In 2002, Michael finished first or second in every race except for the Malaysian
Grand Prix, where he finished third, thus achieving a podium position in every
race. Michael won 11 Grands Prix setting the record for shortest time in which
the World Driver's Championship has been clinched, securing the title with a
win at the French Grand Prix, the Round 11 out of 17 races.
The greatest Ferrari F2002 sent Michael and teammate Rubens Barrichello 9 times
home with Ferrari 1-2 winning 15 races out of 17 of the season. The F2002,
powered by a 3 litres V10 naturally aspirated engine, was also the 150th Ferrari
Grand Prix winner.
Round 11 (French GP), Michael secured his fifth World Driver's Championship title
with 6 races to go in the season.
Round 17 (Japanese GP), Michael won the 11th race of the year with 5 times as
first runner-up and once as second runner-up.
Michael Schumacher made a record-breaking total of 144 points in the points system
of 10-6-4-3-2-1 for the first six finishers of a race.