Sunday, April 6, 2003

Rubinho on pole for home F1 race


Schumacher falls to No. 7

The Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Rubens Barrichello won the pole for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday, the first local driver to claim the top spot since Ayrton Senna in 1994.

The Ferrari driver turned the fast lap of 1 minute, 13.807 seconds on the 2.671-mile Interlagos circuit, beating David Coulthard by less than one-tenth of a second.

Five-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher finished seventh in 1:14.130, his worst qualifying performance since placing ninth at the German Grand Prix in 1998.

Coulthard, the Australian Grand Prix champion who drives for McLaren, finished in 1:13.818 and will start on the front row.

Jaguar's Mark Webber was third in 1:13.851, and Malaysian Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen was fourth. Jarno Trulli of Renault was fifth in 1:13.953.

Barrichello was cheered by fans chanting his nickname "Rubinho" and waving the country's green, blue and yellow flag throughout his lap.

INDY ADDS RACE: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to a single race each May for nine decades, will add a support race in conjunction with the Indianapolis 500 this year. The Indy Racing League has scheduled the inaugural Freedom 100 for its Infiniti Pro Series, an IRL developmental program, on May 17. The last of the three days of Indy 500 qualifications will be the next day.

The IRL launched the Infiniti series last year as a way to groom young drivers for its major IndyCar series.

The first Infiniti champion was A.J. Foyt IV, 18, grandson of the four-time Indy winner.




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