2002 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Flag of Brazil.png   2002 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race {{{Race_No}}} of the 2002 Superleague season
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Date March 27th - April 1st, 2002
Official name XXXI Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace
São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent Racing Facility
2.667 mi / 4.309 km
Distance 72 laps
Weather Clear, Air Temp: 30°C
Pole position
Driver Flag of the Netherlands.png Daan Van Renswoude Hernj-Roaldo-BMW
Time 1:15.467
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Portugal.png Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW
Time 1:16.261
Podium
First Flag of Portugal.png Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW
Second Flag of England.png Andrew Turner MCR-Mercedes
Third Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png Kieran Ryan Mapes-VO-Honda


The 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix was the third race held in the 2002 Superleague season, from the 27th of March until the 1st of April, 2002 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.


Many events between the first race of the season and the Brazilian grands prix occured, resulting in a few driver and team changes. Dan Lawrence quit his driving seat for the Dan Prescott International (DPI) team. Prescott had just signed rookie Ulsterman Mal McKee, who was about to make his début race. With threats from Prescott of pulling out of the league however, the future of both McKee and Lawrence looked uncertain.

Before the Malaysian grand prix however, a serious dispute arose between the GPVWC Administration and DPI, resulting in DPI being asked to leave the league. Having already left DPI as a driver, Lawrence agreed a deal to drive with Neil Robinson's BA Racing team, and took McKee with him, with one of the drivers replacing Jarno Zuiderdhuin. Swedish outfit TGM took over the assets of DPI and declared their entry for the Brazilian race.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1  ?? Flag of the Netherlands.png Daan van Renswoude Hernj-Roaldo-BMW 1:15.467
2  ?? Flag of Finland.png Mikko Jakonen Mapes-VO-Honda 1:16.301 +0.834
3  ? Flag of Argentina.png Pablo Arteaga Jonk-Ferrari 1:16.405 +0.938
4  ? Flag of England.png Andrew Turner MCR-Mercedes 1:16.563 +1.096
5  ? Flag of Australia.png James Davidson KRB-Ferrari 1:16.748 +1.281
6  ? Flag of England.png Darren White CVRT-Cosworth 1:16.811 +1.344
7  ? Flag of England.png Chris Jones MCR-Mercedes 1:16.913 +1.446
8  ? Flag of England.png Dan Lawrence BA Racing-Cosworth 1:16.990 +1.523
9  ? Flag of Portugal.png Robert Filipe KRB-Ferrari 1:16.994 +1.527
10  ?? Flag of the Netherlands.png Erdem Coban MaMa Racing-Honda 1:17.170 +1.703
11  ?? Flag of Australia.png Blair Disley Dizzo-Asiatech 1:17.487 +2.020
12  ?? Flag of Australia.png Dan Regan SCUM-Renault 1:18.167 +2.700
13  ?? Flag of Australia.png Peter Harding SCUM-Renault 1:18.291 +2.824
14  ?? Flag of Australia.png Andrew Creek CVRT-Cosworth 1:19.311 +3.844
15  ?? Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi TGM-Ford 1:20.980 +5.513
22  ?? Flag of Portugal.png Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW DQ
22  ?? Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee BA Racing-Cosworth DQ
22  ?? Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png Kieran Ryan Mapes-VO-Honda DQ
22  ?? Flag of Wales.png Chris Day Dizzo-Asiatech DQ
 ?? Flag placeholder.png Leon Verheggen MaMa Racing-Honda DNQ
 ?? Flag of England.png James Fowler Jonk-Ferrari DNQ

Drivers were allowed to start the race from P22.
Mal McKee was allowed to start the race from P22 after submitting a legal qualifying lap late due to ISP trouble.

Race

In 2002, all drivers who finished at least one lap were classified in the position they were when the race ended. This meant that Dan Lawrence, Mal McKee and Chris Day all finished in the points.

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pitstops Fastlap Controller Points
1  ?? Flag of Portugal.png Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW 72 1:36:07.788 22 3 1:16.261 Wheel generic-unknown.png 21
2  ?? Flag of England.png Andrew Turner MCR-Mercedes 72 +57.156 4 3 1:17.452 Wheel generic-unknown.png 16
3  ?? Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png Kieran Ryan Mapes-VO-Honda 71 +1 lap 22 2 1:19.153 Keyboard.png 13
4  ?? Flag of England.png Darren White CVRT-Cosworth 71 +1 lap 6 3 1:18.567 Keyboard.png 10
5  ?? Flag of Australia.png Dan Regan SCUM-Renault 70 +2 laps 12 2 1:19.870 Wheel generic-unknown.png 8
6  ?? Flag of Portugal.png Robert Filipe KRB-Ferrari 70 +2 laps 9 2 1:19.904 Keyboard.png 6
7  ?? Flag of Australia.png Peter Harding SCUM-Renault 70 +2 laps 13 2 1:20.147 Wheel generic-unknown.png 5
8  ?? Flag of Australia.png Andrew Creek CVRT-Cosworth 69 +3 laps 14 4 1:20.583 Wheel generic-unknown.png 4
9  ?? Flag of England.png Dan Lawrence BA Racing-Cosworth 32 +40 laps 8 1 1:18.299 Keyboard.png 3
10  ?? Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee BA Racing-Cosworth 13 +59 laps 22 1 1:20.284 Keyboard.png 2
11  ?? Flag of Wales.png Chris Day Dizzo-Asiatech 5 +67 laps 22 1 1:22.705 Keyboard.png 1
Ret  ?? Flag of Finland.png Mikko Jakonen Mapes-VO-Honda 0 Engine 2  
Ret  ?? Flag of Argentina.png Pablo Arteaga Jonk GP-Ferrari 0 Engine 3  
Ret  ?? Flag of Australia.png Blair Disley Dizzo-Asiatech 0 Engine 11  
Ret  ?? Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi TGM-Ford 0 Engine 15  
Ret  ?? Flag of the Netherlands.png Daan Van Renswoude Hernj-Roaldo-BMW DNS 1  
Ret  ?? Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Davidson KRT-Ferrari DNS 5  
Ret  ?? Flag of England.png Chris Jones MCR-Mercedes DNS 7  
Ret  ?? Flag of the Netherlands.png Erdem Coban MaMa Racing-Honda DNS 10  
Ret  ?? Flag placeholder.png Leon Verheggen MaMa Racing-Honda DNQ 22  
Ret  ?? Flag of England.png James Fowler Jonk GP-Ferrari DNQ 22  

Notes

  • Fastest Lap: Juan Pablo Montoya 1m 16.079s
  • Soccer legend Pelé was supposed to wave the checkered flag. However, when the Schumacher brothers arrived to the finish line, Pelé was talking to someone, and forgot to show them the flag. He eventually waved the flag when the next driver, Takuma Sato arrived to the finish line, two laps down, meaning by technicality that Sato had won the Grand Prix as he was the first driver to see the checkered flag
  • During the morning warmup, Bernoldi's Arrows crashed in Turn 2, right by the Medical Car. It went out to help him, and just as the car's driver, Alex Ribeiro, opened the door, Heidfeld's Sauber came in, and crashed into the door. Thankfully, both Heidfeld and Ribeiro were all right, especially Ribeiro, who might've been killed if he had been stepping out.
  • Michael Schumacher gave the Ferrari F2002 its debut in this race. Only one F2002 had been brought to Brazil, leaving Rubens Barrichello to race in the F2001.

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of England.png Andrew Turner 41
2 Flag of the Netherlands.png Daan Van Renswould 37
3 Flag of Argentina.png Pablo Arteaga 23
4 Flag of England.png Darren White 18
5 Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png Kieran Ryan 17
6 Flag of Portugal.png Pedro Daniel Miguel 16
7 Flag of Australia.png Blair Disley 16
8 Flag of Australia.png Dan Regan 14
9 Flag of Australia.png Jason Smith 13
10 Flag of the Netherlands.png Erdem Coban 11
11 Flag of Australia.png James Davidson 8
12 Flag of Finland.png Mikko Jakonen 6
13 Flag of Portugal.png Robert Filipe 6
14 Flag of Australia.png Peter Harding 5
15 Flag of Australia.png Andrew Creek 4
16 Flag of England.png Dan Lawrence 3
17 Flag of England.png Chris Jones 2
18 Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi 2
19 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee 2
20 Flag of Wales.png Chris Day 2

Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag placeholder.png Hernj-Roaldo-BMW 53
2 Flag placeholder.png MCR-Mercedes 43
3 Flag placeholder.png Jonk GP-Ferrari 23
= Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mapes-VO-Honda 23
5 Flag of Australia.png CVRT-Cosworth 22
6 Flag placeholder.png Dizzo-Asiatech 18
= Flag of Australia.png SCUM-Renault 18
8 Flag of Belgium (civil).png KRB-Ferrari 14
9 Flag placeholder.png MaMa Racing-Honda 11
10 Flag of the United Kingdom.png BA Racing-Cosworth 5
11 Flag of Sweden.png TGM-Ford 2
12 Flag of the Netherlands.png Mommark-Renault 1

External links

Preceded by:
2002 Malaysian Grand Prix
2002 Brazilian Grand Prix
2002
Succeeded by:
2002 San Marino Grand Prix