1980 Mexico City Champ Cars in CART at the Mexico City circuit. Full information

1980 Mexico City Champ Cars

1980 Mexico City Champ Cars is 24th CART race. Passed at the Mexico City circuit. Bobby Unser won the pole position, Rick Mears won this race. Bobby Unser and Al Unser also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 60 laps (239 km).

Previous race: 1980 Michigan Champ Cars
Next race: 1980 Phoenix Champ Cars
Race Start: 26th October 1980

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars

14th victory for the Penske Racing team
3rd victory for the Rick Mears
13th podium for the Rick Mears
17th podium for the Bobby Unser
5th podium for the Al Unser

Penske PC9 - 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars winner

Penske PC9 #1 - 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars winner

1980 Mexico City Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 300 1h 16m 43s 0 Penske Racing
2 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 240 1h 16m 50s 0 Penske Racing
3 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 210 1h 17m 34s 0 Longhorn Racing
4 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #9 180 59 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
5 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 150 57 laps 0 Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
6 Jim McElreath Eagle ? 1980, #16 120 55 laps 0 McElreath Racing
7 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 90 55 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
8 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 75 51 laps 0 Bill Tempero
9 Larry Cannon Wildcat Mk1, #95 60 50 laps 0 Kraco Racing
10 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #7 45 49 laps Accident 0 Chaparral Racing
11 Roger Rager Wildcat Mk3, #66 30 37 laps Oil leak 0 Roger Rager
12 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 15 36 laps Engine 0 William R Compton
13 John Mahler Penske PC6, #92 8 23 laps Engine 0 Intercomp Racing
14 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 8 12 laps Oil leak 0 Cliff-Menard Racing
15 Daniel Muniz Penske PC6, #88 8 12 laps Engine 0 Daniel Muniz
16 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 8 10 laps Transmission 0 Alsup Racing
17 Juan Carlos Bolanos Eagle ? 1980, #91 6 9 laps Engine 0 Intercomp Racing
18 Tom Bagley Phoenix 80, #40 6 9 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
19 Gordon Johncock Phoenix 80, #20 6 7 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
20 Michel Jourdain Eagle ? 1980, #85 6 5 laps Oil line 0 Shade Tree Racing
21 Phil Caliva McLaren M16C, #47 5 3 laps Valve 0 Alsup Racing
22 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 5 2 laps Valve 0 Alex Foods Racing
23 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1980, #8 5 1 laps Engine 0 Vollstedt Enterprises
24 Danny Ongais, Spike Gehlhausen Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 5 Accident 0 Interscope Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars on the Mexico City circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Bobby Unser Penske PC9, #11 1m 11.839s Penske Racing
2 Rick Mears Penske PC9, #1 1m 12.517s Penske Racing
3 Danny Ongais Parnelli VPJ6B, #25 1m 13.114s Interscope Racing
4 Bill Alsup Penske PC7, #41 1m 13.738s Alsup Racing
5 Al Unser Longhorn LR01, #5 1m 13.986s Longhorn Racing
6 Gordon Johncock Phoenix 80, #20 1m 14.066s Patrick Racing
7 Johnny Rutherford Chaparral 2K, #7 1m 14.236s Chaparral Racing
8 Pancho Carter Penske PC7, #10 1m 14.757s Alex Foods Racing
9 Tom Bagley Phoenix 80, #40 1m 15.473s Patrick Racing
10 Tom Sneva McLaren M24, #9 1m 16.294s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
11 Jerry Karl McLaren M16E, #38 1m 16.338s William R Compton
12 Dennis Firestone Penske PC6, #18 1m 17.812s Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
13 Herm Johnson Lightning ? 1980, #28 1m 17.571s Cliff-Menard Racing
14 Dick Simon Vollstedt ? 1980, #8 1m 19.378s Vollstedt Enterprises
15 Bill Tempero Eagle ? 1980, #65 1m 19.699s Bill Tempero
16 Daniel Muniz Penske PC6, #88 1m 20.234s Daniel Muniz
17 Sheldon Kinser Watson ? 1980, #24 1m 20.745s Leader Card Racers
18 Spike Gehlhausen McLaren M24, #81 1m 21.73s O'Hanlon Racing Team
19 Jim McElreath Eagle ? 1980, #16 1m 22.721s McElreath Racing
20 Michel Jourdain Eagle ? 1980, #85 1m 23.229s Shade Tree Racing
21 Juan Carlos Bolanos Eagle ? 1980, #91 1m 24.649s Intercomp Racing
22 John Mahler Penske PC6, #92 1m 24.739s Intercomp Racing
23 Roger Rager Wildcat Mk3, #66 1m 26.37s Roger Rager
24 Phil Caliva, Larry Cannon McLaren M16C, #47 1m 27.67s Alsup Racing

List of all cars for the 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars on the Mexico City circuit

Wildcat Mk3

Chevrolet

Eagle ? 1980

Offenhauser

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Offenhauser

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk1

Offenhauser

Lightning ? 1980

Offenhauser

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

Penske PC9

Cosworth

Vollstedt ? 1980

Offenhauser

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

Watson ? 1980

Cosworth

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Penske PC7

Cosworth

McLaren M16C

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1980

Chevrolet

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet