2002 French Grand Prix

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2002 French Grand Prix
Race 11 of 17 in the 2002 Formula One World Championship
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (1992-2002).svg
Race details
Date 21 July 2002
Official name LXXXVIII Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France
Location Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.411 km (2.641 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 305.886 km (190.069 mi)
Weather Warm and sunny, Air Temp: 25°C
Pole position
Driver Williams-BMW
Time 1:11.985
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:15.045 on lap 62
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third McLaren-Mercedes
The decisive moment of the race as Kimi Räikkönen runs wide, allowing Michael Schumacher to pass him for the lead.
This race saw Michael Schumacher clinch his fifth title, equaling Juan Manuel Fangio's 45-year-old record.

The 2002 French Grand Prix (formally the LXXXVIII Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France) was a Formula One motor race held at Magny-Cours on 21 July 2002. It was the eleventh race of the 2002 Formula One season and the race in which Michael Schumacher secured his fifth World Drivers' Championship title in record time, equalling Juan Manuel Fangio's record set over 40 years before. McLaren-Mercedes drivers Kimi Räikkönen and David Coulthard finished second and third respectively.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:11.985
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:12.008 +0.023
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:12.197 +0.212
4 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.244 +0.259
5 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:12.424 +0.439
6 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.498 +0.513
7 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 1:12.761 +0.776
8 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:13.030 +1.045
9 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:13.188 +1.203
10 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:13.370 +1.385
11 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1:13.457 +1.472
12 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:13.501 +1.516
13 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:13.506 +1.521
14 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 1:13.542 +1.557
15 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1:13.656 +1.671
16 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 1:13.837 +1.852
17 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 1:13.949 +1.964
18 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 1:14.800 +2.815
19 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 1:16.798 +4.813
107% time: 1:17.023
DNQ 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 1:18.497 +6.512
DNQ 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 1:19.843 +7.858
DNQ 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda
Source:[1]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 72 1:32:09.837 2 10
2 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 72 +1.104 4 6
3 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 72 +31.975 6 4
4 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 72 +40.675 1 3
5 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 72 +41.772 5 2
6 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 71 +1 Lap 7 1
7 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 71 +1 Lap 10  
8 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 71 +1 Lap 18  
9 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +2 Laps 15  
10 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 68 +4 Laps 19  
11 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 65 Engine 17  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 52 Rear wing 9  
Ret 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 49 Engine 8  
Ret 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 48 Transmission 12  
Ret 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 48 Engine 16  
Ret 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 35 Engine 13  
Ret 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 29 Collision damage 11  
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 23 Spin 14  
DNS 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari   Ignition 3  
DNQ 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth   107% Rule  
DNQ 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth   107% Rule  
DNQ 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda Injury
Sources:[1][2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates the World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grand Prix of France". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2002 French Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "France 2002 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 March 2019.


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