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The 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the XVII Marlboro Magyar Nagydij, was the thirteenth round of the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged on 19 August 2001 at the Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher claim his fourth World Championship title with victory, and equal the race wins record set by fellow four-time Champion Alain Prost.[1]

Qualifying had seen Schumacher grab his ninth pole position of the season, with title rival David Coulthard lining up alongside.[1] Behind, Rubens Barrichello put the sister Ferrari into third ahead of Ralf Schumacher, while Mika Häkkinen claimed sixth behind Jarno Trulli of Jordan-Honda.[1]

Ultimately the Championship, and indeed the race, would be decided at the start, for the scarlet Ferraris aced their getaways on the clean side of the grid, while Coulthard struggled in the dust.[1] That meant that Barrichello instantly sprinted past the #4 McLaren-Mercedes to claim second, with Michael Schumacher claiming an unopposed lead.[1]

Elsewhere Eddie Irvine spun himself into the gravel while battling Giancarlo Fisichella, while Tarso Marques bounced off of Heinz-Harald Frentzen further around the lap.[1] Otherwise the opening lap proved fairly clean, with Schumacher quickly building a 1.3 second lead over Barrichello.[1]

The two Ferraris and Coulthard would soon pull clear of the rest of the field, led by Ralf Schumacher, with the German occupied fending off Trulli and Häkkinen.[1] Ultimately, however, he too would break clear to lead Trulli at the head of a train of cars, with Häkkinen, Nick Heidfeld, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Räikkönen glued to his tail.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, inter-team tactics had come into force at Ferrari, with Barrichello easing his pace to block Coulthard, and hence allow Michael Schumacher to escape by almost a second a lap.[1] The German ace duly delivered a series of quick laps before his pit stop, rejoining in a solid third ahead of his brother Ralf, but only a handful of seconds behind Barrichello and Coulthard.[1]

The Brazilian racer would frustrate the Scot through until the end of lap 31, before making his stop, only for Coulthard to pit on the next lap and leapfrog him with a quicker stop.[1] Now clear the #4 McLaren began eating its way into the #1 Ferrari's lead, although as soon as Coulthard broke into the eleven second barrier his progress stalled.[1]

Schumacher made his second stop on lap 52, rejoining behind Barrichello to hand the lead, briefly to Coulthard, who was set to finish second regardless.[1] That was, until a refuelling issue cost the Scot several seconds in the pitlane, and hence gifted Barrichello the place back as the #4 McLaren rejoined in third.[1]

With that the race, and the Championship, was over, with Schumacher cruising across the line to claim victory and the crown, matching Prost's tally of four titles and 51 wins.[1] Barrichello's second place, meanwhile, ensured that the Scuderia claimed the Constructors Championship for a third successive season, Coulthard's spot on the podium not enough to keep McLaren in the hunt.[1] Behind, Ralf Schumacher, Häkkinen and Heidfeld claimed the remaining points, having broken clear of the Trulli train when the Italian racer's hydraulics failed.[1]

BackgroundEdit

With neither Championship leader Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard managing to score there had be no change atop the Drivers Championship, although that worked in favour of the former as it meant there were just five races left in the campaign. Indeed, Schumacher's 37 point advantage looked even more daunting with just 50 points left to fight for, and meant that he could win the Championship in Hungary if he out-scored Coulthard by four points. Behind, Ralf Schumacher had moved back into third with victory, overhauling Rubens Barrichello, while Mika Häkkinen completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had inched closer to retaining their crown, leaving Germany with a 58 point lead. McLaren-Mercedes remained their closest challengers, although they were more in a fight for second than the Championship as the season entered its final phase, for Williams-BMW had cut the gap between them to just ten points. Elsewhere, Benetton-Renault had moved up into seventh, while BAR-Honda overtook Jordan-Honda to claim a top five spot.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2001 Hungarian 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 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland B&H Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
12 France Jean Alesi 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 3.0 V10 M
21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy European Minardi F1 Minardi PS01 European 3.0 V10 M
22 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 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]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:14.059 193.224 km/h
2 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.860 +0.801s 191.157 km/h
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:14.953 +0.894s 190.920 km/h
4 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.095 +1.036s 190.559 km/h
5 11 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:15.394 +1.335s 189.803 km/h
6 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.411 +1.352s 189.760 km/h
7 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:15.739 +1.680s 188.938 km/h
8 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.881 +1.822s 188.585 km/h
9 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:15.906 +1.847s 188.523 km/h
10 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:16.212 +2.153s 187.766 km/h
11 9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:16.382 +2.323s 187.348 km/h
12 12 France Jean Alesi Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:16.471 +2.412s 187.130 km/h
13 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:16.543 +2.484s 186.954 km/h
14 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:16.607 +2.548s 186.798 km/h
15 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Renault 1:16.632 +2.573s 186.737 km/h
16 22 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen France Prost-Acer 1:17.196 +3.137s 185.372 km/h
17 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Benetton-Renault 1:17.535 +3.476s 184.562 km/h
18 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Minardi-European 1:17.624 +3.565s 184.350 km/h
19 23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost-Acer 1:18.238 +4.179s 182.903 km/h
20 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1:18.258 +4.199s 182.857 km/h
21 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1:18.389 +4.330s 182.551 km/h
22 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy Minardi-European 1:19.139 +5.080s 180.821 km/h
107% Time: 1:19.243[3]
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.

