CHAMPCAR/CART: Cleveland Tasman Qualifying Report - Saturday

Tony Kanaan, ...

Tony Kanaan, #21 LCI Reynard-Honda (Qualified 19th):

"We had a lot of problems with the bumps. I can't control the car over the bumps. We tried to fix this. We tried one way yesterday and we tried another way today and it didn't work. We are going to try something different for tomorrow.

"I think I am paying a little bit right now for my limited experience in these cars. It's hard but we never give up. We'll see what happens tomorrow."

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado/LCI Lola:

Qualified 20th

"We have a problem with the bumps. The car is really hard to drive. We need to check and see if there is something wrong with the car or if I am doing something wrong. We definitely have a problem."

Cristiano da Matta, #2 Medley/LCI Lola:

Qualified Third

"We switched to the high downforce for qualifying. Actually we went back to the high downforce package. We started with the high downforce in the first practice session, then tried low downforce. At the time, the low downforce was faster. For today, it was pretty clear that high downforce was going to be the way to go. The best package would be somewhere between high and low downforce but we don't have that option.

"I would like to be on the pole of course, but there is room for only one driver and today that was Luiz (Garcia Jr.). Third is not a bad place to start."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Airton Daré , Tony Kanaan , Cristiano da Matta