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The 2000 Austrian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XXIV Großer A1 Preis von Österreich, was the tenth round of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship, held at the A1 Ring in Spielberg, Austria, on the 16 July 2000.[1] The race would see Mika Häkkinen claim victory effectively at the start of the race, with himself and teammate David Coulthard untouchable at the head of the field.[1]

Qualifying had seen the two McLaren-Mercedes begin the weekend in dominant fashion, with Häkkinen beating teammate Coulthard to pole position.[1] Championship leader Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, would be beaten to third by his teammate Rubens Barrichello, while Jarno Trulli was over a second off in fifth.[1]

The start saw Häkkinen sprint away from Coulthard to claim an early lead, while Barrichello held onto third ahead of Schumacher.[1] However, both Ferraris were vulnerable heading into the first corner, and were duly collected by the combined efforts of Trulli and Ricardo Zonta.[1]

Schumacher was left with smashed suspension at the side of the circuit, meaning the Safety Car was required to remove the Ferrari safely.[1] Barrichello, in contrast, would continue, although he slipped down behind Mika Salo, Pedro de la Rosa and Johnny Herbert.[1]

The safety car stayed out through to the end of the second tour, where Häkkinen made a strong restart to blast away from Coulthard.[1] The Scot himself, meanwhile, would manage to leap clear in second, aided by de la Rosa sending a lunge at Salo into the first corner to claim third.[1]

With that the fight for victory was effectively over, for Häkkinen was able to ease away from Coulthard, while both dropped de la Rosa at a stunning rate.[1] Indeed, de la Rosa's biggest contribution would be to bunch the field behind him early on, allowing Barrichello to pick his way past Herbert and Salo during the early stages.[1]

Yet, as Barrichello moved into fourth de la Rosa's pace improved, with the Spaniard opening out a six second gap as Salo tried to defend from the Brazilian.[1] Indeed, the damaged Ferrari was simply unable to drastically out-pace the Arrows-Supertec, with Barrichello barely making a dent in the Spaniard's advantage.[1]

The pitstop window ultimately proved to be Barrichello's salvation, for de la Rosa retired with a gearbox failure during his stop.[1] Out front, meanwhile, Häkkinen would stop and rejoin in second, briefly handing the lead to Coulthard, before the Scot made his stop to slip back behind the Finn.[1]

The rest of the race would be focused on the battle for fourth, with Jacques Villeneuve defending from Jenson Button and Salo, who had slipped down the order after Barrichello's move.[1] Their fight would become increasingly intense, with Button running off circuit when a lunge for fourth saw Villeneuve force him wide.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, there was no stopping Häkkinen, who cruised across the line twelve seconds clear of Coulthard to claim victory.[1] Barrichello was next, half a minute behind as the last man on the lead lap, while Villeneuve held off both Button and Salo to claim fourth.[1]

There would, however, be some controversy after the race, with Häkkinen's car officially failing post-race scrutineering after the scrutineers discovered a missing compulsory seal in the McLaren's electrical systems.[1] McLaren appealed Häkkinen's initial exclusion, with an FIA tribunal concluding that there were no irregularities in the electrical systems of the #1 car.[1] As such, Häkkinen would retain victory and the ten Championship points, although McLaren would not be granted the points, and were fined an additional $50,000 as punishment for their mistake.[1]

BackgroundEdit

At the halfway point in the season it was Michael Schumacher who led the Championship hunt, with the French Grand Prix only the second time that the German ace had failed to score in 2000. David Coulthard was his closest challenger on 44 points, some twelve behind, while defending Champion Mika Häkkinen sat in third on 38. Rubens Barrichello was next, already an outsider for the Championship, with Giancarlo Fisichella completing the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it was Ferrari who led the way at the halfway mark, leaving France with 88 points. Their lead was a narrow one however, for McLaren-Mercedes' one-two in France left them just six behind the Scuderia, with the duo set to duel for the crown across the remaining eight rounds. Behind, Benetton-Playlife were best of the rest in third on eighteen points, some 70 off the lead, with Williams-BMW just a point behind them.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/15 Mercedes FO110J 3.0 V10 B
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/15 Mercedes FO110J 3.0 V10 B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 049 3.0 V10 B
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 049 3.0 V10 B
5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan EJ10 Mugen-Honda MF-301HE 3.0 V10 B
6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan EJ10 Mugen-Honda MF-301HE 3.0 V10 B
7 Brazil Luciano Burti United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R1 Ford Cosworth CR-2 3.0 V10 B
8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R1 Ford Cosworth CR-2 3.0 V10 B
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW22 BMW E41 3.0 V10 B
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW22 BMW E41 3.0 V10 B
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B200 Playlife FB02 3.0 V10 B
12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B200 Playlife FB02 3.0 V10 B
14 France Jean Alesi France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP03 Peugeot A20 3.0 V10 B
15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP03 Peugeot A20 3.0 V10 B
16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C19 Petronas SPE-04A 3.0 V10 B
17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C19 Petronas SPE-04A 3.0 V10 B
18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows F1 Team Arrows A21 Supertec FB02 3.0 V10 B
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows F1 Team Arrows A21 Supertec FB02 3.0 V10 B
20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Telefonica Minardi Fondmetal Minardi M02 Fondmetal RV10 3.0 V10 B
21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Telefonica Minardi Fondmetal Minardi M02 Fondmetal RV10 3.0 V10 B
22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda BAR 002 Honda RA000E 3.0 V10 B
23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom Lucky Strike Reynard BAR Honda BAR 002 Honda RA000E 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.410 220.827 km/h
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.795 +0.385s 219.626 km/h
3 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:10.844 +0.434s 219.474 km/h
4 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:11.046 +0.636s 218.850 km/h
5 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:11.640 +1.230s 217.035 km/h
6 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:11.647 +1.237s 217.014 km/h
7 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:11.649 +1.239s 217.008 km/h
8 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:11.658 +1.248s 216.981 km/h
9 17 Italy Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:11.761 +1.351s 216.669 km/h
10 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:11.905 +1.495s 216.235 km/h
11 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:11.931 +1.521s 216.157 km/h
12 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:11.978 +1.568s 216.016 km/h
13 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:12.037 +1.627s 215.839 km/h
14 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:12.038 +1.628s 215.836 km/h
15 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:12.043 +1.633s 215.821 km/h
16 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:12.238 +1.828s 215.239 km/h
17 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:12.304 +1.894s 215.042 km/h
18 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:12.337 +1.927s 214.944 km/h
19 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:12.347 +1.937s 214.914 km/h
20 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:12.722 +2.312s 213.806 km/h
21 7 Brazil Luciano Burti United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:12.822 +2.412s 213.512 km/h
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:13.419 +3.009s 211.776 km/h
107% Time: 1:15.339[3]
Source:[4][3]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 2
______________ David Coulthard
Row 2 3 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 4
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 3 5 ______________
Jarno Trulli 6
______________ Ricardo Zonta
Row 4 7 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 8
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 5 9 ______________
Mika Salo 10
______________ Jos Verstappen
Row 6 11 ______________
Pedro Diniz 12
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 7 13 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 14
______________ Alexander Wurz
Row 8 15 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 16
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 9 17 ______________
Jean Alesi 18
______________ Jenson Button
Row 10 19 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 20
______________ Marc Gené
Row 11 21 ______________
Luciano Burti* 22
______________ Gastón Mazzacane
  • * Burti would start the race from the pitlane.[3]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 71 1:28:15.818 1 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 71 +12.535s 2 6
3 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 71 +30.795s 3 4
4 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 70 +1 Lap 7 3
5 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 70 +1 Lap 18 2
6 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 70 +1 Lap 9 1
7 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 16
8 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 70 +1 Lap 20
9 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 70 +1 Lap 11
10 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 70 +1 Lap 14
11 7 Brazil Luciano Burti United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 21
12 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 68 +3 Laps 22
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 58 Engine 6
Ret 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 52 Brakes 19
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 41 Collision 13
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 41 Collision 17
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 32 Gearbox 12
Ret 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 14 Engine 10
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 4 Oil leak 15
Ret 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 0 Collision 4
Ret 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 5
Ret 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 0 Collision 8
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

With Michael Schumacher being taken out at the first corner in Austria the Championship battle had become very interesting leaving Austria, with just eight points separating the top three. Indeed, Schumacher's lead over second placed David Coulthard had been cut to just six points, while victory for Mika Häkkinen had moved the Finn to within two of his teammate. That meant both were within a race win of Schumacher's 56 point tally, with momentum behind them.

In the Constructors Championship the post-race decision to dock McLaren-Mercedes the point for victory may have proved crucial in the title battle, for it kept Ferrari at the head of the hunt. Indeed, the Scuderia left Austria with a four point advantage over their Anglo-German rivals, who would otherwise have left Spielberg with a six point lead. Behind, Williams-BMW had moved back into third ahead of Benetton-Playlife, while BAR-Honda jumped ahead of Jordan-Mugen-Honda.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 50
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 48
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 36
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 18
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher 14
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11
8 Italy Jarno Trulli 6
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button 5 ▲2
11 Finland Mika Salo 4
12 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3 ▼2
13 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 2
14 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 1
15 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 92
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 88
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 19 ▲1
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 18 ▼1
5 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 12 ▲1
6 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 11 ▼1
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 4 ▲1
8 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 3

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Fondmetal • Honda • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife • Supertec
Drivers Häkkinen • 2 Coulthard • 3 M. Schumacher • 4 Barrichello • 5 Frentzen • 6 Trulli • 7 Irvine • 7 Burti • 8 Herbert • 9 R. Schumacher • 10 Button • 11 Fisichella • 12 Wurz • 14 Alesi • 15 Heidfeld • 16 Diniz • 17 Salo • 18 De la Rosa • 19 Verstappen • 20 Gené • 21 Mazzacane • 22 Villeneuve • 23 Zonta
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