CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Justin Wilson Sunday rain day report

Rain delay at Montreal: racing continues on Monday The Grand Prix of Montreal was red-flagged after just 7 laps due to lack of visibility caused by heavy rain. The race started on a wet track with light rain, but the weather deteriorated to a...

Rain delay at Montreal: racing continues on Monday

The Grand Prix of Montreal was red-flagged after just 7 laps due to lack of visibility caused by heavy rain. The race started on a wet track with light rain, but the weather deteriorated to a heavy downpour soon after. With the spray hanging thickly in the air amongst the trees, the drivers were unable to see their braking points and Champ Car officials took the sensible decision to bring the cars into pit lane.

It was hoped that the rain would abate and the race might continue later on Sunday afternoon, but the bad weather continued for several hours. Champ Car has now announced that the race will resume on Monday morning (10.00 Eastern Time/15.00 BST), following a brief, 15 minute warm-up from 09.30 to 09.45.

The cars will line up in the order in which they were classified when the race was suspended. A.J. Allmendinger (Forsythe) will start from the front. He grabbed the lead from Sebastien Bourdais (Newman-Haas) when the Frenchman had a leery moment on the slippery kerbs at Turn 1. Justin will line up 4th after he ceded 3rd place to Paul Tracy (Forsythe) at the start.

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais , A.J. Allmendinger