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PPG Indy Car World Series 1981 standings

Championship points standings for the PPG Indy Car World Series 1981

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Rick MearsTeam PenskePenske PC-9B (Cosworth)
Penske PC-9 (Cosworth)


304
2.Flag Bill AlsupAlsup RacingPenske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
Penske PC-9 (Cosworth TC)


175
3.Flag Pancho CarterPenske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
Lightning (Cosworth TC)


166
4.Flag Gordon JohncockSTP Oil TreatmentWildcat (Cosworth TC)
142
5.Flag Johnny RutherfordChaparral (Cosworth TC)
120
6.Flag Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.
107
7.Flag Bobby UnserNorton SpiritPenske PC-9B (Cosworth TC)
99
8.Flag Tom SnevaPhoenix (Cosworth TC)
March (Cosworth TC)


96
9.Flag Bob Lazier
92
10.Flag Al UnserLonghorn Racing Longhorn LR-02 (Cosworth TC)
90
11.Flag Mario AndrettiSTP Oil TreatmentWildcat (Cosworth TC)
81
12.Flag Tom BigelowPenske PC-7 (Chevrolet)
60
13.Flag Scott Brayton
57
14.Flag Larry DicksonMachinist UnionPenske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
49
15.Flag Gary Bettenhausen
42
16.Flag Herm JohnsonLightning (Chevrolet)
Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)




38
16.Flag Dick Simon
38
18.Flag Michael ChandlerNational EngineeringPenske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)
37
19.Flag Mike MosleyPepsi ChallengerEagle (Chevrolet)
Penske PC-6 (Cosworth TC)


32
20.Flag Steve Chassey
31
21.Flag Josele Garza
30
22.Flag Phil CalivaMcLaren (Chevrolet)
27
23.Flag Kevin CoganO'Connell RacingPhoenix (Cosworth TC)
23
24.Flag Dick FergusonWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)


20
25.Flag Steve KrisiloffSTP Oil Treatment, Ohio Racing AssociatesWildcat (Cosworth TC)
Longhorn LR-2 (Cosworth TC)


18
26.Flag Rocky Moran
16
27.Flag Geoff BrabhamPenske (Cosworth)
14
28.Flag Jerry KarlTonco TrailerMcLaren (Chevrolet)
Karl (Chevrolet)


13
29.Flag Billy EngelhartBeaudoin RacingMcLaren (Cosworth)
11
30.Flag Larry CannonWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
Penske PC-7 (Cosworth TC)


10
30.Flag Roger RagerWildcat (Chevrolet)
10
32.Flag Bill TemperoMcLaren (Chevrolet)
7
33.Flag Phil Krueger
6
33.Flag Billy (William John) Vukovich JrWatson (Offenhauser TC)
6
35.Flag Gordon SmileyIntermedicsWildcat (Cosworth TC)
5
36.Flag Jim Buick
4
36.Flag Ross DavisDavis Racing Wildcat (Offenhauser TC)
4
36.Flag Jim McElreathMcElreath RacingEagle (Offenhauser TC)
Eagle (Chevrolet)


4
36.Flag Vern SchuppanRed Roof InnsMcLaren (Cosworth TC)
March (Cosworth TC)


