2002 Formula One season

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The Formula 1 2002 season was the 53rd FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through 17 races in the period from 3 March 2002 to 13 October 2002. Michael Schumacher won his fifth drivers' title. Ferrari was the 4th time in a row winner of the Constructors' Championship.

  • 6.1 Drivers' Championship
  • 6.2 Constructors' Championship

Changes in 2002

Mika Häkkinen finished at the end of the 2001 season his Formula 1 career. Häkkinen at McLaren Mercedes took place Kimi Raikkonen, who was previously started for Sauber. Raikkonen's place is taken by Felipe Massa at Sauber, who thus denied his first Formula 1 season. Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella exchanged the cockpit: Trulli started from the 2002 season for Renault, while Fisichella took for Jordan. The second launch site in Jordan is taken from Formula 1 rookie Takuma Satō. The second former Jordan driver Heinz -Harald Frentzen joined Arrows.

The date for launching Jos Verstappen Arrows and the former Minardi driver Tarso Marques and Fernando Alonso were in the 2002 season, no new Formula 1 racing team. Alonso was 2002 test driver for the Renault team. The Formula 1 team Prost finished his Formula 1 involvement. The former Cheers pilots Jean Alesi and Gastón Mazzacane ended their F1 careers. New on the grid of the Grand Prix were Mark Webber for Minardi and Allan McNish and Mika Salo after a year for the new Formula 1 Team Toyota.

The Arrows supported by British racing car Phoenix Finance tried to participate with Prost chassis and older hard engines to the 2002 season, but received no approval.

Teams and Drivers

Race Calendar

Race Reports

Grand Prix of Australia

The Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne was held on 3 March 2002, went through 58 laps ( 307.574 km ).

Rubens Barrichello reached the pole position ahead of Michael and Ralf Schumacher. By an accident of Ralf Schumacher with Barrichello in the first round, Michael Schumacher was able to maintain its leadership unchallenged.

Directly after the start were Giancarlo Fisichella, Felipe Massa, Nick Heidfeld, Jenson Button, Olivier Panis and Allan McNish by a collision. In the eighth round, Jarno Trulli turned because of oil on the track from the race. Later, David Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve and Takuma Satō had to quit the race early because of technical problems, respectively.

Grand Prix of Malaysia

The Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur was held on 17 March 2002 was over 56 laps of 5.543 km with a total of 310.408 kilometers.

The pole position reached Michael Schumacher ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello. Schumacher and Montoya but collided shortly after takeoff. Schumacher had to change the front wing into the box and fell back to last place. Montoya was able to continue from eighth place. The race directors saw Montoya in the cause of accidents and finished him with a pit lane drive-through penalty.

From this accident benefited Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher, who now took the lead. Since Barrichello later turned out with an engine failure, Ralf was able to win the race. Montoya set the fastest race lap in 1:38,049 minutes.

Grand Prix of Brazil

The Brazilian Grand Prix on the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo took place on 31 March 2002 and went over 71 laps of 4.309 km with a total of 305.909 kilometers.

Juan Pablo Montoya secured ahead of Michael Schumacher and Ralf Schumacher to pole position. When starting overtook Michael Schumacher Montoya. Montoya try to counter and went into the back of the Ferrari of Schumacher, so that in the box, a new front wing had to be assembled and Montoya was lost chances to win. In the 60th lap of the race Montoya still set the fastest race lap in 1:16,079 minutes.

As a result, Michael and Ralf Schumacher delivered a tight race, which was won by Michael Schumacher. Heidfeld, Trulli, Panis, Frentzen, Bernoldi, Barrichello and Fisichella fell out due to technical defects. Massa and McNish were due to accidents not finish the race. Villeneuve and Raikkonen completed the list of failures, however, were still in the standings.

Grand Prix of San Marino

The Grand Prix of San Marino at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola was held on 14 April 2002, was over 62 laps of 4.943 km with a total of 306.466 kilometers.

Michael Schumacher reached the pole position ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher. Ralf Schumacher was able to overtake Barrichello at the start. The first pit stop was able to recapture Barrichello in second place, so the podium finally corresponded to the order in the grid.

