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Japan  2003 Japan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One season
Circuit Suzuka.png
Date October 12, 2003
Official name XXIX Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
Location Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Course Permanent racing facility
5.807 km (3.608 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.771 km (191.224 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:33.237
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW
Time 1:33.408
Podium
First Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Second Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Third United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes

The 2003 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 12, 2003 at the Suzuka Circuit. At this race Michael Schumacher won his 6th World Championship, breaking Juan Manuel Fangio's record set in the 1950s. Schumacher finished 8th despite qualifying well down the field and a collision with BAR driver Takuma Sato during the race resulting in a broken front wing.

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Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 53 1:25:11.743 1 10
2 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +11.085 8 8
3 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 53 +11.614 7 6
4 17 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 53 +33.106 9 5
5 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 53 +34.269 20 4
6 16 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 53 +51.692 13 3
7 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 53 +56.794 3 2
8 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 +59.487 14 1
9 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Sauber-Petronas 53 +1:00.159 11  
10 20 France Olivier Panis Toyota 53 +1:01.844 4  
11 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 53 +1:11.005 6  
12 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 52 +1 Lap 19  
13 15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Jaguar-Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 10  
14 12 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman Jordan-Ford 51 +2 Laps 15  
15 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Minardi-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 17  
16 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa Minardi-Cosworth 50 +3 Laps 18  
Ret 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Ford 33 Out of fuel 16  
Ret 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 17 Engine 5  
Ret 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Petronas 9 Engine 12  
Ret 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 9 Hydraulics 2  

Notes

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Standings after Grand Prix

Constructors

Previous race:
2003 United States Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2003 season
Next race:
2004 Australian Grand Prix
Previous race:
2002 Japanese Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix Next race:
2004 Japanese Grand Prix

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