1995 Indycar Australia

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Australia   1995 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 2 of 17 in the 1995 IndyCar season
Map of the track
Map of the track
Date 19 March, 1995
Official name 1995 Gold Coast Indy
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 1:36.770
Fastest lap
Driver United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Time 1:37.564 (on lap 40 of 65)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Newman-Haas Racing
Second United States Bobby Rahal Rahal/Hogan Racing
Third United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing

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.

Qualifying results[edit]

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

Race[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  • 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.

External links[edit]


Previous race:
1995 Toyota Grand Prix of Miami
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Next race:
1995 Valvoline 200
Previous race:
1994 Australian FAI Indycar Grand Prix
1995 Indycar Australia Next race:
1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia


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