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2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland

The 2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland was the ninth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 14, 2002 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

United States 2002 Cleveland
Race details
Race 9 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Cleveland Street Course at Burke Lakefront Airport.svg
Burke Lakefront Airport track layout
DateJuly 14, 2002
Official name2002 Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank
LocationBurke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CourseTemporary airport course
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance115 laps
242.190 mi / 389.735 km
WeatherSunny
Pole position
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time57.040
Fastest lap
DriverPaul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)
Time58.473 (on lap 72 of 115)
Podium
FirstPatrick Carpentier (Team Player's)
SecondMichael Andretti (Team Motorola)
ThirdPaul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)

The major story coming into the race weekend was Cristiano da Matta going for a CART record 5th consecutive win. However, engine failure on lap 20 ended his race. After Dario Franchitti suffered similar engine woes, the lead was turned over to Patrick Carpentier who led all but one of the remaining laps in route to victory.

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Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 57.641 57.040 57.040
2   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 58.688 57.470 57.470
3   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 58.515 57.482 57.482
4   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 58.211 57.499 57.499
5   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 58.111 57.645 57.645
6   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 58.092 57.713 57.713
7   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 58.477 57.731 57.731
8   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.550 57.751 57.751
9   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.713 57.797 57.797
10   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 58.804 57.798 57.798
11   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 58.648 57.827 57.827
12   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.094 57.913 57.913
13   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.376 58.050 58.050
14   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 58.757 58.058 58.058
15   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 58.758 58.304 58.304
16   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 58.873 58.326 58.326
17   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 59.297 58.546 58.546
18   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 59.660 58.559 58.559

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 115 2:00:05.785 2 21
2 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 115 +17.059 5 16
3 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 115 +28.295 11 14
4 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 115 +32.526 9 12
5 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 115 +37.152 14 10
6 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 115 +50.604 7 8
7 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 115 +51.896 10 6
8 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 115 +57.236 6 5
9 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 114 + 1 Lap 16 4
10 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 114 + 1 Lap 18 3
11 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 111 + 4 Laps 17 2
12 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 96 Out of fuel 4 1
13 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 87 Engine 8 0
14 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 69 Engine 3 0
15 44   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 27 Drive shaft 12 0
16 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 21 Engine 1 2
17 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1 Contact 13 0
18 20   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1 Contact 15 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
0-1 Yellow start
2-4 Vasser (8), Takagi (8), Bell (20) & Domínguez (55) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-19 Cristiano da Matta
20-48 Dario Franchitti
49-74 Patrick Carpentier
75 Michael Andretti
76-115 Patrick Carpentier
 
Driver Laps led
Patrick Carpentier 66
Dario Franchitti 29
Cristiano da Matta 19
Michael Andretti 1

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