2004 Grand Prix of Road America

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United States   2004 Road America
Race details
Race 8 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Road America Track Layout
Road America Track Layout
Date August 8, 2004
Official name Grand Prix of Road America presented by the Chicago Tribune
Location Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance 48 laps, 194.304 mi / 312.720 km
Weather Mostly to Partly Cloudy
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:43.046
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:45.504 (on lap 39 of 48)
Podium
First Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing
Second Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Championship Racing
Third France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing

The 2004 Grand Prix of Road America was the eighth round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presented the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 8, 2004 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:44.637 1:43.046 1:43.046
2 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 1:43.909 1:43.995 1:43.909
3 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:43.374 1:43.374
4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:44.529 1:43.606 1:43.606
5 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:44.076 1:43.753 1:43.753
6 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:46.382 1:43.933 1:43.933
7 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:44.972 1:44.058 1:44.058
8 Spain Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:45.077 1:44.105 1:44.105
9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:45.034 1:44.463 1:44.463
10 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:45.269 1:44.663 1:44.663
11 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 1:45.377 1:44.708 1:44.708
12 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:45.773 1:45.074 1:45.074
13 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:45.172 1:45.172
14 Mexico Roberto González PKV Racing 1:45.674 1:45.361 1:45.361
15 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:45.496 1:47.701 1:45.496
16 United Kingdom Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 1:47.948 1:46.025 1:46.025
17 Brazil Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:46.742 1:46.321 1:46.321
18 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 1:46.878 1:47.042 1:46.878

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 48 1:45:07.288 13 33
2 3 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 48 +1.855 secs 10 28
3 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 48 +2.767 secs 1 27
4 4 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 48 +3.814 secs 2 24
5 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 48 +4.398 secs 15 21
6 11 Spain Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 48 +6.390 secs 8 19
7 34 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 48 +8.500 secs 9 17
8 12 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 48 +8.546 secs 3 15
9 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 48 +9.056 secs 11 13
10 17 United Kingdom Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 48 +9.997 secs 16 11
11 5 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 48 +16.725 secs 12 10
12 1 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 48 +26.616 secs 6 10
13 10 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 47 + 1 Lap 7 8
14 7 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 46 + 2 Laps 5 7
15 6 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 46 + 2 Laps 4 7
16 21 Mexico Roberto González PKV Racing 46 + 2 Laps 14 5
17 14 Brazil Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 46 + 2 Laps 17 4
18 19 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 29 Off course 18 3

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-4 Hunter-Reay (4) & Vasser (12) contact
12-13 González (21) off course
16-18 Junqueira (6) off course
31-33 Mazzacane (19) off course
45-46 Allmendinger (10) & Sperafico (14) spin/stall

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-13 Sébastien Bourdais
14-22 Paul Tracy
23-29 Alex Tagliani
30-36 Paul Tracy
37-39 Alex Tagliani
40-42 Rodolfo Lavín
43-48 Alex Tagliani
 
Driver Laps led
Alex Tagliani 16
Paul Tracy 16
Sébastien Bourdais 13
Rodolfo Lavín 3
  • New Race Record Alex Tagliani 1:45:07.288
  • Average Speed 110.903 mph

Trivia[edit]

  • As of December 24, 2013, this race remains Alex Tagliani's first and only win in his Champ Car and IndyCar career.

External links[edit]

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2004 Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver

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