2000 Canadian Grand Prix

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Canada  2000 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 17 in the 2000 Formula One season
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Date June 18, 2000
Official name XXXIIX Grand Prix Air Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
Course Street circuit
4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (189.549 mi)
Weather Cloudy and raining
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:18.439
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:19.049
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife

The 2000 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on June 18, 2000 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. It was the eighth race of the 2000 Formula One season. The race was the 38th Canadian Grand Prix and the 22nd to be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The race was held over 69 laps of the 4.4-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 305 kilometres.

The race was won by eventual 2000 world champion, German driver Michael Schumacher driving a Ferrari F1-2000. The win was Schumacher's fifth win of the season and his fourth Canadian Grand Prix victory, a new record. Schumacher won by 0.1 seconds in a formation finish with his Brazilian team mate Rubens Barrichello in Ferrari's second 1-2 of the year. Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella finished third driving a Benetton B200.

Report[edit]

Michael Schumacher took pole position with David Coulthard beside him, Rubens Barrichello in third, Mika Häkkinen in fourth, Heinz-Harald Frentzen in fifth and Jacques Villeneuve in sixth.

Before the start, Coulthard stalled on the parade lap. The McLaren mechanics desperately tried to restart his car and were still working on it. They restarted it during the 15-second period when the cars went off and Coulthard ran to take his grid position rather than starting at the back. At the start, Coulthard got away better than Schumacher but the Ferrari moved across the road and kept the lead. Behind, neither Barrichello nor Häkkinen nor Frentzen had a good start but Villeneuve had a great one and went around the outside of Häkkinen who was already in front of Barrichello. This allowed him to get the inside line into the second corner and keep third place. In the third corner, Barrichello tried to pass both Villeneuve and Häkkinen but it was risky. Barrichello passed Häkkinen but Villeneuve kept third. Behind them, Pedro de la Rosa passed Jarno Trulli and then Frentzen. The order was: Schumacher, Coulthard, Villeneuve, Barrichello, Häkkinen, de la Rosa, Frentzen, Ricardo Zonta, Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella.

Schumacher and Coulthard were pulling away at a massive rate, Villeneuve holding up their teammates and others. Häkkinen tried to make a move on Barrichello but it failed and Barrichello defended fourth. At the front, the top two were exchanging fastest laps but soon Coulthard was under investigation. On lap 11, Coulthard was given a 10 second stop-and go penalty for the parade lap problem. He went soon and joined in 10th, between a second train of cars behind Zonta. Villeneuve was holding up everyone behind him but was soon attacked by a frustrated Barrichello. Barrichello eventually did pass Villeneuve on lap 17, but he was already 19 seconds behind Schumacher. He then started to match Schumacher's pace but he was much too far behind. On lap 24, Coulthard tried to pass Jos Verstappen and they touched Verstappen spinning down to 19th and Coulthard going to the grass and down in 12th.

On the same lap, Trulli overtook Zonta for seventh place and started closing in on Frentzen. At the front, Schumacher was 20 seconds of Barrichello and Villeneuve was holding up Häkkinen and the Jordans. On lap 27 Trulli got past Frentzen and Häkkinen got past Villeneuve at the end of the next lap. Then, suddenly, something slowly started to go amiss in the back of Schumacher's car. He started to lose a tenth or two per lap to Barrichello and by lap 34 his lead was down to 18 seconds. Ferrari played safe and Schumacher pitted, rejoining 10 seconds behind Barrichello but ahead of Häkkinen. Barrichello was starting to pull away from Schumacher with Häkkinen closing in. Häkkinen was right with Schumacher was unable to pass. Frustrated, he pitted on lap 42. Barrichello followed in next lap with a 13 second lead and came out 15 seconds behind Schumacher. Coulthard followed him in.

It began to rain on lap 44 when Villeneuve and Giancarlo Fisichella made their stops. Fisichella chose wets correctly but Villeneuve chose dries. Häkkinen went into the pits again to change back to wets. He was now 52 seconds behind Schumacher and was out of contention. Schumacher went next lap with a 12 second lead but Barrichello, unaware that Schumacher was in the Brazilian followed Schumacher in. The team were not ready and he had to wait for some time. He rejoined behind Fisichella but still ahead of Häkkinen. The order was: Schumacher, Fisichella, Barrichello, Häkkinen, Trulli, Verstappen, Alexander Wurz, Ralf Schumacher, Coulthard and Villeneuve. Fisichella made a mistake on lap 50 and Barrichello was through to second. He started closing in on Schumacher. On lap 56, Verstappen passed Trulli for fifth. By lap 62, Barrichello was with Schumacher. On lap 64, Villeneuve passed Coulthard only to be repassed immediately. He repeated it next time and braked so late that he hit Ralf, taking both of them out. Coulthard went after Wurz and hit Wurz while trying to pass him on lap 68. Wurz was forced to pit while Coulthard went after Trulli. Schumacher held off Barrichello with Fisichella, Häkkinen, Verstappen and Trulli who held off Coulthard getting the remaining points.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:18.439 -
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.537 +0.098
3 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:18.801 +0.362
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.985 +0.546
5 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.483 +1.044
6 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:19.544 +1.105
7 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.581 +1.142
8 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 1:19.742 +1.303
9 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 1:19.912 +1.473
10 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:19.932 +1.493
11 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 1:19.954 +1.515
12 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:20.073 +1.634
13 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 1:20.107 +1.668
14 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:20.113 +1.674
15 17 Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 1:20.445 +2.006
16 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:20.500 +2.061
17 14 France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 1:20.512 +2.073
18 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 1:20.534 +2.095
19 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:20.692 +2.253
20 20 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 1:21.058 +2.619
21 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 1:21.680 +3.241
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 1:22.091 +3.652

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 69 1:41:12.313 1 10
2 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 69 +0.174 3 6
3 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 69 +15.365 10 4
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 69 +18.561 4 3
5 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 69 +52.208 13 2
6 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 69 +1:01.687 7 1
7 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1:02.216 2  
8 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 69 +1:10.455 8  
9 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 69 +1:19.899 14  
10 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 69 +1:54.544 19  
11 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 68 +1 Lap 18  
12 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 68 +1 Lap 22  
13 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 66 +3 Laps 16  
14 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 64 Collision 12  
15 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 64 Collision 6  
16 20 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 64 Spun off 20  
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 48 Collision 9  
Ret 17 Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 42 Electrical 15  
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 38 Electrical 17  
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 34 Engine 21  
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 32 Brakes 5  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 14 Gearbox 11  

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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