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. This was his 3rd victory. 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

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 - 1980 Mexico City Champ Cars winner

1980 Mexico City Champ Cars results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Rick Mears 300 1h 16m 43s 0 Penske Racing
2 Bobby Unser 240 1h 16m 50s 0 Penske Racing
3 Al Unser 210 1h 17m 34s 0 Longhorn Racing
4 Tom Sneva 180 59 laps 0 Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
5 Dennis Firestone 150 57 laps 0 Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
6 Jim McElreath 120 55 laps 0 McElreath Racing
7 Sheldon Kinser 90 55 laps 0 Leader Card Racers
8 Bill Tempero 75 51 laps 0 Bill Tempero
9 Larry Cannon 60 50 laps 0 Kraco Racing
10 Johnny Rutherford 45 49 laps Accident 0 Chaparral Racing
11 Roger Rager 30 37 laps Oil leak 0 Roger Rager
12 Jerry Karl 15 36 laps Engine 0 William R Compton
13 John Mahler 8 23 laps Engine 0 Intercomp Racing
14 Herm Johnson 8 12 laps Oil leak 0 Cliff-Menard Racing
15 Daniel Muniz 8 12 laps Engine 0 Daniel Muniz
16 Bill Alsup 8 10 laps Transmission 0 Alsup Racing
17 Juan Carlos Bolanos 6 9 laps Engine 0 Intercomp Racing
18 Tom Bagley 6 9 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
19 Gordon Johncock 6 7 laps Engine 0 Patrick Racing
20 Michel Jourdain 6 5 laps Oil line 0 Shade Tree Racing
21 Phil Caliva 5 3 laps Valve 0 Alsup Racing
22 Pancho Carter 5 2 laps Valve 0 Alex Foods Racing
23 Dick Simon 5 1 laps Engine 0 Vollstedt Enterprises
24 Danny Ongais 5 Accident 0 Interscope Racing
25 Spike Gehlhausen 3 Broken hub 0 O'Hanlon Racing Team

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

Position Name Result Team
1 Bobby Unser 1m 11.839s Penske Racing
2 Rick Mears 1m 12.517s Penske Racing
3 Danny Ongais 1m 13.114s Interscope Racing
4 Bill Alsup 1m 13.738s Alsup Racing
5 Al Unser 1m 13.986s Longhorn Racing
6 Gordon Johncock 1m 14.066s Patrick Racing
7 Johnny Rutherford 1m 14.236s Chaparral Racing
8 Pancho Carter 1m 14.757s Alex Foods Racing
9 Tom Bagley 1m 15.473s Patrick Racing
10 Tom Sneva 1m 16.294s Sugaripe Prune Racing Team
11 Jerry Karl 1m 16.338s William R Compton
12 Dennis Firestone 1m 17.812s Scientific Drilling Controls Racing
13 Herm Johnson 1m 17.571s Cliff-Menard Racing
14 Dick Simon 1m 19.378s Vollstedt Enterprises
15 Bill Tempero 1m 19.699s Bill Tempero
16 Daniel Muniz 1m 20.234s Daniel Muniz
17 Sheldon Kinser 1m 20.745s Leader Card Racers
18 Spike Gehlhausen 1m 21.73s O'Hanlon Racing Team
19 Jim McElreath 1m 22.721s McElreath Racing
20 Michel Jourdain 1m 23.229s Shade Tree Racing
21 Juan Carlos Bolanos 1m 24.649s Intercomp Racing
22 John Mahler 1m 24.739s Intercomp Racing
23 Roger Rager 1m 26.37s Roger Rager
24 Phil Caliva 1m 27.67s Alsup Racing
25 Larry Cannon 1m 30.54s Kraco Racing

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

Penske PC9

Cosworth

McLaren M16C

Offenhauser

Wildcat Mk1

Offenhauser

Parnelli VPJ6B

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Offenhauser

Phoenix 80

Cosworth

McLaren M16E

Chevrolet

Longhorn LR01

Cosworth

Penske PC7

Cosworth

McLaren M24

Cosworth

Eagle ? 1980

Offenhauser

Vollstedt ? 1980

Offenhauser

Eagle ? 1980

Chevrolet

Lightning ? 1980

Offenhauser

Chaparral 2K

Cosworth

Penske PC6

Cosworth

Watson ? 1980

Cosworth

Wildcat Mk3

Chevrolet