4
40.Flag Hurley HaywoodWysard Motors Eagle (Cosworth TC)
3
41.Flag Bob FreyEagle (Offenhauser TC)
2
41.Flag Spike GehlhausenWatson (Cosworth TC)
2
41.Flag John MahlerDuke Racing Penske PC-6 (Offenhauser TC)
2
44.Flag Dennis FirestoneWildcat (Cosworth TC)
1
44.Flag Chip MeadEagle (Cosworth)
1
44.Flag Johnny Parsons Jr.Eagle (Cosworth TC)
1
44.Flag Jerry SnevaVollstedt (Offenhauser)
1
44.Flag Phil ThreshieMac Laren M24 (Chevrolet)
1
Flag A.J. FoytGilmore RacingCoyote (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Tom FrantzWildcat (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Ken HamiltonSpirit of IdahoRiley (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Cliff HuculMcLaren (OffenhauserTC)
0
Flag Michel JourdainGrupo-AcypsaPenske PC-6 (Offenhauser TC)
0
Flag Greg LefflerArmstrongX
0
Flag Harry MacDonaldLola (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Teddy PiletteMergard Racing McLaren (Chevrolet)
0
Flag Salt WaltherBignotti-Cotter RacingPhoenix (Cosworth TC)
0
Flag Bill WhittingtonWhittington RacingMarch (Cosworth TC)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Rick Mears
6
Most pole positionsFlag Bobby Unser
3
Most podium positionsFlag Rick Mears
8
Most podium positions without a winFlag Mario Andretti
4
Youngest driverFlag Josele Garza
19 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Jim McElreath
53 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
89.7%U.S.A.Flag Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Kevin Cogan, Tony Bettenhausen, Jr., Bill Alsup, Pancho Carter, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Unser, Bob Lazier, Billy (William John) Vukovich Jr, Tom Bigelow, Scott Brayton, Larry Dickson, Gary Bettenhausen, Dick Simon, Herm Johnson, Michael Chandler, Mike Mosley, Steve Chassey, Phil Caliva, Dick Ferguson, Steve Krisiloff, Rocky Moran, Jerry Karl, Billy Engelhart, Larry Cannon, Roger Rager, Bill Tempero, Phil Krueger, Gordon Smiley, Jim McElreath, Ross Davis, Jim Buick, Hurley Haywood, Spike Gehlhausen, Bob Frey, John Mahler, Jerry Sneva, Chip Mead, Dennis Firestone, Johnny Parsons Jr., Phil Threshie, Harry MacDonald, Tom Frantz, Ken Hamilton, Greg Leffler, A.J. Foyt, Salt Walther, Bill Whittington52
3.4%MexicoFlag Josele Garza, Michel Jourdain2
3.4%AustraliaFlag Geoff Brabham, Vern Schuppan2
1.7%BelgiumFlag Teddy Pilette1
1.7%CanadaFlag Cliff Hucul1

Individual driver statistics for the 1981 PPG Indy Car World Series

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
Alsup, BillFlag 42 y/o10020
Andretti, MarioFlag 41 y/o7041
Bettenhausen, GaryFlag 39 y/o2000
Bettenhausen, Jr., TonyFlag 29 y/o9010
Bigelow, TomFlag 41 y/o5000
Brabham, GeoffFlag 29 y/o3001
Brayton, ScottFlag 22 y/o10000
Buick, JimFlag 40 y/o4000
Caliva, PhilFlag 36 y/o3000
Cannon, LarryFlag 44 y/o5000
Carter, PanchoFlag 31 y/o11110
Chandler, MichaelFlag 23 y/o3000
Chassey, SteveFlag 36 y/o8000
Cogan, KevinFlag 25 y/o5010
Davis, RossFlag 31 y/o3000
Dickson, LarryFlag 42 y/o9000
Engelhart, BillyFlag 39 y/o3000
Ferguson, DickFlag 32 y/o5000
Firestone, DennisFlag 36 y/o1000
Foyt, A.J.Flag 46 y/o1000
Frantz, TomFlag 37 y/o1000
Frey, BobFlag 30 y/o2000
Garza, JoseleFlag 19 y/o11000
Gehlhausen, SpikeFlag 26 y/o2000
Hamilton, KenFlag 40 y/o1000
Haywood, HurleyFlag 33 y/o30000
Hucul, CliffFlag 32 y/o3000
Johncock, GordonFlag 44 y/o11031
Johnson, HermFlag 28 y/o9000
Jourdain, MichelFlag 33 y/o1000
Karl, JerryFlag 40 y/o9000
Krisiloff, SteveFlag 34 y/o3000
Krueger, PhilFlag 30 y/o4000
Lazier, BobFlag 42 y/o12000
Leffler, GregFlag 29 y/o1000
MacDonald, HarryFlag 40 y/o1000
Mahler, JohnFlag 44 y/o3000
McElreath, JimFlag 53 y/o3000
Mead, ChipFlag 31 y/o2000
Mears, RickFlag 29 y/o10682
Moran, RockyFlag 31 y/o1000
Mosley, MikeFlag 34 y/o5110
Parsons Jr., JohnnyFlag 36 y/o1000
Pilette, TeddyFlag 38 y/o1000
Rager, RogerFlag 32 y/o4000
Rutherford, JohnnyFlag 43 y/o11142
Schuppan, VernFlag 38 y/o4000
Simon, DickFlag 47 y/o9000
Smiley, GordonFlag 35 y/o3000
Sneva, JerryFlag 32 y/o1000
Sneva, TomFlag 33 y/o9231
Tempero, BillFlag 37 y/o9000
Threshie, PhilFlag 28 y/o1000
Unser, AlFlag 42 y/o11020
Unser, BobbyFlag 47 y/o11033
Vukovich Jr, Billy (William John)Flag 37 y/o3000
Walther, SaltFlag 33 y/o1000
Whittington, BillFlag 31 y/o1000
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