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2004 Molson Indy Toronto

The 2004 Molson Indy Toronto was the sixth round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 11, 2004 on the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sébastien Bourdais swept the pole and the race win, his third consecutive win and fourth overall for the season. In doing so he also took over the lead in the drivers championship standings, a lead which he would not relinquish for the remainder of the season.

Canada 2004 Toronto
Race details
Race 6 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Exhibition Place track layout
DateJuly 11, 2004
Official nameMolson Indy Toronto
LocationExhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance84 laps
147.420 mi / 240.576 km
WeatherPartly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 25 °C (77 °F); wind speeds approaching 8 kilometres per hour (5.0 mph)[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.558
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:00.304 (on lap 58 of 84)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondJimmy Vasser (PKV Racing)
ThirdPatrick Carpentier (Forsythe Championship Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.410 58.558 58.558
2   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59.407 59.026 59.026
3   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59.448 58.842 58.842
4   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.936 58.899 58.899
5   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59.644 59.029 59.029
6   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:00.069 59.200 59.200
7   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 59.759 59.260 59.260
8   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:00.208 59.379 59.379
9   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 59.754 59.469 59.469
10   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.347 59.469 59.469
11   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 59.966 59.471 59.471
12   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 59.701 59.584 59.584
13   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:00.573 59.874 59.874
14   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:00.690 1:00.346 1:00.346
15   Roberto González PKV Racing 1:01.186 1:00.812 1:00.812
16   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 1:02.391 1:01.130 1:01.130
17   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.959 1:01.253 1:01.253
18   Memo Gidley Rocketsports Racing 1:01.497 1:01.497

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 84 1:45:36.930 1 34
2 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 84 +1.396 secs 11 28
3 7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 84 +6.731 secs 6 25
4 5   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 84 +7.892 secs 14 24
5 1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 84 +9.665 secs 2 23
6 19   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 84 +14.002 secs 16 19
7 8   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 84 +28.444 secs 9 17
8 4   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 84 +43.175 secs 7 15
9 11   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 83 + 1 Lap 10 13
10 14   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 83 + 1 Lap 17 11
11 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 82 + 2 Laps 8 10
12 34   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 81 + 3 Laps 5 9
13 21   Roberto González PKV Racing 80 Contact 15 8
14 3   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 78 Stalled 13 7
15 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 73 Contact 12 6
16 17   Memo Gidley Rocketsports Racing 36 Contact 18 5
17 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 0 Contact 4 4
18 6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 0 Contact 3 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-6 Junqueira (6), Domínguez (55) & Allmendinger (10) contact
22-24 Gidley (17) spin/stall
38-41 Gidley (17) contact
42-45 Servià (11) & Wilson (34) contact
47-48 Debris
74-79 Jourdain (9) contact
81-82 Lavín (3) stall on course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-63 Sébastien Bourdais
64-68 Jimmy Vasser
69-72 Paul Tracy
73-84 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 75
Jimmy Vasser 5
Paul Tracy 4

Championship standings after the raceEdit