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The 2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver was the fourteenth round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on September 1, 2002 on the streets of Denver, Colorado around Pepsi Center. It was the first Champ Car event in Denver since a 1991 street course event in Denver's Civic Center.

United States 2002 Denver
Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Circuito Callejero Pepsi Center Ciudad de Denver, Colorado.png
DateSeptember 1, 2002
Official name2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver
LocationStreets of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
CourseTemporary street course
1.647 mi / 2.651 km
Distance100 laps
164.700 mi / 265.100 km
WeatherMostly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 87.1 °F (30.6 °C); wind speeds approaching 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverBruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:01.703
Fastest lap
DriverKenny Bräck (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:01.648 (on lap 85 of 100)
Podium
FirstBruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondScott Dixon (Coors Light/Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.950 1:01.703 1:01.703
2   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:02.073 1:02.311 1:02.073
3   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:03.659 1:01.808 1:01.808
4   Scott Dixon Coors Light/Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.468 1:01.888 1:01.888
5   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.440 1:01.992 1:01.992
6   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:03.254 1:02.049 1:02.049
7   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:02.810 1:02.149 1:02.149
8   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:04.760 1:02.181 1:02.181
9   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:02.454 1:02.184 1:02.184
10   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:03.940 1:02.244 1:02.244
11   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:03.204 1:02.305 1:02.305
12   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:04.516 1:02.471 1:02.471
13   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 1:03.156 1:02.476 1:02.476
14   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:03.619 1:02.601 1:02.601
15   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:03.632 1:02.726 1:02.726
16   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:04.558 1:02.762 1:02.762
17   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:03.432 1:02.817 1:02.817
18   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:03.538 1:03.200 1:03.200

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 100 1:49:22.547 1 22
2 44   Scott Dixon Coors Light/Target Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +0.282 4 16
3 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 100 +8.191 7 14
4 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 100 +11.911 2 13
5 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 100 +12.562 5 10
6 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 100 +13.288 9 8
7 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +13.705 6 6
8 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 100 +14.496 15 5
9 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 100 +15.497 10 4
10 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 100 +16.586 11 3
11 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 100 +26.507 13 2
12 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 99 + 1 Lap 12 1
13 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 99 + 1 Lap 17 0
14 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 97 + 3 Laps 16 0
15 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 85 Contact 18 0
16 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 64 Gearbox 3 0
17 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 61 Contact 8 0
18 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 0 Contact 14 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
88-92 Takagi (5) & Domínguez (55) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-100 Bruno Junqueira
 
Driver Laps led
Bruno Junqueira 100

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 Shell Grand Prix of Denver weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-27.

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