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1997 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Pres. by Toyota


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CART race number 1 of 17
Sunday, March 2, 1997 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL
147 laps on a 1.517 mile paved track (223.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:38:45
Average Speed: 135.478 mph
Pole Speed: 195.043 mph
Cautions: 3 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.401 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1146   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford147 running7221
22 35   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda68 crash37 
7 14   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda147 running337
2163   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes147 running516
3 61   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda147 running014
4 499   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes147 running012
51120   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford147 running010
6 217   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes147 running08
8 727   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda146 running05
9 916   Patrick Carpentier Alumax   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes146 running04
10188   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford146 running03
112121   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford146 running02
122031   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda146 running01
132232   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda146 running0 
14 518   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes145 running0 
151977   Gualter Salles Davis RacingReynard / Ford145 running0 
16127   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford144 running0 
17 840   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford143 engine0 
182319   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Mexlub   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford143 running0 
191725   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota133 running0 
202536   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota122 running0 
212624   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota88 oil pressure0 
232764   Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham   (Andreas Leberle)Lola / Ford62 crash0 
242834   Roberto Moreno Data Control   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford62 handling0 
25139   Dario Franchitti Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes44 crash0 
261511   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford40 oil leak0 
27102   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes27 electrical0 
282498   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota26 engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alex Zanardi13131
  Gil de Ferran326837
  Michael Andretti6910537
  Alex Zanardi1061072
  Paul Tracy1081125
  Michael Andretti11314735

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Andretti 21    
2   Paul Tracy 16   -5  
3   Jimmy Vasser 14   -7  
4   Greg Moore 12   -9  
5   Scott Pruett 10   -11  
6   Mauricio Gugelmin 8   -13  
7   Alex Zanardi 7   -14  
8   Parker Johnstone 5   -16  
9   Patrick Carpentier 4   -17  
10   Bryan Herta 3   -18  
11   Richie Hearn 2   -19  
12   Andre Ribeiro 1   -20