1993 IndyCar season

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1993 IndyCar season
PPG Indy Car World Series
Season
Races 16
Start date March 21
End date October 3
Awards
Drivers' champion United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
Constructors' Cup United Kingdom Lola
Manufacturers' Cup United States Chevrolet
Nations' Cup Brazil Brazil
Rookie of the Year United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
Indianapolis 500 winner Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1992 1994

The 1993 IndyCar season, the fifteenth in the CART era of U.S. open-wheel racing, consisted of 16 races, beginning in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia on March 21 and concluding in Monterey, California on October 3. The PPG Indy Car World Series Drivers' Champion and Rookie of the Year was Nigel Mansell. The winner of the 77th Indianapolis 500, sanctioned by the USAC, was Emerson Fittipaldi.

Nigel Mansell made worldwide headlines during the offseason, switching from Formula One to the CART IndyCar Series. Mansell joined Newman/Haas Racing as teammate to Mario Andretti, and took the seat formerly held by Michael Andretti, who himself went to McLaren for a year. Mansell won the season-opener at Surfer's Paradise, becoming the first CART "rookie" to win his first series race. At Phoenix, Mansell crashed during practice and was forced to sit out the race due to a back injury. At Indy, he was leading the race with 16 laps to go when he was passed on a restart by Emerson Fittipaldi and Arie Luyendyk, and wound up third. He won the Indy 500 rookie of the year award, and despite having missed one race, still led in the season points standings. Mansell went on to win five races (four of which were on ovals) en route to the CART championship.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1993 Indy Car World Series season.

Team Chassis Engine Tires No Drivers
United States Newman/Haas Racing Lola FordXB Goodyear 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
6 United States Mario Andretti
United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises Lola FordXB Goodyear 14 United States A. J. Foyt
14/41 United States Robby Gordon
84 United States John Andretti
United States Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Lola FordXB Goodyear 10 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk
United States Turley Motorsports Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 69/99 United States Eddie Cheever
99 United States Brian Till
United States Penske Racing Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
12 Canada Paul Tracy
United States Galles Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 3 United States Al Unser, Jr.
7 United States Danny Sullivan
7/11 Mexico Adrián Fernández
11 United States Kevin Cogan
United States Walker Motorsport Lola FordXB Goodyear 2 Canada Scott Goodyear
15 Japan Hiro Matsushita
75 United States Willy T. Ribbs
United States Rahal/Hogan Racing Rahal/Hogan
Lola
Chevrolet Goodyear 1 United States Bobby Rahal
26 United States Mike Groff
United States Dick Simon Racing Lola FordXB
Chevrolet
Goodyear 9 Brazil Raul Boesel
18/90 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin
22 United States Scott Brayton
23 Belgium Didier Theys
90 United States Eddie Cheever
United States Lyn St. James
France Bertrand Gachot
Australia Gary Brabham
United States Hall/VDS Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 8 Italy Teo Fabi
United States Dale Coyne Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 19 United States Robbie Buhl
United States Johnny Unser
33 United States Dennis Vitolo
39 Canada Ross Bentley
United States Bettenhausen Motorsports Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 16 Sweden Stefan Johansson
33 United States Scott Sharp
76 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.
United States Paragon Motorsports Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 44 United States John Brooks
90 Australia Gary Brabham
United States Arciero Racing Penske Chevrolet Goodyear 25 United States Mark Smith
France Olivier Grouillard
United States Budweiser King Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 40 Colombia Roberto Guerrero
United States Eddie Cheever
60 United Kingdom Jim Crawford
80 United States Al Unser
Italy Euromotorsport Lola Chevrolet
Cosworth
Goodyear 42/50 Italy Andrea Montermini
United States David Kudrave
United States Jeff Wood
50 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa
United States Davy Jones
Germany Christian Danner
United States Leadercard
United States Hemelgarn Racing
Lola Chevrolet
Buick
Goodyear 20 United States Buddy Lazier
28/98 United States Brian Bonner
United States International Sport Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 30 Brazil Marco Greco
34 United States Rocky Moran
United States Hayhoe Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 18 United States Jimmy Vasser
France Indy Regency Racing Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 29 France Olivier Grouillard
United States ProFormance Motorsports Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 45 United States Scott Pruett
United States Menard Racing Lola Buick
Menard
Goodyear 21 United States Jeff Andretti
27 Australia Geoff Brabham
32 Belgium Eric Bachelart
93 United States John Paul, Jr.
51 United States Gary Bettenhausen
59 United States Eddie Cheever
77 Brazil Nelson Piquet
France Formula Project 500 Lola Chevrolet Goodyear 36 France Stéphan Grégoire
United States Hemelgarn Racing Lola Buick Goodyear 91 United States Stan Fox
92 Belgium Didier Theys
United States PacWest Racing Galmer 92 Chevrolet Goodyear 17/66 United States Dominic Dobson

