Indy 500: FAZZT Race Team Bump Day report

Bruno Junqueira on Qualifying: "First I have to thank Bowers and Wilkins and TorcUP of Canada for stepping up at the last minute to make this possible. I also have to thank the FAZZT Race Team as they also made this possible. This month was ...

Bruno Junqueira on Qualifying:

"First I have to thank Bowers and Wilkins and TorcUP of Canada for stepping up at the last minute to make this possible. I also have to thank the FAZZT Race Team as they also made this possible. This month was short notice, but it got shorter today when we lost 20 minutes to get the car ready. So when I went to do the two installation laps and then three more laps the car was already fast. Then we did a change and went out again and ran a few more laps and the car was really good. Last year I ran 12 laps, this year I ran 7 laps so next year I think we'll go straight to the car for qualifying. I think this year I broke my own record. I have to really thank the team; they gave me a great car. I think I have to say a lot about my experience here as I have always really enjoyed and felt comfortable at Indianapolis. I know my way to go fast here but they gave me a fast car too. It is more important here to have a fast car than a fast driver. I have to thank Alex, Andre (Azzi) and Jim (Freudenberg) to give me this opportunity. I think I will have a competitive car for the race. I doubt I will have much practice time and it most likely will only be Carb Day. Alex is going to run practice for the race set-up today and I hope he can give me a good race set-up. The cars are fast. I'm so happy, because I have felt positive all week and everything worked out. Today when I ran the car, I have never run this car before and the last time it was run was 2008 so I didn't know if the car would be good or not. The team made very good preparation to have the car as close to Tagliani's as possible but you never know until you drive it if the car is that good or not. And it was all good, so I'm very happy."

Rob Edwards, General Manager, on Qualifying:

"This is just an amazing group of people at the FAZZT Race Team. What we have achieved in the last two days is a credit to every single person in the FAZZT garage. To run like we ran with Alex yesterday and be able to finish up Bruno's car last night and go out this morning and basically in 14 laps for him to qualify with a time that would have been good enough for the shootout yesterday and the inside of row three. It's just a phenomenal effort from everyone. Hats off to Bruno, the confidence he had in the team and the group of people that we have assembled was evident and I think he had to have that to get in the car. He's been around us a few days now and I think again, that is a testament to the people we've got that he was able to soak up the atmosphere and he saw how serious we are about what we do and he was able to go out there and just do a phenomenal job."

The FAZZT Race team has qualified driver Bruno Junqueira in the #33 Bowers and Wilkins/TorcUP of Canada entry today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These sponsors are both on the #77 car of Alex Tagliani and yesterday stepped in to help field the #33 entry for Junqueira for the Indianapolis 500.

-source: fazzt

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Alex Tagliani
Teams FAZZT Race Team