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The 2001 Canadian Grand Prix, otherwise advertised as the XXXIX Grand Prix Air Canada, was the eighth round of the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on 10 June 2001.[1] The race would see brothers Michael and Ralf Schumacher duel for victory, in a race ultimately decided by their respective tyre suppliers.[1]

Qualifying had seen Michael Schumacher clinch pole position by over half a second, with Ralf Schumacher securing second for Williams-BMW.[1] Championship pretender David Coulthard claimed third ahead of Jarno Trulli of Jordan-Honda, while home hero Jacques Villeneuve claimed ninth in his BAR-Honda.[1]

111,000 people turned up to watch the start of the race, which saw Michael Schumacher sweep ahead of Ralf to claim the lead for Ferrari, with the pair instantly pulling clear of Coulthard in third.[1] Elsewhere, Jos Verstappen made a barnstorming start on light fuel to gain seven places, while Rubens Barrichello elbowed Trulli out of the way a few corners later to claim fourth.[1]

Michael Schumacher would begin to build a lead in the early stages of the race, using his soft Bridgestone tyres to good effect.[1] However, as the first laps ticked away it was the Michelin tyres on Ralf Schumacher's Williams that gained the upper hand, allowing the #5 car to steadily close the gap back to the #1 Ferrari.[1]

As they began to squabble Barrichello barrelled past Coulthard for third and tried to stay with the lead duo, only to slip back towards Coulthard as the laps wore on.[1] The Brazilian subsequently spun after being forced to turn his traction control off after developing a misfire, dumping him back down the order.[1]

Ralf would begin to throw a few half lunges at his brother as the laps wore on, until the Safety Car was called upon to allow the battered #6 Williams of Juan Pablo Montoya to be extracted from the barriers.[1] After three laps the safety car was withdrawn and the race resumed, with Michael back on top as Ralf had picked up a lot of extra rubber during the SC period.[1]

Once again, the #5 Williams would take several laps to get its tyres up to speed, before demolishing the gap to the #1 Ferrari in the space of five laps.[1] This time Ralf began to force the issue and almost clinched the lead twice, before Michael dived into the pits on lap 46 for his one and only stop.[1]

Ralf stayed out for a further five laps, pushing as hard as he could with low fuel, and duly emerged six seconds clear of his brother after his stop.[1] Coulthard, meanwhile, would begin to close the gap to Michael Schumacher, only to suffer an engine failure due to rising water temperatures.[1]

With that the race was over, with Ralf Schumacher cruising across the line twenty seconds clear of his brother to claim victory, the two brothers becoming the first siblings to finish one-two in a World Championship Grand Prix.[1] Late chaos behind saw Mika Häkkinen emerge in third to complete the podium, with Kimi Räikkönen, Jean Alesi and Pedro de la Rosa claiming the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher extended his lead in the Drivers Championship as a result of the Monaco Grand Prix, leaving the Principality with 52 points to his credit. That left him twelve clear of closest challenger David Coulthard, with the Scot himself sixteen clear of Rubens Barrichello in third. The Brazilian himself ended the day with double the points of fourth placed Ralf Schumacher, with Nick Heidfeld still holding on to his top five status.

