News On F1 - Formula 1 News, Results, Information and Statistics

F1 Merchandise

Formula 1 news, results and statistics when you need it

Formula 1 Merchandise

2000 Austrian GP News
14 - 16 July 2000  

blank.gif (809 bytes)
blank.gif (809 bytes)
Main Page
Formula 1 News
2016 F1 Schedule
2016 F1 Line-up
2015 F1 Results
F1 Teams
F1 Drivers
NewsOnF1 Mobile
10 'n' Pole
Register - Submit
F1 Regulations
The Forums
Live F1 Coverage
Time & Weather
Motorsport Shop
Motorsport Calendar

F1 Merchandise UK
F1 Merchandise USA

F1 Tours
F1 Tickets
F1 Diecast
F1 Videos
F1 Games
F1 Trivia
NewsOnF1 on Twitter
MotoGP Tickets
Past Formula 1 Seasons
2015 F1 Results
2014 F1 Results
2013 F1 Results
2012 F1 Results
2011 F1 Results
2010 F1 Results
2009 F1 Results
2008 F1 Results
2007 F1 Results
2006 F1 Results
2005 F1 Results
2004 F1 Results
2003 F1 Results

2002 F1 Results

2001 F1 Results

2000 F1 Results

1999 F1 Results

1998 F1 Results

1997 F1 Results
2010 World Cup
Contact Us
Your Say
Diagnosis & Prognosis
By the Heretic
Controversy Corner
The Real Race
By the Quali-flyer
F1 Testing
F1 Team Reports
8 'n' Pole
2006 World Cup

Download the
powered by Alexa


Practice 1
- Practice 2

Practice 1 - Practice 2  Qualifying


Drivers Championship Constructors Championship
Austrian GP Practice timed results
Austrian GP Qualifying and Race  timed results

Austrian Grand Prix Race Report.

Mika Hakkinen wins the Austrian Grand Prix convincingly beating his team-mate David Coulthard who finished 2nd 12 seconds behind. Rubens Barrichello was 3rd 33 seconds behind Hakkinen. Jacques Villeneuve was 4th ahead of a surprise Jenson Button and Mika Salo.

Only the top 3 finished on the same lap and 12 cars made it to the finish.

This result has moved McLaren ahead of Ferrari in the constructor's championship while Michael Schumacher's lead in the driver's championship has shrunk to just 6 points to David Coulthard and 8 points to Mika Hakkinen. It was another bad day for Jordan with both cars retiring before lap 10. Benetton had 1 retirement and a 9th place. Williams never expected to score 2 points after qualifying in 18th and 19th positions, they are now 3rd in the constructors championship 1 point ahead of Benetton. The result is also a confidence boost for Jenson who has been under pressure to perform. BAR looked promising before the race and a good race strategy for Jacques Villeneuve put him in 4th place scoring more points for BAR and as a result moving ahead of Jordan in the constructors championship.

Interesting facts: David Coulthard finishes 2nd for the 4th year in a row here. Coulthard has now managed to finish in all the races this season expect Australia as was disqualified in Brazil. It is Giancarlo Ficishella's first retirement of the season and Michael Schumacher's 2nd retirement in a row and his 3rd in 4 races. This is the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix of 1998 that the top 3 qualifiers finish in the same order in the race.

Austrian GP - Lap by Lap: Just minutes before the warm-up lap started, Luciano Burti is forced to start from the pit lane after he experienced problems with his race car and had to use the spare.

The race started with a 1st corner multi-car collision with several cars touching. Ricardo Zonta touched the back of Michael Schumacher's car forcing him into a spin, Jarno Trulli touched the back of Barrichello who went over the gravel to avoid a spinning Michael Schumacher but Trulli just hit Schumacher. Behind them Pedro Diniz moved across violently and touched Fisichella forcing him into the barrier, Fisichella's car bounced back onto the circuit only to stop right next to Michael Schumacher's damaged car!. Ralf Schumacher hits Fisichella and damages his front wing. Jos Verstappen also suffers damage to his front wing as a result.
The order on the track gets mixed up as some of the drivers lose positions while trying to avoid the accident. The safety car is brought in for 2 laps until all the damaged cars are cleared.

Order after lap 3 -  Mika Hakkinen ahead of David Coulthard and Mika Salo. Pedro de la Rosa, Johnny Herbert and Jenson Button make the top 6.

As soon as the safety car pits, Pedro de la Rosa manages to pass Mika Salo and Rubens Barrichello manages to pass Jenson Button and Johnny Herbert.

