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2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

The 2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio was the thirteenth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on August 10, 2003 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. It was the last of 22 Champ Car events to take place at the track which was a fixture in the CART calendar for most of its history.

United States 2003 Mid-Ohio
Race details
Race 13 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Mid-Ohio.svg
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Track Layout
DateAugust 10, 2003
Official name2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
LocationMid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio, United States
CoursePermanent Road Course
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance92 laps
207.736 mi / 334.328 km
WeatherScattered Clouds
Pole position
DriverPaul Tracy (Team Player's)
Time1:07.058
Fastest lap
DriverJimmy Vasser (American Spirit Team Johansson)
Time1:08.366 (on lap 60 of 92)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Team Player's)
SecondPatrick Carpentier (Team Player's)
ThirdRyan Hunter-Reay (American Spirit Team Johansson)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:07.204 1:07.058 1:07.058
2   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:07.875 1:07.074 1:07.074
3   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:07.699 1:07.130 1:07.130
4   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:07.696 1:07.236 1:07.236
5   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:07.611 1:07.296 1:07.296
6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:08.012 1:07.300 1:07.300
7   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:07.477 1:07.739 1:07.477
8   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:07.801 1:07.529 1:07.529
9   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:07.652 1:07.798 1:07.652
10   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:08.052 1:07.678 1:07.678
11   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1:07.804 1:08.070 1:07.804
12   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:08.112 1:07.914 1:07.914
13   Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:08.002 1:07.964 1:07.964
14   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:08.125 - 1:08.125
15   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:08.153 1:08.385 1:08.153
16   Max Papis PK Racing 1:08.359 1:08.382 1:08.359
17   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:08.585 1:08.461 1:08.461
18   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:08.777 1:10.157 1:08.777
19   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:09.021 1:08.785 1:08.785

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 92 1:56:45.737 1 23
2 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 92 +0.610 secs 5 16
3 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 92 +1.972 secs 2 14
4 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 92 +3.205 secs 4 12
5 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 92 +4.054 secs 3 10
6 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 92 +7.925 secs 7 8
7 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 92 +8.713 secs 10 6
8 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 92 +9.162 secs 13 5
9 27   Max Papis PK Racing 92 +10.508 secs 16 4
10 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 92 +12.414 secs 15 3
11 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 91 + 1 Lap 12 2
12 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 91 + 1 Lap 17 1
13 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 90 + 2 Laps 6 0
14 11   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 90 + 2 Laps 18 0
15 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 82 Contact 14 0
16 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 71 Mechanical 9 0
17 19   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 46 Off course 19 0
18 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 13 Contact 8 0
19 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 9 Contact 11 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
9-11 Moreno (4) contact
13-16 Servià (20) & Junqueira (1) contact
83-86 Vasser (12) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-24 Paul Tracy
25-37 Adrian Fernández
38-48 Paul Tracy
49-58 Tiago Monteiro
59-92 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 69
Adrian Fernández 13
Tiago Monteiro 10
  • Average Speed 106.251 mph

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