2003 Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix

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Mexico   2003 Monterrey
Race details
Race 2 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Date March 23, 2003
Official name Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix
Location Parque Fundidora
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Course = Temporary street circuit

Course Permanent racing facility
2.104 mi / 3.386 km
Distance 85 laps, 178.840 mi / 287.810 km
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:14.938
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:15.700 (on lap 59 of 85)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Second Mexico Michel Jourdain Team Rahal
Third Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing

The 2003 Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix was the second round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on March 23, 2003 on the streets of Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:17.536 1:14.938 1:14.938
2 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:17.220 - 1:17.220
3 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:17.555 1:15.437 1:15.437
4 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:17.373 1:15.476 1:15.476
5 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:17.526 1:15.869 1:15.869
6 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:17.790 1:15.938 1:15.938
7 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:17.476 1:16.018 1:16.018
8 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:17.701 1:16.120 1:16.120
9 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:18.982 1:16.533 1:16.533
10 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:19.949 1:16.554 1:16.554
11 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:18.524 1:16.911 1:16.911
12 France Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 1:19.541 1:16.931 1:16.931
13 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:17.989 1:16.954 1:16.954
14 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 1:19.035 1:17.205 1:17.205
15 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:17.391 - 1:17.391
16 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:18.038 - 1:18.038
17 Malaysia Alex Yoong Dale Coyne Racing 1:23.241 1:18.350 1:18.350
18 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:21.292 1:18.593 1:18.593
19 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 1:21.294 1:19.305 1:19.305

Paul Tracy and Jimmy Vasser missed the second qualification session after crashes damaged their cars during practice. Patrick Carpentier missed the same session because of an illness, choosing to rest for the race on Sunday.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 85 2:03:04.677 2 22
2 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 85 +2.0 secs 5 16
3 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 85 +12.0 secs 3 14
4 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 85 +14.2 secs 6 12
5 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 85 +14.9 secs 7 10
6 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 85 +30.9 secs 14 8
7 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 85 +35.2 secs 13 6
8 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 84 + 1 Lap 15 5
9 11 Malaysia Alex Yoong Dale Coyne Racing 84 + 1 Lap 17 4
10 27 France Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 84 + 1 Lap 12 3
11 19 Switzerland Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 84 + 1 Lap 19 2
12 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 83 + 2 Laps 9 1
13 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 83 + 2 Laps 8 0
14 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 83 + 2 Laps 16 0
15 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 81 + 4 Laps 18 0
16 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 67 Contact 11 0
17 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 40 Contact 1 1
18 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 38 Contact 4 0
19 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 2 Mechanical 10 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
4-6 Monteiro (7) off course
14-15 Lemarié (27) stalled on course
17-18 Lavín (5) spin/stall
39-43 Servià (20) off course
78-80 Carpentier (32) stalled off course

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-16 Sébastien Bourdais
17-85 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 69
Sébastien Bourdais 16
  • New Track Record Sébastien Bourdais 1:14.938 (Qualification Session #2)
  • Average Speed 87.184 mph

External links[edit]


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