The 2003 Formula One season was the 54th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. The season commenced on March 9th in Australia, and ended on October 12th in Japan, after sixteen races.

The Drivers Championship was won by Michael Schumacher for a sixth time, beating Juan Manuel Fangio's record, which had stood since 1957. This championship was also Schumacher's fourth in a row. The Constructors Championship was won by Ferrari for the fifth consecutive time, and their thirteenth overall.

It was a season of change, after the 2002 season, where Ferrari dominated. One-lap qualifying was introduced, as well as a new points system, 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the first eight finishers, replacing the old 10-6-4-3-2-1 system for the first six finishers.


Entry List[edit | edit source]

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Ferrari F2002B
F2003-GA
B 1 Germany Michael Schumacher All Italy Luca Badoer
Italy Thomas Biagi
Brazil Luciano Burti
Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 051B 3.0 V10
Ferrari 052 3.0 V10
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
Williams-BMW FW25 M 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All Estonia Marko Asmer
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Spain Marc Gené
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
Germany Nico Rosberg
Brazil Ricardo Sperafíco
China Ho-Pin Tung
United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team BMW P83 3.0 V10 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher All
4 Spain Marc Gené 14
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-17D M 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard All Spain Pedro de la Rosa
United Kingdom Steven Kane
United Kingdom Gary Paffett
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Austria Alexander Wurz
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO110P 3.0 V10 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All
Renault R23
R23B
M 7 Italy Jarno Trulli All France Sébastien Bourdais
Finland Heikki Kovalainen
Argentina José María López
United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Franck Montagny
France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault RS23 3.0 V10 8 Spain Fernando Alonso All
Sauber-Petronas C22 B 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld All Switzerland Neel Jani
Brazil Felipe Massa
Switzerland Sauber Petronas Petronas 03A 3.0 V10 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Jordan-Ford EJ13 B 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner
United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott
Czech Republic Jaroslav Janiš
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Sweden Björn Wirdheim
Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Ford Ford RS1 3.0 V10 12 Ireland Ralph Firman 1–13, 15–16
12 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 13–14
Jaguar-Cosworth EJ13 M 14 Australia Mark Webber All United States Townsend Bell
Australia James Courtney
Germany André Lotterer
United Kingdom HSBC Jaguar Racing Cosworth CR-5 3.0 V10 15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 1–11
15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 12–16
BAR-Honda 005 B 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1–15 United States Townsend Bell
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
France Patrick Lemarié
United Kingdom Darren Manning
Japan Takuma Sato
Sweden Björn Wirdheim
United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda Honda RA003E 3.0 V10 16 Japan Takuma Sato 16
17 United Kingdom Jenson Button All
Minardi-Cosworth PS03 B 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 1–11 Netherlands Christijan Albers
Italy Matteo Bobbi
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Italy Fabrizio Del Monte
India Narain Karthikeyan
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Finland Heikki Kovalainen
Argentina José María López
Austria Norbert Siedler
Italy European Minardi Cosworth
Italy Trust Minardi Cosworth
Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 12–16
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen All
Toyota TF103 M 20 France Olivier Panis All Australia Ryan Briscoe
Japan Tora Takagi
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota RVX-03 3.0 V10 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta All

Driver Changes[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Mid-season[edit | edit source]

Team Changes[edit | edit source]

Calendar[edit | edit source]

Round Race Title Grand Prix Date Location
1 Foster's Australian Grand Prix Australian GP March 9 Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP March 23 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
3 Grande Prêmio Marlboro do Brasil Brazilian GP April 6 Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
4 Warsteiner Grand Prix of San Marino San Marino GP April 20 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
5 Gran Premio Marlboro de España Spanish GP May 4 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
6 Großer A1 Preis von Österreich Austrian GP May 18 Austria A1-Ring, Spielburg
7 Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Monaco GP June 1 Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
8 Grand Prix Air Canada Canadian GP June 15 Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
9 Allianz Grand Prix of Europe European GP June 29 Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg
10 Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France French GP July 6 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours
11 Foster's British Grand Prix British GP July 20 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
12 Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland German GP August 3 Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
13 Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP August 24 Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest
14 Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia Italian GP September 14 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
15 SAP United States Grand Prix United States GP September 28 United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP October 12 Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka

Calendar changes[edit | edit source]

Results, Standings and Statistics[edit | edit source]

Testing[edit | edit source]

Standings and Statistics[edit | edit source]

Drivers[edit | edit source]

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
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1st M. Schumacher 4thP 6th Ret 1stP 1stP 1stP 3rd 1st 5th 3rd 4th 7th 8th 1stP 1st 8th 93
2nd Räikkönen 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd Ret 2nd 2nd 6th RetP 4th 3rd Ret 2nd 4th 2ndP 2nd 91
3rd Montoya 2nd 12th Ret 7th 4th Ret 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1stP 3rd 2nd 6th Ret 82
4th Barrichello Ret 2nd RetP 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 5th 3rd 7th 1stP Ret Ret 3rd Ret 1stP 65
5th R. Schumacher 8th 4th 7th 4th 5th 6th 4thP 2nd 1st 1stP 9th Ret 4th DNS Ret 12th 58
6th Alonso 7th 3rdP 3rd 6th 2nd Ret 5th 4th 4th Ret Ret 4th 1stP 8th Ret Ret 55
7th Coulthard 1st Ret 4th 5th Ret 5th 7th Ret 15th 5th 5th 2nd 5th Ret Ret 3rd 51
8th Trulli 5th 5th 8th 13th Ret 8th 6th Ret Ret Ret 6th 3rd 7th Ret 4th 5th 33
9th Button 10th 7th Ret 8th 9th 4th DNS Ret 7th Ret 8th 8th 10th Ret Ret 4th 17
10th Webber Ret Ret 9th Ret 7th 7th Ret 7th 6th 6th 14th 11th 6th 7th Ret 11th 17
11th Frentzen 6th 9th 5th 11th Ret DNS Ret Ret 9th 12th 12th Ret Ret 13th 3rd Ret 13
12th Fisichella 12th Ret 1st 15th Ret Ret 10th Ret 12th Ret Ret 13th Ret 10th 7th Ret 12
13th da Matta Ret 11th 10th 12th 6th 10th 9th 11th Ret 11th 7th 6th 11th Ret 9th 7th 10
14th Heidfeld Ret 8th Ret 10th 10th Ret 11th Ret 8th 13th 17th 10th 9th 9th 5th 9th 6
15th Panis Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret 13th 8th Ret 8th 11th 5th Ret Ret Ret 10th 6
16th Villeneuve 9th DNS 6th Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret 9th 10th 9th Ret 6th Ret 6
17th Gené 5th 4
18th Sato 6th 3
19th Firman Ret 10th Ret Ret 8th 11th 12th Ret 11th 15th 13th Ret DNP INJ Ret 14th 1
20th Wilson Ret Ret Ret Ret 11th 13th Ret Ret 13th 14th 16th Ret Ret Ret 8th 13th 1
21st Pizzonia 13th Ret Ret 14th Ret 9th Ret 10th 10th 10th Ret 0
22nd Verstappen 11th 13th Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret 9th 14th 16th 15th Ret 12th Ret 10th 15th 0
23rd Kiesa 12th 13th 12th 11th 16th 0
24th Baumgartner TD Ret 11th 0
McNish TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD
Bobbi TD
Montagny TD
Bruni TD TD TD TD TD
Wirdheim TD
Motoyama TD
Pos. Driver Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  • P Indicates a driver who qualified pole position.
  • Italic donates as the fastest lap.
  • Indicates a driver who was still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.

