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2001 American Championship Car season
Series  : CART
Champion : 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran
Previous: 2000 Next: 2002
BryanHerta 2001

Bryan Herta's #77 Forsythe Reynard at Rockingham Motor Speedway in 2001

The 2001 CART season, the twenty-third in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 20 races, beginning in Monterrey, Mexico on March 11 and concluding in Fontana, California on November 4. A twenty-first race in Fort Worth, Texas was canceled after qualifying due to safety concerns. The FedEx Championship Series Drivers' Champion was Gil de Ferran. Rookie of the Year was Scott Dixon.

Drivers and constructors Edit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2001 CART Championship Series season.

Team Chassis Engine Tyre No Drivers Races
USAflagsmall Team Penske Reynard 01i Honda F 1 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran All
3 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves All
USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Lola B1/00 Toyota F 4 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira All
12 22px-Flag of France Nicolas Minassian 1-7
USAflagsmall Memo Gidley 8-21
USAflagsmall Walker Motorsport Reynard 01i Toyota F 5 Flag-of-japansmall Toranosuke Takagi All
USAflagsmall Newman-Haas Racing Lola B1/00 Toyota F 6 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta All
11 25px-Brazilflag Christian Fittipaldi All
USAflagsmall Team Rahal Lola B1/00 Ford Cosworth F 7 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis All
8 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck All
USAflagsmall Bettenhausen Racing Lola B1/00 Ford Cosworth F 16 25px-Mexicoflag Michel Jourdain, Jr. All
USAflagsmall PacWest Racing Reynard 01i Toyota F 17 25px-Brazilflag Maurício Gugelmin All
18 25px-Newzealandflag Scott Dixon All
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing Lola B2K/00 Ford Cosworth F 19 Flag of Germany Michael Krumm 1-2
21 25px-Brazilflag Luiz Garcia, Jr. 1-2
USAflagsmall Patrick Racing Reynard 01i Toyota F 19 USAflagsmall Townsend Bell 16-17
20 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno All
40 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser All
USAflagsmall Sigma Autosport Lola B1/00 Ford Cosworth F 22 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià All
USAflagsmall Arciero-Blair Racing Lola B2K/00 Phoenix F 25 25px-Brazilflag Max Wilson 1-19
USAflagsmall Alex Barron 20-21
USAflagsmall Team Green Reynard 01i Honda F 26 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy All
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti All
USAflagsmall Forsythe Racing Reynard 01i Ford Cosworth F 32 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier All
33 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani All
77 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta All
USAflagsmall Team Motorola Reynard 01i Honda F 39 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti All
25px-Mexicoflag Fernández Racing Reynard 01i Honda F 51 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández All
52 Flag-of-japansmall Shinji Nakano All
USAflagsmall Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 01i Honda F 55 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan All
66 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 1-16
USAflagsmall Casey Mears 18-21

Races Edit

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date
1 25px-Mexicoflag Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Fundidora Park Monterrey, Mexico March 11
2 USAflagsmall Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 8
3 USAflagsmall Firestone Firehawk 600 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas April 29
4 USAflagsmall Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Presented by Toyota Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania May 6
5 Flag-of-japansmall Firestone Firehawk 500 Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan May 19
6 USAflagsmall Miller Lite 225 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 3
7 USAflagsmall Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit The Raceway on Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan June 17
8 USAflagsmall Freightliner/G.I. Joes 200 Presented by Texaco Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 24
9 USAflagsmall Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio July 1
10 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario July 15
11 USAflagsmall Harrah's 500 Presented by Toyota Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan July 22
12 USAflagsmall Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer Chicago Motor Speedway Cicero, Illinois July 29
13 USAflagsmall Miller Lite 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 12
14 USAflagsmall Motorola 220 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 19
15 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia September 2
16 Flag of Germany The American Memorial EuroSpeedway Lausitz Klettwitz, Germany September 15
17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rockingham 500 Rockingham Motor Speedway Corby, United Kingdom September 22
18 USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston Streets of Houston Houston, Texas October 7
19 USAflagsmall Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California October 14
20 25px-AustraliaFLAG Honda Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia October 28
21 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 Presented by Toyota California Speedway Fontana, California November 4

