2003 German Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One season
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Date August 3, 2003
Official name Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.414 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:15.167
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:14.917
Podium
First Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Second United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Third Italy Jarno Trulli Renault

The 2003 German Grand Prix (formally the Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held on August 3, 2003 at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. It was the twelfth race of the 2003 Formula One season. The race, contested over 67 laps, was won by Juan Pablo Montoya driving for the Williams team after starting from pole position. David Coulthard finished second in a McLaren car, with Jarno Trulli third in a Renault.

Race report[edit]

Montoya's victory promoted him to second place in the Drivers' Championship, after McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen retired from a collision on the first lap of the race. Montoya also reduced the gap from Championship leader Michael Schumacher to six points. Williams reduced the gap to Ferrari in the Constructors Championship to two points.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:15.167
2 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:15.185
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:15.488
4 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:15.679
5 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.874
6 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.898
7 20 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:16.034
8 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:16.483
9 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:16.550
10 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.666
11 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:16.775
12 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 1:16.831
13 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:17.090
14 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1:17.169
15 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:17.557
16 15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 1:18.021
17 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:18.085
18 12 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 1:18.341
19 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.023
20 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.174

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 67 1:28:48.769 1 10
2 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 67 +1:05.459 secs 10 8
3 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 67 +1:09.060 secs 4 6
4 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 67 +1:09.344 secs 8 5
5 20 France Olivier Panis Toyota 66 +1 Lap 7 4
6 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 66 +1 Lap 9 3
7 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 6 2
8 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 66 +1 Lap 17 1
9 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 65 +2 Laps 13  
10 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 65 +2 Laps 15  
11 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 64 Accident 11  
12 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth 62 +5 Laps 20  
13 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 60 Engine 12  
Ret 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 23 Hydraulics 19  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 6 Gearbox 16  
Ret 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1 Collision damage 2  
Ret 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1 Collision damage 14  
Ret 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 0 Collision 3  
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 5  
Ret 12 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 0 Collision 18  

Notes[edit]

  • A number of cars were eliminated in a first corner pile up due to a collision with Kimi Räikkönen, Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.
  • First Hat Trick (win, pole, and fastest lap): Juan Pablo Montoya
  • This race marks the last time Williams locked out the front row on qualifying until the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

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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2003 British Grand Prix
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2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
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Coordinates: 49°19′40″N 8°33′57″E / 49.32778°N 8.56583°E / 49.32778; 8.56583