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|Designer(s)||Gabriele Tredozi (Technical Director)|
George Ryton (Chief Designer)
Loïc Bigois (Chief Aerodynamicist)
|Engine||Asiatech AT02 3.0-litre V10 (72°) naturally-aspirated mid-engined|
|Transmission||Minardi 6-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential|
|Power||800 hp @ 17,500 rpm|
|Notable entrants||KL Minardi Asiatech|
|Notable drivers||22. Alex Yoong|
22. Anthony Davidson
23. Mark Webber
|Debut||2002 Australian Grand Prix|
The Minardi PS02 was a Formula One racing car with which Minardi contested the 2002 Formula One season. It scored 2 points, both at Australia when rookie Mark Webber finished 5th. It scored no more points that season. Webber was partnered by Alex Yoong who was replaced before the Hungarian round by Anthony Davidson.
The PS02 benefitted from an aerodynamics package from Loic Bigois, who had been brought in from the now defunct Prost team. A manufacturing error which caused the front wing to fail sidelined the team from the Spanish Grand Prix.
This car was the first and last Minardi model that was powered by an Asiatech engine and also Michelin tyres before their switch to Bridgestone tyres. The following year's model, the Minardi PS03 had an engine provided by Cosworth.
Minardi struggled for finance throughout the season. Paul Stoddart attempted to bring aboard Al-Waleed bin Talal, who had tried to buy into Prost as a major shareholder but nothing came of the deal.
Complete Formula One results
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