2003 Spanish Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One season
Barcelona 2000.jpg
Date May 4, 2003 (2003-05-04)
Official name Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.730 km (2.939 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 307.324 km (190.962 mi)
Weather Clear
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:17.762
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:20.143 on lap 52
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Third Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
The start of the 2003 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2003 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 4 May 2003 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth round of the 2003 Formula One season. The race, contested over 65 laps, was won by Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari car after starting from pole position. Fernando Alonso finished second driving for the Renault team with Rubens Barrichello third in the other Ferrari.

Saturday Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q2 Time Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:17.762
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:18.020 +0.258
3 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:18.233 +0.471
4 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:18.615 +0.853
5 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:18.704 +0.942
6 20 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:18.881 +1.049
7 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:19.006 +1.244
8 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.128 +1.366
9 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:19.377 +1.615
10 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1:19.427 +1.665
11 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:19.563 +1.801
12 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:19.615 +1.853
13 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:19.623 +1.861
14 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:19.646 +1.884
15 12 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 1:20.215 +2.453
16 15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth 1:20.308 +2.546
17 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 1:20.976 +3.214
18 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Minardi-Cosworth 1:22.104 +4.342
19 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 1:22.237 +4.475
20 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.900 +14.138

Race Result[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 65 1:33:46.933 1 10
2 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 65 +5.716 3 8
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 65 +18.001 2 6
4 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 65 +1:02.022 9 5
5 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 64 +1 Lap 7 4
6 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 64 +1 Lap 13 3
7 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 64 +1 Lap 12 2
8 12 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 63 +2 Laps 15 1
9 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 63 +2 Laps 5  
10 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 63 +2 Laps 14  
11 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Minardi-Cosworth 63 +2 Laps 18  
12 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 62 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 43 Engine 17  
Ret 20 France Olivier Panis Toyota 41 Gearbox 6  
Ret 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 38 Suspension 10  
Ret 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 17 Collision 8  
Ret 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 12 Electrical 11  
Ret 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 0 Collision 4  
Ret 15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Launch control/Collision 16  
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 20  

Notes[edit]

  • This was the first double retirement of the season for McLaren.
  • Ferrari debuted their new car, the F2003-GA at this race. GA was added to the cars name as a tribute to Gianni Agnelli, head of Fiat, who died shortly before the car's unveiling.
  • First points: Cristiano da Matta.
  • Only points: Ralph Firman.

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Previous race:
2003 San Marino Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2003 season
Next race:
2003 Austrian Grand Prix
Previous race:
2002 Spanish Grand Prix
Spanish Grand Prix Next race:
2004 Spanish Grand Prix
Awards
Preceded by
2002 Hungarian Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

2003
Succeeded by
2004 Bahrain Grand Prix

Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 2°15′40″E / 41.57000°N 2.26111°E / 41.57000; 2.26111