Michael Schumacher – Ten of his Best Races

As Michael Schumacher continues to remain in hospital after his terrible skiing accident, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of his best drives of his racing career, which spanned over twenty years and over 300 races.

On Friday, Schumacher turned 45 in a coma in a hospital bed. Lois (@LoisMarketing) and Sarah (@F1_Fans_Updates) on twitter combined to campaign for fans to wear #RedForSchumi, and the 170 responses can be seen here:

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Ten of the Best Michael Schumacher Races

10 – 1991 Belgian Grand Prix – Started – 7th – Race – Did not Finish
Where it all began, and it began when a Belgian by the name of Bertrand Gachot, driver for the Jordan Ford team, was imprisoned in the United Kingdom for an altercation with a taxi driver. Mercedes-contracted driver Schumacher was given the drive at the eleventh hour, and immediately impressed. He managed to out-qualify his team-mate Andrea de Cesaris by seven tenths of a second, and lined-up seventh on the grid. His clutch burnt out at the start, but he had made an impression that would see him jump to the Benetton team for the following round in Monza, Italy.

9 – 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix – Started – 10th – Race – 4th
An early pit stop for a puncture when he clipped Giancarlo Fisichella’s Renault put Schumacher well out of the picture, losing almost a whole lap to his Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa. However here begun one of the best fight backs of Schumacher’s career. A number of very quick laps saw him charge through the field, and after his next pit stop on lap 47 he was eighth on track. He subsequently managed to pass Rubens Barrichello, Fisichella and Kimi Raikkonen (Nick Heidfeld had retired ahead of him) to finish an impressive fourth, barely five seconds off second and third placed men Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. And all of this when he was due to retire post-race! We would not see Schumacher again in an F1 race until the 2010 Australian Grand Prix.

8 – 1994 Spanish Grand Prix – Started – 1st – Race – 2nd
Schumacher was going for six straight wins from the beginning of the season, but this was perhaps his best race of his first championship-winning season of 1994. Damon Hill might have won the race, but Schumacher’s Benetton was stuck in fifth gear for the majority of the race, including two pit stops! It was a mighty effort to finish only 24 seconds off the win.

7 – 2000 Italian Grand Prix – Started – 1st – Race – 1st
The race was marred by the death of a marshal, but Schumacher in his Ferrari dominated from start to finish to equal the number of race wins of the late Ayrton Senna. When asked about what it meant to him to equal the Brazilian’s record, Schumacher burst into tears, obviously very emotional.

6 – 1995 European Grand Prix – Started – 3rd – Race – 1st
On a damp track, Ferrari driver Jean Alesi started the race on dry tyres whereas Schumacher in his Benetton and the majority of the rest of the field started on wets and were forced to stop early for dry tyres. When Schumacher made his second stop on lap 52, he was second behind Alesi, but delivered fastest lap after fastest lap to close the gap and overtook the Frenchman at the chicane with two laps to go. It was a great performance from the German.

5 – 2005 San Marino Grand Prix – Started – 13th – Finished – 2nd
Stuck behind Jarno Trulli for a number of laps, Schumacher began his charge and began to catch long-time race leader Fernando Alonso in an impressive manner. He overtook BAR driver Jenson Button for second place, and when he emerged from his last pit stop on lap 50, the Ferrari driver was right on the Spaniards tail, where he remained for the final 12 laps of the race, despite making every effort to overtake.

4 – 1995 Belgian Grand Prix – Started – 16th – Finished – 1st
After struggling in the wet qualifying, Schumacher began climbing through the field, overtaking cars quickly. He took the lead when leader Damon Hill pitted for wet tyres when it began to rain, but Schumacher stuck it out on dry tyres, culminating in an epic battle for the lead over a number of laps. Hill pitted again for dry tyres, just as the rain reappeared. Both drivers pitted for wet tyres this time – under a safety car appearance – and Schumacher went on to win by almost 20 seconds.

3 – 2000 Japanese Grand Prix – Started – 1st – Finished – 1st
A poor start from pole position put Schumacher in his Ferrari behind his main championship rival, double World Champion Mika Hakkinen in his McLaren. When it began to drizzle late on however, a quick pit stop put him ahead, and he had finally won the championship for Ferrari after this race, after coming so close in previous attempts.

2 – 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix – Started – 3rd – Finished – 1st
On a regular two-stop pit strategy, Schumacher was odds-on for a third place finish with overtaking as difficult as it is on the Hungaroring track. However, an early switch to a three-stop strategy, and a number of qualifying style fastest laps saw Schumacher triumph by almost ten seconds ahead of David Coulthard in his McLaren. It was an amazing drive on track, and a lot of praise went to Ross Brawn on the pit wall for the strategy change.

1 – 1996 Spanish Grand Prix – Started – 3rd – Finished – 1st
Schumacher’s first Ferrari victory, in torrential rain at the Circuit de Catalunya, was a masterly display of driving in the rain. No one was near him, and on occasions he was lapping over three seconds a lap faster than anyone else. He overtook both Jean Alesi and Jacques Villeneuve to lead the race by lap 13, and won the race by over 45 seconds. It was a brilliant drive by the ‘rainmaster’.

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Taking into account Michael Schumacher raced in over 300 races during his career, for the Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes teams, it was quite a challenge to pick just ten of his best races.

Feel free to comment about which races of Schumacher’s glistening career stand out for you!

The Best of my Generation – Allan McNish

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There are many drivers during the time I’ve been watching motorsport that could lay claim to being the best.  I am a big fan of all open-wheel motor racing, but the driver I feel is the best of my generation has made his name in recent years racing with a roof over his head in the World Endurance Championship – Allan McNish.

In my opinion McNish has been one of Britain’s best-kept secrets.  He did not get the plaudits like the Lewis Hamilton’s or Jenson Button’s do in Formula 1, but did his job on track in a professional and speedy manner that brought him regular success and race victories, including three outright wins at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

He did race in Formula 1 briefly, for Toyota in their first year in the sport in 2002, but the car was not up to scratch and the Scotsman failed to score points, a seventh place in the Malaysian Grand Prix his best result.  He had been linked with F1 much earlier than that however, his performances in the early days of his career (circa 1990-1992) in F3000 attracted the attention of both Benetton and McLaren, and he tested for both.  Neither lead to a race drive however, and he had to resort to sports car racing to continue his career.

His first venture into sports cars was with Porsche in 1997, though it ended with early retirement.  However his first Le Mans victory followed the following year, teaming up with Frenchmen Laurent Aïello and Stéphane Ortelli.  However it was his move to Audi that made the man.

A second Le Mans win was achieved in 2008 with Danish Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen and Italian Rinaldo Capello, with a third this year, again with Kristensen and with Frenchman Loic Duval.  He has also finished the great race second on two more occasions, and third four more times.  He also won the American Le Mans Series twice in 2006 and 2007, having won multiple races over the years.  2007 saw him win nine races out of twelve, and finished second the other three times!

McNish retires this year having won Le Mans AND the World Endurance Championship alongside Kristensen and Duval.  He bows out at the top of his game, just like another Scotsman – Jackie Stewart – did in Formula 1 at the end of 1973.

In my opinion, Allan McNish is the best driver of my generation.  He has won many races in a glittering career, and many a title too.  Finishing on the podium at Le Mans an amazing nine times is a fantastic achievement.  He also goes out with the respect of everyone he’s worked for and raced against, and is a true gentleman.  The world of sports car racing will be a poorer place without him.

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The Champions of 2013 in Motorsport – The Roll of Honour!

Formula 1 World Championship – Sebastian Vettel – Germany – Red Bull Racing

GP2 Series – Fabio Leimer – Switzerland – Racing Engineering

GP3 Series – Daniil Kvyat – Russia – MW Arden

Formula Renault 3.5 Series – Kevin Magnussen – Denmark – DAMS

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 – Pierre Gasly – France – Tech 1 Racing

Eurocup Megane Trophy – Mirko Bortolotti – Italy – Oregon Team

Eurocup Clio – Josh Files – Great Britain – Team Pyro

Formula Renault 2.0 North European Cup – Matt Parry – Great Britain – Fortec Motorsports

Formula Renault 2.0 Alps – Antonio Fuoco – Italy – Prema Junior

Auto GP World Series – Vittorio Ghirelli – Italy – Super Nova International

European Formula 3 Championship – Raffaele Marciello – Italy – Prema Powerteam

British Formula Three –  International ClassJordan KingGreat Britain – Carlin

British Formula Three – National Class – Sun Zheng – China – CF Racing

German Formula Three – Marvin Kirchhofer – Germany – Lotus

European F3 Open – Ed Jones – United Arab Emirates – Team West-Tec F3

F3 Cup – Alex Craven – Great Britain – Lanan Racing

Super Formula – Naoki Yamamoto – Japan – Team Mugen

All-Japan Formula Three – Yuichi Nakayama – Japan – Petronas Team TOM’S TOM’S Spirit

IndyCar Series – Scott Dixon – New Zealand – Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Indy Lights – Sage Karem – United States – Schmidt Peterson Racing

Pro Mazda Championship – Matthew Brabham – Australia – Andretti Autosport

USF2000 Championship – Scott Hargrove – Canada – Cape Motorsports

NASCAR Sprint Cup – Jimmie Johnson – United States – Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR Nationwide Series – Austin Dillon – United States – Richard Childress Racing

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Matt Crafton – United States – ThorSport Racing

World Endurance Championship – LMP1 – Allan Mcnish – Great Britain, Tom Kristensen – Denmark, Loic Duval – France – Audi Sport Team Joest

World Endurance Championship – LMP2 – Bertrand Baguette – Belgium, Martin Plowman – Great Britain, Ricardo Rodriguez – Venezuela – Oak Racing

World Endurance Championship – GTE Pro – Gianmaria Bruni – AF Corse

World Endurance Championship – GTE Am – Jamie Campbell-Walter – Great Britain, Stuart Hall – Great Britain – Aston Martin Racing

Blancpain Endurance Championship – Pro Cup – Maximilian Buhk – Germany – HTP Motorsport

Blancpain Endurance Championship – Pro Am Cup – Lucas Ordonez – Spain – Nissan GT Academy Team RJN

Blancpain Endurance Championship – Gentlemen’s Trophy – Jean-Luc Blanchemain – France, Jean-Luc Beaubelique – France, Patrice Goueslard – France – SOFREV Auto Sport Promotion

FIA GT Series – Pro Cup – Stephane Ortelli – Monaco, Laurens Vanthoor – Belgium – Belgian Audi Club Team WRT

FIA GT Series – Pro-Am Cup – Cesar Campanico – Portugal, Carlos Vieira – Portugal – Team Novadriver

FIA GT Series – Gentlemen’s Trophy – Petr Charouz – Czech Republic, Jan Stovicek – Czech Republic – HTP Gravity Charouz

European Le Mans Series – LMP2 – Pierre Ragues – France, Nelson Panciatici – France – Signature Alpine

European Le Mans Series – LMPC – Paul Loup Chatin – France, Gary Hirsch – France – Team Endurance Challenge

European Le Mans Series – LMGTE – Johnny Mowlem – Great Britain, Matt Griffin – Ireland – Ram Racing

European Le Mans Series – GTC – Fabio Babini – Italy, Kirill Ladygin – Russia, Viktor Shaitar – Russia – SMP Racing

Asian Le Mans Series – LMP2 – David Cheng – United States – Oak Racing

Asian Le Mans Series – GTE – Naoki Yokomizo – Japan, Akira Iida – Japan, Shogo Mitsuyama – Japan – Team Taisan Ken Endless

Asian Le Mans Series – GTC – Andrea Bertolini – Italy, Michele Rugolo – Italy, Steve Wyatt – Australia – AF Corse

American Le Mans Series – P1 – Klaus Graf – Germany, Lucas Luhr – Germany – Muscle Milk Pickett Racing

American Le Mans Series – P2 – Scott Tucker – United States – Level 5 Motorsports

American Le Mans Series – PC – Mike Guasch – United States – PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports

American Le Mans Series – GT – Antonio Garcia – Spain, Jan Magnussen – Denmark – Corvette Racing

American Le Mans Series – GTC – Jeroen Bleekemolen – Netherlands, Cooper MacNeil – United States – Alex Job Racing

Rolex Sports Car Series – Daytona Prototypes – Max Angelelli – Italy, Jordan Taylor – United States – Wayne Taylor Racing

Rolex Sports Car Series – Grand Touring – Alessandro Balzan – Italy – Scuderia Corsa

Rolex Sports Car Series – GX Class – Jim Norman – United States – BGB Motorsports

International GT Open – Super GT – Andrea Montermini – Italy – Scuderia Villorba Corse

International GT Open – GTS – Giorgio Pantano – Italy – Bhai Tech Racing

International GT Open – Gentlemen’s Trophy – Alexander Talkanitsa Sr – AT Racing

Super GT – GT500 – Kohei Hirate – Japan, Yuji Tachikawa – Japan – Lexus Team Zent Cerumo

Super GT – GT300 – Hideki Mutoh – Japan, Yuhki Nakayama – Japan – Team Mugen

International V8 Supercars Championship – Jamie Whincup – Australia – Triple Eight Race Engineering

Porsche Supercup – Nicki Thiim – Denmark – Attempto Racing

World Touring Car Championship – Yvan Muller – France – RML

DTM Championship – Mike Rockenfeller – Germany – Phoenix Racing Audi

European Touring Car Cup – Super 2000 – Petr Fulin – Czech Republic – Krenek Motorsport

European Touring Car Cup – Super 1600 – Kevin Krammes – Germany – Ravenol Team

European Touring Car Cup – Single-Makes Trophy – Mario Dablander – Austria – HRS Motorsport

British Touring Car Championship – Andrew Jordan – Great Britain – Pirtek Racing

Superstars Series – Gianni Morbidelli – Italy – Audi Sport Italia

British Formula Ford Championship – Dan Cammish – Great Britain – JTR

BRDC Formula 4 Championship – Jake Hughes – Great Britain – Lanan Racing

Formula Abarth – Alessio Rovera – Italy – Cram Motorsport

ADAC Formel Masters – Alessio Picariello – Germany – ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg

