CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Monterrey race notes

"Considering all of the circumstances this weekend, a second place finish is a great way for Marlboro Team Penske to start the season. It was unfortunate that I became sick because I wasn't able to eat anything since Saturday morning and I ...

"Considering all of the circumstances this weekend, a second place finish is a great way for Marlboro Team Penske to start the season. It was unfortunate that I became sick because I wasn't able to eat anything since Saturday morning and I really was feeling bad. Once I got in the car, all of the enthusiasm from the great fans in Mexico kept me going. We are looking forward to Long Beach where hopefully we will be running strong."
-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- 2nd place finish

"The Marlboro car was handling well, but unfortunately I lost fourth gear which caused me to lose speed on the straightaway. I was able to hold my position fairly well through most of the race but I started to have a problem with third gear and on the second to last lap (lap #76) two cars (#40 and #55) were able to get by me. It's good that we'll go to Long Beach in the top-ten in points. I want to thank Firestone for giving us a great tire this weekend and Honda for giving us an engine that was very reliable and got me to the end."


-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- 8th place finish

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske