CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Laguna Seca race report

Oriol Servià , ...

Oriol Servià , #96 Telefónica/Toyota-Reynard

Morning Warm-Up:        23rd    (71.958)

Started: 10th (69.409)
Finished: 17th

On the race:

"I felt I drove a great race today. I was one of the few who were able to complete passes. I think everyone was really conserving at the end. We knew we had to either stop or run out. We sat in eighth, so if we stopped we would for sure fall out of the points. We decided to stay out and put the fuel limit to the test. I lifted as much as I could the last couple of laps, but it wasn't quite enough. I am disappointed with our result, but I am also pleased with today's performance."

Cristiano da Matta , #97 Pioneer Electronics/WorldCom/Toyota-Reynard

Morning Warm-Up:        20th    (71.673)

Started: 15th (69.321)
Finished: 15th

On the race:

"With everyone having to conserve so much fuel, it was a bit of a boring race for the drivers. We had a disappointing weekend. We made a few mistakes on Friday, and the weekend just never seemed to get any better. We will go to St. Louis with confidence. We should be in good shape there after our performance in Chicago, and we did well there last year. We will re-group and get focused on a solid performance there."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Cristiano da Matta