2000 CART season

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2000 CART season
FedEx Championship Series
Season
Races 20
Start date March 26
End date October 30
Awards
Drivers' champion Brazil Gil de Ferran
Constructors' Cup United Kingdom Reynard
Manufacturers' Cup United States / United Kingdom Ford-Cosworth
Nations' Cup Brazil Brazil
Rookie of the Year Sweden Kenny Bräck
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1999 2001

The 2000 CART season was the twenty-second in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 20 races, beginning in Homestead, Florida on March 26, 2000 and concluding in Fontana, California on October 30, 2000. The FedEx Championship Series Drivers' Champion was Gil de Ferran. Rookie of the Year was Kenny Bräck.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2000 CART Championship Series season. Five years after the return of Firestone, rival tire manufacturer Goodyear retired from CART.

Team Chassis Engine Tyre No Drivers Races
United States Chip Ganassi Racing Lola B2K/00 Toyota RVA F 1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All
12 United States Jimmy Vasser All
United States Team Penske Reynard 2KI Honda HRK F 2 Brazil Gil de Ferran All
3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves All
United States Walker Motorsport Reynard 2KI Honda HRK F 5 Japan Shinji Nakano (R) 1, 4-20
United States Bryan Herta 2-3
United States Newman/Haas Racing Lola B2K/00 Ford-Cosworth XF F 6 United States Michael Andretti All
11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi All
United States Team Rahal Reynard 2KI Ford-Cosworth XF F 7 Italy Max Papis All
8 Sweden Kenny Bräck (R) All
91 United States Casey Mears (R) 20
United States Della Penna Motorsports Reynard 2KI Toyota RVA F 10 Argentina Norberto Fontana (R) 1-10
United States Memo Gidley 11-18, 20
Australia Jason Bright (R) 19
United States Bettenhausen Racing Lola B2K/00 Mercedes IC 108E F 16 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. All
United States PacWest Racing Reynard 2KI Mercedes IC 108E F 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin All
18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell All
United States Dale Coyne Racing Lola B2K/00 Ford-Cosworth XF F 19 Japan Takuya Kurosawa (R) 1-11
Brazil Gualter Salles 12-14
United States Alex Barron 15-20
34 Brazil Gualter Salles 1-3
Swift 011.c Brazil Tarso Marques 4-20
United States Patrick Racing Reynard 2KI Ford-Cosworth XF F 20 Brazil Roberto Moreno All
40 Mexico Adrián Fernández All
United States Arciero Racing Reynard 2KI Mercedes IC 108E F 25 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. All
United States Team Green Reynard 2KI Honda HRK F 26 Canada Paul Tracy All
27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti All
United States Forsythe Racing Reynard 2KI Ford-Cosworth XF F 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier 1, 5-20
United States Memo Gidley 2-4
33 Canada Alex Tagliani (R) All
77 United States Bryan Herta 16
United States Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 2KI Mercedes IC 108E F 55 Brazil Tony Kanaan 1-7, 11-20
United States Bryan Herta 8-10
United States PPI Motorsports Reynard 2KI Toyota RVA F 96 Spain Oriol Servià (R) All
97 Brazil Cristiano da Matta All

Races[edit]

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date
1 United States Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida March 26
2 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 16
3 Brazil Rio 200 Autódromo de Jacarepaguá Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 30
4 Japan Firestone Firehawk 500 Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan May 14
5 United States Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Presented by Toyota Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania May 27
6 United States Miller Lite 225 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 5
7 United States Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit The Raceway on Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan June 18
8 United States Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 25
9 United States The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio July 2
10 Canada Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario July 16
11 United States Michigan 500 Presented by Toyota Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan July 23
12 United States Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer Chicago Motor Speedway Cicero, Illinois July 30
13 United States Miller Lite 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 13
14 United States Motorola 220 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 20
15 Canada Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia September 3
16 United States Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring The Shell 300 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California September 10
17 United States Motorola 300 Gateway International Raceway Madison, Illinois September 17
18 United States Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston Streets of Houston Houston, Texas October 1
19 Australia Honda Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia October 15
20 United States Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota California Speedway Fontana, California October 30
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

The Nazareth round was initially scheduled to be the second round on April 9, 2000, but snow caused a delay.

Full Series Results[edit]

Race Results[edit]

Rnd Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 United States Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota Brazil Gil de Ferran Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Italy Max Papis Team Rahal Report
2 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Gil de Ferran Canada Paul Tracy Team Green Report
3 Brazil Rio 200 Canada Alex Tagliani Canada Alex Tagliani Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing Report
4 Japan Firestone Firehawk 500 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United States Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
5 United States Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Presented by Toyota Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Gil de Ferran Team Penske Report
6 United States Miller Lite 225 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
7 United States Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Report
8 United States Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco Brazil Hélio Castroneves Sweden Kenny Bräck Brazil Gil de Ferran Team Penske Report
9 United States The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar Brazil Roberto Moreno Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Brazil Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing Report
10 Canada Molson Indy Toronto Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Michael Andretti United States Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 United States Michigan 500 Presented by Toyota Canada Paul Tracy Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
12 United States Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Mexico Adrián Fernández Brazil Cristiano da Matta PPI Motorsports Report
13 United States Miller Lite 200 Brazil Gil de Ferran United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Report
14 United States Motorola 220 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Canada Paul Tracy Canada Paul Tracy Team Green Report
15 Canada Molson Indy Vancouver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Canada Paul Tracy Team Green Report
16 United States Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring The Shell 300 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Report
17 United States Motorola 300 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Canada Patrick Carpentier Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Report
18 United States Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston Brazil Gil de Ferran United States Michael Andretti United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Report
19 Australia Honda Indy 300 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United States Jimmy Vasser Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing Report
20 United States Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota Brazil Gil de Ferran Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing Report
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver MIA United States LBH United States RIO Brazil MOT Japan NAZ United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States CHI United States MDO United States ROA United States VAN Canada LAG United States GAT United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts
1 Brazil Gil de Ferran 6* 7* 17 9 1 12 9 1 14 6 18 3 2 25 5 2 8 3* 23 3 168
2 Mexico Adrián Fernández 21 24 1 10 5 8 21 12 7 2 6 5 6 2 3 12 10 7 1* 5 158
3 Brazil Roberto Moreno 2 9 6 3 14 5 17 2 1* 13 23 6 11 4 10 25 3 11 19 2 147
4 Sweden Kenny Bräck 18 17 10 5 3 4 24 6 2 10 22 4 5 3 9 5 11 15 2 13* 135
5 Canada Paul Tracy 3 1 3 6 10 15 20 18 19 3 7 19 16 1 1 11 18 4 17 24 134
6 United States Jimmy Vasser 4 3 2 21 7 13 7 24 8 9 21 8 21 5 6 8 7 1 3 22 131
7 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 25 2 24 13 16 16 1 7* 21 16 5* 21 1* 9 20 1* 9 5 6 9 129
8 United States Michael Andretti 22 14 9 1 6 2 13 4 4 1 2 2 8 19 12 14 20* 13 20 19 127
9 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 23 19 22 7* 4* 1* 18* 17 6 24 1 12* 24 16 17 6 1 2 24 10 126
10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 12 25 4 4 13 14 23 5 3 4* 17 1 17 13 7 15 4 14 4 25 112
11 Canada Patrick Carpentier 5 21 3 5 10 5 7 4 14 7 21 24 9 2 19 5 14 101
12 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 7 18 5 11 11 9 19 3 17 17 14 DNS 3 15 4 10 12 6 15 1 96
13 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 11 23 11 2 23 6 4 9 13 25 3 20 22 12 2* 3 24 25 25 23 92
14 Italy Max Papis 1 20 16 8 22 7 2 25 18 8 9 24 4 7 8 16 6 24 16 12 88
15 Spain Oriol Servià 19 6 25 24 9 19 3 8 23 11 8 15 10 10 11 17 5 9 91 20 60
16 Canada Alex Tagliani 9 4 13* 15 19 22 6 13 16 5 16 9 9 14* 18 23 14 16 22 6 53
17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 16 10 21 22 2 11 16 19 10 15 13 7 20 17 21 7 19 23 10 17 39
18 United States Bryan Herta 5 20 16 9 18 4 26
19 Brazil Tony Kanaan 10 16 18 16 8 10 DNS 24 16 13 8 14 22 13 10 8 18 24
20 United States Memo Gidley 21 8 18 10 10 12 6 16 19 22 21 21 20
21 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 13 8 7 19 17 17 11 20 12 22 19 23 14 11 25 13 23 20 11 15 18
22 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. 14 11 15 12 18 18 8 23 22 19 15 11 15 18 23 24 16 18 7 11 18
23 United States Casey Mears 4 12
24 Japan Shinji Nakano 8 14 23 15 11 15 14 20 13 19 22 19 26 21 8 21 16 12
25 Brazil Tarso Marques Wth 17 12 20 10 15 24 21 12 18 18 23 22 18 15 17 13 7 11
26 United States Alex Barron 13 21 17 12 14 8 6
27 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. 17 12 12 23 15 21 22 14 20 12 11 17 25 24 15 20 25 22 12 DNS 6
28 Argentina Norberto Fontana 15 15 23 Wth 20 Wth 14 21 11 20 2
29 Japan Takuya Kurosawa 24 13 19 20 DNS Wth 12 22 25 23 Wth 1
30 Brazil Gualter Salles 20 22 14 22 23 20 0
31 Australia Jason Bright 18 0
Pos Driver MIA United States LBH United States RIO Brazil MOT Japan NAZ United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States CHI United States MDO United States ROA United States VAN Canada LAG United States GAT 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

