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Driving the New Indy Car is Like Racing Karts at Fast Lap!

Helio Castroneves had to remind himself to brake with his left foot during two days of driving the Chevrolet development car this week at Sebring International Raceway.

Accustomed to right-foot braking his entire career — and in passenger cars — the new DW12 chassis has two pedals instead of three (third for clutch). For 2012, the clutch joins the paddle shift system in the steering wheel.

“It will take some time to adapt, but that’s why we’re out here testing,” the Team Penske driver said. “Actually, it’s kind of fun; like go-karts. The only car I drove (with left-foot braking) was in a Formula One test in 2002.”

The three-time Indianapolis 500 champion was joined during the two-day session on the 1.7-mile short course by teammates Ryan Briscoe and Will Power, JR Hildebrand, Scott Dixon, Graham Rahal, Tony Kanaan, E.J. Viso, Marco Andretti, Simon Pagenaud, and Simona de Silvestro.

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