2000 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Malaysia  2000 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 17 in the 2000 Formula One season
Sepang.svg
Date October 22, 2000
Official name II Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit
Sepang
Course Permanent racing facility
5.543 km (3.44 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 310.352 km (192.64 mi)
Weather Overcast, Very hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:37.397
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:38.543 on lap 34
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Third Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari

The 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Sepang on October 22, 2000. It was the final race of the 2000 Formula One season.

Race report[edit]

At the start in a very hot and humid race, Michael Schumacher was again beaten away by Mika Häkkinen as at the previous race, however later it was proved that Häkkinen had moved before the lights went out.

At the first corner there were problems when Nick Heidfeld, Pedro Diniz and Pedro de la Rosa collided putting all three out on the spot, with debris on the track the safety car was deployed, with Häkkinen out in front.

However soon after the safety car came in, Häkkinen was given a stop and go penalty leaving his team mate David Coulthard out in the lead. Häkkinen would in the end fight back up to 4th place.

Coulthard had to pit earlier than planned due to running off track and collecting dirt in the radiators. This left Michael Schumacher out in front, with Coulthard now second ahead of the flu-ridden Barrichello in third place.

Johnny Herbert's last race ended with him being helped out of the car when his suspension failed, causing him to have a big accident.

Michael Schumacher cruised home first for his 9th win of the season, equalling a record he jointly held with Nigel Mansell (1992)

During the press conference David Coulthard apologised for some of his comments about the German throughout the season.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:37.397
2 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.860 +0.463
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.889 +0.492
4 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:37.896 +0.499
5 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:38.644 +1.247
6 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:38.653 +1.256
7 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1:38.696 +1.319
8 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:38.739 +1.342
9 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:38.909 +1.512
10 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:38.988 +1.591
11 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 1:39.158 +1.761
12 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 1:39.331 +1.934
13 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:39.387 +1.990
14 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 1:39.443 +2.046
15 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 1:39.489 +2.092
16 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 1:39.563 +2.166
17 17 Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 1:39.591 +2.194
18 14 France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 1:40.065 +2.668
19 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 1:40.148 +2.751
20 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:40.521 +3.124
21 20 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 1:40.662 +3.265
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 1:42.078 +4.681

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 1:35:54.235 1 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 +0.732 3 6
3 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +18.444 4 4
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +35.269 2 3
5 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 56 +1:10.692 6 2
6 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 56 +1:12.568 7 1
7 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 56 +1:29.314 5  
8 17 Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 17  
9 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 55 +1 Lap 13  
10 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 55 +1 Lap 15  
11 14 France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 55 +1 Lap 18  
12 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 55 +1 Lap 9  
13 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 50 Engine 22  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 48 Suspension 12  
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 46 Engine 11  
Ret 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 43 Engine 8  
Ret 20 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 36 Wheel 21  
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 18 Engine 16  
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 7 Electrical 10  
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 0 Collision 14  
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 0 Collision 19  
Ret 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 20  

Notes[edit]

  • Fastest Lap: Mika Häkkinen 1m 38.543s
  • Last race: Johnny Herbert, Pedro Diniz, Supertec engines.
  • Mika Häkkinen was penalized after a jump-start.
  • Ferrari win the Constructor's Championship
  • Johnny Herbert retired from F1 after this race in which he suffered a nasty accident following a suspension failure.
  • This was the last race in which a British driver drove for Williams to date.

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

Classification
"2000 Malysian GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 


Previous race:
2000 Japanese Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2000 season
Next race:
2001 Australian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1999 Malaysian Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand Prix Next race:
2001 Malaysian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 2°45′39″N 101°44′18″E / 2.76083°N 101.73833°E / 2.76083; 101.73833