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2003 Toronto Thoughts

RACE: Sure it was a blowout, but sometimes it's something special to see such a dominating performance. Nobody complains when Tiger Woods blows everybody away at the US Open or Masters. So, once in a while, appreciate an athletic performance that is a sight to behold.

TRACK: For the fan with a keen racing eye, portions of this track can really show you who has the setup and who is struggling, as well as who drives their car hard and who is just cruising.

TRACY: Add up the margins Paul had, and it is conceivable that he could have lapped the entire field if there were no full course yellows.

JOURDAIN: After his performances at St. Petersburg, Long Beach and now Toronto, Michel just may be the next King of the street courses.

JUNQUEIRA: If anybody is cracking under pressure, it is Bruno.

BOURDAIS: A quiet weekend as it was his teammate that grabbed all the attention on the team. But, a solid fourth place to keep Sebastien in the hunt. Maybe he needs that psycho looking Ronald McDonald clown in his pits.

SERVIA: Perhaps his best race of the year, but it is time Oriol starts taking it to the next level.

MORENO: Was this a good run for Roberto or another disappointing run considering his past? It's hard to tell.

CARPENTIER: Except for Laguna Seca, Patrick has continuously been completely outdone by his teammate.

MANNING: Another good run for Darren who once again tops the Reynard class.

FERNANDEZ: Take away the first lap, and it was a good race by Adrian.

HUNTER-REAY: He did get in the points, but...

VASSER: It would be very interesting to add up the number of times Jimmy has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time on the first lap for his career.

BOSS: There's slow, and then there's Geoff. Granted, he did a great job getting out of the way of faster cars, but this is supposed to be the major leagues. Drivers who just cruise around with their money belong in vintage racing.

LAVIN: Granted, he is getting better, but I don't see Rodolfo being the next Michel Jourdain.

PAPIS: We've given up hope on this team.

TAGLIANI: The first move in the first turn was a great pass onto itself. Then, to still be able to carry enough momentum after that move to make the run into the third turn and grab second place is even more amazing.

HABERFELD: Well, that was the bonehead move of the day. Next time Mario, brake in Toronto, not Hamilton.

OVER/UNDER: 8 -- number of laps Geoff Boss will finish behind the leader at Vancouver.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Dominating.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Considering this is a street race where it's always hard to pass, it's quite surprising that Tracy is only the third driver to win from pole.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: To understand the effect of Player's ending their support of Canadian racing, one does have to look at the effect Elf had in France. When they actively supported French racing, there were seven in Formula 1. A few years after they stopped that support, there were none.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: To Paul Tracy after the race, "I was mad when Junky said I was going to crack. So, I said, 'I'll show him crack. He's going to be looking at my ass crack all day.'"

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Once again to Paul Tracy, who was in the zone all weekend. At the post qualifying press conference when asked about how he liked being on the cover of the newspaper with a Playboy model, he wrapped his arms around Jourdain and Junqueira, and said, "I'm trying to teach my two proteges how to live the good live."

SCHEDULE: From one great Canadian venue to another. The party animals are going to be exhausted after Vancouver...

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Tracy 112
2. Jourdain 112
3. Junqueira 112
4. Bourdais(R) 112
5. Servia 112
6. Moreno 112
7. Carpentier 112
8. Manning(R) 112
9. Fernandez 112
10. Monteiro(R) 110
11. Hunter-Reay(R) 110
12. Dominguez 109
13. Vasser 109
14. Boss(R) 106
15. Lavin(R) 105
16. Papis 36
17. Tagliani 28
18. Sperafico(R) 5
19. Haberfeld(R) 5

Time of Race
2:02:36.488

Winner's Speed
96.189 mph

Margin of Victory
4.533 sec.

Caution Flags
4 for 12 laps

Lead Changes
0 among 1 driver

Most Laps Led
Paul Tracy

Friday Pole
Bruno Junqueira

Saturday Pole
Paul Tracy

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Tracy 139
2. Junqueira 124
3. Jourdain 113
4. Carpentier 88
5. Bourdais(R) 86
6. Servia 76
7. Fernandez 69
8. Dominguez 62
9. Tagliani 51
10. Manning(R) 50
11. Haberfeld(R) 41
12. Moreno 39
13. Vasser 38
14. Monteiro(R) 18
15. Hunter-Reay(R) 16
16. Lemarie(R) 8
17. Camathias(R) 6
  Lavin(R) 6
19. Yoong(R) 4
20. Herta 2
21. Papis 1


Shiggy Award
Mario Haberfeld

King Hiro Award
Geoff Boss

Gold Coyne Award
Michel Jourdain
 
 
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