1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix

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Australia   1991 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 1 of 17 in the 1991 IndyCar season
Map of the track
Map of the track
Date 17 March, 1991
Official name 1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix
Location Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
Course Temporary Street Circuit
2.794 mi / 4.496 km
Distance 65 laps, 181.610 mi / 292.240 km
Pole position
Driver United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Time 1:40.047
Podium
First United States John Andretti Racing Team VDS
Second United States Bobby Rahal Galles-Kraco Racing
Third United States Rick Mears Marlboro Team Penske

The 1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix was the opening round of the 1991 IndyCar season, 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.

Qualifying results[edit]

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

Race[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  • Average Speed 81.953 mph

External links[edit]

Previous race:
Indy Car Indycar World Series
1991 season
Next race:
1991 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Previous race:
inaugural
1991 Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix Next race:
1992 Daikyo IndyCar Grand Prix

Coordinates: 27°59′17.9″S 153°25′42.1″E / 27.988306°S 153.428361°E / -27.988306; 153.428361