CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey GP race information

DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE From Mariano Escobedo International Airport: Exit airport and take the only exit up onto Miguel Alemán Road towards Monterrey (left). On the second light, turn left and the street will lead you to Constitución Ave.

DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE

From Mariano Escobedo International Airport:

Exit airport and take the only exit up onto Miguel Alemán Road towards Monterrey (left). On the second light, turn left and the street will lead you to Constitución Ave. (watch for signals). Turn right on Constitución Ave., drive for 2.5 miles and take the exit on the right for Fundidora Ave. You will see Fundidora Park on your right. The race course is inside the Park.

<pre> FUNDIDORA PARK MONTERREY

FACT SHEET

Date: March 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2001

Promoters: U.E. "Pat" Patrick, Gerald Forsythe, FEMSA

Sanctioning Body: Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.

Sponsors: Coca-Cola, Firestone, Ford, Gohner, Herdez, LTH Mexicana, Tecate, Telmex, and Unilever

Series Sponsor: Federal Express Corp.

Track: Parque Fundidora

Address: Parque Fundidora Col. Obrera C.P. 64010 Monterrey, N.L.

Tel: (01) 81 26 1000

Fax: (01) 83 44 5339

E-mail: info@monterreygp.com

Internet Address: www.monterreygp.com

Construction Date: November 2000 - March 2001

Track Type: 3.5 kilometers - Permanent/Temporary Road

Course Width: 14 meters

Official Name: Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez

Additional Events: Dayton Indy Lights Championship Copa McCormick Campeonato Mustang Ford Focus ZX3 Celebrity Race

Public Relations: Oscar Rojas - Press Officer (Mexico) Kevin Diamond (United States)

</pre> For the first time in Monterrey's history, hotels are occupied at full capacity.

The Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez will generate more than 35 million dollars (USD).

More than 3,500 jobs were created directly or indirectly for the Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez.

Monterrey will be promoted to more than 197 countries around the world with more than 4 hours of continuous daily broadcasting.

Monterrey was selected from 16 different countries around the globe to host this event.

The Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez will benefit more than 120 companies.

The Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix presented by Herdez is a first class showcase for the speed and color of the FedEx CART Championship Series; there's no doubt that this will be the most important annual sport event in Mexico

The Fundidora Park of Monterrey is located inside the facilities of the formerly first steel mill of Latin America. Fundidora opened on May 5th, 1900 and closed 83 years later .

More than 30,000 square meters of soil were covered with grass, and 13,900 trees were planted at the Park.

An artificial lake of 2.5 hectares was created inside Fundidora Park.

The track features daunting straights on which cars will reach more than 300 kph, 12 high and low speed turns, several passing and runoff areas, elevation changes and the widest surface of all tracks on the CART schedule.

START OF MONTERREY GRAND PRIX (Race Number 1 of the 2001 FedEx Championship Series) TBD Laps

<pre> ZONA NORTE NAVE LEWIS

Son de Veracruz Marimba

Camperos de Allende Folk Music

Mariachi Oro de México Mariachi

Arriba el Norte Regional Music

Pauta Libre Flamenco Nouveau

Sabor Latino Salsa

Celebration POP Music

Raizon Sabor Salsa Light

Luna Negra Latin Folk Music

ZONA EXPLANADA PRINCIPAL

Pauta Libre Flamenco Nouveau

Sabor Latino Salsa

Celebration POP Music

Raizon Sabor Salsa Light

Luna Negra Latin Folk Music

Son de Veracruz Marimba

Camperos de Allende Folk Music

Mariachi Oro de México Mariachi

Arriba el Norte Regional Music

ZONA JARDIN SOPLADORES

Camperos de Allende Folk Music

Mariachi Viajero Mariachi

Son de Veracruz Marimba

Guitar player Latin new bohemian-style balad

Trío Romántico Trío

*All activities subject to changes.

ZONA PLAZA DEL LAGO

Voladores de papantla Prehispanic folk dance/show

Kuorum POP Music

Fiesta in México Regional Dancing

México Mágico Musical Show

ZONA CART PADDOCK

Mariachi oro de México Marichi

Arriba el Norte Regional Music

Trío Romántico Trío

Guitar player Latin new bohemian-style balad

AUTOGRAPHS SESSIONS

CART Autograph session Friday 9 CART PADDOCK

INDY LIGHTS Autograph session Saturday 10 INDY LIGHTS PADDOCK

30 minutes sessions

*All activities subject to changes.

</pre> Q. When will there be access to the Pits?

A. Access to the pits will be possible 30 minutes before the first test lap (which will be at 9:00 a.m. on March 8, Thursday) to anybody with a pit pass. If somebody has a hot pit pass, he or she will have access to the pit area anytime before and during the events.

Q. Where will the Track Credentials office location be located?

A. The CART office will be at the Sheraton Ambassador Hotel.

Q. How will the suites be accessed?

A. They are located right behind the grandstands on the start/finish lane. They are about 8 meters high, and there will be 2 stairs to get there, one on each side. Access to suites will be controlled from downstairs.

Q. Is there a door for entrance into the suite?

A. Well, there will not be walls dividing each suite, just a little fence. It will be more like a great hall with view to the track. Each suite includes: 5 VIP parking passes, 5 pit access credentials, 120 admission tickets (30 per day), garage and paddocks access passes, full time personnel and the fully carpeted suite with closed circuit transmission.

Q. Are there seats in front of the suite, so that guests may watch the race while seated?

A. The suites will have an open view to the race and will allow you to watch the race while seated. The suite will not have walls, do that guests may comfortably view the race.

Q. Will there be security to check suite passes?

A. The only security to the suites will be prior to reaching the area. There will be 2 full time assistants for each suite. If by chance, an uninvited individual enters your suite, the personnel assigned to you may call security to solve the conflict. We must emphasize that there little chance that this would occur.

-TecateTelmexMexGP

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Series Automotive , IndyCar
Drivers Gerald Forsythe
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