2007 CCWS Rd. 9--San Jose Grand Prix

All about the Champ Car World Series (CCWS)

Moderators: Ed, mlittle

Locked

Who will win the San Jose Grand Prix?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:31 am

Sebastien Bourdais
1
33%
Will Power
1
33%
Justin Wilson
0
No votes
Paul Tracy
0
No votes
Robert Doornbos
1
33%
none of the above
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 3

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

2007 CCWS Rd. 9--San Jose Grand Prix

Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:31 am

Once derided as one of the worst street-circuits on the series calendar, San Jose event officials went to work on the track in 2006, and it paid dividends, with a vastly improved track layout and more sightlines. This year's San Jose Grand Prix is expected to be better than the 2006 one, as more improvements have been made to the track layout. At 1.446 or so miles, it's avery short street circuit, but as seen in the past, the concrete canyons take no prisoners.

Event schedule for the 2007 San Jose Grand Prix.....................................
Practice Session #1, 1:15 pm, 27 July 2007
Qualifying Session #1, 5 pm, 27 July 2007*
Practice Session #2, 1:15 pm, 28 July 2007
Qualifying Session #2, 5 pm, 28 July 2007*
Warm-Up, 2 pm, 29 July 2007
Race, 6 pm, 29 July 2007
*--short practice session prior to qualifying

Television...................
United States, ESPN-2
Canada, Global TV and/or TSN(check regional broadcast listings)
Europe, Eurosport, Motors TV, SBS
Australia, Channel 7
Latin/South America, Fox Sports Mexico, ESPN Desportes
Last edited by mlittle on Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Dalziel to miss San Jose race w/broken collarbone

Post by mlittle » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:59 pm

Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Ryan Dalziel will miss the upcoming San Jose Grand Prix due to a broken collarbone suffered while bike riding earlier this week; team officials announced that Scotsman Dalziel will visit Indianapolis-area Dr. Terry Trammell, who will advise both PCM and ChampCar officials as to whether Dalziel will be fit to race at Road America, the next event on the series calendar. However, both groups of officials stressed that Dalziel should be well enough to compete in Europe when the series returns to the Continent for the races at Assen and Zolder.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Re: Dalziel to miss San Jose race w/broken collarbone

Post by mlittle » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:42 am

mlittle wrote:Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Ryan Dalziel will miss the upcoming San Jose Grand Prix due to a broken collarbone suffered while bike riding earlier this week; team officials announced that Scotsman Dalziel will visit Indianapolis-area Dr. Terry Trammell, who will advise both PCM and ChampCar officials as to whether Dalziel will be fit to race at Road America, the next event on the series calendar. However, both groups of officials stressed that Dalziel should be well enough to compete in Europe when the series returns to the Continent for the races at Assen and Zolder.
Earlier today, Pacific Coast officials announced that Mario Dominguez will be driving for the injured Ryan Dalziel at this weekend's San Jose Grand Prix. For Dominguez, it will be his third start at San Jose; ironically, PCM will be the third team Dominguez has driven for in the 2007 season(following 3 races w/Forsythe and last week w/PKV).
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Gommendy cleared to drive in San Jose.........

Post by mlittle » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:20 pm

After consultations with ChampCar Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chris Pinderski and noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Terry Trammell, PKV Racing driver Tristan Gommendy has been given the ok to drive in this weekend's ChampCar race, the San Jose Grand Prix. Follow-up tests on the thoracic vertebrae injury Gommendy suffered in Edmonton showed less injury than noted this past weekend, prompting the all-clear from series medical personnel.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:37 pm

Bridgestone Preview....................

Event: San Jose Grand Prix, round 9--2007 ChampCar season
Where: RedBack Raceway(San Jose street circuit), San Jose, Ca.
When: 6 pm US EDT, 29 July 2007
Where: check initial posting for networks


Race Distance: 1 hr., 45 minutes
Track Length: 1.443 miles
--Track Records: single lap, 2006(Sebastien Bourdais, 48.989 sec/106.040 mph); race record, 2006(Sebastien Bourdais, 85.694 mph/1 hr., 38 min., 00.168 sec. based on a race distance of 97 laps)
**--estimates are for a 104-105 lap race based on Bourdais' 2006 record)

Entry List..........................................
Sebastien Bourdais, #1 McDonald's
(R)Graham Rahal, #2 Medi/Zone
Paul Tracy, #3 Indeck/Monster Energy Drink
Dan Clarke, #4 Ticketmaster/Synapse Power
Will Power, #5 Aussie Vineyards
Oriol Servia, #7 Indeck/Forsythe
Alex Tagliani, #8 Steelback/LXN
Justin Wilson, #9 CDW/Targus
Katherine Legge, #11 N. Illinois Steel
(R)Robert Doornbos, #14 Muermans/OzJet
(R)Simon Pagenaud, #15 Aussie Vineyards
Bruno Junquiera, #19 Sonny's Real Pit BBQ
(R)Neel Jani, #21 Red Bull/Gulfstream
(R)Tristan Gommendy, #22 Pay-by-Touch/MegaSpirea
Mario Dominguez, #28 Ironclad/Molecule Labs**
(R)Alex Figge, #29 RedBack Networks
Jan Heylen, #34 Grand prix Belgium 2007
Last edited by mlittle on Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:54 am

San Jose Practice Session #1 top-5.........................

1st} Will Power, Team Australia........................50.097 sec
2nd}(R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia..........50.286 sec
3rd} Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing................50.389 sec
4th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing....................50.458 sec
5th} Bruno Junquiera, Dale Coyne Racing..........50.463 sec
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:03 am

San Jose Practice Session #2 top-5.....................

1st}(R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA.....................50.440 sec
2nd} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing..................................50.488 sec
3rd}(R)Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia..........................50.607 sec
4th} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports.......................................50.759 sec
5th} Dan Clarke, Minardi Team USA.................................50.811 sec
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Last-second flyer gives SeaBass provisional pole............

Post by mlittle » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:08 am

A last-second, last-lap flyer during the Friday QS-1 was all that NHL Racing's Sebastien Bourdais the provisional pole for Sunday's San Jose Grand Prix, widening his points lead by one additional point and guaranteeing a front-row starting spot......................QS-1 top-5:

1st} Sebastien Bourdais, #1 McDonald's........................49.509 sec
2nd} Justin Wilson, #9 CDW/Targus..............................49.747 sec
3rd} Will Power, #5 Aussie Vineyards............................49.822 sec
4th} Bruno Junquiera, #19 Sonny's Real Pit BBQ.............49.852 sec*
5th} Alex Tagliani, #8 Steelback/LXN.............................49.852 sec*

*--Junquiera was placed 4th due to a faster practice time in sessions 1 & 2
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Weekend Notebook, part 1..............

Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:39 am

Now, where is everyone? Let's see................
--Julian, once again, has managed to get himself lost on Alcatraz........ :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
--Most of the other mods are touring the Sonoma wine country(I'm assuming it's so that the VIP Tower'll be well-stocked..........)
--And I'm in the heart of Tech Central, a/k/a San Jose, for this weekend's ChampCar San Jose Grand Prix presented by RedBack Networks

Anyway, here's some items of interest from the Weekend Notebook..........
--From first to last to first! The last ten minutes of Friday's QS-1 must've seemed like a roller-coaster for NHL Racing's Sebastien Bourdais; first he was P1, then in a moment, that time fell all the way to P17; only a last-lap flyer got SeaBass back to provisional pole

--The busiest place on the track? Remember turn 6 from 2006, when Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani got together on-track(minutes before fighting on pitlane...... :lol: :shock: :shock: :shock: )? Well......most everyone on the grid for this weekend's race has seen the turn 6 escape road at least once so far(and the weekend's not over yet!)

