Tracy Fastest at Sebring

Tracy is the leading active racer, and as such was expected to run well against a field mostly comprising new and aspiring racers. Of these, Timo Glock was the fastest runner, bringing his Rocketsports car home less than two tenths behind Tracy

Tracy Fastest at Sebring
Champ Car veteran Paul Tracy led the way on the opening day of testing on Wednesday at Sebring as a number of new faces turned up for the first time at a group test.

"We have a good car for this testing session," Glock told reporters after the session. "That is a result of our test in Fontana, where we really focused on the setup. We went out on two sets of tires today, and had some problems with the rear brake pads, but I am still getting used to the car as well.

"The second set of tyres posed as a problem for the car, as I kept battling in Turn One. We went back to the original set of tires and posted our quickest time of the day."

Veteran Formula One driver Jos Verstappen ran in a Champ Car for the first time, and noted: "There is a lot to get used to with these cars compared to a Formula One car, especially for me today getting a feel of running on cold tyres and brakes. The HVM team works very well together, and they are very easy to work with. I am looking forward to seeing what will happen."

Other notable drivers on display were former Jaguar third driver Bjorn Wirdheim and former Toyota Atlantic runner Ronnie Bremer. The test continues on Thursday.

Unofficial Times from Sebring, courtesy of Cosworth Racing: 

Pos  Driver            Team                          Time     
 1.  Paul Tracy        Forsythe Championship Racing  51.47 
 2.  Timo Glock        Rocketsports Racing           51.64 
 3.  Jos Verstappen    HVM Inc.                      51.82 
 4.  Andrew Ranger     Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing       51.97 
 5.  Ryan Hunter-Reay  Rocketsports Racing           52.06 
 6.  Rodolfo Lavin     Forsythe Championship Racing  52.10 
 7.  Nelson Philippe   Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing       52.13 
 8.  Jimmy Vasser      PKV Racing                    52.39 
 9.  Alex Tagliani     Walker Racing                 52.57 
10.  Oriol Servia      Dale Coyne Racing             52.60 
11.  Marcus Marshall   Walker Racing                 52.60 
12.  Ronnie Bremer     HVM Inc.                      52.62 
13.  Bjorn Wirdheim    Dale Coyne Racing             52.92 

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