2000 Formula One season

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The Formula 1 2000 season was the 51th FIA Formula 1 World Championship. She was discharged through 17 races in the period of 12 March 2000 to 22 October 2000. New on the calendar was the first time since 1991, the Grand Prix of the United States.

Michael Schumacher won for the third time the Drivers' World Championship. It was his first world title for the Ferrari team and the first drivers' title, won the Ferrari since 1979. The Constructors' Championship was won for the second time in succession by Ferrari.

  • 4.1 Drivers' Championship
  • 4.2 Constructors' Championship

Teams and Drivers

Race Calendar

Race Reports

Grand Prix of Australia

The Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne was held on 12 March 2000 relating to a total of 58 laps instead of 307.574 km.

The pole position reached before Mika Hakkinen David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher. After Coulthard had failed in the 11th and Hakkinen in lap 18 with engine failure, the way was clear for Schumacher.

Started were 21 drivers, 9 of which were counted in the target. Rubens Barrichello set the fastest race lap in 1:31,481 minutes.

Grand Prix of Brazil

The Brazilian Grand Prix on the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo took place on 26 March 2000 and went over a distance of 71 laps with a total of 304.732 kilometers. For the second time since the opener in Australia were able to Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard retract any points. Hakkinen retired, Coulthard was disqualified after the race.

Grand Prix of San Marino

The Grand Prix of San Marino at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola was held on 9 April 2000 and went over a distance of 62 laps with a total of 305.660 kilometers.

Grand Prix of Great Britain

The Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone was held on 23 April 2000 and went over a distance of 60 laps ( 308.400 km ).

Grand Prix of Spain

The Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona took place on 7 May 2000 and went over a distance of 65 laps with a total of 307.255 kilometers.

Grand Prix of Europe

The European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring took place on 21 May 2000 and went over a distance of 67 laps ( 305.235 km ). Onset of rain helped Schumacher to take the lead and to drive confidently in front of the McLaren pilot to the finish. On lap 30 there was a collision between Ralf Schumacher, Jos Verstappen and Eddie Irvine. The other failures: Trulli, Frentzen, Salo, Villeneuve, genes and Zonta, Button, Herbert and Wurz. Nick Heidfeld was disqualified due to falling below the minimum weight of 600 kg after training and so could not start the Grand Prix.

Grand Prix of Monaco

The Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo was held on 4 June 2000 and went over a distance of 78 laps on a total of 262.860 kilometers. Was curious that the race had to be restarted twice. The first time after Alexander Wurz stopped on the start / finish line, the second time because there was an accident at the Loews curve, in which several cars blocked off the roads and a fast recovery was impossible. Schumacher retiring due to a broken suspension system which has been heated too much by a broken exhaust from. Frentzen had his car a few laps to go, lying on a podium, stop because of an accident.

Grand Prix of Canada

The Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve in Montreal took place on 18 June 2000 and went over a distance of 69 laps with a total of 305.049 kilometers.

Grand Prix of France

The French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Nevers Magny -Cours in Nevers took place on 2 July 2000 and went over a distance of 72 laps ( 305.886 km ). The loss of Michael Schumacher's account of technical problems was left open crucial in the championship of the beginning of a series loss for the Ferrari driver, who Häkkinen again.

Grand Prix of Austria

The Grand Prix of Austria at the A1- Ring in Spielberg took place on 16 July 2000 and went over a distance of 71 laps ( 307.146 km ). Michael Schumacher retiring due to a collision with Zonta, Fisichella and Trulli in the first round. Due to a lack of FIA seal to Mika Häkkinen's car McLaren -Mercedes were subsequently withdrawn ten Constructors points. His driver was allowed to keep points but Häkkinen.

Grand Prix of Germany

The Grand Prix of Germany at the Hockenheim Ring in Hockenheim was held on 30 July 2000 and went over a distance of 45 laps with a total of 307.125 kilometers. In this rain race Rubens Barrichello drove on slicks for the first win of his career. Michael Schumacher collided already in the first round with Giancarlo Fisichella and retired. Moreover, in the 24th round ran a former Mercedes employee on the long straight and so caused a safety car phase. For the second time had to disengage the safety car after a serious accident between Alesi and Diniz. Onset of rain helped Barrichello then, continue to come forward.

