Laguna Seca 1998 - Saturday in the Paddock Saturday in the Paddock
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These are my shots taken in and around the paddock on Saturday.

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Patrick Carpentier poses for a photo with a female fan.

10:22 Fujicolor A200

Patrick Carpentier
Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti at the wheel of a pace car, waiting for their "on-track activities" to start.

10:26 Fujicolor A200

Alex Zanardi flew home to Monaco from the previous weekend's race in Vancouver, where he clinched the championship, to find his newly born son Niccolo waiting for him.

10:33 Fujicolor A200

Papa Zanardi
Greg Moore

Greg Moore ran good times on Friday and Saturday, giving him fourth place on the starting grid.

10:44 Fujicolor A200

Scott Pruett qualified eighth: "The Visteon car is a lot faster than we showed today. Unfortunately the qualifying session was a mess. Guys were spinning off the track and there were a couple of engine failures. Every time I had a good lap going, something would happen on the track. The car is fast. We will see what happens tomorrow".

11:00 Fujicolor A200

Scott Pruett
Alex's Cockpit

The cockpit of Alex Zanardi's Target Reynard-Honda. Surprisingly I was able to get this shot while the team were working on the car - I felt sure they would tell me to get out of the way!

11:36 Fujicolor A200

The CART Safety Team take a break for lunch.

12:06 Fujicolor A200

Lunch Break
Adrian Fernandez

Adrian Fernandez makes his way through the paddock. "The set-up for today's conditions wasn't as good as we had yesterday, so I wasn't able to run laps as quick as I was in provisional qualifying."

12:13 Fujicolor A200

After Qualifying

Louie the Lizard still clinging on tightly to the front of Richie Hearn's Budweiser car.

14:15 Konica 200JX SS1/2000 CF5.6

Louie
Clint Mears

This is Rick Mears' son Clint, who runs alongside his cousin Casey in Indy Lights.

14:23 Konica 200JX SS1/500 CF4.0

Bryan Herta beat Dario to pole position by 0.2 of a second. Here is his cockpit, with steering wheel button labeled clockwise for radio (red), fuel trim, overtake (green), boost, weight jacker, and pit (yellow).

14:42 Konica 200JX SS1/180 CF4.0

Herta's Cockpit
Bryan's Car

"After seeing the problems the slower group had, the advantage of a little more green time gave us what we needed to go for it. This is a track where starting up front is certainly an advantage."

14:43 Konica 200JX SS1/500 CF9.5

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