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2004 Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey

The 2004 Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey was the eleventh round of the 2004 Champ Car season, held on September 12, 2004 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Sébastien Bourdais took the pole while Patrick Carpentier won the race, the fifth and final win of his Champ Car career. It was also the 22nd and final Champ Car event to take place at the Laguna Seca racetrack.

United States 2004 Laguna Seca
Race details
Race 11 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Laguna Seca.svg
Laguna Seca Track Layout
DateSeptember 12, 2004
Official nameBridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey
LocationMazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, United States
CoursePermanent Road Course
2.238 mi / 3.602 km
Distance79 laps
176.802 mi / 284.558 km
WeatherCool and Clear
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:09.358
Fastest lap
DriverMario Domínguez (Herdez Competition)
Time1:11.727 (on lap 78 of 79)
Podium
FirstPatrick Carpentier (Forsythe Championship Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdOriol Servià (Dale Coyne Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.130 1:09.358 1:09.358
2   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:09.918 1:09.605 1:09.605
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:10.214 1:09.515 1:09.515
4   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:10.463 1:09.567 1:09.567
5   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 1:10.776 1:09.714 1:09.714
6   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:10.383 1:09.790 1:09.790
7   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 1:10.890 1:09.823 1:09.823
8   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.392 1:09.936 1:09.936
9   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:10.759 1:09.967 1:09.967
10   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:10.397 1:10.088 1:10.088
11   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:10.809 1:10.606 1:10.606
12   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:11.696 1:10.650 1:10.650
13   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:11.812 1:10.771 1:10.771
14   Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 1:11.948 1:10.949 1:10.949
15   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:11.929 1:10.998 1:10.998
16   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:12.220 1:11.410 1:11.410
17   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 1:12.121 1:11.740 1:11.740
18   Roberto González PKV Racing 1:11.885 1:11.885

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 79 1:45:51.116 2 33
2 6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 79 +5.395 secs 8 27
3 11   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 79 +20.459 secs 12 26
4 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 79 +29.112 secs 5 24
5 4   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 79 +29.715 secs 7 21
6 8   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 79 +30.431 secs 6 20
7 5   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 79 +32.311 secs 13 17
8 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 79 +34.467 secs 1 17
9 17   Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 79 +45.934 secs 14 13
10 1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 79 +49.222 secs 3 12
11 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 78 + 1 Lap 10 11
12 3   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 77 + 2 Laps 11 9
13 19   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 75 + 4 Laps 17 8
14 21   Roberto González PKV Racing 52 Out of fuel 18 7
15 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 43 Contact 4 6
16 14   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 11 Contact 16 5
17 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 10 Gearbox 9 4
18 34   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1 Contact 15 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
8-10 Domínguez (55) contact
12-16 Mazzacane (19) spin/stall; Philippe (14) contact
55-57 González (21) stopped on course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1 Sébastien Bourdais
2-28 Paul Tracy
29 Patrick Carpentier
30-36 Alex Tagliani
37-40 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
41-79 Patrick Carpentier
 
Driver Laps led
Patrick Carpentier 40
Paul Tracy 27
Alex Tagliani 7
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 4
Sébastien Bourdais 1

Championship standings after the raceEdit