CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Newman/Haas Racing Saturday report

McDONALD'S® DRIVER BOURDAIS TO START THIRD IN THE MOLSON CHAMP CAR GRAND PRIX OF TORONTO; JUNQUEIRA CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE WITH THE SETUP AND QUALIFIED NINTH Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "Well, I think...

McDONALD'S® DRIVER BOURDAIS TO START THIRD IN THE MOLSON CHAMP CAR GRAND PRIX OF TORONTO; JUNQUEIRA CONTINUED TO STRUGGLE WITH THE SETUP AND QUALIFIED NINTH

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:
"Well, I think the McDonald's car was really back to business today, so it was really enjoyable to drive. On our first run we could have had better timing. We got some traffic, had to back off, probably just like everybody else, and then the track got better for sure. Then on the second run, if I thought the first run was bad, it was a disaster because I did not even do a (clear, fast) lap. The last one was looking pretty good; I was a 10th and a half (of a second) ahead. Jan Heylen was trying to get out of the way of the quick cars, and unfortunately he crossed the line in turn five just in front of me. I lost the rear of the car, then I had to take it easy on turn six. I still did an 8.37 or something like that. It's always disappointing when you feel you have the car to get the job done. I guess today there were probably three cars able to be on this pole. So, you know, good job to these two guys (Wilson and A.J. Allmendinger). We'll fight hard tomorrow anyway. The car this morning felt very competitive again on old tires. We'll see where we're at but I'm fairly confident. I think we've always had a very good race car here for the last three years. Hopefully we can keep that streak alive and score good points again."

Bruno Junqueira, No. 2 Hole in the Wall Camps Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:
"We made a big change for today but the car still wasn't much better. Since the beginning of the weekend we have been chasing the setup. I think we improved the car in a couple of turns but overall it still is not that good. We'll work hard to have a good race and score some points tomorrow."

ON THE SCHEDULE TOMORROW: The morning warm-up will take place from 8:30- 9:00 while the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. Fans can follow along live by monitoring the free timing and scoring feature on the official website of the series, www.champcarworldseries.com/. Race coverage will be televised live on CBS Sports on Sunday at 12:30 PM ET.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Sébastien Bourdais , A.J. Allmendinger , Jan Heylen