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1996 Australian Indy Car Grand Prix


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CART race number 3 of 16
Sunday, March 31, 1996 at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
65 laps on a 2.794 mile street course (181.6 miles)

Time of race: 2:00:46
Average Speed: 90.218 mph
Pole Speed: 105.583 mph
Cautions: 5 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: 7.748 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1996 CART results   /   1996 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 112   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda65 running6022
2 220   Scott Pruett Firestone   (Pat Patrick)Lola / Ford65 running516
3 899   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Ford65 running014
41117   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Ford65 running012
5 611   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Ford65 running010
62016   Stefan Johansson Alumax Aluminum   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes65 running08
72210   Eddie Lawson Delco Electronics   (Rick Galles)Lola / Mercedes65 running06
8 931   Andre Ribeiro LCI International   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda65 running05
9162   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes64 running04
102519   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford64 running03
11128   Gil de Ferran Pennzoil   (Hall Racing)Reynard / Honda63 fuel02
121934   Roberto Moreno Data Control / Mi-Jack   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford61 running01
13151   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Brahma Sports Team)Reynard / Ford60 fuel0 
142122   Carlos Guerrero Herdez   (Scandia Simon Racing)Lola / Ford48 crash0 
152336   Juan Fangio All American Racers   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Toyota46 fuel0 
16145   Robby Gordon Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Ford45 electrical0 
171728   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Mercedes40 pit fire0 
182425   Jeff Krosnoff Arciero-Wells Racing   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota38 crash0 
19 56   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Ford36 electrical0 
201318   Bobby Rahal Miller   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Mercedes33 transmission0 
21 34   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda31 transmission0 
22 43   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes16 crash0 
231032   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda14 crash0 
24 749   Parker Johnstone Motorola   (Brix Comptech Racing)Reynard / Honda10 crash0 
25189   Emerson Fittipaldi Marlboro   (Hogan Penske Racing)Penske / Mercedes8 engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmy Vasser13636
  Scott Pruett37415
  Jimmy Vasser426524

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmy Vasser 47    
2   Scott Pruett 42   -5  
3   Christian Fittipaldi 28   -19  
4   Al Unser, Jr. 25   -22  
5   Andre Ribeiro 25   -22  
6   Gil de Ferran 21   -26  
7   Greg Moore 20   -27  
8   Bobby Rahal 18   -29  
9   Robby Gordon 14   -33  
10   Alex Zanardi 14   -33  
11   Mauricio Gugelmin 12   -35  
12   Stefan Johansson 8   -39  
13   Raul Boesel 6   -41  
14   Eddie Lawson 6   -41  
15   Roberto Moreno 5   -42  
16   Michael Andretti 4   -43  
17   Bryan Herta 3   -44  
18   Hiro Matsushita 3   -44  
19   Adrian Fernandez 2   -45  
20   Emerson Fittipaldi 2   -45