Saturday, July 28, 2007

Alberta tarmac

I’d have to say that watching the Edmonton Champ Car race after the wet ‘N wild European GP probably wasn’t the wisest move. As the Champ Car race seemed a little more sanguine. With far less action then the Nurburgring.

And once again the Hamburgular stole the show. First by outlasting everybody on fuel during the first round of pit stops. And then simply running off and hiding from Justin Wilson, who finished 4 seconds adrift of Sea Bass. Wilson was the meat of an Newman/Haas/Lanagin Racing sandwich, with Graham Rahal finishing third, followed by Simon Pagenaudand and Paul Tracy respectively.

Pagenaudand and’s fourth place secured the inaugural Canadian Triple Crown trophy for Team Australia. Which was of little consolation for Will Power who retired with steering rack issues while running in the top three all day.

“Bad Bobby D” (Robert Doornbos) had a sub par day for the first time this season, upon colliding with Alex Tagliani. And with another boring victory. Bourdais now vaults back into the points lead by 20+ points over his rivals. As Champ Car moves from the wide open spaces to the concrete canyons of San Jose, where Seb has been nearly unstoppable. Unless Paul Tracy runs him over.