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2004 Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver

The 2004 Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver was the ninth round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 15, 2004 on the streets of Denver, Colorado near the Pepsi Center. Sébastien Bourdais swept the pole and the race win.

United States 2004 Denver
Race details
Race 9 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Circuito Callejero Pepsi Center Ciudad de Denver, Colorado.png
DateAugust 15, 2004
Official nameCentrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver
LocationStreets of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.657 mi / 2.667 km
Distance90 laps
149.130 mi / 240.030 km
WeatherScattered clouds with temperatures reaching up to 84 °F (29 °C); wind speeds approaching 15.9 miles per hour (25.6 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time59.942
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:01.256 (on lap 89 of 90)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
ThirdBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.413 59.942 59.942
2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:01.203 1:00.525 1:00.525
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:00.885 1:00.588 1:00.588
4   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:01.416 1:00.595 1:00.595
5   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:00.721 1:00.721
6   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:02.046 1:00.813 1:00.813
7   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:00.907 1:00.907
8   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 1:01.545 1:01.072 1:01.072
9   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:01.198 1:01.285 1:01.198
10   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.782 1:01.265 1:01.265
11   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:01.757 1:01.266 1:01.266
12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:01.334 1:02.090 1:01.334
13   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 1:01.447 1:01.345 1:01.345
14   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:02.354 1:01.522 1:01.522
15   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:02.130 1:01.794 1:01.794
16   Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 1:02.113 1:02.137 1:02.113
17   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 1:02.412 1:02.412
18   Roberto González PKV Racing 1:02.604 1:02.507 1:02.507

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 90 1:40:25.232 1 35
2 1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 90 +7.446 secs 3 28
3 6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 90 +8.171 secs 2 26
4 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 90 +8.561 secs 5 23
5 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 90 +15.641 secs 7 21
6 11   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 90 +19.256 secs 6 19
7 34   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 90 +20.786 secs 10 17
8 5   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 90 +24.141 secs 9 15
9 7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 90 +25.371 secs 4 13
10 8   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 89 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 3   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 88 + 2 Laps 15 10
12 21   Roberto González PKV Racing 88 + 2 Laps 18 10
13 14   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 87 + 3 Laps 14 8
14 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 86 + 4 Laps 13 7
15 19   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 86 + 4 Laps 17 6
16 4   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 72 Contact 8 5
17 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 63 Engine 12 4
18 17   Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 56 Electrical 16 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-4 Lavín (3), Bourdais (2), Tagliani (8) & Philippe (14) contact
74-78 Hunter-Reay (4) spin/stall

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-39 Bruno Junqueira
40-79 Paul Tracy
80-90 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 40
Bruno Junqueira 39
Sébastien Bourdais 11

Championship standings after the raceEdit