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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 - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Richard Dowdy)
Ryan Hunter-Reay - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: IndyCar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Scott Dixon - Chip Ganassi [credit: IndyCar Series]
Takuma Sato poses for a photograph during the autograph session in the St. Petersburg Fan Village (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato on course during qualifications for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates capturing the pole with the fastest lap Saturday, March 12, 2016 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four Penske Chevrolet`s were the fastest in qualifying and Chevrolet had the five fastest cars. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 captures the pole with the fastest lap Saturday, March 12, 2016 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four Penske Chevrolet`s were the fastest in qualifying and Chevrolet had the five fastest cars. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 captures the pole with the fastest lap Saturday, March 12, 2016 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four Penske Chevrolet`s were the fastest in qualifying and Chevrolet had the five fastest cars. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 captures the pole with the fastest lap Saturday, March 12, 2016 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four Penske Chevrolet`s were the fastest in qualifying and Chevrolet had the five fastest cars. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power wins the Verizon P1 Award for claiming the pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power wins the Verizon P1 Award for claiming the pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on course during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)

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