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THE LOLA T91/00

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If 1990 had been Lola's most successful season in Indycar racing then 1991 would prove to be even better, out of the sixteen rounds the T91/00 would win thirteen of them and take the top three positions in the PPG Championship with a dominant Michael Andretti taking eight wins from Bobby Rahal with one and Al Unser Jr. with two. Additionally Michael won the non-Championship Marlboro Challenge at Laguna Seca.

The full technical details of the T91/00 can be found in the Lola Press Release below.

Designed by Bruce Ashmore the T91/00 was a refinement of the very successful T90/00 which had won twelve races and given Al Unser Jr. the PPG Championship. the dimensions of the T91/00 were the same as those of the T90/00 and the monocoque was identical although the finished article was thought to be stronger and have a more constant shape following the installation of climate controlled autoclave in the Lola Composites factory. Suspension was also unchanged although pick-up points were improved and the cockpit was reshaped to help taller drivers like Bobby Rahal and the steering rack slightly raised.

Although all-carbon monocoques were now allowed by CART the T91/00 retained the aluminium honeycomb bathtub that extended from the drivers hips to just in front of the pedals as Ashmore was not convinced that an all-carbon tub would be as safe in the event of a heavy accident.

During the 1990 season the Haas team had developed a vented rear upright and a "cascade" rear wing and these were now made available to Lola customers.

Lola dominated the field in numbers with their only competition coming once again from Penske with the PC-20, their drivers Rick Mears taking two wins and Emerson Fittipaldi one, other than a couple of older Penskes the only other manufacturer was Truesports making their Indycar debut.

Once again Chevrolet would dominate the engine front taking the win in all thirteen races, competition came from Cosworth DFS, Buick, Judd and a solitary Alfa Romeo fitted to a T91/00 driven by Danny Sullivan.

Other T91/00 drivers:
Jeff Andretti
Mario Andretti (1991 & 1992)
Michael Andretti (1991 & 1992)
Eric Bachelert (1992)
Fabrizio Barbazza (1992)
Gary Bettenhausen (1991 & 1992)
Raul Boesel (1992)
l Brian Bonner (1992)
Scott Brayton
Pancho Carter
Steve Chassey (1992)
Eddie Cheever (1991 & 1992)
Ross Cheever (1992)
Kevin Cogan
Jim Crawford
Christian Danner (1992)
Dominic Dobson (1992)
Gregor Foitek (1992)
Stan Fox (1991 & 1992)
A. J. Foyt (1991 & 1992)
Phillippe Gache (1992)
Scott Goodyear (1991 & 1992)
Robby Gordon (1992)
Mike Groff (1991 & 1992)
Roberto Guerrero (1991 & 1992)
Jay Hill (1992)
Gordon Johncock (1991 & 1992)
John Jones (1992)
Bernard Jourdain
Buddy Lazier (1992)
Jovy Marcelo (1992)
Kenji Momota (1992)
Rocky Moran (1991 & 1992)
Nicola Marozzo (1991 & 1992)
Hiro Matsushita (1991 & 1992)
Ted Prappas (1991 & 1992)
Willy T. Ribbs (1992)
Johnny Rutherford (1992)
Franco Scapini
Tom Sneva (1992)
George Snider (1992)
Lyn St James (1992)
Danny Sullivan
Didier Theys (1992)
Tony de Tommaso (1991 & 1992)
Jacques Villeneuve (1992)
Jimmy Vasser (1992)
Jeff Wood (1991 & 1992)

Year(s) of Construction: 1991

Total Built: 38
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T91/00 CHAMPIONSHIP WINS

YEAR
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER(S)
NOTES
1991 PPG Indy Car World Series Michael Andretti Lola T91/00-Chevy A
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T91/00 SIGNIFICANT RACE WINS


1991

DATE
VENUE/MEETING
DRIVER
NOTES
17th March Surfers Paradise Street Circuit - Gold Coast IndyCar Grand Prix John Andretti Third Andretti to win a CART race in a Lola – Round 1 of PPG Indy Car World Series
14th April Long Beach - Toyota Grand Prix Al Unser Jr. Round 2 of PPG Indy Car World Series
21st April Phoenix International Raceway - Valvoline 200 Arie Luyendyk Round 3 of PPG Indy Car World Series
2nd June Milwaukee - Miller Genuine Draft 200 Michael Andretti Round 5 of PPG Indy Car World Series
23rd June Portland International Raceway - Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Michael Andretti Round 7 of PPG Indy Car World Series
7th July Cleveland - Budweiser Grand Prix Michael Andretti Round 8 of PPG Indy Car World Series
14th July Meadowlands Sports Complex - Marlboro Grand Prix Bobby Rahal Round 9 of PPG Indy Car World Series
21st July Toronto - Molson Indy Michael Andretti Round 10 of PPG Indy Car World Series
25th August Denver - Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix Al Unser Jr. Round 12 of PPG Indy Car World Series
1st September Vancouver - Molson Indy Michael Andretti Round 13 of PPG Indy Car World Series
15th September Mid-Ohio - Pioneer Electronics 200 Michael Andretti Round 14 of PPG Indy Car World Series
22nd September Road America - Texaco/Havoline 200 Michael Andretti Round 15 of PPG Indy Car World Series
6th October Nazareth Speedway - Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Arie Luyendyk Round 16 of PPG Indy Car World Series
19th October Laguna Seca - Marlboro Challenge Michael Andretti Non-championship event
20th October Laguna Seca - Toyota Monterey Grand Prix Michael Andretti Round 17 of PPG Indy Car World Series
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