ADAC GT Masters – Diego Alessi – Italy, Daniel Keilwitz – Germany – Callaway Competition

F1 Through The Years – Part 13 – 2010-2013

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2010
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 14 March 2010 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
2 – 28 March 2010 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
3 – 04 April 2010 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
4 – 18 April 2010 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
5 – 09 May 2010 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
6 – 16 May 2010 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
7 – 30 May 2010 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
8 – 13 June 2010 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
9 – 27 June 2010 – European Grand Prix – Valencia
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
10 – 11 July 2010 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
11 – 25 July 2010 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
12 – 01 August 2010 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
13 – 29 August 2010 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
14 – 12 September 2010 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
15 – 26 September 2010 – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
16 – 10 October 2010 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
17 – 24 October 2010 – Korean Grand Prix – Yeongam
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
18 – 07 November 2010 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Nico Hulkenberg – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
19 – 14 November 2010 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Sebastian Vettel – GER – Red Bull Renault – 256 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Ferrari – 252 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Mark Webber – AUS – Red Bull Renault – 242 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 240 Points – 3 Wins
5 – Jenson Button – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 214 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 144 Points
7 – Nico Rosberg – GER – Mercedes-Benz – 142 Points
8 – Robert Kubica – POL – Renault – 136 Points
9 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Mercedes-Benz – 72 Points
10 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Williams Cosworth – 47 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Red Bull Renault – AUT – 498 Points – 9 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 454 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 396 Points – 5 Wins

2011
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 27 March 2011 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
2 – 10 April 2011 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
3 – 17 April 2011 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
4 – 08 May 2011 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
5 – 22 May 2011 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
6 – 29 May 2011 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
7 – 12 June 2011 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
8 – 26 June 2011 – European Grand Prix – Valencia
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
9 – 10 July 2011 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
10 – 24 July 2011 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
11 – 31 July 2011 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 28 August 2011 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
13 – 11 September 2011 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
14 – 25 September 2011 – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
15 – 09 October 2011 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
16 – 16 October 2011 – Korean Grand Prix – Yeongam
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
17 – 30 October 2011 – Indian Grand Prix – Buddh International Circuit
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
18 – 13 November 2011 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
19 – 27 November 2011 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault

*Bahrain Grand Prix cancelled due to political unrest in the country*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Sebastian Vettel – GER – Red Bull Renault – 392 Points – 11 Wins
2 – Jenson Button – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 270 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Mark Webber – AUS – Red Bull Renault – 258 Points – 1 Win
4 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Ferrari – 257 Points – 1 Win
5 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 227 Points – 3 Wins
6 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 118 Points
7 – Nico Rosberg – GER – Mercedes-Benz – 89 Points
8 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Mercedes-Benz – 76 Points
9 – Adrian Sutil – GER – Force India Mercedes – 42 Points
10 – Vitaly Petrov – RUS – Renault – 37 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Red Bull Renault – AUT – 650 Points – 12 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 497 Points – 6 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 375 Points – 1 Win

2012
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 18 March 2012 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
2 – 25 March 2012 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
3 – 15 April 2012 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Nico Rosberg – Winner: Nico Rosberg – Mercedes
4 – 22 April 2012 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
5 – 13 May 2012 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Pastor Maldonado – Winner: Pastor Maldonado – Williams-Renault
6 – 27 May 2012 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
7 – 10 June 2012 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
8 – 24 June 2012 – European Grand Prix – Valencia
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
9 – 08 July 2012 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
10 – 22 July 2012 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
11 – 29 July 2012 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 02 September 2012 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes
13 – 09 September 2012 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
14 – 23 September 2012 – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
15 – 07 October 2012 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
16 – 14 October 2012 – Korean Grand Prix – Yeongam
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
17 – 28 October 2012 – Indian Grand Prix – Buddh International Circuit
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
18 – 04 November 2012 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Lotus-Renault
19 – 18 November 2012 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
20 – 25 November 2012 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Jenson Button – McLaren-Mercedes

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Sebastian Vettel – GER – Red Bull Renault – 281 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Ferrari – 278 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – Lotus Renault – 207 Points – 1 Win
4 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 190 Points – 4 Wins
5 – Jenson Button – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 188 Points – 3 Wins
6 – Mark Webber – AUS – Red Bull Renault – 179 Points – 2 Wins
7 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 122 Points
8 – Romain Grosjean – FRA – Lotus Renault – 96 Points
9 – Nico Rosberg – GER – Mercedes-Benz – 93 Points – 1 Win
10 – Sergio Perez – MEX – Sauber Ferrari – 66 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Red Bull Renault – AUT – 460 Points – 7 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 400 Points – 3 Wins
3 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 378 Points – 5 Wins

2013
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 17 March 2013 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Lotus-Renault
2 – 24 March 2013 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
3 – 14 April 2013 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
4 – 21 April 2013 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Nico Rosberg – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
5 – 12 May 2013 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Nico Rosberg – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Ferrari
6 – 26 May 2013 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Nico Rosberg – Winner: Nico Rosberg – Mercedes
7 – 09 June 2013 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
8 – 30 June 2013 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Nico Rosberg – Mercedes
9 – 07 July 2013 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
10 – 28 July 2013 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
11 – 25 August 2013 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
12 – 08 September 2013 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
13 – 22 September 2013 – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
14 – 06 October 2013 – Korean Grand Prix – Yeongam
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
15 – 13 October 2013 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
16 – 27 October 2013 – Indian Grand Prix – Buddh International Circuit
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
17 – 03 November 2013 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
18 – 17 November 2013 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
19 – 24 November 2013 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Sebastian Vettel – GER – Red Bull Renault – 397 Points – 13 Wins
2 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Ferrari – 242 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Mark Webber – AUS – Red Bull Renault – 199 Points
4 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – Mercedes-Benz – 189 Points – 1 Win
5 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – Lotus Renault – 183 Points – 1 Win
6 – Nico Rosberg – GER – Mercedes-Benz – 171 Points – 2 Wins
7 – Romain Grosjean – FRA – Lotus Renault – 132 Points
8 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 112 Points
9 – Jenson Button – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 73 Points
10 – Nico Hulkenberg – GER – Sauber Ferrari – 51 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Red Bull Renault – AUT – 596 Points – 13 Wins
2 – Mercedes-Benz – GER – 360 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 354 Points – 2 Wins

Raffaele Marciello – The Next Italian Ferrari F1 Driver?

The last Italian driver to race a full season for the legendary Ferrari team was, unbelievably, the late Michele Alboreto back during the 1988 Formula 1 season. Since then, a few Italians have tried to live up to the hype of being an Italian in the premiere team in Italy but with not much success.

Gianni Morbidelli raced once for the team, replacing Alain Prost for the infamous 14-lap 1991 Australian Grand Prix after the Frenchman was sacked, but another drive for the team was not forthcoming despite finishing sixth in the torrential rain of Adelaide. The following year Ivan Capelli drove for the Scuderia for fourteen out of sixteen races but was dropped for the final two after disappointing results.  His replacement for those final races of 1992, Nicola Larini, faired little better, though he did score a podium finish in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix while replacing an injured Jean Alesi in the team, a result that goes largely unnoticed due to the tragedy that beset that dark weekend.

