2002 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2002 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the second round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on April 4, 2002, on the streets of Long Beach, California. Michael Andretti won the race, his 42nd and final victory of his career as a driver in CART and IndyCar.

United States 2002 Long Beach
Race details
Race 2 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Long Beach Street Circuit IndyCar.svg
Long Beach track layout
DateApril 4, 2002
Official name2002 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationStreets of Long Beach
Long Beach, California, United States
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance90 laps
177.120 mi / 285.030 km
WeatherPartly cloudy, cool
Pole position
DriverJimmy Vasser (Team Rahal)
Time1:07.742
Fastest lap
DriverBruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:08.981 (on lap 51 of 90)
Podium
FirstMichael Andretti (Team Motorola)
SecondJimmy Vasser (Team Rahal)
ThirdMax Papis (Sigma Autosport)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Qualifying times in Italics show that that is the quickest time of that qualifying session.

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 1:09.373 1:07.742 1:07.742
2   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.092 1:07.745 1:07.745
3   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.549 1:08.097 1:08.097
4   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.677 1:08.126 1:08.126
5   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 1:10.004 1:08.267 1:08.267
6   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 1:09.554 1:08.411 1:08.411
7   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 1:10.480 1:08.448 1:08.448
8   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 1:09.825 1:08.484 1:08.484
9   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 1:09.220 1:08.637 1:08.637
10   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 1:09.548 1:08.647 1:08.647
11   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 1:09.611 1:08.720 1:08.720
12   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 1:09.866 1:08.754 1:08.754
13   Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 1:10.092 1:08.778 1:08.778
14   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 1:10.679 1:08.817 1:08.817
15   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 1:10.544 1:08.856 1:08.856
16   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 1:10.107 1:08.915 1:08.915
17   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:10.580 1:09.212 1:09.212
18   Max Papis Sigma Autosport 1:10.751 1:09.212 1:09.212
19   Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 1:11.142 1:09.613 1:09.613
20   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 1:09.883 1:09.890 1:09.883

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time Grid Points
1 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 90 2:02:14.542 15 21
2 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 90 +0.466 1 17
3 22   Max Papis Sigma Autosport 90 +4.698 18 14
4 12   Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +5.250 4 12
5 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 90 +7.488 10 10
6 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 90 +8.330 12 8
7 26   Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 90 +10.129 8 6
8 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 90 +10.823 2 6
9 27   Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 90 +11.460 16 4
10 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 90 +35.789 7 3
11 17   Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 79 Turbo 13 2
12 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 73 Fuel pressure 14 1
13 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 67 Gearbox 9 0
14 16   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 62 Contact 17 0
15 20   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 57 Contact 5 0
16 33   Alex Tagliani Team Player's 55 Contact 11 0
17 4   Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 51 Contact 3 0
18 7   Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 30 Engine 19 0
19 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 20 Gearbox 20 0
20 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 16 Electrical 6 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
17–19 Kanaan (10) off course
31–36 Dixon (7) off (mechanical)
52–55 Junqueira (4) contact
57–58 Tagliani (33) & Bell (20) contact
63–65 Domínguez (16) contact
81–82 Servià (17) mechanical

Lap leadersEdit

Laps Leader
1–17 Cristiano da Matta
18 Kenny Bräck
19–31 Cristiano da Matta
32 Kenny Bräck
33–46 Michael Andretti
47–60 Jimmy Vasser
61 Kenny Bräck
62–90 Michael Andretti
 
Driver Laps led
Michael Andretti 43
Cristiano da Matta 30
Jimmy Vasser 14
Kenny Bräck 3

External linksEdit


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