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1997 Molson Indy Vancouver


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CART race number 15 of 17
Sunday, August 31, 1997 at Pacific Place, Vancouver, B.C.
100 laps on a 1.703 mile street course (170.3 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:17
Average Speed: 95.228 mph
Pole Speed: 113.481 mph
Cautions: 4 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.872 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 517   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes100 running1820
2 31   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda100 running4617
3 75   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda100 running114
4 14   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda100 running1513
5222   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes100 running010
61240   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford100 running08
7 818   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes100 running06
8 68   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford100 running105
91411   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford99 crash04
101331   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda99 running03
111827   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda99 running02
122436   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota98 running01
13109   Dario Franchitti Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes95 crash0 
142624   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota94 running0 
152016   Roberto Moreno Alumax   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes80 steering0 
16 46   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford71 crash0 
17 999   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes63 crash0 
181120   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford52 crash0 
191632   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda52 crash0 
201925   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota52 clutch0 
211519   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Mexlub   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford46 crash0 
222121   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford44 crash0 
232334   Christian Danner Payton-Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford41 engine0 
24 27   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford34 engine10 
252598   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota19 engine0 
262877   Gualter Salles Indusval   (Davis Racing)Reynard / Ford19 crash0 
272764   Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham   (Andreas Leberle)Lola / Ford1 crash0 
28173   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes1 crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alex Zanardi11515
  Bobby Rahal162510
  Jimmy Vasser263510
  Mauricio Gugelmin36372
  Jimmy Vasser387336
  Mauricio Gugelmin74752
  Gil de Ferran76761
  Bryan Herta778610
  Mauricio Gugelmin8710014

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alex Zanardi 181    
2   Gil de Ferran 144   -37  
3   Paul Tracy 121   -60  
4   Mauricio Gugelmin 115   -66  
5   Greg Moore 111   -70  
6   Michael Andretti 108   -73  
7   Jimmy Vasser 107   -74  
8   Scott Pruett 96   -85  
9   Raul Boesel 86   -95  
10   Mark Blundell 79   -102  
11   Al Unser, Jr. 65   -116  
12   Bryan Herta 63   -118  
13   Bobby Rahal 60   -121  
14   Christian Fittipaldi 38   -143  
15   Parker Johnstone 33   -148  
16   Andre Ribeiro 32   -149  
17   Patrick Carpentier 27   -154  
18   Adrian Fernandez 13   -168  
19   Roberto Moreno 13   -168  
20   Dario Franchitti 10   -171