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The 2002 San Marino Grand Prix, officially advertised as the XXII Gran Premio di San Marino was the fourth round of the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy, on 14 April 2002.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher lead home a popular one-two victory for Ferrari on home soil, in an otherwise desperately dull Grand Prix.[1]

The two Ferraris would be unbeatable throughout the weekend, with Rubens Barrichello almost beating Schumacher to pole position, only for the German ace to clinch it by 0.064s in qualifying.[1] Williams-BMW were their closest challengers, Ralf Schumacher ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya, while the two McLaren-Mercedes shared an increasingly familiar third row.[1]

Indeed, the only thing to deny Ferrari a processional one-two result in the race would be dust and dirt off-line, which ensured that Barrichello had less than optimal conditions when he lined-up on the grid.[1] That hence allowed Ralf Schumacher to launch ahead of him when the race got underway, although the German racer was no threat to his brother in the #1 Ferrari ahead.[1]

Behind, Montoya would lead the two McLarens, who again found themselves fending off the attentions of the Renaults, with the two Sauber-Petronases stalking them as well.[1] The two BAR-Hondas also found themselves nose-to-tail throughout the opening lap, just ahead of start of the start Enrique Bernoldi, who had shot up the order in a very light Arrows-Ford Cosworth.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, it quickly became clear that the Ferraris were going to be unbeatable, with Schumacher sprinting away, while Barrichello crawled all over the back of Ralf Schumacher's Williams.[1] However, the younger Schumacher brother was nothing but stubborn in defence, and placed the #5 Williams beautifully to prevent the #2 Ferrari from slipping ahead.[1]

After a brief encounter with Eddie Irvine, which saw the ex-Ferrari racer hold-up his replacement for half a lap while being lapped, Barrichello finally got his chance to take second, with Ralf Schumacher pulling in for his sole stop mid-race.[1] The Brazilian racer duly delivered his best lap of the afternoon on his in-lap and gained 1.5s on the German, and duly emerged from his stop just ahead of the #5 car.[1]

With that the race was over, with Barrichello sweeping away from Ralf Schumacher, while Michael Schumacher held an imperious lead.[1] Behind, Montoya ran on in a lonely fourth, while Kimi Räikkönen had a quiet run in fifth, until an exhaust failure melted his rear suspension.[1]

Räikkönen's demise promoted teammate David Coulthard into fifth, although the Scot's optimistic one-stop strategy backfired as he was overhauled by a three-stopping Jenson Button.[1] Behind them ran Jarno Trulli ahead of Felipe Massa, with the Brazilian pulling the only on-track of the race after lap two on 58, taking the Renault on the run to Rivazza.[1]

That, ultimately was how the race finished, with Michael Schumacher and Barrichello cruising to the flag throughout the final laps.[1] Ralf Schumacher kept the #2 Ferrari in sight through to the chequered flag to complete the podium, with Montoya, Button and Coulthard, who was lapped in the closing stages, claiming the rest of the points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher extended his Championship lead after his second win of the campaign, moving eight clear at the head of the pack. Ralf Schumacher, meanwhile, had moved into second ahead of his teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, with those three the only drivers in double figures. Behind, Jenson Button climbed into fourth ahead of the two McLaren-Mercedes, with eleven drivers on the score sheet.

