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The 2002 French Grand Prix (formally the LXXXVIII Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France) was a Formula One motor race held at Magny-Cours on 21 July 2002. It was the eleventh race of the 2002 Formula One season and the race in which Michael Schumacher secured his fifth World Drivers' Championship title in record time, equalling Juan Manuel Fangio's record set over 40 years before. McLaren-Mercedes drivers Kimi Räikkönen and David Coulthard finished second and third respectively.

2002 French Grand Prix
Race 11 of 17 in the 2002 Formula One World Championship
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (1992-2002).svg
Race details
Date 21 July 2002
Official name LXXXVIII Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France
Location Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.411 km (2.641 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 305.886 km (190.069 mi)
Weather Warm and sunny, Air Temp: 25°C
Pole position
Driver Williams-BMW
Time 1:11.985
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:15.045 on lap 62
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third McLaren-Mercedes
The decisive moment of the race as Kimi Räikkönen runs wide, allowing Michael Schumacher to pass him for the lead.
This race saw Michael Schumacher clinch his fifth title, equaling Juan Manuel Fangio's 45-year-old record.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 6   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:11.985
2 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:12.008 +0.023
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:12.197 +0.212
4 4   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.244 +0.259
5 5   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:12.424 +0.439
6 3   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.498 +0.513
7 15   Jenson Button Renault 1:12.761 +0.776
8 14   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:13.030 +1.045
9 16   Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:13.188 +1.203
10 7   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:13.370 +1.385
11 12   Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1:13.457 +1.472
12 8   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:13.501 +1.516
13 11   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:13.506 +1.521
14 10   Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 1:13.542 +1.557
15 17   Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1:13.656 +1.671
16 24   Mika Salo Toyota 1:13.837 +1.852
17 25   Allan McNish Toyota 1:13.949 +1.964
18 23   Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 1:14.800 +2.815
19 22   Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 1:16.798 +4.813
107% time: 1:17.023
DNQ 20   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 1:18.497 +6.512
DNQ 21   Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 1:19.843 +7.858
DNQ 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 72 1:32:09.837 2 10
2 4   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 72 +1.104 4 6
3 3   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 72 +31.975 6 4
4 6   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 72 +40.675 1 3
5 5   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 72 +41.772 5 2
6 15   Jenson Button Renault 71 +1 Lap 7 1
7 7   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 71 +1 Lap 10  
8 23   Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 71 +1 Lap 18  
9 17   Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +2 Laps 15  
10 22   Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 68 +4 Laps 19  
11 25   Allan McNish Toyota 65 Engine 17  
Ret 16   Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 52 Rear wing 9  
Ret 14   Jarno Trulli Renault 49 Engine 8  
Ret 8   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 48 Transmission 12  
Ret 24   Mika Salo Toyota 48 Engine 16  
Ret 11   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 35 Engine 13  
Ret 12   Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 29 Collision damage 11  
Ret 10   Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 23 Spin 14  
DNS 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari   Ignition 3  
DNQ 20   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth   107% Rule  
DNQ 21   Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth   107% Rule  
DNQ 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda Injury
Sources:[1][2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Grand Prix of France". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2002 French Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "France 2002 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 March 2019.


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