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Full Series Results Edit

Race Results Edit

Rnd Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 25px-Mexicoflag Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing Report
2 USAflagsmall Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Report
3 USAflagsmall Firestone Firehawk 600 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck Report
4 USAflagsmall Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Presented by Toyota 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 25px-Newzealandflag Scott Dixon PacWest Racing Report
5 Flag-of-japansmall Firestone Firehawk 500 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal Report
6 USAflagsmall Miller Lite 225 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal Report
7 USAflagsmall Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Report
8 USAflagsmall Freightliner/G.I. Joes 200 Presented by Texaco 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis Team Rahal Report
9 USAflagsmall Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar 25px-Brazilflag Maurício Gugelmin 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team Green Report
10 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Toronto 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Team Motorola Report
11 USAflagsmall Harrah's 500 Presented by Toyota 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing Report
12 USAflagsmall Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal Report
13 USAflagsmall Miller Lite 220 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Report
14 USAflagsmall Motorola 220 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing Report
15 25px-Canadaflag Molson Indy Vancouver 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing Report
16 Flag of Germany The American Memorial 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal Report
17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rockingham 500 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran Team Penske Report
18 USAflagsmall Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran Team Penske Report
19 USAflagsmall Honda Grand Prix of Monterey 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis Team Rahal Report
20 25px-AustraliaFLAG Honda Indy 300 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing Report
21 USAflagsmall Marlboro 500 presented by Toyota 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing Report

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Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver MTY 25px-Mexicoflag LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall CHI USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAU Flag of Germany ROC 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom HOU USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts
1 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran 2 3 23 13 7 6 13 4 14* 24 3 2 5 2 8 1* 1* 3* 4 6 199
2 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck 1 5 25 2* 1 1* 9 11 6 20 17 1 20 14 8 1* 2 7 25 5 26 163
3 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti 4 28 6 23 2 4 8 15 1 19 24 26 2 3 4 5 21 14 2 7 147
4 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 8 1* 11 2* 26 1* 17 12 19 8 7* 1* 7* 18 12 4 5 6 20 22 141
5 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta 1* 2 10 25 25 7 10 7 15 4 19 10 6 20 26 3 6 20 1 1 140
6 22px-Flag of Italy Max Papis 12 17 24 6 8 11 1* 18 8 16* 13 24 16 22 2 11 9 1 9 2* 107
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 9 6 8 17 9 2 6 1 24 2 15 16 19 9 25 9 2 19 23 23 105
8 25px-Newzealandflag Scott Dixon 13 19 1 9 3 22 7 20 5 10 4 12 4 13 9 22 18 4 15 17 98
9 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 7 7 16 3 6 Wth 24 16 10 21 8 5 12 4 7 8 12 8 17 5 93
10 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 25 23 25 19 17 8 5 26 21 1 2 3 9 16 3 16 10 26 11 10 91
11 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 21 18 22 22 12 21 12 9 2 6 6 7 8 23* 21 14 19 15 3 3 80
12 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser 6 5 4 5 21 18 16 5 26 23 14 23 21 19 15 7 11 5 6 12 77
13 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno 27 11 12 10 15 3 2 8 11 12 20 6 11 1 23 13 22 22 22* 19 76
14 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy 3 4 3 18 24 14 21 24 6 7 12 4 26 26 10 6 24 18 14 24 73
15 25px-Brazilflag Christian Fittipaldi 20 24 5 4 18 5 3 11 12 18 25 8 18 11 19 24 8 9 8 13 70
16 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira 22 9 7 24 4 19 23 23 13 9 17 13 1 12 11 25 23 7 21 4 68
17 USAflagsmall Memo Gidley 25 2* 17 14 5 11 20 10 14 18 3 2 10 14 65
18 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández 19 16 19 16 5 12 19 21 3 25 10 22 3 21 24 23 14 10 19 18 45
19 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià 14 14 9 14 14 16 9 17 23 11 18 9 10 5 5 10 26 17 25 11 42
20 25px-Mexicoflag Michel Jourdain, Jr. 17 13 13 11 13 25 15 25 16 3 23 17 17 6 17 19 25 23 7 16 30
21 Flag-of-japansmall Toranosuke Takagi 10 20 14 20 20 20 18 14 222 13 11 21 22 7 6 26 4 13 16 15 29
22 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 16 10 21 21 22 15 14 3 18 5 21 25 24 17 27 15 13 12 18 25 28
23 22px-Flag of Italy Alex Zanardi 24 26 20 7 11 24 26 13 4 20 9 19 13 24 203 24
24 25px-Brazilflag Maurício Gugelmin 15 22 12 10 10 20 10 7 15 22 14 23 15 16 20 20 16 24 20 17
25 25px-Brazilflag Max Wilson 28 21 17 23 23 4 19 25 15 25 25 18 21 16 24 12
26 Flag-of-japansmall Shinji Nakano 18 12 15 8 16 13 22 22 9 22 16 18 15 14 22 17 15 21 12 21 11
27 22px-Flag of France Nicolas Minassian 11 8 18 15 19 17 7
28 USAflagsmall Casey Mears 17 11 26 8 7
29 USAflagsmall Alex Barron 13 9 4
30 USAflagsmall Townsend Bell 13 12 1
31 Flag of Germany Michael Krumm 23 15 0
32 25px-Brazilflag Luiz Garcia, Jr. 26 27 0
Pos Driver MTY 25px-Mexicoflag LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall CHI USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAU Flag of Germany ROC 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom HOU USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Pole Position
  • 1 For Leading The Most Laps Of The Race

