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February 25, 2003

Race gets good marks, despite low attendance
While turnout was not as expected, officials are pleased with the first Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and look to upgrade.

Drivers: Thumbs-up for race
Those who competed in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg say only minor changes needed.


February 24, 2003

  • Veteran's Day
  • Race for the future
  • Teams' portable garage gone in blink of an eye
  • Fans give activities thumbs up
  • Junqueira ends troubled weekend with third
  • One rookie mistake is just one too many
  • Rookies display mettle
  • Broadcast tough for rookies to follow
  • Gentilozzi fights own car, field
  • Pruett repels Said's charge
  • British driver's victory earns him championship
  • At nearby businesses, a rush, then a pause

  • February 23, 2003

  • Bourdais even better up close
  • After losses, CART counts on its youth
  • Start your engines
  • Grand Prix watchers can hoist a few early
  • Companies sold on network they can build as sponsors
  • Simulations drive some unreal laps
  • Fernandez standing tall after 2002
  • Kids find their zoneaway from the action
  • Changing weather creates mystery on track
  • Running series in another way
  • Said not happy about being sent to the back
  • Late restart doesn't worry Barber Dodge race winner
  • Smooth course makes mechanics' job easier

  • February 22, 2003

  • The roar at their door
  • Two sparkling debuts
  • A new Player's on the scene
  • Rival's sales still strong
  • Souvenirs move quickly, not just for CART drivers
  • Respect from garage comes in her own time
  • Rookies not major cause for concern yet
  • The next Unser takes more gradual path
  • Race-side parkers pay $25
  • Safety crews stand by for race

  • February 21, 2003

  • Who's on TV
  • Channel broadens appea
  • Celebrities and racing
  • Mexican contingent reveres forerunners
  • Fit, fast ... and for real
  • The best of CART
  • The drivers
  • Fittipaldi a big boost
  • At a glance
  • Groomed to be a champion
  • A chance to prove their mettle
  • Getting to the races
  • Schedule and ticket information
  • Racing mechanic got his start in St. Petersburg
  • A racing dictionary
  • Foundation is old, but is it crumbling?
  • The CART-IRL split
  • The Vanderbilt Cup
  • CART history
  • City has had false starts with racing
  • Olvey's mission of safety earns acclaim
  • 2003 Florida calendar
  • A racer's racer, and a teacher to the stars

  • February 21, 2003

  • Who's on TV
  • Channel broadens appea
  • Celebrities and racing
  • Mexican contingent reveres forerunners
  • Fit, fast ... and for real
  • The best of CART
  • The drivers
  • Fittipaldi a big boost
  • At a glance
  • Groomed to be a champion
  • A chance to prove their mettle
  • Getting to the races
  • Schedule and ticket information
  • Racing mechanic got his start in St. Petersburg
  • A racing dictionary
  • Foundation is old, but is it crumbling?
  • The CART-IRL split
  • The Vanderbilt Cup
  • CART history
  • City has had false starts with racing
  • Olvey's mission of safety earns acclaim
  • 2003 Florida calendar
  • A racer's racer, and a teacher to the stars

  • February 20, 2003

  • Jourdain ready to move to the front
  • Best part of Prix for VIPs: It's free
  • Sitting out and not in a car is hard on driver
  • What do they really drive?

  • February 19, 2003

  • Streets to be buttoned up
  • Pook needs savvy to get CART going
  • Begley's determination wins over CART
  • What do they really drive?
  • New faces will fill field of new race

  • February 18, 2003

  • Raceway rejoices as runway grumbles
  • Racing fans a mixed bag
  • Grand Prix schedule

  • February 16, 2003

  • City's hopes ride high when rubber meets road
  • Trying to get up to speed
  • Interactive graphics
    Video of Grand Prix race winner
    photo
    The video shows Grand Prix race winner Paul Tracy passing another car as he whizzes around the track.

    Photo gallery of race

    Click to view the inaugural race day in photos.

    Built for speed- Anatomy of a car

    Click above for a graphic that explains the dynamics of the Champ Car.

    A lap around the track
    Grand Prix track

    Click above for a simulated lap around the track.

    Meet the drivers

    Click above for a slide show on the CART drivers.

    Panoramic views of track
    panoramic photos

    View three Quicktime panoramic photos at the link above. (You'll need the Quicktime plugin to view. The free plugin is available here.)

    Getting to the races

    Follow routes on the map on this page to and from the course in downtown St. Petersburg. Parking prices will vary. Also, the Looper Trolley operates downtown.
    Audio and 360 video of pit crew

    Listen to a fueler talk about life in the pit.
    Earlier coverage: Grand Prix Special Section
    From Friday, Feb. 21, 2003

    Related links
    Special Report: Auto Racing 2003
    • Champ Car World Series
    • Sports section

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