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1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on April 5, 1998, on the streets of Long Beach, California. Alex Zanardi won the race, even though he was a lap down at one point.

United States 1998 Long Beach
Race details
Race 3 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
DateApril 5, 1998
Official name1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationStreets of Long Beach
Long Beach, California, United States
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.593 mi / 2.563 km
Distance105 laps
167.280 mi / 269.211 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverBryan Herta (Team Rahal)
Time50.945
Fastest lap
DriverBobby Rahal (Team Rahal)
Time51.333 (on lap 96 of 105)
Podium
FirstAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
ThirdBryan Herta (Team Rahal)

This is the last Grand Prix of Long Beach to have Al Unser Jr and Bobby Rahal.

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 105 1:51:29.113 11 20
2 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 105 +2.917 8 16
3 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 105 +4.336 1 14+1
4 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 105 +5.885 3 12
5 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 105 +15.905 13 10
6 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 105 +19.357 14 8
7 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 105 +21.158 23 6
8 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 105 +24.602 20 5
9 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 105 +37.374 15 4
10 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 105 +51.452 22 3
11 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 104 +1 Lap 25 2
12 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 104 +1 Lap 7 1
13 34   Gualter Salles Payton/Coyne Racing 104 +1 Lap 4
14 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 103 +2 Laps 27
15 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 102 +3 Laps 21
16 15   Domenico Schiattarella Project Indy 101 Contact 28
17 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 101 +4 Laps 2
18 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 99 +6 Laps 16
19 24   Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing 98 +7 Laps 29
20 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 94 Transmission 5 1
21 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 55 Tyre 6
22 3   André Ribeiro Team Penske 55 Oil leak 17
23 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 53 Transmission 19
24 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 37 Contact 24
25 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 19 Contact 9
26 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 19 Contact 12
27 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 14 Contact 17
28 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 8 Contact 26
29 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 0 Contact 10

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1–3 Unser, Jr. (2), Castro-Neves (16) contact
15–18 Jourdain Jr. (19) contact
20–23 Tracy (26), Fittipaldi (11) contact
26–28 Jones (98), Rahal (7), Andretti (6) contact
30–33 Matsushita (24), Salles (34) contact
39–42 Papis (25), Barron (36) contact
55–61 Andretti (6) contact

Lap leadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit