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2003 Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix

The 2003 Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix was the second round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on March 23, 2003 on the streets of Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Mexico 2003 Monterrey
Race details
Race 2 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Fundidora Park Raceway.svg
Fundidora Park track layout
DateMarch 23, 2003
Official nameTecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix
LocationParque Fundidora
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.104 mi / 3.386 km
Distance85 laps
178.840 mi / 287.810 km
WeatherSunny
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:14.938
Fastest lap
DriverBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:15.700 (on lap 59 of 85)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Team Player's)
SecondMichel Jourdain (Team Rahal)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Rocketsports Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:17.536 1:14.938 1:14.938
2   Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:17.220 - 1:17.220
3   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:17.555 1:15.437 1:15.437
4   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:17.373 1:15.476 1:15.476
5   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:17.526 1:15.869 1:15.869
6   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:17.790 1:15.938 1:15.938
7   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:17.476 1:16.018 1:16.018
8   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:17.701 1:16.120 1:16.120
9   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:18.982 1:16.533 1:16.533
10   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:19.949 1:16.554 1:16.554
11   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:18.524 1:16.911 1:16.911
12   Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 1:19.541 1:16.931 1:16.931
13   Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:17.989 1:16.954 1:16.954
14   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1:19.035 1:17.205 1:17.205
15   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:17.391 - 1:17.391
16   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:18.038 - 1:18.038
17   Alex Yoong Dale Coyne Racing 1:23.241 1:18.350 1:18.350
18   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:21.292 1:18.593 1:18.593
19   Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 1:21.294 1:19.305 1:19.305

Paul Tracy and Jimmy Vasser missed the second qualification session after crashes damaged their cars during practice. Patrick Carpentier missed the same session because of an illness, choosing to rest for the race on Sunday.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 85 2:03:04.677 2 22
2 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 85 +2.0 secs 5 16
3 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 85 +12.0 secs 3 14
4 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 85 +14.2 secs 6 12
5 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 85 +14.9 secs 7 10
6 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 85 +30.9 secs 14 8
7 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 85 +35.2 secs 13 6
8 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 84 + 1 Lap 15 5
9 11   Alex Yoong Dale Coyne Racing 84 + 1 Lap 17 4
10 27   Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 84 + 1 Lap 12 3
11 19   Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 84 + 1 Lap 19 2
12 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 83 + 2 Laps 9 1
13 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 83 + 2 Laps 8 0
14 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 83 + 2 Laps 16 0
15 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 81 + 4 Laps 18 0
16 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 67 Contact 11 0
17 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 40 Contact 1 1
18 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 38 Contact 4 0
19 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 2 Mechanical 10 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
4-6 Monteiro (7) off course
14-15 Lemarié (27) stalled on course
17-18 Lavín (5) spin/stall
39-43 Servià (20) off course
78-80 Carpentier (32) stalled off course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-16 Sébastien Bourdais
17-85 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 69
Sébastien Bourdais 16
  • New Track Record Sébastien Bourdais 1:14.938 (Qualification Session #2)
  • Average Speed 87.184 mph

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