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The XXXVIII Grand Prix Air Canada, otherwise known as the 2000 Canadian Grand Prix, was the eighth round of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on the 18 June 2000.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher claim victory, after Ferrari controversially used team orders late on to prevent Rubens Barrichello from attacking his teammate.[1]

Qualifying had seen Schumacher secure pole position, defeating an inspired David Coulthard of McLaren-Mercedes.[1] Barrichello was third ahead of Mika Häkkinen, while home hero Jacques Villeneuve secured sixth behind Heinz-Harald Frentzen.[1]

The start of the race saw Schumacher and Coulthard battle for the lead into the first corner, with the German racer just managing to prevent the Scot from lunging ahead.[1] Behind, Häkkinen would get the jump on Barrichello to claim third, only for Villeneuve to sprint past the pair of them in the BAR-Honda.[1]

Indeed, Villeneuve's intervention would force Häkkinen wide, with the Finn subsequently slipping back behind Barrichello through turn two.[1] Up ahead, meanwhile, Schumacher and Coulthard would break clear during the early stages, with Villeneuve unable to match the leaders' pace.[1]

Coulthard would remain glued to Schumacher's tail throughout the early laps, while Villeneuve had a train of cars stuck to his rear wing.[1] Indeed, Barrichello, Häkkinen, Frentzen and Pedro de la Rosa would all find themselves stuck behind the BAR-Honda, which was strong enough on the straights to prevent anyone from slipstreaming past.[1]

Unfortunately any hopes of a race long fight for the lead were ended on lap ten, with the FIA slapping a ten second stop-go penalty on Coulthard, whose mechanics had worked on the car on the grid after the fifteen second warning.[1] He duly served his penalty on lap fourteen, rejoining in tenth position as Häkkinen tried an unsuccessful lunge on Barrichello for third.[1]

Villeneuve's resistance was finally broken by Barrichello on lap 25, with the Brazilian quickly pulling away to chase after Schumacher.[1] Häkkinen lost a few more laps behind the Canadian racer before he too managed to break clear, while Coulthard spun further down the field after hitting an oil slick.[1]

Rain began to drift across the circuit as the field came to make their pitstops, prompting most of the field to swap to wets.[1] The biggest benefactor of this was Giancarlo Fisichella, who shot through to second having been one of the first to swap.[1] He would, however, hand second to Barrichello with a small mistake on lap 47.[1]

The rest of the race would see Barrichello continue his steady assault on Schumacher's lead, aided by a few unusual errors from the German ace.[1] Yet, Ferrari ultimately decided to prevent Barrichello from challenging the Championship leader, although the Brazilian would close right onto the German's tail.[1]

Indeed, Schumacher ultimately claimed his fifth win of the season by just 0.1s from Barrichello, with the rain falling ever harder in the closing laps.[1] Behind, Fisichella completed the podium ahead of Häkkinen, while Jos Verstappen and Jarno Trulli completed the points ahead of a recovering Coulthard.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher had seen his Championship lead reduced after failing to score in Monte Carlo, although the German ace still held a twelve point advantage. David Coulthard was the man who had done the damage, with the Scot climbing to second after his second win of the season. His teammate Mika Häkkinen had made way, only claiming a point in Monaco, while Rubens Barrichello inched closer to the Finn in fourth.

In the Constructors Championship McLaren-Mercedes had all but wiped out Ferrari's lead, leaving the Monegasque streets just five off the lead. Indeed, 2000 already looked to be another Ferrari vs McLaren saga, with Williams-BMW holding less than a quarter of the points of McLaren in third. Instead, Williams were looking over their shoulders at Benetton-Playlife, while Jordan-Mugen-Honda completed the top five.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2000 Canadian 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 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 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 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:18.439 202.904 km/h
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.537 +0.098s 202.651 km/h
3 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:18.801 +0.362s 201.972 km/h
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.985 +0.546s 201.502 km/h
5 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.483 +1.044s 200.239 km/h
6 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:19.544 +1.105s 200.085 km/h
7 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.581 +1.142s 199.992 km/h
8 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:19.742 +1.303s 199.589 km/h
9 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:19.912 +1.473s 199.164 km/h
10 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:19.932 +1.493s 199.194 km/h
11 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:19.954 +1.515s 199.059 km/h
12 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:20.073 +1.634s 198.764 km/h
13 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:20.107 +1.668s 198.679 km/h
14 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:20.113 +1.674s 198.664 km/h
15 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:20.445 +2.006s 197.844 km/h
16 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:20.500 +2.061s 197.709 km/h
17 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:20.512 +2.073s 197.680 km/h
18 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:20.534 +2.095s 197.626 km/h
19 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:20.692 +2.253s 197.239 km/h
20 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:21.058 +2.619s 196.348 km/h
21 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:21.680 +3.241s 194.853 km/h
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:22.091 +3.652s 193.878 km/h
107% Time: 1:23.930[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 ______________
Michael Schumacher 2
______________ David Coulthard
Row 2 3 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 4
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 3 5 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6
______________ Jacques Villeneuve
Row 4 7 ______________
Jarno Trulli 8
______________ Ricardo Zonta
Row 5 9 ______________
Pedro de la Rosa 10
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 6 11 ______________
Johnny Herbert 12
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 7 13 ______________
Jos Verstappen 14
______________ Alexander Wurz
Row 8 15 ______________
Mika Salo 16
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 9 17 ______________
Jean Alesi 18
______________ Jenson Button
Row 10 19 ______________
Pedro Diniz 20
______________ Marc Gené
Row 11 21 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 22
______________ Gastón Mazzacane

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 69 1:41:12.313 1 10
2 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 69 +0.174s 3 6
3 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 69 +15.365s 10 4
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 69 +18.561s 4 3
5 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 69 +52.208s 13 2
6 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 69 +1:01.687 7 1
7 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1:02.216 2
8 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 69 +1:10.455 8
9 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 69 +1:19.899 14
10 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 69 +1:54.544 19
11 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 68 +1 Lap 18
12 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 68 +1 Lap 22
13 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 66 +3 Laps 16
14* 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 64 Collision 12
15* 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 64 Collision 6
16* 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 64 Spin 20
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 48 Collision 9
Ret 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 42 Electrical 15
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 38 Electrical 17
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 34 Engine 21
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 32 Brakes 5
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 14 Gearbox 11
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A fifth win of the season left Michael Schumacher with an impressive tally of 56 points for the campaign, the German ace having also scored points in all bar one of the opening eight rounds. David Coulthard had lost a lot of ground in second, slipping 22 points behind, with Mika Häkkinen in third sat on 32. Rubens Barrichello was next ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella, while Jos Verstappen was the fifteenth and latest driver to add their name to score sheet.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a strong afternoon for Ferrari, the Scuderia leaving Canada on 84 points. McLaren-Mercedes had hence lost ground in second, slipping eighteen behind, and appeared to be the only team capable of stopping the Scuderia as the mid-point of the season loomed. Behind, Benetton-Playlife had inched three points ahead of Williams-BMW, while Jordan-Mugen-Honda were in double figures in fifth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 34
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 32
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 28
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 18
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher 12
7 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
8 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 5
9 Italy Jarno Trulli 5
10 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3
11 Finland Mika Salo 3
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button 3
13 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 2 ▲4
14 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 1 ▼1
15 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 84
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 66
3 Italy Benetton-Playlife 18 ▲1
4 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 15 ▼1
5 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 10
6 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 6
7 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3
8 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 3
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 3

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 'Canadian GP, 2000', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2014), https://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr654.html, (Accessed 03/09/2019)
  2. 'Canada 2000: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2000/canada/engages.aspx, (Accessed 03/09/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Canada 2000: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2000/canada/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 03/09/2019)
  4. 'Grand Prix Air Canada 2000 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2000/races/54/canada/qualifying-0.html, (Accessed 03/09/2019)
  5. 'Canada 2000: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2000/canada/classement.aspx, (Accessed 01/09/08/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 '8. Canada 2000', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2000/canada.aspx, (Accessed 03/09/2019)
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Teams McLaren • Ferrari • Jordan • Jaguar • Williams • Benetton • Prost • Sauber • Arrows • Minardi • BAR
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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