Red Bull Team Forsythe Unlucky in Cleveland Final Qualifying A beautiful day on the normally hot and humid confines of Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland proved frustrating for Red Bull Team Forsythe today in final qualifying for...
Red Bull Team Forsythe Unlucky in Cleveland Final Qualifying
A beautiful day on the normally hot and humid confines of Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland proved frustrating for Red Bull Team Forsythe today in final qualifying for Sunday's Round Six as Cooper Tires Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. After make significant strides in the speed and handling of the #3 and #7 Red Bull cars driven by 18-year old Robert Wickens of Toronto, Ontario and 16-year old John Edwards of Little Rock, Arkansas, slower traffic in the critical final turns of qualifying derailed quick laps for both pilots that would have moved them up several positions. Wickens will start from Row 6 and Edwards from Row 7 in the 26-car field.
Robert Wickens #3 Red Bull / INDECK
"The team did a great job of making the car easier to drive between practice and qualifying for sure. It was much more comfortable and when I went out on new tires at the end of the session I thought we were going to be right there. On my last lap I was quick enough to move up a couple of rows on the grid but when I got to Turn 7 a car was almost coming to a stop right at the apex and I had to dodge him. It was really frustrating. But the car is good and I think we have the track figured out now so all we can do is stay focused and try to move up tomorrow."
John Edwards #7 Red Bull / INDECK
"It's kind of unbelievable that both Robert and I got balked on our quickest laps right at the end. We were finally finding some speed and getting faster in the places where we were losing time yesterday, but sometimes you're just unlucky. My splits coming into the last part of the lap would have moved me up into the top ten, which would have been good for the race, but it is what it is. The good news is that the car is much more drivable and stable at the rear so tomorrow I'll start the race knowing that I'm a bit quicker than the cars in front of me. This track seems to have quite a few places to pass so I'm optimistic that we'll be able to score good points."
The Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank Atlantic race gets underway at 10:30am local/ET (14:30 UTC).
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