2000 Malaysian Grand Prix
|Race 17 of 17 in the 2000 Formula One season|
|Date||October 22, 2000|
|Official name||II Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix|
|Location||Sepang International Circuit
|Course||Permanent racing facility
5.543 km (3.44 mi)
|Distance||56 laps, 310.352 km (192.64 mi)|
|Weather||Overcast, Very hot, Dry|
|Time||1:38.543 on lap 34|
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.
- 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
- Bold text indicates the World Champions.
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
"2000 Malysian GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
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