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Formula 1September 30, Race Results
Formula One Championship Round 16 United States Grand Prix (Indianapolis)

* On October 26, the FIA ruling was reversed, and Trulli was awarded 4th place

Trulli Finishes 4th, But FIA Judges Rule Violation
FIA Ruling Wins Jean Alesi 6th


In the championship race of the US Grand Prix, Jarno Trulli of Benson & Hedges Jordan Honda took the checkered flag in 4th. Until this point, Jarno has shown outstanding speed in the qualifiers, while being plagued by mechanical difficulties in the races. This time around, however, Trulli had a trouble-free race, crossing the finish line 4th. But at the vehicle inspection, the FIA ruled that Jarno's vehicle was in violation of the rules, and Jarno was eliminated from the race results. The Jordan Honda team immediately appealed the ruling. The ruling placed teammate Jean Alesi in 6th. Olivier Panis of Lucky Strike BAR Honda took 10th. Jacques Villeneuve retired during the 46th lap.
The race was won by McLaren's Mika Hakkinen, his second win of the season following his success in the British Grand Prix.


Formula One Championship Round 16 United States
Grand Prix (Indianapolis)


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1 M.HAKKINEN (McLaren Mercedes)
2 M.SCHUMACHER (Ferrari)
3 D.COULTHARD (McLaren Mercedes)
4 J.TRULLI (Jordan Honda)
5 E.IRVINE (Jaguar)
6 N.HEIDFELD (Sauber Petronas)
7 J.ALESI (Jordan Honda)
11 O.PANIS (B·A·R Honda)
16 J.VILLENEUVE (B·A·R Honda)
* After the race, FIA ruled that Jarno Trulli's vehicle was in violation of race rules, but the Jordan Honda team appealed the ruling immediately. As a result, the ruling was overturned October 26, and Trulli was awarded 4th place.
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