2002 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix

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Mexico   2002 Monterrey
Race details
Race 1 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Date March 10, 2002
Official name 2002 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix
Location Parque Fundidora
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Course Permanent road course
2.104 mi / 3.386 km
Distance 85 laps, 178.840 mi / 287.810 km
Pole position
Driver Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing
Time 1:18.929
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:15.386 (on lap 74 of 85)
Podium
First Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing
Second United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green
Third Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing

The 2002 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix was the first round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on March 10, 2002 at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:18.929 1:46.320 1:18.929
2 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:19.202 - 1:19.202
3 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:19.241 1:51.165 1:19.241
4 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:19.270 - 1:19.270
5 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:19.275 - 1:19.275
6 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:19.326 - 1:19.326
7 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:19.480 - 1:19.480
8 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:19.491 - 1:19.491
9 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1:19.682 - 1:19.682
10 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:19.832 - 1:19.832
11 Spain Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 1:19.878 - 1:19.878
12 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:19.982 - 1:19.982
13 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:19.985 - 1:19.985
14 New Zealand Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 1:20.224 - 1:20.224
15 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:20.400 - 1:20.400
16 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:20.473 1:49.075 1:20.473
17 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:20.712 - 1:20.712
18 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 1:21.992 - 1:21.992
19 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:22.347 - 1:22.347
20 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:20.419 - -*

* Nakano ran his backup car in the qualification 2 session (but was unable to complete a lap), thus forfeiting the qualifying time he set in his primary car on Friday.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 85 1:58:30.642 5 21
2 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 85 +1.679 secs 2 16
3 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 85 +3.244 secs 4 14
4 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 85 +3.785 secs 6 12
5 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 85 +7.261 secs 3 10
6 7 New Zealand Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 85 +9.427 secs 14 8
7 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 85 +9.937 secs 17 6
8 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 85 +10.318 secs 19 5
9 22 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 85 +11.076 secs 18 4
10 17 Spain Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 85 +12.717 secs 11 3
11 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 84 + 1 Lap (Off course) 7 2
12 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 84 + 1 Lap 16 1
13 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 84 + 1 Lap 1 2
14 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 83 + 2 Laps 15 0
15 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 83 + 2 Laps 20 0
16 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 75 Contact 13 0
17 16 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 23 Mechanical 12 0
18 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1 Contact 8 0
19 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 0 Contact 9 0
20 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 0 Contact 10 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-3 Bell (20), Vasser (8), Junqueira (4) & Bräck (12) contact
77-81 Takagi (5) & Kanaan (10) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-14 Adrian Fernández
15-27 Alex Tagliani
28-31 Patrick Carpentier
32-50 Cristiano da Matta
51 Dario Franchitti
52 Max Papis
53-85 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 52
Adrian Fernández 14
Alex Tagliani 13
Patrick Carpentier 4
Dario Franchitti 1
Max Papis 1

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