CHAMPCAR/CART: San Jose: RuSPORT Friday report

The first day of on-track action for the inaugural Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose was delayed while final construction issues were dealt with on the new downtown street circuit. Because of the long delay, Champ Car provisional qualifying...

The first day of on-track action for the inaugural Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose was delayed while final construction issues were dealt with on the new downtown street circuit. Because of the long delay, Champ Car provisional qualifying was cancelled and two practice sessions were run this afternoon. After both sessions were completed, the #9 Intel car of 26 year-old British pilot Justin Wilson was 9th quick overall and the #10 CDW car of reigning Roshfrans Rookie of the Year A.J. Allmendinger was 15th. Qualifying resumes tomorrow as scheduled at 2:00 PM (PT).

Justin Wilson

"It was a difficult day for us. We're going back and work on it tonight and see how the track comes in tomorrow. It's not really one thing that we're struggling with, it's more bits here and there, so we'll see."

A.J. Allmendinger

"We're really having trouble with the brakes on the #10 CDW car. The car itself is not fantastic, but it's not horrible either. It's definitely workable and I don't think we're really as far off as the time sheets make it look. We're going to change some things and try to get that half of a second back that I know I'm losing to braking."

Jeremy Dale, Team President

"With a new race track, you always start with making educated guesses on the starting points and we've done that. Now we're taking what we've learned from the two practice sessions today and translating that into the appropriate improvements for tomorrow. The Intel and CDW crews have shown they can get the job done, so they're going to do just that tonight."

-ruSPORT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger