1999 CART season

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1999 CART season
FedEx Championship Series
Season
Races 20
Start date March 21
End date October 31
Awards
Drivers' champion Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Constructors' Cup United Kingdom Reynard
Manufacturers' Cup Japan Honda
Nations' Cup Brazil Brazil
Rookie of the Year Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1998 2000

The 1999 CART season, the twenty-first in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 20 races, beginning in Homestead, Florida on March 21 and concluding in Fontana, California on October 31, in which it was marred by the deaths of Greg Moore and of Gonzalo Rodríguez. The FedEx Championship Series Drivers' Champion and Rookie of the Year was Juan Pablo Montoya.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1999 CART Championship Series season.

Team Chassis Engine Tyre No Drivers Races
United States Marlboro Team Penske Penske PC27B-99
Lola B99/00
Mercedes G 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. 1, 4-20
Brazil Tarso Marques 2-3
3 5-6, 8-9
United States Alex Barron 12, 20
Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez 13, 17
United States Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 99i Honda F 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All
12 United States Jimmy Vasser All
United States Walker Racing Reynard 99i Honda G 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran All
15 Japan Naoki Hattori 1, 13-14, 16-20
United States Memo Gidley 8-11
United States Newman/Haas Racing Swift 010.c Ford XD F 6 United States Michael Andretti All
11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 1-12, 18-20
Brazil Roberto Moreno 13-17
United States Team Rahal Reynard 99i Ford XD F 7 Italy Max Papis All
8 United States Bryan Herta All
United States Hogan Racing Lola B99/00 Mercedes F 9 Brazil Hélio Castroneves All
21 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. 14, 16-17
United States Della Penna Motorsports Swift 010.c
Reynard 99i
Toyota F 10 United States Richie Hearn All
United States Bettenhausen Racing Reynard 99i Mercedes F 16 Japan Shigeaki Hattori 2-3, 6-8, 11, 15, 17
Brazil Gualter Salles 5, 19
United States PacWest Racing Reynard 99i Mercedes F 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin All
18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 1-4, 13-20
Brazil Roberto Moreno 5-12
United States Payton/Coyne Racing Lola B99/00 Ford XD F 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. All
Reynard 99i 34 United States Dennis Vitolo 1, 6-7, 12, 15, 20
Brazil Gualter Salles 3
71 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. 1-3, 5, 8-10
United States Dennis Vitolo 11
United States Memo Gidley 13-14, 16-19
United States Patrick Racing Reynard 99i
Swift 010.c
Ford XD F 20 United States P. J. Jones 1-12, 20
Denmark Jan Magnussen 13-19
40 Mexico Adrian Fernández 1-12, 17-20
United States P. J. Jones 14-16
United States Team Gordon Reynard 98i
Swift 010.c
Eagle 997
Toyota F 22 United States Robby Gordon All
United States Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 99i Toyota F 24 United States Scott Pruett All
25 Brazil Cristiano da Matta All
United States Team KOOL Green Reynard 99i Honda F 26 Brazil Raul Boesel 1
Canada Paul Tracy 2-20
27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti All
United States Forsythe Racing Reynard 99i Mercedes F 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier All
Honda 44 Brazil Tony Kanaan All
Mercedes 99 Canada Greg Moore All
United States All American Racing Eagle 997 Toyota G 36 United States Alex Barron 1-7
Brazil Gualter Salles 8-14
Brazil Raul Boesel 15, 20
Italy Andrea Montermini 16-19

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 United States Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida March 21 Canada Greg Moore United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing Report
2 Japan Firestone Firehawk 500K Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan April 9 Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Hélio Castroneves Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing Report
3 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 18 Brazil Tony Kanaan Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
4 United States Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania May 2 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Brazil Hélio Castroneves Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
5 Brazil Grand Prix Telemar Rio 200 Autódromo de Jacarepaguá Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 15 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
6 United States Motorola 300 Gateway International Raceway Madison, Illinois May 29 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
7 United States Miller Lite 225 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 6 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Hélio Castroneves Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green Report
8 United States Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 20 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United States Michael Andretti Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing Report
9 United States Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio June 27 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Brazil Gil de Ferran Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
10 United States Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin July 11 United States Michael Andretti Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 Canada Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario July 18 Brazil Gil de Ferran United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green Report
12 United States U.S. 500 Presented by Toyota Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan July 25 United States Jimmy Vasser United States Jimmy Vasser Brazil Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing Report
13 United States ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix The Raceway on Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan August 8 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green Report
14 United States Miller Lite 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 15 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
15 United States Target Grand Prix of Chicago Chicago Motor Speedway Chicago, Illinois August 22 Italy Max Papis Brazil Roberto Moreno Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
16 Canada Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia September 5 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
17 United States Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California September 12 United States Bryan Herta Brazil Tony Kanaan United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal Report
18 United States Texaco Grand Prix of Houston Streets of Houston Houston, Texas September 26 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green Report
19 Australia Honda Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia October 17 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green Report
20 United States Marlboro 500 presented by Toyota California Speedway Fontana, California October 31 United States Scott Pruett Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing Report
NC United States Hawaiian Super Prix Kalaeloa Airport Kalaeloa, Hawaii November 13 Event cancelled
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit
  Non-championship race

Full Series Results[edit]

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver MIA United States MOT Japan LBH United States NAZ United States RIO Brazil GAT United States MIL United States POR United States CLE United States ROA United States TOR Canada MIC United States DET United States MDO United States CHI United States VAN Canada LAG United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts
1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 10 13 1 1* 1* 11 10* 2 1* 13* 22 2 17* 1 1* 1* 8 25 16 4 212
2 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 3 22 2 8 2 3 7 3 25 18 1* 5 1 3* 2 10 25 2 1* 10 212
3 Canada Paul Tracy 11 21 3 15 19 1 5 4 11 2 3 2 2 23 18 4 1* 7 18 161
4 United States Michael Andretti 2 5 7 6 26 1* 15 10 3 2 26 4 4 8 22 14 10 3 5 21 151
5 Italy Max Papis 5 16 9 13 4 5 13 8 16 5 5 7* 26 5 4 23 3 4 2 2* 150
6 Mexico Adrián Fernández 20 1* 4 5 20 21 5 4 19 3 6 6 DNS 5 12 3 1 140
7 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 9 3 5 7 3 9 6 14 12 1 3 8 7 25 3 121
8 Brazil Gil de Ferran 6 2 6 15 10 25 3 1* 2 14 19 24 22 6 13 26 6 17 27 9 108
9 United States Jimmy Vasser 4 12 10 11 27 10 4 12 23 23 8 9 5 4 3 3 18 20 18 5 104
10 Canada Greg Moore 1* 4 8 12 8 6 2 13 18 4 20 23 3 11 26 20 23 16 17 262 97
11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 21 6 22* 23 5 7 18 15 22 6 17 1 6 23 11 9 21 9 6 8 85
12 United States Bryan Herta 12 23 3 22 13 23 25 6 6 15 15 20 9 21 8 24 1* 5 4 14 84
13 Canada Patrick Carpentier 7 26 17 14 6 22 9 9 7 22 11 10 23 6 2 9 19 24 25 61
14 Brazil Roberto Moreno 11 4 12 7 8 19 4 19 14 16 9 15 2 58
15 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 17 9 19 21 25 2 26 26 26 16 27 25 7 7 5 8 26 26 21 20 48
16 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 11 7 14 18 22 18 8 25 21 12 14 22 24 20 19 4 11 6 26 6 44
17 United States P. J. Jones 13 15 12 2 7 8 20 21 15 17 10 16 15 7 21 12 38
18 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 14 25 20 4 21 17 11 11 20 21 24 17 19 9 14 5 22 11 13 23 32
19 United States Scott Pruett 22 21 15 10 24 14 17 24 17 25 7 14 8 17 20 13 7 10 9 22 28
20 United States Robby Gordon 19 8 16 19 14 27 24 17 9 8 13 26 25 10 10 22 19 21 8 11 27
21 United States Al Unser, Jr. 26 24 12 12 19 16 5 9 9 13 15 25 25 25 Wth 15 22 7 26
22 United States Richie Hearn 23 10 11 20 19 13 21 22 10 10 16 12 13 12 16 6 16 8 23 27 26
23 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 8 24 13 17 10 13 21 19 12 24 19 16 9
24 Denmark Jan Magnussen 18 14 24 7 17 13 11 8
25 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. 18 18 18 16 16 20 16 20 27 7 21 21 21 26 18 17 20 18 12 13 7
26 Brazil Gualter Salles 27 17 27 13 20 25 15 11 18 10 5
27 United States Alex Barron 15 17 23 9 23 16 14 18 24 4
28 Brazil Tarso Marques 14 25 9 26 18 24 4
29 United States Memo Gidley 19 11 26 12 20 22 12 13 14 14 4
30 United States Dennis Vitolo 16 Wth 24 22 18 11 15 15 2
31 Italy Andrea Montermini 11 24 23 15 2
32 Brazil Raul Boesel 27 12 17 1
33 Uruguay Gonzalo Rodriguez 12 DNS1 1
34 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. 24 19 24 18 23 14 24 24 DNS 16 15 DNS 0
35 Japan Naoki Hattori 25 16 19 27 14 22 20 19 0
36 Japan Shigeaki Hattori DNS 20 26 Wth 15 23 28 23 17 Wth 0
Pos Driver MIA United States MOT Japan LBH United States NAZ United States RIO Brazil GAT United States MIL United States POR United States CLE United States ROA United States TOR Canada MIC United States DET United States MDO United States CHI United States VAN Canada LAG United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Pole Position
  • 1 For Leading The Most Laps Of The Race

