CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Justin Wilson Saturday report

Justin qualifies 3rd for Molson Indy Montreal Justin set the 3rd fastest time in final qualifying for Sunday's Molson Indy Montreal with a 1:20.932, and lines up alongside RuSPORT team-mate A.J. Allmendinger who qualified 4th. The pair paced ...

Justin qualifies 3rd for Molson Indy Montreal

Justin set the 3rd fastest time in final qualifying for Sunday's Molson Indy Montreal with a 1:20.932, and lines up alongside RuSPORT team-mate A.J. Allmendinger who qualified 4th. The pair paced the session in the early stages, but were squeezed off the front row by Newman-Haas team-mates Sebastien Bourdais and Oriol Servia.

Justin set his qualifying time after bouncing back from a difficult morning practice. Then, he'd had to sit out much of the session after mechanical problems. The #9 CDW crew worked hard on the car and Justin was immediately on the pace in the final pre-qualifying practice session when he topped the timesheets.

Considering the difficulties he'd faced in the morning, Justin was satisfied with the way things worked out. "I think qualifying was pretty good today", he commented. "We went out slightly earlier than some people and got a good time in so I was quite pleased with that effort. We slowly started to slip back down the order which is a normal situation as qualifying works out since people get quicker towards the end. We had lost quite a bit of time this morning with a mechanical issue but part of the benefit of being in a good, strong team is being able to pool each other's information. I am pleased CDW is back on the car to bring us good luck again. For the race, we need to be smart and make sure we have a good first lap and see how the race pans out. It's going to be a very long, tough race and anything can happen. I think we can be strong and get the CDW car on the podium again."

-jw

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Oriol Servia , Sébastien Bourdais , A.J. Allmendinger