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The 2000 Italian Grand Prix, formally theLXXI Gran Premio Campari d'Italia, was the fourteenth race of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy, on the 10 September 2000.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher sweep to a popular and emotional victory for Ferrari, matching the win tally of three time Champion Ayrton Senna.[1]

Qualifying had seen Schumacher claim pole position, with teammate Rubens Barrichello securing a front-row lockout for the Scuderia.[1] Championship leader Mika Häkkinen lined up in third ahead of Jacques Villeneuve, while his McLaren-Mercedes teammate David Coulthard claimed fifth.[1]

The start would, unfortunately, see a huge accident claim the life of marshal Paolo Gislimberti, who was struck by an errant wheel.[1] The trigger would be a collision between Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Barrichello, which collected Jarno Trulli and Coulthard as they tried to avoid them.[1] The left rear wheel from ripped from Trulli's car, and would unfortunately strike Gislimberti as he emerged with a fire extinguisher at the side of the circuit.[1]

Further accidents saw Pedro de la Rosa catapult himself over the top of Johnny Herbert, while Mika Salo and Eddie Irvine clashed in the midfield.[1] The sheer amount of stray carbon fibre and damaged cars ensured that the Safety Car was called, which remained out for eleven laps.[1]

In that time Jenson Button would become the seventh retirement of the race, swiping the wall exiting Ascari having had to take avoiding action after teammate Ralf Schumacher dramatically slowed ahead of him.[1] The Brit duly went sailing into the barriers at Parabolica as the race got back underway, although his Williams-BMW was deemed to be in a safe enough position to be removed without the protection of the safety car.[1]

The restart saw Michael Schumacher sprint into the lead, Häkkinen and Villeneuve giving chase in second and third.[1] Ralf Schumacher was next ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella, while Marc Gené in the uncompetitive Minardi-Fondmetal was up in seventh as a result of the chaos at the first corner.[1]

There would be no stopping Schumacher at the head of the field, with the German ace easing away from Häkkinen by a second a lpa.[1] Villeneuve, meanwhile, would retire with a gearbox failure, allowing Jos Verstappen to move into third, having passed Ralf Schumacher after he made a mistake.[1]

Ricardo Zonta would subsequently claim third with a controversial move at the chicane on lap 19, with Verstappen trying to run the Brazilian off circuit.[1] Zonta duly cut the chicane to claim third, with Verstappen's protests waved away, before Zonta became the first scheduled pit caller on lap 23.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Schumacher would briefly lose the lead to Häkkinen during the pitstop phase, before the Finn stopped to hand him back the lead.[1] Häkkinen duly began to chip away at the German ace's lead, although time would run out before the McLaren racer could entertain any thoughts of an attack.[1]

Schumacher hence crossed the line to claim victory, before breaking down in a post-race press conference having been told that his 41st win put him level with Ayrton Senna on the all-time win list.[1] Häkkinen, meanwhile, secured second to maintain his Championship lead, while Ralf Schumacher reclaimed third from Verstappen during the stops.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Mika Häkkinen moved six points clear atop the Championship after his fourth win of the campaign, moving onto 74 points for the season. Michael Schumacher was his closest threat, leaving the Belgian race on 68 points, while David Coulthard had slipped thirteen off the lead in third. Behind Rubens Barrichello was still mathematically in the hunt in fourth, while Ralf Schumacher completed the top five on 20 points.

In the Constructors Championship it was McLaren-Mercedes who had left Spa as the best team in the field, holding 125 points to their name. Ferrari were still second, eight off the lead, with those two the only teams capable of taking the crown. Williams-BMW, meanwhile, were in an increasingly secure third, with Jordan-Mugen-Honda trying to get back on terms with fourth placed Benetton-Playlife.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2000 Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:23.770 248.953 km/h
2 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:23.797 +0.027s 248.873 km/h
3 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.967 +0.197s 248.379 km/h
4 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:24.238 +0.468s 247.570 km/h
5 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.290 +0.520s 247.417 km/h
6 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:24.477 +0.707s 246.870 km/h
7 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:24.516 +0.746s 246.756 km/h
8 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:24.786 +1.016s 245.970 km/h
9 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:24.789 +1.019s 245.961 km/h
10 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:24.814 +1.044s 245.889 km/h
11 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:24.820 +1.050s 245.871 km/h
12 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:24.907 +1.137s 245.619 km/h
13 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:25.150 +1.380s 244.918 km/h
14 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:25.251 +1.481s 244.628 km/h
15 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:25.322 +1.552s 244.425 km/h
16 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:25.324 +1.554s 244.419 km/h
17 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:25.337 +1.567s 244.382 km/h
18 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:25.388 +1.618s 244.236 km/h
19 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:25.558 +1.788s 243.750 km/h
20 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:25.625 +1.855s 243.560 km/h
21 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:26.336 +2.566s 241.554 km/h
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:27.360 +3.590s 238.723 km/h
107% Time: 1:29.634[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
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 2 3 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 4
______________ Jacques Villeneuve
Row 3 5 ______________
David Coulthard 6
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 4 7 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 8
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 5 9 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 10
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 6 11 ______________
Jos Verstappen 12
______________ Jenson Button
Row 7 13 ______________
Alexander Wurz 14
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 8 15 ______________
Mika Salo 16
______________ Pedro Diniz
Row 9 17 ______________
Ricardo Zonta 18
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 10 19 ______________
Jean Alesi 20
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 11 21 ______________
Marc Gené 22
______________ Gastón Mazzacane

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 53 1:27:31.638 1 10
2 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 53 +3.810s 3 6
3 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 53 +52.432s 7 4
4 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 53 +59.938s 11 3
5 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 53 +1:07.426 13 2
6 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 53 +1:09.292 17 1
7 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 52 +1 Lap 15
8 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 52 +1 Lap 16
9 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 52 +1 Lap 21
10 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 52 +1 Lap 22
11 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 52 +1 Lap 9
12 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 51 +2 Laps 19
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 15 Spin 20
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 14 Electrical 4
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 10 Accident 12
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1 Damage 18
Ret 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 0 Collision 2
Ret 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 5
Ret 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 6
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 8
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 0 Collision 10
Ret 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 14
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher's sixth win of the campaign moved the German ace to within two points of the Championship lead with three rounds to go, leaving Italy with 78 points. Mika Häkkinen hence continued to lead the charge, with those two set to duel for the crown for the rest of the season. Indeed, while David Coulthard remained mathematically in the hunt, the Scot left Italy nineteen behind his title leading teammate, and hence would have to win all three remaining races just to entertain a challenge.

In the Constructors Championship McLaren-Mercedes had seen their lead cut in half atop the points table, although they had still ended the afternoon with a four point advantage. Indeed, Ferrari had done the damage, moving onto 127 points for the campaign, with the two teams having seven wins apiece heading into the final stage of the season. Behind, Williams-BMW continued to inch away from their pursuers in third, while Benetton-Playlife likewise enhanced their grip on fourth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen 80
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 78
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 61
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 49
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher 24
6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 18
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 10
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 7
10 Italy Jarno Trulli 6
11 Finland Mika Salo 6
12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 5 ▲1
13 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3 ▼1
14 Austria Alexander Wurz 2 ▲3
15 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 2
16 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 2 ▼2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 131
2 Italy Ferrari 127
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 34
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 20
5 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 13
6 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 13
7 United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 7 ▲1
8 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 6 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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