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Malaysia  2001 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 17 in the 2001 Formula One season
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Date March 18, 2001
Official name X Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit
Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Course Permanent racing facility
5.543 km (3.376 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 304.865 km (185.680 mi)
Scheduled Distance 56 laps, 310.408 km (189.056 mi)
Weather Early Monsoon, Dry Later
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:35.220
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:40.962 on lap 48
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes

Results from the 2001 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix held at Sepang on March 18, 2001.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 55 1:47:34.801 1 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 55 +23.660 2 6
3 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 55 +28.555 8 4
4 11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Honda 55 +46.543 9 3
5 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 55 +48.233 3 2
6 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 55 +48.606 4 1
7 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Arrows-Asiatech 55 +1:21.560 18  
8 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Jordan-Honda 54 +1 Lap 5  
9 22 France Jean Alesi Prost-Acer 54 +1 Lap 13  
10 19 Brazil Luciano Burti Jaguar-Cosworth 54 +1 Lap 15  
11 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Benetton-Renault 53 +2 Laps 17  
12 23 Argentina Gastón Mazzacane Prost-Acer 53 +2 Laps 19  
13 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Minardi-European 52 +3 Laps 21  
14 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Minardi-European 51 +4 Laps 20  
Ret 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Renault 31 Fuel Pressure 16  
Ret 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Honda 3 Spun off 7  
Ret 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 3 Spun off 11  
Ret 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Arrows-Asiatech 3 Spun off 22  
Ret 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 3 Spun off 6  
Ret 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jaguar-Cosworth 3 Water Leak 12  
Ret 9 France Olivier Panis BAR-Honda 1 Oil Leak 10  
Ret 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Sauber-Petronas 0 Driveshaft 14  

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 20
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 10
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 10
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 3
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 30
2 United Kingdom McLarenMercedes 11
3 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Honda 5
4 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 4
5 United Kingdom WilliamsBMW 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Notes

  • Fastest Lap: Mika Häkkinen 1m 40.962s
  • Juan Pablo Montoya did not start the race from the grid.
  • Ralf Schumacher had spun off and dropped right down the order at the start of the race in turn 1.
  • This race was run under wet/dry conditions.
  • Before all the cars even started the race, Kimi Räikkönen's Sauber was already stuck. It was originally said that Kimi had transmission problems but later confirmed as a drive shaft problem.
  • Arrows driver Jos Verstappen ran a high of 2nd position in the race, despite starting the race from 18th position
Previous race:
2001 Australian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2001 season
Next race:
2001 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
2000 Malaysian Grand Prix
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2002 Malaysian Grand Prix
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