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The 2002 Grand Prix Americas was the sixteenth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on October 6, 2002 on the Bayfront Park street circuit in Miami, Florida. Cristiano da Matta won the race and clinched the season championship.

United States 2002 Miami
Race details
Race 16 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
DateOctober 6, 2002
Official name2002 Grand Prix Americas
LocationBayfront Park
Miami, Florida, United States
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
1.387 mi / 2.232 km
Distance105 laps
145.635 mi / 234.360 km
WeatherPartly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 88 °F (31 °C); wind speeds approaching 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverTony Kanaan (Mo Nunn Racing)
Time1:01.264
Fastest lap
DriverChristian Fittipaldi (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:02.906 (on lap 34 of 105)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondChristian Fittipaldi (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdJimmy Vasser (Team Rahal)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:01.264 - 1:01.264
2   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:01.444 1:09.786 1:01.444
3   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:02.039 1:12.188 1:02.039
4   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.165 1:11.397 1:02.165
5   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:02.304 1:13.479 1:02.304
6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.348 1:11.346 1:02.348
7   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:02.369 1:20.566 1:02.369
8   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.523 1:10.497 1:02.523
9   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:02.543 1:12.526 1:02.543
10   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.607 1:13.579 1:02.607
11   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:02.750 1:14.896 1:02.750
12   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:02.860 1:11.460 1:02.860
13   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:02.891 1:11.831 1:02.891
14   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:03.052 1:15.396 1:03.052
15   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:03.055 1:12.401 1:03.055
16   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:03.134 1:20.563 1:03.134
17   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:04.135 1:13.974 1:04.135
18   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:04.326 1:11.318 1:04.326

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 105 2:07:09.003 6 21
2 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 105 +0.734 8 16
3 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 105 +1.343 12 14
4 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 105 +2.597 5 12
5 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 105 +15.548 10 10
6 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 104 + 1 Lap 15 8
7 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 104 + 1 Lap 9 6
8 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 103 Contact 14 5
9 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 103 Contact 1 5
10 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 103 + 2 Laps 7 3
11 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 99 + 6 Laps 18 2
12 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 98 Contact 16 1
13 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 70 Differential 4 0
14 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 66 Fire 11 0
15 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 39 Gearbox 3 0
16 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 34 Contact 17 0
17 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 29 Suspension 13 0
18 44   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 19 Contact 2 1

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-2 Servià (20) spin on course
3-5 Domínguez (55) & Carpentier (32) contact
19-23 Kanaan (10) & Dixon (44) contact
90-92 Franchitti (27) contact
94-95 Junqueira (4) & Kanaan (10) off course
99-100 Vasser (8), Jourdain (9) & Tracy (26) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-23 Tony Kanaan
24-41 Cristiano da Matta
42-45 Paul Tracy
46-61 Bruno Junqueira
62-83 Cristiano da Matta
84-87 Paul Tracy
88-105 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 58
Tony Kanaan 23
Bruno Junqueira 16
Paul Tracy 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather of the 2002 Grand Prix Americas Champ Car race". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-13.

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