Tracy Hits Out at Servia

Forsythe Championship Racing's Paul Tracy has accused Newman/Haas rival Oriol Servia of baulking him on several occasions and costing him a shot at pole position

Tracy Hits Out at Servia

Tracy qualified in third position, behind Servia in second and his Newman/Haas teammate Sebastien Bourdais, who secured pole position on the tight confines of the new San Jose street circuit.

"Obviously, trying to get a clear lap is everything here, and I didn't get any help out there from Oriol," Tracy stated. "I got held up four times by him, so that was pretty frustrating. We had good laps on every one - they were the best laps I had."

Servia rejected Tracy's claims, however, and pointed out that the nature of the track made it difficult for everyone to find clear road on their flying laps.

"It's the way it goes on a 1.4-mile track," said the Spaniard. "I'm sorry for Paul, but it's easy to look at the data... I had three or four laps where I was three tenths of a second up and then found traffic.

"I was never doing it on purpose and I had cars in front of me. I always try to be fair. I got screwed too. It's just the nature of the game."

Servia matched his career-best starting position of second, which he achieved at Montreal and Denver in 2003 while driving for Patrick Racing.

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