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The 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the II Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix, was the seventeenth and final race of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship, held on the 22 October 2000 at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher sweep to victory for Ferrari, and hence secured the Constructors Championship for the Scuderia.[1]

Ferrari had arrived in Malaysia with the advantage in the Constructors Championship, holding a thirteen point lead over McLaren-Mercedes.[1] They would therefore win the Championship if drivers Schumacher, who had won the Drivers Championship last time out in Japan, and Rubens Barrichello could score three points or more between them.[1]

Qualifying saw Schumacher underline Ferrari's status as favourites, sweeping to pole position half a second ahead of Mika Häkkinen of McLaren.[1] David Coulthard would put the #2 McLaren into third ahead of Barrichello, while Alexander Wurz was best of the rest, albeit 1.2s off of the ultimate pace.[1]

The start of the race would see a McLaren jump the lights for the second time in three races, with Häkkinen screaming into an instant lead.[1] Schumacher tried to go with him but found the sister McLaren of Coulthard charging inside him into turn one, while Barrichello held the rest of the field back in fourth.[1]

Behind, however, there would be chaos, as Pedro de la Rosa, Nick Heidfeld and Pedro Diniz collided, before collecting Jean Alesi on their way to the gravel.[1] Further incidents saw Ralf Schumacher shoved onto the grass by Eddie Irvine, who had received a whack from Jarno Trulli, while Jos Verstappen spun out midway through the opening tour.[1] All of that would prompt the Safety Car to make an appearance at the end of the lap.[1]

The safety car stayed out until the end of lap two, with Häkkinen, knowing he would inevitably be slapped with a penalty for jumping the start, instantly gifting the lead to Coulthard.[1] Häkkinen then tried his best to keep the two marauding Ferraris at bay, in hopes of allowing Coulthard to escape up the road, although a forceful move from Schumacher saw both the scarlet cars slip ahead of the Finn.[1]

Three laps later and Häkkinen's race was effectively over, the Finn serving his ten second stop-go penalty to plummet down to eighteenth.[1] Coulthard, meanwhile, would slowly edge away from Schumacher and Barrichello, only to run wide a turn ten and pick up debris in his left hand radiator.[1]

That debris forced Coulthard to make an earlier stop than planned, with the Scot coming in on lap seventeen to hand the lead to Schumacher.[1] Schumacher duly made his bid for the lead with a series of fastest laps, before sweeping in for his stop on lap 24.[1] The German would, unsurprisingly, emerge ahead of the Scot when he rejoined.[1]

With that the fight for the lead was over, with Schumacher easing clear from Coulthard, while the Scot had enough in hand to keep Barrichello at bay.[1] Häkkinen, meanwhile, was slowly battling his way back up the order, moving into fourth with a lunge at Jacques Villeneuve on lap 28.[1]

The closing stages saw Johnny Herbert suffer a suspension failure, with the Jaguar-Ford Cosworth subsequently skating into the tyre barriers.[1] Herbert, buried under the tyres would require outside assistance to get out of the car, although he escaped without serious injury.[1]

On track, meanwhile, Coulthard would catch Schumacher late-on, but ultimately ran out of time to attack the German ace.[1] Schumacher hence flashed across the line to claim victory and the Constructors Championship for Ferrari, while Coulthard and McLaren had to settle for second.[1] Behind, Barrichello was a lonely third ahead of Häkkinen, while Villeneuve and Irvine claimed the final points of the campaign.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory in Japan left Michael Schumacher with an unassailable lead in the Championship ahead of the season finale, holding 98 points after the sixteenth race of the season. Mika Häkkinen, meanwhile, left Suzuka twelve off his arch-rival, meaning he had to settle for second. The fight for third behind them was also effectively over, with David Coulthard nine ahead of Rubens Barrichello in the battle of the "number twos".

In the Constructors Championship the title fight would continue on to the finale, although Ferrari were the overwhelming favourites. Indeed, the Scuderia would arrive in Malaysia with a thirteen point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes, meaning they only had to score three points to claim the crown. Conversely, the Anglo-German squad would have to claim a double-podium just to level with their Italian rivals, with a one-two the only feasible result.

Entry listEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:37.397 204.881 km/h
2 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.860 +0.463s 203.912 km/h
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.889 +0.492s 203.851 km/h
4 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:37.896 +0.499s 203.837 km/h
5 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:38.644 +1.247s 202.291 km/h
6 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:38.653 +1.256s 202.273 km/h
7 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:38.696 +1.299s 202.184 km/h
8 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:38.739 +1.342s 202.096 km/h
9 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:38.909 +1.512s 201.749 km/h
10 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:38.988 +1.591s 201.588 km/h
11 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:39.158 +1.761s 201.242 km/h
12 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:39.331 +1.934s 200.892 km/h
13 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:39.387 +1.990s 200.779 km/h
14 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:39.443 +2.046s 200.666 km/h
15 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:39.489 +2.092s 200.573 km/h
16 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:39.563 +2.166s 200.424 km/h
17 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:39.591 +2.194s 200.367 km/h
18 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:40.065 +2.668s 199.418 km/h
19 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:40.148 +2.751s 199.253 km/h
20 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:40.521 +3.124s 198.514 km/h
21 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:40.662 +3.265s 198.236 km/h
22 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:42.078 +4.681s 195.486 km/h
107% Time: 1:44.215[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
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 3 5 ______________
Alexander Wurz 6
______________ Jacques Villeneuve
Row 4 7 ______________
Eddie Irvine 8
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 5 9 ______________
Jarno Trulli 10
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 6 11 ______________
Ricardo Zonta 12
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 7 13 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 14
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 8 15 ______________
Jos Verstappen 16
______________ Jenson Button
Row 9 17 ______________
Mika Salo 18
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 10 19 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 20
______________ Pedro Diniz
Row 11 21 ______________
Marc Gené 22
______________ Gastón Mazzacane

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 56 1:35:54.235 1 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 56 +0.732s 3 6
3 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 56 +18.444s 4 4
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 56 +35.269s 2 3
5 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 56 +1:10.692 6 2
6 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 56 +1:12.568 7 1
7 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 56 +1:29.314 5
8 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 17
9 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 55 +1 Lap 13
10 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 55 +1 Lap 15
11 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 55 +1 Lap 18
12 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 55 +1 Lap 9
13 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 50 Engine 22
Ret 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 48 Suspension 12
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 46 Engine 11
Ret 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 43 Engine 8
Ret 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 36 Wheel 21
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 18 Engine 16
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 7 Electrical 10
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 0 Collision 14
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 0 Collision 19
Ret 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 20
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

The 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship came to an end in much the same way that it had started, with Michael Schumacher claiming victory. The German ace hence ended the season with 108 points to his name, nineteen clear of Mika Häkkinen in second place. David Coulthard completed the end-of-season podium with 73 points, while Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher completed the top five.

The Constructors Championship, meanwhile, would be won by Ferrari for the second successive season in 2000, with the Scuderia ending the season on 170 points. McLaren-Mercedes, meanwhile, would end the campaign on 152 points, eighteen behind, before a huge 116 point gap back to Williams-BMW in third. Behind them, Benetton-Playlife finished fourth ahead of BAR-Honda, with the Italian squad considered to be ahead on countback as both finished on twenty points.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 108
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen 89
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 73
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 62
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher 24
6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 18
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 17
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 12
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 11
10 Italy Jarno Trulli 6
11 Finland Mika Salo 6
12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 5
13 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 4
14 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 3
15 Austria Alexander Wurz 2
16 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 170
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 152
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 36
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 20
5 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 20
6 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 17
7 United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 7
8 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 6
9 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 4

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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V T E Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix
Circuits Sepang International Circuit (1999–present)
Sepang
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V T E 2000 Formula One Season
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
Other Drivers Badoer • Montoya • Panis • Webber
Cars Ferrari F1-2000 • McLaren MP4-15 • Williams FW22 • Benetton B200 • BAR 002 • Jordan EJ10 • Arrows A21 • Sauber C19 • Jaguar R1 • Minardi M02 • Prost AP03
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Brazil • San Marino • Britain • Spain • Europe • Monaco • Canada • France • Austria • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • United States • Japan • Malaysia
See also 1999 Formula One Season • 2001 Formula One Season • Category
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