CHAMPCAR/CART: PPI Friday Fontana notes

Oriol Servià, ...

Oriol Servià, #96 Telefónica/Toyota-Reynard
On Practice:
"We are working on taking out some of the push. This is my first time here in a Champ Car, we have not tested here, so I am getting used to the speed, I am not in a big rush to set my fastest time, I need to learn this place. I think we will be faster tomorrow for sure. I am pleased overall with today's performance."

Oriol Servià was fined $20,000.00 and deducted four championship points as a penalty for aggressive driving two weeks ago at the CART event in Surfer's Paradise.

On the Penalty:
"I feel like CART wanted to send a message for all of the aggressive driving in Surfers, and I am the messenger. There were many, many incidents during that race, that were maybe a little over the top, but I am the one who is being penalized, obviously I am not pleased about that."

Cristiano da Matta, #97 Pioneer Electronics/WorldCom/Toyota-Reynard
On Qualifying:
"We have a lot of work to do tonight. The car is very sensitive over the bumps, I am having trouble turning, and we are having troubles running in traffic. I am sure we will run better tomorrow, but it will take some work."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Cristiano da Matta