2003 CART World Series season
- 2003 CART World Series season
The 2003 CART World Series Season was the twenty-fifth and final season for the CART World Series. It began on February 23, 2003 and was due to end November 9 after 19 races, but ended after 18. The final round at Fontana was cancelled due to CART's impending bankruptcy and the brush fires that were then raging in Southern California.
Drivers and teams
With the departure of Honda and Toyota to the Indy Racing League for the 2003 season, Cosworth became the exclusive engine supplier for the CART series. Their 2.65L XFE turbo V8 powerplant continued to be badged by Ford. Bridgestone continued on as exclusive tire supplier for the series. A marketing agreement between CART and the two suppliers rebranded the series as Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.
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The following teams and drivers competed in the 2003 CART World Series.
Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
* Alex Tagliani started on pole at Milwaukee but was not awarded the bonus point for it when the qualification session was rained out. The grid was set by practice times. This result is not counted in Tagliani's season total in this table.
* [http://www.champcarworldseries.com/Results/Standings.asp?Year=2003 2003 official standings]
* 2003 in Toyota Atlantic
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