CHAMPCAR/CART: Mexico City: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Friday notes

McDONALD'S ® DRIVER BOURDAIS EARNED 46TH FRONT ROW START IN 73RD EVENT BY WINNING PROVISIONAL POLE FOR THE GRAN PREMIO TECATE PRESENTED BY BANAMEX; MEDI | ZONE DRIVER RAHAL FIFTH Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's ...

McDONALD'S  ®  DRIVER BOURDAIS EARNED 46TH FRONT ROW START IN 73RD EVENT BY
WINNING  PROVISIONAL POLE FOR THE GRAN PREMIO TECATE PRESENTED BY BANAMEX; MEDI
| ZONE  DRIVER RAHAL FIFTH

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone: "It feels really good. The McDonald's car was very competitive on the track. My team did a great job again. No surprise there. It's a place we've been pretty solid here in Mexico City, pretty competitive and solid at the front. Everything is going according to plan. Just made a couple of mistakes on the second run on the options, which definitely were quite a bit better, so expecting a little bit more out of the car tomorrow and hopefully we can stay on top and have a great weekend again. I've never really given too much importance to records or anything like that. We're just trying to do our job and enjoy it, and we do just that. It would be awesome, not to set a record but to finish on a high and have a great weekend because as successful as that group has been, obviously you don't really want to leave with a bad day. It's racing; you never control hardly anything, but for sure it would be a lot better this way. I think it would be completely disrespectful to my team to project myself already on next season this weekend. My Champ Car career will be over on Sunday night and not before that."

Graham Rahal, No. 2 Medi | Zone Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone: "The track is great; it's really dirty and slick but a lot of fun. I think everything is going well for the Medi | Zone team. We still need to find a bit of speed in the car though. It was difficult to do that lap time. It's always tough to find the last bit out of these cars but certainly today it was a little more difficult. A little bit of time makes a lot of difference here because if you can get a little more time through the esses, every one single corner adds up to quite a bit since there are fix or six turns in a row. We should be able to get up there if we can improve the car a little bit."

-credit: nhlr

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Drivers Graham Rahal