2003 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante

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Mexico   2003 Mexico City
Race details
Race 17 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Track Layout
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Track Layout
Date October 12, 2003
Official name 2003 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante Presented by Banamex/VISA
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent Road Course
2.786 mi / 4.484 km
Distance 70 laps, 195.020 mi / 313.880 km
Pole position
Driver Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Time 1:28.842
Fastest lap
Driver United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson
Time 1:29.066 (on lap 63 of 70)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Second France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Third Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition

The 2003 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante was the seventeenth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on October 12, 2003 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:28.842 1:29.201 1:28.842
2 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:29.687 1:29.042 1:29.042
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:28.905 1:29.351 1:28.905
4 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:29.110 1:29.235 1:29.110
5 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:29.498 1:29.191 1:29.191
6 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:29.580 1:29.193 1:29.193
7 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:29.315 1:29.504 1:29.315
8 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:29.387 1:29.375 1:29.375
9 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:29.616 1:29.449 1:29.449
10 Mexico Luis Díaz Walker Racing 1:30.478 1:29.546 1:29.546
11 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:29.890 1:29.611 1:29.611
12 Finland Mika Salo PK Racing 1:30.558 1:29.761 1:29.761
13 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:29.882 1:30.383 1:29.882
14 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:30.096 1:29.958 1:29.958
15 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:30.044 1:30.372 1:30.044
16 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:30.383 1:30.510 1:30.383
17 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:30.584 1:30.827 1:30.584
18 Mexico Roberto González Herdez Competition 1:31.162 1:31.687 1:31.162
19 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:31.927 1:31.442 1:31.442
20 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:31.847 1:31.626 1:31.626

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 70 1:56:51.396 1 22
2 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 70 +1.782 secs 4 16
3 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 70 +3.254 secs 11 14
4 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 70 +12.118 secs 8 12
5 27 Finland Mika Salo PK Racing 70 +13.787 secs 12 10
6 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 70 +17.744 secs 2 9
7 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 70 +18.080 secs 3 6
8 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 70 +19.679 secs 15 5
9 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 70 +27.476 secs 6 4
10 4 Mexico Roberto González Herdez Competition 70 +42.989 secs 18 3
11 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 70 +52.190 secs 5 2
12 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 70 +56.996 secs 14 1
13 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 69 + 1 Lap 16 0
14 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 68 Mechanical 9 0
15 19 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 53 Mechanical 19 0
16 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 40 Contact 13 0
17 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 40 Contact 7 0
18 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 20 Mechanical 17 0
19 25 Mexico Luis Díaz Walker Racing 12 Mechanical 10 0
20 11 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 4 Off course 20 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
2 Vasser (12), Manning (15) & Fernández (51) contact
40-44 Vasser (12) & Tagliani (33) contact
46-47 Manning (15) & Gonzalez (4) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-57 Paul Tracy
58-63 Adrian Fernández
64-70 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 64
Adrian Fernández 6
  • New Race Record Paul Tracy 1:56:51.396
  • Average Speed 100.133 mph

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