CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Fernandez Racing race report

Fernandez finishes eighth in Molson Indy Montreal. Adrian Fernandez posted a strong run in the Molson Indy Montreal this afternoon, rebounding from a 16th-place starting position to finish eight. The result was Fernandez's eighth top-10 finish...

Fernandez finishes eighth in Molson Indy Montreal.

Adrian Fernandez posted a strong run in the Molson Indy Montreal this afternoon, rebounding from a 16th-place starting position to finish eight. The result was Fernandez's eighth top-10 finish of the season. He is currently eighth in the championship point standings with 82 points.

Fernandez Racing will head to the Mile High City next weekend for the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver, Round 15 of the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.

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

"In general, it was a good race. The car was better than I thought. I could fight and pass some guys on the track, and the team did a good job on the pit stops. We just need to work to get a better car to be able to run up front. I would like to congratulate Michel [Jourdain] on his second win. I am very happy for him."

FAST FACTS: This was his second Champ Car start in Montreal and his 174th Champ Car career start-- qualified 16th last year in Montreal, and was credited with 12th place after contact on Lap 70-- best 2003 road course finish was a win in Portland; best start was third in Portland-- two of his eight career wins were on road courses -- Portland in 2003 and Mid-Ohio in 1998-- career-best road course start was pole position at Monterey, Mexico, in 2002-- recorded eight top-10 finishes in 14 rounds of 2003 competition to date-- has qualified seventh or better in seven races to date, claiming his best starting position of third in St. Petersburg and Portland-- currently sits eighth in the championship with 82 points-- enters his 11th season of Champ Car competition with eight career wins and three pole positions-- 40 years old from Mexico City-- formed Fernandez Racing in the fall of 2000 with Tom Anderson-- only competing owner/driver in the series-- is the third most-winning driver in the current Champ Car field-- ranked ninth in CART all-time career starts-- has 21 Champ Car career podiums to his credit-- last win was at Portland on June 22-- last pole position was at Milwaukee in 2002.

Gustavo del Campo, Team Manager:

"We finished eighth after starting 16th. It was a very good team effort and Adrian drove a very good race. We had a lot of problems this weekend and it was a very good result to improve eight positions. This is good for us going into Denver. We had a very good car there last year and we hope we will have a good car this weekend."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Tom Anderson