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The 2000 German Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LXII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland, was the eleventh round of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship, held at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on the 30 July 2000.[1] The race would see Rubens Barrichello claim a popular victory, after McLaren-Mercedes were sabotaged by one of their former "fans".[1]

It was David Coulthard who emerged from qualifying with pole position, while Michael Schumacher secured second.[1] Giancarlo Fisichella was a surprise third ahead of Mika Häkkinen, while Barrichello was a lowly eighteenth after getting caught out in mixed conditions.[1]

The start saw Häkkinen make the best start, sprinting through to claim the lead as Schumacher almost out-gunned Coulthard.[1] Unfortunately for the German ace his usual aggressive lunge to the inside of the circuit saw him get collected by Fisichella, resulting the German racer retiring at the first corner for a second successive race.[1]

That left Häkkinen at the head of the field ahead of teammate Coulthard, while Jarno Trulli moved into third.[1] Barrichello, meanwhile, had streaked through to tenth after the first corner chaos, battling with Ralf Schumacher at the end of the lap.[1]

Häkkinen duly began to ease clear of Coulthard, with the Scot also able to escape up the road from Trulli during the early stages.[1] All of the early attention hence focused on the progress of Barrichello, who picked his way up fifth by lap six.[1]

With that Barrichello began hunting down Pedro de la Rosa and Jarno Trulli, catching and passing them on laps thirteen and fifteen respectively, before diving into the pits to open the pit window.[1] He duly rejoined in fifth and began hunting de la Rosa down once again, before a "fan" made his bid to disrupt the race.[1]

The "fan", a former Mercedes-Benz employee named Robert Sehli, sprinted across the circuit to avoid the marshals at turn two, prompting the FIA to launch the Safety Car on lap 26.[1] This demolished the lead established by Häkkinen and Coulthard, who made their stops under the safety car.[1] However, while Häkkinen came in on lap 27, and was able to rejoin in the lead, Coulthard was forced to stay out a lap longer and dropped to sixth.[1]

Once Sehli was removed the race resumed on lap 29, with Trulli, now in second, defending heavily from Barrichello.[1] However, the race was barely back up to speed before Jean Alesi wiped himself out on the back of Pedro Diniz, causing the safety car to appear once again.[1]

The race restarted for a second time on lap 31, with Häkkinen breaking clear from Trulli, while the Italian was hounded by Barrichello.[1] Light rain would, however, begin to fall on the circuit, and steadily grew heavier as the laps ticked by.[1]

Jenson Button was the first driver to pit for wets, prompting an en-masse sweep into the pits for wets.[1] Yet, four drivers, namely Barrichello, Coulthard, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Ricardo Zonta gambled on remaining on slicks, with those four moving to the front of the field.[1]

Coulthard ultimately became the last to stop, however, rejoining behind Mika Salo in fifth, while Barrichello remained out front ahead of Häkkinen.[1] The Finn duly began to chip away at the Brazilian's lead, with heavy rain approaching the circuit, but ultimately ran out of time to catch the #4 Ferrari.[1]

As such, Barrichello was able to slither across the line to claim victory, to first for a Brazilian born driver since Ayrton Senna claimed the honours at the 1993 Australian Grand Prix.[1] Häkkinen duly claimed second, seven seconds off the lead, while Coulthard salvaged third ahead of Button, Salo and de la Rosa.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2000 German 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 EJ10B Mugen-Honda MF-301HE 3.0 V10 B
6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan EJ10B 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 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 2 Germany David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:45.697 232.389 km/h
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:47.063 +1.366s 229.424 km/h
3 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:47.130 +1.433s 229.280 km/h
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.162 +1.465s 229.212 km/h
5 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:47.786 +2.089s 227.885 km/h
6 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:47.833 +2.136s 227.786 km/h
7 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:48.037 +2.340s 227.355 km/h
8 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:48.078 +2.381s 227.269 km/h
9 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:48.121 +2.424s 227.179 km/h
10 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:48.305 +2.608s 226.793 km/h
11 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:48.321 +2.624s 226.759 km/h
12 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:48.665 +2.968s 226.041 km/h
13 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:48.690 +2.993s 225.990 km/h
14 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:48.841 +3.144s 225.676 km/h
15 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:49.204 +3.507s 224.926 km/h
16 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:49.215 +3.518s 224.903 km/h
17 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:49.280 +3.583s 224.769 km/h
18 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:49.544 +3.847s 224.228 km/h
19 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:49.936 +4.239s 223.428 km/h
20 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:50.289 +4.592s 222.713 km/h
21 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:51.611 +5.914s 220.075 km/h
22 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:53.094 +7.397s 217.189 km/h
107% Time: 1:53.096[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 ______________
David Coulthard 2
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 2 3 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 4
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 3 5 ______________
Pedro de la Rosa 6
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 4 7 ______________
Alexander Wurz 8
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 5 9 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 10
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 6 11 ______________
Jos Verstappen 12
______________ Ricardo Zonta
Row 7 13 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 14
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 8 15 ______________
Mika Salo 16
______________ Jenson Button*
Row 9 17 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 18
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 10 19 ______________
Pedro Diniz 20
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 11 21 ______________
Gastón Mazzacane 22
______________ Marc Gené
  • * Button would start the race from the back of the grid after stalling on the formation lap.[3]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 45 1:25:34.418 18 10
2 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 45 +7.452s 4 6
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 45 +21.168s 1 4
4 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 45 +22.685s 16 3
5 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 45 +27.112s 15 2
6 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 45 +29.080s 5 1
7 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 45 +30.898s 14
8 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 45 +47.537s 9
9 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 45 +50.901s 6
10 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 45 +1:19.664 10
11 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 45 +1:29.504 21
12* 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 40 Alternator 13
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 39 Gearbox 17
Ret 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 39 Spin 11
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 37 Spin 12
Ret 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 33 Engine 22
Ret 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 31 Electrical 7
Ret 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 29 Collision 19
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 29 Collision 20
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 12 Gearbox 8
Ret 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 0 Collision 2
Ret 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 0 Collision 3
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Heidfeld was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher failed to score for a third successive race, and hence saw his Championship lead all but eradicated at his home race. Indeed, both David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen had moved to within two points of the German ace, withe Scot ahead courtesy of his three wins to the Finn's two. Behind, Rubens Barrichello had also moved into striking distance after his maiden win, although he was still ten off his Championship leading teammate.

In the Constructors Championship it had proved to be an even day for both Ferrari and McLaren-Mercedes, scoring ten points apiece. As such, the Scuderia, who moved onto 102 points for the campaign, retained their four point lead, while McLaren-Mercedes left Germany on 98. Behind, Williams-BMW had reinforced their grip on third ahead of Benetton-Playlife, while Arrows-Supertec had moved off the foot of the table to eighth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 54
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 54
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 46
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 18
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher 14
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 8 ▲2
9 Italy Jarno Trulli 6 ▼1
10 Finland Mika Salo 6 ▲1
11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5 ▼2
12 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3
13 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 2
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 2 ▲1
15 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 102
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 98
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 22
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 18
5 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 12
6 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 11
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 6
8 United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 4 ▲1
9 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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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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