It would be the 15 years later at the 2009 European Grand Prix on the Valencia street circuit that you would next see an Italian racing a Ferrari in Formula 1, with long-time test driver Luca Badoer finally given a shot after Felipe Massa suffered a season ending injury at the Hungarian Grand Prix.  However two extremely disappointing outings saw him dropped for another Italian in the name of Giancarlo Fisichella, who moved over from the Force India team.  Results for Fisichella were hardly any better than Badoer however, and he was not retained for 2010.

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All this could change over the next few years however, with the Ferrari young driver programme unearthing a very quick eighteen-year-old by the name of Raffaele Marciello.  The young Italian has just won the European Formula Three Championship, and has done very well ever since be made his single-seater debut back in 2010 in the Formula Abarth series.

Racing for the JD Motorsport in Formula Abarth, the talent was obvious when, as a fifteen-year-old, he won the first race of the season at Misano, following it up with another win at the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti in August, before finishing third in the championship behind Frenchman Brandon Maïsano and Swiss driver Patric Niederhauser.  He also won one of the races at the non-championship event at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps track.  His performance on track caught the eye of Ferrari, and along with Maïsano, was signed to the Ferrari Driver Academy.

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For 2011, Marciello stepped up from the Abarth series to the Italian Formula Three Championship, signing with the Prema Powerteam outfit.  He finished on the podium first time out at the Autodromo di Franciacorta in third place, and won race two at Misano at the next event.  A second win followed at the Adria International Raceway, and with three other visits to the podium secured third in the championship, behind champion and fellow Italian Sergio Campana and runner-up Michael Lewis of the United States.

He remained with Prema Powerteam for 2012, and ran a dual-campaign in the European Formula Three Championship and the Formula 3 Euro Series.  It the European F3 series, he finished second in the championship, winning seven races, including an amazing run of five consecutive races at Pau (both races), Brands Hatch (both races), and the first race at the Red Bull Ring.  He was beaten the to the title by Spaniard and fellow Prema driver Daniel Juncadella.  In the F3 Euro Series, he finished third in the championship, again behind Juncadella who won the title again, but also behind German racer Pascal Wehrlein.  He won six races on the road (at Hockenheim, twice at Brands Hatch, the Red Bull Ring, Noisiring and Valencia) and claimed one more when a guest driver ahead of him – Alexander Sims, who was ineligible for points – finished ahead of him on the road (at the Nurburgring).

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During the off-season, he travelled to the other side of the world to race in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand with the M2 Competition team.  He won once at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park before finishing ninth in the championship.

For 2013, Marciello continued in the European Formula Three Championship, again with Prema Powerteam, winning thirteen times on his way to the championship, his first title in his short career.  He won the first race of the season at Monza, and won on every track the series raced on apart from the Red Bull Ring and Zandvoort.  He won all three races at the Nurburgring, a very rare feat in the series.  He defeated highly rated Swede Felix Rosenqvist into second place in the final standings of the championship.

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So what is next for Raffaele Marciello?  Since the end of the European F3 Championship, he has tested for Trident Racing and Racing Engineering in GP2 series cars, and for DAMS, Tech 1 Racing, Strakka Racing and Arden Caterham in Formula Renault 3.5 series cars, with a view to racing in one or the other series in 2014.  It is not out of the question that Ferrari could place him in both series, as they do not clash, apart from at Monaco.  However it is most likely he will end up in one of them rather than both.  As to which, no one knows as of yet.

But what is certain, Raffaele Marciello is one of the brightest, up-and-coming drivers coming through the young driver ranks right now.  Ferrari have a genuine superstar in their academy, and it is likely he will be in Formula 1 sooner rather than later.  If he continues on the steep development curve, he could be the next Italian Ferrari driver in F1, and the first Italian Ferrari race winner since Alboreto.

F1 Through The Years – Part 12 – 2005-2009

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Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 06 March 2005 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Giancarlo Fisichella – Winner: Giancarlo Fisichella – Renault
2 – 20 March 2005 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
3 – 03 April 2005 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
4 – 24 April 2005 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
5 – 08 May 2005 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
6 – 22 May 2005 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
7 – 29 May 2005 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Nick Heidfeld – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
8 – 12 June 2005 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
9 – 19 June 2005 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Jarno Trulli – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
10 – 03 July 2005 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
11 – 10 July 2005 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 24 July 2005 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
13 – 31 July 2005 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
14 – 21 August 2005 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
15 – 04 September 2005 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – McLaren-Mercedes
16 – 11 September 2005 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
17 – 25 September 2005 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – McLaren-Mercedes
18 – 09 October 2005 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Ralf Schumacher – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
19 – 16 October 2005 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Renault – 133 Points – 7 Wins
2 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 112 Points – 7 Wins
3 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 62 Points – 1 Win
4 – Juan Pablo Montoya – COL – McLaren Mercedes – 60 Points – 3 Wins
5 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Renault – 58 Points – 1 Win
6 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Toyota – 45 Points
7 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Toyota – 43 Points
8 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Ferrari – 38 Points
9 – Jenson Button – GBR – BAR Honda – 37 Points
10 – Mark Webber – AUS – Williams-BMW – 36 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Renault – FRA – 191 Points – 8 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 182 Points – 10 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 100 Points – 1 Win

2006
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 12 March 2006 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
2 – 19 March 2006 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Giancarlo Fisichella – Winner: Giancarlo Fisichella – Renault
3 – 02 April 2006 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
4 – 23 April 2006 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
5 – 07 May 2006 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
6 – 14 May 2006 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
7 – 28 May 2006 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
8 – 11 June 2006 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
9 – 25 June 2006 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
10 – 02 July 2006 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
11 – 16 July 2006 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
12 – 30 July 2006 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
13 – 06 August 2006 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Jenson Button – Honda
14 – 27 August 2006 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
15 – 10 September 2006 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
16 – 01 October 2006 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
17 – 08 October 2006 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
18 – 22 October 2006 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Renault – 134 Points – 7 Wins
2 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 121 Points – 7 Wins
3 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 80 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Renault – 72 Points – 1 Win
5 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 65 Points
6 – Jenson Button – GBR – Honda – 56 Points – 1 Win
7 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Honda – 30 Points
8 – Juan Pablo Montoya – COL – McLaren Mercedes – 26 Points
9 – Nick Heidfeld – GER – BMW Sauber – 23 Points
10 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Toyota – 20 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Renault – FRA – 206 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 201 Points – 9 Wins
3 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 110 Points

