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The 2002 Molson Indy Toronto was the eighth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 7, 2002 on the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Canada 2002 Toronto
Race details
Race 8 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Exhibition Place track layout
DateJuly 7, 2002
Official name2002 Molson Indy Toronto
LocationExhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CourseTemporary street course
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance112 laps
196.560 mi / 316.288 km
WeatherPartly cloudy
Pole position
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.135
Fastest lap
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.806 (on lap 108 of 112)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondKenny Bräck (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdChristian Fittipaldi (Newman/Haas Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 58.487 58.135 58.135
2   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 58.953 58.172 58.172
3   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.724 58.256 58.256
4   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 58.984 58.334 58.334
5   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 59.082 58.477 58.477
6   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 59.016 58.488 58.488
7   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 59.400 58.554 58.554
8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 59.102 58.577 58.577
9   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 59.034 58.677 58.677
10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 59.379 58.706 58.706
11   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 59.390 58.864 58.864
12   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 59.935 58.930 58.930
13   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 59.479 59.051 59.051
14   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 59.359 59.108 59.108
15   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 59.585 59.146 59.146
16   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 59.484 59.293 59.293
17   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 59.719 59.673 59.673
18   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 59.760 59.981 59.760

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 112 2:06:19.372 1 23
2 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 112 +4.398 4 16
3 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 112 +11.357 5 14
4 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 112 +12.475 7 12
5 44   Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 112 +14.102 9 10
6 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 112 +23.942 8 8
7 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 112 +24.423 11 6
8 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 112 +38.647 12 5
9 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 111 + 1 Lap 13 4
10 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 111 + 1 Lap 14 3
11 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 110 + 2 Laps 18 2
12 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 109 + 3 Laps 15 1
13 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 101 Mechanical 6 0
14 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 92 Contact 3 0
15 20   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 92 Excluded* 16 0
16 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 88 Brakes 2 0
17 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 60 Gearbox 10 0
18 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 29 Engine 17 0

* Townsend Bell was excluded from the race after making contact with Bruno Junqueira on lap 93. He was fined $10,000 and placed on probation.

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
0-1 Yellow start
62-70 Kanaan (10) stopped on course
87-90 Tracy (26) contact
93-95 Junqueira (4) & Bell (20) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-112 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 112

External linksEdit