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The 2003 United States Grand Prix was held on September 28 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari was able to exploit his tire advantage on an increasingly wet track to defeat polesitter Kimi Räikkönen in a McLaren. Sauber's Heinz-Harald Frentzen drove a careful race to finish third.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tire
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2003-GA Ferrari 052 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2003-GA Ferrari 052 B
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams-BMW FW25 BMW P83 M
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams-BMW FW25 BMW P83 M
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4-17D Mercedes FO110P M
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4-17D Mercedes FO110P M
7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R23B Renault RS23 M
8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R23B Renault RS23 M
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas C22 Petronas 03A B
10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas C22 Petronas 03A B
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan-Ford RJ13 Ford Cosworth RS1 B
12 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan-Ford RJ13 Ford Cosworth RS1 B
14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar-Ford Cosworth R4 Ford Cosworth CR-5 M
15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar-Ford Cosworth R4 Ford Cosworth CR-5 M
16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR-Honda 005 Honda RA003E B
17 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR-Honda 005 Honda RA003E B
18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Italy European Minardi Cosworth Minardi-Cosworth PS03 Ford Cosworth CR-3 B
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Italy European Minardi Cosworth Minardi-Cosworth PS03 Ford Cosworth CR-3 B
20 France Olivier Panis Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF103 Toyota RVX-03 M
21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF103 Toyota RVX-03 M
Test drivers
34 United Kingdom Allan McNish France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R23B Renault RS23 M
39 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy European Minardi Cosworth Minardi-Cosworth PS03 Ford Cosworth CR-3 B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.670
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:11.794 + 0.124
3 20 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 1:11.940 + 0.270
4 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:11.948 + 0.278
5 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:12.078 + 0.408
6 8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:12.087 + 0.417
7 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:12.194 + 0.524
8 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.297 + 0.627
9 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 1:12.326 + 0.656
10 7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:12.566 + 0.896
11 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:12.695 + 1.025
12 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:13.050 + 1.380
13 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:13.083 + 1.413
14 14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:13.269 + 1.599
15 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:13.447 + 1.777
16 15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:13.585 + 1.915
17 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Ford 1:13.798 + 2.128
18 12 Ireland Ralph Firman Ireland Jordan-Ford 1:14.027 + 2.357
19 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:15.360 + 3.690
20 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:15.644 + 3.974

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 2
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 2 3 ______________
Olivier Panis 4
______________ Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 3 5 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 6
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 4 7 ______________
Michael Schumacher 8
______________ David Coulthard
Row 5 9 ______________
Cristiano da Matta 10
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 6 11 ______________
Jenson Button 12
______________ Jacques Villeneuve
Row 7 13 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 14
______________ Mark Webber
Row 8 15 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 16
______________ Justin Wilson
Row 9 17 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 18
______________ Ralph Firman
Row 10 19 ______________
Jos Verstappen 20
______________ Nicolas Kiesa

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 73 1:33:35.997 7 10
2 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 73 +18.258 1 8
3 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 73 +37.964 15 6
4 7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 73 +48.329 10 5
5 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 73 +56.403 13 4
6 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 72 +1 Lap 4 3
7 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Ford 72 +1 Lap 17 2
8 15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 71 +2 Laps 16 1
9 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 71 +2 Laps 9  
10 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Italy Minardi-Cosworth 69 +4 Laps 19  
11 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Italy Minardi-Cosworth 69 +4 Laps 20  
Ret 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 63 Engine 12  
Ret 12 Ireland Ralph Firman Ireland Jordan-Ford 48 Spun off 18  
Ret 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 45 Gearbox 8  
Ret 8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 44 Engine 6  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 41 Engine 11  
Ret 20 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 27 Accident 3  
Ret 14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 21 Accident 14  
Ret 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 21 Accident 5  
Ret 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 2 Collision 2  
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

External LinksEdit


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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 F2003-GA • Williams FW25 • McLaren MP4-17D • Renault R23 • BAR 005 • Sauber C22 • Jaguar R4 • Toyota TF103 • Jordan EJ13 • Minardi PS03
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