CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Justin Wilson Friday report

Justin 2nd in Toronto first qualifying Justin got his Toronto weekend off to a good start by posting the 2nd fastest time with a 58.830 second lap (107.394 mph). In the morning practice session Justin was 3rd fastest overall, in spite of an ...

Justin 2nd in Toronto first qualifying

Justin got his Toronto weekend off to a good start by posting the 2nd fastest time with a 58.830 second lap (107.394 mph). In the morning practice session Justin was 3rd fastest overall, in spite of an engine fire which meant he had limited running in the #9 CDW car.

After lunch Justin was leading the qualifying timesheets after a first stint on the harder black Bridgestone tyres. With provisional pole seemingly within reach, he decided to try the softer red compound for his final stint, but A.J. Allmendinger, also on reds, took the top spot for Forsythe with a lap time of 58.621. Nelson Philippe was 3rd fastest for CTE-HVM.

"The CDW team did a great job to bounce back from this morning", said Justin. "After we went P1 in the first stint we decided to take the gamble on the Bridgestone reds, but just weren't quite fast enough. But it's a good start and hopefully we're in good shape for tomorrow".

-justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger , Nelson Philippe