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1999 Molson Indy Toronto

The 1999 Molson Indy Toronto was the eleventh round of the 1999 CART season and took place on July 18, 1999, at the 2.824-kilometre (1.755 mi) Exhibition Place temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Canada 1999 Molson Indy Toronto
Race details
Race 11 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Exhibition Place track layout
DateJuly 18, 1999
Official nameMolson Indy Toronto
LocationExhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance95 laps
166.725 mi / 268.318 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 31 °C (88 °F); wind speeds up to 15 kilometres per hour (9.3 mph)[1]
Pole position
DriverGil de Ferran (Walker Racing)
Time57.143
Fastest lap
DriverDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
Time59.361 (on lap 88 of 95)
Podium
FirstDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
SecondPaul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)
ThirdChristian Fittipaldi (Newman-Haas Racing)

ReportEdit

RaceEdit

Gil de Ferran took pole in qualifying by a considerable margin, but his lead did not last long as Dario Franchitti passed him at Turn 3 on the first lap. It was a lead which he was not going to relinquish. De Ferran ran second and Jimmy Vasser third early on, but the latter suffered from tyre problems and dropped down the order, with Christian Fittipaldi taking third. After the first pitstop, Roberto Moreno ran second behind Franchitti by following an alternate strategy, but it meant that he had to make his second stop earlier than others, and after the second round of stops, de Ferran took the place, with Fittipaldi being jumped by Paul Tracy. De Ferran however was sent to the back of the lead lap for hitting a tyre in the pit lane, putting him out of contention. Franchitti had no such problems and took his first win of the season ahead of teammate Tracy, with Fittipaldi taking the final step on the podium.

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 95 1:56:27.550 2 20+1
2 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 95 +2.624 6 16
3 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 95 +6.987 5 14
4 18   Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 95 +10.735 17 12
5 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 95 +15.480 18 10
6 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 95 +22.903 23 8
7 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 95 +24.256 11 6
8 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 95 +33.394 4 5
9 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 95 +35.109 25 4
10 20   P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 95 +36.015 20 3
11 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 95 +36.478 12 2
12 15   Memo Gidley Walker Racing 95 +42.111 15 1
13 22   Robby Gordon Team Gordon 95 +48.163 22
14 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 95 +51.827 16
15 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 93 +2 Laps 9
16 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 93 +2 Laps 21
17 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 92 Contact 7
18 71   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 82 Transmission 27
19 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 71 Contact 1 1
20 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 66 Cooling 10
21 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 59 Contact 19
22 4   Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 59 Contact 8
23 16   Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing 56 Spun off 26
24 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 29 Contact 13
25 36   Gualter Salles All American Racing 25 Engine 24
26 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 11 Contact 3
27 9   Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 10 Transmission 14

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
13-17 Moore (99), Andretti (6) contact
31-35 da Matta (25), Hearn (10) contact
38-40 Unser, Jr. (2), Moore (99) contact
61-67 Jourdain, Jr. (19), Montoya (4) contact
72-76 de Ferran (5) contact

Lap LeadersEdit

Laps Leader
1-95 Dario Franchitti
 
Driver Laps led
Dario Franchitti 95

Point standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 Molson Indy Toronto weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.