2003 Grand Prix of Monterey

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United States   2003 Laguna Seca
Race details
Race 7 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Laguna Seca Track Layout
Laguna Seca Track Layout
Date June 15, 2003
Official name Grand Prix of Monterey
Location Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, California, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
2.238 mi / 3.602 km
Distance 87 laps, 194.706 mi / 313.374 km
Weather Clear and Cool
Pole position
Driver Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's
Time 1:09.575
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's
Time 1:11.898 (on lap 81 of 87)
Podium
First Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's
Second Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Third Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's

The 2003 Grand Prix of Monterey was the seventh round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on June 15, 2003 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:10.314 1:09.575 1:09.575
2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.040 1:09.794 1:09.794
3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:10.341 1:09.671 1:09.671
4 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.701 1:10.099 1:10.099
5 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:10.846 1:10.228 1:10.228
6 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.753 1:10.244 1:10.244
7 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:11.786 1:10.531 1:10.531
8 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:11.222 1:10.538 1:10.538
9 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1:11.298 1:10.573 1:10.573
10 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:11.227 1:10.597 1:10.597
11 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:11.210 1:10.800 1:10.800
12 United States Bryan Herta PK Racing 1:11.297 1:10.943 1:10.943
13 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:10.970 -** 1:10.970
14 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:11.593 1:11.025 1:11.025
15 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing -* 1:11.354 1:11.354
16 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:12.302 1:11.430 1:11.430
17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:12.614 1:11.450 1:11.450
18 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 1:12.453 1:11.455 1:11.455
19 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:13.975 1:12.802 1:12.802

*Tiago Montiero did not set a time in the first qualification session after damaging his car prior to the session. He used his backup car in the second qualification session.
**Michel Jourdain set the fastest time in the second qualification session (1:09.530) but his time was disallowed after his car was found to be underweight during tech inspection.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 87 1:48:11.023 1 22
2 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 87 +0.8 secs 2 17
3 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 87 +28.6 secs 3 14
4 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 87 +40.8 secs 13 12
5 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 87 +42.1 secs 6 10
6 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 87 +1:00.2 10 8
7 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 87 +1:01.4 5 6
8 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 87 +1:01.8 8 5
9 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 86 + 1 Lap 15 4
10 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 86 + 1 Lap 11 3
11 27 United States Bryan Herta PK Racing 86 + 1 Lap 12 2
12 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 86 + 1 Lap 17 1
13 19 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 2 Laps 18 0
14 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 85 + 2 Laps 14 0
15 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 85 + 2 Laps 9 0
16 11 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 83 Mechanical 19 0
17 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 77 Mechanical 4 0
18 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 12 Mechanical 7 0
19 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 10 Mechanical 16 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-87 Patrick Carpentier
 
Driver Laps led
Patrick Carpentier 87

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