RED FLAGS LIMITED McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS TO SIXTH FASTEST IN PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING FOR GRAN PREMIO TELMEX/TECATE AND PACIFICARE DRIVER SERVIA TO SEVENTH
Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "We weren't able to get the most out of the McDonald's car today. We only got two fast laps during the whole session. The red flags came out each time I ran my first flyer. On the first run I was exiting Turn 16 and the red came out and the lap was a 1:27.9 which would have been good enough for pole at the time. The second time I got one lap in, I was 5/10th up until Turn 6 then I messed up and it turned out to be my last lap because the red came out again and the session ended. The car was actually good. It wasn't so good this morning but the grip level came up in the afternoon and the car was much better. Pretty much everyone ahead of us used a set of the alternate Bridgestone tires and we didn't so we have two sets to use in final qualifying."
Oriol Servia, No. 2 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The timing of the red flags hurt us and we were only able to get two flying laps in during the session. The car was pretty good. Last year I was able to get my best qualifying of the season but I have always struggled at this track. Surfer's suits me 100 percent and so does Montreal but this track has always been difficult for me. I think tomorrow the PacifiCare team will be in decent shape though. On my first run, Glock spun right in front of me and brought out the red and on the second lap I just did one lap as well. I think there is more in the car, more in me. We're making progress and getting there. We also didn't run the red Bridgestone tires like the frontrunners did so there is more speed from that area as well."