2007 Las Vegas Grand Prix


2007 Las Vegas Grand Prix

CCWS race report infobox
Country = United States
Grand Prix = Las Vegas Grand Prix


Caption =
Date = April 8
Year = 2007
Official name = XI Vegas Grand Prix
Race_No = 1
Season_No = 14
Location = Vegas Grand Prix
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Course = Temporary street circuit
Course_mi = 2.440
Course_km = 3.927
Distance_laps = 68
Distance_mi = 165.920
Distance_km = 267.036
Weather = Sunny
Pole_Driver = Will Power
Pole_Team = Team Australia
Pole_Time = 1:17.629
Pole_Country = Australia
Fast_Driver = Will Power
Fast_Team = Team Australia
Fast_Time = 1:19.934
Fast_L

Fast_Country = Australia
First_Driver = Will Power
First_Team = Team Australia
First_Country = Australia
Second_Driver = Robert Doornbos
Second_Team = Minardi Team USA
Second_Country= Netherlands
Third_Driver = Paul Tracy
Third_Team = Forsythe Racing
Third_Country = Canada

The 2007 Las Vegas Grand Prix was the first round of the 2007 Champ Car World Series Season, held on April 8 on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Qualifying results

Notes

** New Race Lap Record: Will Power: 1:19.934
** New Race Record: Will Power: 1:45:13.637 (68 Laps)
*This was not only Will Power's first victory, but also the first victory for an Australian in Champ Car.
*The win was also the first for Team Australia owner Derrick Walker since 1999.

Attendance

Attendance at the inaugural 2007 event was estimated to be 40,000 fans on race day. This surpassed the amount of seats available on the course's temporary grandstands facilitating an expansion for the 2008 season. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/columns/story?seriesId=5&columnist=oreovicz_john&id=2830743 ESPN - Vegas gamble pays off for Champ Car World Series - Open-Wheel ] ] [ [http://www.lvrj.com/news/6932237.html ReviewJournal.com - News - GRAND PRIX'S TWIN SPIN ] ]

Future of the Race

This was the only race for Champ Car in Las Vegas, with the 2008 race removed from the calendar, before Champ Car's merge with the Indy Racing League.

There are no plans for a race in the near future.

References

External links

* [http://www.champcarworldseries.com/Results/ResultsIndex.asp?ID=591 Full Weekend Times & Results]

Champ Car World Series race report
Name_of_race = Champ Car in Las Vegas
Year_of_race = 2007
Previous_race_in_season = 2006 Gran Premio de México
Previous Season
Next_race_in_season = 2007 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Previous_year's_race = 2005 Hurricane Relief 400
(Las Vegas Motor Speedway)
Next_year's_race = 2008 Las Vegas Grand Prix


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