Road America Race

Road America is my favorite race track in USA, where I won my first Indy Car race in 2001. I love the
fast corners of this track. Going back there, I felt good. In qualify, my steering wheel broke in the fourth lap,
and I had to stop early. I finished P2, just 0.07s from the pole.
The race started in the wet, and my team mate Duncan Ende did a good job maintaining  P2. We were the first to go for dry tires and were able to go back to P1 when others stooped for dry tires.
I got in the car in P3. Just after a few laps, we top fuel in the yellow and I drove in P1 saving fuel, keeping P2 with a 5 seconds gap. I was very happy to win again in Road America. 3rd win, and 6th podium in 8 races there. Good record.

Road America e a minha pista favorita nos EUA. Onde eu ganhei a minha primeira corrida na Formula Indy.
Eu estava bem confiante e mas na classificacao,  meu volante quebrou e tive que parar mais cedo. Mesmo assim fiquei em segundo, apenas 7 centesimos da pole.
A corrida comecou no molhado e meu companheiro, Duncan Ende manteve o P2. Nos paramos mais cedo para pneus slicks e quando eu peguei o carro, estava em terceiro. Depois da ultima parada nos boxes, pulei para ponta e vim economizando combustivel ate o final. Estou muito feliz por ter vencido denovo em Road America, minha terceira vitoria e sexto podium em oito corridas nesta pista. Com certeza, minha favorita!










Petit Le Mans Race


I finished Second in the Petit Le Mans. It was a long race. I started fifth and in a few laps moved to third, then second, then I took the lead.  I drove 2h40min in the first stint and gave the car in P1.
My team mate had 2 penalties and he lost 2 laps. After that, we run most of the race in P3 or P4.
At night, I did my last stint and was able to move to second and finish.
It was a great result and a good way to finished the season. It the end, I was Third in the driver championship. I enjoyed racing LMPC in America Le Mans, the car is nice to drive and the field
very competitive.  Thanks RSR team and my full season team mate Tomy Drissi.

Eu terminei em segundo na corrida de Petit Le Mans. Larguei em quinto e fui ganhando posicoes ate assumir a lideranca. Entreguei o carro em primeiro, mas meu companheiro sofreu 2 penalizacoes e perdemos 2 voltas. Caimos para quarto e de noite, quando voltei para o volante, consegui pular para segundo e terminar bem.
Foi um bom resultado e estou feliz por terminar o ano bem. Fiquei em terceiro no campeonato. Gostei muito de correr com este prototipo. O carro e muito bom de guiar. Agora trabalhar para o ano que vem.

Bruno

VIR Race

This was my first time I drove at VIR. It is a nice, very fast race track. I love it!!
We struggle I little in qualify, with a very lose car, and we finished P4, 0.3s from the pole.  In the start of the race, a P1 car spun in turn one, I got hit and broke the tow link. The team did a good job to fix it and we lost just 2 laps. I drove fast and got on the lead lap. I gave the car for my team mate and he could drive a lose car and I got it back  2 laps down, in P5. I was able to pass a car and finished P4. In the end, it was nice to learn a new fast track, but we deserved at least a podium. So let's get ready to Petit Lemans at Road Atlanta.

Neste fim de semana, eu corri em VIR. Foi a minha primeira vez nesta pista e gostei muito.
Na classificacao o carro tava muito traseiro e classifiquei em P4, a 3 decimos da pole. Na corrida, um carro na frente roudou e tomei uma batida por tras. tive que ir para os boxs arrumar o carro e perdi 2 voltas. De volta na pista, eu estava muito rapido e passei o lider 2 vezes e voltei para a volta do lider. Meu companheiro entrou, mas estava muito lento e perdeu 2 voltas. No final, peguei o carro em quinto e passei um carro para terminar em quarto. P4.
Agora eh preparar para a ultima prova do ano, Petit Lemans.

Have a look in the start of the race on the link below
Da uma olhada no video da largada no link abaixo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdoMpolskow&feature=youtu.be