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 March 21 Australia Australian FAI IndyCar Grand Prix Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Report
2 April 4 United States Valvoline 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona Canada Scott Goodyear Unknown United States Mario Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Report
3 April 18 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Unknown Canada Paul Tracy Team Penske Report
4 May 30 United States 77th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Report
5 June 6 United States Miller Genuine Draft 200 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin Brazil Raul Boesel Unknown United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Report
6 June 13 United States ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit The Raceway on Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United States Danny Sullivan Galles Racing Report
7 June 27 United States Budweiser/G. I. Joe's 200/Havoline Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Report
8 July 11 United States Budweiser Grand Prix of Cleveland Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio Canada Paul Tracy Unknown Canada Paul Tracy Team Penske Report
9 July 18 Canada Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Canada Paul Tracy Team Penske Report
10 August 1 United States Marlboro 500 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 August 8 United States New England 200 New Hampshire International Speedway Loudon, New Hampshire United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Report
12 August 22 United States Texaco/Havoline 200 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Canada Paul Tracy Canada Paul Tracy Canada Paul Tracy Team Penske Report
13 August 29 Canada Molson Indy Vancouver Streets of Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Scott Goodyear Unknown United States Al Unser, Jr. Galles Racing Report
14 September 12 United States Pioneer Electronics 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Unknown Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Team Penske Report
15 September 19 United States Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Nazareth, Pennsylvania United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Unknown United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Report
16 October 3 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Unknown Canada Paul Tracy Team Penske Report
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit
  • Indianapolis was USAC-sanctioned but counted towards the CART title.

Full Series Results[edit]

