2001

Formula One Legends: World Championship 2001

The 2001 Formula One season was the 52nd season of FIA Formula One racing. It featured the FIA Formula One World Championship which commenced on March 4, 2001 and ended on October 14 after seventeen races.

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen made their grand prix debuts in Melbourne, for Minardi and Sauber respectively. Colombian former CART champion Juan Pablo Montoya was also making his F1 bow at Williams.

There were new beginnings for French companies Renault and Michelin. After four years out of the sport, Renault returned to supply engines to the Benetton team, while Michelin’s comeback as a tyre supplier provided Bridgestone with competition for the first time since Goodyear left the sport at the end of the 1998 season.

Michael Schumacher did not match up to opponents in 2001 Formula 1 season. Riding a superb Ferrari, the German finished the year with a lead of 58 points for second place and won the Formula 1 world champion, equaling the mark of Alain Prost.

While the double world champion Mika Hakkinen has struggled and finished only in sixth place. His teammate, David Coulthard won the runner-up.

Already Rubens Barrichello made ​​his best season so far. Despite not having achieved any victory, the Ferrari driver finished third in the year, collaborating for easy constructors’ title for the Maranello team.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 04/03/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 1:38’265.33
Malaysia 18/03/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 55 1:47’34.801
Brazil 01/04/2001 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 1:39’00.834
San Marino 15/04/2001 Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 62 1:30’44.817
Spain 29/04/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 65 1:31’03.305
Austria 13/05/2001 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 1:27’45.927
Monaco 27/05/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 78 1:47’22.561
Canada 10/06/2001 Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 69 1:34’31.522
Europe 24/06/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 67 1:29’42.724
France 01/07/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 72 1:33’35.636
Great Britain 15/07/2001 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 60 1:25’33.770
Germany 29/07/2001 Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 45 1:18’17.873
Hungary 19/08/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 77 1:41’49.675
Belgium 02/09/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 36 1:08’05.002
Italy 16/09/2001 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 53 1:16’58.493
United States 30/09/2001 Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 73 1:32’42.840
Japan 14/10/2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:27’33.298

Drivers Championship Standing
1. Michael Schumacher 123 pt.
2. David Coulthard 65 pt.
3. Rubens Barrichello 56 pt.
4. Ralf Schumacher 49 pt.
5. Mika Häkkinen 37 pt.
6. Juan Pablo Montoya 31 pt.
7. Jacques Villeneuve 12 pt.
8. Nick Heidfeld 12 pt.
9. Jarno Trulli 12 pt.
10. Kimi Räikkönen 9 pt.
11. Giancarlo Fisichella 8 pt.
12. Eddie Irvine 6 pt.
13. Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6 pt.
14. Olivier Panis 5 pt.
15. Jean Alesi 5 pt.
16. Pedro de la Rosa 3 pt.
17. Jenson Button 2 pt.
18. Jos Verstappen 1 pt.

Constructor Championship Standing
1. Ferrari 179 pt.
2. McLaren-Mercedes 102 pt.
3. Williams-BMW 80 pt.
4. Sauber-Petronas 21 pt.
5. Jordan-Honda 19 pt.
6. BAR-Honda 17 pt.
7. Benetton-Renault 10 pt.
8. Jaguar-Cosworth 9 pt.
9. Prost-Acer 4 pt.
10. Arrows-Asiatech 1 pt.

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