Barrichello set the fastest race lap in 1:24,170 minutes.

Grand Prix of Spain

The Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona took place on 28 April 2002 and went 65 rounds with a total of 307.323 kilometers.

Once again occupied Michael Schumacher Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher before the first three grid positions. Barrichello had to give up after the warm-up lap with technical problems. Ralf Schumacher was also due to technical problems not finishing, so that the path for Montoya and Coulthard on the podium was released in Spain.

Michael Schumacher, who import a comfortable victory, also achieved the fastest lap in 1:20,355 minutes.

Grand Prix of Austria

The Grand Prix of Austria at the A1- Ring in Spielberg took place on 12 May 2002 and went 71 rounds with a total of 307.146 kilometers.

The front grid positions were occupied by Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher and Michael Schumacher. Barrichello was able to put his pole position into a clear lead and dominated the race.

In the last round he was at the behest of his team happen just before the finish line, his team-mate Schumacher to give him the victory. The crowd reacted angrily and kicked the wrong in their view of race winner. Schumacher himself left then at the award ceremony Barrichello the top podium.

The race was also marred by a serious accident between Takuma Satō and Nick Heidfeld. Heidfeld lost when braking in the second curve control of his car and collided with the Jordan Sato. Both vehicles were catapulted by the collision into the gravel.

Grand Prix of Monaco

The Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo was held on 26 May 2002 and it went over 78 rounds with a total of 262.860 kilometers.

The pole position went to Juan Pablo Montoya before David Coulthard and Michael and Ralf Schumacher. Coulthard could Montoya overtaking with an excellent start right at the beginning. After Montoya turned out in the 47th lap with engine trouble was the way to the other two podium spots left for the Schumacher brothers.

Grand Prix of Canada

The Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve in Montreal took place on 9 June 2002 and went 70 rounds with a total of 305.270 kilometers.

Montoya 's pole position in front of the Ferrari driver Schumacher and Barrichello. He lost the lead as he with the brake balance, already in the 14th round to changing tires had to make a pit stop because of problems. For a long time he was ranked in second place until he failed with engine failure in the 57th round. Previously, he drove in 1:15,960 minutes the fastest lap of the race.

After the way for the victory of Michael Schumacher was free Montoya fell back, the resulting import the 150th Ferrari victory in a Formula 1 race.

Coulthard was able to improve its placement at the start by two ranks in sixth place. After a late pit stop on the 49th lap he pushed Barrichello into second place, giving them no longer from to your destination.

Grand Prix of Europe

The European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring took place on 23 June 2002 and went 60 rounds with a total of 308.743 kilometers.

The front row was occupied by the Williams - BMW drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher. Ralf Schumacher was able to implement this starting place in a fourth place at the finish. Montoya collided in the 27th round with Coulthard. Both riders were thus prematurely.

Michael Schumacher set the fastest race lap in 1:32,226 minutes and was finally behind the winner Rubens Barrichello in second place.

Grand Prix of Great Britain

The Grand Prix of Great Britain at the Silverstone Circuit near Silverstone was held on July 7, 2002 went through 60 rounds with a total of 308.356 kilometers.

Juan Pablo Montoya had decided ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher claimed pole position for itself.

Second-placed Barrichello set the fastest race lap in 1:23,083 minutes.

Grand Prix of France

The French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Nevers Magny -Cours took place on July 21, 2002 and went 72 rounds with a total of 305.886 kilometers.

The pole position went again to Juan Pablo Montoya. The grid positions two and three occupied the Ferrari driver Schumacher and Barrichello.

Michael Schumacher won the race just ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and could thus prematurely secure his fifth Drivers' Championship title.

David Coulthard drove the fastest lap in 1:15,045 minutes.

A curiosity offered threatened with bankruptcy Arrows team, who both cars to qualify for the race missed intentionally, in order to escape the monetary claims of various creditors.

Giancarlo Fisichella did not take due to a training accident part in the race.

