CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterey: Team Player's Friday morning report

Monterey, California, June 7, 2002 - Team Player's drivers Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier completed their first test session this morning in preparation for Sunday's Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca Raceway. Carpentier ...

Monterey, California, June 7, 2002 - Team Player's drivers Alex Tagliani and Patrick Carpentier completed their first test session this morning in preparation for Sunday's Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Carpentier finished fifth with a lap time of 1 minute 11.355 seconds around the 3.602-kilometre (2.238-mile) road course. He averaged 181.708 km/h. His teammate Tagliani was 11th with a lap time of 1 minute 11.638 seconds (180.990 km/h).

Fastest of the 19 drivers entered for Round 5 of the CART FedEx Series was Cristiano da Matta who posted a lap time of 1 minute 10.083 seconds (185.007 km/h). The Brazilian driver was followed by his fellow countryman Tony Kanaan and Swede Kenny Brack.

Drivers will return on track this afternoon for the first qualifying session beginning at 2:10 p.m. local time (5:10 p.m. Eastern Time). A full report on today's activities will follow.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack , Cristiano da Matta