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The 1995 Indycar Australia was the second round of the 1995 CART World Series season, held on 19 March 1995 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.

Australia 1995 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 2 of 17 in the 1995 IndyCar season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Map of the track
Date19 March, 1995
Official name1995 Gold Coast Indy
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)
Time1:36.770
Fastest lap
DriverMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
Time1:37.564 (on lap 40 of 65)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Newman-Haas Racing)
SecondBobby Rahal (Rahal/Hogan Racing)
ThirdScott Pruett (Patrick Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Car Time
1   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T95/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:36.770
2   Jacques Villeneuve Team Green Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:36.908
3   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske Penske PC24-95 Mercedes-Benz 1:36.975
4   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Penske PC24-95 Mercedes-Benz 1:37.097
5   Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.135
6   Gil de Ferran Jim Hall Racing Reynard 95I Mercedes-Benz 1:37.343
7   Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Motorsports Penske PC23-94 Mercedes-Benz 1:37.642
8   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.653
9   Paul Tracy Newman-Haas Racing Lola T95/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.700
10   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.802
11   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing Lola T95/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.057
12   Adrián Fernández Galles Racing Lola T95/00 Mercedes-Benz 1:38.059
13   Bobby Rahal Rahal/Hogan Racing Lola T95/00 Mercedes-Benz 1:38.113
14   Christian Fittipaldi Walker Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.180
15   Robby Gordon Walker Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.275
16   Éric Bachelart Dale Coyne Racing Lola T94/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.532
17   Eddie Cheever A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola T95/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.539
18   Bryan Herta Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.604
19   Danny Sullivan PacWest Racing Reynard 95I Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.738
20   Alessandro Zampedri Dale Coyne Racing Lola T94/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.738
21   Raul Boesel Rahal/Hogan Racing Lola T95/00 Mercedes-Benz 1:39.313
22   André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports Reynard 95I Honda 1:39.352
23   Eliseo Salazar Dick Simon Racing Lola T95/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:39.881
24   Buddy Lazier Project Indy Lola T93/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:40.250
25   Dean Hall Dick Simon Racing Lola T95/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:41.586
26   Hiro Matsushita Arciero Racing Reynard 94I Ford XB Cosworth 1:42.253

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Paul Tracy Newman-Haas Racing 65 1:58:26.054 9 20
2 9   Bobby Rahal Rahal/Hogan Racing 65 +7.0 secs 13 16
3 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 65 +7.7 secs 11 14
4 18   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 65 +13.5 secs 10 12
5 17   Danny Sullivan PacWest Racing 65 +19.1 secs 19 10
6 1   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 65 +35.3 secs 3 8
7 14   Eddie Cheever A. J. Foyt Enterprises 65 +36.3 secs 17 6
8 11   Raul Boesel Rahal/Hogan Racing 65 +44.5 secs 21 5
9 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 64 + 1 lap 1 6
10 7   Eliseo Salazar Dick Simon Racing 64 + 1 lap 23 3
11 25   Hiro Matsushita Arciero Racing 62 + 3 laps 26 2
12 99   Dean Hall Dick Simon Racing 61 + 4 laps 25 1
13 33   Teo Fabi Forsythe Racing 60 + 5 laps 5
14 5   Robby Gordon Walker Racing 59 Electrical 15
15 4   Bryan Herta Chip Ganassi Racing 58 Contact 18
16 8   Gil de Ferran Jim Hall Racing 54 Contact 6
17 16   Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Motorsports 53 Transmission 7
18 2   Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske 52 Electrical 4
19 34   Alessandro Zampedri Dale Coyne Racing 51 + 14 laps 20
20 27   Jacques Villeneuve Team Green 38 Transmission 2
21 64   Buddy Lazier Project Indy 32 Transmission 24
22 19   Éric Bachelart Dale Coyne Racing 31 Transmission 16
23 31   André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports 23 Transmission 22
24 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 19 Transmission 8
25 15   Christian Fittipaldi Walker Racing 11 Transmission 14
26 10   Adrián Fernández Galles Racing 3 Contact 12

NotesEdit

  • Average Speed 92.335 mph
  • Michael Andretti was being chased by Bobby Rahal for second behind teammate Paul Tracy on the final lap. He caught a bit too much curb in the backstretch chicanes, inducing oversteer, and clipped the barrier.
  • Tracy's victory was the fifth in a row for Canadian drivers. Tracy won the final two races of 1994, and Jacques Villeneuve won the race before those two and the 1995 season opener. The next time five or more successive races were won by drivers of the same nationality would be in 1996.

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