CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Race day quoteboard

CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Race day quoteboard
Aug 30, 2005, 5:34 AM

Molson Indy Montreal Post Race Quotes Oriol Servia ...

Molson Indy Montreal Post Race Quotes

Oriol Servia #2 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: : "It feels awesome. It feels awesome. I'm not going to mention how many times I thought I deserve the win, blah, blah, blah, because the list is so long. But it happened today. It happened because Bruno's accident, which is something none of us wanted. But, you know, I was really happy that decided I was the one to go in the car. I know Bruno was really happy they choose me. Since day one, the team has shown great, great support for me, all the guys in the crew, all the owners, and PacifiCare. It just feels extremely good to be able to show them that they did the right choice trusting me. I'm really; really glad I'm able to give them this win. I hope first of many."

Timo Glock #8 DHL Global Mail Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was a really tough race for me, especially because I had to start from 11th. I used a lot of 'push to pass' at the beginning to get Nelson Philippe and Jimmy Vasser. At the end I had two shots left. When I was leading the race, I saw Oriol behind me. I know he will try to get me because he was second and third so many times and he wants to win. That was clear for me. I mean, it's disappointing. In one way it's disappointing, and on the other way it's a great weekend for us, to be on the podium after all the races without luck."

Justin Wilson #9 CDW Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was a great result for CDW, the RuSPORT team. Very excited to be on the podium again. You know, we've worked hard all weekend to make sure we're competitive. We were right there in every session. Even when we have problems, we can bounce back pretty quick. I've just got to thank the guys. They've worked hard all weekend. Pit stops were fantastic. That last stop when we came out second, it was quite a good move. At the end of the day, I think we did everything that we could have done, and we had a good race car. We got the best result we were capable of."

Sebastien Bourdais #1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was the perfect race until the yellow flag. We happened to put the new sets of tires on back-to-back-to-back and we had a set of tires on at the end that only had 6 or 7 laps on them so we were looking good. The bad pit stop just killed us. There is nothing to say, the McDonald's team is trying really hard and sometimes a bit too hard, then small mistakes happen. We still increased our lead to Tracy and Oriol won the race, so it is good for Newman Haas Racing."

Alex Tagliani #15 Aussie Vineyards Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "Overall I am pretty happy with the day, but we seemed to suffer a bit with a lack of straight line speed. Our engine is at the end of its lifespan and is due to come out of the car after this race. The Ford Cosworth guys do a great job and I am sure they will take a good look at see if we did have a problem. We had really trimmed the car out to maximize our speed on the long straights here, so we know it wasn't from having too much downforce on the car. Finishing 5th is a not a bad result and has helped us in the points. Our aim is to finish in the top five at the end of the year that would be a fantastic result for a new team like us running the Lola for the first time. The Aussie Vineyards guys did great stops and I was able to save some of my push-to-pass time at the end to stay ahead of Cristiano (da Matta). Those guys had a little more than me at the end of the race, so it was pleasing to be able to stay ahead of the guys behind."

Cristiano Da Matta #21 Bell Micro/PKV Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The Bell Micro/PKV Racing team ran in the same position we started for most of the race. That was pretty much where we were going to finish except for the work of the crew and some incidents on the track. The Bell Micro/PKV Racing crew did a great job, a great job in the pits. We had awesome stops. That is where today's result came from. I think I need to take them all to dinner tonight. Overall, I am very happy about finishing a race and getting some championship points. After what has been happening to us the last five races, this definitely feels very good."

Jimmy Vasser #12 Gulfstream/PKV Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The Gulfstream/PKV Racing team's race was about like we qualified. I qualified behind my teammate and finished behind my teammate. I am just happy to have both PKV Racing cars take the checkered flag, get some valuable championship points and go on the transporter in one piece. Also, I am very happy and want to congratulate Oriol Servia on his first Champ Car win."

Paul Tracy #3 Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "We were looking pretty good all things considered. I was able to stay out a lap longer than A.J. (Allmendinger) on the second pit stop and got into fourth place, but on the last stop I clipped one of Mario's tires (that had been set out for his pit stop) and that nosed me into the wall. I almost hit one of the guys but he got his legs out of the way and everybody was OK, but they had to push me back into position and we lost a bunch of positions. When we got back out there was kind of a mess when Mario got forced onto the runoff at Turn 1 and came back on the track at Turn 2. There were cars going everywhere and I was able to get past several people. Eighth isn't what we were looking for today but at least Sebastien had some bad luck too so there's still hope for the Championship. We'll see if we can't get a win in Las Vegas and close out the season as strongly as we can and see what happens."