Constructors[edit | edit source]

World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
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1st Ferrari 1 4thP 6th Ret 1stP 1stP 1stP 3rd 1st 5th 3rd 4th 7th 8th 1stP 1st 8th 158
2 Ret 2nd RetP 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 5th 3rd 7th 1stP Ret Ret 3rd Ret 1stP
2nd Williams-BMW 3 2nd 12th Ret 7th 4th Ret 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1stP 3rd 2nd 6th Ret 144
4 8th 4th 7th 4th 5th 6th 4thP 2nd 1st 1stP 9th Ret 4th 5th Ret 12th
3rd McLaren-Mercedes 5 1st Ret 4th 5th Ret 5th 7th Ret 15th 5th 5th 2nd 5th Ret Ret 3rd 142
6 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd Ret 2nd 2nd 6th RetP 4th 3rd Ret 2nd 4th 2ndP 2nd
4th Renault 7 5th 5th 8th 13th Ret 8th 6th Ret Ret Ret 6th 3rd 7th Ret 4th 5th 88
8 7th 3rdP 3rd 6th 2nd Ret 5th 4th 4th Ret Ret 4th 1stP 8th Ret Ret
34 TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD
44 TD
5th BAR-Honda 16 9th DNS 6th Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret 9th 10th 9th Ret 6th Ret 6th 26
17 10th 7th Ret 8th 9th 4th DNS Ret 7th Ret 8th 8th 10th Ret Ret 4th
6th Sauber-Petronas 9 Ret 8th Ret 10th 10th Ret 11th Ret 8th 13th 17th 10th 9th 9th 5th 9th 19
10 6th 9th 5th 11th Ret DNS Ret Ret 9th 12th 12th Ret Ret 13th 3rd Ret
7th Jaguar-Cosworth 14 Ret Ret 9th Ret 7th 7th Ret 7th 6th 6th 14th 11th 6th 7th Ret 11th 18
15 13th Ret Ret 14th Ret 9th Ret 10th 10th 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 13th
8th Toyota 20 Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret Ret 13th 8th Ret 8th 11th 5th Ret Ret Ret 10th 16
21 Ret 11th 10th 12th 6th 10th 9th 11th Ret 11th 7th 6th 11th Ret 9th 7th
9th Jordan-Ford 11 Ret Ret 9th Ret 7th 7th Ret 7th 6th 6th 14th 11th 6th 7th Ret 11th 13
12 Ret 10th Ret Ret 8th 11th 12th Ret 11th 15th 13th Ret Ret 11th Ret 14th
36 TD TD TD
10th Minardi-Cosworth 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11th 13th Ret Ret 13th 14th 16th 12th 13th 12th 11th 16th 0
19 11th 13th Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret 9th 14th 16th 15th Ret 12th Ret 10th 15th
39 TD TD TD TD TD TD
Pos. Team No. Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Notes[edit | edit source]

V T E 2003 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Williams • McLaren • Renault • Sauber • Jordan • Jaguar • BAR • Minardi • Toyota
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Montoya • 4 R. Schumacher • 4 Gené • 5 Coulthard • 6 Räikkönen • 7 Trulli • 8 Alonso • 9 Heidfeld • 10 Frentzen • 11 Fisichella • 12 Firman • 12 Baumgartner • 14 Webber • 15 Pizzonia • 15 Wilson • 16 Villeneuve • 16 Sato • 17 Button • 18 Wilson • 18 Kiesa • 19 Verstappen • 20 Panis • 21 Da Matta
Other Drivers Badoer • Beretta • Bruni • Davidson • De la Rosa • Lotterer • Massa • McNish • Montagny • Paffett • Wurz • Zonta
Cars Ferrari F2002B • Ferrari F2003-GA • Williams FW25 • McLaren MP4-17D • Renault R23 • Renault R23B • Sauber C22 • Jordan EJ13 • Jaguar R4 • BAR 005 • Minardi PS03 • Toyota TF103
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Brazil • San Marino • Spain • Austria • Monaco • Canada • Europe • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Italy • United States • Japan
See also 2002 Formula One Season • 2004 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons
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