2005 Hurricane Relief 400

The 2005 Hurricane Relief 400 was the eleventh round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on September 24, 2005, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sébastien Bourdais swept the pole and the race victory. With the dissolution of the Champ Car World Series in 2008, this was the final Champ Car race to take place on a high-banked oval of more than a mile in length. Proceeds for the event were donated to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief efforts.

United States 2005 Las Vegas
Race details
Race 11 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Las Vegas Motor Speedway diagram.svg
DateSeptember 24, 2005
Official nameChamp Car Hurricane Relief 400
LocationLas Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Course1.5 Mile Banked Oval
1.500 mi / 2.414 km
Distance166 laps
249.000 mi / 400.724 km
WeatherMostly Cloudy (night race)
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time26.381
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time26.336 (on lap 166 of 166)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdJimmy Vasser (PKV Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Best Lap Time
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1 26.381
2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 2 26.388
3   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1 26.477
4   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 1 26.632
5   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 2 26.635
6   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 2 26.638
7   Rodolfo Lavín HVM Racing 1 26.732
8   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1 26.800
9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1 26.860
10   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 1 26.974
11   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 2 26.985
12   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 1 26.995
13   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1 27.026
14   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1 27.037
15   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 2 27.110
16   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 2 27.175
17   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1 27.250
18   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 1 27.423

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 166 1:26:22.636 1 34
2 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 166 +0.312 secs 2 28
3 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 166 +3.604 secs 3 25
4 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 166 +7.169 secs 6 23
5 55   Rodolfo Lavín HVM Racing 166 +7.538 secs 7 21
6 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 166 +7.555 secs 5 19
7 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 166 +8.162 secs 13 17
8 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 165 + 1 Lap 15 16
9 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 165 + 1 Lap 10 13
10 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 165 + 1 Lap 16 11
11 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 164 + 2 Laps 9 10
12 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 164 + 2 Laps 4 9
13 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 163 + 3 Laps 8 8
14 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 162 + 4 Laps 17 7
15 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 161 + 5 Laps 18 6
16 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 127 Contact 11 5
17 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 123 Contact 14 5
18 19   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 41 Pit Incident 12 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
124-139 Tracy (3) contact; Yellow Restart

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-6 Sébastien Bourdais
7-39 Paul Tracy
40-42 Oriol Servià
43-48 Paul Tracy
49 Sébastien Bourdais
50-81 Paul Tracy
82-83 Sébastien Bourdais
84-86 Oriol Servià
87-96 Paul Tracy
97 Sébastien Bourdais
98-123 Paul Tracy
124-166 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 107
Sébastien Bourdais 53
Oriol Servià 6

Championship standings after the raceEdit