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2001 England Thoughts

TRACK: Okay, generally speaking, everything went well with the European swing in terms of logistics and crowd support. But for crying out loud, move these races to a drier season.

RACE: May not be as racy as EuroSpeedway, but there was still some good dicing, and wow, what a final two laps!

DE FERRAN: Can you believe this is his first win of the year? And what a win it was.

BRACK: Despite not winning this particular race, there is no question that Kenny is the ovalmeister this season.

CASTRONEVES: Come on Helio, admit it. You can't possibly have us believe that you could have passed all those cars before the blend line, and then have to lock up your brakes in order not to hit Brack, without going over the speed limit.

DA MATTA: A much needed strong finish.

ANDRETTI: We've said it before to the point of sounding like a broken record -- don't ignore the fact that Michael is very much in the championship hunt.

KANAAN: The sentimental favorite had to settle for eighth.

FRANCHITTI: May not be happy with ninth, but he could have just as easily ended his race squeezed against the wall.

JOURDAIN: This is why you lock up the brakes, and keep them locked, when you spin. Had Michel not done that, or had he tried to floor it to get out of the spin, a technique that rarely works, he would have taken out either Franchitti, Andretti, or Castroneves. Or, a combination of all three, and then some.

PAPIS: Might be taken off of de Ferran's Christmas card list.

BELL: Here's a guy who's first two Champ Car races result in very limited practice time, and yet in the German race, he outdoes his teammates, and in England, he scores his first point and outruns one of his teammates. He'll be signed by Patrick for a full time ride next year.

ZANARDI: So happy to see Alex's spirits doing so well. Did we expect anything else from him?

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Now we are up to 11 different winners. One more, and the record set last year gets broken.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: The last time the Champ Cars ran in England -- then Indy Cars and under USAC sanctioning -- was in 1978 at Brands Hatch. That race was also won by a Penske car driven by Rick Mears.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: To a Penske crew member who bluntly described the race winning pass when greeting de Ferran in victory circle, "You got some balls there buddy."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: The London Daily Telegram summarized the English reaction the best, "Years from now, greying petrolheads will bore their grandchildren with tales of the day at Rockingham Motor Speedway that changed British motor racing for good."

SCHEDULE: Back to the U. S. of A. To Houston. During hurricane season...

Copyright 2001 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.



RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. de Ferran 140
2. Brack 140
3. da Matta 140
4. Castroneves 140
5. Andretti 140
6. Tracy 140
7. Vasser 140
8. Kanaan 140
9. Franchitti 140
10. Servia 140
11. Papis 140
12. Bell(R) 139
13. Moreno 139
14. Tagliani 139
15. Herta 139
16. Carpentier 138
17. Nakano 138
18. Gidley 137
19. Jourdain 137
20. Gugelmin 135
21. Wilson(R) 135
22. Dixon(R) 106
23. Fernandez 92
24. Fittipaldi 52
25. Junqueira(R) 1
26. Takagi(R) 1

Time of Race
1:20:59.050

Winner's Speed
153.408 mph

Margin of Victory
0.634 sec.

Caution Flags
3 for 25 laps

Lead Changes
5 among 2 drivers

Most Laps Led
Gil de Ferran

Pole Position
None. Qualifying Rained Out. Field Set By Point Standings.

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Brack 147
2. de Ferran 141
3. Andretti 125
4. Castroneves 123
5. da Matta 92
6. Franchitti 89
7. Dixon(R) 86
8. Carpentier 83
9. Kanaan 77
10. Tracy 76
11. Moreno 74
12. Papis 62
13. Fittipaldi 56
  Vasser 56
15. Tagliani 51
16. Junqueira(R) 50
17. Fernandez 42
18. Servia 40
19. Gidley 32
20. Herta 27
21. Jourdain 24
  Zanardi 24
23. Gugelmin 17
  Takagi(R) 17
25. Wilson(R) 12
26. Nakano 10
27. Minassian(R) 7
28. Bell(R) 1
 
 
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2007 Thoughts
Preseason Las Vegas Long Beach Houston
Portland Cleveland Mont Tremblant Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Road America Belgium
Holland Surfers Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2006 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Houston Monterrey
Milwaukee Portland Cleveland Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Denver Montreal
Road America Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2005 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Edmonton
San Jose Denver Montreal Las Vegas
Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2004 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Denver Montreal Laguna Seca
Las Vegas Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2003 Thoughts
Preseason St. Petersburg Monterrey Long Beach
Brands Hatch Germany Milwaukee Laguna Seca
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Mid-Ohio Montreal Denver
Miami Mexico City Surfer's Paradise Postseason

2002 Thoughts
Preseason Monterrey Long Beach Japan
Milwaukee Laguna Seca Portland Chicago
Toronto Cleveland Vancouver Mid-Ohio
Road America Montreal Denver
England Miami Surfer's Paradise
Fontana Mexico City Postseason

2001 Thoughts
Preseason Mexico Long Beach Nazareth
Japan Milwaukee Detroit Portland
Cleveland Toronto Michigan Chicago
Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver German
England Houston Laguna Seca
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

2000 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Long Beach Brazil
Japan Nazareth Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto Michigan
Chicago Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Gateway USGP Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1999 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Road America Toronto
U.S. 500 Detroit Mid-Ohio Chicago
Vancouver Laguna Seca Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1998 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Detroit Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Houston Surfer's Paradise Fontana

1997 Thoughts
Miami Surfer's Paradise Long Beach Nazareth
Brazil Gateway Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America
Vancouver Laguna Seca Fontana
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