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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Australia

Track: Surfer's Paradise
Location: Queensland, Australia
Type: 2.795-mile street circuit (12-turn flat layout)

Lap Record (up to 2007)
Will Power (2007) - 1:30.054 (111.733 mph).

Race Record (up to 2007)
Cristiano da Matta (2001) - 1:51:47.260 (97.511 mph) -- using average speed.

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1991 John Andretti 65 181.545 2:12:54.820 81.953
1992 Emerson Fittipaldi 65 181.675 2:20:33.00 77.561
1993 Nigel Mansell 65 181.675 1:52:02.886 97.284
1994 Michael Andretti 55 153.725 1:44:58.169 80.994
1995 Paul Tracy 65 182.26 1:58:26.054 92.335
1996 Jimmy Vasser 65 181.61 2:00:46.856 90.218
1997 Scott Pruett 57 159.315 2:01:04.678 78.948
1998 Alex Zanardi 62 173.29 2:01:51.170 85.328
1999 Dario Franchitti 65 181.675 1:58:40.726 91.849
2000 Adrian Fernandez 59 164.905 2:01:14.605 81.607
2001 Cristiano da Matta 65 181.675 1:51:47.260 97.511
2002 Mario Dominguez 40 111.8 2:00:06.524 55.849
2003 Ryan Hunter-Reay 47 131.365 1:49:02.803 72.280
2004 Bruno Junqueira 57 159.315 1:46:45.941 89.532
2005 Sebastien Bourdais 57 159.315 1:39:26.671 96.123
2006 Nelson Philippe 59 164.905 1:50:50.985 89.259
2007 Sebastien Bourdais 61 170.495 1:45:49.318 96.669

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Australia Happenings

1991: John Andretti wins his first, and only, CART race. 1993: Mansell wins in his first career CART start. Mansell and Emerson Fittipaldi both awarded one point for leading the most laps. 1994: Race delayed 78 minutes due to rain, then multicar crash on start and need to add fuel in pits. Race eventually halted 10 laps short of scheduled distance due to darkness. 1997: Race red flagged after wreck on first lap. A complete restart was run. 2000: Race stopped 6 laps short due to two hour limit. Oriol Servia penalized amount of points for rough driving. 2002: Race red flagged after multi car pileup at start. Race restarted 2 hours later under yellow. After only 6 laps of green flag running, the remainder of race run under yellow due to rain. Race stopped after 40 laps. 2003: Race red flagged on 14th lap due to heavy rain and hail. Race restarted 39 minutes later. Race shortened to 47 laps. 2006: Nelson Philippe wins his first race. 2007: Sebastien Bourdais becomes first repeat winner.
 
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