1998 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland

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United States   1998 Cleveland
Race details
Race 10 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Burke Lakefront Airport track layout
Burke Lakefront Airport track layout
Date July 12, 1998
Official name 1998 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland
Location Burke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Course Temporary airport course
2.369 mi / 3.790 km
Distance 100 laps, 236.9 mi / 379 km
Weather Dry with temperatures reaching up to 75.9 °F (24.4 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 56.417
Fastest lap
Driver United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal
Time 58.817 (on lap 97 of 100)
Podium
First Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing
Second United States Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing
Third United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green

The 1998 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland was the tenth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 12, 1998 at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. The race, once again was won by defending champion Alex Zanardi, who dominated the race once he passed his teammate and polesitter Jimmy Vasser (who was suffering from gearbox problems) on a restart. The win was Zanardi's third consecutive of the season.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 100 1:52:22.282 3 20+1
2 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 100 +8.422 7 16
3 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 100 +8.901 2 14
4 20 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 100 +18.384 14 12
5 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 100 +28.069 17 10
6 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 100 +28.608 11 8
7 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +29.120 1 6+1
8 7 United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 100 +31.265 10 5
9 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 100 +36.234 15 4
10 18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 100 +38.334 6 3
11 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 100 +43.590 13 2
12 25 Italy Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 100 +45.600 18 1
13 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 99 Spun off 4
14 21 Brazil Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 99 +1 Lap 19
15 36 United States Alex Barron All American Racing 97 +3 Laps 27
16 77 West Germany Arnd Meier Davis Racing 97 +3 Laps 25
17 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 96 Shift Linkage 9
18 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 96 +4 Laps 16
19 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 94 Contact 5
20 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 85 Cooling 8
21 98 United States P. J. Jones All American Racing 74 Engine 26
22 3 Brazil André Ribeiro Marlboro Team Penske 66 Transmission 24
23 24 United States Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 49 Electrical 20
24 34 United States Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 34 Transmission 28
25 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 3 Contact 12
26 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 3 Contact 22
27 16 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 3 Contact 23
28 9 Finland JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 3 Contact 21

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
4-10 Moore (99), Jourdain Jr. (19), Castro-Neves (16), Lehto (9) contact
26-29 Gugelmin (17) spin
67-71 Debris on track

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-11 Jimmy Vasser
12-67 Alex Zanardi
68-88 Christian Fittipaldi
89-100 Alex Zanardi
 
Driver Laps led
Alex Zanardi 68
Christian Fittipaldi 21
Jimmy Vasser 11

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Italy Alex Zanardi 155
2 Canada Greg Moore 97
3 United States Jimmy Vasser 92
4 Mexico Adrián Fernández 85
5 United States Michael Andretti 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 1998 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-11.