2007
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 18 March 2007 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
2 – 08 April 2007 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Fernando Alonso – McLaren-Mercedes
3 – 15 April 2007 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
4 – 13 May 2007 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
5 – 27 May 2007 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – McLaren-Mercedes
6 – 10 June 2007 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
7 – 17 June 2007 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
8 – 01 July 2007 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
9 – 08 July 2007 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
10 – 22 July 2007 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Fernando Alonso – McLaren-Mercedes
11 – 05 August 2007 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton
12 – 26 August 2007 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
13 – 09 September 2007 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – McLaren-Mercedes
14 – 16 September 2007 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
15 – 30 September 2007 – Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji Speedway
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
16 – 07 October 2007 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
17 – 21 October 2007 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – Ferrari – 110 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 109 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – McLaren Mercedes – 109 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 94 Points – 3 Wins
5 – Nick Heidfeld – GER – BMW Sauber – 61 Points
6 – Robert Kubica – POL – BMW Sauber – 39 Points
7 – Heikki Kovalainen – FIN – Renault – 30 Points
8 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Renault – 21 Points
9 – Nico Rosberg – GER – Williams Toyota – 20 Points
10 – David Coulthard – GBR – Red Bull Renault – 14 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA  – 204 Points – 9 Wins
2 – BMW Sauber – GER  – 101 Points
3 – Renault – FRA – 51 Points

*McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 218 Points – 8 Wins – Disqualified due to Espionage Controversy*

2008
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 16 March 2008 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
2 – 23 March 2008 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
3 – 06 April 2008 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Robert Kubica – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
4 – 27 April 2008 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
5 – 11 May 2008 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
6 – 25 May 2008 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
7 – 08 June 2008 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Robert Kubica – BMW Sauber
8 – 22 June 2008 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
9 – 06 July 2008 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Heikki Kovalainen – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
10 – 20 July 2008 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
11 – 03 August 2008 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Heikki Kovalainen – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 24 August 2008 – European Grand Prix – Valencia
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
13 – 07 September 2008 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari
14 – 14 September 2008 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15 – 28 September 2008 – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
16 – 12 October 2008 – Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji Speedway
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
17 – 19 October 2008 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
18 – 02 November 2008 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Felipe Massa – Winner: Felipe Massa – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 98 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Felipe Massa – BRZ – Ferrari – 97 Points – 6 Wins
3 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – Ferrari – 75 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Robert Kubica – POL – BMW Sauber – 75 Points – 1 Win
5 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Renault – 61 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Nick Heidfeld – GER – BMW Sauber – 60 Points
7 – Heikki Kovalainen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 53 Points – 1 Win
8 – Sebastian Vettel – GER – Toro Rosso Ferrari – 35 Points – 1 Win
9 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Toyota – 31 Points
10 – Timo Glock – GER – Toyota – 25 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 172 Points – 8 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 151 Points – 6 Wins
3 – BMW Sauber – 135 Points – 1 Win

2009
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 29 March 2009 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Jenson Button – Brawn-Mercedes
2 – 05 April 2009 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Jenson Button – Brawn-Mercedes
3 – 19 April 2009 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
4 – 26 April 2009 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Jarno Trulli – Winner: Jenson Button – Brawn-Mercedes
5 – 10 May 2009 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Jenson Button – Brawn-Mercedes
6 – 24 May 2009 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Jenson Button – Brawn-Mercedes
7 – 07 June 2009 – Turkish Grand Prix – IStanbul Park
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Jenson Button – Brawn-Mercedes
8 – 21 June 2009 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
9 – 12 July 2009 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Mark Webber – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
10 – 26 July 2009 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
11 – 23 August 2009 – European Grand Prix – Valencia
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Brawn-Mercedes
12 – 30 August 2009 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Giancarlo Fisichella – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
13 – 13 September 2009 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Brawn-Mercedes
14 – 27 September 2009 – Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Lewis Hamilton – McLaren-Mercedes
15 – 04 October 2009 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Sebastian Vettel – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault
16 – 18 October 2009 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Mark Webber – Red Bull-Renault
17 – 01 November 2009 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina
— Pole: Lewis Hamilton – Winner: Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull-Renault

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jenson Button – GBR – Brawn Mercedes – 95 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Sebastian Vettel – GER – Red Bull Renault – 84 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Brawn Mercedes – 77 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Mark Webber – AUS – Red Bull Renault – 69.5 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Lewis Hamilton – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 49 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – Ferrari – 48 Points – 1 Win
7 – Nico Rosberg – GER – Williams Toyota – 34.5 Points
8 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Toyota – 32.5 Points
9 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Renault – 26 Points
10 – Timo Glock – GER – Toyota – 24 Points

*Half Points awarded at Malaysian Grand Prix due to Race stoppage (Heavy Rain)*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Brawn Mercedes – GBR – 172 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Red Bull Renault – AUT – 153.5 Points – 6 Wins
3 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 71 Points – 2 Wins

*Half Points awarded at Malaysian Grand Prix due to Race stoppage (Heavy Rain)*

F1 Through The Years – Part 11 – 2000-2004

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2000
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 12 March 2000 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
2 – 26 March 2000 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
3 – 09 April 2000 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
4 – 23 April 2000 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
5 – 07 May 2000 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
6 – 21 May 2000 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
7 – 04 June 2000 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
8 – 18 June 2000 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
9 – 02 July 2000 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
10 – 16 July 2000 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
11 – 30 July 2000 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
12 – 13 August 2000 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
13 – 27 August 2000 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
14 – 10 September 2000 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
15 – 24 September 2000 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
16 – 08 October 2000 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
17 – 22 October 2000 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 108 Points – 9 Wins
2 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 89 Points – 4 Wins
3 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 73 Points – 3 Wins
4 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Ferrari – 62 Points – 1 Win
5 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Williams-BMW – 24 Points
6 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Benetton Playlife – 18 Points
7 – Jacques Villeneuve – CAN – BAR Honda – 17 Points
8 – Jenson Button – GBR – Williams-BMW – 12 Points
9 – Heinz-Harald Frentzen – GER – Jordan Mugen-Honda – 11 Points
10 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Jordan Mugen-Honda – 6 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 170 Points – 10 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 152 Points – 7 Wins
3 – Williams-BMW – GBR – 36 Points

2001
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 04 March 2001 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
2 – 18 March 2001 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
3 – 01 April 2001 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
4 – 15 April 2001 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Ralf Schumacher – Williams-BMW
5 – 29 April 2001 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
6 – 13 May 2001 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
7 – 27 May 2001 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
8 – 10 June 2001 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Ralf Schumacher – Williams-BMW
9 – 24 June 2001 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
10 – 01 July 2001 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Ralf Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
11 – 15 July 2001 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 29 July 2001 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Ralf Schumacher – Williams-BMW
13 – 19 August 2001 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
14 – 02 September 2001 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
15 – 16 September 2001 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – Williams-BMW
16 – 30 September 2001 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
17 – 14 October 2001 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 123 Points – 9 Wins
2 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 65 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Ferrari – 56 Points
4 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Williams-BMW – 49 Points – 3 Wins
5 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 37 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Juan Pablo Montoya – COL – Williams-BMW – 31 Points – 1 Win
7 – Jacques Villeneuve – CAN – BAR Honda – 12 Points
8 – Nick Heidfeld – GER – Sauber Petronas – 12 Points
9 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Jordan Honda – 12 Points
10 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – Sauber Petronas – 9 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 179 Points – 9 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 102 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Williams-BMW – 80 Points – 4 Wins

