2000 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungary  2000 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 17 in the 2000 Formula One season
Hungaroring
Hungaroring
Date August 13, 2000
Official name XVI Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Location Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
3.975 km (2.470 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 306.069 km (190.186 mi)
Weather Partially cloudy, very hot, dry, Air Temp: 30°C
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:17.514
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:20.028 on lap 33
Podium
First Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes

The 2000 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on August 13, 2000 at the Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary. It was the twelfth race of the 2000 Formula One season. The race was the 16th Hungarian Grand Prix. The race was held over 77 laps of the 4-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 306 kilometres.

The race was won by Finnish driver Mika Häkkinen driving a McLaren MP4/15 in Häkkinen's third victory of the season. Häkkinen won by eight seconds over German driver Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari F1-2000. Häkkinen's British team-mate David Coulthard was third.

Report[edit]

Qualifying had Michael Schumacher on pole position with David Coulthard second, Mika Häkkinen third, Ralf Schumacher fourth, Rubens Barrichello fifth and Heinz-Harald Frentzen sixth.

At the start, Schumacher got away all right but Coulthard's was poor. Häkkinen had a great start and was quickly ahead of Coulthard and side by side with Schumacher. Häkkinen edged ahead and Coulthard was forced to defend from Ralf. There were no changes behind them and the field went through safely with only Mika Salo being bunched up and losing two places. The order after lap 1 was: Häkkinen, Schumacher, Coulthard, Ralf, Barrichello, Frentzen, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jenson Button, Eddie Irvine and Alexander Wurz.

Häkkinen was easing away from Schumacher on whom Coulthard could not do anything. Ralf and the others were left behind, losing a second a lap to Häkkinen. However, Ralf was clearly holding up Barrichello who was having a faster car but unable to pass. There were no changes until Fisichella spun off on lap 8 and dropped some places. Häkkinen was 4.1 seconds ahead of Schumacher, 5.8 seconds ahead of Coulthard and nearly 10 seconds ahead of Ralf and Barrichello. The race now settled down quickly with no overtaking. Häkkinen was on his own, setting fastest lap after fastest lap with Schumacher able to do nothing. Schumacher was pulling away from Coulthard who was already 10 seconds ahead of Ralf and Barrichello. By lap 25, Häkkinen was 11 seconds ahead of Schumacher, 17 seconds ahead of Coulthard and 30 seconds ahead of Ralf who had Barrichello right behind him. Frentzen was 3 seconds behind them.

Schumacher was lighter than Häkkinen and closed the gap down to 10 seconds but then he pitted on lap 27. Ralf and Barrichello soon followed and Barrichello was shortfueled and thus rejoined ahead of Ralf. Häkkinen increased his lead over Coulthard to 20 seconds and pitted on lap 31. Coulthard went in the next lap as well. The order after the stops was: Häkkinen, Schumacher, Coulthard, Barrichello, Ralf, Frentzen, Button, Irvine, Jarno Trulli and Pedro Diniz. Häkkinen lost a tenth or less than that per lap to Schumacher but he was 13 seconds ahead. Coulthard was the fastest man and was closing in the gap to Schumacher, now down to just 4.7 seconds. Barrichello was 17 seconds behind Coulthard but 2 seconds ahead of Ralf and pulling away with Frentzen a further 9 seconds behind but under pressure from Button. Coulthard slowly reduced the gap to Schumacher for the next 15 laps and was down to 1.2 seconds by lap 44. Then Coulthard lost time while lapping Gastón Mazzacane, allowing Schumacher to increase the gap to 1.9 seconds.

Coulthard reduced the gap again but on lap 48 lost further time while lapping Marc Gené and the gap was 2.3 seconds. Behind them Button dropped away from Frentzen with hydraulic trouble. Häkkinen was 9 seconds ahead of Schumacher and 11 ahead of Coulthard when the Ferrari stopped on lap 49. Häkkinen stayed for one more lap and Coulthard went on lap 51. He had gained 2 seconds but came three tenths behind Schumacher. There were no changes behind them except that Trulli was ahead of Irvine with a 1-stop strategy. Schumacher and Coulthard continued to push and started to close the 10 second gap to Häkkinen. Behind them Button had problems with his car and was passed by Trulli. Irvine soon followed Trulli through as well. Although Häkkinen's gap was reduced, he won from Schumacher who was just ahead of Coulthard. Barrichello was fourth, Ralf fifth and Frentzen sixth.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:17.514 -
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.886 +0.372
3 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.922 +0.408
4 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:18.321 +0.807
5 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:18.330 +0.816
6 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:18.523 +1.009
7 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:18.607 +1.093
8 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 1:18.699 +1.185
9 17 Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 1:18.748 +1.234
10 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:19.008 +1.494
11 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:19.259 +1.745
12 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.266 +1.752
13 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:19.451 +1.937
14 14 France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 1:19.626 +2.112
15 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 1:19.897 +2.383
16 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:19.937 +2.423
17 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 1:19.956 +2.442
18 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 1:20.272 +2.758
19 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 1:20.481 +2.967
20 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 1:20.609 +3.095
21 20 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 1:20.654 +3.140
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 1:20.905 +3.391

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 77 1:45:33.869 3 10
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 77 +7.917 1 6
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 77 +8.455 2 4
4 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 77 +44.157 5 3
5 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 77 +50.437 4 2
6 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 77 +1:08.099 6 1
7 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 76 +1 Lap 12  
8 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 76 +1 Lap 10  
9 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 76 +1 Lap 8  
10 17 Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 9  
11 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 76 +1 Lap 11  
12 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 75 +2 Laps 16  
13 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 75 +2 Laps 20  
14 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 75 +2 Laps 18  
15 20 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 74 +3 Laps 21  
16 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 73 +4 Laps 15  
Ret 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 68 Engine 22  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 67 Gearbox 17  
Ret 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 62 Transmission 13  
Ret 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 31 Brakes 7  
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 22 Electrical 19  
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 11 Suspension 14  

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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