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver SUR Australia PHX United States LBH United States INDY United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States LOU United States ROA United States VAN Canada MDO United States NAZ United States LAG United States Pts
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1 Wth 3 3 1 15 2 3 20 1* 1 2 6 12 1* 23 191
2 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 2* 14 13 1 3 23 1* 2 2 13 3 5 7 1* 5 2 183
3 Canada Paul Tracy 21 16* 1* 30 20 9 3 1* 1* 19 2* 1* 13 25 3 1* 157
4 United States Bobby Rahal 6 22 2 DNQ 4 5 4 28 4 9 7 3 2* 6 6 7 133
5 Brazil Raul Boesel 8 2 12 4 2* 2 7 7 7 4 21 4 9 4 9 11 132
6 United States Mario Andretti 4 1 18 5* 18 3 6 5 8 2 20 15 5 7 13 9 117
7 United States Al Unser, Jr. 15 4 21 8 5 6 5 19 5 8 8 25 1 8 25 5 100
8 Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 5 6 11 2 22 17 10 10 22 3 25 9 25 5 8 3 90
9 Canada Scott Goodyear 10 20 16 7 23 10 12 20 9 5 19 10 4 3 2 4 86
10 United States Robby Gordon 3 18 DSQ 27 10 8 8 6 6 15 5 20 23 2 4 10 84
11 Italy Teo Fabi 9 5 4 9 9 22 25 8 14 6 16 8 8 24 11 8 64
12 United States Danny Sullivan 13 23 8 33 16 1* 14 14 3 Wth 22 26 10 27 20 27 43
13 Sweden Stefan Johansson 12 21 26 11 25 20 26 4 24 23 14 21 3 26 7 6 43
14 Colombia Roberto Guerrero 19 15 5 28 7 26 24 29 10 7 4 23 11 39
15 United States Scott Brayton 16 25 24 6 6 14 17 18 19 11 6 7 24 9 15 24 36
16 United States Jimmy Vasser 24 3 22 13 8 16 11 11 9 18 10 21 30
17 United States Eddie Cheever 7 24 9 16 21 6 28 10 14 21
18 Italy Andrea Montermini 25 4 27 19 12
19 United States Scott Pruett 7 7 DNQ 25 26 15 25 12
20 United States Willy T. Ribbs 21 11 12 16 27 18 10 15 12 16 11 19 28 9
21 United States Robbie Buhl 23 19 6 DNQ 17 28 24 19 14 17 16 8
22 United States Mark Smith 18 9 10 DNQ 27 29 15 23 24 22 19 12 17 8
23 United States Mike Groff DNQ 19 11 9 11 18 22 8
24 Mexico Adrián Fernández 23 21 7 DNS 29 12 7
25 United States Brian Till 22 9 13 10 22 17 16 29 7
26 Japan Hiro Matsushita 11 10 14 18 13 13 21 12 16 14 13 13 12 13 21 19 7
27 United States David Kudrave 8 27 24 23 12 23 23 14 6
28 France Olivier Grouillard DNQ 12 24 13 11 DNS 17 12 16 26 16 18 20 4
29 United States John Andretti 10 3
30 Brazil Marco Greco 22 11 25 DNQ DNQ 19 19 22 21 18 17 28 20 18 23 DNQ 2
31 Germany Christian Danner 25 11 26 2
32 Canada Ross Bentley 17 12 15 DNQ 14 DNQ 15 16 25 16 17 17 DNQ 22 DNQ 1
33 United States Al Unser 12 1
34 France Bertrand Gachot 12 1
35 United States Kevin Cogan 14 27 13 15 0
36 United States Lyn St. James 13 17 25 DNQ 20 23 22 0
37 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 21 24 13 0
38 United States Buddy Lazier 20 17 19 DNQ 15 18 21 21 DNQ 14 20 26 DNQ 0
39 United States Dominic Dobson 23 14 DNQ 18 0
40 Australia Gary Brabham 14 0
41 United States Jeff Wood DNQ 20 DNQ DNQ 28 17 28 20 24 27 15 DNQ DNS DNQ 0
42 Belgium Didier Theys 22 15 0
43 United States Davy Jones 15 0
44 United States Johnny Unser 18 17 18 21 0
45 United States Gary Bettenhausen 17 0
46 France Stéphan Grégoire 19 0
47 United States Tony Bettenhausen, Jr. 20 0
48 United States Scott Sharp 22 0
49 United Kingdom Jim Crawford 24 0
50 United States Brian Bonner DNQ 26 DNQ 0
51 Australia Geoff Brabham 26 0
52 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa 26 0
53 United States Jeff Andretti 29 0
54 United States Stan Fox 31 0
55 Brazil Nelson Piquet 32 0
Belgium Eric Bachelart DNQ 0
United States John Brooks DNQ 0
United States A. J. Foyt DNQ 0
United States Davey Hamilton DNQ 0
United States Rocky Moran DNQ 0
United States John Morton DNQ 0
United States Johnny Parsons DNQ 0
United States John Paul, Jr. DNQ 0
United States Dennis Vitolo DNQ 0
Pos Driver SUR Australia PHX United States LBH United States INDY United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States LOU United States ROA United States VAN Canada MDO 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
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* 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 SUR Australia PHX United States LBH United States INDY United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States LOU United States ROA United States VAN Canada MDO United States NAZ United States LAG United States Pts
1 Brazil Brazil 2 2 12 1 2 2 1 2 2 4 3 4 7 1 5 2 234
2 United States United States 3 1 2 5 4 1 4 5 3 2 5 3 1 2 4 5 230
3 Canada Canada 10 12 1 7 14 8 3 1 1 5 2 1 4 3 2 1 207
4 England England 1 Wth 3 3 1 15 2 3 20 1 1 2 6 12 1 23 191
5 Netherlands Netherlands 5 6 11 2 22 17 10 10 22 3 25 9 25 5 8 3 90
6 Italy Italy 9 5 4 9 9 4 25 8 14 6 16 8 8 24 11 8 76
7 Sweden Sweden 12 21 26 11 25 20 26 4 24 23 14 21 3 26 7 6 43
8 Colombia Colombia 19 15 5 28 7 26 24 29 10 7 4 23 11 39
9 Mexico Mexico 23 21 7 DNS 29 12 7
10 Japan Japan 11 10 14 18 13 13 21 12 16 14 13 13 12 13 21 19 7
11 France France 19 12 24 13 11 DNS 17 12 16 26 16 18 20 4
12 Germany Germany 25 11 26 2
13 Belgium Belgium 22 12 15 1
14 Australia Australia 14 26 0
15 Scotland Scotland 24 0
16 Switzerland Switzerland 26 0
Pos Country SUR Australia PHX United States LBH United States INDY United States MIL United States DET United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada MIC United States LOU United States ROA United States VAN Canada MDO United States NAZ United States LAG United States Pts

Chassis Constructor's Cup[edit]

Pos Chassis Pts
1 United Kingdom Lola T9300/T9200/T9100 297
2 United States Penske PC-22/PC-21 256
3 United States Rahal-Hogan RH-01 32
4 United States Galmer 92 0
Pos Chassis Pts

Engine Manufacturer's Cup[edit]

