CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Sunday quoteboard


1. MICHEL JOURDAIN JR. (#9 Gigante Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "We had a quiet weekend until raceday. The rest of the guys were making us look bad in the papers but it is very satisfying to get this win. The team did a fantastic job in the pits and they deserve the win as much as anyone. I feel bad for Alex [Tagliani] because I know what its like to dominate a race like in Long Beach but not win."

2. ORIOL SERVIA (#20 Visteon/Patrick Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "I'm not as happy now as I was when I took second in Milwaukee but it is still a good weekend for us especially after the last three races didn't' go so well. I was saving my car in the first two stints but when it was time to go fast I was still having trouble catching Alex. This is a good result for us and should give us momentum for Denver."

3. PATRICK CARPENTIER (#32 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "I was having a great time out there pushing Oriol (Servia) so that he would make a mistake. I really wanted to pass him to have a better finishing position. The car was great and Team Player's did a wonderful job all weekend, especially today. We did have minor problems with the brakes because they were overheating but we managed to nurse them enough to finish on the podium. It's a great team effort and a great day. We put on quite a show and I hope the crowd loved it. It was a lot of fun. I guess it was Michel's (Jourdain) day and I'm happy for him."

4. ALEX TAGLIANI (#33 Johnson Controls Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "We had the car to win. This was the place for it to happen, but that second yellow just destroyed out strategy and our day. The team was awesome, this car was the best car I've had in my Champ Car career. It was perfect. We went with a strategy to save fuel in the beginning and Servia was not catching me so I went for it. We changed the strategy and raced. In the end, with the yellow, it didn't work and we didn't get the results we wanted. We leaned from this and we are convinced more than ever it has (the win) is going to happen for us."

5. MARIO DOMINGUEZ (#55 Herdez Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "I'm quite happy with today's result. I had a really good car - other than putting fuel in and tires on, we didn't touch it - and we really took advantage of that. I was able to pass people from the very beginning of the race and had some great racing out there with Darren (Manning), Adrian (Fernandez), and even my teammate, Roberto (Moreno). The team gave me great pit stops and put me in a position to battle with Vasser, Bourdais and Tagliani as well. The last few minutes of the race were really exciting too - when Tracy had a problem I was able to get around him on the last lap to pick up fifth place. We'll take this result and build some momentum for next week in Denver."

6. PAUL TRACY (#3 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "I did not know I was low on fuel until the last lap in the hairpin and that I had to start saving it. I ran out of fuel on the on the last corner and coasted in. It's just points given away for no reason. Anyway, we come out of this weekend better point-wise than we came in. Once Bruno (Junqueira) was out of the running, there was no point in me risking a pass on Pat (Carpentier). But still four points is four points. We would have a 32-point lead instead of 28."

7. ROBERTO MORENO (#4 Herdez Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "The car was awesome and the team's strategy of pitting me during the first caution period paid off. Initially I wasn't so sure because I came out of that first stop behind the yellow (Dale Coyne Racing) cars. But after the third pit stop I ended up in the lead of the race and was able to set some quick lap times - that's when the strategy really showed. When you consider that we lost virtually the entire first session on Friday, you can see that the team put in a great effort all weekend. I'll take that (seventh place) with pleasure."

8. ADRIAN FERNANDEZ (#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."

9. MAX PAPIS (#31 PK Racing Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone): "We had a good, hard race today. My pit stops were great; the guys are working very well together. Our pit strategy of coming in early helped us gain some positions on track. This place is known for being hard on brakes, but we had no problems at all during the race. I'm very glad to get my fourth top-ten finish in a row here in Montreal."

10. DARREN MANNING (#15 RAC/Walker Racing Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone): "The RAC Walker Racing car was good in the corners, but our straight-line speed was down considerably during the race. We're not sure why we're having this problem. At least we were able to keep up our top-ten streak and collect a few more points for the championship."

11. MARIO HABERFELD (#34 Mi-Jack/Conquest Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone): "We started off with too little downforce. The stops were very good today, and we improved the car at each stop. We came in early on the last stop, and that allowed us to improve one position, so it was a good strategy. Although it wasn't a great finish, the team did a good job all weekend and I am encouraged by the way things went."

12. GUALTER SALLES (#19 Alpina Dale Coyne Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "I'm happy with the car in Montreal. It's the best car I had for year along. In the race the car was running good. Unfortunately we had a problem with the first two pit stops. Otherwise we could finish better. But it is a good improve to go to Denver."

13. BRUNO JUNQUEIRA (#1 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "I am frustrated more than I can explain. I was too close to the guy in front of me and lost the downforce. I locked my rear tires and spun twice. A good finish was important today. It gets more and more important the closer we get to the end of the championship."

14. GEOFF BOSS (#11 Cross Pens Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "It was a race that was positive in many ways but quite frustrating at the same time. We were competitive right from the start and came out of the first pit stop up a few places with a great stop by the crew. Unfortunately our second pit stop was penalized for coming in beyond the 20-lap window. An inexcusable mistake that cost us dearly on the track with a top-and-go penalty. We ended up 14th but could have been several spots higher in the points."

15. RODOLFO LAVIN (#5 Corona Competition Team Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone): "The Corona car was pretty good at the start of the race, but towards the end the car wasn't braking well. I kept locking the rears up, the brake petal was very soft, and the car kept going straight in the chicanes. It was difficult to keep a consistent pace. We had a good pit stop strategy, but the stall on the second stop really hurt us. I'm not sure what happened. The engine just cut out and then we lost a bit of time to restart the engine."

16. JIMMY VASSER (#12 American Spirit Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone): "First of all, I want thank Champ Car for the Patterson painting, it's been a great 200 starts. We had a decent day going out there, and just before the end of the race, I was running around with just a couple of gears, we tried to nurse it home but that didn't happen, it completely failed just before the end. It's a shame, it was looking like we were going to bring home some points today."

18. TIAGO MONTEIRO (#7 Fittipaldi-Dingman Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone): "I'm really sorry for the guys. We had such an up and down weekend. We had a lot of problems even though we were doing well time wise. We were quick all the way; so far it was a good race. I was on cold tires and locked the rears and drove into (Ryan) Hunter-Reay who I'd like to say I'm sorry to as well. This is not the way I planned to finish this weekend, but we'll work on that."

19. SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS (#2 Lilly Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "The car kept getting tighter as the race went on. Then the rear wheels locked and it was not turning anymore. That's why the car was not drivable. The differential broke. Since the beginning of the year we have had some mechanical problems. That's just the way it is. It's probably not my year."


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