Frentzen retires after an oil fitting on his car fails causing him to spin into the gravel trap on lap 5.

Order after lap 10 - Mika Hakkinen ahead of David Coulthard and Pedro de la Rosa. Rubens Barrichello, Mika Salo and Johnny Herbert make the top 6.

Ralf Schumacher pits to change the front wing after being involved in the first corner incident while Jos Verstappen retires with engine problems on lap 15.
Ricardo Zonta and Pedro Diniz both receive 10 second stop and go penalties. Zonta's penalty was due to bumping into Schumacher's car while Pedro Diniz's was because he moved across Fisichella's path.

Order after lap 20 - Mika Hakkinen 6.5 seconds ahead of David Coulthard and Pedro de la Rosa. Rubens Barrichello, Mika Salo and Johnny Herbert make the top 6

Hakkinen increases the gap to 10 seconds while Alesi pits on lap 25.
Zonta attempts to pass Mazzacane without success and they touch wheels but suffer no immediate damage. Zonta manages to lap him on the following lap
17 cars running and 11 are on the same lap.
Hakkinen laps Jacques Villeneuve who is in 11 place.

Order after lap 30 - Mika Hakkinen 14 seconds ahead of David Coulthard and Pedro de la Rosa. Rubens Barrichello, Mika Salo and Johnny Herbert make the top 6

Pedro de la Rosa pits on lap 33 and retires due to gearbox trouble, Barrichello moves into 3rd place.
Mika Hakkinen laps Johnny Herbert who is in 5th place and Mika Salo in 4th. Only 3 drivers are on the same lap.

Hakkinen pits on lap 37 and Coulthard leads but has yet to stop.

Order after lap 40 - David Coulthard (yet to make a pit stop) ahead of Mika Hakkinen and Rubens Barrichello, Mika Salo and Johnny Herbert and Jenson Button make the top 6.

David Coulthard pits on lap 41 and rejoins in 2nd place while Nick Heidfeld and Jean Alesi (the team-mates) touch on lap 42 and both retire.

Rubens Barrichello pits on lap 46 and rejoins in 3rd place. Herbert pits and so does Jenson Button.

Order after lap 50 and all the top 10 runners have stopped: Mika Hakkinen leads David Coulthard by 18 seconds. Rubens Barrichello is 3rd followed by Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button and Mika Salo.

Jacques Villeneuve and the BAR crew did a fantastic job as he managed to go from 8th to 4th through the pits.

Jenson Button spins but recovers and is fighting for 5th place with Mika Salo and Johnny Herbert.

Order after lap 60: Mika Hakkinen leads David Coulthard by 15 seconds. Rubens Barrichello is 3rd followed by Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button and Mika Salo.

Zonta retires with a blown engine on lap 60 while Gaston Mazzacane gets a 10 second stop and go penalty for not letting Barrichello pass.
Ralf Schumacher spins on lap 61 due to suspected brake problems and retires.

Order after lap 65: Mika Hakkinen leads David Coulthard by 12 seconds. Rubens Barrichello is 3rd followed by Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button and Mika Salo.

David Coulthard sets the fastest lap of the race on lap 67 with a time of 1:11.783 which is a new lap record.
On the final lap Alexander Wurz attempts to pass Marc Gene in 8th position but fails allowing Pedro Diniz to overtake him.

Final Order: Mika Hakkinen ahead of David Coulthard by 12:535 seconds. Rubens Barrichello, Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button and Mika Salo make the top 6.

Note: Mika Hakkinen's car was found to have a missing seal on the electronic box and was investigated. As a result of the investigation, the stewards of the race announced that Mika Hakkinen retains his points but McLaren were fined and stripped of the 10 points for winning the race - more info

Click here for the timed results
Back to Top

We Recommend
F1 Tickets
Spanish F1 GP
Canadian F1 GP
British F1 GP
European F1 GP (Valencia)
Belgian F1 GP
Italian F1 GP
United States F1 GP
Abu Dhabi F1 GP
VIP F1 Paddock Club Tickets
MotoGP Tickets
Netherlands MotoGP
Catalunya MotoGP
Portuguese MotoGP
Valencia MotoGP
MotoGP VIP Village Tickets
more Motorsport Tours & Holidays
Australian F1 Grand Prix Tour package
Clipsal 500 Adelaide package

F1 Merchandise

Formula 1 Model Cars (Diecast)

Official 2010 F1 Season Review

Autocourse 2010 Annual

F1 World Championship Yearbook 2010

Auto Magazines

Formula 1 Books

Race Car Design Books

Ayrton Senna

Past Formula 1 Drivers

F1 Driver Biographies