Note[edit]

1 Oriol Servià was penalized 4 points for rough driving in Surfers Paradise.

Nation's Cup[edit]

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country MIA United States LBH United States RIO Brazil MOT Japan NAZ United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States CHI United States MDO United States ROA United States VAN Canada LAG United States GAT United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts
1 Brazil Brazil 2 2 4 3 1 5 1 1 1 4 5 1 1 4 5 1 3 3 4 2 332
2 United States United States 4 3 2 1 6 2 7 4 4 1 2 2 8 5 6 8 7 1 3 4 256
3 Canada Canada 3 1 3 6 10 3 5 10 5 3 4 9 7 1 1 9 2 4 5 6 226
4 Mexico Mexico 14 11 1 10 5 8 8 12 7 2 6 5 6 2 3 12 10 7 1 5 165
5 Sweden Sweden 18 17 10 5 3 4 24 6 2 10 22 4 5 3 9 5 11 15 2 13 135
6 Colombia Colombia 23 19 22 7 4 1 18 17 6 24 1 12 24 16 17 6 1 2 24 10 126
7 Scotland Scotland 11 23 11 2 23 6 4 9 13 25 3 20 22 12 2 3 24 25 25 23 92
8 Italy Italy 1 20 16 8 22 7 2 25 18 8 9 24 4 7 8 16 8 24 16 12 88
9 Spain Spain 19 6 25 24 9 19 3 8 23 11 8 15 10 10 11 17 5 9 9 20 64
10 England England 13 8 7 19 17 17 11 20 12 22 19 23 14 11 25 13 23 20 11 15 18
11 Japan Japan 8 13 19 14 DNS 23 12 11 15 14 20 13 19 22 19 26 21 8 21 16 13
12 Argentina Argentina 15 15 23 Wth 20 Wth 14 21 11 20 2
13 Australia Australia 18 0
Pos Country MIA United States LBH United States RIO Brazil MOT Japan NAZ United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States CHI United States MDO United States ROA United States VAN Canada LAG United States GAT United States HOU United States SUR Australia FON United States Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup[edit]

Pos Chassis Pts
1 United Kingdom Reynard 393
2 United Kingdom Lola 313
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup[edit]

Pos Engine Pts
1 United States
United Kingdom Ford-Cosworth
334
2 Japan Honda 314
3 Japan Toyota 275
4 Germany Mercedes 66
Pos Engine Pts

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