1993 Australian FAI IndyCar Grand Prix

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Australia   1993 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 1 of 16 in the 1993 IndyCar season
Map of the track
Map of the track
Date 21 March, 1993
Official name 1993 Australian FAI 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 Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman-Haas Racing
Time 1:38.555
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman-Haas Racing
Time 1:39.67 (on lap of 65)
Podium
First United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman-Haas Racing
Second Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske
Third United States Robby Gordon Copenhagen Racing

The 1993 Australian FAI IndyCar Grand Prix was the opening round of the 1993 CART World Series season, held on 21 March 1993 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Australia. The race was won by series débutant Nigel Mansell, the reigning Formula One World Champion from 1992. Mansell also became the first person to win their first IndyCar race since Graham Hill had won the 1966 Indianapolis 500.

Due to the appearance of reigning World Drivers' Champion Nigel Mansell in the CART World Series, over 800 press passes were given out by the race organisers. This was second only in number for the series to the amount of press at the Indianapolis 500.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Car Time
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman-Haas Racing Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.555
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske Penske PC-22-93 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:38.882
3 Canada Paul Tracy Marlboro Team Penske Penske PC-22-93 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:39.171
4 United States Robby Gordon Walker Racing Lola T92/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:39.435
5 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Chip Ganassi Racing Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:39.635
6 United States Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:39.739
7 Canada Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:40.127
8 Brazil Raul Boesel Dick Simon Racing Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:40.488
9 United States Jimmy Vasser Hayhoe Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:40.645
10 United States Scott Brayton Dick Simon Racing Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:40.980
11 United States Mark Smith Arciero Racing Penske PC21-92 Chevrolet-Ilmor B 1:40.992
12 Italy Teo Fabi Racing Team VDS Lola T93/07 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:41.066
13 United States Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing R/H-001 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:41.096
14 United States Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Lola T93/07 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:41.180
15 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Budweiser King Racing Lola T93/07 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:41.481
16 United States Eddie Cheever Turley Motorsports Penske PC21-92 Chevrolet-Ilmor B 1:41.848
17 United States Robbie Buhl Dale Coyne Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:43.311
18 Sweden Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Motorsports Penske PC-22-93 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:43.908
19 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Euromotorsport Lola T92/00 Cosworth DFS 1:43.985
20 Australia Gary Brabham Split Cycle Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:44.351
21 United States Danny Sullivan Galles Racing Lola T93/07 Chevrolet-Ilmor C 1:44.958
22 Canada Ross Bentley Dale Coyne Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:45.213
23 Italy Andrea Montermini Dale Coyne Racing Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:46.224
24 Japan Hiro Matsushita Walker Motorsport Lola T93/06 Ford XB Cosworth 1:46.342
25 United States Buddy Lazier Leader Cards Racing Lola T91/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:46.970
26 Brazil Marco Greco International Sport Lola T92/00 Chevrolet-Ilmor A 1:48.068

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman-Haas Racing 65 1:52:02.886 1 21
2 4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro Team Penske 65 +5.1 secs 2 17
3 14 United States Robby Gordon Walker Racing 65 +10.7 secs 4 14
4 6 United States Mario Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 65 +25.4 secs 6 12
5 10 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Chip Ganassi Racing 65 +25.4 secs 5 10
6 1 United States Bobby Rahal Rahal-Hogan Racing 64 + 1 lap 13 8
7 69 United States Eddie Cheever Turley Motorsports 64 + 1 lap 13 6
8 9 Brazil Raul Boesel Dick Simon Racing 64 + 1 lap 8 5
9 8 Italy Teo Fabi Racing Team VDS 64 + 1 lap 12 4
10 2 Canada Scott Goodyear Walker Motorsport 63 + 2 laps 7 3
11 15 Japan Hiro Matsushita Walker Motorsport 63 + 2 laps 24 2
12 16 Sweden Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Racing 63 + 2 laps 18 1
13 18 United States Danny Sullivan Galles Racing 62 + 3 laps 21
14 90 Australia Gary Brabham Split Cycle Racing 62 + 3 laps 20
15 3 United States Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing 62 + 3 laps 14
16 22 United States Scott Brayton Dick Simon Racing 61 + 4 laps 14
17 39 Canada Ross Bentley Dale Coyne Racing 56 + 9 laps 22
18 25 United States Mark Smith Arciero Racing 50 + 15 laps 11
19 40 Colombia Roberto Guerrero Budweiser King Racing 49 Transmission 15
20 20 United States Buddy Lazier Leader Cards Racing 35 Suspension 25
21 12 Canada Paul Tracy Marlboro Team Penske 30 Electrical 3
22 25 Brazil Marco Greco International Sport 18 Contact 26
23 19 United States Robbie Buhl Dale Coyne Racing 15 Transmission 17
24 18 United States Jimmy Vasser Hayhoe Racing 12 Contact 9
25 50 Italy Andrea Montermini Dale Coyne Racing 9 Fuel pressure 23
26 42 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Euromotorsport 2 Electrical 19

Notes[edit]

  • Average Speed 97.284 mph

External links[edit]


Previous race:
Indy Car Indycar World Series
1993 season
Next race:
1993 Valvoline 200
Previous race:
1992 Daikyo IndyCar Grand Prix
1993 Australian FAI IndyCar Grand Prix Next race:
1994 Australian FAI Indycar Grand Prix


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