GP - Race:
Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian GP
and secures his 4th Drivers' Title. Ferrari also win the Constructors'
Lap 77: Final lap. Michael leads Barrichello and is on his way to his 4th World Title and his 51st win!
Lap 76: 2 laps to go!
Lap 75: Panis returns back to the pits. Obviously his problem is terminal!
Lap 74: Michael leads Barrichello by 6.1 seconds. Michael is just dictating the pace. Barrichello won't challenge Michael and Coulthard knows that he has no chance of passing either of them. Coulthard now wants to get points to strengthen his second place in the championship.
Lap 73: Michael leads Barrichello by 6.5 seconds. Coulthard is 0.6 seconds behind Barrichello. Panis is actually back in the race, 15 laps down - clearly for testing purposes!
Lap 72: Hakkinen pits for a 3rd time. He rejoins in 5th!
Lap 71: Fisichella retires! - 12 cars remaining in the race.
Lap 70: Marques retires!
Lap 69: Marques has been lapped 4 times, Verstappen 3 times and Fisichella and de la Rosa have been lapped twice.
Lap 68: Hakkinen still 0.4 seconds behind Ralf
Lap 67: Michael to Barrichello 7.0 seconds.
Lap 66: Frentzen is off and retires. He was in 13th place.
Lap 65: 12 laps to go and both championship could be decided if the top 2 remain in their positions.
Lap 64: Order - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Montoya, Villeneuve and Alesi. Retirements: Irvine, Burti, Bernoldi, Button, Alonso, Trulli and Panis.
Lap 63: Hakkinen continues to push Ralf but without success.
Lap 62: Michael to Barrichello 7.6 seconds.
Lap 61: Ralf ahead of Hakkinen by just 0.4 seconds!
Lap 60: Mika Hakkinen has caught up with Ralf Schumacher. The gap is now under a second!
Lap 60: Michael leads Barrichello by 7.7 seconds with Coulthard 1.3 seconds behind Barrichello.
Lap 59: Order - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Montoya, Villeneuve and Alesi. Retirements: Irvine, Burti, Bernoldi, Button, Alonso, Trulli and Panis.
Lap 58: Only the top 5 are on the same lap. Panis pits and retires!
Lap 57: Michael Schumacher is slowing his pace. He is 8.4 seconds behind Barrichello. Coulthard is 1.7 seconds behind Barrichello.
Lap 56: Hakkinen is only 6.5 seconds behind Ralf Schumacher.
Lap 55: Trulli retires pulling off the track while Hakkinen pits rejoining in 5th place.
Lap 55: Order (Hakkinen yet to make a second stop) - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Heidfeld, Raikkonen, Montoya, Panis and Villeneuve. Retirements: Irvine, Burti, Bernoldi, Button and Alonso.
Lap 54: Michael Schumacher and Ferrari on their way to win both titles if both their cars don't run into problems.
Lap 54: Coulthard pits. He rejoins in 3rd behind Barrichello. A minor refuelling problem cost him second place.
Lap 53: Barrichello pits. He rejoins in 3rd place. Coulthard leads but has yet to stop.
Lap 52: Ralf Schumacher pits. He rejoins behind Hakkinen.
Lap 52: Michael Schumacher pits. He rejoins in 3rd place.
Lap 51: Barrichello is under a second behind Coulthard. He wants to retake second place through the pits.
Lap 50: Montoya pits from 7th.
Lap 49: Jarno Trulli pits from 10th. Michael leads David by 12.8 seconds.
Lap 48: Mika Hakkinen sets another fastest lap of the race with a 1:16.803.
Lap 47: Kimi Raikkonen pits. He rejoins in 8th. Michael laps Montoya in 7th place.
Lap 47: Mika Hakkinen continues to lap faster than anyone else following his pit stop.
Lap 46: Fisichella pits for his second pit stop.
Lap 45: Barrichello is catching Coulthard. He is only 1 second behind. Coulthard is not making ground on Michael, the gap remains 11.5 seconds.
Lap 44: Order - M Schumacher, Coulthard, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Panis and Trulli. Retirements: Irvine, Burti, Bernoldi, Button and Alonso.
Lap 43: The 4 Honda runners are 9th to 12th. Trulli had a bad pit stop and dropped from 5th to 10th!
Lap 42: Only the top 8 are on the same lap.
Lap 41: Mika Hakkinen is flying. He sets the fastest lap of the race so far with a 1:16.964.
Lap 40: Michael has increased the gap to Coulthard to 11.5 seconds.
Lap 39: Fernando Alonso spins out of the race.
Lap 38: Hakkinen retains 5th. It was a short stop (6.8 seconds). Could he still be on a 2 stopper ?
Lap 38: Jenson Button continues his nightmare weekend and spins on the start-finish straight. He is out of the race. Hakkinen pits.
Lap 37: Order following the first round of pits stops (Hakkinen yet to stop) - M Schumacher, Coulthard, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Panis and Trulli. Retirements: Irvine, Burti and Bernoldi.
Lap 36: Coulthard lapping slightly faster than Michael per lap. The gap down to 10.9 seconds.
Lap 35: Michael to Coulthard 11.6 seconds.
Lap 34: Mika Hakkinen has yet to stop. A single stop strategy ?
Lap 34: Michael to Coulthard 12.6 seconds. Coulthard needs to close the gap to Michael in time for the second pit stops if he is to have any chance!
Lap 34: Order - M Schumacher, Coulthard, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Hakkinen, Montoya, Trulli, Villeneuve, Alesi and Raikkonen. Retirements: Irvine, Burti and Bernoldi.
Lap 33: Coulthard pits! He overtakes Barrichello through the pits. Michael Schumacher leads.
