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2003 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2003 Spanish Grand Prix (formally the XLV Gran Premio Marlboro de España) was a Formula One motor race held on 4 May 2003 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth round of the 2003 Formula One season and the forty-fifth Spanish Grand Prix. The 65-lap race was won by Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari car after starting from pole position. Fernando Alonso finished second driving for the Renault team with Rubens Barrichello third in the other Ferrari.

2003 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Catalunya 1995-2003.svg
Race details
Date 4 May 2003 (2003-05-04)
Official name XLV Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.730 km (2.939 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 307.324 km (190.962 mi)
Weather Clear
Attendance 96,000
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:17.762
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:20.143 on lap 52
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Renault
Third Ferrari
The start of the 2003 Spanish Grand Prix

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q2 Time Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:17.762
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:18.020 +0.258
3 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:18.233 +0.471
4 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:18.615 +0.853
5 17   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:18.704 +0.942
6 20   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:18.881 +1.049
7 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:19.006 +1.244
8 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.128 +1.366
9 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:19.377 +1.615
10 10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 1:19.427 +1.665
11 16   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 1:19.563 +1.801
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:19.615 +1.853
13 21   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:19.623 +1.861
14 9   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1:19.646 +1.884
15 12   Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 1:20.215 +2.453
16 15   Antônio Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth 1:20.308 +2.546
17 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 1:20.976 +3.214
18 18   Justin Wilson Minardi-Cosworth 1:22.104 +4.342
19 19   Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 1:22.237 +4.475
20 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.900 +14.138
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 65 1:33:46.933 1 10
2 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 65 +5.716 3 8
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 65 +18.001 2 6
4 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 65 +1:02.022 9 5
5 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 64 +1 Lap 7 4
6 21   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 64 +1 Lap 13 3
7 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 64 +1 Lap 12 2
8 12   Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 63 +2 Laps 15 1
9 17   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 63 +2 Laps 5  
10 9   Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 63 +2 Laps 14  
11 18   Justin Wilson Minardi-Cosworth 63 +2 Laps 18  
12 19   Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 62 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 43 Engine 17  
Ret 20   Olivier Panis Toyota 41 Gearbox 6  
Ret 10   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 38 Suspension 10  
Ret 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 17 Collision 8  
Ret 16   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 12 Electrical 11  
Ret 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 0 Collision 4  
Ret 15   Antônio Pizzonia Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Launch control/Collision 16  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 20  
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • This was the first double retirement of the season for McLaren.
  • Ferrari debuted their new car, the F2003-GA at this race. GA was added to the cars name as a tribute to Gianni Agnelli, head of Fiat, who died shortly before the car's unveiling.
  • First points: Cristiano da Matta.
  • Only point: Ralph Firman.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spanish GP Saturday qualifying". motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. ^ "2003 Spanish Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Spain 2003 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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