Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 Well, this is not exactly where we wanted to be at the end of the first day of qualifying! We started the day with a good car but we haven't been able to improve on that. The car definitely feels ...
Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55
Well, this is not exactly where we wanted to be at the end of the first day of qualifying! We started the day with a good car but we haven't been able to improve on that. The car definitely feels better but it's not faster. We'll just need to sit down, go through all of our notes for the day, and see what we can find to make it better for tomorrow.
Roberto Gonzalez - Driver, Car 4
I'm very disappointed. We had a good car this morning but we're still working to find the balance of the car so I can go faster. We've had some inconsistency with the brakes - I've never really felt comfortable with the brakes today. We've also got some oversteer in the quick part of the track, the esses, that we need to work to make better.
Dominguez has one Champ Car start in Mexico City; in 2002 he started 9th and finished 18th after a mechanical failure. Roberto Gonzalez makes his first Champ Car start at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
With his victory in Miami two weeks ago, Dominguez moved into sole possession of seventh place in the Drivers Championship with 101 points. He trails sixth place Oriol Servia by only seven points.
Dominguez stands third in overall laps completed so far this season with 1724 of a possible 1805 (95.5%).
The Gran Premio de Mexico will be a new high-water mark for participation of Mexican drivers in the series with two rookies, Roberto Gonzalez and Luis Diaz, bringing the total number to six. Mexico currently stands in second place in the Nation's Cup with 236 points, just 30 points behind Canada.