Lap 32: Barrichello pits. Not a quick one, 9.1 seconds. Coulthard leads but has yet to pit.
Lap 31: Ralf Schumacher pits while Barrichello and Coulthard lap Trulli.
Lap 30: Jarno Trulli finally pits giving Hakkinen a bit of a break.
Lap 29: Barrichello now leads with Coulthard under a second behind. Coulthard needs a clear track if he is to have any chance in this race.
Lap 29: Michael Schumacher pits. He rejoins in front of Ralf Schumacher in 3rd.
Lap 28: Nick Heidfeld and Olivier Panis pit
Lap 27: Michael to Coulthard 13.7 seconds. Raikkonen is the first of the top 10 to pit.
Lap 26: Hakkinen tries to pass Trulli for 5th but fails and almost loses it!
Lap 25: Michael to Coulthard 9.8 seconds
Lap 25: Michael about to lap Alesi in 12th place.
Lap 24: Michael Schumacher is flying. He sets another fastest lap with a 1:17.436.
Lap 24: Order - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Trulli, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Raikkonen and Panis. Retirements: Irvine, Burti and Bernoldi.
Lap 23: Fisichella pits, Michael passes de la Rosa.
Lap 22: Alonso pits from 16th. Michael laps Fisichella and is now chasing de la Rosa.
Lap 22: Under 8 seconds separates Trulli in 5th and Panis in 10th.
Lap 21: Michael about to lap Fisichella in 14th place.
Lap 20: Michael to Coulthard 7.0 seconds
Lap 19: Frentzen pits. An early stop ? 3 stopper ?
Lap 18: Michael to Coulthard 7.5 seconds
Lap 17: Michael Schumacher sets another fastest lap with a 1:18.175.
Lap 16: Order - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Trulli, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Raikkonen and Panis. Retirements: Irvine, Burti and Bernoldi.
Lap 15: Michael Schumacher sets another fastest lap with a 1:18.256.
Lap 14: Coulthard remains stuck behind Barrichello. He is only 0.7 seconds behind but it is almost impossible to overtake.
Lap 13: Michael Schumacher has already lapped Button and Marques. Gap to Coulthard is now 5 seconds.
Lap 12: Bernoldi is out as he spins into the gravel. Barrichello is now clearly slower than Michael.
Lap 12: Michael Schumacher sets the fastest lap of the race so far with a 1:18.697. He is now pulling away from Barrichello and Coulthard.
Lap 11: Jean Alesi passes Pedro de la Rosa for 12th place.
Lap 11: Order - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Trulli, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Raikkonen and Panis. Retirements: Irvine and Burti.
Lap 10: Luciano Burti goes off into the gravel. His race is over.
Lap 10: Michael Schumacher is unable to build a gap to Barrichello and Coulthard. The gap is almost static with around 2 seconds separating the 3 cars.
Lap 9: Mika Hakkinen in 6th is very close to Trulli in 5th but this circuit is very hard to overtake on. The gap is 0.287 seconds.
Lap 8: Coulthard sets another fastest lap with a 1:18.975.
Lap 7: Jean Alesi in the Jordan is in 13th place having lost a place at the start while Frentzen is in 20th losing 4 places!
Lap 6: The top 3 continue to pull away. The gap between Michael in first and his brother in 4th is now 6.9 seconds.
Lap 5: Jenson Button gets a 10 second stop-go penalty. He is currently in 16th place. A bad weekend for Button.
Lap 4: Coulthard sets the fastest lap of the race with a time of 1:19.616. He is in 3rd place 2 seconds behind Michael Schumacher.
Lap 3: Order - M Schumacher, Barrichello, Coulthard, R Schumacher, Trulli, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Raikkonen and Panis.
Lap 2: Michael Schumacher leads Barrichello by 1.3 seconds. Coulthard under a second behind Barrichello
Lap 1: Michael Schumacher already building a gap to Rubens Barrichello!
Lap 1: Irvine retires in the gravel at the first corner. Marques goes off but recovers!
Race Start: Michael Schumacher leads from Rubens Barrichello and David Coulthard. Ralf Schumacher, Trulli and Hakkinen make the top 6. Bad start from Coulthard as he lost 1 place.
Cars are forming on the grid for the start.
Formation lap underway. Everyone gets away!
Top 10 - Grid - M Schumacher, Coulthard, Barrichello, R Schumacher, Trulli, Hakkinen, Heidfeld, Montoya, Raikkonen and Villeneuve. Formation lap in 1 minute.
The Ferrari crew are working on Michael's car on the grid possibly as a result of his small off on his way to the grid. Formation lap in 2 minutes
All the cars are now on the grid. Michael Schumacher had a small off on his way to the grid. He has taken his place at the front of the grid. Formation lap in 5 minutes
Ferrari can also clinch the Constructors' Title today if they finish first and second. Depending on where McLaren finishes they could also clinch it with a less than perfect result. Formation lap in 10 minutes
Last year Mika Hakkinen won the race after starting from third on the grid. He made a brilliant start and led from the first corner and never looked back. The top 6 on the grid last year all finished in the top 6. Formation lap in 15 minutes
David Coulthard has to finish in front of Michael Schumacher if he wants to keep his very slim title chances alive. He starts from second on the grid and was fastest this morning in the Warm-up. Coulthard also needs to maximise his points so that Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher don't get too close to his second place in the championship. Coulthard and the 2 Williams are already on the grid.
Michael Schumacher dominated Qualifying yesterday and if he continues his domination and wins the race he will be the 2001 World Champion. If he wins, he will also equal Alain Prost's record number of wins. The pit lane has opened and the cars have 15 minutes to form on the grid.
Formation lap starting at 2:00 PM local time. It is sunny with the air temperature at 31 degrees.