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 77 1:41:49.675 1 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 77 +3.363s 3 6
3 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 77 +3.940s 2 4
4 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 77 +49.687s 4 3
5 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 77 +1:10.293 6 2
6 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 7 1
7 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 9
8 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 76 +1 Lap 8
9 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 75 +2 Laps 10
10 12 France Jean Alesi Ireland Jordan-Honda 75 +2 Laps 12
11 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 13
12 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 74 +3 Laps 21
Ret 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Renault 67 Engine 15
Ret 22 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen France Prost-Acer 63 Spin 16
Ret 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy Minardi-European 63 Oil pressure 22
Ret 9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 58 Electrical 11
Ret 11 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Honda 53 Hydraulics 5
Ret 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Minardi-European 37 Brakes 18
Ret 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Benetton-Renault 34 Spin 17
Ret 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 11 Spin 20
Ret 23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost-Acer 8 Spin 19
Ret 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 0 Spin 14
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Given his dominance across most of the campaign there was little surprise that Michael Schumacher had wrapped up the title in Hungary, claiming the crown with four races to spare. Closest challenger David Coulthard would therefore face a fight to hold second for the rest of the season, with Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher both closing to within seven points of the Scot with 40 left to fight for. Behind, Mika Häkkinen was a distant fifth ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya, with eighteen drivers on the scoresheet.

Likewise, Ferrari had wrapped up the Constructors Championship for the eleventh time after their one-two in Hungary, moving onto 140 points for the campaign. That left them an unassailable 68 ahead of McLaren-Mercedes in second with four rounds to go, with the Anglo-German squad instead set to battle for the runner-up spot during the remaining races. Williams-BMW were, however, their only threat, and would leave Hungary thirteen behind their compatriots.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Points +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 94
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 51
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 46 ▲1
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher 44 ▼1
5 Finland Mika Häkkinen 21
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 15
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11
8 Germany Nick Heidfeld 11
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 9
10 Italy Jarno Trulli 9
11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6
12 France Olivier Panis 5
13 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 4
14 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 4
15 France Jean Alesi 4
16 United Kingdom Jenson Button 2
17 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 1
18 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 140
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 72
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 59
4 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 20
5 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 16
6 Ireland Jordan-Honda 15
7 Italy Benetton-Renault 6
8 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 5
9 France Prost-Acer 4
10 United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Hungary 2001: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2001/hongrie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 09/11/2019)
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V T E Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix
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V T E 2001 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • McLaren • Williams • Benetton • BAR • Jordan • Arrows • Sauber • Jaguar • Minardi • Prost
Engines Acer • Asiatech • BMW • Cosworth • European • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault
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
Other Drivers Badoer • Davidson • Gené • Herbert • Massa • McNish • Salo • Sato • Webber • Wurz
Cars Ferrari F2001 • McLaren MP4-16 • Williams FW23 • Sauber C20 • Jordan EJ11 • BAR 003 • Benetton B201 • Jaguar R2 • Prost AP04 • Arrows A22 • Minardi PS01
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