GIL DE FERRAN ...
GIL DE FERRAN # 5 VALVOLINE/CUMMINS - HONDA/REYNARD/GOODYEAR
RACE WEEKEND REVIEW: MILWAUKEE
Started 16th , finished 3rd , seventh in PPG standings - 50 points.
What: MILLER LITE 225 Round seven of the 20-races FedEx Championship Series for the PPG Cup.
Gil de Ferran had one of his best runs of the season, the strongest run of the 225-lap race, driving an aggressive and intelligent race. Starting 16th and charging to third, de Ferran actually had a good shot at winning before that final yellow.
Gil de Ferran: "It was quite a day. Everyone was sliding around, four-wheel drifting. But my Goodyear tires were consistent all day and I was able to run harder at the end of each stint. Plus every time I stopped, my guys got me positions. I was watching the other guys and said 'they cannot last, they are using up their tires. I was in a position to win and then the yellow light came out right after we finished a splash-and-go. So I suppose third isn't too bad, but we were in a position to win. We will take this as a sign of better things to come. We needed this after last week."
Derrick Walker: Team owner: "Milwaukee race, although only third place the whole team performed like it won the race. There was nothing else we could have done differently or better that could have influenced the outcome. This was a great finish to work our way from 16th to 3rd. Pit work was exceptional and we deserved every bit of our third place. This should help us regain some momentum going forward to Portland."
Friday, June 4th 1999
Session Times: Practice Friday Morning
Car Driver Time Speed Rank Best Lap # of Laps B.Leader # 5 Gil de Ferran 23.069 161.047 29th 55 62 1.044 Session Times: Practice Friday Afternoon
Car Driver Time Speed Rank Best Lap # of Laps B.Leader # 5 Gil de Ferran 23.190 160.207 22nd 21 21 1.019
Saturday , June 5th , 1999
Session Times: Practice Saturday Morning Car Driver Time Speed Rank Best Lap # of Laps B.Leader # 5X Gil de Ferran 22.496 165.223 15th 17 65 0.617 Session Times: Qualifying Saturday Afternoon
Car Driver Time Speed Rank Best Lap # of Laps B.Leader # 5X Gil de Ferran 22.576 164.564 16 2 5 0.645 Sunday, June 6th , 1999
Session Times: Warm-up Sunday
Car Driver Time Speed Rank Best Lap # of Laps B.Leader # 5X Gil de Ferran 23.665 156.991 17 9 16 0.890
Session Times: Race Sunday
Car Driver Started Finished # of Laps # 5X Gil de Ferran 16th 3rd 225
Gil de Ferran - 1999 Driver Index Report
Race Qualify Start Finish Race Points Total Rank Miami - Homestead NQ 25th 6th 8 8 6th Motegi - Japan 1st 1st 2nd 1+16 25 3rd Long Beach - California 7th 7th 6th 8 33 2nd Nazareth - Pennsylvania 13th 13th 15th 0 33 7th Rio - Brazil 4th 4th 10th 3 36 7th Madison - Illinois 15th 15th DNF 0 36 7th Milwaukee - Wisconsin 16th 16th 3rd 14 50 7th
June 8-10 Sebring Test June 18-20 Portland Race