2000 Italian Grand Prix
The 2000 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 September 2000 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza near Monza, Italy. It was the race of the 2000 Formula One season. The 53-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher after starting from pole position, Mika Häkkinen finished second in a McLaren car with Ralf Schumacher third for the Williams team. Michael Schumacher maintained his start line advantage and withstood Häkkinens attempts to him going into the first corner. Further around the lap, a collision involving four cars prompted the deployment of the safety car and a fire marshal Paolo Gislimberti was struck by a flying wheel. When the safety car pulled into the pit lane on lap eleven, Michael Schumacher began to pull clear from Häkkinen. When Häkkinen made his own pit stop three laps later, Michael Schumacher regained the lead which he held to clinch his sixth victory of the 2000 season, Häkkinen finished almost four seconds behind. As a consequence of the race, Schumacher reduced Häkkinens lead in the Drivers Championship to two points, with David Coulthard a further 17 points back, rubens Barrichello who was caught up in the first lap accident was mathematically ruled out of clinching the title.
In the Constructors Championship, McLarens eight point advantage going into the race was reduced to four, Gislimberti died in hospital and his death caused safety measures in Formula One to be reviewed. The Grand Prix was contested by teams, each of two drivers. The teams, known as constructors were, McLaren, Jordan, Williams, Prost, Arrows, tyre supplier Bridgestone brought two different tyre types to the race, two dry compounds, the medium and the hard. Going into the race, McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen led the Drivers Championship with 74 points, ahead of Michael Schumacher on 68 points, rubens Barrichello was fourth with 49 points with Ralf Schumacher fifth on 20 points. Ferrari and McLaren had so far dominated the championship winning the previous thirteen races, Benetton driver Giancarlo Fisichella had gained one second place podium finish, while Ralf Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen had achieved third place podium finishes. At the previous race in Belgium, the gap between Häkkinen and Michael Schumacher had extended by four points, Häkkinen started from pole position and maintained the lead until he lost control of his car at Stavelot corner on the 13th lap.
He managed to lap faster than Michael Schumacher and passed the German while both drivers were lapping BAR driver Ricardo Zonta with four remaining and held it to win the race. The overtaking manoeuvre was hearlded by the press and many people involved in Formula One as the best ever manoeuvre in grand prix racing. Michael Schumacher remained confident about his chances, With only six points between Mika and I and four more races to go, I am still optimistic about our chances. One win or a retirement before the end of the season can change the picture either way
Marlboro is a brand of cigarettes. It is made by Philip Morris USA within the United States and it is well known for its billboard advertisements, magazine ads of the Marlboro Man, and its long associated history in the sponsorship of motorsport. Richmond, Virginia, is the location of the largest Marlboro cigarette manufacturing plant, Philip Morris launched the Marlboro brand in 1924 as a womens cigarette, based on the slogan Mild As May. The name was taken from a street in London where PMs British factory was located, however, as early as 1885, a brand called Marlborough was already being marketed as a ladies favorite by Philip Morris & Co. In the 1920s, advertising for the cigarette was primarily based on how ladylike the filter cigarette was, to this end, the filter had a printed red band around it to hide lipstick stains, calling it Beauty Tips to Keep the Paper from Your Lips. At the time, filtered cigarettes were considered safer than unfiltered cigarettes, men at the time indicated that while they would consider switching to a filtered cigarette, they were concerned about being seen smoking a cigarette marketed to women.
The red and white package was designed by the designer Frank Gianninoto, the repositioning of Marlboro as a mens cigarette was handled by Chicago advertiser Leo Burnett. The proposed campaign was to present a lineup of manly figures, sea captains, war correspondents, construction workers, the cowboy was to have been the first in this series. While Philip Morris was concerned about the campaign, they gave the green light. Marlboros market share rose from less than one percent to the fourth best-selling brand and this convinced Philip Morris to drop the lineup of manly figures and stick with the cowboy, known as the Marlboro man. From 1963 the television advertisements used Elmer Bernsteins theme from The Magnificent Seven, in the late 1960s, Marlboro Longhorn 100s were introduced. Although color-coded with gold, they were full flavor cigarettes, not lights, in order to comply with a 2006 court ruling in United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. et al. Thus Marlboro and other cigarette companies must use only color-coding instead, Philip Morris responded to the popularity of Pall Mall, the number three brand, by pushing Marlboro Special Blends, a lower-priced cigarette.