Pos Engine Pts
1 United States Chevrolet C 274
2 United States Ford XB 269
3 United States Chevrolet A 47
4 United States Chevrolet B 22
5 United Kingdom Cosworth DFS 0
6 United States Buick 0
7 United States Menard 0
Pos Engine Pts

Driver Breakdown[edit]

Pos Driver Team Starts Wins Podiums Top 5's Top 10's Poles Points
1 United Kingdom Mansell (R) United States Newman-Haas Racing 15 5 9 9 10 7 191
2 Brazil Fittipaldi United States Team Penske 16 3 8 10 12 2 183
3 Canada Tracy United States Team Penske 16 5 8 8 9 2 157
4 United States Rahal United States Rahal-Hogan Racing 16 0 3 7 13 0 133
5 Brazil Boesel United States Simon Racing 16 0 3 7 13 1 132
6 United States M. Andretti United States Newman-Haas Racing 16 1 3 7 11 1 117
7 United States Unser Jr. United States Galles Racing 16 1 1 6 11 0 100
8 Netherlands Luyendyk United States Chip Ganassi Racing 16 0 3 5 10 1 90
9 Canada Goodyear United States Walker Motorsport 16 0 2 5 10 2 86
10 United States Gordon United States Copenhagen Racing 16 0 2 4 10 0 84
11 Italy Fabi United States Racing Team VDS 16 0 0 2 10 0 64
12 United States Sullivan United States Galles Racing 15 1 2 2 5 0 43
12 Sweden Johansson United States Bettenhausen Racing 16 0 1 2 4 0 43
14 Colombia Guerrero United States Budweiser King Racing 13 0 2 3 5 0 39
15 United States Brayton United States Simon Racing 16 0 0 0 5 0 36
16 United States Vasser United States Hayhoe Racing 12 0 1 1 4 0 30
17 United States Cheever United States Simon Racing
United States Budweiser King Racing
United States Menard Racing
9 0 0 0 4 0 21
18 Italy Montermini (R) United States Euromotorsport 4 0 0 1 1 0 12
18 United States Pruett United States ProFormance Motorsports 6 0 0 0 2 0 12
20 United States Ribbs United States Walker Motorsport 13 0 0 0 1 0 9
21 United States Buhl (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 10 0 0 0 1 0 8
21 United States Smith (R) United States Arciero Racing 12 0 0 0 2 0 8
21 United States Groff United States Rahal-Hogan Racing 5 0 0 0 1 0 8
24 Mexico Fernandez (R) United States Galles Racing
Canada Molson
5 0 0 0 1 0 7
24 United States Till United States Turley Motorsports 8 0 0 0 2 0 7
24 Japan Matsushita United States Walker Motorsport 16 0 0 0 1 0 7
27 United States Kudrave (R) United States Euromotorsport 9 0 0 0 1 0 6
28 France Grouillard (R) United States Arciero Racing
United States Indy Regency
11 0 0 0 0 0 4
29 United States J. Andretti United States Copenhagen Racing 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
30 Brazil Greco (R) United States Team Losi
United States International Sport
13 0 0 0 0 0 2
30 Germany Danner United States Euromotorsport 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
32 Canada Bentley United States Dale Coyne Racing 11 0 0 0 0 0 1
32 United States A. Unser United States Budweiser King Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
32 Belgium Gachot (R) United States Simon Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
35 United States Cogan United States Conseco 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States St. James (R) United States JC Penney 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Brazil Gugelmin (R) United States Hollywood American 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Lazier United States Financial World
United States Leadercard
United States Applebee's
10 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Dobson United States Coors Light
United States Winning Spirit
United States Skycell
3 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Australia Ga. Brabham United States Split Cycle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Jeff Wood United States Euromotorsport
United States AGIP
8 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Belgium Theys United States Delta Faucets
United States Kinko's
2 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Jones United States Euromotorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States J. Unser (R) United States The Ruger Special
United States Dale Coyne Racing
4 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States G. Bettenhausen United States Menard Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 France Grégoire (R) United States Maalox 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States T. Bettenhausen Jr. United States Bettenhausen Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Sharp (R) United States Bettenhausen Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United Kingdom Crawford United States Budweiser King Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Bonner United States Applebee's
United States Hemelgarn Racing
1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Australia Ge. Brabham United States Glidden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Switzerland Chiesa (R) United States Euromotorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Je. Andretti United States Interstate Batteries 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 United States Fox United States Delta Faucets 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Brazil Piquet United States Arisco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

With his title victory, Nigel Mansell became the first driver to win the CART Series in his rookie season. He also became the first man in history to be the Formula One champion and the CART IndyCar champion at the same time.

References[edit]