Grand Prix of Hungary

The Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Budapest took place on August 13, 2000, and went over a distance of 77 laps on a total of 306.075 kilometers. Michael Schumacher could not take advantage of the poles and even had to tremble for second place at the end, as Coulthard came dangerously close. The following riders did not finish: Alesi, Heidfeld, Fisichella, Diniz, Herbert and Mazzacane.

Grand Prix of Belgium

The Belgian Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps race track near spa was held on 27 August 2000 and went over a distance of 44 laps over 306.592 km. Wanted the decisive overtaking, which is also referred to as " the century maneuver", happened on lap 40 Hakkinen was just behind Michael Schumacher, as both on the straight after Eau Rouge Ricardo Zonta overtake. Häkkinen cleverly chose the inside while Schumacher would drive past outside Zonta. Häkkinen was able to move this ahead of Michael Schumacher Reeve and take the lead.

Grand Prix of Italy

The Grand Prix of Italy at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza took place on 10 September 2000 and went over a distance of 53 laps ( 306.764 km ). In the pile-up in the first round a track marshals was killed by a flying wheel. As was the winner Michael Schumacher at the press conference addressed the fact that he was able to record as many wins to his now 41 Formula 1 victory as Ayrton Senna, he burst into tears and was the first press conference just passively attend. The runner-up Mika Hakkinen expressed support for Schumacher expressed by the fact that he tapped him on the shoulder and gave the questioning journalists by a show of hands to understand that you first should not inquire further Schumacher and Hakkinen even now waiting for questions. The journalist now directed his words to Häkkinen, but he also saw himself, overcome by emotion, unable to answer the question first asked by an interruption of the press conference and gave the word finally on to the third placed Ralf Schumacher. The emotional collapse Schumacher will be discussed today by Formula 1 fans, since one of the German long resented to have 1994 showed no emotion at the death of Senna.

United States Grand Prix

The Grand Prix of USA at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis was held on 24 September 2000 and went over a distance of 73 laps ( 306.235 km ). Mika Hakkinen had already parked in lap 28 with engine damage his car. Other failures: Trulli, Salo, Button, Verstappen, de la Rosa, Fisichella, Ralf Schumacher, Alesi and Mazzacane

Grand Prix of Japan

The Grand Prix of Japan at the Suzuka International Racing Course near Suzuka took place on 8 October 2000 and went over a distance of 53 laps on a total of 310.596 kilometers. Häkkinen was able to take the lead just after the start. Everything looked after as if the World Cup decision would be postponed, but a clever tactical maneuver, namely to let Schumacher clearly come into the pits for the second stop after Hakkinen, Schumacher rinsed again ahead of Häkkinen. After Schumacher was able to maintain his lead and win the World Cup prematurely.

Grand Prix of Malaysia

The Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur was held on 22 October 2000 and went over a distance of 56 laps or 310.408 kilometers. At the very beginning there was a collision between Heidfeld, Diniz and de la Rosa, who had a Safety Car phase result. Furthermore, Häkkinen was aufgebrummt a 10-second stop-and -go penalty for jumping the start. Johnny Herbert retired in his last Formula 1 race out due to an accident, further failures were Frentzen, Button, Gene, Ralf Schumacher and Zonta.

World Cup ratings

World Champion will be the one driver or designer who has accumulated up to the end of the season the most points in the World Cup. The distribution of points, the placings in the overall result of the competition in all races are considered. The six top-ranked riders in each race will receive points according to the following scheme:

Drivers' championship

Constructors' Championship

1 Due to a lack of FIA seal to Mika Häkkinen's car at the Grand Prix of Austria McLaren-Mercedes were subsequently withdrawn ten Constructors points.

News in brief Formula 1

  • For the first time since 1979, the drivers' title goes to Ferrari. The constructors' championship to win the team repeated.
  • Nine - season victories by Schumacher mean setting the previous record performance of Nigel Mansell (1992) and Schumacher himself (1995 ) had been set up. Drive home 108 championship points in one season only one pilot had ever managed - Nigel Mansell (1992).
  • At the Grand Prix of Italy a marshal was hit by a flying tire death. In 2001 passed a similar incident at the GP of Australia, where a marshal was killed after the BAR of Jacques Villeneuve rose by an accident with Ralf Schumacher, in the air rolled over several times and then returned to the track.