Marlboro is known for its association with motor racing and this started in 1972 with the sponsorship of Formula One team BRM who took one win at the Monaco Grand Prix. In 1973 and 1974 the cigarette giant backed Frank Williams Racing Cars team, in 1974 Marlboro became famously associated with the McLaren team, which brought it its first constructors championship and its drivers title for Emerson Fittipaldi. The team was successful through to 1978, with world champion in James Hunt in 1976. Following that the partnership went through a dry patch until Ron Denniss Project Four Organization took over the team in 1981, after the departure of Ayrton Senna in 1993, who died in an accident the following year, Marlboro McLaren did not win a race for three years. Marlboro ended their sponsorship of the team in 1996, which ended the famous red, in 1993 Marlboro began to take over as the primary sponsor, and in 1997 became title sponsor as the team was officially named as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
2000 Austrian Grand Prix
The 2000 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 16 July 2000 at the A1-Ring near Spielberg, Austria. It was the round of the 2000 Formula One season. The 71-lap race was won by McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen after starting from pole position and 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, at the first corner BARs 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, 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. The Grand Prix was contested by teams with two drivers each. The teams were McLaren, Jordan, Williams, Prost, Arrows, tyre supplier Bridgestone brought two different tyre compounds to the race, the Soft and the Medium dry compound tyres.
The A1-Ring underwent minor safety changes in the run-up to the race, the modifications were new kerbs placed across the track with flagstones inside the kerbs to prevent dust from accumulating on the circuit. An additional row of tyres were erected at all corners and were designed to increase absorption in the event of a collision. Going into the race, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher led the Drivers Championship with 56 points, ahead of David Coulthard on 44 points, Rubens Barrichello was fourth on 32 points while Giancarlo Fisichella was fifth with 18 points. In the Constructors Championship, Ferrari were leading with 88 points, Benetton on 18 points and Williams with 17 points contended for third place, while Jordan were fifth on eleven points. McLaren and Ferrari had so far dominated the championship, winning the previous nine races, Championship participants Barrichello and Fisichella had each gained second place podium finishes while Ralf Schumacher and Heinz-Harald Frentzen had achieved third place podium finishes.
Following the French Grand Prix on 2 July, six teams conducted testing sessions at the Silverstone Circuit between 4–6 July to prepare for the Austrian Grand Prix at the A1-Ring, Frentzen was fastest on the first day of testing, ahead of Saubers Pedro Diniz. Alexander Wurzs car was afflicted with an issue, resulting in repairs which limited his teams testing time. Jaguar driver Eddie Irvine was fastest on the second day, jos Verstappen for Arrows was quickest on the final day of testing, although his cars front wing was damaged when his engine cover was shed from its chassis. Ferrari and McLaren opted to test at the Mugello Circuit where both teams concentrated their efforts on aerodynamic and suspension set-ups between 4–7 July, Ferrari spent one further day performing shakedown runs of their cars at the Fiorano Circuit with their test driver Luca Badoer. Williams and BAR tested at the Autódromo do Estoril between July 5–7 where testing consisted of tyre, engine and set-up optimisation
Michael Schumacher is a German retired racing driver. He is a seven-time Formula One World Champion and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year twice and he won two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before moving to Ferrari where he drove for eleven years. His time with Ferrari yielded five consecutive titles between 2000 and 2004, Schumacher holds many of Formula Ones driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions and races won in a single season –13 in 2004. In 2002, he became the driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season and also broke the record for most consecutive podium finishes. According to the official Formula One website, he is statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen, after beginning in karting, Schumacher won the German drivers championships in Formula König and Formula Three before joining Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship.
