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The 2003 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante was the seventeenth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on October 12, 2003 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Race details
Race 17 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.svg
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Track Layout
DateOctober 12, 2003
Official name2003 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante Presented by Banamex/VISA
LocationAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Mexico City, Mexico
CoursePermanent Road Course
2.786 mi / 4.484 km
Distance70 laps
195.020 mi / 313.880 km
Pole position
DriverPaul Tracy (Team Player's)
Time1:28.842
Fastest lap
DriverRyan Hunter-Reay (American Spirit Team Johansson)
Time1:29.066 (on lap 63 of 70)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Team Player's)
SecondSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdMario Domínguez (Herdez Competition)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:28.842 1:29.201 1:28.842
2   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:29.687 1:29.042 1:29.042
3   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:28.905 1:29.351 1:28.905
4   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:29.110 1:29.235 1:29.110
5   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:29.498 1:29.191 1:29.191
6   Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:29.580 1:29.193 1:29.193
7   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:29.315 1:29.504 1:29.315
8   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:29.387 1:29.375 1:29.375
9   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:29.616 1:29.449 1:29.449
10   Luis Díaz Walker Racing 1:30.478 1:29.546 1:29.546
11   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:29.890 1:29.611 1:29.611
12   Mika Salo PK Racing 1:30.558 1:29.761 1:29.761
13   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:29.882 1:30.383 1:29.882
14   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:30.096 1:29.958 1:29.958
15   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:30.044 1:30.372 1:30.044
16   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:30.383 1:30.510 1:30.383
17   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:30.584 1:30.827 1:30.584
18   Roberto González Herdez Competition 1:31.162 1:31.687 1:31.162
19   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:31.927 1:31.442 1:31.442
20   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:31.847 1:31.626 1:31.626

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 70 1:56:51.396 1 22
2 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 70 +1.782 secs 4 16
3 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 70 +3.254 secs 11 14
4 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 70 +12.118 secs 8 12
5 27   Mika Salo PK Racing 70 +13.787 secs 12 10
6 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 70 +17.744 secs 2 9
7 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 70 +18.080 secs 3 6
8 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 70 +19.679 secs 15 5
9 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 70 +27.476 secs 6 4
10 4   Roberto González Herdez Competition 70 +42.989 secs 18 3
11 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 70 +52.190 secs 5 2
12 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 70 +56.996 secs 14 1
13 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 69 + 1 Lap 16 0
14 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 68 Mechanical 9 0
15 19   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 53 Mechanical 19 0
16 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 40 Contact 13 0
17 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 40 Contact 7 0
18 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 20 Mechanical 17 0
19 25   Luis Díaz Walker Racing 12 Mechanical 10 0
20 11   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 4 Off course 20 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
2 Vasser (12), Manning (15) & Fernández (51) contact
40-44 Vasser (12) & Tagliani (33) contact
46-47 Manning (15) & Gonzalez (4) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-57 Paul Tracy
58-63 Adrian Fernández
64-70 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 64
Adrian Fernández 6
  • New Race Record Paul Tracy 1:56:51.396
  • Average Speed 100.133 mph

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