Following a dramatic race at Circuit Zolder in Belgium this past weekend, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing's (NHLR) Sebastian Bourdais ...
Following a dramatic race at Circuit Zolder in Belgium this past weekend, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing's (NHLR) Sebastian Bourdais #1 and teammate Graham Rahal #3 take the lead of the Phanos European Team Cup with 70 points, finishing first and third respectively.
The NHLR duo trailed by only 2.5 points behind Team Australia's Will Power #5 and Simon Pagenaud #15 heading into last Sunday's race. With Power finishing in fourth place and Pagenaud crossing the finish line in 12th, Bourdais and Rahal now sit 9.5 points ahead of the recent Champ Car Canadian Triple Crown winners.
Finishing second-place, the first podium finish for Bruno Junquiera #19 since 2004, along with teammate Katherine Legge #11 finishing in 11th has surged the Dale Coyne Racing team into fourth place, just one point behind Alex Tagliani #8 and Justin Wilson #9 of the Rocketsport / RuSPORT team who have scored 54 points after the first round of the Phanos European Team Cup competition.
One Champ Car team will be crowned the champion of the Phanos European Team Cup competition following this weekends' Bavarian Beer Champ Car Grand Prix of Holland in Assen. A week-long stay at one of the Phanos Resorts locations and unique trophies will be rewarded to the team with the most points after the two European races.
Points are earned by Champ Car teams for both Friday and Saturday qualifying sessions, with first place taking 10 points and each position after taking 0.5 points less that the preceding driver (10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 etc.). The winner on Sunday's race will take 20 points and each position after will receive one point less that the preceding driver (20 / 19 / 18 / 17 etc.). Standings are then determined by adding up the points for each teammate. Jan Heylen #34 Conquest Racing, driving for the only team with one driver, will have his points doubled for each session.