Helio Castroneves is not ruling out a challenge from Penske teammates Will Power and Ryan Briscoe in Sunday's IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park, despite both having a disappointing qualifying session on Saturday morning.
Last weekend's race-winner Castroneves will start from pole, while Power was relegated to ninth after being deemed to have set his best lap under local yellows, and Briscoe was left in 11th following a clutch control unit problem. But Castroneves said that despite having a better grid position, he would not be surprised if one of his stablemates proved to be a threat tomorrow.
"Last weekend was a perfect example – three guys used three different strategies," said the Brazilian. "In the end, my strategy ended up being the right one. We have to approach tomorrow the same way. Who is going to be with the better strategy? Sometimes starting in the back you could save a little bit more fuel. That could be a strategy the team can apply.
"For me, that's the only way I see it at this point. All three cars are very similar. Unfortunately it was just not being in the right place in the right time for them. But I guarantee tomorrow they're going to be strong, because I know what they have under those cars – it's very strong."