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2004 U.S. Bank Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland

The 2004 Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland was the fifth round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 3, 2004 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul Tracy took the pole while Sébastien Bourdais won the race.

United States 2004 Cleveland
Race details
Race 5 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Cleveland Street Course at Burke Lakefront Airport.svg
Burke Lakefront Airport Track Layout
DateJuly 3, 2004
Official nameU.S. Bank Presents The Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland
LocationBurke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CourseTemporary Airport Course
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance97 laps
204.282 mi / 328.733 km
WeatherClear with temperatures reaching up to 80.6 °F (27.0 °C); wind speeds approaching 11.9 miles per hour (19.2 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Time57.546
Fastest lap
DriverBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.960 (on lap 95 of 97)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Rocketsports Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 58.361 57.546 57.546
2   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 58.842 57.954 57.954
3   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 58.731 58.034 58.034
4   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 58.745 58.142 58.142
5   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 58.948 58.156 58.156
6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 58.500 58.226 58.226
7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 58.991 58.353 58.353
8   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 59.448 58.442 58.442
9   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 58.529 58.909 58.529
10   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 58.782 58.539 58.539
11   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.258 58.771 58.771
12   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 59.348 58.779 58.779
13   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.081 59.140 59.140
14   Roberto González PKV Racing 1:00.419 59.263 59.263
15   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 59.384 59.360 59.360
16   Nelson Philippe Rocketsports Racing 1:00.282 59.585 59.585
17   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.428 1:00.186 1:00.186
18   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.465 1:00.217 1:00.217

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 97 1:48:16.056 3 32
2 6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 97 +15.130 secs 6 28
3 8   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 97 +27.584 secs 5 25
4 11   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 97 +38.196 secs 13 25
5 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 97 +41.901 secs 10 21
6 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 97 +42.358 secs 4 19
7 21   Roberto González PKV Racing 97 +58.663 secs 14 17
8 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 96 + 1 Lap 11 15
9 3   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 96 + 1 Lap 15 13
10 17   Nelson Philippe Rocketsports Racing 95 + 2 Laps 16 11
11 4   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 95 + 2 Laps 9 10
12 19   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 94 + 3 Laps 18 9
13 14   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 93 + 4 Laps 17 8
14 5   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 80 Gearbox 12 7
15 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 61 Contact 8 7
16 7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 20 Engine 7 5
17 1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 2 Contact 1 6
18 34   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 0 Contact 2 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-4 Wilson (34) & others contact
40-43 Debris
44-47 Hunter-Reay (4) spin/stall

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-25 Sébastien Bourdais
26-27 Oriol Servià
28 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
29-53 Sébastien Bourdais
54-59 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
60-97 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 88
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 7
Oriol Servià 2

Championship standings after the raceEdit