In 1991, his Mercedes-funded race debut for the Jordan Formula One team resulted in Schumacher being signed by Benetton Formula One team as their driver for the rest of that season. Establishing himself as a top driver, finishing third in 1992 and fourth in 1993, in 1995 he repeated the success, this time with a greater margin. Schumacher moved to Ferrari in 1996, Schumacher came close to winning the 1997 and 1998 titles, before breaking his leg at the 1999 British Grand Prix, ending another title run. Things came good for Schumacher who won five consecutive drivers titles from 2000 to 2004. Schumacher retired from Formula One driving in 2006 staying with Ferrari as an advisor and he came close to an eighth title that year, but due to technical problems in the final two races he fell short to Fernando Alonso. Schumacher agreed to return for Ferrari part-way through 2009, as cover for the badly injured Felipe Massa, Schumacher returned to Formula One on a permanent basis from 2010 with the Mercedes team before retiring for a second time at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
Off the track, Schumacher is an ambassador for UNESCO and a spokesman for driver safety and he has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts throughout his life and donated tens of millions of dollars to charity. In December 2013, Schumacher suffered a head injury while skiing. He was airlifted to a hospital and placed in an induced coma. He was in the coma for six months from 29 December 2013 until 16 June 2014 and he left the hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital in Lausanne. On 9 September 2014, Schumacher was relocated to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment, Schumacher was born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, to Rolf Schumacher, a bricklayer, and his wife Elisabeth. When Schumacher was four, his father modified his pedal kart by adding a small motorcycle engine, when Schumacher crashed it into a lamp post in Kerpen, his parents took him to the karting track at Kerpen-Horrem, where he became the youngest member of the karting club
Rory Byrne is a South African semi-retired engineer and car designer, most famous for being the chief designer at the Benetton and Scuderia Ferrari Formula One teams. Byrne-designed cars have won ninety-nine Grands Prix, seven constructors titles and this makes Byrne the third most successful Formula One designer, behind rivals Adrian Newey and Colin Chapman. Byrne became interested in racing at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, firstly as a competitor. It was in period that he first began to design racing cars. His first car, a Formula Ford racer, was competitive, following his success in 1972 Byrne relocated to England to pursue a career in racing car design. An introduction to Ted Toleman in 1977 offered the opportunity for the thirty-three-year-old who was by now an established figure in British motor racing. Toleman was owner of a Formula 2 team and hired the South African as its designer, several seasons of increasingly respectable results culminated in first and second place in the 1980 European Formula 2 championship.
The team with Rory Byrne as its designer was now ready to make the jump into Formula One. The first Byrne-designed car to appear at a grand prix was the Hart-powered TG181, lacking the finances to reach the first three long-haul races Toleman entered Formula One at the San Marino Grand Prix. It was in the off-season of 1983/84 that Toleman signed Ayrton Senna – a move that almost made Byrne, the teams steady progress towards the front of the grid was given a boost in 1985 when the Benetton family announced plans to purchase Toleman. After a brief spell with the abortive Reynard F1 project in 1991 Byrne returned to Benetton that fall, what he found was a changed team now firmly under the control of Flavio Briatore and with hotshot Michael Schumacher installed as number one driver. Byrnes B193 car was a substantial technical advancement on the previous car, incorporating a semi-automatic gearbox, four-wheel steering. The car took a win in the hands of Schumacher. It was immediately obvious at the first race of 1994 that Byrnes B194 chassis would be the car to beat.
Critics suggested that the domination was more a result of an uncharacteristic slump by Williams star designer Adrian Newey. A late-season charge by Williams robbed Byrne of his first constructors title, with the accusations of cheating behind them, the Benetton team secured both titles before the season was finished – finally Byrne had what he wanted most. His car had won the Formula One constructors crown, with the hugely influential Schumacher leaving Benetton for Ferrari at the end of the season, the team began to fragment. Byrne announced that he would retire in 1996, Benetton technical director Ross Brawn was hired and Ferrari approached Rory Byrne to replace the teams existing chief designer John Barnard who refused to re-locate to Italy
2000 United States Grand Prix
The 2000 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 24 September 2000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the race of the 2000 Formula One season. The 73-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher after starting from pole position and his teammate Rubens Barrichello finished second with Jordan driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen third. McLaren driver David Coulthard started second, alongside Michael Schumacher, Coulthard was forced to serve a ten-second stop-go penalty on lap eight because he moved forward into the lead before the start. Michael Schumachers main rival in the championship, Mika Häkkinen, started from fourth, Michael Schumacher thus had an unchallenged lead and was able to clinch his seventh win of the season, despite a spin in the final stages of the race. As a consequence of the race, Michael Schumacher retook the lead in the Drivers Championship by eight points over Häkkinen, Coulthards fifth place in the Grand Prix eliminated his hopes of winning the Championship, and reduced his lead over fourth-placed Barrichello to eight points.
