Norwegian Christian Odd Sanne (Dac/Mercury) not only won the British Grand Prix on London’s Royal Victoria Dock on August 18, the result also gave have him the 2002 World Formula 2000 title

Norwegian Christian Odd Sanne (Dac/Mercury) not only won the British Grand Prix on London’s Royal Victoria Dock on August 18, the result also gave have him the 2002 World Formula 2000 title regardless of the final round in Qatar next month. It was achieved however at the expense of Italian Paolo Zantelli (Clerici/Mercury) who virtually led throughout.

The flying Zantelli was unaware he had been given a one-lap penalty for jumping the start and was eventually classified well down the fleet.

Second place was taken by Frenchman Bruno Corsin (Dac/Mercury) who crossed the line just ahead of Britain’s Owen Jelf (Jelf/Mercury). Hungarian Formula I exile, Rudolf Mihaldinecz (ASV/Mercury) finished fourth, Sven Jansson (Dac/Mercury) from Sweden fifth with the second member of the Jelf family, Colin Jelf (Jelf/Mercury), sixth.

These were the highest placed British drivers in a contest that was truly international. Only four home teams were among the 23 contenders in the line-up of which 18 qualified in pre-race practice for the Grand Prix.