CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Justin Wilson race report

Justin 4th in Toronto after difficult race Starting from pole position Justin had high hopes of repeating his 2005 race-winning performance, but he finished a disappointed 4th at the Grand Prix of Toronto. The ...

Justin 4th in Toronto after difficult race

Starting from pole position Justin had high hopes of repeating his 2005 race-winning performance, but he finished a disappointed 4th at the Grand Prix of Toronto. The #9 CDW car struggled for balance and Justin lost ground during pit-stops and on track to both Forsythe cars and Sebastien Bourdais. Though he drove a hard race and made some good passes for position during his final stint, in the end the pace wasn't there to capitalise on his front row start. A.J. Allmendinger took his third straight win for Forsythe. His team-mate Paul Tracy was runner up, while Sebastien Bourdais took the final podium spot for Newman Haas. Justin's team mate Cristiano da Matta finished 5th.

"It was a difficult day", said Justin. "Starting from pole position we were obviously hoping for more than fourth place, but we weren't quick enough today. We just couldn't get a good balance in the car and were sliding around and seemed to be giving our tyres a harder time than anyone else. Under the circumstances I think we had to play it smart here and keep ourselves in the game. We'll have to learn from this and move on to Edmonton now."

Though Justin is still well in the hunt for the driver championship, he now lies 3rd in the points, 26 behind Sebastien and 3 behind A.J.

-justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais , A.J. Allmendinger , Cristiano da Matta