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2002 Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey

The 2002 Bridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey was the fifth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 9, 2002 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

United States 2002 Monterey
Race details
Race 5 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Laguna Seca.svg
Laguna Seca track layout
DateJune 9, 2002
Official nameBridgestone Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300
LocationMazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, United States
CoursePermanent road course
2.238 mi / 3.602 km
Distance87 laps
194.706 mi / 313.374 km
WeatherSunny and cool
Pole position
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:09.473
Fastest lap
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:11.369 (on lap 71 of 87)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondChristian Fittipaldi (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdKenny Bräck (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.103 1:09.473 1:09.473
2   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.066 1:09.575 1:09.575
3   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.476 1:09.759 1:09.759
4   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:10.264 1:10.043 1:10.043
5   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:10.322 1:10.184 1:10.184
6   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:10.218 1:10.255 1:10.218
7   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:10.652 1:10.269 1:10.269
8   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:11.196 1:10.288 1:10.288
9   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:11.289 1:10.290 1:10.290
10   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1:10.721 1:10.357 1:10.357
11   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:11.378 1:10.389 1:10.389
12   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:11.123 1:10.415 1:10.415
13   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:11.081 1:10.449 1:10.449
14   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:12.102 1:10.596 1:10.596
15   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:10.920 1:10.612 1:10.612
16   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:11.172 1:10.616 1:10.616
17   Max Papis Sigma Autosport 1:11.127 1:10.681 1:10.681
18   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:12.056 1:11.319 1:11.319
19   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:11.577 1:11.497 1:11.497

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 87 1:55:28.745 1 22
2 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 87 +19.087 5 16
3 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 +19.410 2 15
4 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 +34.255 3 12
5 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 87 +35.095 6 10
6 44   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 +1:11.956 9 8
7 20   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 87 +1:12.431 10 6
8 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 86 + 1 Lap 15 5
9 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 86 + 1 Lap 11 4
10 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 86 + 1 Lap 7 3
11 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 86 + 1 Lap 19 2
12 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 86 + 1 Lap 4 1
13 22   Max Papis Sigma Autosport 86 + 1 Lap 17 0
14 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 86 + 1 Lap 18 0
15 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 84 + 3 Laps 12 0
16 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 83 Spun off 8 0
17 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 15 Contact/ Wheel 16 0
18 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 0 Contact 13 0
19 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 14 0

Caution flagsEdit

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-61 Cristiano da Matta
62 Kenny Bräck
63-66 Christian Fittipaldi
67-87 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 82
Christian Fittipaldi 4
Kenny Bräck 1

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