Formula 1 2000 Austrian Grand Prix


Mika Häkkinen
Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard
lap 67 - 1:11.783

The 2000 Austrian Grand Prix was won by Mika Häkkinen of McLaren.

The race in Austria was round 10 of 17 of the 2000 season.


driver positions through the laps

2000 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2000 Austrian Grand Prix (formally the XXIV Großer A1 Preis von Österreich) was a Formula One motor race held on 16 July 2000 at the A1-Ring near Spielberg, Styria, Austria. It was the tenth round of the 2000 Formula One season and the 24th Austrian Grand Prix. The 71-lap race was won by McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen after starting from pole position. His teammate David Coulthard finished second with Rubens Barrichello third for the Ferrari team.

Michael Schumacher, the eventual Drivers' Champion, led the Championship going into the race and started from fourth position alongside Barrichello. At the first corner BAR's Ricardo Zonta ran into the rear of Michael Schumacher. The incident forced the German to retire and caused a safety car deployment. After the safety car pulled in after one lap Häkkinen and Coulthard extended a comfortable lead over the rest of the field. When Häkkinen made his pit stop on lap 38, he rejoined behind Coulthard, but ahead of Barrichello. Coulthard made a pit stop on lap 41, allowing Häkkinen back into the lead which he held to clinch his second victory of the 2000 season.

As a consequence of the race, Coulthard's second place narrowed the gap to Michael Schumacher in the Drivers' Championship to six points, while Häkkinen's win meant he closed to within two points of Coulthard. After the Grand Prix, McLaren were docked 10 points for a post-race technical infringement, resulting in Ferrari maintaining their lead in the Constructors' Championship with a four-point gap over McLaren, with seven races of the season remaining.

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