Formula 1 2000 French Grand Prix


Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
David Coulthard COU
Michael Schumacher MSC
David Coulthard
lap 28 - 1:19.479

The 2000 French Grand Prix was won by David Coulthard of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in France, Michael Schumacher could not convert this into a win.
Schumacher was forced to retire in lap 58 due to: Engine.

The race in France was round 9 of 17 of the 2000 season.


driver positions through the laps

2000 French Grand Prix

The 2000 French Grand Prix (formally the LXXXVI Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France) was a Formula One motor race held on 2 July 2000 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, Burgundy, France. It was the ninth race of the 2000 Formula One season and the 86th French Grand Prix. The 72-lap race was won by McLaren driver David Coulthard after starting from second position. His teammate Mika Häkkinen finished second with Rubens Barrichello third for the Ferrari team.

Coulthard started the race alongside Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher who began from pole position. Barrichello began from third on the grid and overtook Coulthard going into the first corner. Michael Schumacher maintained his start line advantage and kept the lead after the first round of pit stops. During the course of the second stint of the race, Michael Schumacher began to struggle with tyre wear, allowing Coulthard to close the gap and passed him on lap 40. Coulthard maintained his lead through the second round of pit stops and won the race. Michael Schumacher retired on lap 59 with an engine failure promoting Häkkinen into second position. Barrichello took third, ahead of BAR driver Jacques Villeneuve in fourth.

The race was Coulthard's third victory of the season, his first at Magny-Cours, and the result meant that he reduced Michael Schumacher's points advantage in the Drivers' Championship to twelve points. Häkkinen remained third on 38 points, six ahead of Barrichello. In the Constructors' Championship, McLaren's one-two finish allowed them to narrow the gap to Ferrari to be six points behind, with eight races of the season remaining.

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