CHAMPCAR/CART: Mont-Tremblant: Bridgestone race report

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA RACE REPORT Champ Car World Series Champ Car Mont-Tremblant Circuit Mont-Tremblant - Quebec, Canada Sunday, July 1, 2007 - Round 6 of 16 Top-5 Finishers: 1. Robert Doornbos; 2. Sebastien Bourdais; 3. Will Power; 4. Simon ...

BRIDGESTONE POTENZA RACE REPORT
Champ Car World Series
Champ Car Mont-Tremblant
Circuit Mont-Tremblant - Quebec, Canada
Sunday, July 1, 2007 - Round 6 of 16

Top-5 Finishers: 1. Robert Doornbos; 2. Sebastien Bourdais; 3. Will Power; 4. Simon Pagenaud; 5. Justin Wilson.

Temperature ranges (F): Race temperatures ranged from 98 to 78 degrees track and from 61 to 57 degrees ambient.

Temperature ranges (C): Race temperatures ranged from 37 to 26 degrees track and from 16 to 14 degrees ambient.

Bridgestone Tire Performance Summary: Bridgestone Motorsport engineers elected to bring the same specification of Potenza primary, alternate and wet condition tires that were used at last weekend's race at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. The primary tires represent the medium-grip road-course Potenzas available, while the alternate spec is the softer, higher-grip road-course compound. The wet condition tire is an updated version of the "harder," or more durable of the rain specs. All three specs were employed at various times during the ever-changing race conditions, and all three performed well as expected.

From Robert Doornbos, #14 Muermans/Jumbo Supermarkten/OzJet Cosworth/DP01/Bridgestone: "The Bridgestone slick tires are very good in the wet conditions! It's very hard to drive like that. The build-up of temperatures in the Bridgestones is good enough that you can actually race in these circumstances, and on the wet tire, really, nothing to add. It's a great tire, it has a lot of grip, and we're grateful. So thank you, Bridgestone."

From Al Speyer, Executive Director, Bridgestone Motorsport: "What an exciting day for a tire manufacturer when you get to run primary, alternate and wet condition specifications in one race! Bridgestone Motorsport is pleased with the performance of the Potenzas today, as they withstood ever-changing track conditions. It went from rain to dry to rain again, all on different parts of the track. It is also very helpful to us from a tire development perspective, since this is a brand-new track on the schedule. Being able to run all three types of tires here provides us with a great information as we continue to strive to improve our product. Finally, a big congratulations to Robert Doornbos and Team Minardi USA. They have been making their way to the front all season long, and it's great to see them earn a victory."

-credit: bridgestone

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Sébastien Bourdais , Robert Doornbos , Simon Pagenaud