Ferrari, meanwhile, had claimed their second one-two of the campaign to move onto 76 points, leaving them in command of the Constructors Championship once again. Indeed, that result moved them 32 points clear of McLaren-Mercedes in second, who themselves held a 26 point advantage over third placed Williams-BMW. Jordan-Honda and BAR-Honda completed the top five, with points for Jaguar-Ford Cosworth and Prost-Acer meaning everyone bar Minardi-European had registered points in 2001.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 V10 B
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-16 Mercedes FO 110K 3.0 V10 B
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-16 Mercedes FO 110K 3.0 V10 B
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW23 BMW P80 3.0 V10 M
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW23 BMW P80 3.0 V10 M
7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B201 Renault RS21 3.0 V10 M
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B201 Renault RS21 3.0 V10 M
9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 003 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 003 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
11* Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Ireland B&H Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
12 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland B&H Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Orange Arrows Asiatech Arrows A22 Asiatech 001 3.0 V10 B
15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Orange Arrows Asiatech Arrows A22 Asiatech 001 3.0 V10 B
16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C20 Petronas 01A 3.0 V10 B
17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C20 Petronas 01A 3.0 V10 B
18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R2 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R2 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy European Minardi F1 Minardi PS01 European European 3.0 V10 M
21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy European Minardi F1 Minardi PS01 European European 3.0 V10 M
22 France Jean Alesi France Prost Grand Prix Prost AP04 Acer 01A 3.0 V10 M
23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost Grand Prix Prost AP04 Acer 01A 3.0 V10 M
Source:[2]
  • * Frentzen was withdrawn from the race weekend on safety grounds after an accident in practice.[1]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:15.782 210.018 km/h
2 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:16.297 +0.515s 208.601 km/h
3 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.423 +0.641s 208.257 km/h
4 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:16.459 +0.677s 208.159 km/h
5 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:16.760 +0.978s 207.342 km/h
6 9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:16.771 +0.989s 207.313 km/h
7 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.875 +1.093s 207.032 km/h
8 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.979 +1.197s 206.752 km/h
9 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:17.035 +1.253s 206.602 km/h
10 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:17.123 +1.341s 206.366 km/h
11 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:17.165 +1.383s 206.254 km/h
12 11 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:17.328 +1.546s 205.819 km/h
13 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1:17.903 +2.121s 204.300 km/h
14 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:18.015 +2.233s 204.007 km/h
15 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:18.016 +2.234s 204.004 km/h
16 22 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Acer 1:18.178 +2.396s 203.582 km/h
17 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1:18.575 +2.793s 202.553 km/h
18 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Renault 1:18.622 +2.840s 202.432 km/h
19 23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost-Acer 1:18.753 +2.971s 202.095 km/h
20 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Benetton-Renault 1:19.033 +3.251s 201.379 km/h
21 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy Minardi-European 1:20.690 +4.908s 197.244 km/h
107% Time: 1:21.087[3]
EXC* 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Minardi-European 1:19.454 200.312 km/h
WD 11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Honda Withdrawn
Source:[3][4]
  • 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.
  • * Alonso was excluded from the results of qualifying for using an illegal front wing.[3]
  • Frentzen was withdrawn after an accident during practice.[1]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Michael Schumacher 2
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 3 5 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 6
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 4 7 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 8
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 5 9 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 10
______________ Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 6 11 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 12
______________ Ricardo Zonta
Row 7 13 ______________
Jos Verstappen 14
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 8 15 ______________
Eddie Irvine 16
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 9 17 ______________
Enrique Bernoldi 18
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 10 19 ______________
Luciano Burti 20
______________ Jenson Button
Row 11 21 ______________
Tarso Marques 22
______________ Fernando Alonso

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 69 1:34:31.522 2 10
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 69 +20.235s 1 6
3 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 69 +40.672s 8 4
4 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 69 +1:08.116 7 3
5 22 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Acer 69 +1:10.435 16 2
6 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 68 +1 Lap 14 1
7 11 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ireland Jordan-Honda 68 +1 Lap 12
8 23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost-Acer 68 +1 Lap 19
9 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy Minardi-European 66 +3 Laps 21
10* 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 65 Brakes 13
11* 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Honda 63 Brakes 4
Ret 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 54 Engine 3
Ret 9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 38 Brakes 6
Ret 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 34 Driveshaft 9
Ret 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 24 Engine 17
Ret 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 19 Accident 10
Ret 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 19 Spin 5
Ret 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Benetton-Renault 17 Oil leak 20
Ret 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Minardi-European 7 Transmission 22
Ret 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1 Collision 11
Ret 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1 Collision 15
Ret 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Renault 0 Collision 18
WD 11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Honda
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Verstappen and Trulli were both classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher extended his lead in the World Championship to eighteen points as the season rapidly headed towards its halfway point, leaving North America with an eighteen point lead. David Coulthard had retained second, and remained sixteen clear of Rubens Barrichello in third, while Ralf Schumacher had made ground in fourth, victory moving him two behind the Brazilian. Elsewhere, Mika Häkkinen was finally threatening the top five, moving level with Nick Heidfeld on eight points, although the Finn was effectively out of the title hunt already.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a quiet day at the head of the field, with Ferrari ending the weekend with a largely unchanged 34 point lead. McLaren-Mercedes had lost a little ground to their Italian rivals in second, while Williams-BMW had inched closer to their compatriots, leaving Canada twenty behind the Anglo-German alliance. Elsewhere, Sauber-Petronas had moved back into the top five ahead of Jordan-Honda with Minardi-European still the only non-scorers.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 58
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 40
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 24
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher 22
5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 8
6 Finland Mika Häkkinen 8 ▲7
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 7 ▼1
8 Italy Jarno Trulli 7 ▼1
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 7 ▲3
10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 6 ▼2
11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6 ▼2
12 France Olivier Panis 5 ▼2
13 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 4 ▼2
14 France Jean Alesi 3 ▲1
15 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 1 ▼1
16 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 1
17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1 ▲6
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 82
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 48
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 28
4 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 15 ▲2
5 Ireland Jordan-Honda 13 ▼1
6 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 12 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 5
8 France Prost-Acer 3 ▲2
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1 ▼1
10 Italy Benetton-Renault 1 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Häkkinen • 4 Coulthard • 5 R. Schumacher • 6 Montoya • 7 Fisichella • 8 Button • 9 Panis • 10 Villeneuve • 11 Frentzen • 11/12 Trulli • 12 Alesi • 14 Verstappen • 15 Bernoldi • 16 Heidfeld • 17 Räikkönen • 18 Irvine • 19 Burti • 19 De la Rosa • 20 Marques • 20 Yoong • 21 Alonso • 22 Alesi • 22 Frentzen • 23 Mazzacane • 23 Burti • 23 Enge
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