2002
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 03 March 2002 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
2 – 17 March 2002 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Ralf Schumacher – Williams-BMW
3 – 31 March 2002 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
4 – 14 April 2002 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
5 – 28 April 2002 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
6 – 12 May 2002 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
7 – 26 May 2002 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
8 – 09 June 2002 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
9 – 23 June 2002 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
10 – 07 July 2002 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
11 – 21 July 2002 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
12 – 28 July 2002 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
13 – 18 August 2002 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
14 – 01 September 2002 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
15 – 15 September 2002 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
16 – 29 September 2002 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
17 – 13 October 2002 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 144 Points – 11 Wins
2 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Ferrari – 77 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Juan Pablo Montoya – COL – Williams-BMW – 50 Points
4 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Williams-BMW – 42 Points – 1 Win
5 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 41 Points – 1 Win
6 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 24 Points
7 – Jenson Button – GBR – Renault – 14 Points
8 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Renault – 9 Points
9 – Eddie Irvine – GBR – Jaguar Cosworth – 8 Points
10 – Nick Heidfeld – GBR – Sauber Petronas – 7 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 221 Points – 15 Wins
2 – Williams-BMW – GBR – 92 Points – 1 Win
3 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 65 Points – 1 Win

2003
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 09 March 2003 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
2 – 23 March 2003 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
3 – 06 April 2003 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Giancarlo Fisichella – Jordan-Ford
4 – 20 April 2003 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
5 – 04 May 2003 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
6 – 18 May 2003 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
7 – 01 June 2003 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Ralf Schumacher – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – Williams-BMW
8 – 15 June 2003 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Ralf Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
9 – 29 June 2003 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Ralf Schumacher – Williams-BMW
10 – 06 July 2003 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Ralf Schumacher – Winner: Ralf Schumacher – Williams-BMW
11 – 20 July 2003 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
12 – 03 August 2003 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Juan Pablo Montoya – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – Williams-BMW
13 – 24 August 2003 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Fernando Alonso – Renault
14 – 14 September 2003 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
15 – 28 September 2003 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
16 – 12 October 2003 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 93 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 91 Points – 1 Win
3 – Juan Pablo Montoya – COL – Williams-BMW – 82 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Ferrari – 65 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Williams-BMW – 58 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Renault – 55 Points – 1 Win
7 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 51 Points – 1 Win
8 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Renault – 33 Points
9 – Jenson Button – GBR – BAR Honda – 17 Points
10 – Mark Webber – AUS – Jaguar Cosworth – 17 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 158 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Williams-BMW – GBR – 144 Points – 4 Wins
3 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 142 Points – 2 Wins

2004
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 07 March 2004 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
2 – 21 March 2004 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
3 – 04 April 2004 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
4 – 25 April 2004 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Jenson Button – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
5 – 09 May 2004 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
6 – 23 May 2004 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jarno Trulli – Winner: Jarno Trulli – Renault
7 – 30 May 2004 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
8 – 13 June 2004 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Ralf Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
9 – 20 June 2004 – United States Grand Prix – Indianapolis
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
10 – 04 July 2004 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Fernando Alonso – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
11 – 11 July 2004 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Kimi Raikkonen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
12 – 25 July 2004 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
13 – 15 August 2004 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
14 – 29 August 2004 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jarno Trulli – Winner: Kimi Raikkonen – McLaren-Mercedes
15 – 12 September 2004 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
16 – 26 September 2004 – Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Rubens Barrichello – Ferrari
17 – 10 October 2004 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
18 – 24 October 2004 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya – Williams-BMW

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 148 Points – 13 Wins
2 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Ferrari – 114 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Jenson Button – GBR – BAR Honda – 85 Points
4 – Fernando Alonso – ESP – Renault – 59 Points
5 – Juan Pablo Montoya – COL – Williams-BMW – 58 Points – 1 Win
6 – Jarno Trulli – ITA – Renault/Toyota – 46 Points – 1 Win
7 – Kimi Raikkonen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 45 Points – 1 Win
8 – Takuma Sato – JAP – BAR Honda – 34 Points
9 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Williams-BMW – 24 Points
10 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 24 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 262 Points – 15 Wins
2 – BAR Honda – GBR – 119 Points
3 – Renault – FRA – 105 Points – 1 Win

Alex Lynn – Will Macau Victory Open Doors for his Future?

20-year-old Alex Lynn is the 2013 Macau Grand Prix winner. The British driver dominated both the qualifying and feature races for the Prema Powerteam outfit, defeating 2012 Macau winner Antonio Felix da Costa into second and Brazilian driver Pipo Derani into third.

But did his success on the streets of Macau come out of the blue, or is their something about this young man that is special?  And will his efforts help him progress in the tough world of single-seater motor racing?  Let’s analyse Lynn and let us see what he might be able to do in the years to come.

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Alex Lynn made his single-seater debut in October 2009 aged just 16 years and 43 days old, driving for Fortec Motorsport in the Formula Renault UK Winter series, finishing eighth in his first race and tenth in the championship after the four races of the series.

He continued with Fortec in the main Formula Renault UK series for 2010, and claimed tenth in the championship again, and finished on the podium for the first time in the series finale on the Brands Hatch International circuit.  He did win the Graduate championship however for first year drivers.

He returned to the Formula Renault UK Winter championship at the end of 2010, and took his first single-seater victories, winning both races at Snetterton and a further race at Pembrey.  He won the six-race championship with 146 points ahead of Finnish driver Joni Wirman, Brit Jack Hawksworth and Russian Daniil Kvyat.

He continued for a second year in the Formula Renault UK series for 2011, again with Fortec Motorsport, and dominated.  He won twelve of the twenty races, and only finished off the podium five times.  He finished ahead of fellow Brit Oliver Rowland, and current GP3 series star Tio Ellinas.

During the off-season in Europe, he went over to New Zealand to race in the Toyota Racing Series for Giles Motorsport for the first four events (12 races), winning race 3 of the opening event at Teretonga Park in Invercargill.  He finished ninth in the championship, and finished on the podium twice more, both at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.

For 2012, he moved to the British Formula 3 championship, once again with Fortec.  He finished fourth in the championship behind champion Jack Harvey, Malaysian Jazeman Jaafar and Puerto Rican team-mate Felix Serralles.  He won once, race three at Silverstone.

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He also ran occasional races in the FIA European Formula 3 championship as a guest driver, claiming two third places along the way, one at the legendary Pau track in France and the other at Hockenheim.  However as he was a guest driver, he was ineligible for scoring points towards the championship.

He raced in the Masters of F3 event in July of 2012 at Zandvoort, finishing seventh after qualifying tenth.  He also made his first appearance on the streets of Macau, and qualified impressively on pole position for the qualifying race in which he finished third, and he also finished third in the main race behind Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa and Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist.

Returned to New Zealand for Toyota Racing Series in January 2013, this time for the M2 Competition team, and he finished second in the championship behind Kiwi Nick Cassidy.  He won three times, once at Timaru International Motor Raceway, and twice at Taupo Motorsport Park.  He visited the podium nine times out of the 15 races in the series.

