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1998 ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix

The 1998 ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix was a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) race that was held on June 7, 1998, on the Raceway on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. It was the eighth race of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season. The race was won by Alex Zanardi for Chip Ganassi Racing. Adrián Fernández finished second, and Gil de Ferran clinched third.[2]

United States 1998 Detroit Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle 1998-2001.svg
The Raceway on Belle Isle
DateJune 7, 1998
Official name1998 ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix
LocationDetroit, Michigan
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.346 mi / 3.776 km
Distance72 laps
168.912 mi / 271.872 km
WeatherDry with temperatures reaching up to 64.4 °F (18.0 °C); wind speeds up to 11.6 miles per hour (18.7 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
Time1:13.530
Fastest lap
DriverAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:16.280 (on lap 64 of 72)
Podium
FirstAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondAdrián Fernández (Patrick Racing)
ThirdGil de Ferran (Walker Racing)

Contents

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 72 1:41:17.673 2 20+1
2 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 72 +6.624 3 16
3 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 72 +7.511 9 14
4 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 72 +8.347 8 12
5 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 72 +9.784 1 10+1
6 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 72 +10.408 7 8
7 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 72 +12.141 15 6
8 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 72 +17.185 6 5
9 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 72 +21.291 17 4
10 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 72 +22.398 11 3
11 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 72 +22.903 12 2
12 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 72 +24.402 14 1
13 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 72 +35.526 18
14 24   Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 72 +36.054 20
15 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 72 +36.883 16
16 3   André Ribeiro Team Penske 71 +1 Lap 25
17 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 71 +1 Lap 10
18 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 71 +1 Lap 19
19 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 71 +1 Lap 22
20 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 70 +2 Laps 26
21 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 69 Engine 5
22 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 56 Contact 21
23 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 50 Turbo 4
24 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 46 Transmission 13
25 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 40 Transmission 24
26 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 17 Handling 23
27 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 9 Engine 27
28 34   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 6 Electrical 28

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
43-45 Fittipaldi (11) spin
51-54 Hearn (10) engine blow-up

Lap LeadersEdit

Laps Leader
1-22 Greg Moore
23-72 Alex Zanardi
 
Driver Laps led
Alex Zanardi 50
Greg Moore 22

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Alex Zanardi 113
2   Greg Moore 97
3   Jimmy Vasser 80
4   Adrián Fernández 75
5   Gil de Ferran 55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1998 ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  2. ^ "1998 ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved July 29, 2012.


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