Well, I got one of those right. Ralf wins, JP second, Barrichello third.
Raikkonen was leading early on, but his engine blew. He was the first retirement. Michael was leading, then later made a mistake which lead to him spinning out while Montoya was overtaking him. He needed a push to put him back into the race at all. No McLaren finished - DC was forced out when Alonso made a rather early braking manuever, much to DC's surprise forcing him to turn into the dirt.
Good job, Leo! As usual, I was wrong, wrong, wrong! Originally posted by Leo Well, I got one of those right. Ralf wins, JP second, Barrichello third.
That was just blind luck. I'm not that good.
European GP - Race Result.
1. Ralf Schumacher Germany Williams-BMW 60 laps 1hr 34min 43.622secs
2. Juan Montoya Colombia Williams-BMW +16.821secs
3. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari +39.673secs
4. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault-Renault +1min 05.731secs
5. Michael Schumacher Germany Ferrari-Ferrari +1min 06.162secs
6. Mark Webber Australia Jaguar-Cosworth +1 lap
7. Jenson Button Britain BAR-Honda +1 lap
8. Nick Heidfeld Germany Sauber-Petronas +1 lap
9. Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany Sauber-Petronas +1 lap
10. Antonio Pizzonia Brazil Jaguar-Cosworth +1 lap
11. Ralph Firman Britain Jordan-Ford +2 laps
12. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Jordan-Ford +2 laps
13. Justin Wilson Britain Minardi-Cosworth +2 laps
14. Jos Verstappen Holland Minardi-Cosworth +3 laps
Rtd David Coulthard Britain McLaren-Mercedes 56 laps completed
Rtd Cristiano da Matta Brazil Toyota-Toyota 53 laps completed
Rtd Jacques Villeneuve Canada BAR-Honda 51 laps completed
Rtd Jarno Trulli Italy Renault-Renault 37 laps completed
Rtd Olivier Panis France Toyota-Toyota 37 laps completed
Rtd. Kimi Raikkonen Finland McLaren-Mercedes 25 laps completed
I don't normally post here after Friday qualifying - but the results are sufficiently strange to warrant it. A Minardi one-two. Yes, you hard that right. Of course, Mother Nature had a helping hand, wetting the track early on but drying it out for all the traditional minnows.
Full results here.
A Schumacher wins the French Grand Prix - but little brother Ralf, not big brother Michael. Meanwhile, Montoya completes another Williams 1-2. The home race was a disaster for Renault, with both cars retiring due to mechanical problems.
Final results (I just took these off the TV screen as they were going by very quickly, so I may have gotten one or two of the lower-ranked drivers wrong.)
1. R. Schumacher (BMW Williams)
2. Montoya (BMW Williams)
3. M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
4. Raikkonen (McLaren Mercedes)
5. Coulthard (McLaren Mercedes)
6. Webber (Jaguar)
7. Barrichello (Ferrari)
8. Panis (Toyota)
9. Villeneuve (BAR Honda)
10. Pizzonia (Jaguar)
11. da Matta (Toyota)
12. Frentzen (Sauber Petronas)
13. Heidfeld (Sauber Petronas)
14. Wilson (Minardi)
15. Firman (Jordan)
16. Verstappen (Minardi)
Button (BAR Honda)
Can someone please give this man a car that works.
To prove that the 2003 Formula One season is anything but boring, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone featured flying pieces of carbon fiber from a McLaren, a Toyota briefly leading, and someone in a kilt running into the track causing a mass of hurried pitstops.
1. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 60 laps 1 hour 28mins 34.554secs
2. Juan Montoya Colombia Williams-BMW +5.400secs
3. Kimi Raikkonen Finland McLaren-Mercedes +10.600secs
4. Michael Schumacher Germany Ferrari-Ferrari +25.600secs
5. David Coulthard Britain McLaren-Mercedes +36.800secs
6. Jarno Trulli Italy Renault-Renault +43.000secs
7. Cristiano da Matta Brazil Toyota-Toyota +45.000secs
8. Jenson Button Britain BAR-Honda +45.400secs
9. Ralf Schumacher Germany Williams-BMW +58.000secs
10. Jacques Villeneuve Canada BAR-Honda +1min 03.500secs
11. Olivier Panis France Toyota-Toyota +1min 05.207secs
12. Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany Sauber-Petronas +1min 05.564secs
13. Ralph Firman Britain Jordan-Ford +1 lap
14. Mark Webber Australia Jaguar-Cosworth +1 lap
15. Jos Verstappen Holland Minardi-Cosworth +2 laps
16. Justin Wilson Britain Minardi-Cosworth +2 laps
17. Nick Heidfeld Germany Sauber-Petronas +2 laps
18. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault-Renault +8 laps
Rtd. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Jordan-Ford +16 laps
Rtd. Antonio Pizzonia Brazil Jaguar-Cosworth +28 laps
Leo, thanks for the report!
Originally Posted by Leo
I'll have to watch tonight's re-airing to know for sure but he wasn't a Scot for two reasons:
1. He was dressed in Oirish colours.
2. Was was wearing underpants.
Some fine driving by RB. He earned that one. I couldn't stand the way Webber gave up P.11 to MS after MS's last pitstop. WTF? Let MS earn that, you wuss.
Last edited by Deep Dish; 07-20-2003 at 11:40 AM.
What do you get when you mix an unlucky Brazilian, an in-form German, and a flying Finn? Well, what you do get is a very expensive pile-up, with Rubens Barrichello, Ralf Schumacher, and Kimi Raikkonen all among the first retirements after a nasty starting-line crash that saw Raikkonen's McLaren in pieces, among other things.
Ralf's elder brother Michael was placing second when a flat ruined his chances of building a large lead in the overall rankings. Meanwhile, JP Montoya never lost a beat, absolutely dominating the race. Full standings:
P. No Driver Team - Engine Tyres Gaps/Laps Average Stops
1. 3 MONTOYA Williams BMW M 1h28'48"769 207.036 Km/h 3
2. 5 COULTHARD McLaren Mercedes M + 1'05"459 204.524 Km/h 2
3. 7 TRULLI Renault M + 1'09"060 204.388 Km/h 2
4. 8 ALONSO Renault M + 1'09"344 204.377 Km/h 2
5. 20 PANIS Toyota M 1 lap(s) 3
6. 21 DA MATTA Toyota M 1 lap(s) 3
7. 1 M.SCHUMACHER Ferrari B 1 lap(s) 3
8. 17 BUTTON BAR Honda B 1 lap(s) 2
9. 16 VILLENEUVE BAR Honda B 2 lap(s) 2
10. 9 HEIDFELD Sauber Petronas B 2 lap(s) 3
11. 14 WEBBER Jaguar Cosworth M 3 lap(s) 2
12. 18 WILSON Minardi Cosworth B 5 lap(s) 3
13. 11 FISICHELLA Jordan Ford B 7 lap(s) 4
14. 19 VERSTAPPEN Minardi Cosworth B 44 lap(s) 2
15. 15 PIZZONIA Jaguar Cosworth M 61 lap(s) 2
16. 4 R.SCHUMACHER Williams BMW M 66 lap(s) 1
17. 10 FRENTZEN Sauber Petronas B 66 lap(s) 1
18. 2 BARRICHELLO Ferrari B 67 lap(s) 0
19. 6 RAIKKONEN McLaren Mercedes M 67 lap(s) 0
20. 12 FIRMAN Jordan Ford B 67 lap(s) 0
Edit: I can't get the thing to format properly. For some reason or another all the extra spaces that format it nicely are being removed. :
Last edited by Leo; 08-03-2003 at 11:30 AM.
Monty, second in the standings after Hock. Very interesting. Williams will be strong at both Monza and Indy. Will we see the Colombian as WC?
Thanks for posting, Leo!
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