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2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America

The 2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America was the twelfth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on August 3, 2003 at the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

United States 2003 Road America
Race details
Race 12 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Road America.svg
Road America Track Layout
DateAugust 3, 2003
Official name2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America
LocationRoad America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
CoursePermanent Road Course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance34 laps
137.632 mi / 221.510 km
WeatherCool and wet with scattered thunderstorms (Rain shortened, race scheduled for 60 laps)
Pole position
DriverBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:43.703
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:58.187 (on lap 33 of 34)
Podium
FirstBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Rocketsports Racing)

The race was shortened to 34 laps from the scheduled 60 after the race was red-flagged twice because of rain. The first stoppage lasted 20 minutes after only 1 lap and the second lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes after lap 7. With darkness impending at the restart after the second red flag period, the race had to be shortened from its original length.

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Race cancellation and reschedulingEdit

This race was canceled in March 2003 (along with the planned race for 2004) after a legal dispute developed between the Road America's owner George Bruggenthies and CART. However, Mario Andretti was able to negotiate an agreement between the parties and the race was restored to CART's schedule in April. The race was then named in Andretti's honor.[1]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:43.917 1:43.703 1:43.703
2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:44.722 1:44.242 1:44.242
3   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:44.814 1:44.306 1:44.306
4   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:45.654 1:44.314 1:44.314
5   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:45.682 1:44.378 1:44.378
6   Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:44.725 1:44.519 1:44.519
7   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:45.098 1:44.545 1:44.545
8   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:45.442 1:44.551 1:44.551
9   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:44.735 1:44.620 1:44.620
10   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:45.188 1:44.752 1:44.752
11   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:45.715 1:44.778 1:44.778
12   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition - 1:45.021 1:45.021
13   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing - 1:45.044 1:45.044
14   Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:45.076 1:45.583 1:45.076
15   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing - 1:45.173 1:45.173
16   Max Papis PK Racing 1:46.681 1:45.728 1:45.728
17   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:46.013 1:46.847 1:46.013
18   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:47.418 1:47.003 1:47.003
19   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:48.727 1:47.446 1:47.446

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 34 1:35:28.491 1 23
2 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 34 +0.703 secs 2 16
3 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 34 +10.883 secs 13 14
4 27   Max Papis PK Racing 34 +14.943 secs 16 12
5 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 34 +19.494 secs 3 10
6 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 34 +19.592 secs 14 8
7 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 34 +21.298 secs 12 6
8 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 34 +31.541 secs 15 5
9 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 34 +34.982 secs 7 4
10 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 34 +41.025 secs 8 3
11 19   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 34 +45.278 secs 18 2
12 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 34 +59.576 secs 9 1
13 11   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 34 +1:35.018 19 0
14 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 18 Off course 5 0
15 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 10 Contact 6 0
16 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 10 Contact 10 0
17 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 10 Contact 11 0
18 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 7 Contact 4 0
19 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 0 Contact 17 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
2-7 Yellow restart after red flag (20:44)
8-9 Yellow restart after red flag (2:40:56)
11-13 Tracy (3) contact; Jourdain, Jr. (9), Monteiro (7), Manning (15) & Moreno (4) contact
19-21 Domínguez (55) spun off course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-34 Bruno Junqueira
 
Driver Laps led
Bruno Junqueira 34
  • Average Speed 86.493 mph

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mario Andretti brings back Road America". motorsport.com. 2003-04-24. Retrieved 2008-10-25.


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