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22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)  2001 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 14 of 17 in the 2001 Formula One season
Spa 1996
Date September 2, 2001
Official name LIX Foster's Belgian Grand Prix
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course Permanent racing facility
6.968 km (4.330 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 36 laps, 251.848 km (155.870 mi)</td></tr>

<tr> <td>Scheduled Distance</td><td colspan="2">44 laps, 306.592 km (190.507 mi)</td></tr>

Weather Overcast, mild, dry, Air Temp: 16°C
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:52.072
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:49.758 on lap 3
Podium
First Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Third 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault

The 2001 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on September 2, 2001 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The race was the 14th race of the 2001 Formula One season, and the penultimate European round of the season. The race is notable for the accident of Brazilian Luciano Burti who crashed into a tyre barrier at the Blanchimont corner following a collision with Eddie Irvine and for Michael Schumacher overtaking Alain Prost's previous record of 51 Grand Prix victories. He also eclipsed Prost's record for the most total career points, scoring 10 more points to bring his career total to 769, beating Prost's 768 1/2.

Juan Pablo Montoya took pole position for the race, the second of his Formula One career. But an engine failure on lap two left Ferrari's Michael Schumacher, who also took the fastest lap, to win the race by 10 seconds from the McLaren of David Coulthard. Giancarlo Fisichella completed the podium in third, the final podium finish of the Benetton Team prior to their renaming to Renault F1.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 36 1:08:05.002 3 10
2 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 36 +10.098 9 6
3 7 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 36 +27.742 8 4
4 3 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 36 +36.087 7 3
5 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 36 +54.521 5 2
6 12 22px-Flag of France Jean Alesi Jordan-Honda 36 +59.684 13 1
7 5 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 36 +59.986 2  
8 10 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 36 +1:04.970 6  
9 22 Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Prost-Acer 35 +1 Lap 4  
10 14 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 35 +1 Lap 19  
11 9 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 35 +1 Lap 11  
12 15 25px-Brazilflag Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 35 +1 Lap 21  
13 20 25px-Brazilflag Tarso Marques Minardi-European 31 +5 Laps 22  
Ret 11 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 31 Engine 16  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 17 Accident 15  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1 Engine 1  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 1 Collision 10  
Ret 16 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 14  
Ret 17 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 0 Transmission 12  
Ret 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Collision 17  
Ret 23 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti Prost-Acer 0 Collision 18  
Ret 21 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 0 Gearbox 20  

Notes Edit

  • Both drivers from the Arrows and Minardi teams qualified outside of the 107% time, but were allowed to race as the qualifying session was held in rainy conditions.
  • The first start was aborted when both pole-sitter Juan Pablo Montoya and Heinz-Harald Frentzen stalled on the grid. As a result, they were relegated to the back of the grid for the second start.
  • On lap four, Luciano Burti, while speeding through Blanchimont, made contact with Eddie Irvine's rear wheel, causing his front wing to break off. He lost grip and speared straight into the tyre barrier at over 180 mph. The resulting injuries caused him to miss the rest of the season. The race restarted over 36 laps, with the results of this part of the race counting as the overall results.
  • Irvine did not take part in the restart, and nor did Kimi Räikkönen or Fernando Alonso, both of whom had retired before the race was stopped.
  • What was the third start was also aborted when Ralf Schumacher couldn't leave the grid, due to the pit jack being left on his car following a rear wing change. He followed Williams team-mate Montoya and Frentzen to the back of the grid, and Michael Schumacher thus found himself at the front for the fourth start.
  • Jean Alesi was able to hold off Ralf Schumacher to score his first point for Jordan, which was also the final World Championship point of his career.

Standings after the race Edit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 104
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 57
3 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 48
4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 44
5 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen 24
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 152
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 81
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 59
4 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 20
5 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan-Honda 16
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


Previous race:
2001 Hungarian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2001 season
Next race:
2001 Italian Grand Prix
Previous race:
2000 Belgian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix Next race:
2002 Belgian Grand Prix
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