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1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix

The 1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix was the opening round of the 1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series, held on 17 March 1991 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Queensland, Australia. This was the first ever race for the North American–based Champ Car World Series held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Australia 1991 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 1 of 17 in the 1991 IndyCar season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Map of the track
Date17 March, 1991
Official name1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix
LocationSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
2.794 mi / 4.496 km
Distance65 laps
181.610 mi / 292.240 km
Pole position
DriverMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
Time1:40.047
Podium
FirstJohn Andretti (Racing Team VDS)
SecondBobby Rahal (Galles-Kraco Racing)
ThirdRick Mears (Marlboro Team Penske)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No Nat Name Team Car Time
1 2   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.047
2 8   Eddie Cheever Chip Ganassi Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.090
3 1   Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.149
4 18   Bobby Rahal Galles-Kraco Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.330
5 6   Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.566
6 5   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Penske PC-20-91 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.774
7 3   Rick Mears Team Penske Penske PC-20-91 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.998
8 9   Arie Luyendyk Granatelli Racing Team Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:42.125
9 4   John Andretti Racing Team VDS Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:42.353
10 20   Danny Sullivan Patrick Racing Lola T91/00 Alfa Romeo 1:42.392
11 11   Scott Pruett Truesports Truesports 91C Judd 1:43.229
12 16   Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing Penske PC19-90 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:43.700
13 15   Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport Lola T91/00 Judd 1:44.006
14 22   Scott Brayton Dick Simon Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:44.188
15 31   Ted Prappas P.I.G. Enterprises Lola T89/00 Judd 1:45.377
16 86   Jeff Andretti Bayside Disposal Racing Lola T91/00 Cosworth DFS 1:45.396
17 50   Mike Groff Euromotorsport Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS 1:45.506
18 42   Franco Scapini Euromotorsport Lola T91/00 Cosworth DFS 1:45.839
19 7   Hiro Matsushita Dick Simon Racing Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS 1:46.086
20 19   Randy Lewis Dale Coyne Racing Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS 1:47.686
21 39   Dennis Vitolo Dale Coyne Racing Lola T89/00 Cosworth DFS 1:48.103
22 21   Dean Hall Leader Cards Racing Lola T90/00 Cosworth DFS 1:48.410
23 12   Mark Dismore Arciero Racing Penske PC17-88 Buick 1:48.518
24 90   Buddy Lazier Dale Coyne Racing Lola T88/00 Cosworth DFX 1:49.930
25 44   Phil Krueger U. S. Engineering Lola T89/00 Cosworth DFS 1:52.902

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   John Andretti Racing Team VDS 65 2:12:54.820 9 20
2 18   Bobby Rahal Galles-Kraco Racing 65 +12.7 secs 4 16
3 3   Rick Mears Team Penske 65 7 14
4 20   Danny Sullivan Patrick Racing 65 10 12
5 11   Scott Pruett Truesports 65 11 10
6 22   Scott Brayton Dick Simon Racing 65 14 8
7 86   Jeff Andretti Bayside Disposal Racing 65 16 6
8 50   Mike Groff Euromotorsport 64 + 1 lap 17 5
9 9   Arie Luyendyk Granatelli Racing Team 64 + 1 lap 8 4
10 16   Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing 62 + 3 laps 12 3
11 42   Franco Scapini Euromotorsport 59 + 6 laps 18 2
12 21   Dean Hall Leader Cards Racing 58 Contact 22 1
13 19   Randy Lewis Dale Coyne Racing 58 Contact 20
14 2   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 57 Brakes 1 1
15 8   Eddie Cheever Chip Ganassi Racing 42 Contact 2
16 1   Al Unser, Jr. Galles-Kraco Racing 41 Contact 3 1
17 6   Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 41 Contact 5
18 44   Phil Krueger U. S. Engineering 32 Overheated 5
19 5   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske 27 Driveshaft 6
20 12   Mark Dismore Arciero Racing 22 Engine 23
21 7   Hiro Matsushita Dick Simon Racing 13 Contact 19
22 31   Ted Prappas P.I.G. Enterprises 8 Engine 15
23 15   Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport 5 Engine 13
24 39   Dennis Vitolo Dale Coyne Racing 5 Engine 13
25 90   Buddy Lazier Dale Coyne Racing 1 Suspension 24

NotesEdit

  • Average Speed 81.953 mph

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