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The 2002 Canadian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XL Grand Prix Air Canada, was the eighth round of the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on 9 June 2002.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher claim victory for the sixth time in 2002, albeit after his major rivals for the win faltered.[1]

For a second race in succession there would be the increasingly rare phenomenon of a Ferrari not claiming pole position, with Juan Pablo Montoya beating both of the scarlet cars in qualifying.[1] Schumacher would, however, claim second ahead of his teammate Rubens Barrichello, while Ralf Schumacher put the second Williams-BMW into fourth.[1]

The start would see Montoya ace his getaway to claim an early lead, and hence leave Barrichello and Michael Schumacher to squabble for second, the Brazilian emerging ahead.[1] Behind, the two McLaren-Mercedes both made strong starts, with Kimi Räikkönen sneaking into fourth ahead of Ralf Schumacher, while David Coulthard stormed up from eighth to claim sixth.[1]

Montoya did his best to break away on the opening lap, although his efforts were in vain as he locked up at the final chicane and ran wide, gifting the lead to Barrichello.[1] With that the Brazilian would attempt to break away, knowing that he was running a two-stop strategy to Montoya's one.[1]

The #2 Ferrari would go on to build an advantage, although all of the various strategies in play at the start were ruined by home racer Jacques Villeneuve.[1] Indeed, an engine failure for the #11 BAR-Honda left the Canadian racer stranded at the side of the track on lap fifteen, resulting in the Safety Car being called onto the circuit.[1]

Montoya used the safety car to pit, rejoining in fifth as the Ferraris both stayed out, as did Räikkönen and Ralf Schumacher.[1] With fresh tyres the latter duo would quickly fall to Montoya when the race restarted, allowing him to hound the Ferraris as they waited to make their stops.[1]

Barrichello and Michael Schumacher made their stops on laps 26 and 38 respectively, with an awful stop for the former dumping him back behind Coulthard in third.[1] Montoya would do his best to build up an advantage over the following laps before making his second stop, rejoining nine seconds behind the race leading Schumacher Ferrari.[1]

Montoya would not get the chance to challenge Schumacher for the lead, however, as his engine failed soon after his stop.[1] That allowed the #1 Ferrari to cruise around for the rest of the afternoon, leaving all of the attention on the fight for second between Coulthard and Barrichello.[1]

Ultimately, however, the Brazilian would find no way past the Scot, and duly settled for third in a race that he could have conceivably won.[1] Instead, it was Michael Schumacher who claimed the honours ahead of Coulthard and Barrichello, with the rest of the points split between Räikkönen, Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Despite missing out on victory for the first time in five races, Championship leader Michael Schumacher had extended his advantage, leaving Monte Carlo with a 33 point lead. His brother Ralf Schumacher had moved into second, overhauling teammate Juan Pablo Montoya by virtue of his win in Malaysia, while David Coulthard had moved into fourth courtesy of his win in Monaco. Behind, Rubens Barrichello had slipped down to fifth, while Jarno Trulli became the season's fifteenth different scorer.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had managed to add to their tally, their advantage over their nearest rivals at eighteen points. Williams-BMW had remained, unsurprisingly, as the Scuderia's most significant threat, leaving Monte Carlo on 54 points, while McLaren-Mercedes had solidified their grip on a distant third place, 30 behind their compatriots. Renault, meanwhile, had inched away from Sauber-Petronas, with BAR-Honda remaining the only pointless constructor in the field.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2002 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2002 Ferrari 051 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2002 Ferrari 051 3.0 V10 B
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-17 Mercedes FO 110M 3.0 V10 M
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-17 Mercedes FO 110M 3.0 V10 M
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW24 BMW P82 3.0 V10 M
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW24 BMW P82 3.0 V10 M
7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C21 Petronas 02A 3.0 V10 B
8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C21 Petronas 02A 3.0 V10 B
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland DHL Jordan Honda Jordan EJ12 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland DHL Jordan Honda Jordan EJ12 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 004 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 004 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R202 Renault RS22 3.0 V10 M
15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R202 Renault RS22 3.0 V10 M
16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R3 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R3 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Orange Arrows Arrows A23 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 B
21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Orange Arrows Arrows A23 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 B
22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy KL Minardi Asiatech Minardi PS02 Asiatech AT02 3.0 V10 M
23 Australia Mark Webber Italy KL Minardi Asiatech Minardi PS02 Asiatech AT02 3.0 V10 M
24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF102 Toyota RVX-02 3.0 V10 M
25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF102 Toyota RVX-02 3.0 V10 M
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2002 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:12.836 215.547 km/h
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:13.018 +0.182s 215.010 km/h
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:13.280 +0.444s 214.241 km/h
4 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:13.301 +0.465s 214.180 km/h
5 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.898 +1.062s 212.450 km/h
6 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:14.132 +1.296s 211.779 km/h
7 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:14.139 +1.303s 211.759 km/h
8 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.385 +1.549s 211.059 km/h
9 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:14.564 +1.728s 210.552 km/h
10 14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:14.688 +1.852s 210.202 km/h
11 12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:14.713 +1.877s 210.132 km/h
12 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:14.823 +1.987s 209.823 km/h
13 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Renault 1:14.854 +2.018s 209.736 km/h
14 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:14.882 +2.046s 209.658 km/h
15 10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:14.940 +2.104s 209.496 km/h
16 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:15.089 +2.253s 209.080 km/h
17 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:15.102 +2.266s 209.044 km/h
18 24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Toyota 1:15.111 +2.275s 209.019 km/h
19 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:15.115 +2.279s 209.008 km/h
20 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Toyota 1:15.321 +2.485s 208.436 km/h
21 23 Australia Mark Webber Italy Minardi-Asiatech 1:15.508 +2.672s 207.920 km/h
22 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy Minardi-Asiatech 1:17.347 +4.511s 202.976 km/h
107% Time: 1:17.935[3]
Source:[3][4]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Juan Pablo Montoya 2
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 2 3 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 4
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 3 5 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 6
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 4 7 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 8
______________ David Coulthard
Row 5 9 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 10
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 6 11 ______________
Olivier Panis 12
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 7 13 ______________
Jenson Button 14
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 8 15 ______________
Takuma Sato 16
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 9 17 ______________
Enrique Bernoldi 18
______________ Mika Salo
Row 10 19 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 20
______________ Allan McNish
Row 11 21 ______________
Mark Webber 22
______________ Alex Yoong

