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2004 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2004 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the first round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on April 18, 2004 on the streets of Long Beach, California. It was the first event for the new Champ Car World Series which was created when Gerald Forsythe, Kevin Kalkhoven, Paul Gentilozzi and Dan Petit purchased the bankrupt CART series' liquidated assets in an Indianapolis courtroom the previous January. Bruno Junqueira won the first Champ Car-era pole while Paul Tracy took the first win.

United States 2004 Long Beach
Race details
Race 1 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
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Long Beach Track Layout
DateApril 18, 2004
Official nameToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationLong Beach Grand Prix
Long Beach, California, United States
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance81 laps
159.408 mi / 256.527 km
WeatherTemperatures up to 66.9 °F (19.4 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:08.913
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:09.729 (on lap 71 of 81)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:08.913 1:11.237 1:08.913
2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.033 1:09.800 1:09.800
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:09.156 1:10.196 1:09.156
4   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:09.450 1:10.673 1:09.450
5   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:09.458 1:09.830 1:09.458
6   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 1:09.613 1:10.219 1:09.613
7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:09.730 1:12.023 1:09.730
8   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:09.905 1:11.039 1:09.905
9   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:09.953 1:11.793 1:09.953
10   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:10.056 1:10.749 1:10.056
11   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.122 1:11.168 1:10.122
12   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing -* 1:10.273 1:10.273
13   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 1:10.912 1:10.652 1:10.652
14   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:10.988 1:11.843 1:10.988
15   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:11.238 1:11.238
16   Nelson Philippe Rocketsports Racing 1:11.275 1:12.022 1:11.275
17   Roberto González PKV Racing 1:11.295 1:12.021 1:11.295
18   Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 1:16.809 1:16.863 1:16.809

*The time of Oriol Servià from qualification session #1 was disallowed after his car failed post-session technical inspection.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 81 1:44:12.348 3 32
2 6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 81 +5.681 secs 1 29
3 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 81 +6.375 secs 2 27
4 7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 81 +16.801 secs 7 24
5 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 81 +17.527 secs 5 21
6 34   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 81 +36.645 secs 11 20
7 4   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 81 +38.926 secs 6 17
8 8   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 81 +1:00.578 4 15
9 5   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 80 + 1 Lap 14 13
10 3   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 80 + 1 Lap 9 11
11 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 80 + 1 Lap 13 10
12 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 79 + 2 Laps 8 9
13 17   Nelson Philippe Rocketsports Racing 78 + 3 Laps 16 8
14 21   Roberto González PKV Racing 76 Gearbox 17 7
15 11   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 14 Oil Leak 12 6
16 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1 Contact 10 5
17 14   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1 Contact 15 4
18 19   Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 1 Contact 18 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1–5 Yellow start; Multiple car contact

Lap leadersEdit

Laps Leader
1 Bruno Junqueira
2–58 Paul Tracy
59–60 Patrick Carpentier
61–81 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 78
Patrick Carpentier 2
Bruno Junqueira 1
  • New Race Record Paul Tracy 1:44:12.348
  • Average Speed 91.785 mph

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
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2003 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
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2005 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Coordinates: 33°45′59″N 118°11′34″W / 33.76639°N 118.19278°W / 33.76639; -118.19278