2001 Honda Indy 300

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2001 Surfer's Paradise
Race details
Race 20 of 21 in the 2001 CART season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Map of the track
Date 28 October, 2001
Official name Honda Indy 300
Location Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
Course Temporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance 65 laps
181.675 mi / 292.370 km
Weather Rain
Pole position
Driver Roberto Moreno (Patrick Racing)
Time 1:30.204
Fastest lap
Driver Jimmy Vasser (Patrick Racing)
Time 1:34.113 (on lap 57 of 65)
Podium
First Cristiano da Matta (Newman-Haas Racing)
Second Michael Andretti (Team Green)
Third Alex Tagliani (Forsythe Racing)

The 2001 Honda Indy 300 was the twentieth and penultimate round of the 2001 CART World Series Season, held on 28 October 2001 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. Approximately 110,187 people attended the race.[1]


Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Chassis Time
1 Brazil Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing Reynard 01i Toyota 1:32.095
2 Brazil Gil de Ferran Team Penske Reynard 01i Honda 1:32.406
3 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing Lola B01/00 Toyota 1:32.552
4 Canada Paul Tracy Team Green Reynard 01i Honda 1:32.760
5 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team Green Reynard 01i Honda 1:32.760
6 United States Michael Andretti Team Green Reynard 01i Honda 1:32.971
7 Canada Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing Reynard 01i Ford-Cosworth 1:33.137
8 New Zealand Scott Dixon PacWest Racing Reynard 01i Toyota 1:33.209
9 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing Reynard 01i Ford-Cosworth 1:33.360
10 United States Jimmy Vasser Patrick Racing Reynard 01i Toyota 1:33.447
11 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Reynard 01i Honda 1:33.476
12 Spain Oriol Servià Sigma Autosport Lola B01/00 Ford-Cosworth 1:33.738
13 United States Kenny Brack Team Rahal Lola B01/00 Ford-Cosworth 1:33.753
14 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal Lola B01/00 Ford-Cosworth 1:33.843
15 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing Lola B01/00 Toyota 1:33.947
16 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing Lola B01/00 Ford-Cosworth 1:33.998
17 Mexico Adrián Fernández Fernández Racing Reynard 01i Honda 1:34.035
18 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing Reynard 01i Honda 1:34.143
19 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 01i Honda 1:34.319
20 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing Reynard 01i Toyota 1:34.355
21 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing Lola B01/00 Toyota 1:34.476
22 United States Bryan Herta Forsythe Racing Reynard B01/00 Ford-Cosworth 1:34.721
23 United States Memo Gidley Chip Ganassi Racing Lola B01/00 Toyota 1:34.754
24 United States Casey Mears Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 01i Honda 1:35.401
25 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Reynard 01i Toyota 1:35.567
26 United States Alex Barron Arciero-Blair Racing Lola B01/00 Ford-Cosworth 1:36.867

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing 65 1:51:47.260 3 20
2 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Green 65 +5.8 secs 6 16
3 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 65 +7.5 secs 7 14
4 1 Brazil Gil de Ferran Team Penske 65 +20.9 secs 2 12
5 8 United States Kenny Brack Team Rahal 65 +22.6 secs 13 10
6 40 United States Jimmy Vasser Patrick Racing 65 +24.7 secs 10 8
7 16 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing 65 +39.5 secs 16 6
8 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 65 +40.5 secs 15 5
9 7 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal 65 +42.6 secs 14 4
10 12 United States Memo Gidley Chip Ganassi Racing 65 +42.9 secs 23 3
11 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 65 +46.7 secs 9 2
12 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 65 +46.9 secs 18 1
13 25 United States Alex Barron Arciero-Blair Racing 65 +46.9 secs 26
14 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team Green 65 +62.6 secs 4
15 18 New Zealand Scott Dixon PacWest Racing 65 +72.0 secs 8
16 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 65 +81.8 secs 20
17 55 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 65 +82.0 secs 3
18 77 United States Bryan Herta Forsythe Racing 65 +82.4 secs 22
19 51 Mexico Adrián Fernández Fernández Racing 65 +100.3 secs 17
20 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 64 + 1 lap 11
21 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing 56 Contact 21
22 20 Brazil Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing 54 Mechanical 1 2
23 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team Green 35 Mechanical 5
24 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 34 Mechanical 25
25 22 Spain Oriol Servià Sigma Autosport 10 Mechanical 12
26 66 United States Casey Mears Mo Nunn Racing 0 Contact 24

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-2 Mears (66) spun
24-26 Franchitti (27) spun

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-21 Gil de Ferran
22-23 Roberto Moreno
24 Scott Dixon
25-46 Roberto Moreno
47-48 Cristiano da Matta
49 Jimmy Vasser
50-51 Scott Dixon
52-65 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Roberto Moreno 24
Gil de Ferran 21
Cristiano da Matta 16
Scott Dixon 3
Jimmy Vasser 1
  • Average Speed 97.511 mph

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's Paradise found for Brazil boys". Drive. Australian Associated Press. 29 October 2001. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

External links[edit]


Previous race:
2001 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey
CART Indycar World Series
2001 season
Next race:
2001 Marlboro 500
Previous race:
2000 Honda Indy 300
2001 Honda Indy 300 Next race:
2002 Honda Indy 300

Coordinates: 27°59′17.9″S 153°25′42.1″E / 27.988306°S 153.428361°E / -27.988306; 153.428361