Gran Premio Tecate

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Gran Premio Tecate
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.svg
Champ Car World Series
Venue Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
First race 1980
Last race 2007
Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Previous names Copa México 150
Most wins (driver) Sébastien Bourdais (3)
Most wins (team) Newman/Haas Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer) Lola (5)

The Gran Premio Tecate was a round of the Champ Car World Series held on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, Mexico. It was first held in 1980, and in its first two years of competition was the penultimate round of the championship. After its re-inception in 2002, it was the season-ending round. It was to have been the penultimate round of the 2007 season, but became the final round when the Grand Prix Arizona was cancelled.

2007 race[edit]

During the 2007 race, three drivers failed to get going off the grid. Also, Robert Doornbos — placed 3rd in the Champ Car point standings entering the race — had car problems early and was out of the race by lap 10, although he returned later to trying and accomplish the fastest lap of the race and secure an extra bonus point toward the championship.

The top three results of the race were Sébastien Bourdais, Will Power and Oriol Servià. It concluded the final Champ Car season, as the series was absorbed by the IndyCar Series in February 2008.

Champ Car results[edit]

Season Date Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report
1980 October 26 United States Rick Mears Penske Cosworth Penske Racing Report
1981 October 18 United States Rick Mears Penske Cosworth Penske Racing Report
1982–2001: Not held
2002 November 17 Sweden Kenny Bräck Lola Toyota Chip Ganassi Racing Report
2003 October 12 Canada Paul Tracy Lola Ford-Cosworth Forsythe Racing Report
2004 November 7 France Sébastien Bourdais Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
2005 November 6 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Lola Ford-Cosworth RuSPORT Report
2006 November 12 France Sébastien Bourdais Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
2007 November 11 France Sébastien Bourdais Panoz Cosworth Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report

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