Baltimore Race

I had a nice and busy weekend in Baltimore racing ALMS and Indycar. 
In the ALMS race, I was fastest in practice and qualify on the pole. My team mate Tomy started the race and run a good pace in second place, but 2 laps before him pit, he made a mistake and lost a position and a lot of time compere to P1. I got the car in P3 49s behind the leader, after a few laps I was P2 with set the fastest race lap, but the difference from the leader was too big and we finished in Second position.
In the Indycar race, was a good experience. After 5 years with driving Indycar in a street of road course, took me a little long to get used to, specially with the brakes and the quick back from the steering wheel. Because the problems with the track, the sessions Friday were short and I did just 12 laps up to speed. Saturday morning  rained, so I went to qualify with very few laps. In qualify, I did better that I expected qualifying P10, but because the team changed the engine before going to Baltimore, I got a 10 place penalty and started P20. In the race, I did a good start, but after a few laps I hot hit from behind, spun and lost I lap. I try very hard to get the laps back on the restart with wet tires, until I was second, but the track dried and I had to change to dry tires and set with a lap down. I had a really good pace with dry track, with some fast and consistence laps. I was very happy with that. With 9 laps to go, in the chicane I brushed the wall and a few corners latter with suspension broke and I had to pit. In the end I finished P19. 
In the end, It was a nice weekend, were a I had a great ALMS race and the opportunity to race Indycars again and been competitive.
 Eu tive um fim de semana bom e bem agitado em Baltimore correndo de ALMS e Formula Indy.
Na ALMS, fui mais rapido nos treinos e fiz a pole. Meu companheiro, Tomy, largou e estava em segundo, mas errou no final e me entregou o carro em terceiro, 50segundos atras do lider. Eu comecei bem e ja pulei para segundo, fiz a volta mais rapida da corrida, mas nao conseguir tirar toda a diferenca do lider e terminamos em segundo.
Na Formula Indy, depois de 5anos sem andar de monospoto em um circuito misto, tive que me adaptar aos poucos. Devido aos problemas na pista, as sessoes de treinos foram reduzidas e fui para a classificacao sem estar conhecendo bem o carro, mesmo assim conseguir o Decimo tempo. Devido uma troca de motor entre a ultima corrida e Baltimore, perdi 10 posicoes no grid e larguei em P20.  Comecei bem, mas na nona volta tomei um toque por tras, rodei e perdi uma volta. Quase consegui recuperar a volta, cheguei a estar em segundo, mas tive que trocar os pneus. Estava em um ritimo muito bom na corrida, sendo um dos mais rapidos, o que me deixou muito feliz. Faltando 9 voltas, esbarrei no muro na saida da chincane e tive que parar nos boxs. Nos final terminei em P19.
No final, foi um bom fim de semana, com uma otima corrida na ALMS e com a oportunidade de
voltar a correr na Formula Indy e ter andado muito bem.

Baltimore Indy


This weekend, I will race Indycar for Sarah Fischer Hartman racing in the Baltimore GP. I also will race my RSR car in the ALMS. I am very happy to be back in Indy car. IT will be a busy, fast and fun weekend!!!
Neste fim de semana, vou correr na Formula Indy para a equipe da Sarah Fisher em Baltimore. Eu tambem vou correr na American Lemans com a RSR. Estou feliz em voltar a Formula Indy. Vai ser um fim de semana corrido e divertido!!!  Vamos acelerar muito!!!!

Mid Ohio Race

The race this weekend was in Mid Ohio. It is a great race track and we raced together with the Indycar. It was nice to see some of my Indycar friends. 
The car started the first practice very lose, and I finished P2. For the last practice the car was better and I was P1. Qualify was very excite, It was an intense 15 min that I got faster every lap, sometimes I was P1, sometimes P2. With 2 minutes to go I did a great lap and went to P1 with a good margin, but in the last minute Marino Franchitti went quicker. In my last lap I improved but still 0.06 behind. very close.
My team mate Tomy D. started the race and took the lead. With 5 cars behind him making lots of pressure, but hold them a few laps, but faded to P5, and later went off in turn 3 and stuck in the gravel. He got towed out, but we lost 3 laps. I got in the car and drove very fast and was able to lap the filed and get a lap back. We finished P4 with 2 laps down.

Ontem corri em Mid Ohio. Comecei os treinos com o carro saindo muito de traseira e fiquei em P2. No ultimo treino, melhorei o carro e fui P1. A classificacao foi muito intensa, melhorando a cada volta, estava em P1, e as vezes era superado e caia para P2. Com 2 minutos para o final, dei uma volta muito boa e fui para P1, mas no ultimo minuto o Marino Franchitti melhorou e fiquei em segundo. 
Meu companheiro Tomy D. largou bem e assumiu a ponta, mas aos poucos foi ultrapassado ate cair para quinto e acabou passando reto na curva 3 e ficou preso na brita. Tiraram ele da brita, mas ficamos 3 voltas atras. peguei o carro e comecei a fazer voltas muito rapidas e recuperei uma volta. terminamos 2 voltas atras em quarto.
A proxima corrida e em Road America, meu circuito favorito. Da para tentar umas uma vitoria!
obrigado pela torcida,

Bruno