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Information contained in this news release is current as of the date of the press announcement, but may be subject to change without prior notice.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tokyo, August 31, 2015 ---Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that Helio Castroneves, a Hitachi contract driver in the Penske Racing team, sponsored by the Hitachi Group, came fifteenth in the final race of the 2015 IndyCar Series held at Sonoma, California, on August 30, resulting in a fifth place finish in the season's championship standings.
In the season opener held at St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 29, Castroneves had a strong race that gained him fourth place in the season standings. Then in the second race, held in Avondale, Louisiana, on April 12, and the third race, in Long Beach, California, Castroneves came second, moving him up to second place in the season standings, a position he held until the fourth race. In the ninth race, held in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 6, and the tenth race held the following week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he came third, and took second place in the twelfth race, held in West Allis, Wisconsin, on July 12. So in all, Castroneves had podium finishes in five races.
Hitachi Automotive Systems wishes to thank everyone for their warm support throughout the year for Helio Castroneves, sponsored by the Hitachi Group.
●：Hitachi primary sponsor race
|March 29||●St. Petersburg, Florida||4||4|
|April 12||●Avondale, Louisiana||2||2|
|April 19||Long Beach, California||2||2|
|April 26||Birmingham, Alabama||15||2|
|May 9||Indianapolis, Indiana||6||3|
|May 24||Indianapolis, Indiana||7||4|
|May 30||●Detroit, Michigan||6||4|
|May 31||●Detroit, Michigan||19||5|
|June 6||Fort Worth, Texas||3||4|
|June 14||Toronto, Canada||3||4|
|June 27||Fontana, Texas||23||5|
|July 12||●West Allis, Wisconsin||2||3|
|July 18||●Newton, Iowa||11||4|
|August 2||●Lexington, Ohio||15||4|
|August 23||Long Pond, Pennsylvania||16||5|
|August 30||●Sonoma, California||15||5|
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the development, manufacture, sales and services of automotive components, transportation related components, industrial machines and systems, and offers a wide range of automotive systems including engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems and car information systems. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi-automotive.co.jp/en/