Tracy and Servia Struggle at Mont Tremblant Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada -- Paul Tracy and Oriol Servia qualified provisionally for the inaugural Champ Car Mont Tremblant in the 11th and 14th positions. Thousands of spectators watched as...
Tracy and Servia Struggle at Mont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada -- Paul Tracy and Oriol Servia qualified provisionally for the inaugural Champ Car Mont Tremblant in the 11th and 14th positions. Thousands of spectators watched as the blue and white INDECK/Forsythe cars made their way around this beautiful 2.621 mile natural terrain course but unfortunately not at the speed they would've liked.
Tracy and his #3 crew struggled with braking problems and lack of grip all day and will spend this afternoon studying the data in order to detect and repair the problem. Servia's day turned out to be a frustrating one as well as a series of mechanical problems during practice and qualifying severely limited the amount of laps that the Spaniard managed to turn, hurting him immensely as he is one of the few drivers that didn't have a chance to test here in may and has never seen this track before.
Paul Tracy #3 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01
"We just can't seem to find a way to fix the balance of the car, I try to carry speed through the corners but the front just plows and it won't turn. This is a really fast track so you really need to be able to carry the speed through the corners to get a good laptime. I'm also having problems with the brakes, they are very inconsistent you never know what to expect. So overall not a very good day for us, we need to be quicker, we have a lot of work to do, hopefully tomorrow we'll find some speed and get back into the top five."
Oriol Servia #7 Indeck Cosworth/Bridgestone/DP01
"We just haven't been able to change our momentum here. We had problems in the first practice with a radiator that broke so I wanted to do as many laps as possible but I only got to do two runs, then in the ten minutes before qualifying we had a gearbox problems and I couldn't go out at all. What I need is laps around here; I didn't have a chance to test here so it's all new to me. Basically we need to make the cars better and the drivers better too, it's no secret we need to improve on both sides."
Final qualifying for Champ Car Mont Tremblant takes place Saturday at 2:00pm Eastern Time. The race will be broadcast LIVE July 1 at 2:00pm Eastern Time on ESPN and XM Satellite Radio 205, and in Canada through Global and RDS.