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22px-Flag of France  2003 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One season
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.svg
Date July 6, 2003
Official name Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France
Location Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
4.411 km (2.74 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 70 laps, 308.77 km (191.8 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Time 1:15.019
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:15.512
Podium
First Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Second 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Third Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Montoya 2003

Juan Pablo Montoya finished 2nd and set the fastest lap of the race.

Ralph Firman 2003

Ralph Firman finished 15th in his Jordan EJ13.

Raikkonen 2003

Kimi Räikkönen took 4th in his McLaren MP4-17.

The 2003 French Grand Prix (formally the Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France) was a Formula One motor race held on July 6, 2003 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. It was the tenth race of the 2003 Formula One season. The race, contested over 70 laps, was won by Ralf Schumacher driving for the Williams team after starting from pole position. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second in the other Williams car, with Michael Schumacher third driving for Ferrari. Ralf Schumacher's victory was his second consective win of the season having won the preceding European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring.

As a consequence of the race, Michael Schumacher extended his lead in the World Drivers' Championship to eight points over Kimi Räikkönen, with Ralf Schumacher a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Williams reduced the gap to Ferrari from thirteen points to three points.

Classification Edit

Qualifying Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:29.327 1:15.019
2 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:28.988 1:15.136 +0.117
3 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:27.929 1:15.480 +0.461
4 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.120 1:15.533 +0.514
5 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.937 1:15.628 +0.609
6 7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:29.024 1:15.967 +0.948
7 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:29.455 1:16.087 +1.068
8 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:27.095 1:16.166 +1.147
9 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:25.178 1:16.308 +1.289
10 20 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:24.175 1:16.345 +1.326
11 15 25px-Brazilflag Antonio Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth 1:24.642 1:16.965 +1.946
12 16 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:24.651 1:16.990 +1.971
13 21 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:26.975 1:17.068 +2.049
14 17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:30.371 1:17.077 +2.058
15 9 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:24.042 1:17.445 +2.426
16 10 Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1:26.151 1:17.562 +2.543
17 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 1:28.502 1:18.431 +3.412
18 12 22px-Flag of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 1;23.496 1:18.514 +3.495
19 19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 1:20.817 1:18.709 +3.690
20 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Justin Wilson Minardi-Cosworth Time deleted 1:19.619 +4.600

Race Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 70 1:30:49.213 1 10
2 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 70 +13.813 2 8
3 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 +19.568 3 6
4 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +38.047 4 5
5 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 70 +40.289 5 4
6 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +1:06.380 9 3
7 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 8 2
8 20 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 69 +1 Lap 10 1
9 16 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 69 +1 Lap 12  
10 15 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 11  
11 21 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Toyota 69 +1 Lap 13  
12 10 Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 68 +2 Laps 16  
13 9 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 68 +2 Laps 15  
14 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Justin Wilson Minardi-Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 20  
15 12 22px-Flag of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 67 +3 Laps 18  
16 19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 66 +4 Laps 19  
Ret 7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 45 Engine 6  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 43 Engine 7  
Ret 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 42 Engine 17  
Ret 17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 23 Out of fuel 14  

Notes Edit

  • Jos Verstappen ended up quickest after the first qualifying session due to a drying track. This was the only time a Minardi topped the timesheets at a race weekend.[1]
  • Justin Wilson's time after Q1 was deleted after scrutineering found his car was 2 kg underweight. It was 1:20.968 which at the time was good enough for 2nd place giving Minardi a 1-2.
  • Last win: Ralf Schumacher


Standings after the race Edit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 64
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 56
3 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 53
4 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 47
5 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 39
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 103
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 100
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 85
4 22px-Flag of France Renault 52
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 13
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

External links Edit



Previous race:
2003 European Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2003 season
Next race:
2003 British Grand Prix
Previous race:
2002 French Grand Prix
French Grand Prix Next race:
2004 French Grand Prix

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