In the Constructors Championship Williams-BMW had done enough to hold their Championship lead, although their advantage had been cut to six points. Ferrari hence still loomed large in their mirrors, moving onto 24 points, with McLaren-Mercedes already a distant third, sixteen behind their Italian rivals. Behind, Renault were sat in fourth ahead of Sauber-Petronas and Jaguar-Ford Cosworth, while Minardi-Asiatech remained ahead of Toyota.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2002 San Marino 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 San Marino Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:21.091 218.998 km/h
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:21.155 +0.064s 218.826 km/h
3 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:21.473 +0.382s 217.972 km/h
4 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:21.605 +0.514s 217.619 km/h
5 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.104 +1.013s 216.296 km/h
6 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.490 +1.399s 215.284 km/h
7 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:22.767 +1.676s 214.564 km/h
8 14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:22.833 +1.742s 214.393 km/h
9 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Renault 1:22.857 +1.766s 214.331 km/h
10 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:23.116 +2.025s 213.663 km/h
11 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:23.681 +2.590s 212.220 km/h
12 12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:23.821 +2.730s 211.866 km/h
13 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:23.862 +2.771s 211.762 km/h
14 10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:24.050 +2.959s 211.289 km/h
15 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:24.253 +3.162s 210.779 km/h
16 24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Toyota 1:24.328 +3.257s 210.592 km/h
17 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Toyota 1:24.331 +3.240s 210.584 km/h
18 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:24.579 +3.488s 209.967 km/h
19 23 Australia Mark Webber Italy Minardi-Asiatech 1:24.790 +3.699s 209.445 km/h
20 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:24.808 +3.717s 209.400 km/h
21 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:24.852 +3.761s 209.291 km/h
107% Time: 1:26.757[3]
DNQ 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy Minardi-Asiatech 1:27.241 +6.150s 203.560 km/h
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 ______________
Michael Schumacher 2
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 2 3 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 4
______________ Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 3 5 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 6
______________ David Coulthard
Row 4 7 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 8
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 5 9 ______________
Jenson Button 10
______________ Jacques Villeneuve
Row 6 11 ______________
Felipe Massa 12
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 7 13 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 14
______________ Takuma Sato
Row 8 15 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 16
______________ Mika Salo
Row 9 17 ______________
Allan McNish 18
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 10 19 ______________
Mark Webber 20
______________ Enrique Bernoldi
Row 11 21 ______________
Pedro de la Rosa 22
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 62 1:29:10.789 1 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 62 +17.907s 2 6
3 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 62 +19.755s 3 4
4 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 62 +44.725s 4 3
5 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Renault 62 +1:23.395 9 2
6 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 61 +1 Lap 6 1
7 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 61 +1 Lap 10
8 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 61 +1 Lap 11
9 14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 61 +1 Lap 8
10 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 61 +1 Lap 7
11 23 Australia Mark Webber Italy Minardi-Asiatech 60 +2 Laps 19
Ret 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 50 Engine 20
Ret 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 45 Driveshaft 18
Ret 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 44 Exhaust 5
Ret 12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 44 Throttle 12
Ret 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 30 Driveshaft 21
Ret 24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Toyota 26 Gearbox 16
Ret 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 25 Engine 13
Ret 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Honda 19 Hydraulics 15
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland Jordan-Honda 5 Gearbox 14
Ret 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Toyota 0 Electrical 17
DNQ 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy Minardi-Asiatech
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory moved Michael Schumacher further ahead in the Drivers Championship after the fourth round of the season, the German ace leaving Imola with a fourteen point advantage. Ralf Schumacher remained his closest challenger, sat on twenty points, with Juan Pablo Montoya keeping in touch with his teammate, just three further back. Next up was Jenson Button on eight ahead of Rubens Barrichello, whose first points score of the season made him the twelfth different point scorer of the campaign.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had retaken the lead after a two-race absence, establishing a three point advantage. Williams-BMW had been forced to make way for the Scuderia, although they remained the most likely challengers to the Italian squad in-spite of the former's dominance in Imola. Behind, McLaren-Mercedes lost more ground, and just avoided slipping behind Renault, with the field otherwise unchanged.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 34
2 Germany Ralf Schumacher 20
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 17
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button 8
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 6 ▲14
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard 5
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 4 ▼2
8 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3 ▼1
9 Australia Mark Webber 2 ▼1
10 Germany Nick Heidfeld 2 ▼1
11 Finland Mika Salo 2 ▼1
12 Brazil Felipe Massa 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 40 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 37 ▼1
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 9
4 France Renault 8
5 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3
6 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 3
7 Italy Minardi-Asiatech 2
8 Japan Toyota 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'San Marino 2002: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/saint-marin/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 14/11/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'San Marino 2002: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/saint-marin/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 14/11/2019)
  4. 'Gran Premio di San Marino 2002 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2002/races/723/san-marino/qualifying-0.html, (Accessed 14/11/2019)
  5. 'San Marino 2002: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/saint-marin/classement.aspx, (Accessed 14/11/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 '4. San Marino 2002', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2002/saint-marin.aspx, (Accessed 14/11/2019)
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