USA: Philip Major Indianapolis qualifying notes

Brilliance At The Brickyard. Canadian Philip Major qualifies at the sharp end for F1 support slot. "It's really good to come to race-tracks with a lot of history and it's very cool coming around that banked corner."...

                        Brilliance At The Brickyard.

Canadian Philip Major qualifies at the sharp end for F1 support slot.

"It's really good to come to race-tracks with a lot of history and it's very cool coming around that banked corner." Said Philip Major of the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, affectionately known as "The Brickyard'. "Although we are driving the opposite way round to the Indy 500 guys, it's still awesome."

If the circuit is considered awesome, then Major's performance must be considered with equal amounts of admiration; the 17 year old Canadian qualifying his Formula BMWUSA car ninth on the grid for Saturday's race, against a bumper grid of 29 competitors. "I think it's been a substantial improvement on our qualifying efforts" Major said after the session, held in extremely tricky damp-but-drying conditions.

Not content with this already sterling performance, Major then put together a brilliant lap that will see him start seventh best in the prestigious Formula1 Grand Prix support race on Sunday.

"It's as a big confidence boost for myself and the team, we are showing we have the pace," said the Ottawa driver, "but to achieve this when we will be racing in front of the F1 teams is doubly sweet."

Round seven of the FBMWUSA championship will start at 4.40pm on Saturday 1st July. Round eight will take place before the United States Grand Prix on Sunday 2nd July.

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