2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

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United States   2003 Mid-Ohio
Race details
Race 13 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Track Layout
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Track Layout
Date August 10, 2003
Official name 2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
Location Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance 92 laps, 207.736 mi / 334.328 km
Weather Scattered Clouds
Pole position
Driver Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Time 1:07.058
Fastest lap
Driver United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson
Time 1:08.366 (on lap 60 of 92)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Second Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's
Third United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson

The 2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio was the thirteenth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on August 10, 2003 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. It was the last of 22 Champ Car events to take place at the track which was a fixture in the CART calendar for most of its history.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:07.204 1:07.058 1:07.058
2 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:07.875 1:07.074 1:07.074
3 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:07.699 1:07.130 1:07.130
4 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:07.696 1:07.236 1:07.236
5 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:07.611 1:07.296 1:07.296
6 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:08.012 1:07.300 1:07.300
7 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:07.477 1:07.739 1:07.477
8 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:07.801 1:07.529 1:07.529
9 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:07.652 1:07.798 1:07.652
10 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:08.052 1:07.678 1:07.678
11 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1:07.804 1:08.070 1:07.804
12 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:08.112 1:07.914 1:07.914
13 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:08.002 1:07.964 1:07.964
14 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:08.125 - 1:08.125
15 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:08.153 1:08.385 1:08.153
16 Italy Max Papis PK Racing 1:08.359 1:08.382 1:08.359
17 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:08.585 1:08.461 1:08.461
18 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:08.777 1:10.157 1:08.777
19 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:09.021 1:08.785 1:08.785

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 92 1:56:45.737 1 23
2 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 92 +0.610 secs 5 16
3 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 92 +1.972 secs 2 14
4 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 92 +3.205 secs 4 12
5 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 92 +4.054 secs 3 10
6 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 92 +7.925 secs 7 8
7 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 92 +8.713 secs 10 6
8 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 92 +9.162 secs 13 5
9 27 Italy Max Papis PK Racing 92 +10.508 secs 16 4
10 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 92 +12.414 secs 15 3
11 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 91 + 1 Lap 12 2
12 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 91 + 1 Lap 17 1
13 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 90 + 2 Laps 6 0
14 11 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 90 + 2 Laps 18 0
15 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 82 Contact 14 0
16 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 71 Mechanical 9 0
17 19 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 46 Off course 19 0
18 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 13 Contact 8 0
19 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 9 Contact 11 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
9-11 Moreno (4) contact
13-16 Servià (20) & Junqueira (1) contact
83-86 Vasser (12) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-24 Paul Tracy
25-37 Adrian Fernández
38-48 Paul Tracy
49-58 Tiago Monteiro
59-92 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 69
Adrian Fernández 13
Tiago Monteiro 10
  • Average Speed 106.251 mph

External links[edit]


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