After winning the opening race of the season, Helio Castroneves leads the IndyCar Championship standings

Current championship standings of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship season after the completion of the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg Round 1):


Driver Entrant Points
1. Hélio Castroneves BRA Team Penske 50
2. Scott Dixon NZL Chip Ganassi Racing 42
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay USA Andretti Autosport 35
4. James Hinchcliffe CAN Andretti Autosport 32
5. Ryan Briscoe AUS Team Penske 30
6. Simon Pagenaud (R) FRA Schmidt Hamilton 28
7. Will Power AUS Team Penske 27
8. EJ Viso VEN KV Racing Technology 24
9. Charlie Kimball USA Chip Ganassi Racing 22
10. Justin Wilson GBR Dale Coyne Racing 20
11. Josef Newgarden (R) USA Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 19
12. Graham Rahal USA Chip Ganassi Racing 18
13. Dario Franchitti GBR Chip Ganassi Racing 17
14. Marco Andretti USA Andretti Autosport 16
15. Alex Tagliani CAN Lotus Bryan Herta Autosport 15
16. Oriol Servià ESP Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 14
17. Rubens Barrichello BRA KV Racing Technology 13
18. Ed Carpenter USA Ed Carpenter Racing 12
19. JR Hildebrand USA Panther Racing 12
20. Mike Conway GBR AJ Foyt Enterprises 12
21. Sébastien Bourdais FRA Lotus Dragon Racing 12
22. Takuma Sato JPN Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 12
23. Katherine Legge (R) GBR Lotus Dragon Racing 12
24. Simona de Silvestro SUI Lotus HVM Racing 12
25. Tony Kanaan BRA KV Racing Technology 10
26. James Jakes GBR Dale Coyne Racing 10

Championship points are awarded on the following basis:

Finishing Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18-24 25-33
All Races 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 10
Pole Position 1                                    
Led Most Laps 2                                    
Indy 500 Qualifying 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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