A.J. Allmendinger #10 Western Union Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "I'm very disappointed with today's race. The RuSPORT guys did a good job and the Western Union Car was good. I had a chance earl on to get around Oriol and that would have been key. After that, I just couldn't catch a break. Basically, everything that could have gone wrong in the race did today. Sperafico's car came apart and it seemed like it just exploded in front of me. I just ducked. I just think I hit a piece of wing and it flattened my tire. After that and the penalty I did I could to gain back any type of position."

Mario Dominguez #7 Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "That was a crazy race. I got past Tagliani with a great pit stop from the Forsythe crew and we we're looking pretty good, saving our Power-to-Pass for the end of the race. Then on the last pit stop it took a little too long since I had to wait until the tire that Paul clipped was put back in position, then when we got restarted I was forced wide at Turn 1 and lost a few more spots. I think I was down in 14th or 15th place but got back up to 10th and scored some points. Now we'll be going to the last oval race of the year in Las Vegas and I know the Forsythe team will have a good car there, so we'll be back at the front where we belong."

Andrew Ranger #27 Tide/Mi-Jack Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was a difficult race, first I was dehydrated because there was a problem with the tube from where I drink my water and also because my tires were going away quickly. I am happy to have completed the race especially after everything that happened this weekend. It was an incredible weekend thanks to the support of my family, my friends, my sponsors and the fans. I learned a lot this weekend and this experience will serve me in the upcoming races. The next race is a month away and until then I will rest a little bit."

Ryan Hunter-Reay #31 Red Paw Systems Inc. /Rocketsports Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "Things just didn't go right for us today. Congratulations to Timo."

Bjorn Wirdheim #4 HVM Inc. Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was a pretty uneventful race for us. I was on my own most of the time. We need to back to the workshop and look at the data to see if we can solve a problem we discovered yesterday. To me it seemed like we were down on straight-line speed. For now I am looking forward to Las Vegas which will be my second oval race and the test we will do at Sebring which will be my first road course test of the year."

Rodolfo Lavin #55 HVM Inc. Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was a disappointing day for us. I believe we did a good job, we did a good job saving fuel, and we had good fuel mileage. Toward the end of the race, I was running in my best position of the day and the shock cover came off on the straight and I couldn't see anything. It was a very close call, I lost my reference for the braking point coming into the last chicane, and I nearly hit the wall. Unfortunately we lost three positions because of that and then lost another two when Mario (Dominguez) hit me at the hairpin. Toward the end of the race, the car would not brake, the pads were worn out. It was a long and frustrating day."

Nelson Philippe #34 Wellbox Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "Another up and down weekend for me. I should have qualified better -- I had the speed for it. During the race, I was there fighting, the car was good and I was keeping my position. Unfortunately, I got hit by Dominguez and that ruined my race, I lost a lot of positions. The car was then very difficult to drive, but I continued with a lot of effort to finish the race."

Marcus Marshall #5 Aussie Vineyards Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The car was pretty good and I really enjoyed my race with Ronnie Bremer today. I lost a lot of time in the pits because my pit lane speed limiter wasn't working and I had to drive manually under the limit looking at the rev counter. I was trying to make certain I didn't break the pit lane speed limit and get penalized. On one of the stops coming out it was just incredible -- I was pinched in on the outside lane and cars kept leaving their pit box right into my path. It got pretty hairy there at one stage. It was great to be seventh fastest in the rain during the warm-up, the Aussie Vineyards car was very good in the wet and I really enjoyed it out there. I actually could have gone quicker, but I kept getting held up in traffic. I was actually a little disappointed that it dried up for the race. We also tried a new brake combination with the car today which also made a big difference."

Ronnie Bremer #19 American Medical Response/Dale Coyne Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "It was definitely not my weekend. I made a few mistakes and we never did get the car set-up right. I am disappointed but looking forward to a better result for our sponsor, American Medical Response and the Dale Coyne Racing team in Las Vegas."


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