1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   1998 Long Beach
Race details
Race 3 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Date April 5, 1998
Official name 1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Streets of Long Beach
Long Beach, California, United States
Course Temporary street circuit
1.593 mi / 2.563 km
Distance 105 laps, 167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal
Time 50.945
Fastest lap
Driver United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal
Time 51.333 (on lap 96 of 105)
Podium
First Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing
Second United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green
Third United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal

The 1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on April 5, 1998 on the streets of Long Beach, California. Alex Zanardi won the race, even though he was a lap down at one point.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Italy Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 105 1:51:29.113 11 20
2 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 105 +2.917 8 16
3 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 105 +4.336 1 14+1
4 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 105 +5.885 3 12
5 21 Brazil Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 105 +15.905 13 10
6 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 105 +19.357 14 8
7 18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 105 +21.158 23 6
8 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 105 +24.602 20 5
9 16 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 105 +37.374 15 4
10 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 105 +51.452 22 3
11 98 United States P. J. Jones All American Racing 104 +1 Lap 25 2
12 20 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 104 +1 Lap 7 1
13 34 Brazil Gualter Salles Payton/Coyne Racing 104 +1 Lap 4
14 36 United States Alex Barron All American Racing 103 +2 Laps 27
15 77 West Germany Arnd Meier Davis Racing 102 +3 Laps 21
16 15 Italy Domenico Schiattarella Project Indy 101 Contact 28
17 7 United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 101 +4 Laps 2
18 9 Finland JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 99 +6 Laps 16
19 24 Japan Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing 98 +7 Laps 29
20 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 94 Transmission 5 1
21 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 55 Tyre 6
22 3 Brazil André Ribeiro Marlboro Team Penske 55 Oil leak 17
23 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 53 Transmission 19
24 25 Italy Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 37 Contact 24
25 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 19 Contact 9
26 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 19 Contact 12
27 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 14 Contact 17
28 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 8 Contact 26
29 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 0 Contact 10

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-3 Unser, Jr. (2), Castro-Neves (16) contact
15-18 Jourdain Jr. (19) contact
20-23 Tracy (26), Fittipaldi (11) contact
26-28 Jones (98), Rahal (7), Andretti (6) contact
30-33 Matsushita (24), Salles (34) contact
39-42 Papis (25), Barron (36) contact
55-61 Andretti (6) contact

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-20 Bryan Herta
21-25 JJ Lehto
26-39 Hélio Castro-Neves
40-80 Gil de Ferran
81-82 Hélio Castro-Neves
83-92 Gil de Ferran
93 Bryan Herta
94-95 Dario Franchitti
96 Adrián Fernández
97-98 Greg Moore
99-103 Bryan Herta
104-105 Alex Zanardi
 
Driver Laps led
Gil de Ferran 51
Bryan Herta 26
Hélio Castro-Neves 16
JJ Lehto 5
Alex Zanardi 2
Dario Franchitti 2
Greg Moore 2
Adrián Fernández 1

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Mexico Adrián Fernández 41
2 Canada Greg Moore 37
3 Italy Alex Zanardi 34
4 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25
5 United States Michael Andretti 21