F1 quiz: Guess the Grid of the 2002 United States Grand Prix

Henry Valantine
Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello cross the line. Indianapolis September 2002.

Both Ferrari drivers cross the line together at the end of the race in a 'dead heat' finish. Unites States September 2002.

Seeing Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel finish 0.011s apart at Suzuka at the weekend provides the basis for this F1 quiz, and we are going back 20 years this time, to Indianapolis.

Granted, it is a very specific basis for a quiz, but it so happens to be the exact same winning margin the eventual victor of this race had, as he and his Ferrari team-mate looked to stage a ‘dead heat’ finish at the chequered flag at the Brickyard.

With the United States Grand Prix also being the next race on the calendar, we thought now would be a good time to test your knowledge of the 2002 edition of the race and, more specifically, the drivers to start it.

You know the drill with Guess the Grid by now. We’ve arranged the drivers in the order in which they started the race, and your job is to work out who is who.

Once you have given this a go, we have plenty of other quizzes for you to try here on PlanetF1, so why not have a crack at one of our recent ones – where we get you to name every country to have hosted at least one grand prix since 2000.

And for your daily dose of a quick F1 quiz, try Sportword. It’s Planet Sport’s word-guessing game where you have six attempts to find a different Formula 1 term every day.

As for this Guess the Grid offering, cast your mind back to 2002. When this race happened, Will Young and Gareth Gates were at #1 in the UK for their cover of The Beatles’ The Long and Winding Road, Brazil had won the football World Cup a couple of months beforehand and the Queen was in her Golden Jubilee year.

Best of luck!

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