2001 Formula One season

sports season

The 2001 Formula One season was the 52nd edition of the championship. The Driver's Champion was Michael Schumacher. He dominated all the whole season, and won with a record margin of 58 points. Ferrari won the Constructors' Championship.

2001 FIA Formula One World Championship season
Michael Schumacher
Champion driverMichael Schumacher
Second driverDavid Coulthard
Third driverRubens Barrichello
Champion constructorFerrari
Previous season: 2000   Next season: 2002

After four years out of the sport, Renault returned as an engine supplier. Michelin returned as a tyre supplier. This was the first time Bridgestone had competition since Goodyear left the sport at the end of the 1998 season.

2001 saw the first Formula One races for future champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen. It was the last year Jean Alesi and world champion Mika Häkkinen would race in Formula One.

At the end of the 2001, the Prost team closed down due to lack of money. The French company Renault purchased the Benetton team. Benetton was renamed as the Renault F1 team.

Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds Test driver(s)
  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 L V10 B 1   Michael Schumacher All   Luca Badoer
2   Rubens Barrichello All
  West McLaren-Mercedes McLaren McLaren MP4-16 Mercedes FO110K 3.0 L V10 B 3   Mika Häkkinen All   Alexander Wurz
4   David Coulthard All
  BMW-WilliamsF1 Team Williams Williams FW23 BMW P80 3.0 L V10 M 5   Ralf Schumacher All   Marc Gené
  Jörg Müller
6   Juan Pablo Montoya All
  Mild Seven Benetton-Renault Benetton Benetton B201 Renault RS21 3.0 L V10 M 7   Giancarlo Fisichella All   Mark Webber
  Oliver Gavin
8   Jenson Button All
  Lucky Strike BAR-Honda BAR BAR 003 Honda RA001E 3.0 L V10 B 9   Olivier Panis All   Anthony Davidson
  Darren Manning
  Patrick Lemarié
  Takuma Sato
10   Jacques Villeneuve All
  B&H Jordan-Honda Jordan Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 L V10 B 11   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1–7, 9-11   Ricardo Zonta
  Ricardo Zonta 8, 12
  Jarno Trulli 13-17
12   Jarno Trulli 1-12
  Jean Alesi 13-17
  Orange Arrows-Asiatech Arrows Arrows A22 Asiatech 001 3.0 L V10 B 14   Jos Verstappen All   Johnny Herbert
15   Enrique Bernoldi All
  Red Bull Sauber-Petronas Sauber Sauber C20 Petronas 01A 3.0 L V10 B 16   Nick Heidfeld All   Felipe Massa
17   Kimi Räikkönen All
  Jaguar Racing Jaguar Racing Jaguar R2 Cosworth CR-3 3.0 L V10 M 18   Eddie Irvine All   Tomas Scheckter
19   Luciano Burti 1-4
  Pedro de la Rosa 5-17
  European Minardi F1 Minardi Minardi PS01
Minardi PS01B
European 3.0 L V10 M 20   Tarso Marques 1-14   Alex Yoong
  Alex Yoong 15-17
21   Fernando Alonso All
  Prost-Acer Prost Prost AP04 Acer 3.0 L V10 M 22   Jean Alesi 1-12   Stephane Sarrazin
  Pedro de la Rosa
  Jonathan Cochet
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen 13-17
23   Gaston Mazzacane 1-4
  Luciano Burti 5-14
  Tomáš Enge 15-17

Formula One 2001 race scheduleEdit

Rnd Race Date Location
1   Australian Grand Prix March 4 Melbourne
2   Malaysian Grand Prix March 18 Sepang
3   Brazilian Grand Prix April 1 Interlagos
4   San Marino Grand Prix April 15 Imola
5   Spanish Grand Prix April 29 Catalunya
6   Austrian Grand Prix May 13 A1-Ring
7   Monaco Grand Prix May 27 Monaco
8   Canadian Grand Prix June 10 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
9   European Grand Prix June 24 Nürburgring
10   French Grand Prix July 1 Magny-Cours
11   British Grand Prix July 15 Silverstone
12   German Grand Prix July 29 Hockenheimring
13   Hungarian Grand Prix August 19 Hungaroring
14   Belgian Grand Prix September 2 Spa-Francorchamps
15   Italian Grand Prix September 16 Monza
16   United States Grand Prix September 30 Indianapolis
17   Japanese Grand Prix October 14 Suzuka

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Rd. Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor
1   Australian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
2   Malaysian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Mika Häkkinen   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
3   Brazilian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Ralf Schumacher   David Coulthard   McLaren-Mercedes
4   San Marino Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Ralf Schumacher   Ralf Schumacher   Williams-BMW
5   Spanish Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
6   Austrian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   David Coulthard   David Coulthard   McLaren-Mercedes
7   Monaco Grand Prix   David Coulthard   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
8   Canadian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Ralf Schumacher   Ralf Schumacher   Williams-BMW
9   European Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Juan Pablo Montoya   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
10   French Grand Prix   Ralf Schumacher   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
11   British Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
12   German Grand Prix   Juan Pablo Montoya   Juan Pablo Montoya   Ralf Schumacher   Williams-BMW
13   Hungarian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Mika Häkkinen   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
14   Belgian Grand Prix   Juan Pablo Montoya   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
15   Italian Grand Prix   Juan Pablo Montoya   Ralf Schumacher   Juan Pablo Montoya   Williams-BMW
16   United States Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Juan Pablo Montoya   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
17   Japanese Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Ralf Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari

DriversEdit

Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
BRA
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
MON
 
