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The 2003 German Grand Prix (formally the Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held on 3 August 2003 at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. It was the twelfth race of the 2003 Formula One season and the sixty-fifth German Grand Prix. The 67-lap race was won by Juan Pablo Montoya driving for the Williams team after starting from pole position. David Coulthard finished second in a McLaren car, with Jarno Trulli third in a Renault.

2003 German Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 3 August 2003
Official name LXV Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.424 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Williams-BMW
Time 1:15.167
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:14.917
Podium
First Williams-BMW
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Renault

Contents

Race reportEdit

Montoya's victory promoted him to second place in the Drivers' Championship, after McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen retired from a collision on the first lap of the race. Montoya also reduced the gap from Championship leader Michael Schumacher to six points. Williams reduced the gap to Ferrari in the Constructors Championship to two points.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:14.673 1:15.167
2 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:14.427 1:15.185 +0.018
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:15.399 1:15.488 +0.321
4 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:15.004 1:15.679 +0.512
5 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.276 1:15.874 +0.707
6 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.456 1:15.898 +0.731
7 20   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:15.471 1:16.034 +0.867
8 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:15.214 1:16.483 +1.316
9 21   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:16.450 1:16.550 +1.383
10 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.557 1:16.666 +1.499
11 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:15.030 1:16.775 +1.608
12 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 1:17.111 1:16.831 +1.664
13 16   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda No time 1:17.090 +1.923
14 10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1:15.968 1:17.169 +2.002
15 9   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:15.985 1:17.557 +2.390
16 15   Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 1:15.373 1:18.021 +2.854
17 17   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:15.754 1:18.085 +2.918
18 12   Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 1:17.044 1:18.341 +3.174
19 19   Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 1:17.702 1:19.023 +3.856
20 18   Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth No time 1:19.174 +4.007

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 67 1:28:48.769 1 10
2 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 67 +1:05.459 10 8
3 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 67 +1:09.060 4 6
4 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 67 +1:09.344 8 5
5 20   Olivier Panis Toyota 66 +1 Lap 7 4
6 21   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 66 +1 Lap 9 3
7 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 6 2
8 17   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 66 +1 Lap 17 1
9 16   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 65 +2 Laps 13  
10 9   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 65 +2 Laps 15  
11 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 64 Accident 11  
12 18   Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth 62 +5 Laps 20  
13 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 60 Engine 12  
Ret 19   Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 23 Hydraulics 19  
Ret 15   Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 6 Gearbox 16  
Ret 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1 Collision damage 2  
Ret 10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1 Collision damage 14  
Ret 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 0 Collision 3  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 5  
Ret 12   Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 0 Collision 18  
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

  • A number of cars were eliminated in a first corner pile up due to a collision with Kimi Räikkönen, Ralf Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.
  • First Hat Trick (win, pole, and fastest lap): Juan Pablo Montoya
  • This race marks the last time Williams locked out the front row on qualifying until the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 German Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 2003 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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Coordinates: 49°19′40″N 8°33′57″E / 49.32778°N 8.56583°E / 49.32778; 8.56583