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The 2003 Italian Grand Prix (formally the LXXIV Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held on 14 September 2003 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy. It was the fourteenth race of the 2003 Formula One season and the eighty-seventh Italian Grand Prix. The 53-lap race was won by Michael Schumacher driving for Ferrari after starting from pole position. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second in a Williams car, with Rubens Barrichello third in the other Ferrari.

2003 Italian Grand Prix
Race 14 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date September 14, 2003
Official name LXXIV Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.719 km (190.586 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:20.963
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:21.832 on lap 14
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Williams-BMW
Third Ferrari

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Diff.
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.963
2 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:21.014 +0.051
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:21.242 +0.279
4 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.466 +0.503
5 4   Marc Gené Williams-BMW 1:21.834 +0.871
6 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:21.944 +0.981
7 17   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:22.301 +1.338
8 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.471 +1.508
9 20   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:22.488 +1.525
10 16   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:22.717 +1.754
11 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:22.754 +1.791
12 21   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:22.914 +1.951
13 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 1:22.992 +2.029
14 10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1:23.216 +2.253
15 15   Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 1:23.484 +2.521
16 9   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:23.803 +2.840
17 19   Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 1:25.078 +4.115
18 12   Zsolt Baumgartner Jordan-Ford 1:25.881 +4.918
19 18   Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth 1:26.778 +5.815
20 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:40.405 +19.442

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:14:19.838 1 10
2 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 53 +5.294 2 8
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 53 +11.835 3 6
4 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +12.834 4 5
5 4   Marc Gené Williams-BMW 53 +27.891 5 4
6 16   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 52 +1 Lap 10 3
7 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 11 2
8 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 52 +1 Lap 20 1
9 9   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 52 +1 Lap 16  
10 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 52 +1 Lap 13  
11 12   Zsolt Baumgartner Jordan-Ford 51 +2 Laps 18  
12 18   Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 19  
13 10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 50 Transmission 14  
Ret 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 45 Fuel pressure 8  
Ret 20   Olivier Panis Toyota 35 Brakes 9  
Ret 19   Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 27 Oil leak 17  
Ret 17   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 24 Gearbox 7  
Ret 21   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 3 Tyre/Spun off 12  
Ret 15   Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 2 Gearbox 15  
Ret 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 0 Hydraulics 6  
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

  • Gené replaced the injured Ralf Schumacher for this race, scoring his highest ever Formula One finish and his last points.
  • The race was completed with the fastest ever average race speed of 247.585 km/h.
  • This was the shortest ever race not to be red flagged.

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


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2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
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Next race:
2003 United States Grand Prix
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2002 Italian Grand Prix
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2004 Italian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 45°36′56″N 9°16′52″E / 45.61556°N 9.28111°E / 45.61556; 9.28111