2002 Austrian Grand Prix

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Austria  2002 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 17 in the 2002 Formula One season
Circuit A1 Ring.svg
Date May 12, 2002
Official name XXVI Grand A1 Prix of Austria
Location A1-Ring, Spielberg, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
4.326 km (2.684 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 307.146 km (190.564 mi)
Weather Clear, Air Temp: 20°C
Attendance 81,000[1]
Pole position
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:08.082
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:09.298 on lap 68
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Barrichello makes way for Schumacher
The lighter side of Ferrari at the Grand Prix

The 2002 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 12, 2002, at the A1-Ring. It was the sixth round of the 2002 Formula One season. This race saw a staged finish, in which race leader Rubens Barrichello was ordered to allow Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher to overtake him and win the Grand Prix. Ferrari wanted their number one driver Schumacher to win the race and collect the maximum points for the Drivers' Championship.[2] Barrichello let him pass on the last lap at the finish line which greatly upset the spectators. Barrichello had also yielded second place to Schumacher at the line in the previous year's event.

On the podium, in response to the jeers of the crowd, Schumacher insisted that Barrichello take the top spot on the podium. Schumacher took the trophy for first place from the Austrian chancellor and gave it to Barrichello, who then took the second place trophy. Barrichello, Schumacher and Ferrari were fined one million U.S. dollars for the failure to observe Article 170 of the Formula One Sporting Regulations concerning the podium ceremony.[3] As a result of this, and another incident at the United States Grand Prix, the FIA declared new rules against team orders which would artificially affect race results.

The race also featured a huge accident between Takuma Sato and Nick Heidfeld. Heidfeld lost control over his car due to a rear suspension failure on the way into a corner, causing it to spin across the infield and back across the circuit, spinning backwards into the side of Sato's car. Sato suffered minor injuries but got stuck in the wreckage and it took several minutes for the track marshals to cut him out from the vehicle.


Reports[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Rubens Barrichello grabbed his second pole position of the season by beating last year's pole time by 1.5 seconds, and beating his team-mate Michael Schumacher by over 0.6 seconds. Ralf Schumacher split the two Ferraris and Juan Pablo Montoya qualified 4th despite having to use the spare car. Nick Heidfeld in the improved Sauber managed to qualify in 5th ahead of Kimi Räikkönen in the McLaren. Felipe Massa took 7th ahead of David Coulthard. Olivier Panis and Mika Salo completed the top 10.

Michael Schumacher, Heinz Harald Frentzen and Jacques Villeneuve and Alex Yoong set times slower than their best times from the morning practice. The first three were Bridgestone runners, possibly indicating a degraded performance under warmer conditions.

Fourth to eighteen positions were covered by a gap of only 0.94 seconds.

Ralf Schumacher, Nick Heidfeld, Felipe Massa, Olivier Panis, Enrique Bernoldi and Allan McNish had their best qualifying positions so far in the season. Rubens Barrichello and Mika Salo equalled their best positions. While Michael Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Jarno Trulli and Jacques Villeneuve had their worst qualifying positions so far in the season. Giancarlo Fisichella, Mark Webber and Alex Yoong equalled their worst positions.[4]

Race[edit]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:08.082
2 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:08.364 +0.282
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:08.704 +0.622
4 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:09.118 +1.036
5 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:09.129 +1.047
6 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:09.154 +1.072
7 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:09.228 +1.146
8 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:09.335 +1.253
9 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1:09.561 +1.479
10 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 1:09.661 +1.579
11 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 1:09.671 +1.589
12 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 1:09.723 +1.641
13 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 1:09.780 +1.698
14 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 1:09.818 +1.736
15 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 1:09.901 +1.819
16 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:09.980 +1.898
17 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:10.051 +1.969
18 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 1:10.058 +1.976
19 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1:10.553 +2.471
20 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:10.741 +2.659
21 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 1:11.388 +3.306
22 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 1:12.336 +4.254
Source:[5]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 1:33:51.562 3 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 71 +0.182 1 6
3 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 71 +17.730 4 4
4 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 71 +18.448 2 3
5 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 71 +49.965 15 2
6 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 +50.672 8 1
7 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 71 +51.229 13  
8 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 71 +1:09.425 10  
9 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 71 +1:09.718 14  
10 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 70 Engine 17  
11 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 11  
12 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 69 +2 Laps 21  
Ret 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 44 Fuel pressure 16  
Ret 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 42 Engine 22  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 38 Hydraulics 20  
Ret 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 27 Collision 5  
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 26 Collision 18  
Ret 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 22 Engine 9  
Ret 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 7 Suspension 7  
Ret 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 5 Engine 6  
Ret 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 2 Collision 12  
Ret 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Throttle 19  
Source:[6]

Notes[edit]

  • Jacques Villeneuve received a drive-through penalty for causing an accident while Mark Webber received the same penalty for ignoring blue flags.[7]

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/123970/Day-F1-died-of-shame.html
  2. ^ "Barrichello Admits Team Orders". www.gpupdate.net. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Official FIA Press Release - The 2002 Austrian Grand Prix". www.fia.com. 2002-06-26. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-26. 
  4. ^ http://www.newsonf1.com/2002/races/austria/qrep.htm
  5. ^ http://www.newsonf1.com/2002/races/austria/qres.htm
  6. ^ http://www.newsonf1.com/2002/races/austria/rres.htm
  7. ^ http://www.chicanef1.com/penalties.pl?year=2002&gp=Austrian%20GP&r=1

External links[edit]


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