2001 Canadian Grand Prix

Results from the 2001 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2001.


This race created history for it was the first time two brothers finished first and second in a race.

This time Michael Schumacher was out-raced by his younger brother Ralf who had a much more powerful car for this race.

However with Michael finishing second it only strengthened his championship lead after his nearest challenger David Coulthard retired with mechanical problems.

It was a thrilling battle between the two brothers, Michael lead away at the start, but there was problems behind when Fisichella broke his suspension on the back of his team-mate, then Eddie Irvine clashed with Nick Heidfeld, both were out.

Then about 20 laps into the race Montoya crashed into the wall and Barrichello also crashed trying to avoid him, his traction control wasn't working which didn't help, this brought out the safety car briefly while the wreck was cleared.

The race was decided when Ralf Schumacher drove a series of stunning laps after Michael had pitted, so when Ralf came in he was a long way ahead.

Ralf Schumacher cruised home to take his second win of the season with his brother Michael Schumacher coming home second, history was made, it was a first podium of the season for double world champion Mika Häkkinen who benefitted from the high amount of retirements, it was still a subdued flying finn though.

Towards the end the Arrows team looked likely to score a valuable point but Jos Verstappen crashed when his brakes failed.

It was also jubilant scenes at Prost when Jean Alesi finished 5th then threw his helmet into the crowd after the race.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 69 1:34:31.522 2 10
2 1 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 69 +20.235 1 6
3 3 Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 69 +40.672 8 4
4 17 Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 69 +1:08.116 7 3
5 22 Jean Alesi Prost-Acer 69 +1:10.435 16 2
6 19 Pedro de la Rosa Jaguar-Cosworth 68 +1 Lap 14 1
7 11 Ricardo Zonta Jordan-Honda 68 +1 Lap 12  
8 23 Luciano Burti Prost-Acer 68 +1 Lap 19  
9 20 Tarso Marques Minardi-European 66 +3 Laps 21  
10 14 Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 65 Brakes 13  
11 12 Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 63 Brakes 4  
Ret 4 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 54 Engine 3  
Ret 9 Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 38 Brakes 6  
Ret 10 Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 34 Halfshaft 9  
Ret 15 Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 24 Engine 17  
Ret 6 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 19 Accident 10  
Ret 2 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 19 Spun off 5  
Ret 8 Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 17 Oil Leak 20  
Ret 21 Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 7 Transmission 22  
Ret 16 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 1 Collision 11  
Ret 18 Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 1 Collision 15  
Ret 7 Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 0 Collision 18  


External links

Search another word or see 2001_Canadian_Grand_Prixon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature