1997 Sunbelt IndyCarnival

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Australia   1997 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 2 of 17 in the 1997 CART season
Map of the track
Map of the track
Date 6 April, 1997
Official name Sunbelt IndyCarnival
Location Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
Course Temporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance 57 laps, 159.315 mi / 256.386 km
Pole position
Driver Italy Alex Zanardi Target Chip Ganassi
Time 1:35.940
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alex Zanardi Target Chip Ganassi
Time 1:38.026 (on lap 37 of 57)
Podium
First United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing
Second Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Third United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing

The 1997 Sunbelt IndyCarnival was the second round of the 1997 CART World Series Season, held on 6 April 1997 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Chassis Time
1 Italy Alex Zanardi Target Chip Ganassi Reynard 97I Honda 1:35.940
2 Canada Paul Tracy Marlboro Team Penske Penske PC-26-97 Mercedes-Benz 1:36.140
3 United States Jimmy Vasser Target Chip Ganassi Reynard 97I Honda 1:36.441
4 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing Reynard 96I Mercedes-Benz 1:36.754
5 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:36.754
6 United States Parker Johnstone Team KOOL Green Reynard 97I Honda 1:36.772
7 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:36.831
8 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:36.896
9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing Swift 007.i Ford XD Cosworth 1:36.945
10 United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:37.078
11 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing Reynard 97I Honda 1:37.324
12 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Swift 007.i Ford XD Cosworth 1:37.371
13 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Hogan Racing Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:37.592
14 Brazil André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports Lola T97/00 Honda 1:37.646
15 Mexico Adrián Fernández Tasman Motorsports Lola T97/00 Honda 1:37.819
16 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal Reynard 97I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.895
17 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske Penske PC-26-97 Mercedes-Benz 1:38.218
18 Brazil Gualter Salles Davis Racing Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:38.325
19 Brazil Raul Boesel Patrick Racing Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:38.521
20 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:38.990
21 Canada Patrick Carpentier Bettenhausen Racing Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:39.595
22 Italy Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:39.927
23 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:39.981
24 United States Paul Jasper Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:40.138
25 United States P. J. Jones All American Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:40.505
26 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:41.871
27 Germany Arnd Meier Project Indy Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:42.316
28 Japan Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:42.795

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20 United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 57 2:01:04.678 7 20
2 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 57 +0.7 secs 4 16
3 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 57 +11.3 secs 12 14
4 4 Italy Alex Zanardi Target Chip Ganassi 57 +14.8 secs 1 13
5 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 57 +15.6 secs 11 10
6 31 Brazil André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports 57 +16.8 secs 14 8
7 40 Brazil Raul Boesel Patrick Racing 57 +17.6 secs 19 6
8 18 United Kingdom Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 57 +18.2 secs 5 5
9 9 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Hogan Racing 57 +23.6 secs 13 4
10 7 United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 57 +25.9 secs 11 3
11 32 Mexico Adrián Fernández Tasman Motorsports 57 +29.7 secs 15 2
12 1 United States Jimmy Vasser Target Chip Ganassi 57 +30.2 secs 3 1
13 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 57 +38.2 secs 20
14 25 Italy Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 57 +39.5 secs 22
15 16 Canada Patrick Carpentier Bettenhausen Racing 57 +41.8 secs 21
16 64 Germany Arnd Meier Project Indy 57 +58.1 secs 27
17 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest 57 +1:14.1 secs 8
18 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 43 Transmission 26
19 3 Canada Paul Tracy Marlboro Team Penske 41 Contact 2 1
20 36 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing 37 Fire 23
21 27 United States Parker Johnstone Team KOOL Green 35 Broken wheel 6
22 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 29 Contact 16
23 34 United States Paul Jasper Payton/Coyne Racing 24 Broken transmission 24
24 77 Brazil Gualter Salles Davis Racing 17 Contact 18
25 24 Japan Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing 16 Electrical 28
26 98 United States P. J. Jones All American Racing 15 Fire 25
27 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 10 Lost wheel 17
DNS 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 9

Notes[edit]

  • Average Speed 85.328 mph

External links[edit]


Previous race:
1997 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami
CART Indycar World Series
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Previous race:
1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia
1997 Sunbelt IndyCarnival Next race:
1998 Honda Indy 300


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