2002 Spanish Grand Prix

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Spain  2002 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 17 in the 2002 Formula One season
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Date April 28, 2002
Official name Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.730 km (2.939 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 307.327 km (190.964 mi)
Weather Clear, Air Temp: 20°C
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:16.364
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:20.355
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Third United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes

The 2002 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on April 28, 2002 at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth round of the 2002 Formula One season. The race, contested over 65 laps, was won by Michael Schumacher driving a Ferrari car after starting from pole position. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second driving for the Williams team, with David Coulthard third driving for McLaren.

During the race, Juan Pablo Montoya ran over his front jackman during the pitstops. This would re-occur in the 2004 race.

As a consequence of the race, Schumacher extended his lead over Montoya who took over second position in the Drivers' Championship from his team-mate Ralf Schumacher to 21 points. In the Constructors Championship, Ferrari extended their lead over Williams to seven points.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Heading into the fifth race of the season, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher was leading the Drivers' Championship with 34 points; ahead of Williams driver and brother Ralf Schumacher on 20, and Juan Pablo Montoya on 17. Renault driver Jenson Button was fourth with 8 points and Rubens Barrichello on 6. The Constructors' Championship was closer at the front with Ferrari on 40 points leading Williams who were on 37.

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Race[edit]

Post-race[edit]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:16.364
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:16.690 +0.326
3 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:17.277 +0.913
4 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:17.425 +1.061
5 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.519 +1.155
6 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 1:17.638 +1.274
7 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.662 +1.298
8 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:17.851 +1.487
9 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:17.929 +1.565
10 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 1:18.121 +1.757
11 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:18.139 +1.775
12 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 1:18.291 +1.927
13 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1:18.472 +2.108
14 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 1:18.515 +2.151
15 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:18.847 +2.483
16 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1:18.885 +2.521
17 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 1:18.897 +2.533
18 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 1:19.002 +2.638
19 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 1:19.025 +2.661
20 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 1:19.802 +3.438
21 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 1:21.415 +5.051
22* 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:18.779 +2.415

*Eddie Irvine was demoted to last place because of a fuel analysis which showed that the fuel was not the same as one of those approved for use by Jaguar prior to the event.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 65 1:30:29.981 1 10
2 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 65 +35.630 4 6
3 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 65 +42.623 7 4
4 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 65 +1:06.697 8 3
5 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 65 +1:18.973 11 2
6 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 65 +1:20.430 10 1
7 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 64 +1 Lap 15  
8 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 64 +1 Lap 19  
9 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 64 +1 Lap 17  
10 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 63 Engine 9  
11 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 63 Engine 3  
12 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 60 Hydraulics 6  
Ret 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 43 Exhaust 13  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 41 Hydraulics 22  
Ret 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 40 Hydraulics 14  
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 10 Spin 18  
Ret 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 5 Hydraulics 12  
Ret 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 4 Rear wing 5  
Ret 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 2 Spin 16  
DNS 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari - Gearbox 2  
DNS 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech - Safety 20  
DNS 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech - Safety 21  

Notes[edit]

  • Lap leaders: Michael Schumacher 65 (1-65)
  • Michael Schumacher achieved his third Grand Chelem at this race, and his first since 1994.
  • The Stewards of the Meeting received a notice from KL Minardi Asiatech, informing them of their intention to withdraw from the 2002 Spanish Grand Prix due to a number of front and rear wing failures they suffered over the weekend. Having spoken to the Team Manager, the Stewards of the Meeting decided to accept the withdrawal of KL Minardi Asiatech from the event.[1]

References[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

External links[edit]


Previous race:
2002 San Marino Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2002 season
Next race:
2002 Austrian Grand Prix
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2001 Spanish Grand Prix
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2003 Spanish Grand Prix

Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 2°15′40″E / 41.57000°N 2.26111°E / 41.57000; 2.26111