2002 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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2002 Long Beach
Race details
Race 2 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Long Beach track layout
Date April 4, 2002
Official name 2002 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Streets of Long Beach
Long Beach, California, United States
Course Temporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 90 laps
177.120 mi / 285.030 km
Weather Partly cloudy, cool
Pole position
Driver Jimmy Vasser (Team Rahal)
Time 1:07.742
Fastest lap
Driver Bruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:08.981 (on lap 51 of 90)
Podium
First Michael Andretti (Team Motorola)
Second Jimmy Vasser (Team Rahal)
Third Max Papis (Sigma Autosport)

The 2002 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the second round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on April 4, 2002 on the streets of Long Beach, California. Michael Andretti won the race, his 42nd and final victory of his career as a driver in CART and IndyCar.

Qualifying results[edit]

Qualifying times in Italics show that that is the quickest time of that qualifying session.

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:09.373 1:07.742 1:07.742
2 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.092 1:07.745 1:07.745
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.549 1:08.097 1:08.097
4 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.677 1:08.126 1:08.126
5 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1:10.004 1:08.267 1:08.267
6 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:09.554 1:08.411 1:08.411
7 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:10.480 1:08.448 1:08.448
8 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:09.825 1:08.484 1:08.484
9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.220 1:08.637 1:08.637
10 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:09.548 1:08.647 1:08.647
11 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:09.611 1:08.720 1:08.720
12 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:09.866 1:08.754 1:08.754
13 Spain Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 1:10.092 1:08.778 1:08.778
14 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:10.679 1:08.817 1:08.817
15 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:10.544 1:08.856 1:08.856
16 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:10.107 1:08.915 1:08.915
17 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:10.580 1:09.212 1:09.212
18 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 1:10.751 1:09.212 1:09.212
19 New Zealand Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 1:11.142 1:09.613 1:09.613
20 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:09.883 1:09.890 1:09.883

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time Grid Points
1 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 90 2:02:14.542 15 21
2 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 90 +0.466 secs 1 17
3 22 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 90 +4.698 secs 18 14
4 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +5.250 secs 4 12
5 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 90 +7.488 secs 10 10
6 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 90 +8.330 secs 12 8
7 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 90 +10.129 secs 8 6
8 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 90 +10.823 secs 2 6
9 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 90 +11.460 secs 16 4
10 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 90 +35.789 secs 7 3
11 17 Spain Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 79 Ret (Turbo) 13 2
12 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 73 Ret (Fuel pressure) 14 1
13 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 67 Ret (Gearbox) 9 0
14 16 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 62 Ret (Contact) 17 0
15 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 57 Ret (Contact) 5 0
16 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 55 Ret (Contact) 11 0
17 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 51 Ret (Contact) 3 0
18 7 New Zealand Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 30 Ret (Engine) 19 0
19 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 20 Ret (Gearbox) 20 0
20 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 16 Ret (Electrical) 6 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
17–19 Kanaan (10) off course
31–36 Dixon (7) off (mechanical)
52–55 Junqueira (4) contact
57–58 Tagliani (33) & Bell (20) contact
63–65 Domínguez (16) contact
81–82 Servià (17) mechanical

Lap leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1–17 Cristiano da Matta
18 Kenny Bräck
19–31 Cristiano da Matta
32 Kenny Bräck
33–46 Michael Andretti
47–60 Jimmy Vasser
61 Kenny Bräck
62–90 Michael Andretti
 
Driver Laps led
Michael Andretti 43
Cristiano da Matta 30
Jimmy Vasser 14
Kenny Bräck 3

External links[edit]


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2003 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach