2002 Brazilian Grand Prix

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25px   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 Netherlands Daan Van Renswoude Hernj-Roaldo-BMW
Time 1:15.467
Fastest Lap
Driver Portugal Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW
Time 1:16.261
Podium
First Portugal Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW
Second England Andrew Turner MCR-Mercedes
Third Ireland 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  ?? Netherlands Daan van Renswoude Hernj-Roaldo-BMW 1:15.467
2  ?? Finland Mikko Jakonen Mapes-VO-Honda 1:16.301 +0.834
3  ? Argentina Pablo Arteaga Jonk-Ferrari 1:16.405 +0.938
4  ? England Andrew Turner MCR-Mercedes 1:16.563 +1.096
5  ? Australia James Davidson KRB-Ferrari 1:16.748 +1.281
6  ? England Darren White CVRT-Cosworth 1:16.811 +1.344
7  ? England Chris Jones MCR-Mercedes 1:16.913 +1.446
8  ? England Dan Lawrence BA Racing-Cosworth 1:16.990 +1.523
9  ? Portugal Robert Filipe KRB-Ferrari 1:16.994 +1.527
10  ?? Netherlands Erdem Coban MaMa Racing-Honda 1:17.170 +1.703
11  ?? Australia Blair Disley Dizzo-Asiatech 1:17.487 +2.020
12  ?? Australia Dan Regan SCUM-Renault 1:18.167 +2.700
13  ?? Australia Peter Harding SCUM-Renault 1:18.291 +2.824
14  ?? Australia Andrew Creek CVRT-Cosworth 1:19.311 +3.844
15  ?? Italy William Ponissi TGM-Ford 1:20.980 +5.513
22  ?? Portugal Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW DQ
22  ?? Northern Ireland Mal McKee BA Racing-Cosworth DQ
22  ?? Ireland Kieran Ryan Mapes-VO-Honda DQ
22  ?? Wales Chris Day Dizzo-Asiatech DQ
 ?? Flag placeholder.png Leon Verheggen MaMa Racing-Honda DNQ
 ?? England 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  ?? Portugal Pedro Daniel Miguel Hernj-Roaldo-BMW 72 1:36:07.788 22 3 1:16.261 Wheel generic-unknown.png 21
2  ?? England Andrew Turner MCR-Mercedes 72 +57.156 4 3 1:17.452 Wheel generic-unknown.png 16
3  ?? Ireland Kieran Ryan Mapes-VO-Honda 71 +1 lap 22 2 1:19.153 Keyboard.png 13
4  ?? England Darren White CVRT-Cosworth 71 +1 lap 6 3 1:18.567 Keyboard.png 10
5  ?? Australia Dan Regan SCUM-Renault 70 +2 laps 12 2 1:19.870 Wheel generic-unknown.png 8
6  ?? Portugal Robert Filipe KRB-Ferrari 70 +2 laps 9 2 1:19.904 Keyboard.png 6
7  ?? Australia Peter Harding SCUM-Renault 70 +2 laps 13 2 1:20.147 Wheel generic-unknown.png 5
8  ?? Australia Andrew Creek CVRT-Cosworth 69 +3 laps 14 4 1:20.583 Wheel generic-unknown.png 4
9  ?? England Dan Lawrence BA Racing-Cosworth 32 +40 laps 8 1 1:18.299 Keyboard.png 3
10  ?? Northern Ireland Mal McKee BA Racing-Cosworth 13 +59 laps 22 1 1:20.284 Keyboard.png 2
11  ?? Wales Chris Day Dizzo-Asiatech 5 +67 laps 22 1 1:22.705 Keyboard.png 1
Ret  ?? Finland Mikko Jakonen Mapes-VO-Honda 0 Engine 2  
Ret  ?? Argentina Pablo Arteaga Jonk GP-Ferrari 0 Engine 3  
Ret  ?? Australia Blair Disley Dizzo-Asiatech 0 Engine 11  
Ret  ?? Italy William Ponissi TGM-Ford 0 Engine 15  
Ret  ?? Netherlands Daan Van Renswoude Hernj-Roaldo-BMW DNS 1  
Ret  ?? United Kingdom James Davidson KRT-Ferrari DNS 5  
Ret  ?? England Chris Jones MCR-Mercedes DNS 7  
Ret  ?? Netherlands Erdem Coban MaMa Racing-Honda DNS 10  
Ret  ?? Flag placeholder.png Leon Verheggen MaMa Racing-Honda DNQ 22  
Ret  ?? England 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 England Andrew Turner 41
2 Netherlands Daan Van Renswould 37
3 Argentina Pablo Arteaga 23
4 England Darren White 18
5 Ireland Kieran Ryan 17
6 Portugal Pedro Daniel Miguel 16
7 Australia Blair Disley 16
8 Australia Dan Regan 14
9 Australia Jason Smith 13
10 Netherlands Erdem Coban 11
11 Australia James Davidson 8
12 Finland Mikko Jakonen 6
13 Portugal Robert Filipe 6
14 Australia Peter Harding 5
15 Australia Andrew Creek 4
16 England Dan Lawrence 3
17 England Chris Jones 2
18 Italy William Ponissi 2
19 Northern Ireland Mal McKee 2
20 Wales 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
= United Kingdom Mapes-VO-Honda 23
5 Australia CVRT-Cosworth 22
6 Flag placeholder.png Dizzo-Asiatech 18
= Australia SCUM-Renault 18
8 Belgium KRB-Ferrari 14
9 Flag placeholder.png MaMa Racing-Honda 11
10 United Kingdom BA Racing-Cosworth 5
11 Sweden TGM-Ford 2
12 Netherlands Mommark-Renault 1

External links

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