USGP fast facts, schedule

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX FAST FACTS, SCHEDULE What: United States Grand Prix Formula One race Ninth of 19 races on 2005 FIA World Championship schedule When: June 16-19, 2005 Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Facility was ...

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX FAST FACTS, SCHEDULE

What:
United States Grand Prix Formula One race
Ninth of 19 races on 2005 FIA World Championship schedule

When:
June 16-19, 2005

Where:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

Facility was constructed in 1909, with a 2.5-mile oval circuit. The Indianapolis 500 has taken place annually on the oval track since 1911, except during America's involvement in world wars in 1917-18 and 1942-45. A multimillion-dollar construction project started in December 1998 and completed in September 2000 included a 2.605-mile road circuit, a new Pagoda control tower, Formula One garages and a four-story Media Center.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. The Speedway plays host to three of the largest-attended sporting events in the world: The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the United States Grand Prix, which set a modern-day attendance record for the Formula One series in 2000.

Distance:
73 laps, 190.1504 miles (306.016 km) or a maximum of two hours

Circuit:
Total track length: 2.605 miles (4.192 kilometers)
Main straight length: 3,037 feet (926 meters)
Back straight length: 1,755 feet (535 meters)
Total turns: 13 (Left turns -- 4; Right turns -- 9)
Average track width: 46 feet (14 meters)

Race record: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 7.934 seconds, 125.191 mph (201.476 km/h), Rubens Barrichello, Sept. 29, 2002
Race record lap: 1 minute, 10.399 seconds, 133.207 mph (214.366 km/h), Rubens Barrichello, June 20, 2004
Qualifying record lap: 1 minute, 10.223 seconds, 133.534 mph (214.903 km/h), Rubens Barrichello, June 19, 2004

The road circuit incorporates portions of the famed 2.5-mile oval. Formula One competitors drive on the short chute between Turns 1 and 2 of the oval, through Turn 1 of the oval and then down the front straightaway of the oval before entering the infield portion of the circuit just before Turn 4 of the oval. Formula One drivers drive clockwise on the course.

Last Year:
Michael Schumacher won the United States Grand Prix by 2.9 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro teammate Rubens Barrichello to become the first three-time winner of this event since it came to Indianapolis in 2000. Takuma Sato of Lucky Strike BAR Honda earned his first career podium position by finishing third, 22 seconds behind Schumacher.

Speedway Principals:
Mari Hulman George, chairman; Anton H. (Tony) George, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer; Joie Chitwood, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and chief operating officer

Support Series:
Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series', Porsche Michelin Supercup, Formula BMW USA

Tickets:
Tickets for the United States Grand Prix can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, or by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office.

About Indianapolis:
City population (Marion County): 860,454 (12th largest in the United States)
City area (Marion County): 396 square miles
Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) population: 1,525,104
Indianapolis MSA: 3,532 square miles
Mayor: Bart Peterson
Average June high temperature: 83 degrees Fahrenheit (28 Celsius)
Average June low temperature: 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 Celsius)
Average June precipitation: 3 inches (8.9 centimeters)
Airport: Served by 19 airlines, with 173 daily departures, including 37 non-stop flights

2005 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE
(All times local; subject to change)

THURSDAY, June 16

8 a.m.-noon
Pit Walkabout

FRIDAY, June 17

Time
Series
Session

9-9:45 a.m.
Menards Infiniti Pro Series
First practice

10:05-10:25 a.m.
Formula BMW USA
First practice

11 a.m.-noon
Formula One
First practice

12:30-1:15 p.m.
Menards Infiniti Pro Series
Qualifying

2-3 p.m.
Formula One
Second practice

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Porsche Michelin Supercup
Practice

4:45-5:25 p.m.
Formula BMW USA
First qualifying

5:45-6:25 p.m.
Porsche Michelin Supercup
First qualifying

SATURDAY, June 18

Time
Series
Session

9-9:45 a.m.
Formula One
Third practice

10:15-11 a.m.
Formula One
Fourth practice

11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Porsche Michelin Supercup
Second qualifying

1-2 p.m.
Formula One
Qualifying

2:30-3 p.m.
Formula BMW USA
First race (14 laps)

3:25-4 p.m.
Porsche Michelin Supercup
First race (16 laps)

4:45-5:45 p.m.
Menards Infiniti Pro Series
Liberty Challenge race (25 laps)

SUNDAY, June 19

Time
Series
Session

9:30-10 a.m.
Formula BMW USA
Second race (14 laps)

10:25-11 a.m.
Porsche Michelin Supercup
Second race (16 laps)

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Formula One
Grid presentation

1 p.m.
Formula One
United States Grand Prix (73 laps)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Takuma Sato , Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello
Teams Ferrari