Notes[edit]

1 Gonzalo Rodriguez died in qualifying at Laguna Seca Raceway after his car flipped while trying to navigate the corkscrew. He was 27 years old.
2 Greg Moore died in the season finale at California Speedway after an early crash. His car flipped over several times after a collision with the inside wall on the back straight. He was 24 years old.

Nation's Cup[edit]

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country MIA United States MOT Japan LBH United States NAZ United States RIO Brazil GAT United States MIL United States POR United States CLE United States ROA United States TOR Canada MIC United States DET United States MDO United States CHI United States VAN Canada LAG United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts
1 Brazil Brazil 6 2 5 4 3 2 3 1 2 1 3 1 6 6 5 4 2 6 6 3 264
2 United States United States 2 5 3 2 7 1 4 6 3 2 7 4 4 4 3 3 1 3 4 5 258
3 Canada Canada 1 4 8 3 6 6 1 5 4 4 2 3 2 2 6 2 4 1 7 18 245
4 Scotland Scotland 3 22 2 8 2 3 7 3 25 18 1 5 1 3 2 10 25 2 1 10 207
5 Colombia Colombia 10 13 1 1 1 11 10 2 1 13 22 2 17 1 1 1 8 25 16 4 197
6 Italy Italy 5 16 9 13 4 5 13 8 16 5 5 7 26 5 4 11 3 4 2 2 149
7 Mexico Mexico 18 1 4 5 16 20 5 4 19 3 6 6 21 26 18 17 5 12 3 1 139
8 England England 8 24 13 17 10 13 21 19 12 24 19 16 9
9 Denmark Denmark 18 14 24 7 17 13 11 8
10 Uruguay Uruguay 12 DNS 1
11 Japan Japan 25 20 26 Wth 15 23 28 23 16 19 17 27 14 22 20 19 0
Pos Country MIA United States MOT Japan LBH United States NAZ United States RIO Brazil GAT United States MIL United States POR United States CLE United States ROA United States TOR Canada MIC United States DET United States MDO United States CHI United States VAN Canada LAG United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup[edit]