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2002 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 70 1:33:36.111 2 10
2 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1.132s 8 6
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 70 +7.082s 3 4
4 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 +37.563s 5 3
5 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Honda 70 +42.812s 6 2
6 14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 70 +48.947s 10 1
7 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 70 +51.518s 4
8 12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 69 +1 Lap 11
9 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 12
10 10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland Jordan-Honda 69 +1 Lap 15
11 23 Australia Mark Webber Italy Minardi-Asiatech 69 +1 Lap 21
12 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 7
13 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 19
14 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy Minardi-Asiatech 68 +2 Laps 22
15* 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Renault 65 Gearbox 13
Ret 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 56 Engine 1
Ret 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Toyota 45 Spin 20
Ret 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 41 Overheating 14
Ret 24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Toyota 41 Brakes 18
Ret 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 29 Gearbox 16
Ret 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 16 Suspension 17
Ret 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 8 Engine 9
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Button was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher moved onto 70 points for the campaign with his sixth win of the season, just ten points shy of a maximum score. That also meant that he left Canada with a 43 point advantage over his nearest challengers, with Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya having both failed to score. Behind, David Coulthard was just point behind the duo after his podium finish, with Rubens Barrichello completing the top five.

In the Constructors Championship, Ferrari had enjoyed another strong day, once again able to increase their lead as they hit 86 points. That meant they moved 32 ahead of second placed Williams-BMW, with the Anglo-German alliance now being slowly caught by McLaren-Mercedes as the season came to its halfway point. However, the latter squad were still some 21 points shy of their compatriots, with an identical margin over fourth placed Renault.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 70
2 Germany Ralf Schumacher 27
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 27
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 26
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 16
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button 8
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 7 ▲1
8 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 6 ▲1
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld 5 ▼2
10 Italy Jarno Trulli 4 ▲1
11 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3 ▼1
12 Brazil Felipe Massa 3
13 Australia Mark Webber 2
14 Finland Mika Salo 2
15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 86
2 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 54
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 33
4 France Renault 12
5 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 8
6 Ireland Jordan-Honda 6
7 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3
8 Italy Minardi-Asiatech 2
9 Japan Toyota 2
10 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Canada 2002: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/canada/engages.aspx, (Accessed 17/11/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Canada 2002: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/canada/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 17/11/2019)
  4. 'Grand Prix Air Canada 2002 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2002/races/727/canada/qualifying-0.html, (Accessed 17/11/2019)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Canada 2002: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/canada/classement.aspx, (Accessed 17/11/2019)
  6. '2002 Canadian GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2014), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=2002&gp=Canadian%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 17/11/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 '8. Canada 2002', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/canada.aspx, (Accessed 17/11/2019)
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V T E 2002 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • McLaren • Williams • Sauber • Jordan • BAR • Renault • Jaguar • Arrows • Minardi • Toyota
Engines Asiatech • BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Coulthard • 4 Räikkönen • 5 R. Schumacher • 6 Montoya • 7 Heidfeld • 8 Massa • 8 Frentzen • 9 Fisichella • 10 Sato • 11 Villeneuve • 12 Panis • 14 Trulli • 15 Button • 16 Irvine • 17 De la Rosa • 20 Frentzen • 21 Bernoldi • 22 Yoong • 22 Davidson • 23 Webber • 24 Salo • 25 McNish
Other Drivers Alesi • Alonso • Badoer • Burti • Gené • Lotterer • Pizzonia • Wurz
Cars Ferrari F2002 • Williams FW24 • McLaren MP4-17 • Renault R202 • Sauber C21 • Jordan EJ12 • Jaguar R3 • BAR 004 • Minardi PS02 • Toyota TF102 • Arrows A23
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