Grand Prix of Germany

The Grand Prix of Germany at the Hockenheim Ring in Hockenheim was held on July 28, 2002 and went through 67 rounds with a total of 306.458 kilometers.

The first two grid positions were taken by Michael and Ralf Schumacher, followed by Michael's teammate Barrichello and Ralf's teammate Montoya. These four drivers also determined significantly the course of the race.

In 1:16,462 minutes Michael Schumacher set the fastest race lap. 12 of the 21 drivers started the race could, mainly due to technical problems, not finish.

After this race the team Arrows filed for bankruptcy.

Grand Prix of Hungary

The Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Budapest took place on 18 August 2002, went 77 rounds with a total of 306.075 kilometers.

Rubens Barrichello reached before Michael and Ralf Schumacher in qualifying for pole position. At the end of the race the drivers were in the same order at the awards ceremony on the podium. Michael Schumacher set the fastest race lap in 1:16.207 minutes.

Of the 20 riders started - Arrows was indeed reported with Frentzen and Bernoldi indeed, but pulled back before the start of the message - were 16 riders to the finish. Button and Davidson were due to driving errors made ​​, Irvine and Villeneuve could not finish the race due to technical defects.

Grand Prix of Belgium

The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa- Francorchamps was held on 1 September 2002 and went over a distance of 44 laps with a total of 306.575 kilometers.

Michael Schumacher reached the pole position ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Rubens Barrichello. After Raikkonen turned out in the 35th round with an engine failure, Ferrari has once again celebrated a double victory: Schumacher won ahead of Barrichello and Williams - BMW driver Montoya.

The fastest lap of the race Michael Schumacher drove in 1:47,176 minutes in the 15th round. Besides Raikkonen fell with Panis, Fisichella, Massa, de la Rosa, Trulli, Davidson, Button and Webber eight other riders with technical defects from.

Grand Prix of Italy

The Italian Grand Prix at Monza was held on 15 September 2002 and went 53 rounds with a total of 306.749 kilometers.

Juan Pablo Montoya secured before Michael and Ralf Schumacher in qualifying the first launch site. In the fourth lap Ralf Schumacher took the lead, but fell a short time later with an engine failure. The next rounds resulted merely from fourth Barrichello started the race.

Michael Schumacher was able to lead the race only for eight rounds from the 20th lap of the race, then again took the lead and Barrichello won the race. In addition, Barrichello set the fastest race lap in 1:23,657 minutes.

Montoya was in the 33rd round because of problems with the suspension out, so went the third podium place at Eddie Irvine.

Grand Prix of USA

The Grand Prix of USA Indianapolis took place on September 29th 2002 and went through 73 rounds with a total of 306.016 kilometers.

Michael Schumacher achieved in qualifying before Rubens Barrichello and David Coulthard pole position. The fastest lap of the race Barrichello drove in the 27th round of 1:12,735 minutes.

The race went down in recent F1 history through the tough time finishing line of the two winners. Michael Schumacher was throughout the race ahead of his team-mate Barrichello in leadership, which always followed him within striking distance. Shortly before the finish line of the German went from gas to intentionally induce a so-called "Photo Finish". Here Barrichello Schumacher overtook unintentionally and so won the race. The actual winner described this as "reparations " for the gift of victory in Austria.

Grand Prix of Japan

The Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka took place on 13 October 2002, went 53 rounds with a total of 308.317 kilometers.

The starting grid was again Michael Schumacher before Rubens Barrichello and David Coulthard. Unlike the previous races Coulthard could not convert into a podium position his third place, as it turned out in the 53th lap of the race with technical problems.

Michael Schumacher set the fastest race lap in 1:36,125 minutes. He also won the race almost in a start- to-finish victory: He led the race in 52 of 53 rounds. Only in the lap 21 the lead was Barrichello.


World Cup ratings

World Champion will be the one driver or designer who has accumulated up to the end of the season the most points in the World Championship. The distribution of points, the placings in the overall result of each race are taken into account. The six top-ranked riders in each race will receive points according to the following scheme:

Drivers' championship

Constructors' Championship