Formula 1 2001 Italian Grand Prix


Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Juan Pablo Montoya MON
Juan Pablo Montoya MON
Ralf Schumacher
lap 39 - 1:25.73

The 2001 Italian Grand Prix was won by Juan Pablo Montoya of Williams.

The race in Italy was round 15 of 17 of the 2001 season.


driver positions through the laps

2001 Italian Grand Prix

The 2001 Italian Grand Prix (formally the LXXII Gran Premio Campari d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held on 16 September 2001 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy. It was the fifteenth round of the 2001 Formula One season and the 72nd Italian Grand Prix. The 53-lap race was won by Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya after starting from pole position. Rubens Barrichello finished second in a Ferrari with Montoya's teammate Ralf Schumacher third.

Montoya maintained his start-line advantage and led until he was passed by Barrichello on the ninth lap. Barrichello pulled away from Montoya and held the lead until his one and only pit stop on lap 19 which proved problematic because of a faulty refuelling rig. Montoya was utilising a one-stop strategy and made a pit stop on lap 29, which allowed his teammate Ralf Schumacher to lead for six laps. Barrichello regained the lead on lap 36, until Montoya took over the position on lap 42 when Barrichello made a pit stop for the second time. Barrichello started to reduce the gap between himself and Montoya but was unable to challenge the Williams driver who won his first Formula One victory.

The result meant Montoya moved up into fifth place in the Drivers' Championship, 83 points behind leader Michael Schumacher who clinched the title two races beforehand. Barrichello's third position finish allowed him to close the gap to David Coulthard. Williams' strong finish meant the gap between themselves and McLaren was reduced to eight points with two races remaining in the season.

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