1999 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami

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United States   1999 Marlboro Grand Prix Miami
Race details
Race 1 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Date March 15, 1999
Official name Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami
Location Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida, United States
Course Permanent oval course
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance 150 laps, 225 mi / 360 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Time 24.886
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green
Time 26.825 (on lap 149 of 150)
Podium
First Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Second United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Third United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green

The 1999 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami was the first and opening round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held March 21, 1999, on the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

Report[edit]

Race[edit]

Greg Moore won the opening race of the season from pole, leading 96 out of the 150 laps, winning comfortably ahead of Michael Andretti and Dario Franchitti. It would turn out of be Moore's final pole and win.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 150 1:38:54.535 1 20+1+1
2 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 150 +1.110 5 16
3 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 150 +2.146 7 14
4 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 150 +9.178 9 12
5 7 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal 150 +21.411 15 10
6 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 150 +21.700 24 8
7 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 150 +21.922 3 6
8 18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 150 +24.862 13 5
9 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 150 +25.467 16 4
10 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 149 +1 Lap 8 3
11 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 149 +1 Lap 10 2
12 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 149 +1 Lap 11 1
13 20 United States P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 149 +1 Lap 19
14 25 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 148 +2 Laps 6
15 36 United States Alex Barron All American Racers 148 +2 Laps 23
16 34 United States Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 142 +8 Laps 26
17 9 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 138 Electrical 4
18 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 136 +14 Laps 27
19 22 United States Robby Gordon Team Gordon 112 Engine 18
20 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 110 Contact 2
21 44 Brazil Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 98 Fuel system 17
22 24 United States Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 79 Contact 22
23 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 36 Suspension 19
24 71 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 1 Contact 25
25 15 Japan Naoki Hattori Walker Racing 0 Contact 12
26 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 0 Contact 14
27 26 Brazil Raul Boesel Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 20
DNS 16 Japan Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing Injury
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Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-16 Hattori (15), Unser, Jr. (2), Hearn (10), Boesel (26), Garcia, Jr. (71) contact
81-91 Pruett (24) contact
110-120 Fernández (40) contact

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-59 Greg Moore
60 Patrick Carpentier
61-62 Adrián Fernández
63-64 Michael Andretti
65-66 Gil de Ferran
67-84 Dario Franchitti
85-113 Hélio Castro-Neves
114-150 Greg Moore
 
Driver Laps led
Greg Moore 96
Hélio Castro-Neves 29
Dario Franchitti 18
Michael Andretti 2
Gil de Ferran 2
Adrián Fernández 2
Patrick Carpentier 1

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Canada Greg Moore 22
2 United States Michael Andretti 16
3 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 14
4 United States Jimmy Vasser 12
5 Italy Max Papis 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
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CART FedEx Championship Series
1999 season
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