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Gran Premio Tecate

The Gran Premio Tecate was a round of the Champ Car World Series held on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, Mexico. It was first held in 1980, and in its first two years of competition was the penultimate round of the championship. After its re-inception in 2002, it was the season-ending round. It was to have been the penultimate round of the 2007 season, but became the final round when the Grand Prix Arizona was cancelled.

Gran Premio Tecate
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.svg
VenueAutódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
First race1980
Last race2007
Duration1 hour, 45 minutes
Previous namesCopa México 150
Most wins (driver)Sébastien Bourdais (3)
Most wins (team)Newman/Haas Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer)Lola (5)

2007 raceEdit

During the 2007 race, three drivers failed to get going off the grid. Also, Robert Doornbos — placed 3rd in the Champ Car point standings entering the race — had car problems early and was out of the race by lap 10, although he returned later to trying and accomplish the fastest lap of the race and secure an extra bonus point toward the championship.

The top three results of the race were Sébastien Bourdais, Will Power and Oriol Servià. It concluded the final Champ Car season, as the series was absorbed by the IndyCar Series in February 2008.

Past winnersEdit

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1980 October 26   Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske Cosworth 60 148.8 (239.47) 1:16:43 116.376 Report
1981 October 18   Rick Mears Penske Racing Penske Cosworth 60 147.5 (237.378) 1:24:48 104.363 Report
1982

2001
Not held
2002 November 17   Kenny Bräck Chip Ganassi Racing Lola Toyota 73 203.378 (327.305) 1:56:48 104.468 Report
2003 October 12   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing Lola Ford-Cosworth 70 195.02 (313.854) 1:56:51 100.133 Report
2004 November 7   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Lola Ford-Cosworth 63 175.518 (282.468) 1:39:02 106.327 Report
2005 November 6   Justin Wilson RuSPORT Lola Ford-Cosworth 70 195.02 (313.854) 1:58:23 98.835 Report
2006 November 12   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Lola Ford-Cosworth 66 183.084 (294.645) 1:49:23 94.745 Report
2007 November 11   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Panoz Cosworth 64 177.536 (285.716) 1:52:34 92.063 Report

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