CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: ASTJ - Jimmy Vasser race report

Jimmy Vasser 12 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard Jimmy Vasser on the Race: "I am really angry with what happened to me out there today. My race was ruined twice by the same person. I rebounded from the first one, we went yellow, and ...

Jimmy Vasser 12 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard

Jimmy Vasser on the Race:

"I am really angry with what happened to me out there today. My race was ruined twice by the same person. I rebounded from the first one, we went yellow, and Lavin took his time rather than hustling it around to the start finish, that is when I needed to make up my time and our strategy was blown. All of us behind him were held back, I should have never let myself be in that position in the first place. The second time did me in, he (Lavin) was slow on the back side of the track, so slow that I had to go into first gear and Manning ran right into the back of me. It's a shame, we had worked our way up to sixth, I was driving hard, the guys did a great job in the pits, and it all went to heck in a hand basket."

Stefan Johansson, Team Owner:

"I think Rudolfo Lavin cost us the race today, twice to be exact. When cars are that far off of the pace, I think there needs to be more policing out there. Jimmy lost 15 seconds on the bunch up on the second to last yellow, because he was held up by Lavin. Jimmy did a fantastic job out there today, he drove an incredible race. He didn't make a mistake all day."

-AmericanSpiritTeamJohansson.com

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Stefan Johansson , Jimmy Vasser