2002

Formula One Legends: World Championship 2002

The 2002 Formula One season was the 53rd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship, which commenced on 3 March and ended on 13 October after seventeen races.

With three races left to go in the 2001 season, Mika Häkkinen announced that he was not intending to drive in F1 in 2002. Denying any claim of retirement, he stated that he needed a sabbatical and would return to McLaren at a later time.

Fernando Alonso left Minardi after an impressive 2001 campaign, and signed on with Renault as a test driver.
Alonso’s Minardi seat was taken over by Mark Webber.

Formula 1 2002 season featured a Michael Schumacher and Ferrari insurmountable. The German driver won the five-time world after conquering eleven victories in the year and get an advantage of 67 points to the runner-up, teammate Rubens Barrichello.

Thus, Michael Schumacher equaled the record of Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, first rider to win five championships.

While opponents have suffered with the joy of red ferraristas. In the first season without Mika Hakkinen, who left the tracks, McLaren had the worst championship since 1997.

As for Williams, Ferrari’s main opponent, was 129 points behind in the standings for teams. Certainly that was the easiest championship in the history of Formula 1.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 03/03/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:35’36.792
Malaysia 17/03/2002 Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 56 1:34’12.912
Brazil 31/03/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 1:31’43.663
San Marino 14/04/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 62 1:29’10.789
Spain 28/04/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 65 1:30’29.981
Austria 12/05/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 1:33’51.562
Monaco 26/05/2002 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:45’39.055
Canada 09/06/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 1:33’36.111
Europe 23/06/2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 60 1:35’07.426
Great Britain 07/07/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 1:31’45.015
France 21/07/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 72 1:32’09.837
Germany 28/07/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 67 1:27’52.078
Hungary 18/08/2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 77 1:41’49.001
Belgium 01/09/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 44 1:21’20.634
Italy 15/09/2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 53 1:16’19.982
United States 29/09/2002 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 73 1:31’07.934
Japan 13/10/2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:26’59.698

Drivers Championship Standing
1. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 144 pt.
2. Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari) 77 pt.
3. Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams) 50 pt.
4. Ralf Schumacher (Williams) 42 pt.
5. David Coulthard (McLaren) 41 pt.
6. Kimi Räikkönen (McLaren) 24 pt.
7. Jenson Button (Renault) 14 pt.
8. Jarno Trulli (Renault) 9 pt.
9. Eddie Irvine (Jaguar) 8 pt.
10. Nick Heidfeld (Sauber) 7 pt.
11. Giancarlo Fisichella (Jordan) 7 pt.
12. Jacques Villeneuve (BAR) 4 pt.
13. Felipe Massa (Sauber) 4 pt.
14. Olivier Panis (BAR) 3 pt.
15. Takuma Sato (Jordan) 2 pt.
16. Mark Webber (Minardi) 2 pt.
17. Mika Salo (Toyota) 2 pt.
18. Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Arrows) 2 pt.
19. Allan McNish (Toyota) 0 pt.
20. Alex Yoong (Minardi) 0 pt.
21. Pedro de la Rosa (Jaguar) 0 pt.
22. Enrique Bernoldi (Arrows) 0 pt.

Constructor Championship Standing

1. Ferrari 221 pt.
2. Williams-BMW 92 pt.
3. McLaren-Mercedes 65 pt.
4. Renault 23 pt.
5. Sauber-Petronas 11 pt.
6. Jordan-Honda 9 pt.
7. Jaguar-Cosworth 8 pt.
8. BAR-Honda 7 pt.
9. Minardi-Asiatech 2 pt.
10. Toyota 2 pt.
11. Arrows-Cosworth 2 pt.

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