1999 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey

The 1999 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey was the seventeenth round of the 1999 CART World Series season, held on September 12, 1999, at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.[2][3] The event was marred when driver Gonzalo Rodríguez died after he was in a practice crash.[4][5][6][7]

United States 1999 Laguna Seca
Race details
Race 17 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Laguna Seca.svg
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
DateSeptember 12, 1999
Official name1999 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey
LocationMazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, California
CoursePermanent road course
2.238 mi / 3.602 km
Distance83 laps
185.754 mi / 298.966 km
Pole position
DriverBryan Herta (Team Rahal)
TimePole_Country = USA
Fastest lap
DriverTony Kanaan (Forsythe Racing)
Time{{{Fast_Time}}} (on lap 22 of 83)
Podium
FirstBryan Herta[1] (Team Rahal)
SecondRoberto Moreno (Newman Haas Racing)
ThirdMax Papis (Team Rahal)

The race's winner was American driver Bryan Herta[8][9] which made 7 career Poles (and of which was his last). This was Herta's 2nd and final victory in CART.[4] Adrian Fernandez broke his wrist during the race but still managed to finish in 5th place.[10]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 83 1 20+1+1
2 11   Roberto Moreno Newman Haas Racing 83 14 16
3 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 83 3 14
4 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 83 11 12
5 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 83 7 10
6 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 83 9 8
7 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 83 8 6
8 26   Juan Pablo Montoya [11] Chip Ganassi Racing 83 16 5
9 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 83 15 4
10 6   Michael Andretti Newman Haas Racing 83 5 3
11 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 83 6 2
12 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 83 20 1
13 71   Memo Gidley Dale Coyne Racing 83 22
14 15   Naoki Hattori Walker Racing 83 25
15 21   Luiz Garcia, Jr. Hogan Racing 82 + 2 Lap 24
16 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 80 + 3 Lap 26
17 20   Jan Magnussen Patrick Racing 69 Transmission 23
18 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi 62 Water leak 13
19 22   Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports 56 Crash 18
20 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Dale Coyne Racing 53 Transmission 19
21 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 44 Transmission 2
22 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 40 Oil pressure 17
23 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 32 Transmission 4
24 36   Andrea Montermini All American Racing 31 Crash 21
25 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 31 Crash 12
26 9   Helio Castroneves Hogan Racing 29 Throttle cable 10
27 16   Shigeaki Hattori Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 0 License revoked 27
WD 2   Al Unser Jr Team Penske Withdrew due to death of teammate
WD 3   Gonzalo Rodríguez Team Penske Fatal practice accident

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Herta wins again at good old Laguna Seca". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Montoya Guaranteed to be leader". Newspapers.com. Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ "CART Shell 300". Newspapers.com. The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "1999 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey". Racing Reference. Racing Reference. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Data Reveals Severity of Moore's Fatal Crash". Newspapers.com. The Town Talk. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. ^ "CART halts practice after driver is killed". Newspapers.com. Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Crash kills CART rookie". Newspapers.com. Arizona Republic. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Herta wins second straight Laguna race". Newspapers.com. The Signal. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Herta rolls to win". Newspapers.com. Statesman Journal. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Fernandez Finishes 5th despite fractured wrist". Newspapers.com. Arizona Republic. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  11. ^ "IndyCar on verge of returning to Laguna Seca". Monterey Herald. Monterey Herald. Retrieved 20 November 2018.