2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland

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2002 Cleveland
Race details
Race 9 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Cleveland Street Course at Burke Lakefront Airport.svg
Burke Lakefront Airport track layout
Date July 14, 2002
Official name 2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank
Location Burke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Course Temporary airport course
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance 115 laps
242.190 mi / 389.735 km
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Cristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time 57.040
Fastest lap
Driver Paul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)
Time 58.473 (on lap 72 of 115)
Podium
First Patrick Carpentier (Team Player's)
Second Michael Andretti (Team Motorola)
Third Paul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)

The 2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland was the ninth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 14, 2002 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

The major story coming into the race weekend was Cristiano da Matta going for a CART record 5th consecutive win. However, engine failure on lap 20 ended his race. After Dario Franchitti suffered similar engine woes, the lead was turned over to Patrick Carpentier who led all but one of the remaining laps in route to victory.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 57.641 57.040 57.040
2 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 58.688 57.470 57.470
3 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 58.515 57.482 57.482
4 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 58.211 57.499 57.499
5 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 58.111 57.645 57.645
6 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 58.092 57.713 57.713
7 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 58.477 57.731 57.731
8 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.550 57.751 57.751
9 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.713 57.797 57.797
10 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 58.804 57.798 57.798
11 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 58.648 57.827 57.827
12 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.094 57.913 57.913
13 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.376 58.050 58.050
14 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 58.757 58.058 58.058
15 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 58.758 58.304 58.304
16 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 58.873 58.326 58.326
17 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 59.297 58.546 58.546
18 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 59.660 58.559 58.559

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 115 2:00:05.785 2 21
2 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 115 +17.059 secs 5 16
3 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 115 +28.295 secs 11 14
4 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 115 +32.526 secs 9 12
5 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 115 +37.152 secs 14 10
6 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 115 +50.604 secs 7 8
7 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 115 +51.896 secs 10 6
8 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 115 +57.236 secs 6 5
9 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 114 + 1 Lap 16 4
10 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 114 + 1 Lap 18 3
11 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 111 + 4 Laps 17 2
12 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 96 Out of fuel 4 1
13 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 Engine 8 0
14 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 69 Engine 3 0
15 44 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 27 Drive shaft 12 0
16 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 21 Engine 1 2
17 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1 Contact 13 0
18 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1 Contact 15 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
0-1 Yellow start
2-4 Vasser (8), Takagi (8), Bell (20) & Domínguez (55) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-19 Cristiano da Matta
20-48 Dario Franchitti
49-74 Patrick Carpentier
75 Michael Andretti
76-115 Patrick Carpentier
 
Driver Laps led
Patrick Carpentier 66
Dario Franchitti 29
Cristiano da Matta 19
Michael Andretti 1

External links[edit]


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