Lynn moved away from the Fortec Motorsports team for the first time in 2013, racing instead for the Prema Powerteam squad full time in the European Formula 3 Championship.  He won three races in finishing third in the championship, once at Brands Hatch, the Norisring and at Vallelunga.

And then he returned to Macau for a second shot at the Macau Grand Prix.  After qualifying third on the grid, he won the qualifying race, and then dominated the feature race, holding off Antonio Felix da Costa impressively, while Pipo Derani was over six seconds adrift in third.  Speaking after his triumph, Lynn was almost speechless.

“I can’t put into words how I feel,” Lynn said. “Since I finished third last year I’ve dreamed of winning this race. I can’t believe I’ve actually done it!”

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Still only 20, what could happen next for Alex Lynn.  His preference is another year with Prema Powerteam is possible in Formula 3, but he is testing with the DAMS team in Formula Renault 3.5 in the next few days with a view to stepping up in 2014.

“At the moment it’s probably the thinking to stay in Formula 3,” said Lynn.

“DAMS are a very good team and we want to have a link with them, if not for next year then for the future, and make the most of the opportunity.

“We’ll discuss things in the near future, but I’ve still got strong links with HWA [Mercedes, which has backed his F3 career to date] and we’ve still got the same plan.”

So if Formula 3 is his destination for 2014, he will be one to beat for the championship.  He has shown obvious talent in every series and event he has raced in up to now, and there is no reason why he cannot continue to shine.

If he steps up to Formula Renault, there is no reason why he cannot show his obvious skill and fight for points, podiums and indeed wins.

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The future is far brighter now for Alex Lynn post-Macau, but anyone who has followed his career has already seen how good he is.  His development curve is still on the up, he is still getting better, and that can only be positive for the young man.  He will be one to watch over the next few years, mark my words.

The Belgian Superstar – Stoffel Vandoorne

Before 2013, hardly anyone had heard of the young Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, but after a marvellous year in the Formula Renault 3.5 series where he won four races and finished second in the championship, and has a place in the McLaren junior programme, everyone is talking of him as one to watch for the future.  He will go into 2014 as a championship favourite, whether he races for a second season in Formula Renault 3.5 or if he moves into the GP2 series as McLaren would prefer him to do.

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Stoffel Vandoorne only made his single seater debut in 2010, driving in the F4 Eurocup 1.6 series, driving for the Autosport Academy team.  He won the championship with a race meeting to spare, ahead of Frenchman Norman Nato.  Vandoorne won only his second ever race in the series at Motorland Aragon, then did the double at the following event at Spa-Francorchamps.  He won three times more, once at Magny Cours in France and then both races at Hockenheim in Germany, and only finished outside of the top four on one occasion, a 16th placed finish in Hungary.  He took five pole positions en-route to finishing the championship with 159 points.

For the 2011 season, Vandoorne moved up to 2.0 litre cars, driving in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, and the Formula Renault 2.0 North European Cup (NEC), both with the KTR team.  Neither championship brought the Belgian a win, though he had eight podium finishes in NEC which left him third in the standings behind Carlos Sainz Jr and Daniil Kvyat.  One podium in Eurocup saw him finish fifth in the championship, behind Sainz Jr and Kvyat again, Will Stevens and series champion Robin Frijns.

2012 was a completely different story however for the Belgian.  He concentrated most of his efforts on the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, but also raced in the NEC series sparingly.  Four wins in 14 races in the Eurocup saw him win the championship driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, narrowly defeating Daniil Kvyat to the crown.  He won both races at the Nurburgring, plus once each at the Hungaroring and at Paul Ricard.  He also had five runner-up places, plus two more thirds, finishing ten points clear of Kvyat on 244 points to 234.  In the NEC championship, he only competed in seven events, yet won five of them.  Ninth in the championship despite missing over half the season was mightily impressive.

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Just prior to the 2013 season, he was signed up by McLaren to join their young driver programme.  He moved to Fortec Motorsports for his racing, joining the Formula Renault 3.5 series, replacing outgoing champion Robin Frijns within the team.  He became the first rookie to win his first ever 3.5 race, doing so in Monza.  He won race two in his home weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, then dominated the Moscow event, taking two pole positions, two fastest laps and two wins.  He finished second on five occasions, and third three times.  He finished second in the championship behind fellow McLaren junior driver Kevin Magnussen, scoring 214 points.

So what does the future hold for Stoffel Vandoorne?

Vandoorne revealed he had an offer from Toro Rosso in Formula 1 to replace Red Bull bound Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, but he declined it.

“The proposition of Red Bull would have been only for one season, and we are looking into the long term. After some talks with my management, they have advised me to stay with McLaren. I am convinced that this will be my best option to eventually get into Formula One”.

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He recently participated in the recent GP2 series tests in Abu Dhabi, driving for two days with the ART Grand Prix outfit, then the final day with the DAMS team, ending the final day on top of the timing charts.  GP2 is a serious option for Vandoorne for 2014, but he also admits he could return to Formula Renault 3.5 if a GP2 drive does not materialise.

“McLaren is trying to put a programme together for me so we are creating some opportunities and then looking at what is best for next year,” he said.

“I want to race. I only have one year of experience in big cars so I think another year would benefit me. Whether that is going to be in GP2 or World Series again, I don’t know yet.

“It’s better for me to race, and a second year in a high-level class like World Series or GP2 would definitely be good for my future.

“McLaren will decide, so I don’t know where I will be. But we will keep the doors open for everything.”

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Whatever happens, the future is bright for the Belgian.  He is one of the quickest young drivers around, and should have a long and prosperous career in motorsport.  McLaren have taken a superstar under their wings.

F1 Through The Years – Part 10 – 1995-1999

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Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 26 March 1995 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
2 – 09 April 1995 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
3 – 30 April 1995 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
4 – 14 May 1995 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Michael Schumacher- Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
5 – 28 May 1995 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
6 – 11 June 1995 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Jean Alesi – Ferrari
7 – 02 July 1995 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
8 – 16 July 1995 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Johnny Herbert – Benetton-Renault
9 – 30 July 1995 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
10 – 13 August 1995 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
11 – 27 August 1995 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Gerhard Berger – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
12 – 10 September 1995 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Johnny Herbert – Benetton-Renault
13 – 24 September 1995 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Estoril
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: David Coulthard – Williams-Renault
14 – 01 October 1995 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
15 – 22 October 1995 – Pacific Grand Prix – Aida
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
16 – 29 October 1995 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Benetton-Renault
17 – 12 November 1995 – Australian Grand Prix – Adelaide
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Benetton Renault – 102 Points – 9 Wins
2 – Damon Hill – GBR – Williams Renault – 69 Points – 4 Wins
3 – David Coulthard – GBR – Williams Renault – 49 Points – 1 Win
4 – Johnny Herbert – GBR – Benetton Renault – 45 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Jean Alesi – FRA – Ferrari – 42 Points – 1 Win
6 – Gerhard Berger – AUT – Ferrari – 31 Points
7 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 17 Points
8 – Olivier Panis – FRA – Ligier Mugen-Honda – 16 Points
9 – Heinz-Harald Frentzen – GER – Sauber Ford – 15 Points
10 – Mark Blundell – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 13 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Benetton Renault – GBR – 137 Points – 11 Wins
2 – Williams Renault – GBR – 112 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 73 Points – 1 Win

