FEBRUARY 11, 2002
CART changes rules to promote better racing
To build up excitement in qualifying CART has adopted the F1 system of limiting the number of laps allowed in qualifying on road courses. Friday qualifying has also been reintroduced with the fastest man winning a place on the front row of the grid (no matter what happens on Saturday) and gaining an extra championship point for his provisional pole position. CART has also agreed that races can be red-flagged in the closing stages if there is a serious accident to avoid the events finishing with the cars running in line behind a Safety Car.