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Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2016. Used with Permission.

Helio Castroneves. Copyright Brian Crowe, 2016. Used with Permission.

Helio Castroneves, Indianapolis 500, 2013. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2016. Used with Permission.

Helio Castroneves, Indianapolis 500, 2013. Copyright Michael Portaro (www.mp2photography.com), 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

10 May 1975
Sao Paulo

Nationality:

Brazil

Indy 500s:

17 (2001-2017)

Fast becoming a modern legend. Now a three times winner of the Indy 500, he raced for over two decades in the Indycar series with Penske, although 2009 saw his season disrupted as he fought tax evasion claims. In 2018, although he continued racing the Indianapolis 500, Helio moved to the US Sportscar Series full-time. Castroneves also won the 2007 Dancing with the Stars TV dance show! Helio moved through the South American lower formulae ranks before moving to British Formula 3, but only ever won once, at Donington Park in 1995. He moved to the US, and Indy Lights in 1996 and has remained Stateside ever since, graduating to CART in 1998.

Biography last updated 4 Oct 2017