1997 Monterey Grand Prix in CART at the Laguna Seca circuit. Full information

1997 Monterey Grand Prix

1997 Monterey Grand Prix is 285th CART race. Passed at the Laguna Seca circuit. Bryan Herta won the pole position, Jimmy Vasser won this race. This was his 5th victory. Mark Blundell and Alessandro Zanardi also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 83 laps (299 km).

Previous race: 1997 Vancouver Champ Cars
Next race: 1997 Fontana Champ Cars

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Monterey Grand Prix

15th victory for the Chip Ganassi Racing Team team
5th victory for the Jimmy Vasser
14th podium for the Jimmy Vasser
4th podium for the Mark Blundell
13th podium for the Alessandro Zanardi

Reynard 97I - 1997 Monterey Grand Prix winner

Reynard 97I #1 - 1997 Monterey Grand Prix winner

1997 Monterey Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 97I, #1 21 1h 41m 38.813s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
2 Mark Blundell Reynard 97I, #18 16 1h 41m 39.356s 0 PacWest Racing Group
3 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 97I, #4 14 1h 41m 50.141s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
4 Andre Ribeiro Reynard 97I, #31 12 1h 42m 1.504s 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
5 Gil de Ferran Reynard 97I, #5 10 1h 42m 8.749s 0 Walker Racing
6 Bryan Herta Reynard 97I, #8 9 1h 42m 32.993s 0 Team Rahal
7 Gualter Salles Reynard 97I, #77 6 1h 42m 33.595s 0 Davis Racing
8 Raul Boesel Reynard 97I, #40 5 1h 42m 54.01s 0 Patrick Racing
9 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 97I, #17 4 82 laps Accident 0 PacWest Racing Group
10 Roberto Moreno Reynard 97I, #16 3 82 laps 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
11 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC26, #2 2 82 laps 0 Marlboro Team Penske
12 Parker Johnstone Reynard 97I, #27 1 81 laps 0 Team Green
13 Dario Franchitti Reynard 97I, #9 0 81 laps 0 Hogan Racing
14 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 97I, #25 0 81 laps 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
15 Juan Manuel Fangio II Reynard 97I, #36 0 80 laps 0 All-American Racers
16 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 0 79 laps Accident damage 0 Patrick Racing
17 P.J. Jones Reynard 97I, #98 0 78 laps Out of fuel 0 All-American Racers
18 Charles Nearburg Reynard 97I, #34 0 78 laps 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
19 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 0 76 laps Transmission 0 Team Rahal
20 Dennis Vitolo Lola T97/00, #64 0 75 laps 0 Project Indy
21 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 007i, #11 0 71 laps Suspension 0 Newman-Haas Racing
22 Michel Jourdain jr Reynard 97I, #19 0 69 laps Engine 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
23 Adrian Fernandez Lola T97/00, #32 0 67 laps Brakes 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
24 Greg Moore Reynard 97I, #99 0 64 laps Engine 0 Forsythe Racing
25 Richie Hearn Lola T97/00, #21 0 40 laps Transmission 0 Della Penna Motorsports
26 Paul Tracy Penske PC26, #3 0 23 laps Engine 0 Marlboro Team Penske
27 Michael Andretti Swift 007i, #6 0 12 laps Electrics 0 Newman-Haas Racing
28 Hiro Matsushita Reynard 97I, #24 0 2 laps Oil leak 0 Arciero-Wells Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1997 Monterey Grand Prix on the Laguna Seca circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Bryan Herta Reynard 97I, #8 1m 7.895s Team Rahal
2 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 97I, #4 1m 8.339s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
3 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 1m 8.681s Patrick Racing
4 Mark Blundell Reynard 97I, #18 1m 8.735s PacWest Racing Group
5 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 97I, #17 1m 8.769s PacWest Racing Group
6 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 97I, #1 1m 8.849s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
7 Greg Moore Reynard 97I, #99 1m 8.992s Forsythe Racing
8 Michel Jourdain jr Reynard 97I, #19 1m 9.013s Payton-Coyne Racing
9 Gil de Ferran Reynard 97I, #5 1m 9.055s Walker Racing
10 Andre Ribeiro Reynard 97I, #31 1m 9.062s Tasman Motorsports Group
11 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 007i, #11 1m 9.18s Newman-Haas Racing
12 Paul Tracy Penske PC26, #3 1m 9.319s Marlboro Team Penske
13 Dario Franchitti Reynard 97I, #9 1m 9.338s Hogan Racing
14 Michael Andretti Swift 007i, #6 1m 9.347s Newman-Haas Racing
15 Raul Boesel Reynard 97I, #40 1m 9.384s Patrick Racing
16 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 1m 9.646s Team Rahal
17 Parker Johnstone Reynard 97I, #27 1m 9.66s Team Green
18 Gualter Salles Reynard 97I, #77 1m 9.696s Davis Racing
19 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 97I, #25 1m 10.029s Arciero-Wells Racing
20 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC26, #2 1m 10.13s Marlboro Team Penske
21 Richie Hearn Lola T97/00, #21 1m 10.547s Della Penna Motorsports
22 Juan Manuel Fangio II Reynard 97I, #36 1m 10.996s All-American Racers
23 P.J. Jones Reynard 97I, #98 1m 11.015s All-American Racers
24 Adrian Fernandez Lola T97/00, #32 1m 11.111s Tasman Motorsports Group
25 Hiro Matsushita Reynard 97I, #24 1m 11.831s Arciero-Wells Racing
26 Roberto Moreno Reynard 97I, #16 1m 12.244s Bettenhausen Motorsports
27 Charles Nearburg Reynard 97I, #34 1m 12.997s Payton-Coyne Racing
28 Dennis Vitolo Lola T97/00, #64 1m 14.464s Project Indy

List of all cars for the 1997 Monterey Grand Prix on the Laguna Seca circuit

Reynard 97I

Toyota

Reynard 97I

Mercedes

Penske PC26

Mercedes