Helio Castroneves won the season-opening 2012 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, making him the only three-time winner on the 1.8-mile street course. The weather was perfect-sunny & breezy. Dan Wheldon’s younger sister Holly raised the green flag to start off the race. Helio started the race in fifth place. Upon wining, Helio paid homage to his dear friend on the part of the track that has been named in his honor, Dan Wheldon Way. Dan, originally from England had made St Petersburg his home, passed away last October. Holly Wheldon also presented Helio with his first place trophy. It was quite an emotional day.

Helio winning 2012Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg