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Race details
Race 12 of 17 in the 2001 Formula One season
Hockenheimring prior to 2002.svg
Hockenheimring (last modified in 1994)
Date July 29, 2001
Official name LXIII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.823 km (4.240 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (190.792 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Partially cloudy, very hot, dry, Air Temp: 29°C (84.2°F)
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:38:117
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:41:808
Podium
First Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Second 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda

The 2001 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheim on July 29, 2001. It was the 12th round of the 2001 Formula One season. Juan Pablo Montoya dominated qualifying and the first part of the race in his Williams car, until he retired after the first pit stop with a broken engine. The race was won by the other Williams driver Ralf Schumacher. Rubens Barrichello finished second in his Ferrari and Jacques Villeneuve finished third in his BAR-Honda.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 45 1:18:17.873 2 10
2 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 45 +46.117 6 6
3 10 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 45 +1:02.806 12 4
4 7 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 45 +1:03.477 17 3
5 8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 45 +1:05.454 18 2
6 22 22px-Flag of France Jean Alesi Prost-Acer 45 +1:05.950 14 1
7 9 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 45 +1:17.527 13  
8 15 25px-Brazilflag Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 44 +1 Lap 19  
9 14 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 44 +1 Lap 20  
10 21 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 44 +1 Lap 21  
Ret 12 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 34 Hydraulics 10  
Ret 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 27 Engine 5  
Ret 20 25px-Brazilflag Tarso Marques Minardi-European 26 Gearbox 22  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 24 Engine 1  
Ret 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 23 Fuel Pressure 4  
Ret 23 25px-Brazilflag Luciano Burti Prost-Acer 23 Spun off 16  
Ret 17 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 16 Halfshaft 8  
Ret 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 16 Fuel Pressure 11  
Ret 3 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Engine 3  
Ret 11 25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta Jordan-Honda 7 Collision 15  
Ret 16 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 7  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Collision 9  

Notes Edit

  • First pole position: Juan Pablo Montoya
  • Last podium: Jacques Villeneuve
  • Last points (Team): Prost
  • First and only points of 2001 for Jenson Button.
  • The race was stopped on the first lap due to Luciano Burti's Prost hitting the back of the slow-starting Ferrari of Michael Schumacher. It was restarted over the original distance. Burti was launched several feet into the air during the incident, but escaped injury and made the restart. He eventually spun off on lap 24.
  • The two Minardis started from the pit lane at the first start, but took their original grid positions at the second start.
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen was sacked by the Jordan team and forced to miss his home race.
  • Ricardo Zonta replaced Frentzen for this race, having done the same in Canada earlier in the season.
  • Last technical failure during a race on Michael Schumacher's Ferrari until the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix.
  • It was the last time that both drivers from the Benetton team scored world championship points.
  • Last Grand Prix at the old Hockenheimring.
  • This was Jean Alesi's last race for the Prost team. He would take Frentzen's place at Jordan from the next race onwards, and Frentzen would take Alesi's place at Prost.

Standings after the race Edit

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 84
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 47
3 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 41
4 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 40
5 22px-Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen 19
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 124
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 66
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 56
4 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 19
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 16
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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