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The 2002 Molson Indy Montreal was the thirteenth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on August 25, 2002 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was the first Champ Car event to take place on the circuit best known for hosting the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.

Canada 2002 Montreal
Race details
Race 13 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve track layout
DateAugust 25, 2002
Official name2002 Molson Indy Montreal
LocationCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CoursePermanent road course
2.709 mi / 4.360 km
Distance80 laps
216.72 mi / 348.800 km
WeatherPartly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 25 °C (77 °F); maximum wind speeds of 5.1 kilometres per hour (3.2 mph) reported throughout the day[1]
Pole position
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:18.959
Fastest lap
DriverDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
Time1:20.238 (on lap 39 of 80)
Podium
FirstDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
SecondCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdTony Kanaan (Mo Nunn Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:19.465 1:18.959 1:18.959
2   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:20.820 1:19.334 1:19.334
3   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:20.199 1:19.347 1:19.347
4   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:20.504 1:19.510 1:19.510
5   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:19.873 1:19.625 1:19.625
6   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:20.532 1:19.704 1:19.704
7   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:19.755 1:20.216 1:19.755
8   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:21.370 1:19.841 1:19.841
9   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:20.172 1:19.870 1:19.870
10   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:20.982 1:19.871 1:19.871
11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:20.125 1:19.893 1:19.893
12   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:19.981 1:20.173 1:19.981
13   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:20.788 1:20.010 1:20.010
14   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:20.161 1:20.831 1:20.161
15   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:20.660 1:20.162 1:20.162
16   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:20.855 1:20.756 1:20.756
17   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:21.065 1:21.067 1:21.065
18   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:20.732 1:21.670 1:21.670

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 80 1:59:40.938 2 21
2 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 80 +2.588 1 18
3 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 80 +4.612 13 14
4 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 80 +6.266 10 12
5 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 80 +6.808 6 10
6 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 80 +8.104 15 8
7 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 80 +13.021 11 6
8 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 80 +13.503 18 5
9 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 79 + 1 Lap 9 4
10 44   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 77 Gearbox 7 3
11 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 77 + 3 Laps 8 2
12 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 69 Contact 16 1
13 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 68 Gearbox 3 0
14 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 64 Brakes 12 0
15 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 27 Gearbox 4 0
16 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 13 Drive shaft 14 0
17 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 11 Engine 17 0
18 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 0 Contact 5 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-2 Bräck (12) contact
12-13 Domínguez (55) stopped on course
70-73 Fernández (51) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-11 Cristiano da Matta
12-20 Dario Franchitti
21 Adrian Fernández
22 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
23-32 Cristiano da Matta
33-41 Dario Franchitti
42-50 Cristiano da Matta
51-62 Dario Franchitti
63-67 Cristiano da Matta
68-80 Dario Franchitti
 
Driver Laps led
Dario Franchitti 43
Cristiano da Matta 35
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 1
Adrian Fernández 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 Molson Indy Montreal weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-13.

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