2002 Molson Indy Toronto

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2002 Toronto
Race details
Race 8 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Exhibition Place track layout
Date July 7, 2002
Official name 2002 Molson Indy Toronto
Location Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Course Temporary street course
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance 112 laps
196.560 mi / 316.288 km
Weather Partly cloudy
Pole position
Driver Cristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time 58.135
Fastest lap
Driver Cristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time 58.806 (on lap 108 of 112)
Podium
First Cristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Second Kenny Bräck (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Third Christian Fittipaldi (Newman/Haas Racing)

The 2002 Molson Indy Toronto was the eighth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 7, 2002 on the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 58.487 58.135 58.135
2 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 58.953 58.172 58.172
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.724 58.256 58.256
4 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.984 58.334 58.334
5 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 59.082 58.477 58.477
6 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 59.016 58.488 58.488
7 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 59.400 58.554 58.554
8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 59.102 58.577 58.577
9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 59.034 58.677 58.677
10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 59.379 58.706 58.706
11 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 59.390 58.864 58.864
12 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 59.935 58.930 58.930
13 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 59.479 59.051 59.051
14 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 59.359 59.108 59.108
15 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 59.585 59.146 59.146
16 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 59.484 59.293 59.293
17 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.719 59.673 59.673
18 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 59.760 59.981 59.760

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 112 2:06:19.372 1 23
2 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 112 +4.398 secs 4 16
3 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 112 +11.357 secs 5 14
4 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 112 +12.475 secs 7 12
5 44 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 112 +14.102 secs 9 10
6 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 112 +23.942 secs 8 8
7 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 112 +24.423 secs 11 6
8 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 112 +38.647 secs 12 5
9 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 111 + 1 Lap 13 4
10 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 111 + 1 Lap 14 3
11 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 110 + 2 Laps 18 2
12 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 109 + 3 Laps 15 1
13 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 101 Mechanical 6 0
14 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 92 Contact 3 0
15 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 92 Excluded* 16 0
16 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 88 Brakes 2 0
17 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 60 Gearbox 10 0
18 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 29 Engine 17 0

* Townsend Bell was excluded from the race after making contact with Bruno Junqueira on lap 93. He was fined $10,000 and placed on probation.

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
0-1 Yellow start
62-70 Kanaan (10) stopped on course
87-90 Tracy (26) contact
93-95 Junqueira (4) & Bell (20) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-112 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 112

External links[edit]


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