CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Newman/Haas Racing Saturday report

Bourdais Won 11th Pole at Molson Indy Montreal; Junqueira to Start Fourth Sebastien Bourdais, No. 2 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was a much harder session today. I was taking it easy on the first run and one the second one...

Bourdais Won 11th Pole at Molson Indy Montreal; Junqueira to Start Fourth

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 2 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:

"It was a much harder session today. I was taking it easy on the first run and one the second one I was getting frustrated because I kept running into traffic and then I made a small mistake. I had to put everything together in the end (of the qualifying session) for the McDonald's team. The chicane thing (location of timing sensor that caused drivers to have their lap times disallowed if they ran over the curb) was tough to deal with. It makes life impossible for the guy that has a good car and can go over it (the curb). Everyone has had trouble with it. It has happened 20 or 30 times. There is no line to tell you how far you can go. You don't know where the limit is, you only know the limit of yourself. Denver definitely got the team even more motivated. We really want to win this championship and we showed (in Denver) that we will do everything it takes to do it."

Bruno Junqueira, No. 6 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:

"We had some bad luck today. On my last lap I ran out of fuel just before the last turn and the telemetry showed that I was up one-half of a second at that point. It's a shame because I think we would have gotten a 1:19 lap time. There was a lot of traffic and I couldn't put two laps together at a time. It's just a matter of luck. If my luck turns around and we can start achieving what we are capable of, we can do it (win the title)."

ON THE SCHEDULE TOMORROW: The morning warmup will begin at 9 a.m. ET and the Molson Indy Montreal will start at 2 p.m. ET.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Sébastien Bourdais