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1998 Rio 400K


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CART race number 5 of 19
Sunday, May 10, 1998 at Autodromo Nelson Piquet, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
133 laps on a 1.864 mile paved track (247.9 miles)

Time of race: 1:52:14
Average Speed: 132.531 mph
Pole Speed: 172.039 mph
Cautions: 4 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: .427 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1998 CART results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 799   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes133100,000running520
2 21   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda13360,000running11717
31240   Adrian Fernandez Tecate / Quaker State / Labatt's   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford13350,000running014
4 68   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford13335,000running012
5 86   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford13330,000running010
61312   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda13325,000running08
72810   Richie Hearn Budweiser / Ralph's   (Della Penna Motorsports)Swift / Ford13322,500running46
8107   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford13320,000running05
92117   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes13217,500running04
10229   J.J. Lehto Hogan Motor Leasing   (Hogan Racing)Reynard / Mercedes13216,500running03
111818   Mark Blundell Motorola / PacWest   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes13215,250running02
122436   Alex Barron Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota13114,250running01
132398   P.J. Jones Castrol / Degree / Toyota   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota13013,250running0 
141977   Arnd Meier BAAN Business Software   (Davis Racing)Lola / Ford13012,500running0 
152624   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota12912,000running0 
16272   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes11811,750engine0 
171733   Patrick Carpentier Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes10611,500handling0 
181520   Scott Pruett Visteon   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford9811,250transmission0 
19 127   Dario Franchitti Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda9021,000electrical71
201434   Gualter Salles Payton-Coyne Racing   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford8910,750crash0 
21 511   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford78 fuel system0 
22163   Andre Ribeiro Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes76 transmission0 
231116   Helio Castroneves Alumax Aluminum   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes54 engine0 
242519   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford53 crash0 
25 926   Paul Tracy Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda39 crash0 
26 45   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda39 crash0 
27 321   Tony Kanaan LCI   (Steve Horne)Reynard / Honda28 engine0 
282025   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Honda17 engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alex Zanardi17777
  Richie Hearn78814
  Dario Franchitti82887
  Alex Zanardi8912840
  Greg Moore1291335

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Greg Moore 71    
2   Alex Zanardi 67   -4  
3   Adrian Fernandez 55   -16  
4   Jimmy Vasser 39   -32  
5   Bryan Herta 37   -34  
6   Gil de Ferran 33   -38  
7   Michael Andretti 32   -39  
8   Dario Franchitti 26   -45  
9   Tony Kanaan 22   -49  
10   Paul Tracy 20   -51  
11   Al Unser, Jr. 16   -55  
12   Christian Fittipaldi 14   -57  
13   Bobby Rahal 13   -58  
14   Mark Blundell 12   -59  
15   Scott Pruett 11   -60  
16   Mauricio Gugelmin 10   -61  
17   Richie Hearn 9   -62  
18   Robby Gordon 6   -65  
19   Helio Castroneves 6   -65  
20   Andre Ribeiro 4   -67