In the Paddock

In the Paddock

These are my shots taken through the weekend in the paddock area.
Jimmy Vasser's Car

After Qualifying

The crew record the set up of Alex Zanardi's car after taking pole position on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Vasser's crew strip down their car after the session.

Stripped-Down Vasser's Car
Dario's Car in Pieces

Dario Franchitti's Reynard/Mercedes with the rear axle detached.

Bryan Herta's 6th-qualifying Reynard/Ford.

Bryan Herta's Car
Car #4 Before Strip-Down

We returned after a late lunch at the Yaletown Brewing Co to find Alex's having completed their strip-down of the car and restoring all those carefully measured settings.

Parker Johnstone tucks into a meal of his own in the Team Kool Green garage.

Parker Tucking-In
Adrian Fernandez

Adrian Fernandez discusses his tactics for the race with a member of his Tasman Tecate team. He made dramatic contact with Scott Pruett on lap 52.

Sunday Morning

Alex peeks out from the Target Chip Ganassi team trailer. He was later fined $25,000 for a pass on Bryan Herta that caused Herta to shunt a tyre barrier while leading the race.

Alex Zanardi
Scott Pruett's Car

Scott Pruett's Reynard/Ford shines in the morning sun.

Final preparations for the race for Dario's car. He ran very strongly, but blew it five laps from the end when he crashed into a tyre wall.

Dario's Car Being Prepared for the Race
Vasser's Car Pre=Race

Final set up for Vasser's car.

Last year's world champion Jimmy Vasser arrives, looking the part, on his Honda motorbike.

Jimmy Vasser
Mark Blundell

Mark Blundell listening intently in the PacWest team garage.

Race winner Mauricio Gugelmin takes a plate of food to build his strength for the race.

Mauricio Gugelmin
Scott Pruett

Scott Pruett steps into the Patrick team trailer.

And finally, this is me posing with the Tecate Girls in the paddock area.

Photo courtesy of Pete's camera.

Me and the Tecate Girls

On the Track

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