CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Team Player's Sunday warmup report

Monterrey, Mexico, March 23, 2003 Team Player's drivers Paul Tracy and Patrick Carpentier were one-two in this morning's warm-up session in preparation for this afternoon's Tecate/TelMex Grand Prix of Monterrey in Mexico. The two Canadian...

Monterrey, Mexico, March 23, 2003 Team Player's drivers Paul Tracy and Patrick Carpentier were one-two in this morning's warm-up session in preparation for this afternoon's Tecate/TelMex Grand Prix of Monterrey in Mexico. The two Canadian drivers were testing their back-up car as they both damaged their primary cars during Saturday morning practice session.

Tracy was quickest of the 19 drivers entered for Round 2 of the Champ Car World Series. He posted his best lap time around the 3.386-kilometre (2.104-mile) road course in 1 minute 16.050 seconds for an average speed of 160.287 km/h.

Carpentier, who was a questionable starter after missing Saturday's second qualifying session because of a flu virus, was second quickest with a lap time of 1:16.275 for an average speed of 159.814 km/h. He will suit up for today's race.

Polesitter Sebastien Bourdais finished third, followed by Orviol Servia from Spain and Bruno Junqueira from Brazil.

The green flag for this afternoon's race will be waved at 1:30 p.m. Central Time (2:30 p.m. Eastern Time). Team Player's drivers Tracy will start from the outside of row one while Carpentier will be on the inside of row eight. A full report on today's activities will follow.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Patrick Carpentier , Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais