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The 2000 San Marino Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the 20° Gran Premio Warsteiner di San Marino, was the third round of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari near Imola, Italy, on the 9 April 2000.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher snatch victory from under the nose of Mika Häkkinen, in a race that was decided by strategy as well as on-track battles.[1]

From the start of the weekend it became clear that it would be a Häkkinen/Schumacher fight for victory, with the pair duelling for pole position during qualifying.[1] Ultimately it was the Finn who won that battle, with just 0.091s separating the duo at the end of the session.[1]

The start of the race saw Häkkinen make a perfect getaway, leaving Schumacher to fend off the attentions of David Coulthard into Tamburello.[1] In typical Schumacher fashion the German ace squeezed Coulthard to the point that the Scot had to lift off, and hence opened the door for Rubens Barrichello to claim third.[1]

That left Häkkinen with a small lead over Schumacher, with those two quickly easing clear of Barrichello and Coulthard.[1] Indeed, the top two were almost a second quicker than their teammates during the early stages, while the Brazilian and the Scot were able to ease clear of fifth placed Jacques Villeneuve at an impressive rate too.[1]

With the top four sorted out for the time being attention duly focused on Villeneuve, who had a train of cars stuck behind his BAR-Honda.[1] In the midst of that train sat Eddie Irvine in the Jaguar-Ford Cosworth, running in an impressive seventh, only for the Ulsterman to throw away two places by accidentally hitting his pit-limiter.[1]

Back with the leaders and the gap between Häkkinen and Schumacher stood at three seconds on lap 26, the point at which Coulthard, some 25 seconds off the lead, dived into the pits to open the pit-window.[1] Häkkinen came in a lap later and received a stunning 3.2 second service, meaning he was definitely on a two-stop strategy, while Schumacher took on more fuel for a one-stop.[1]

Häkkinen was hence left with an enhanced five second lead, while Barrichello slipped back behind Coulthard, having been undercut by the Scot.[1] Elsewhere, Villeneuve found himself fighting with Ralf Schumacher and Mika Salo, while Irvine and Jarno Trulli fought behind them.[1]

Shortly before Häkkinen's second stop the Finn's lead would be wiped out, with Häkkinen hitting a stray piece of debris that damaged the McLaren-Mercedes' floor.[1] An electrical glitch then cost him more time, before he swept into the pits on lap 44 to hand Schumacher the lead.[1]

With Coulthard and Barrichello also stopping Häkkinen emerged in second place, and did his best to hunt down Schumacher, who came in a few laps later for a quick top-up and fresh tyres.[1] The German racer's shorter stop, courtesy of his longer stop earlier on, ensured that he emerged ahead of Häkkinen, and hence settled the race there and then.[1]

Schumacher hence was left to cruise across the line to claim victory, a second clear of Häkkinen having kept out of reach of the Finn.[1] Coulthard claimed a distant third ahead of Barrichello, while Villeneuve defeated Salo in their duel, Ralf Schumacher having hit trouble mid-race in his Williams-BMW.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher moved twelve points clear at the head of the Championship having made it two wins in two races, holding a perfect score of twenty points. Giancarlo Fisichella was a surprise second after the opening rounds, and hence the German's closest challenger, while Rubens Barrichello had slipped to third. The Brazilian was level on points with Schumacher's brother Ralf, while Heinz-Harald Frentzen completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had extended their early lead, leaving Brazil on 26 points. Benetton-Playlife were into second, already eighteen off the leaders, while Jordan-Mugen-Honda were in third, one behind. Williams-BMW were mathematically level with the Irish squad in fourth, while BAR-Honda were the only other scorers in fifth.

