25px-Canadaflag  2001 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 17 in the 2001 Formula One season
Montreal 1996
Date June 10, 2001
Official name XXXIX Grand Prix Air Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Course Street circuit
4.421 km (2.747 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (189.549 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Fine, Air Temp: 26°C
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.782
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Time 1:17.205 on lap 50
First Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Second Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2001 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2001. It was the 8th round of the 2001 Formula One season.


Schumacher brothers 2001 Canada

Michael Schumacher leads brother Ralf during the first part of the race.

This race created history for it was the first time two brothers finished first and second in a race. This time Michael Schumacher was out-raced by his younger brother Ralf who had a much more powerful car for this race. However with Michael finishing second it only strengthened his championship lead after his nearest challenger David Coulthard retired with mechanical problems. It was a thrilling battle between the two brothers, Michael lead away at the start, but there was problems behind when Fisichella broke his suspension on the back of his team-mate, then Eddie Irvine clashed with Nick Heidfeld, both were out.

Then about 20 laps into the race Montoya crashed into the wall and Barrichello also crashed trying to avoid him, his traction control wasn't working which didn't help, this brought out the safety car briefly while the wreck was cleared.

The race was decided when Ralf Schumacher drove a series of stunning laps after Michael had pitted, so when Ralf came in he was a long way ahead.

Ralf Schumacher cruised home to take his second win of the season with his brother Michael Schumacher coming home second, history was made, it was a first podium of the season for double world champion Mika Häkkinen who benefited from the high amount of retirements, it was still a subdued Flying Finn though.

Towards the end the Arrows team looked likely to score a valuable point but Jos Verstappen crashed when his brakes failed.

It was also jubilant scenes at Prost when Jean Alesi finished 5th then threw his helmet into the crowd after the race.

Classification Edit

First lap 2001 Canada

Jarno Trulli leads the midfield on the first lap of the race.

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 69 1:34:31.522 2 10
2 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 69 +20.235 1 6
3 3 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 69 +40.672 8 4
4 17 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 69 +1:08.116 7 3
5 22 22px-Flag of France Jean Alesi Prost-Acer 69 +1:10.435 16 2
6 19 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 68 +1 Lap 14 1
7 11 25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta Jordan-Honda 68 +1 Lap 12  
8 23 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti Prost-Acer 68 +1 Lap 19  
9 20 25px-Brazilflag Tarso Marques Minardi-European 66 +3 Laps 21  
10 14 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 65 Brakes 13  
11 12 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 63 Brakes 4  
Ret 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 54 Engine 3  
Ret 9 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 38 Brakes 6  
Ret 10 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 34 Driveshaft 9  
Ret 15 25px-Brazilflag Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 24 Engine 17  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 19 Accident 10  
Ret 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 19 Spun off 5  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 17 Oil Leak 20  
Ret 21 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 7 Transmission 22  
Ret 16 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1 Collision 11  
Ret 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1 Collision 15  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 0 Collision 18  

Notes Edit

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 58
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 40
3 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 24
4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 22
5 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen 8
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 82
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 48
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 28
4 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 15
5 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan-Honda 13
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

External linksEdit

Previous race:
2001 Monaco Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2001 season
Next race:
2001 European Grand Prix
Previous race:
2000 Canadian Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix Next race:
2002 Canadian Grand Prix
Preceded by
2000 United States Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

Succeeded by
2002 Hungarian Grand Prix
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