CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske post Gold Coast facts

-- By clinching his second consecutive CART FedEx Series Championship, Gil de Ferran becomes the fourth driver in the history of CART to accomplish this feat (Rick Mears - 1981-82; Bobby Rahal - 1986-87; Alex Zanardi - 1997-98). -- This marks...

-- By clinching his second consecutive CART FedEx Series Championship, Gil de Ferran becomes the fourth driver in the history of CART to accomplish this feat (Rick Mears - 1981-82; Bobby Rahal - 1986-87; Alex Zanardi - 1997-98).

-- This marks Team Penske's record setting 11th National Title and 9th CART Championship, the Team has a record 110 race wins and 135 pole positions.

-- In the 19 events this season, de Ferran has qualified on the front row seven times (37%) including the last five races and started in the top-five 13 times (68%). His teammate, Helio Castroneves, has qualified on the front row eight times (42%) and started in the top-five 15 times (79%).

-- By leading the first 21 laps of the race, de Ferran has now led 328 laps this season and has moved into sole possession of 13th place on the CART career laps led list with 1,283. He passed Al Unser, who led 1,282 laps during his career. Bobby Unser, stands 12th on the list with 1,298.

--  De Ferran has completed 88% of the laps run this season and led 14% of
them.  Castroneves has completed 89% and led 17% (400 laps).

-- De Ferran's average starting position this season is 6th and his average finishing position is 7th. Castroneves' average starting position is 5th and his average finishing position is 10th.

-- Marlboro Team Penske has qualified in the top-three in 15 of the 19 races run this season (79%).

-- Marlboro Team Penske drivers have had a total of 11 podium appearances in the 19 races this season. The Team has had at least one driver on the podium at ten races (53%).

-- Marlboro Team Penske has led every lap in three races this season - Castroneves led wire-to-wire in Long Beach and Detroit and de Ferran led wire-to-wire in Houston - and has led most laps in a Series-high ten races.

-- Of the 2,390 laps run to date this season, Marlboro Team Penske drivers have led a toal of 728 (30%).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Bobby Rahal , Alex Zanardi , Al Unser Sr. , Rick Mears , Bobby Unser
Teams Team Penske