Grand Prix
Season 2
Number 7
Writer Michael Ostrowski,
Steven Maeda
Director David Grossman
Original Airdate November 10, 2003
Previous Episode: Hurricane Anthony
Next Episode: Big Brother

Grand Prix is the seventh episode in Season Two of CSI: Miami.


A member of a Champ Car pit crew is engulfed in invisible flames and dies during a qualifying race at the Grand Prix Americas despite wearing a fire-retardant suit.


Chris Petrie saw his team chief Ron Elner damaging one of his own team's cars. To hide his sabotage Elner bathed the man's gloves with potassium chlorate and the team's fuel hose with sulfuric acid to cause a thermic reaction and kill Petrie. Horatio then confronts the team owner, Hayley Wilson, as the one who ordered the sabotage in order to renege on her current contract and sign a new one with millionaire Charles Jeunet. Because the murder was entirely on Elner's hands, Horatio can't arrest Wilson, however he does tell the truth to Jeunet who double-crosses Wilson by rescinding the contract and buying out her team.


Main Cast[]

 Guest Cast[]

  • Sofia Milos as Yelina Salas
  • Jason Lewis as Jimmy Hutton
  • Wings Hauser as Ron Elner
  • Scott Hampton as Ernest Mansfield
  • James Morrison as Charles Jeunet
  • Lauren Holly as Hayley Wilson
  • Michael John Galvin as Paolo Dos Santos
  • Ethan Smith as Dr. John Leary
  • Bennett Dunn as Chris Petrie
  • Alfred Adderly as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Jason Bartley as VIP Guest (uncredited)
  • Craig Chamberlin as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Anik Dufour as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Adam C. Edwards as Pit Crew Member (uncredited)
  • Bruce Flanders as Announcer (uncredited)
  • Jacqueline Journey as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Mario Xavier as Party Guest (uncredited)


  • Lauren Holly (Hayley Wilson) is known for playing Jennifer Shepard on NCIS.

See Also[]

CSI:Miami Season 2
Blood BrothersDead ZoneHard TimeDeath GripThe Best DefenseHurricane AnthonyGrand PrixBig BrotherBaitExtremeComplicationsWitness to MurderBlood MoonSlow BurnStalkerazziInvasionMoney for NothingWannabeDeadlineThe OathNot LandingRap SheetMIA/NYC NonStopInnocent