2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America

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United States   2003 Road America
Race details
Race 12 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
Road America Track Layout
Road America Track Layout
Date August 3, 2003
Official name 2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America
Location Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance 34 laps, 137.632 mi / 221.510 km
Weather Cool and wet with scattered thunderstorms (Rain shortened, race scheduled for 60 laps)
Pole position
Driver Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:43.703
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:58.187 (on lap 33 of 34)
Podium
First Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Second France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Third Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing

The 2003 Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America was the twelfth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on August 3, 2003 at the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

The race was shortened to 34 laps from the scheduled 60 after the race was red-flagged twice because of rain. The first stoppage lasted 20 minutes after only 1 lap and the second lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes after lap 7. With darkness impending at the restart after the second red flag period, the race had to be shortened from its original length.

Race cancellation and rescheduling[edit]

This race was canceled in March 2003 (along with the planned race for 2004) after a legal dispute developed between the Road America's owner George Bruggenthies and CART. However, Mario Andretti was able to negotiate an agreement between the parties and the race was restored to CART's schedule in April. The race was then named in Andretti's honor.[1]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:43.917 1:43.703 1:43.703
2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:44.722 1:44.242 1:44.242
3 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:44.814 1:44.306 1:44.306
4 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:45.654 1:44.314 1:44.314
5 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:45.682 1:44.378 1:44.378
6 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 1:44.725 1:44.519 1:44.519
7 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 1:45.098 1:44.545 1:44.545
8 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 1:45.442 1:44.551 1:44.551
9 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:44.735 1:44.620 1:44.620
10 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:45.188 1:44.752 1:44.752
11 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 1:45.715 1:44.778 1:44.778
12 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition - 1:45.021 1:45.021
13 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing - 1:45.044 1:45.044
14 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 1:45.076 1:45.583 1:45.076
15 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing - 1:45.173 1:45.173
16 Italy Max Papis PK Racing 1:46.681 1:45.728 1:45.728
17 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 1:46.013 1:46.847 1:46.013
18 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 1:47.418 1:47.003 1:47.003
19 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 1:48.727 1:47.446 1:47.446

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 34 1:35:28.491 1 23
2 2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 34 +0.703 secs 2 16
3 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 34 +10.883 secs 13 14
4 27 Italy Max Papis PK Racing 34 +14.943 secs 16 12
5 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 34 +19.494 secs 3 10
6 15 United Kingdom Darren Manning Walker Racing 34 +19.592 secs 14 8
7 4 Brazil Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 34 +21.298 secs 12 6
8 34 Brazil Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 34 +31.541 secs 15 5
9 12 United States Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 34 +34.982 secs 7 4
10 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 34 +41.025 secs 8 3
11 19 Brazil Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 34 +45.278 secs 18 2
12 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 34 +59.576 secs 9 1
13 11 United States Geoff Boss Dale Coyne Racing 34 +1:35.018 19 0
14 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 18 Off course 5 0
15 3 Canada Paul Tracy Team Player's 10 Contact 6 0
16 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 10 Contact 10 0
17 7 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 10 Contact 11 0
18 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 7 Contact 4 0
19 5 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 0 Contact 17 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
2-7 Yellow restart after red flag (20:44)
8-9 Yellow restart after red flag (2:40:56)
11-13 Tracy (3) contact; Jourdain, Jr. (9), Monteiro (7), Manning (15) & Moreno (4) contact
19-21 Domínguez (55) spun off course

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-34 Bruno Junqueira
 
Driver Laps led
Bruno Junqueira 34
  • Average Speed 86.493 mph

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Andretti brings back Road America". motorsport.com. 2003-04-24. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 


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