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1902 Grand Prix Season
Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Panhard et Levassor (FR,0,7)
Champion Driver: None
Putative Driver: Charles Jarrott (GB,0,1)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model 70, 13.7-liter, four-cylinder inline, water-cooled cylinder jackets, suction-operated inlet valves, four-speed, 70 horsepower (Arthur Krebs).

Charles Jarrott emerges among the first British drivers upon the global motorsport landscape as the indomitable Panhard moves up to seventy horsepower. The American Automobile Association (AAA) organizes at Chicago, Illinois in March. New Racing Makes: American Cadillac. British Motor Power-Napier. French Richard-Brasier. American Stanley. French Lorraine-Dietrich. American Studebaker. American Franklin. French Ariès. American Peerless. Racing Evolution: Greater than ten-liter displacement engines (Panhard et Levassor).

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

Panhard Levassor42     Jarrott17
Darracq14     M. Farman14
Renault (a,v)14     Edge12
Mors13     Renault12
Napier12     H. Farman11
Mercedes6     Marcellin8
     Gabriel8

Noteworthy 1902 Races

1902 J. Gordon Bennett Cup Innsbruck, Austria1902 1902 J. Gordon Bennett Cup At Innsbruck, Austria for the James Gordon Bennett Cup (from Paris, 566 kilometers) in June, the race comes to a British Napier 50 under Selwyn Edge (GB) in 11:02:52 (average 31.8 mph), with no other contest finishers. Edge moves out front after race leader Baron René de Knyff in a Panhard, seemingly cruising for the wire, drops a rear differential with only twenty-five miles remaining. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.