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2003 U.S. Bank Cleveland Grand Prix

The 2003 U.S. Bank Cleveland Grand Prix was the ninth round of 18 of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on July 5, 2003 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the first road course race to be held at night in CART history.

United States 2003 Cleveland
Race details
Race 9 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Cleveland Street Course at Burke Lakefront Airport.svg
Burke Lakefront Airport Track Layout
DateJuly 5, 2003
Official name2003 U.S. Bank Presents the Cleveland Grand Prix
LocationBurke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CourseTemporary Airport Circuit
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance115 laps
242.190 mi / 389.735 km
WeatherOvercast with Scattered Thunderstorms in 30 miles far from race zone, luckily (Night Race)
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.014
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.949 (on lap 41 of 115)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondPaul Tracy (Team Player's)
ThirdBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.163 58.014 58.014
2   Paul Tracy Team Player's 58.405 1:01.294 58.405
3   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 58.868 58.449 58.449
4   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 59.186 58.502 58.502
5   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59.804 58.506 58.506
6   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 59.223 58.700 58.700
7   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 59.247 58.718 58.718
8   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.535 58.724 58.724
9   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 59.954 58.845 58.845
10   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 59.382 58.861 58.861
11   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 59.989 59.073 59.073
12   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.333 59.141 59.141
13   Darren Manning Walker Racing 59.776 59.167 59.167
14   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 59.340 59.306 59.306
15   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:00.670 59.531 59.531
16   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:00.003 59.822 59.822
17   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.778 59.968 59.968
18   Max Papis PK Racing 1:00.020 1:00.080 1:00.020
19   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.103 1:01.525 1:01.103

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 115 2:03:51.974 1 21
2 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 115 +2.2 secs 2 18
3 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 115 +3.0 secs 5 14
4 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 115 +7.8 secs 3 12
5 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 115 +8.2 secs 8 10
6 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 115 +9.9 secs 4 8
7 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 115 +10.5 secs 6 6
8 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 115 +13.0 secs 7 5
9 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 115 +15.4 secs 11 4
10 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 115 +22.2 secs 13 3
11 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 114 + 1 Lap 14 2
12 27   Max Papis PK Racing 114 + 1 Lap 17 1
13 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 113 + 2 Laps 10 0
14 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 112 + 3 Laps 15 0
15 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 110 + 5 Laps 12 0
16 11   Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 36 Mechanical 18 0
17 19   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 18 Mechanical 16 0
18 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 16 Contact 9 0
- 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing - Withdrawn* - 0

*Tiago Monteiro suffered a mild concussion after a pre-race practice crash and was not allowed to start by the CART medical officials.

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
15-17 Vasser (12) & Moreno (4) contact
20-21 Salles (19) contact
57-59 Lavín (5) spin/stall
112-113 Vasser (12) spin/stall

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-67 Paul Tracy
68-82 Jimmy Vasser
83-115 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 67
Sébastien Bourdais 33
Jimmy Vasser 15
  • Average Speed 117.315 mph

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