Mauricio Gugelmin, ...
Mauricio Gugelmin, #17 Hollywood PacWest Mercedes-Benz * 21st in morning practice (100.314 seconds/100.305 mph) * 8th in provisional qualifying (94.109 seconds/106,919 mph) * fastest driver in the second session
"I'm happy with the whole day. With the weather conditions this morning (intermittent rain and extreme humidity) It was difficult to choose which way to go with the car, but we obviously chose the right direction. We're Continuing to make progress from what we learned at Houston. I'm looking forward to being in the fast group tomorrow."
Mark Blundell,, 918 Motorola PacWest Mercedes-Benz * 26th in morning practice (104.503 seconds/96.284 mph) * 25th in provisional qualifying (96,540 seconds/104.226 mph)
"It was a bit of a tough day at the office. we lost a lot of time In both the morning and the afternoon with technical problems, so we weren't able to work on the balance of the car. We have some catching up to do tomorrow, but we've run well at the last few street circuits and I'm sure we can be quick here."