2003 U.S. Bank Cleveland Grand Prix

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United States   2003 Cleveland
Race details
Race 9 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Burke Lakefront Airport Track Layout
Burke Lakefront Airport Track Layout
Date July 5, 2003
Official name 2003 U.S. Bank Presents the Cleveland Grand Prix
Location Burke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Course Temporary Airport Circuit
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance 115 laps, 242.190 mi / 389.735 km
Weather Mostly Cloudy (Night Race)
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 58.014
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 58.949 (on lap 41 of 115)
Podium
First France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Second Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's
Third Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing

The 2003 U.S. Bank Cleveland Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on July 5, 2003 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the first road course race to be held at night in CART history.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.163 58.014 58.014
2 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 58.405 1:01.294 58.405
3 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 58.868 58.449 58.449
4 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 59.186 58.502 58.502
5 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59.804 58.506 58.506
6 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 59.223 58.700 58.700
7 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 59.247 58.718 58.718
8 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.535 58.724 58.724
9 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 59.954 58.845 58.845
10 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 59.382 58.861 58.861
11 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 59.989 59.073 59.073
12 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.333 59.141 59.141
13 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 59.776 59.167 59.167
14 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 59.340 59.306 59.306
15 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:00.670 59.531 59.531
16 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:00.003 59.822 59.822
17 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.778 59.968 59.968
18 Italy Max Papis PK Racing 1:00.020 1:00.080 1:00.020
19 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.103 1:01.525 1:01.103

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 115 2:03:51.974 1 21
2 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 115 +2.2 secs 2 18
3 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 115 +3.0 secs 5 14
4 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 115 +7.8 secs 3 12
5 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 115 +8.2 secs 8 10
6 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 115 +9.9 secs 4 8
7 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 115 +10.5 secs 6 6
8 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 115 +13.0 secs 7 5
9 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 115 +15.4 secs 11 4
10 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 115 +22.2 secs 13 3
11 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 114 + 1 Lap 14 2
12 27 Italy Max Papis PK Racing 114 + 1 Lap 17 1
13 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 113 + 2 Laps 10 0
14 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 112 + 3 Laps 15 0
15 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 110 + 5 Laps 12 0
16 11 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 36 Mechanical 18 0
17 19 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 18 Mechanical 16 0
18 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 16 Contact 9 0
- 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing - Withdrawn* - 0

*Tiago Monteiro suffered a mild concussion after a pre-race practice crash and was not allowed to start by the CART medical officials.

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
15-17 Vasser (12) & Moreno (4) contact
20-21 Salles (19) contact
57-59 Lavín (5) spin/stall
112-113 Vasser (12) spin/stall

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-67 Paul Tracy
68-82 Jimmy Vasser
83-115 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 67
Sébastien Bourdais 33
Jimmy Vasser 15
  • Average Speed 117.315 mph

External links[edit]


Previous race:
2003 G.I. Joe's 200
CART Indycar World Series
2003 season
Next race:
2003 Molson Indy Toronto
Previous race:
2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland
2003 U.S. Bank Cleveland Grand Prix Next race:
2004 U.S. Bank Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland


Coordinates: 41°31′2.3″N 81°40′58.5″W / 41.517306°N 81.682917°W / 41.517306; -81.682917