2003 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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United States   2003 St. Petersburg
Race details
Race 1 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
St. Petersburg Track Layout
St. Petersburg Track Layout
Date February 23, 2003
Official name Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Location Albert Whitted Airport
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Course Temporary airport & street circuit
1.806 mi / 2.906 km
Distance 105 laps, 189.630 mi / 305.130 km
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:00.928
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:01.825 (on lap 29 of 105)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Second Mexico Michel Jourdain Team Rahal
Third Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing

The 2003 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was the first round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on February 23, 2003 at Albert Whitted Airport and the surrounding streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:01.676 1:00.928 1:00.928
2 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:03.031 1:01.476 1:01.476
3 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:02.719 1:01.749 1:01.749
4 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:02.350 1:01.759 1:01.759
5 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:02.512 1:01.812 1:01.812
6 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:02.720 1:01.865 1:01.865
7 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:01.918 1:01.980 1:01.918
8 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:03.438 1:01.994 1:01.994
9 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:02.062 1:02.847 1:02.062
10 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:02.280 1:02.101 1:02.101
11 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:03.448 1:02.239 1:02.239
12 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:04.347 1:02.306 1:02.306
13 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:02.822 1:02.523 1:02.523
14 France Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 1:06.232 1:02.953 1:02.953
15 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1:04.946 1:03.050 1:03.050
16 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:05.170 1:03.987 1:03.987
17 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 1:04.773 1:04.241 1:04.241
18 Mexico Roberto González Dale Coyne Racing 1:06.799 1:04.948 1:04.948
19 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing -* 1:06.527 1:06.527

* Rodolfo Lavin's time from the first qualification session was withdrawn when he changed to a backup car for the second session.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 105 2:04:28.904 3 21
2 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 105 +12.1 secs 13 16
3 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 105 +16.6 secs 1 14
4 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 105 +41.4 secs 14 12
5 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 105 +56.8 secs 11 10
6 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 104 + 1 Lap 10 8
7 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 104 + 1 Lap 8 6
8 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 103 + 2 Laps 7 5
9 19 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 103 + 2 Laps 16 4
10 27 France Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 102 + 3 Laps 15 3
11 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 97 + 8 Laps 2 4
12 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 96 + 9 Laps 12 1
13 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 75 Mechanical 18 0
14 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 71 Contact 5 0
15 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 69 Contact 6 0
16 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 61 Contact 6 0
17 11 Mexico Roberto González Dale Coyne Racing 21 Off Course 17 0
18 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 12 Contact 9 0
19 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 3 Contact 4 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
5-7 Tagliani (33) contact
13-14 Lavín (5) spin
16-17 Lemarié (27) spin
48-50 Carpentier (32) contact
62-67 Hunter-Reay (31) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-30 Sébastien Bourdais
31-34 Tiago Monteiro
35-105 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 71
Sébastien Bourdais 30
Tiago Monteiro 4

External links[edit]


Previous race:
2002 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante
Previous Season
CART Indycar World Series
2003 season
Next race:
2003 Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix
Previous race:
First Event
2003 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Next race:
2005 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
IndyCar Series event


Coordinates: 27°46′0.4″N 82°37′54.3″W / 27.766778°N 82.631750°W / 27.766778; -82.631750