--It only hurts when I breathe!! It's been an interesting few weeks for PKV's Tristan Gommendy; last week, he has to sit out the Edmonton race with a back injury..........he gets clearance to race this weekend, only to learn he cracked a rib at Edmonton. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Worse, San Jose's a bumpy street circuit compared to the airport circuit last week in Edmonton....... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: When asked how he felt, Gommendy replied, "It's not my back; it's the rib that I cracked, and this circuit has some really big bumps. It's not a big deal when I'm belted into my car, but at the end of the session I have trouble getting out of the car." (Mod's note.....if he thinks the circuit's bad, he shoulda' been here back in 2005............ :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: )
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:08 pm

San Jose Practice Session #3 top-5.......................

1st}(R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing...........................49.366 sec
2nd}(R)Robert Doornbos, Minardi Team USA............49.389 sec
3rd} Oriol Servia, Forsythe Champ. Racing...............49.423 sec
4th} Will Power, Team Australia...............................49.544 sec
5th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing...........................49.721 sec
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:16 pm

San Jose Practice Session #4 top-5...................

1st}(R)Graham Rahal, NHL Racing........................49.145 sec
2nd} Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports..........................49.329 sec
3rd} Oriol Servia, Forsythe Champ. Racing...........49.423 sec
4th} Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing.......................49.474 sec
5th} Dan Clarke, Minardi Team USA.....................49.502 sec
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:40 pm

San Jose Grand Prix Starting Grid presented by RedBack Networks.........................

1st} Justin Wilson, #9 CDW/Targus.......................................49.039 sec
2nd} Sebastien Bourdais, #1 McDonald's...............................49.180 sec*

3rd} Dan Clarke, #4 Ticketmaster/Synapse Power.................49.092 sec
4th} Oriol Servia, #7 Indeck/Forsythe...................................49.106 sec

5th}(R)Neel Jani, #21 Red Bull/Gulfstream.............................49.151 sec
6th}(R)Graham Rahal, #2 Medi/Zone.....................................49.178 sec

7th} Alex Tagliani, #8 Steelback/LXN.....................................49.183 sec
8th}(R)Tristan Gommendy, #22 Pay-by-Touch/Megaspirea.......49.192 sec

9th}(R)Simon Pagenaud, #15 Aussie Vineyards.......................49.255 sec**
10th} Bruno Junquiera, #19 Sonny's Real Pit BBQ....................49.255 sec**

11th} Paul Tracy, #3 Indeck/Monster Energy Drink..................49.270 sec
12th} Will Power, #5 Aussie Vineyards....................................49.397 sec

13th} Jan Heylen, #34 Grand Prix Belgium 2007......................49.410 sec
14th} Mario Dominguez, #28 Ironclad/Molecule Labs................49.609 sec

15th}(R)Robert Doornbos, #14 Muermans/OzJet......................49.654 sec
16th} Katherine Legge, #11 Northern Illinois Steel...................49.808 sec

17th}(R)Alex Figge, #29 RedBack Networks............................50.083 sec

*--as provisional polesitter Friday, Bourdais was guaranteed a starting position no worse than 2nd based on QS-2 results
**--in the event 2 drivers post the same qualifying time after QS-2, the drivers' second-fastest time of the QS-2 session is used as the tiebreaker
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:00 am

Welcome from a sunny San Jose as the stars of the Champ Car World Series prepare for round 9 of the 2007 season, the San Jose Grand Prix. The weather is nice, the track is ready.........the race is about to begin!!

Command to fire the engines has been given; cars rolling for the first of two formation laps before the start.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:05 am

Care are gridded, awaiting the lights........
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:06 am

Green! Green! Green!

Bourdais jumps into P1 as they head to one..........
and a couple of cars got together; Doornbos' car is stopped ontrack, safety crews out to get Doornbos a tow-start
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

Locked