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2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the second round of the 2007 Champ Car World Series Season, held on April 15 on the streets of Long Beach, California.

Qualifying results

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Sébastien Bourdais N/H/L Racing 1:07.970 1:07.546 1:07.546
2 Will Power Team Australia 1:07.920 1:07.695 1:07.695
3 Simon Pagenaud Team Australia 1:08.200 1:07.883 1:07.883
4 Alex Tagliani RSPORTS 1:08.304 1:08.047 1:08.047
5 Graham Rahal N/H/L Racing 1:09.063 1:08.170 1:08.170
6 Robert Doornbos Minardi Team USA 1:09.865 1:08.183 1:08.183
7 Justin Wilson RSPORTS 1:09.553 1:08.200 1:08.200
8 Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 1:09.099 1:08.430 1:08.430
9 Tristan Gommendy PKV Racing 1:08.823 1:08.527 1:08.527
10 Mario Dominguez Forsythe Racing 1:08.708 1:08.554 1:08.554
11 Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:08.573 - 1:08.573
12 Neel Jani PKV Racing 1:09.991 1:08.609 1:08.609
13 Matt Halliday Conquest Racing 1:10.155 1:08.864 1:08.864
14 Dan Clarke Minardi Team USA 1:09.773 1:08.890 1:08.890
15 Oriol Servia Forsythe Racing - 1:08.922 1:08.922
16 Ryan Dalziel Pacific Coast Motorsports 1:09.790 1:09.070 1:09.070
17 Alex Figge Pacific Coast Motorsports 1:09.585 1:09.151 1:09.151
18 Katherine Legge Dale Coyne Racing 1:09.766 1:10.418 1:09.766

note: Paul Tracy was injured in practice between Q1 and Q2. Oriol Servia replaced him and drove his backup car in Q2 and will drive in the race.

Race

The 33rd Toyota GP of Long Beach would have interesting plot twists, starting with Paul Tracy injuring his lower back during practice. Team Forsythe was forced to give up his ride to ex-PKV driver Oriol Servia. As reported Wally Dallenbach referred to it as "seeing your woman sleeping with another man". Besides that, the race was largely dominated by Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing's Sébastien Bourdais, who was trying to come back from the worst race of his career. The only challengers for Bourdais appeared to be only Servia, but rookie Tristan Gommendy held back Bourdais for 13 laps before being forced to pit for fuel.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Sébastien Bourdais N/H/L Racing 78 1:40:43.975 1 32
2 3 Oriol Servia Forsythe Racing 78 +2.6 secs 15 28
3 5 Will Power Team Australia 78 +3.8 secs 2 26
4 9 Justin Wilson RSPORTS 78 +5.3 secs 7 23
5 8 Alex Tagliani RSPORTS 78 +6.2 secs 4 21
6 19 Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 78 +6.4 secs 8 19
7 21 Neel Jani PKV Racing 78 +7.7 secs 12 17
8 2 Graham Rahal N/H/L Racing 78 +8.3 secs 5 15
9 28 Ryan Dalziel Pacific Coast Motorsports 78 +9.0 secs 16 13
10 11 Katherine Legge Dale Coyne Racing 78 +9.9 secs 18 11
11 22 Tristan Gommendy PKV Racing 78 +10.3 secs 9 10
12 4 Dan Clarke Minardi Team USA 77 + 1 Lap 14 9
13 14 Robert Doornbos Minardi Team USA 74 + 4 Laps 6 8
14 15 Simon Pagenaud Team Australia 73 + 5 Laps 3 8
15 42 Matt Halliday Conquest Racing 72 Mechanical 13 6
16 29 Alex Figge Pacific Coast Motorsports 69 Contact 17 5
17 7 Mario Dominguez Forsythe Racing 7 Contact 10 4

Caution Flags

Laps Cause
9-11 Dominguez crash
54-57 Pagenaud crash
72-76 Figge crash

Notes

Laps Leader
1-31 Sébastien Bourdais
32-38 Oriol Servia
39-54 Sébastien Bourdais
55-67 Tristan Gommendy
68-78 Sébastien Bourdais

 

Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 58
Tristan Gommendy 13
Oriol Servia 7

Attendance

Attendance at the 2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was approximately 200,000 people over the race weekend with 100,000 of those fans in attendance for the Champ Car main event. This represented a 10% increase over 2006.

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