Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

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Nigel
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Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

Post by Nigel »

Friday provisional qualifying for this Sunday's race is over, and Canadian Paul Tracy won the (provisional) pole over Frenchman Sebastian Bourdais.

Tracy's time was 1:00.819 (105.421 mph) around the 1.802 temporary street circuit, while Bourdais' time was 1.00.974 (105.153 mph), good enough for outside front row, and Patrick Carpentier (Canada) was third with a time of 1:01.398 and a speed of 104.427 mph.

More info as it becomes available. In the meantime, here's the track:
http://www.autoracing1.com/images/Track ... trackg.jpg
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Post by Nigel »

It looks as though Paul Tracy is keeping the pole. Rodolfo Lavin was fastest on Saturday, but not faster than Tracy. Lavin will start 2nd, Sebastian Bourdais 3rd.


Lineup:
1

1

P. Tracy

Las Vegas, NV

Indeck (F/L/B)

1:00.870

105.333



2

3

R. Lavin

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Corona (F/L/B)

1:00.980

105.143



3

2

S. Bourdais

Tampa, Florida

McDonald's (F/L/B)

1:00.974

105.153



4

55

M. Dominguez

Mexico City

Herdez (F/L/B)

1:01.168

104.820



5

17

M. Gidley

Indianapolis, IN (USA)

LeasePlan (F/L/B)

1:01.365

104.483



6

7

P. Carpentier

Las Vegas, NV

Indeck (F/L/B)

1:01.398

104.427



7

34

J. Wilson

Northhampton, England

Mi-Jack (F/L/B)

1:01.434

104.366



8

6

B. Junqueira

Miami, FL

PacifiCare/Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone (F/L/B)

1:01.459

104.323



9

8

A. Tagliani

Las Vegas, NV

Johnson Controls (F/L/B)

1:01.539

104.188



10

4

R. Hunter-Reay

Boca Raton, Florida

Herdez (F/L/B)

1:01.566

104.142



11

10

A. Allmendinger

Hollister, California/Loveland, Colorado

BG Products/Red Bull (F/L/B)

1:01.588

104.105



12

9

M. Jourdain Jr.

Indianapolis, IN

Gigante (F/L/B)

1:01.777

103.786



13

11

O. Servia

Miami, FL

yokeTV.com (F/L/B)

1:01.904

103.573



14

5

M. Haberfeld

Key Biscayne, FL

Cummins Inc. (F/R/B)

1:01.911

103.562



15

12

J. Vasser

Las Vegas, NV

Gulfstream (F/L/B)

1:01.936

103.520



16

21

R. Gonzalez

Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico

Nextel (F/L/B)

1:02.163

103.142



17

14

A. Sperafico



Mi-Jack (F/R/B)

1:03.347

101.214



18

19

G. Mazzacane

Sorry about the formatting. It didn't copy well from the original site.
Legend: Position, Car number, driver name, hometown, sponsor, engine (Ford), chassis (Lola or Reynard), tire (Bridgestone), laptime, and lapspeed.

I'll post more after the race for us three or four fans and anyone else who might be interested.

Also in other news, Michael Schumacher earned his 61st pole of his career for the German GP at Hockenheim. Schumacher, Montoya, and Button are the top 3.
CHARLEY_BIGTIME

Re: Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Nigel wrote:Friday provisional qualifying for this Sunday's race is over, and Canadian Paul Tracy won the (provisional) pole over Frenchman Sebastian Bourdais.

Tracy's time was 1:00.819 (105.421 mph) around the 1.802 temporary street circuit, while Bourdais' time was 1.00.974 (105.153 mph), good enough for outside front row, and Patrick Carpentier (Canada) was third with a time of 1:01.398 and a speed of 104.427 mph.

More info as it becomes available. In the meantime, here's the track:
http://www.autoracing1.com/images/Track ... trackg.jpg
Pardon me for being a dope. Are there fuel restrictions in champ car races and do they have a limited set of wheels they can use for the whole weekend as in F1?
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Re: Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

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CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:
Pardon me for being a dope. Are there fuel restrictions in champ car races and do they have a limited set of wheels they can use for the whole weekend as in F1?
I'll think about pardoning you. But to answer your question (again),
(See http://skepticalcommunity.com/phpbb2/vi ... php?t=1082)
Pardon me for being a dope. Are there fuel restrictions in champ car races and do they have a limited set of wheels they can use for the whole weekend as in F1?
I'd say yes and yes.

Keep watching this thread for more smartass questions and answers (and more real information about Champ Car).
CHARLEY_BIGTIME

Re: Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Ooh - my mate won his class at Brands Hatch yesterday.
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Re: Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

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CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:Ooh - my mate won his class at Brands Hatch yesterday.
Dynamite! Send congratulations to him from across the water.
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Post by Nigel »

Paul Tracy won the Molson Indy Vancouver race in dominating fashion, leading 81 of 85 laps. Michel Jourdain Jr. (Mexico) and A.J. Allmendinger (US) were 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Both Jourdain and Allmendinger drive for RuSport, and Bruno Junquiera and Sebastian Bourdais, who placed 4th and 5th respectively, drive for Newman/Haas.

Attendance Sunday was reported to be 63,406 and 158,420 for the 3 day weekend.

Next Champ Car race is Aug 8 at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. It's a 4.048 mile permanent road course.
CHARLEY_BIGTIME

Re: Champ Car Molson Indy Vancouver

Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Nigel wrote:
CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:Ooh - my mate won his class at Brands Hatch yesterday.
Dynamite! Send congratulations to him from across the water.
Thanks. Will do.