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Canada  2001 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 17 in the 2001 Formula One season
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Date June 10, 2001
Official name XXXIX Grand Prix Air Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
Course Street circuit
4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (189.549 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.782
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Time 1:17.205 on lap 50
First Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2001 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2001. It was the 8th round of the 2001 Formula One season.



Michael Schumacher leads brother Ralf during the first part of the race.

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 benefited 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.


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


External links

Previous race:
2001 Monaco Grand Prix
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Next race:
2001 European Grand Prix
Previous race:
2000 Canadian Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix Next race:
2002 Canadian Grand Prix
Preceded by
2000 United States Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

Succeeded by
2002 Hungarian Grand Prix


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