2003 London Champ Car Trophy

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United Kingdom   2003 Brands Hatch
Race details
Race 4 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Brands Hatch Indy Circuit Layout
Brands Hatch Indy Circuit Layout
Date May 5, 2003
Official name The London Champ Car Trophy
Location Brands Hatch Circuit
Longfield, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Course Permanent Road Course
1.192 mi / 1.918 km
Distance 165 laps, 196.680 mi / 316.470 km
Weather Partly Cloudy
Pole position
Driver Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Time 37.006
Fastest lap
Driver Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing
Time 38.210 (on lap 152 of 165)
Podium
First France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Second Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Third Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition

The 2003 London Champ Car Trophy was the fourth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on May 5, 2003 on the Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch in Longfield, Kent, England. Sébastien Bourdais won the race, his first victory of 31 in his Champ Car career.

Qualifying results[edit]

Because of short length of the Indy circuit Champ Car modified the usual road course qualification rules for this event, adopting an oval-style single car at a time qualifying format.

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 37.006 43.133 37.006
2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 37.112 37.044 37.044
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 37.022 37.225 37.022
4 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 37.254 37.442 37.254
5 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 37.790 37.422 37.422
6 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 37.871 37.468 37.468
7 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 37.978 37.544 37.544
8 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 37.565 37.596 37.565
9 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 37.580 37.735 37.580
10 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 37.928 37.705 37.705
11 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 38.199 37.719 37.719
12 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 40.726 37.730 37.730
13 Malaysia Alex Yoong Dale Coyne Racing 38.233 37.865 37.865
14 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 37.982 38.472 37.982
15 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 38.073 38.174 38.073
16 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson -* 38.115 38.115
17 France Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 38.497 38.286 38.286
18 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 39.212 38.290 38.290
19 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 38.803 38.423 38.423

*Ryan Hunter-Reay spun on his warm-up lap and did not set a time in the first qualification session.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 165 1:51:56.987 2 22
2 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 165 +7.8 secs 3 16
3 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 165 +11.5 secs 7 14
4 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 165 +14.4 secs 4 12
5 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 165 +15.0 secs 9 10
6 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 165 +30.7 secs 10 8
7 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 165 +37.0 secs 12 6
8 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 165 +38.8 secs 5 5
9 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 164 + 1 Lap 11 4
10 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 164 + 1 Lap 8 3
11 27 France Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 163 + 2 Laps 17 2
12 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 163 + 2 Laps 6 1
13 19 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 163 + 2 Laps 18 0
14 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 163 + 2 Laps 15 0
15 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 162 + 3 Laps 19 0
16 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 162 + 3 Laps 16 0
17 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 118 Mechanical 1 1
18 11 Malaysia Alex Yoong Dale Coyne Racing 78 Contact 13 0
19 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1 Mechanical 14 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
79-83 Yoong (11) off course

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-54 Paul Tracy
55-116 Sébastien Bourdais
117-132 Alex Tagliani
133-165 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 95
Paul Tracy 54
Alex Tagliani 16

External links[edit]

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