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The 2002 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 1 September 2002. It was the fourteenth race of the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship.

2002 Belgian Grand Prix
Race 14 of 17 in the 2002 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 1 September 2002
Official name LX Foster's Belgian Grand Prix
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.963 km (4.327 mi)
Distance 44 laps, 306.355 km (190.360 mi)
Weather Cloudy, Air: 17 °C (63 °F), Track 25 °C (77 °F)[1]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:43.726
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:47.176 on lap 15 (lap record)
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Williams-BMW

The race was won by Michael Schumacher, driving a Ferrari. Schumacher took pole position, led the whole race except during the pit stops, and set the fastest race lap. With the win, he became the first driver to win ten Formula One Grands Prix in a single season, surpassing the record jointly held by himself and Nigel Mansell. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello finished second, with Juan Pablo Montoya third in a Williams-BMW.

Two months after the race, it was announced that the Belgian Grand Prix would not be held in 2003 due to a row over tobacco advertising.[2] Spa would return to the F1 calendar in 2004, however, when the Bus Stop chicane was modified significantly.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:43.726
2 4   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.150 +0.424
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:44.335 +0.609
4 5   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:44.348 +0.622
5 6   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:44.634 +0.908
6 3   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.759 +1.033
7 14   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:45.386 +1.660
8 16   Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:45.865 +2.139
9 24   Mika Salo Toyota 1:45.880 +2.154
10 15   Jenson Button Renault 1:45.972 +2.246
11 17   Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1:46.056 +2.330
12 11   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:46.403 +2.677
13 25   Allan McNish Toyota 1:46.485 +2.759
14 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 1:46.508 +2.782
15 12   Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1:46.553 +2.827
16 10   Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 1:46.875 +3.149
17 8   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:46.896 +3.170
18 7   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:47.272 +3.546
19 23   Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 1:47.562 +3.836
20 22   Anthony Davidson Minardi-Asiatech 1:48.170 +4.444
107% time: 1:50.987
Source:[3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 44 1:21:20.634 1 10
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 44 + 1.977 3 6
3 6   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 44 + 18.445 5 4
4 3   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 44 + 19.357 6 3
5 5   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 44 + 56.440 4 2
6 16   Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 44 + 1:17.370 8 1
7 24   Mika Salo Toyota 44 + 1:17.809 9  
8 11   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 44 + 1:19.855 12  
9 25   Allan McNish Toyota 43 + 1 Lap 13  
10 7   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 43 + 1 Lap 18  
11 10   Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 43 + 1 Lap 16  
12 12   Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 39 Engine 15  
Ret 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 38 Engine 14  
Ret 17   Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 37 Suspension 11  
Ret 8   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 37 Engine 17  
Ret 4   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 35 Engine 2  
Ret 14   Jarno Trulli Renault 35 Engine 7  
Ret 22   Anthony Davidson Minardi-Asiatech 17 Spun Off 20  
Ret 15   Jenson Button Renault 10 Engine 10  
Ret 23   Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 4 Gearbox 19  
Sources:[3][4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ F1 Racing. September 2002.
  2. ^ "Axe falls on Belgian GP". BBC Sport. 28 October 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Grand Prix of Belgium". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  4. ^ "2002 Belgian Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Belgium 2002 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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