Entry listEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.714 209.632 km/h
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:24.805 +0.091s 209.407 km/h
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.014 +0.300s 208.893 km/h
4 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:25.242 +0.528s 208.334 km/h
5 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:25.871 +1.157s 206.808 km/h
6 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:25.892 +1.178s 206.757 km/h
7 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:25.929 +1.215s 206.668 km/h
8 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:26.002 +1.288s 206.493 km/h
9 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:26.124 +1.410s 206.200 km/h
10 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:26.238 +1.524s 205.928 km/h
11 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:26.281 +1.567s 205.825 km/h
12 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:26.336 +1.622s 205.694 km/h
13 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:26.349 +1.635s 205.663 km/h
14 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:26.814 +2.100s 204.561 km/h
15 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 1:26.824 +2.110s 204.538 km/h
16 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 1:26.845 +2.131s 204.488 km/h
17 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:27.051 +2.337s 204.005 km/h
18 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:27.135 +2.421s 203.808 km/h
19 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:27.253 +2.539s 203.532 km/h
20 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:28.161 +3.447s 201.436 km/h
21 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 1:28.333 +3.619s 201.044 km/h
22 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 1:28.361 +3.647s 200.980 km/h
107% Time: 1:30.644[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
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 3 5 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 6
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 4 7 ______________
Eddie Irvine 8
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 5 9 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 10
______________ Pedro Diniz
Row 6 11 ______________
Alexander Wurz 12
______________ Mika Salo
Row 7 13 ______________
Pedro de la Rosa 14
______________ Ricardo Zonta
Row 8 15 ______________
Jean Alesi 16
______________ Jos Verstappen
Row 9 17 ______________
Johnny Herbert 18
______________ Jenson Button
Row 10 19 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 20
______________ Gastón Mazzacane
Row 11 21 ______________
Marc Gené 22
______________ Nick Heidfeld*
  • * Heidfeld would start the race from the pitlane.[3]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 62 1:31:39.776 2 10
2 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 62 +1.168s 1 6
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 62 +51.008s 3 4
4 4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 62 +1:29.276 4 3
5 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 61 +1 Lap 9 2
6 17 Finland Mika Salo Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 61 +1 Lap 12 1
7 7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 61 +1 Lap 7
8 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 61 +1 Lap 10
9 12 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 61 +1 Lap 11
10 8 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 61 +1 Lap 17
11 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 61 +1 Lap 19
12 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Honda 61 +1 Lap 23
13 21 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 60 +2 Laps 20
14 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 59 +3 Laps 16
15* 6 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 58 Gearbox 8
Ret 18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows-Supertec 49 Spin 13
Ret 9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 45 Fuel system 5
Ret 14 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Peugeot 25 Hydraulics 15
Ret 15 Germany Nick Heidfeld France Prost-Peugeot 22 Hydraulics 22
Ret 10 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Williams-BMW 5 Engine 18
Ret 20 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Fondmetal 5 Spin 21
Ret 5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 4 Gearbox 6
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Trulli was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher left San Marino with an ever enhanced lead in the Championship, holding a maximum thirty points. That resulted in a 21 point advantage over second placed teammate Rubens Barrichello, with the Brazilian himself a point ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella. Defending World Champion Mika Häkkinen was next, up into fourth with his first points finish of the season, with Ralf Schumacher completing the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had a similarly daunting grip on the title hunt, leaving Imola on 39 points. A 29 point gulf followed before McLaren-Mercedes appeared in second, having only managed to claim ten points across the opening three rounds, with Benetton-Playlife in third. Behind, Jordan-Mugen-Honda and Williams-BMW were level on seven, with BAR-Honda and Sauber-Petronas also on the board.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 30
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 9 ▲1
3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 8 ▼1
4 Finland Mika Häkkinen 6 ▲13
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher 6 ▼1
6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 5
7 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 4 ▼2
8 United Kingdom David Coulthard 4 ▲9
9 Italy Jarno Trulli 3 ▼2
10 Brazil Ricardo Zonta 2 ▼2
11 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1 ▼2
12 Finland Mika Salo 1 ▲5
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 39
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10 ▲6
3 Italy Benetton-Playlife 8 ▼1
4 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 7 ▼1
5 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 7 ▼1
6 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 6 ▼1
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1 ▲1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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