Fans urged to prepare for Indy 2004

FANS SHOULD BUY, RENEW 2004 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX TICKETS NOW New summer date, popular pit walkabout, infield seats are highlights of next year's event United States Grand Prix and Formula One fans are encouraged to send their ticket...

FANS SHOULD BUY, RENEW 2004 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX TICKETS NOW
New summer date, popular pit walkabout, infield seats are highlights of next year's event

United States Grand Prix and Formula One fans are encouraged to send their ticket renewals, upgrades and orders for the 2004 race, scheduled for Sunday, June 20, to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as soon as possible.

To purchase tickets, camping or parking, contact the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY, (317) 492-6700 or log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

The fifth United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis is moving to a June date after taking place in late September for the last four years.

Also confirmed for the 2004 race is the return of the popular pit walkabout. Race Day ticket holders for the 2004 United States Grand Prix can get an up-close, free look at the Formula One pits during the walkabout, which debuted at this event Sept. 25 to overwhelming popularity.

The date and time of the walkabout will be announced in the future.

Another new feature for the 2004 race will be new seating in two locations in the infield of the 2.605-mile road course.

The new reserved Terrace seating, outside Turn 6 and between Turns 10 and 11, will provide one of the closest views among all F1 venues worldwide of Formula One's high-performance cars and skilled drivers. The front of the Turn 6 Terrace will be approximately 50 yards from the edge of the track, and the Turn 10 Terrace will be closer.

Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher won the United States Grand Prix on Sept. 28 in the most competitive of the four F1 events at the Speedway since 2000. Schumacher was one of six leaders in the exciting event, which took place in mixed weather conditions that forced constant changes of strategy.

Schumacher moved within one point of his record sixth World Championship with his victory. He is expected to return for his 14th F1 season in 2004, taking on younger archrivals that include 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya of Williams-BMW, Kimi Raikkonen of McLaren-Mercedes and Fernando Alonso of Renault.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren , Williams