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McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ON PROVISIONAL POLE FOR THE GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON; MEDI | ZONE DRIVER RAHAL THIRD Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone0x00a8 "The first run was difficult, the grip wouldn't come at first. We...

McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ON PROVISIONAL POLE FOR THE GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON; MEDI | ZONE DRIVER RAHAL THIRD

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone0x00a8 "The first run was difficult, the grip wouldn't come at first. We were going quicker and quicker and felt like we would have needed to extend the run but we were running low on fuel so we had to pit. It's always great to have pit out and on the second run, we used it to our advantage. All the credit goes to Graham and the entire team. In Long Beach we did a good job overall as a team to earn our pit location here. The McDonald's team did a great job again this morning at turning things around. The baseline wasn't all that great for this circuit but we made some improvement and I felt much more comfortable this afternoon. It paid off because the setup wasn't really that much different but it's the small details make it a whole different lap at the end."

Graham Rahal, No. 2 Medi | Zone Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone: "Vegas was pretty difficult for not only myself but the entire team. Sebastien as well. Then we went to Long Beach and finally started to get a little bit of our rhythm back. Then here is seems to be better so far. I really have to give all the credit I can to the whole Medi | Zone crew because we've worked so hard. After having a couple of crashes in Vegas, then Long Beach was a tight turnaround but they did it, and coming here. Fortunately we didn't have any problems in Long Beach so that made it a little bit easier. We'll just hope it continues. I certainly think they made some improvements (to the track). It's a bit different obviously because the speed you are carrying in the Atlantic cars through the back straight, it was pretty easy to run whatever line you wanted to run. These things are a bit different, or at least for me. The bumps seem to be a lot better on the back straight and in the chicane and some of the other corner changes that they made, I tend to like. I think the track is headed in the right direction and I hope the race is as well."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Sébastien Bourdais