1991 IndyCar season

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1991 IndyCar season
PPG Indy Car World Series
Season
Races 18
Start date March 17
End date October 20
Awards
Drivers' champion United States Michael Andretti
Constructors' Cup United Kingdom Lola
Manufacturers' Cup United States Chevrolet
Nations' Cup United States United States
Rookie of the Year United States Jeff Andretti
Indianapolis 500 winner United States Rick Mears
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1990 1992

The 1991 IndyCar season, the thirteenth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 18 races, beginning in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on March 17 and concluding in Monterey, California on October 20. There was one non-championship event, the Marlboro Challenge. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion was Michael Andretti, the Indianapolis 500 & Marlboro 500 winner was Rick Mears. Rookie of the Year was Jeff Andretti. The 75th Indianapolis 500 was sanctioned by the USAC, but counted in the CART points standings.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed for the 1991 Indy Car World Series.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers
United States Galles-Kraco Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 1 United States Al Unser, Jr.
18 United States Bobby Rahal
United States Newman/Haas Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 2 United States Michael Andretti
6 United States Mario Andretti
United States Marlboro Team Penske Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 3 United States Rick Mears
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
17 Canada Paul Tracy
United States Chip Ganassi Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 8 United States Eddie Cheever
United States Granatelli Racing Team Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 9 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
United States Truesports Truesports Judd Goodyear 11 United States Scott Pruett
United States Patrick Racing Lola Alfa Romeo Goodyear 20 United States Danny Sullivan
40 Colombia Roberto Guerrero
United States Bettenhausen Motorsports Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 16 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.
90 Netherlands Cornelius Euser
United States Walker Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 10 United States Willy T. Ribbs
Judd 15 Canada Scott Goodyear
Italy Euromotorsports Lola Cosworth Goodyear 42 Italy Franco Scapini
Italy Nicola Marozzo
50 United States Mike Groff
Colombia Roberto Guerrero
United States Dale Coyne Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 19 United States Randy Lewis
United States Dale Coyne
Canada Ross Bentley
39 United States Dennis Vitolo
United States Jeff Wood
United States Michael Greenfield
Canada Paul Tracy
90 United States Buddy Lazier
United States P.I.G. Entreprises Lola Judd Goodyear 31 United States Ted Prappas
United States Hall-VDS Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 4 United States John Andretti
United States Bayside Disposal Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 86 United States Jeff Andretti
United States Dick Simon Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 7 Japan Hiro Matsushita
Chevrolet 22 United States Scott Brayton
United States Leader Card Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 21 United States Dean Hall
Belgium Didier Theys
United States Johnny Parsons
United States U.S. Engineering Lola Cosworth Goodyear 44 United States Phil Krueger
United States Arciero Racing Penske Buick Goodyear 12 United States Mark Dismore
Lola United States Pancho Carter
Canada John Jones
Italy Giochi/Preziosi Lola Cosworth Goodyear 33 Italy Guido Daccò
United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 14 United States A. J. Foyt
Mexico Bernard Jourdain
United States Al Unser
United States Hemelgarn Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 71 United States Buddy Lazier
91 United States Stan Fox
Cosworth 92 United States Gordon Johncock
United States Thom Burns Racing Lola Judd Goodyear 66 United States Dominic Dobson
United States Bernstein Racing TrueSports Judd Goodyear 21 Australia Geoff Brabham
Lola 26 United Kingdom Jim Crawford
United States Menard Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 9 United States Kevin Cogan
51 United States Gary Bettenhausen
United States Paragon Racing Lola Cosworth Goodyear 23 Finland Tero Palmroth
United States Mann Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 93 United States John Paul, Jr.

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole position Winning driver Winning team Report
1 17 March Australia Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia United States Michael Andretti United States John Andretti United States Hall-VDS Racing Report
2 14 April United States Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California United States Michael Andretti United States Al Unser, Jr. United States Galles-Kraco Racing Report
3 21 April United States Valvoline 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona United States Rick Mears Netherlands Arie Luyendyk United States Granatelli Racing Team Report
4 26 May United States 75th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana United States Rick Mears United States Rick Mears United States Marlboro Team Penske Report
5 2 June United States Miller Genuine Draft 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin United States Rick Mears United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
6 16 June United States Valvoline Grand Prix of Detroit Streets of Detroit Detroit, Michigan United States Michael Andretti Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United States Marlboro Team Penske Report
7 23 June United States Budweiser/G.I.Joe´s 200 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
8 7 July United States Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
9 14 July United States Marlboro Grand Prix Meadowlands Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey United States Rick Mears United States Bobby Rahal United States Galles-Kraco Racing Report
10 21 July Canada Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario United States Michael Andretti United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 4 August United States Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States Rick Mears United States Rick Mears United States Marlboro Team Penske Report
12 25 August United States Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver Streets of Denver Denver, Colorado United States Michael Andretti United States Al Unser, Jr. United States Galles-Kraco Racing Report
13 1 September Canada Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia United States Michael Andretti United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
14 15 September United States Pioneer Electronics 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio United States Michael Andretti United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
15 22 September United States Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin United States Bobby Rahal United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
16 6 October United States Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania United States Rick Mears Netherlands Arie Luyendyk United States Granatelli Racing Team Report
NC 19 October United States Marlboro Challenge Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California United States Michael Andretti United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
17 20 October United States Toyota Monterey Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California United States Michael Andretti United States Michael Andretti United States Newman/Haas Racing Report
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit
  Non-championship race
  • Indianapolis was USAC-sanctioned but counted towards the CART title.

