McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ON POLE FOR THE GRAND PRIX OF DENVER SPONSORED BY BRIDGESTONE; HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER JUNQUEIRA SEVENTH Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "I guess it was difficult to ...
McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ON POLE FOR THE GRAND PRIX OF DENVER SPONSORED BY BRIDGESTONE; HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER JUNQUEIRA SEVENTH
Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:
"I guess it was difficult to anticipate what the red Bridgestone tires were going to do for us. I still don't quite know exactly because we were not too happy with the balance of the McDonald's car in the pre-qualifying run, so we made a change, not dramatic, but every little bit counts around here and has a big influence because the mechanical grip is at such an added premium. We were just a lot happier as soon as we took the track with the reds on. Yeah, it just clicked. We just went a little quicker lap after lap. It was pretty much spot-on. I was a little questioning, you know, whether we should go back or not. Obviously, when we analyzed things, we knew A.J. was on blacks, so we said, you know what, if he clicks another quicker lap on reds, we were going to really look stupid again. It was just a tough call. But I wish we could have kept that second set for the race tomorrow. It would have been nice. Anyways, it was a good qualifying, another pole. This is definitely a good place to start from the front here."
Bruno Junqueira, No. 2 Hole in the Wall Camps Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:
"We went out early in qualifying and on my first run I set the fastest lap time. My next lap was better but I was blocked by Will Power. On the second run I was still frustrated and made some small mistakes each lap which cost me some time. The car was running good all day and I thought we could qualify in the top four at least. We need to have a trouble free race and get a good finish."
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