*Benetton Renault and Williams Renault were not awarded Constructors Championship points for their placings in the Brazilian Grand Prix as the cars were deemed to be using illegal fuel*

1996
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 10 March 1996 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
2 – 31 March 1996 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
3 – 07 April 1996 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
4 – 28 April 1996 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
5 – 05 May 1996 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
6 – 19 May 1996 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Olivier Panis – Ligier-Mugen-Honda
7 – 02 June 1996 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
8 – 16 June 1996 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
9 – 30 June 1996 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
10 – 14 July 1996 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
11 – 28 July 1996 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault
12 – 11 August 1996 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
13 – 25 August 1996 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
14 – 08 September 1996 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
15 – 22 September 1996 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Estoril
— Pole: Damon Hill – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
16 – 13 October 1996 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Damon Hill – Williams-Renault

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Damon Hill – GBR – Williams Renault – 97 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Jacques Villeneuve – CAN – Williams Renault – 78 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 59 Points – 3 Wins
4 – Jean Alesi – FRA – Benetton Renault – 47 Points
5 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 31 Points
6 – Gerhard Berger – AUT – Benetton Renault – 21 Points
7 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 18 Points
8 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Jordan Peugeot – 14 Points
9 – Olivier Panis – FRA – Ligier Mugen-Honda – 13 Points – 1 Win
10 – Eddie Irvine – GBR – Ferrari – 11 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Williams Renault – GBR – 175 Points – 12 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 70 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Benetton Renault – ITA – 68 Points

1997
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 09 March 1997 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
2 – 30 March 1997 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
3 – 13 April 1997 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
4 – 27 April 1997 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Williams-Renault
5 – 11 May 1997 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
6 – 25 May 1997 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
7 – 15 June 1997 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
8 – 29 June 1997 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
9 – 13 July 1997 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
10 – 27 July 1997 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Gerhard Berger – Winner: Gerhard Berger – Benetton-Renault
11 – 10 August 1997 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
12 – 24 August 1997 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
13 – 07 September 1997 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jean Alesi – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
14 – 21 September 1997 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
15 – 28 September 1997 – Luxembourg Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Jacques Villeneuve – Williams-Renault
16 – 12 October 1997 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
17 – 26 October 1997 – European Grand Prix – Jerez
— Pole: Jacques Villeneuve – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jacques Villeneuve – CAN – Williams Renault – 81 Points – 7 Wins
2 – Heinz-Harald Frentzen -GER – Williams Renault – 42 Points – 1 Win
3 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 36 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Jean Alesi – FRA – Benetton Renault – 36 Points
5 – Gerhard Berger – AUT – Benetton Renault – 27 Points – 1 Win
6 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 27 Points – 1 Win
7 – Eddie Irvine – GBR – Ferrari – 24 Points
8 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Jordan Peugeot – 20 Points
9 – Olivier Panis – FRA – Prost Mugen-Honda – 16 Points
10 – Johnny Herbert – GBR – Sauber Petronas – 15 Points

* Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 78 Points – 5 Wins – Disqualified from championship table for dangerous driving at European Grand Prix*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Williams Renault – GBR – 123 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 102 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Benetton Renault – ITA – 67 Points – 1 Win

1998
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 08 March 1998 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
2 – 29 March 1998 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
3 – 12 April 1998 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
4 – 26 April 1998 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
5 – 10 May 1998 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
6 – 24 May 1998 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
7 – 07 June 1998 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: David Coulthard – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
8 – 28 June 1998 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
9 – 12 July 1998 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
10 – 26 July 1998 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Giancarlo Fisichella – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
11 – 02 August 1998 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 16 August 1998 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
13 – 30 August 1998 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Damon Hill – Jordan-Mugen-Honda
14 – 13 September 1998 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
15 – 27 September 1998 – Luxembourg Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
16 – 01 October 1998 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 100 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 86 Points – 6 Wins
3 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 56 Points – 1 Win
4 – Eddie Irvine – GBR – Ferrari – 47 Points
5 – Jacques Villeneuve – CAN – Williams Mecachrome – 21 Points
6 – Damon Hill – GBR – Jordan Mugen-Honda – 20 Points – 1 Win
7 – Heinz-Harald Frentzen – GER – Williams Mecachrome – 17 Points
8 – Alexander Wurz – AUT – Benetton Playlife – 17 Points
9 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Benetton Playlife – 16 Points
10 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Jordan Mugen-Honda – 14 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – McLaren Mercedes – GBR – 156 Points – 9 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 133 Points – 6 Wins
3 – Williams Mecachrome – 38 Points

1999
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 07 March 1999 – Australian Grand Prix – Albert Park, Melbourne
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Eddie Irvine – Ferrari
2 – 11 April 1999 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
3 – 02 May 1999 – San Marino Grand Prix – Imola
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
4 – 16 May 1999 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Michael Schumacher – Ferrari
5 – 30 May 1999 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Catalunya
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
6 – 13 June 1999 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
7 – 27 June 1999 – French Grand Prix – Magny Cours
— Pole: Rubens Barrichello – Winner: Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Jordan-Mugen-Honda
8 – 11 July 1999 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
9 – 25 July 1999 – Austrian Grand Prix – A1 Ring, Spielberg
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Eddie Irvine – Ferrari
10 – 01 August 1999 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Eddie Irvine – Ferrari
11 – 15 August 1999 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes
12 – 29 August 1999 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: David Coulthard – McLaren-Mercedes
13 – 12 September 1999 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Mika Hakkinen – Winner: Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Jordan-Mugen-Honda
14 – 26 September 1999 – European Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Winner: Johnny Herbert – Stewart-Ford
15 – 17 October 1999 – Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Eddie Irvine – Ferrari
16 – 31 October 1999 – Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka
— Pole: Michael Schumacher – Winner: Mika Hakkinen – McLaren-Mercedes

*Argentine Grand Prix cancelled*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Mika Hakkinen – FIN – McLaren Mercedes – 76 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Eddie Irvine – GBR – Ferrari – 74 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Heinz-Harald Frentzen – GER – Jordan Mugen-Honda – 54 Points – 2 Wins
4 – David Coulthard – GBR – McLaren Mercedes – 48 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Michael Schumacher – GER – Ferrari – 44 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Ralf Schumacher – GER – Williams Supertec – 35 Points
7 – Rubens Barrichello – BRZ – Stewart Ford – 21 Points
8 – Johnny Herbert – GBR – Stewart Ford – 15 Points – 1 Win
9 – Giancarlo Fisichella – ITA – Benetton Playlife – 13 Points
10 – Mika Salo – FIN – B A R Supertec/Ferrari – 10 Points

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 128 Points – 6 Wins
2 – McLaren Mercedes – 124 Points – 7 Wins
3 – Jordan Mugen-Honda – 61 Points – 2 Wins