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2003 Grand Prix Americas (Champ Car)

The 2003 Grand Prix Americas was the sixteenth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on September 28, 2003 on the streets of downtown Miami, Florida.

United States 2003 Miami
Race details
Race 16 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
DateSeptember 28, 2003
Official name2003 Grand Prix Americas Presented by Sportsbook.com
LocationBayfront Park
Miami, Florida, United States
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.150 mi / 1.851 km
Distance135 laps
155.250 mi / 249.885 km
WeatherMostly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 90 °F (32 °C); wind speeds approaching 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverAdrian Fernández (Fernández Racing)
Time44.253
Fastest lap
DriverAdrian Fernández (Fernández Racing)
Time45.010 (on lap 89 of 135)
Podium
FirstMario Domínguez (Herdez Competition)
SecondRoberto Moreno (Herdez Competition)
ThirdMika Salo (PK Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 46.306 44.253 44.253
2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 45.024 45.639 45.024
3   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 46.319 44.289 44.289
4   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 45.770 44.609 44.609
5   Paul Tracy Team Player's 47.401 44.768 44.768
6   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 46.033 44.939 44.939
7   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 46.773 45.140 45.140
8   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 46.379 45.157 45.157
9   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 47.845 45.318 45.318
10   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 46.328 45.372 45.372
11   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 46.530 45.380 45.380
12   Darren Manning Walker Racing 47.119 45.430 45.430
13   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 51.950 45.441 45.441
14   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 46.470 45.652 45.652
15   Mika Salo PK Racing 45.686 45.731 45.686
16   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 48.398 46.319 46.319
17   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 48.765 46.446 46.446
18   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 46.765 49.267 46.765
19   Alex Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 48.871 - 48.871

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 135 2:03:19.401 8 20
2 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 135 +5.241 secs 7 16
3 27   Mika Salo PK Racing 135 +7.988 secs 15 14
4 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 135 +9.208 secs 11 12
5 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 135 +9.483 secs 13 10
6 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 135 +10.257 secs 18 8
7 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 135 +19.174 secs 6 6
8 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 134 + 1 Lap 1 7
9 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 131 + 4 Laps 2 5
10 11   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 129 + 6 Laps 17 3
11 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 123 Mechanical 12 2
12 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 114 Contact 14 1
13 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 101 Contact 10 0
14 19   Alex Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 98 Contact 19 0
15 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 91 Contact 9 0
16 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 69 Contact 5 0
17 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 69 Contact 4 0
18 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 56 Contact 16 0
19 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 43 Contact 3 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
39-43 Boss (11) stopped on course
44-52 Servià (20) contact
68-72 Tracy (3) & Bourdais (2) contact
93-99 Junqueira (1), Fernández (51) & Monteiro (7) contact
100-105 Sperafico (19) contact
118-121 Hunter-Reay (31) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1 Bruno Junqueira
2-89 Adrian Fernández
90-95 Mika Salo
96-103 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
104-107 Darren Manning
108-135 Mario Domínguez
 
Driver Laps led
Adrian Fernández 88
Mario Domínguez 28
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 8
Mika Salo 6
Darren Manning 4
Bruno Junqueira 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather of the 2003 Grand Prix Americas Champ Car race". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-13.

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