Servia Hints at Third Car for Mexico

Oriol Servia has hinted that Newman-Haas are preparing to run a third car for him when Bruno Junqueira recovers from his back injuries

Servia Hints at Third Car for Mexico

Servia replaced Junqueira when the Brazilian suffered spinal fractures in a crash in May's Indy 500.

Servia has impressed in his stint with the team, and his maiden series win at last weekend's Montreal race has moved him into second in the Championship behind teammate Sebastien Bourdais.

Servia holds a slim advantage for the position over Paul Tracy, and believes that if he can maintain it, the team will field a third Lola for him in Mexico.

"I believe that if things keep going well for me and I'm in a good championship position, the team may try to run three cars," Servia said. "If there's one team that is prepared and have the right to run three cars, that's Newman/Haas.

"I wouldn't be surprised that we do that. But, again, I'm just a driver, I'm not a team owner, so we should ask them.

"PacifiCare has been great supporter of mine since day one. Every race I think they are happy and pleased with what I've done so far. I think it will depend when we get there what's the point situation, where we are. The team I'm sure will decide what's best for all of us."

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