2001 German Grand Prix

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Germany  2001 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 17 in the 2001 Formula One season
Hockenheimring (last modified in 1994)
Hockenheimring (last modified in 1994)
Date July 29, 2001
Official name LXIII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.823 km (4.240 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (190.792 mi)
Weather Partially cloudy, very hot, dry, Air Temp: 29°C
Pole position
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:38:117
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:41:808
Podium
First Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda

The 2001 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheim on July 29, 2001. It was the 12th round of the 2001 Formula One season. Juan Pablo Montoya dominated qualifying and the first part of the race in his Williams car, until he retired after the first pit stop with a broken engine. The race was won by the other Williams driver Ralf Schumacher. Rubens Barrichello finished second in his Ferrari and Jacques Villeneuve finished third in his BAR-Honda.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:38.117 -
2 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:38.136 +0.019
3 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.811 +0.694
4 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:38.941 +0.824
5 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.574 +1.457
6 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:39.682 +1.565
7 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:39.921 +1.804
8 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 1:40.072 +1.955
9 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1:40.265 +2.148
10 11 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 1:40.322 +2.205
11 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:40.371 +2.254
12 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:40.437 +2.320
13 9 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1:40.610 +2.493
14 22 France Jean Alesi Prost-Acer 1:40.740 +2.623
15 12 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Jordan-Honda 1:41.174 +3.057
16 23 Brazil Luciano Burti Prost-Acer 1:41.213 +3.096
17 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 1:41.299 +3.182
18 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 1:41.438 +3.321
19 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 1:41.668 +3.551
20 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 1:41.870 +3.753
21 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 1:41.913 +3.796
22 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Minardi-European 1:42.716 +4.599

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 45 1:18:17.873 2 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 45 +46.117 6 6
3 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 45 +1:02.806 12 4
4 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 45 +1:03.477 17 3
5 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 45 +1:05.454 18 2
6 22 France Jean Alesi Prost-Acer 45 +1:05.950 14 1
7 9 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 45 +1:17.527 13  
8 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 44 +1 Lap 19  
9 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 44 +1 Lap 20  
10 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 44 +1 Lap 21  
Ret 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 34 Hydraulics 10  
Ret 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 27 Engine 5  
Ret 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Minardi-European 26 Gearbox 22  
Ret 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 24 Engine 1  
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 23 Fuel Pressure 4  
Ret 23 Brazil Luciano Burti Prost-Acer 23 Spun off 16  
Ret 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 16 Halfshaft 8  
Ret 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 16 Fuel Pressure 11  
Ret 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Engine 3  
Ret 11 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Jordan-Honda 7 Collision 15  
Ret 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 7  
Ret 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Collision 9  

Notes[edit]

  • First pole position: Juan Pablo Montoya
  • Last podium: Jacques Villeneuve
  • Last points (Team): Prost
  • First and only points of 2001 for Jenson Button.
  • The race was stopped on the first lap due to Luciano Burti's Prost hitting the back of the slow-starting Ferrari of Michael Schumacher. It was restarted over the original distance. Burti was launched several feet into the air during the incident, but escaped injury and made the restart. He eventually spun off on lap 24.
  • The two Minardis started from the pit lane at the first start, but took their original grid positions at the second start.
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen was sacked by the Jordan team and forced to miss his home race.
  • Ricardo Zonta replaced Frentzen for this race, having done the same in Canada earlier in the season.
  • Last technical failure during a race on Michael Schumacher's Ferrari until the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix.
  • It was the last time that both drivers from the Benetton team scored world championship points.
  • Last Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring.
  • This was Jean Alesi's last race for the Prost team. He would take Frentzen's place at Jordan from the next race onwards, and Frentzen would take Alesi's place at Prost.

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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