Three and easy for Power
Australian maintains dominant start to 2012 IndyCar Series
Last Updated: 29/04/12 7:35pm
Will Power: Third straight win in Sao Paulo and third straight win in 2012
IndyCar Series leader Will Power cruised to victory in the Sao Paulo 300, taking his third straight win at the Brazilian venue in the process.
The Australian was hardly threatened during the 75-lap race around the street circuit as he converted pole position into a comfortable win ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.
It was also Power's third win in the four races so far this year as the Penske driver continues his dominant start to the 2012 season.
"Ryan got a really good jump. I knew I had to just go like you wouldn't believe to get through those first few corners. It was a great race," Power said.
Former Formula One driver Takuma Sato finished an impressive third after starting 25th on the grid, while home favourite Helio Castroneves also came through the field to claim fourth place.
Defending series champion Dario Franchitti recovered from an early spin to finish fifth as he once again failed to make any inroads into Power's lead in the points standings.
The race was run under threatening skies on Sunday but the rain held off and the only disruptions were caused by several full-course cautions due to on-track incidents.
Castroneves remains second in the championship standings but is now 45 points behind Power, with Canadian James Hinchcliffe third on 123.