22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg  2000 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 17 in the 2000 Formula One season
Date October 22, 2000
Official name II Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit, Sepang
Course Permanent racing facility
5.543 km (3.44 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 310.352 km (192.64 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Overcast, Very hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:37.397
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:38.543 on lap 34
First Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Third 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari

The 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Sepang on October 22, 2000. It was the final race of the 2000 Formula One season.

Race reportEdit

At the start in a very hot and humid race, Michael Schumacher was again beaten away by Mika Häkkinen as at the previous race, however later it was proved that Häkkinen had moved before the lights went out.

At the first corner there were problems when Nick Heidfeld, Pedro Diniz and Pedro de la Rosa collided putting all three out on the spot, with debris on the track the safety car was deployed, with Häkkinen out in front.

However soon after the safety car came in, Häkkinen was given a stop and go penalty leaving his team mate David Coulthard out in the lead. Häkkinen would in the end fight back up to 4th place.

Coulthard had to pit earlier than planned due to running off track and collecting dirt in the radiators. This left Michael Schumacher out in front, with Coulthard now second ahead of the flu-ridden Barrichello in third place.

Johnny Herbert's last race ended with him being helped out of the car when his suspension failed, causing him to have a big accident.

Michael Schumacher cruised home first for his 9th win of the season, equalling a record he jointly held with Nigel Mansell (1992)

During the press conference David Coulthard apologised for some of his comments about the German throughout the season.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 1:35:54.235 1 10
2 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 +0.732 3 6
3 4 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +18.444 4 4
4 1 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +35.269 2 3
5 22 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 56 +1:10.692 6 2
6 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 56 +1:12.568 7 1
7 12 22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 56 +1:29.314 5  
8 17 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Salo Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 17  
9 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 55 +1 Lap 13  
10 19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Supertec 55 +1 Lap 15  
11 14 22px-Flag of France Jean Alesi Prost-Peugeot 55 +1 Lap 18  
12 6 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Mugen-Honda 55 +1 Lap 9  
13 21 25px-ARGENntina Gastón Mazzacane Minardi-Fondmetal 50 Engine 22  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Jaguar-Cosworth 48 Suspension 12  
Ret 23 25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta BAR-Honda 46 Engine 11  
Ret 9 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 43 Engine 8  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Fondmetal 36 Wheel 21  
Ret 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Williams-BMW 18 Engine 16  
Ret 5 Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 7 Electrical 10  
Ret 18 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows-Supertec 0 Collision 14  
Ret 15 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Prost-Peugeot 0 Collision 19  
Ret 16 25px-Brazilflag Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 20  

Notes Edit

  • Fastest Lap: Mika Häkkinen 1m 38.543s
  • Last race: Johnny Herbert, Pedro Diniz, Supertec engines.
  • Mika Häkkinen was penalized after a jump-start.
  • Ferrari win the Constructor's Championship
  • Johnny Herbert retired from F1 after this race in which he suffered a nasty accident following a suspension failure.
  • This was the last race in which a British driver drove for Williams to date.

Standings after the race Edit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 108
2 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen 89
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 73
4 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 62
5 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 24
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 170
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 152
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 36
4 22px-Flag of Italy Benetton-Playlife 20
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 20
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References Edit

"2000 Malysian GP: Classification". Retrieved 2011-04-28. 

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2001 Australian Grand Prix
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1999 Malaysian Grand Prix
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