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Race details
Race 3 of 17 in the 2002 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Date March 31, 2002
Official name XXXI Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace
São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent Racing Facility
4.309 km (2.667 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 241.304 km (149.352 mi)
Scheduled Distance 71 laps, 305.939 km (189.357 mi)
Weather Clear
Pole position
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:13.114
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:16.079
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Third United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes

The 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 31, 2002 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.



Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 1:31:43.662 2 10
2 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 71 +0.588 3 6
3 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 +59.109 4 4
4 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button Renault 71 +1:06.883 7 3
5 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 71 +1:07.563 1 2
6 24 Finland Mika Salo Toyota 70 +1 Lap 10 1
7 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 13  
8 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 11  
9 10 Japan Takuma Sato Jordan-Honda 69 +2 Laps 19  
10 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 68 Engine 15  
11 23 Australia Mark Webber Minardi-Asiatech 68 +3 Laps 20  
12 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 67 Wheel rim 5  
13 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Minardi-Asiatech 67 +4 Laps 22  
Ret 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 61 Brakes 9  
Ret 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 60 Engine 6  
Ret 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 41 Collision 12  
Ret 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Toyota 40 Spin 16  
Ret 12 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 25 Gearbox 17  
Ret 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Arrows-Cosworth 25 Suspension 18  
Ret 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Cosworth 19 Suspension 21  
Ret 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 16 Hydraulics 8  
Ret 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Honda 6 Engine 14  


  • Fastest Lap: Juan Pablo Montoya 1m 16.079s
  • Soccer legend Pelé was supposed to wave the checkered flag. Standing on the stand at race's end, he waved the flag too soon and it was Takuma Sato, who was one lap behind the leader, who took the checkered flag first, meaning by technicality that Sato had won the Grand Prix as he was the first driver to see the checkered flag. When the Schumacher brothers arrived, Pelé was talking to someone, and forgot to show them the 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.

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