Pos Chassis Pts
1 United Kingdom Reynard 99I/98I 424
2 United States Swift 010.c 241
3 United Kingdom Lola T9900 69
4 United States Eagle 997 13
5 United States Penske PC-28 10
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup[edit]

Pos Engine Pts
1 Japan Honda 383
2 United States Ford XB 301
3 Germany Mercedes 193
4 Japan Toyota 80
Pos Engine Pts

Driver Breakdown[edit]

Pos Driver Team Entries Wins Podiums Top 5's Top 10's Poles Points
1 Colombia Montoya United States Chip Ganassi Racing 20 7 9 10 13 7 212
2 Scotland Franchitti United States Team KOOL Green 20 3 11 12 16 2 212
3 Canada Tracy United States Team KOOL Green 20 2 7 10 11 0 161
4 United States Andretti United States Newman-Haas Racing 20 1 5 9 14 1 151
5 Italy Papis United States Team Rahal 20 0 3 11 14 1 150
6 Mexico Fernandez United States Patrick Racing 16 2 4 9 11 0 140
7 Brazil Fittipaldi United States Newman-Haas Racing 15 1 5 6 12 0 121
8 Brazil de Ferran United States Walker Racing 20 1 4 4 10 2 108
9 United States Vasser United States Chip Ganassi Racing 20 0 2 7 11 1 104
10 Canada Moore United States Forsythe Racing 20 1 3 5 8 1 97
11 Brazil Kanaan United States Forsythe Racing
United States Team Rahal
20 1 1 2 10 1 85
12 United States Herta United States Team Rahal 20 1 2 4 8 1 84
13 Canada Carpentier United States Forsythe Racing 19 0 1 1 9 0 61
14 Brazil Moreno United States Newman-Haas Racing
United States Patrick Racing
United States PacWest Racing
13 0 1 3 6 0 58
15 Brazil Castroneves United States Bettenhausen Racing 20 0 1 2 6 1 48
16 Brazil Gugelmin United States PacWest Racing 20 0 0 1 5 0 44
17 United States Jones United States All American Racing
United States Patrick Racing
16 0 1 4 5 0 38
18 Brazil da Matta United States Newman-Haas Racing
United States Arciero-Wells Racing
United States PPI Motorsports
20 0 0 2 3 0 32
19 United States Pruett United States Arciero-Wells Racing
United States PPI Motorsports
20 0 0 0 6 1 28
20 United States Gordon United States Team Gordon 20 0 0 0 6 0 27
21 United States Hearn United States Della Penna Motorsports 20 0 0 0 5 0 26
21 United States Unser Jr. United States Marlboro Team Penske 17 0 0 1 4 0 26
23 United Kingdom Blundell United States PacWest Racing 12 0 0 0 2 0 9
24 Denmark Magnussen United States Patrick Racing 7 0 0 0 1 0 8
25 Mexico Jourdain Jr. United States Dale Coyne Racing 20 0 0 0 1 0 7
26 Brazil Salles United States All American Racing
United States Bettenhausen Racing
10 0 0 0 1 0 5
27 United States Barron United States All American Racing
United States Marlboro Team Penske
9 0 0 0 1 0 4
27 Brazil Marques United States Marlboro Team Penske 6 0 0 0 1 0 4
27 Mexico Gidley United States Dale Coyne Racing
United States Bettenhausen Racing
United States Walker Racing
10 0 0 0 0 0 4
30 United States Vitolo United States Dale Coyne Racing 7 0 0 0 0 0 2
30 Italy Montermini United States All American Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
32 Brazil Boesel United States All American Racing 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
32 Uruguay Rodriguez United States Marlboro Team Penske 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
34 Brazil Garcia Jr. United States Dale Coyne Racing
United States Hogan Racing
9 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Japan N. Hattori United States Dale Coyne Racing 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Japan S. Hattori United States Bettenhausen Racing 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

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