CAN
 
EUR
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
USA
 
JPN
 
Points
1   Michael Schumacher 1 1 2 Ret 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 4 2 1 123
2   David Coulthard 2 3 1 2 5 1 5 Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 3 3 65
3   Rubens Barrichello 3 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 5 3 3 2 2 5 2 15 5 56
4   Ralf Schumacher Ret 5 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 1 4 2 Ret 1 4 7 3 Ret 6 49
5   Mika Häkkinen Ret 6 Ret 4 9 Ret Ret 3 6 DNS 1 Ret 5 4 Ret 1 4 37
6   Juan Pablo Montoya Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 Ret 8 Ret 1 Ret 2 31
7   Jacques Villeneuve Ret Ret 7 Ret 3 8 4 Ret 9 Ret 8 3 9 8 6 Ret 10 12
8   Nick Heidfeld 4 Ret 3 7 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 11 6 9 12
9   Jarno Trulli Ret 8 5 5 4 DSQ Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 8 12
10   Kimi Räikkönen 6 Ret Ret Ret 8 4 10 4 10 7 5 Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9
11   Giancarlo Fisichella 13 Ret 6 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 11 13 4 Ret 3 10 8 17 8
12   Eddie Irvine 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 6
13   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5 4 11 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 7 Ret 9 Ret 10 12 6
14   Olivier Panis 7 Ret 4 8 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret 11 9 11 13 5
15   Jean Alesi 9 9 8 9 10 10 6 5 15 12 11 6 10 6 8 7 Ret 5
16   Pedro de la Rosa Ret Ret Ret 6 8 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 5 12 Ret 3
17   Jenson Button 14 11 10 12 15 Ret 7 Ret 13 16 15 5 Ret Ret Ret 9 7 2
18   Jos Verstappen 11 7 Ret Ret 12 6 8 10 Ret 13 10 9 12 10 Ret Ret 14 1
19   Ricardo Zonta 7 Ret 0
20   Luciano Burti 8 10 Ret 11 11 11 Ret 8 12 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
21   Enrique Bernoldi Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 14 8 Ret 12 Ret 13 15 0
22   Tarso Marques Ret 14 9 Ret 16 Ret Ret 9 Ret 15 DNQ Ret Ret 13 0
23   Fernando Alonso 12 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 14 17 16 10 Ret Ret 13 Ret 11 0
24   Tomáš Enge 12 14 Ret 0
25   Gastón Mazzacane Ret 12 Ret Ret 0
26   Alex Yoong Ret Ret 16 0
Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
BRA
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
MON
 
CAN
 
EUR
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
USA
 
JPN
 
Points

Pole position in Bold.
Fastest lap in Italics.
Driver did not finish the Grand Prix. Driver was classified (ranked) because they finished over 90% of the race.

Key
Colour Gold Silver Bronze Green Blue Purple Red Black White Light blue
Result Winner 2nd place 3rd place Points finish Non-points finish Did not finish (Ret) Did not qualify (DNQ) Disqualified (DSQ) Did not start (DNS) Practiced only (PO)
Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP) Excluded (EX) Did not arrive (DNA) Withdrew entry before the event (WD)


ConstructorsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
 
MAL
 
BRA
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
MON
 
CAN
 
EUR
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
USA
 
JPN
 
Points
1   Ferrari 1 1 1 2 Ret 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 4 2 1 179
2 3 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 5 3 3 2 2 5 2 15 5
2   McLaren-Mercedes 3 Ret 6 Ret 4 9 Ret Ret 3 6 DNS 1 Ret 5 4 Ret 1 4 102
4 2 3 1 2 5 1 5 Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 3 2 Ret 3 3
3   Williams-BMW 5 Ret 5 Ret 1 Ret Ret Ret 1 4 2 Ret 1 4 7 3 Ret 6 80
6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 Ret 8 Ret 1 Ret 2
4   Sauber-Petronas 16 4 Ret 3 7 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 6 Ret 11 6 9 21
17 6 Ret Ret Ret 8 4 10 4 10 7 5 Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret
5   Jordan-Honda 11 5 4 11 6 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 8 7 Ret 10 6 8 7 Ret 19
12 Ret 8 5 5 4 DSQ Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 8
6   BAR-Honda 9 7 Ret 4 8 7 5 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret 11 9 11 13 17
10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 3 8 4 Ret 9 Ret 8 3 9 8 6 Ret 10
7   Benetton-Renault 7 13 Ret 6 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 11 13 4 Ret 3 10 8 17 10
8 14 11 10 12 15 Ret 7 Ret 13 16 15 5 Ret Ret Ret 9 7
8   Jaguar-Cosworth 18 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 Ret 9
19 8 10 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 5 12 Ret
9   Prost-Acer 22 9 9 8 9 10 10 6 5 15 12 11 6 Ret 9 Ret 10 12 4
23 Ret 12 Ret Ret 11 11 Ret 8 12 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 14 Ret
10   Arrows-Asiatech 14 11 7 Ret Ret 12 6 8 10 Ret 13 10 9 12 10 Ret Ret 14 1
15 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 14 8 Ret 12 Ret 13 15
11   Minardi-European 20 Ret 14 9 Ret 16 Ret Ret 9 Ret 15 DNQ Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 0
21 12 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 14 17 16 10 Ret Ret 13 Ret 11
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
 
MAL
 
BRA
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
AUT
 
MON
 
CAN
 
EUR
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
USA
 
JPN
 
Points

Pole position in Bold.
Fastest lap in Italics.
Car did not finish the Grand Prix. Car was classified (ranked) because it finished over 90% of the race distance.

Key
Colour Gold Silver Bronze Green Blue Purple Red Black White Light blue
Result Winner 2nd place 3rd place Points finish Non-points finish Did not finish (Ret) Did not qualify (DNQ) Disqualified (DSQ) Did not start (DNS) Practiced only (PO)
Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP) Excluded (EX) Did not arrive (DNA) Withdrew entry before the event (WD)