2002 Grand Prix Americas

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United States   2002 Miami
Race details
Race 16 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Date October 6, 2002
Official name 2002 Grand Prix Americas
Location Bayfront Park
Miami, Florida, United States
Course Temporary Street Circuit
1.387 mi / 2.232 km
Distance 105 laps, 145.635 mi / 234.360 km
Weather Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 88 °F (31 °C); wind speeds approaching 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing
Time 1:01.264
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:02.906 (on lap 34 of 105)
Podium
First Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing
Second Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing
Third United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal

The 2002 Grand Prix Americas was the sixteenth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on October 6, 2002 on the Bayfront Park street circuit in Miami, Florida. Cristiano da Matta won the race and clinched the season championship.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:01.264 - 1:01.264
2 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:01.444 1:09.786 1:01.444
3 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:02.039 1:12.188 1:02.039
4 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.165 1:11.397 1:02.165
5 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:02.304 1:13.479 1:02.304
6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.348 1:11.346 1:02.348
7 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:02.369 1:20.566 1:02.369
8 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.523 1:10.497 1:02.523
9 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:02.543 1:12.526 1:02.543
10 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.607 1:13.579 1:02.607
11 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:02.750 1:14.896 1:02.750
12 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:02.860 1:11.460 1:02.860
13 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:02.891 1:11.831 1:02.891
14 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:03.052 1:15.396 1:03.052
15 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:03.055 1:12.401 1:03.055
16 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:03.134 1:20.563 1:03.134
17 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:04.135 1:13.974 1:04.135
18 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:04.326 1:11.318 1:04.326


Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 105 2:07:09.003 6 21
2 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 105 +0.734 secs 8 16
3 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 105 +1.343 secs 12 14
4 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 105 +2.597 secs 5 12
5 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 105 +15.548 secs 10 10
6 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 104 + 1 Lap 15 8
7 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 104 + 1 Lap 9 6
8 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 103 Contact 14 5
9 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 103 Contact 1 5
10 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 103 + 2 Laps 7 3
11 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 99 + 6 Laps 18 2
12 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 98 Contact 16 1
13 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 70 Differential 4 0
14 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 66 Contact 11 0
15 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 39 Gearbox 3 0
16 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 34 Contact 17 0
17 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 29 Suspension 13 0
18 44 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 19 Contact 2 1

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-2 Servià (20) spin on course
3-5 Domínguez (55) & Carpentier (32) contact
19-23 Kanaan (10) & Dixon (44) contact
90-92 Franchitti (27) contact
94-95 Junqueira (4) & Kanaan (10) off course
99-100 Vasser (8), Jourdain (9) & Tracy (26) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-23 Tony Kanaan
24-41 Cristiano da Matta
42-45 Paul Tracy
46-61 Bruno Junqueira
62-83 Cristiano da Matta
84-87 Paul Tracy
88-105 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 58
Tony Kanaan 23
Bruno Junqueira 16
Paul Tracy 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather of the 2002 Grand Prix Americas Champ Car race". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

External links[edit]

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