Mel 2002 GP Formula 1


The 2002 Foster's Melbourne Grand Prix will be remembered for a major crash at the start and for early season points  for Jaguar, Minardi and Toyota

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The parade lap was quiet enough

The Jaguar's had only qualified 20/21

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At turn 1 Ralf Schumacher's McLaren "mounted" Rubens Barrichello's Ferrari and flew through the air

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....landed safely but went straight ahead across the sand trap into the tyre wall but was unharmed

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....but behind many cars collided, with rear markers (including the Jaguars) to slip through....
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..several drivers ran back to the pits anticipating a restart in their "T Cars" but the race continued with an unusual looking leader board. Eddie ended 4th. Pedro 8th
3x2 parked off track after attrition.jpg (18898 bytes) A sad site as cars which had been in preparation for many weeks spent all but the first few seconds of the race parked at trackside (These are a Toyota, Jordan and Sauber)
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