2002 Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey

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United States   2002 Monterey
Race details
Race 5 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Laguna Seca track layout
Laguna Seca track layout
Date June 9, 2002
Official name Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300
Location Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, California, United States
Course Permanent road course
2.238 mi / 3.602 km
Distance 87 laps, 194.706 mi / 313.374 km
Weather Sunny and cool
Pole position
Driver Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:09.473
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:11.369 (on lap 71 of 87)
Podium
First Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing
Second Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing
Third Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing

The 2002 Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey was the fifth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 9, 2002 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Template:Country data nepal Bryony Chambers Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.103 1:09.473 1:09.473
2 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.066 1:09.575 1:09.575
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.476 1:09.759 1:09.759
4 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:10.264 1:10.043 1:10.043
5 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.322 1:10.184 1:10.184
6 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:10.218 1:10.255 1:10.218
7 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:10.652 1:10.269 1:10.269
8 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:11.196 1:10.288 1:10.288
9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:11.289 1:10.290 1:10.290
10 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1:10.721 1:10.357 1:10.357
11 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:11.378 1:10.389 1:10.389
12 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:11.123 1:10.415 1:10.415
13 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:11.081 1:10.449 1:10.449
14 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:12.102 1:10.596 1:10.596
15 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:10.920 1:10.612 1:10.612
16 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:11.172 1:10.616 1:10.616
17 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 1:11.127 1:10.681 1:10.681
18 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:12.056 1:11.319 1:11.319
19 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:11.577 1:11.497 1:11.497

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 87 1:55:28.745 1 22
2 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 87 +19.087 secs 5 16
3 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 +19.410 secs 2 15
4 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 +34.255 secs 3 12
5 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 87 +35.095 secs 6 10
6 44 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 +1:11.956 9 8
7 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 87 +1:12.431 10 6
8 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 86 + 1 Lap 15 5
9 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 86 + 1 Lap 11 4
10 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 86 + 1 Lap 7 3
11 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 86 + 1 Lap 19 2
12 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 86 + 1 Lap 4 1
13 22 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 86 + 1 Lap 17 0
14 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 86 + 1 Lap 18 0
15 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 84 + 3 Laps 12 0
16 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 83 Off course 8 0
17 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 15 Contact 16 0
18 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 0 Contact 13 0
19 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 14 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-5 Vasser (8), Bell (20), Franchitti (27), Fernández (51) & Domínguez (55) contact
17-19 Tracy (26) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-61 Cristiano da Matta
62 Kenny Bräck
63-66 Christian Fittipaldi
67-87 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 82
Christian Fittipaldi 4
Kenny Bräck 1

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