2004 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   2004 Long Beach
Race details
Race 1 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Long Beach Track Layout
Long Beach Track Layout
Date April 18, 2004
Official name Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Long Beach Grand Prix
Long Beach, California, United States
Course Temporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 81 laps, 159.408 mi / 256.527 km
Weather Temperatures up to 66.9 °F (19.4 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:08.913
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:09.729 (on lap 71 of 81)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship Racing
Second Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Third France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing

The 2004 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the first round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on April 18, 2004 on the streets of Long Beach, California. It was the first event for the new Champ Car World Series which was created when Gerald Forsythe, Kevin Kalkhoven, Paul Gentilozzi and Dan Petit purchased the bankrupt CART series' liquidated assets in an Indianapolis courtroom the previous January.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:08.913 1:11.237 1:08.913
2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.033 1:09.800 1:09.800
3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:09.156 1:10.196 1:09.156
4 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:09.450 1:10.673 1:09.450
5 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:09.458 1:09.830 1:09.458
6 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 1:09.613 1:10.219 1:09.613
7 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:09.730 1:12.023 1:09.730
8 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:09.905 1:11.039 1:09.905
9 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:09.953 1:11.793 1:09.953
10 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:10.056 1:10.749 1:10.056
11 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.122 1:11.168 1:10.122
12 Spain Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing -* 1:10.273 1:10.273
13 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 1:10.912 1:10.652 1:10.652
14 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:10.988 1:11.843 1:10.988
15 Brazil Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:11.238 - 1:11.238
16 France Nelson Philippe Rocketsports Racing 1:11.275 1:12.022 1:11.275
17 Mexico Roberto González PKV Racing 1:11.295 1:12.021 1:11.295
18 Brazil Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 1:16.809 1:16.863 1:16.809

*The time of Oriol Servià from qualification session #1 was disallowed after his car failed post-session technical inspection.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 81 1:44:12.348 3 32
2 6 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 81 +5.681 secs 1 29
3 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 81 +6.375 secs 2 27
4 7 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 81 +16.801 secs 7 24
5 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 81 +17.527 secs 5 21
6 34 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 81 +36.645 secs 11 20
7 4 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 81 +38.926 secs 6 17
8 8 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 81 +1:00.578 4 15
9 5 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 80 + 1 Lap 14 13
10 3 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 80 + 1 Lap 9 11
11 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 80 + 1 Lap 13 10
12 10 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 79 + 2 Laps 8 9
13 17 France Nelson Philippe Rocketsports Racing 78 + 3 Laps 16 8
14 21 Mexico Roberto González PKV Racing 76 Gearbox 17 7
15 11 Spain Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 14 Oil Leak 12 6
16 12 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1 Contact 10 5
17 14 Brazil Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1 Contact 15 4
18 19 Brazil Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 1 Contact 18 3

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-5 Yellow start; Multiple car contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1 Bruno Junqueira
2-58 Paul Tracy
59-60 Patrick Carpentier
61-81 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 78
Patrick Carpentier 2
Bruno Junqueira 1
  • New Race Record Paul Tracy 1:44:12.348
  • Average Speed 91.785 mph

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
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