2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver

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2002 Denver
Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Circuito Callejero Pepsi Center Ciudad de Denver, Colorado.png
Date September 1, 2002
Official name 2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver
Location Streets of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
Course Temporary street course
1.647 mi / 2.651 km
Distance 100 laps
164.700 mi / 265.100 km
Weather Mostly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 87.1 °F (30.6 °C); wind speeds approaching 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Bruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:01.703
Fastest lap
Driver Kenny Bräck (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:01.648 (on lap 85 of 100)
Podium
First Bruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Scott Dixon (Coors Light/Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Third Cristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)

The 2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver was the fourteenth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on September 1, 2002 on the streets of Denver, Colorado around Pepsi Center. It was the first Champ Car event in Denver since a 1991 street course event in Denver's Civic Center.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.950 1:01.703 1:01.703
2 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:02.073 1:02.311 1:02.073
3 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:03.659 1:01.808 1:01.808
4 New Zealand Scott Dixon Coors Light/Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.468 1:01.888 1:01.888
5 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.440 1:01.992 1:01.992
6 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:03.254 1:02.049 1:02.049
7 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.810 1:02.149 1:02.149
8 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:04.760 1:02.181 1:02.181
9 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:02.454 1:02.184 1:02.184
10 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:03.940 1:02.244 1:02.244
11 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:03.204 1:02.305 1:02.305
12 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:04.516 1:02.471 1:02.471
13 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:03.156 1:02.476 1:02.476
14 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:03.619 1:02.601 1:02.601
15 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:03.632 1:02.726 1:02.726
16 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:04.558 1:02.762 1:02.762
17 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:03.432 1:02.817 1:02.817
18 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:03.538 1:03.200 1:03.200

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 100 1:49:22.547 1 22
2 44 New Zealand Scott Dixon Coors Light/Target Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +0.282 secs 4 16
3 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 100 +8.191 secs 7 14
4 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 100 +11.911 secs 2 13
5 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 100 +12.562 secs 5 10
6 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 100 +13.288 secs 9 8
7 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +13.705 secs 6 6
8 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 100 +14.496 secs 15 5
9 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 100 +15.497 secs 10 4
10 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 100 +16.586 secs 11 3
11 20 Spain Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 100 +26.507 secs 13 2
12 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 99 + 1 Lap 12 1
13 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 99 + 1 Lap 17 0
14 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 97 + 3 Laps 16 0
15 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 85 Contact 18 0
16 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 64 Gearbox 3 0
17 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 61 Contact 8 0
18 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 14 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
88-92 Takagi (5) & Domínguez (55) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-100 Bruno Junqueira
 
Driver Laps led
Bruno Junqueira 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 

External links[edit]


Previous race:
2002 Molson Indy Montreal
CART Indycar World Series
2002 season
Next race:
2002 Sure for Men Rockingham 500
Previous race:
1991 Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver
at Civic Center
2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver Next race:
2003 Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver