CHAMPCAR/CART: Lausitz: Fernandez Racing race report

Long day for Fernandez in Germany Adrian Fernandez finished 15th in a long day at the German 500, Round Five of the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. Fernandez, who started 19th after being hindered by the ...

Long day for Fernandez in Germany

Adrian Fernandez finished 15th in a long day at the German 500, Round Five of the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. Fernandez, who started 19th after being hindered by the downforce package on the #51 Tecate/Quaker State/Telmex machine, struggled to keep pace with his race car configuration. Fernandez is now seventh in the championship point standings.

The next event on the 2003 CART Champ Car World Series schedule is the Milwaukee Mile 250, which will be run under the lights of the Milwaukee Mile oval in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Saturday evening, May 31. Fernandez started on the pole at Milwaukee last year and finished second.

Adrian Fernandez , Owner/Driver -- #51 Tecate/Quaker State/Telmex Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:

"Basically just a depressing day and exactly the result we expected. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be out there, but it was still bad enough. I couldn't do anything. I could draft for a little bit but I couldn't fight with them. I didn't have enough speed on the straights. It was one of those days. It's a shame. For Mario and Michel, they kept the Mexican flag on top today. Unfortunately we let everybody down."

Gustavo del Campo , Team Manager:

"We finished this race in P15 and it is the result we expected because we had a bad car. We had very good pit stops and improved three or four positions each stop. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough speed to maintain the position. I am very proud of the crew because they never gave up."

For more information, please visit www.fernandezracing.net. For additional information on the Champ Car World Series, please visit www.champcarworldseries.com.

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