps

Retirements

22. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne-Honda 66 laps (Mechanical)
23. #67 Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher-Honda 61 laps (Contact)
24. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus 28 laps (Contact)
25. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske-Chevrolet 21 laps (Contact)
26. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon-Lotus 20 laps (Contact)



Related Pictures

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Winner Will Power leads into the first turn at the start of the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt, LAT Photo USA. Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA
Ryan Hunter-Reay tries to pass Will Power on a restart in the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt, LAT Photo USA. Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA
Will Power and Carlos Munoz flank winner Mike Conway during their victory lap (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrating his victory (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway in action in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway poses for pictures after victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway poses for pictures after victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway and team boss Ed Carpenter pose for pictures after victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates with champagne after victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates with champagne after victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway poses for pictures with the team from Ed Carpenter Racing after victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates pole position in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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