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1998 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami

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Race details
Race 1 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
Date March 15, 1998
Official name Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami
Location Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida, United States
Course Permanent oval course
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance 150 laps, 225 mi / 360 km</td></tr>
Pole position
Driver 23x15px Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Time 24.856
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Podium
First 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing
Second 23x15px Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Third 23x15px Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing

The 1998 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami was a CART race which happened at the Homestead Motorsports Complex. It happened on March 15, 1998. It was the 1st round of the 1998 CART season.

Starting grid

  1. Greg Moore 217.541 mph / 24.856 seconds (1st CART career pole)
  2. André Ribeiro 214.665 mph
  3. Jimmy Vasser
  4. Christian Fittipaldi
  5. Adrian Fernandez
  6. Alex Zanardi
  7. Mark Blundell
  8. Michael Andretti
  9. Patrick Carpentier
  10. Mauricio Gugelmin
  11. Gil de Ferran
  12. Scott Pruett
  13. Dario Franchitti
  14. Al Unser, Jr.
  15. Richie Hearn
  16. Bryan Herta
  17. Bobby Rahal
  18. Tony Kanaan (R)
  19. Michel Jourdain, Jr.
  20. Max Papis
  21. Paul Tracy
  22. Hélio Castroneves (R)
  23. Roberto Moreno
  24. Hiro Matsushita
  25. Dennis Vitolo (Suffered an awful crash during practice. Suffered a broken finger, but raced.)
  26. P. J. Jones
  27. Alex Barron (R)
  28. Arnd Meier
  29. JJ Lehto (No speed due to gearbox problems)


Race

Lap 27

Top 6: Greg Moore, Alex Zanardi, Michael Andretti, Christian Fittipaldi, Gil de Ferran and Adrian Fernandez.

Lap 34

First full course caution was out, as rookie Tony Kanaan had hit the wall in turn 4.

Lap 44

Green flag. de Ferran leads.

Lap 57

Top 6: Gil de Ferran, Michael Andretti, Alex Zanardi, Christian Fittipaldi, Patrick Carpentier and Scott Pruett.

Lap 67

New leader: Michael Andretti!

Lap 75

Second full course caution came out, as Paul Tracy "brushed" the wall in the backstretch.

Lap 82

Green flag. de Ferran leads, but, laps later, he lost the lead, due to a pitstop.

Lap 97

Top 6: Michael Andretti, Alex Zanardi, Gil de Ferran, Christian Fittipaldi, Dario Franchitti and Scott Pruett.

Lap 100

Third full course caution, as another 1998 rookie had "brushed" the wall in turn 1: Helio Castroneves.

Lap 107

Green flag. Alex Zanardi leads.

Lap 116

Fourth full course caution came out as Mark Blundell was another victim of the wall. This time in turn 2.

Lap 117

Top 6: Andretti, Zanardi, Moore, Fittipaldi, Pruett and Fernandez.

Lap 122

Green flag. Andretti once again was leading the race.

Lap 130

Fifth full course caution: Hiro Matsushita had hit the wall in turn 2.

Lap 140

Green flag. Andretti leads.

Race

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 23x15px Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 150 1:33:39.268 8 20+1
2 99 23x15px Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 150 +0.075 1 16+1
3 1 23x15px Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 150 +0.918 6 14
4 11 23x15px Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 150 +3.359 4 12
5 20 23x15px Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 150 +5.257 12 10
6 40 23x15px Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 150 +5.926 5 8
7 5 23x15px Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 150 +6.810 11 6
8 8 23x15px Bryan Herta Team Rahal 150 +9.866 16 5
9 27 23x15px Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 150 +10.275 13 4
10 17 23x15px Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 150 +10.855 10 3
11 33 23x15px Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 150 +11.382 9 2
12 18 23x15px Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 150 +29.029 7 1
13 10 23x15px Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 149 +1 Lap 15
14 9 23x15px JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 149 +1 Lap 29
15 15 23x15px Roberto Moreno Project Indy 149 +1 Lap 23
16 12 23x15px Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 148 +2 Laps 3
17 3 23x15px André Ribeiro Marlboro Team Penske 148 +2 Laps 2
18 36 23x15px Alex Barron All American Racing 148 +2 Laps 27
19 7 23x15px Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 147 +3 Laps 17
20 98 23x15px P. J. Jones All American Racing 146 +4 Laps 26
21 77 23x15px Arnd Meier Davis Racing 136 +14 Laps 28
22 2 23x15px Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 122 Transmission 14
23 24 Template:Country data Japan Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing 121 Contact 24
24 16 23x15px Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 97 Contact 22
25 34 23x15px Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 90 Withdrew 25
26 25 23x15px Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 83 Wheel Bearing 20
27 26 23x15px Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 79 Suspension 21
28 19 23x15px Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 78 Handling 19
29 21 23x15px Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 32 Contact 18

Final results

Top 12

  1. Michael Andretti 150 Laps
  2. Greg Moore
  3. Alex Zanardi
  4. Christian Fittipaldi
  5. Scott Pruett
  6. Adrian Fernandez
  7. Gil de Ferran
  8. Bryan Herta
  9. Dario Franchitti
  10. Mauricio Gugelmin
  11. Patrick Carpentier
  12. Mark Blundell

Drivers who did not completed the race

  1. Al Unser, Jr. +28 Transmission
  2. Hiro Matsushita +29 Contact
  3. Hélio Castroneves (R) +53 Contact
  4. Dennis Vitolo +60 Withdrawn due to injury
  5. Max Papis +67 Wheel bearing
  6. Paul Tracy +71 Suspension
  7. Michel Jourdain, Jr. +72 Handling
  8. Tony Kanaan (R) +118 Contact

Point standings

Top 6

  1. Andretti 21 points
  2. Moore 17 points
  3. Zanardi 14 points
  4. Fittipaldi 12 points
  5. Pruett 10 points
  6. Fernandez 8 points

Notes

  1. (R) denotes contender for Rookie of the Year award
  2. For this race, the Homestead-Miami Speedway was reconfigured for the third time in three years. In the summer of 1997, an $8.2 million reconfiguration project changed the turns from a rectangle to a traditional, continuous turn oval.
  3. First pole: Greg Moore

References

  1. ^ "1998 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.