Full Series Results[edit]

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver SUR Australia LBH United States PHX United States INDY United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States MEA United States TOR Canada MIC United States DEN United States VAN Canada MDO United States ROA United States NAZ United States LAG United States Pts
1 United States Michael Andretti 14 16 4 2* 1* 19 1* 1 16 1* 14* 3 1* 1* 1* 3* 1* 234
2 United States Bobby Rahal 2 2 2 19 4 2 3 3 1* 3 11 20 2 3 4 2 24 200
3 United States Al Unser, Jr. 16* 1* 6 4 19 4 4 4 2 23 3 1* 3 5 2 4 2 197
4 United States Rick Mears 3 4 5 1 15 5 6 17 3 20 1 8 6 6 15 15 5 145
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 19 17 3 11 8 1* 2 2* 7 21 20 2 17 2 6 8 4 140
6 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 9 5 1* 3 17 3 7 5 18 19 2 22 19 9 5 1 8 134
7 United States Mario Andretti 17 19 9 7 3 7 5 6 15 2 4 15 4 7 3 5 3 132
8 United States John Andretti 1 18 11 5 2 6 19 15 4 5 6 7 7 10 19 9 19 105
9 United States Eddie Cheever 15 3 8 31 7 12 9 8 5 17 7 4 12 8 7 6 6 91
10 United States Scott Pruett 5 24 12 12 13 17 8 23 17 4 13 5 5 4 17 18 7 67
11 United States Danny Sullivan 4 11 7 10 5 10 21 9 6 14 18 18 9 17 16 20 9 56
12 United States Scott Brayton 6 8 13 17 6 9 15 7 9 6 9 16 10 13 11 19 27 52
13 Canada Scott Goodyear 23 7 21 27 9 8 10 19 8 7 15 24 8 11 9 21 11 42
14 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 10 12 18 9 12 13 13 13 21 11 5 10 18 18 13 10 16 27
15 United States Jeff Andretti 7 9 10 15 11 16 12 16 23 9 12 12 11 22 18 11 13 26
16 United States Mike Groff 8 23 16 24 18 22 11 10 11 8 DNS 20 8 15 22
17 United States Willy T. Ribbs 32 11 22 10 6 21 10 17 12 17
18 Canada John Jones 21 19 10 8 11 15 21 21 13 21 10
19 United States Ted Prappas 22 6 DNQ 25 17 18 22 16 21 14 12 23 23 9
20 United States Gordon Johncock 6 8
21 Canada Paul Tracy 22 Wth 21 7 25 6
22 United States Buddy Lazier 25 25 33 DNQ 18 11 22 9 24 24 22 6
23 Japan Hiro Matsushita 21 13 14 16 10 14 14 14 12 15 19 14 16 14 12 12 20 6
24 United States Stan Fox 8 5
25 Belgium Didier Theys 10 DNQ DNQ 22 12 20 13 23 23 25 14 4
26 United States Pancho Carter 21 14 10 3
27 Netherlands Cornelius Euser 10 3
28 Italy Franco Scapini 11 2
29 United States Randy Lewis 13 15 19 14 14 12 16 17 15 22 26 1
30 United States Dean Hall 12 DNQ 1
31 United States Jeff Wood 22 DNQ 24 20 13 20 19 14 DNS 17 0
32 United States A. J. Foyt 28 16 23 16 20 13 17 16 0
33 Canada Ross Bentley 13 0
34 United States Dominic Dobson 13 0
35 Italy Guido Daccò 14 20 DNQ 21 18 0
36 United States Dennis Vitolo 24 26 20 14 0
37 Colombia Roberto Guerrero 30 15 18 19 18 0
38 United States Mark Dismore 20 21 15 DNQ 0
39 United States Michael Greenfield DNQ 16 20 0
40 United States Al Unser 17 0
41 Mexico Bernard Jourdain 20 18 0
42 United States Phil Krueger 18 DNQ 0
43 United States Johnny Parsons DNQ 20 0
44 Australia Geoff Brabham 20 0
45 United States Dale Coyne 21 DNQ 23 0
46 United States Gary Bettenhausen 22 0
47 Italy Nicola Marozzo 22 DNS DNQ 0
48 Finland Tero Palmroth 23 0
49 United States John Paul, Jr. 25 0
50 United Kingdom Jim Crawford 26 0
51 United States Kevin Cogan 29 0
Switzerland Jon Beekhuis DNQ 0
Italy Tony de Tommaso DNQ 0
United States Davey Hamilton DNQ 0
Italy Vinicio Salmi DNQ 0
United States Tom Sneva DNQ 0
United States Salt Walther DNQ 0
Pos Driver SUR Australia LBH United States PHX United States INDY United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States MEA United States TOR Canada MIC United States DEN United States VAN Canada MDO United States ROA United States NAZ United States LAG United States Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Pole Position
  • 1 For Leading The Most Laps Of The Race

Nation's Cup[edit]

  • Top result per race counts towards Nation's Cup.
Pos Country Pts
1 United States United States 328
2 Brazil Brazil 136
3 Netherlands Netherlands 133
4 Canada Canada 55
5 Japan Japan 6
6 Belgium Belgium 4
7 Italy Italy 2
8 Colombia Colombia 0
9 Mexico Mexico 0
10 Australia Australia 0
11 Finland Finland 0
12 Scotland Scotland 0
Pos Country Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup[edit]

Pos Chassis Pts
1 United Kingdom Lola T9100/T9000/T8900/T8800 352
2 United States Penske PC-20/PC-19/PC-17 229
3 United States Truesports 91 67
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup[edit]

Pos Engine Pts
1 United States Chevrolet A 374
2 United Kingdom Judd 93
3 United Kingdom Cosworth DFS 57
4 Italy Alfa Romeo 56
5 United States Buick 15
6 United Kingdom Cosworth DFX 0
Pos Engine Pts

References[edit]

See also[edit]