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2002 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix

The 2002 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix was the first round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on March 10, 2002 at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico.

Mexico 2002 Monterrey
Race details
Race 1 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Fundidora Park Raceway.svg
Fundidora Park track layout
DateMarch 10, 2002
Official name2002 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix
LocationParque Fundidora
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
CoursePermanent road course
2.104 mi / 3.386 km
Distance85 laps
178.840 mi / 287.810 km
Pole position
DriverAdrian Fernández (Fernández Racing)
Time1:18.929
Fastest lap
DriverCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:15.386 (on lap 74 of 85)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
ThirdChristian Fittipaldi (Newman/Haas Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:18.929 1:46.320 1:18.929
2   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:19.202 - 1:19.202
3   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:19.241 1:51.165 1:19.241
4   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:19.270 - 1:19.270
5   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:19.275 - 1:19.275
6   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:19.326 - 1:19.326
7   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:19.480 - 1:19.480
8   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:19.491 - 1:19.491
9   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1:19.682 - 1:19.682
10   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:19.832 - 1:19.832
11   Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 1:19.878 - 1:19.878
12   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:19.982 - 1:19.982
13   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:19.985 - 1:19.985
14   Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 1:20.224 - 1:20.224
15   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:20.400 - 1:20.400
16   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:20.473 1:49.075 1:20.473
17   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:20.712 - 1:20.712
18   Max Papis Sigma Autosport 1:21.992 - 1:21.992
19   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:22.347 - 1:22.347
20   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:20.419 - -*

* Nakano ran his backup car in the qualification 2 session (but was unable to complete a lap), thus forfeiting the qualifying time he set in his primary car on Friday.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 85 1:58:30.642 5 21
2 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 85 +1.679 2 16
3 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 85 +3.244 4 14
4 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 85 +3.785 6 12
5 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 85 +7.261 3 10
6 7   Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 85 +9.427 14 8
7 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 85 +9.937 17 6
8 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 85 +10.318 19 5
9 22   Max Papis Sigma Autosport 85 +11.076 18 4
10 17   Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 85 +12.717 11 3
11 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 84 Off course 7 2
12 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 84 + 1 Lap 16 1
13 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 84 + 1 Lap 1 2
14 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 83 + 2 Laps 15 0
15 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 83 + 2 Laps 20 0
16 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 75 Contact 13 0
17 16   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 23 Mechanical 12 0
18 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1 Contact 8 0
19 20   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 0 Contact 9 0
20 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 0 Contact 10 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-3 Bell (20), Vasser (8), Junqueira (4) & Bräck (12) contact
77-81 Takagi (5) & Kanaan (10) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-14 Adrian Fernández
15-27 Alex Tagliani
28-31 Patrick Carpentier
32-50 Cristiano da Matta
51 Dario Franchitti
52 Max Papis
53-85 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 52
Adrian Fernández 14
Alex Tagliani 13
Patrick Carpentier 4
Dario Franchitti 1
Max Papis 1

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