Notes Edit

  1. - Kenny Bräck also awarded 1 point for his pole position in Fort Worth. The race was cancelled after qualifying due to excessively high speeds.
  2. - Toranosuke Takagi was penalized 2 points for rough driving in Toronto.
  3. - Alex Zanardi's car was impacted from the side by Alex Tagliani's car at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Due to the injuries sustained in the collision the medical team had to amputate both of Zanardi's legs. This was the end of his open-wheel racing career.

Nation's Cup Edit

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country MTY 25px-Mexicoflag LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall CHI USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAU Flag of Germany ROC 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom HOU USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts
1 25px-Brazilflag Brazil 1 1 5 2 4 1 2 4 7 5 3 1 1 1 7 1 1 3 1 1 341
2 USAflagsmall United States 4 5 4 5 2 4 8 2 1 4 5 11 2 3 4 5 3 2 2 7 240
3 25px-Canadaflag Canada 3 4 3 18 12 8 5 9 2 1 2 3 8 16 3 6 10 15 3 3 187
4 22px-Flag of Sweden Sweden 5 25 2 1 1 9 11 6 20 17 1 20 14 8 1 2 7 25 5 26 163
5 22px-Flag of Italy Italy 12 17 20 6 8 11 1 18 4 16 9 19 13 22 2 11 9 1 9 2 118
6 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 9 6 8 17 9 2 6 1 24 2 15 16 19 9 25 9 2 19 23 23 105
7 25px-Newzealand flag New Zealand 13 19 1 9 3 22 7 20 5 10 4 12 4 13 9 22 18 4 15 17 98
8 25px-Mexicoflag Mexico 17 13 9 11 5 12 15 21 3 3 10 17 3 6 17 19 14 10 7 16 75
9 Flag-of-japansmall Japan 10 12 14 8 16 13 18 14 9 13 11 18 15 7 6 17 4 13 12 15 42
10 22px-Flag of Spain Spain 14 14 9 14 14 16 9 17 23 11 18 9 10 5 5 10 26 17 25 11 42
11 22px-Flag of France France 11 8 18 15 19 17 7
12 Flag of Germany Germany 23 15 0
Pos Country MTY 25px-Mexicoflag LBH USAflagsmall NAZ USAflagsmall MOT Flag-of-japansmall MIL USAflagsmall DET USAflagsmall POR USAflagsmall CLE USAflagsmall TOR 25px-Canadaflag MIC USAflagsmall CHI USAflagsmall MDO USAflagsmall ROA USAflagsmall VAN 25px-Canadaflag LAU Flag of Germany ROC 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom HOU USAflagsmall LAG USAflagsmall SUR 25px-AustraliaFLAG FON USAflagsmall Pts

Chassis Constructor's CupEdit

Pos Chassis Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Reynard 378
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lola 335
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's CupEdit

Pos Engine Pts
1 Flag-of-japansmall Honda 342
2 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 309
3 USAflagsmall
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ford-Cosworth
297
4 USAflagsmall Phoenix 0
Pos Engine Pts

ReferencesEdit

from the original on 2009-05-28. http://www.driverdb.com/standings/5-2001/. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 


from the original on 2009-05-28. http://www.champcarstats.com/year/2001.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 


  • CART Postpones Firestone Firehawk 600 Presented by Pioneer Due to Unprecedented Physical Demands on Drivers (Press release). CART / PR Newswire. 2001-04-30. 

from the original on 2009-05-28. http://www.champcar.ws/Results/Standings.asp?Year=2001. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 


See alsoEdit

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