In the Constructors Championship, Ferrari took over the lead held by McLaren and established a ten-point advantage, the Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams, each of two drivers. The teams, known as constructors, were McLaren, Jordan, Williams, Prost, Arrows, tyre supplier Bridgestone brought two different tyre compounds to the race, the Hard and the Extra Hard dry compound tyres. The race marked the return to the Formula One calendar for the United States after being off the calendar since 1991, the race was removed from the calendar because of low attendance and its slot was given to the South African Grand Prix for the 1992 season. It was reinstated in December 1998 following a seven-year campaign pursued by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway owners Hulman, going into the race, McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen led the Drivers Championship with 80 points, ahead of Michael Schumacher on 78 points and David Coulthard on 61 points. Rubens Barrichello was fourth on 49 points with Ralf Schumacher fifth on 24 points, in the Constructors Championship, McLaren were leading with 131 points ahead of their rivals Ferrari on 127 points.
Williams were third with 34 points, while Benetton on 20, McLaren and Ferrari had so far dominated the championship, winning the previous fourteen races. Championship competitors Barrichello and Giancarlo Fisichella had gained second-place finishes while Ralf Schumacher, following the Italian Grand Prix on 10 September, the teams conducted testing sessions at various circuits across Europe between 11–15 September. Ferrari, McLaren and Sauber opted to test at the Mugello Circuit, McLaren test driver Olivier Panis was fastest on the first day, ahead of Saubers Pedro Diniz. Panis remained fastest on the second and final days, the Williams and Benetton teams chose to test at the Autódromo do Estoril circuit where Ralf Schumacher set the first days fastest times. Jaguar and BAR performed their testing at the Silverstone Circuit where Jaguars test driver Luciano Burti was fastest on the first day, the circuit received an mixed response. Willams driver Jenson Button described the track as a great circuit, however, BARs Jacques Villeneuve was vocally critical of the track claiming that it would be very difficult to get a good lap and he found the infield section very slow.
Mika Salo of Sauber stated that he disliked the first three hairpins although he was satisfied with the rest of the circuit, four practice sessions were held before the Sunday race—two on Friday, and two on Saturday
Scuderia Ferrari S. p. A. competing as Scuderia Ferrari is the official name of the racing division of luxury Italian auto manufacturer and competes in Formula One racing. It is the oldest surviving and most successful Formula One team, the team was founded by Enzo Ferrari, initially to race cars produced by Alfa Romeo, though by 1947 Ferrari had begun building its own cars. As a constructor, Ferrari has a record 16 Constructors Championships, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen have won a record 15 Drivers Championships for the team. Since Räikkönens title in 2007 the team narrowly lost out on the 2008 drivers title with Felipe Massa, Schumacher is the teams most successful driver. Joining the team in 1996 and departing in 2006 he won five titles and 72 Grands Prix for the team. His titles came consecutively between 2000 and 2004, including the constructors title of 1999 consecutively being won until the end of 2004, this was the teams most successful period.
Currently, World Champions Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel are the two race drivers. The team is known for its passionate support base known as the tifosi. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is regarded as the home race. The Scuderia Ferrari team was founded by Enzo Ferrari on 16 November 1929 and became the team of Alfa Romeo. In 1938, Alfa Romeo management made the decision to enter racing under its own name, establishing the Alfa Corse organisation, Enzo Ferrari disagreed with this change in policy and was finally dismissed by Alfa in 1939. The terms of his leaving forbade him from motorsport under his own name, in 1939 Ferrari started work on a racecar of his own, the Tipo 815. The 815s, designed by Alberto Massimino, were thus the first Ferrari cars, World War II put a temporary end to racing, and Ferrari concentrated on an alternative use for his factory during the war years, doing machine tool work. After the war, Ferrari recruited several of his former Alfa colleagues and established a new Scuderia Ferrari, the team owns and operates a test track on the same site, the Fiorano Circuit built in 1972, which is used for testing road and race cars.
The team is named after its founder, Enzo Ferrari, Scuderia is Italian for a stable reserved for racing horses and is commonly applied to Italian motor racing teams. In 1947 Ferrari constructed the 12-cylinder,1.5 L Tipo 125, a Formula One version of the Tipo 125, the Ferrari 125 F1 was developed in 1948 and entered in several Grand Prix, at the time a World Championship had not yet been established. In 1950, the Formula One World Championship was established, and it is the only team to have competed in every season of the World Championship, from its inception to the current day. The company switched to the large-displacement naturally aspirated formula for the 275,340, after the 1951 Formula One season the Alfa team withdrew from F1, causing the authorities to adopt the Formula Two regulations due to the lack of suitable F1 cars
A chassis consists of an internal vehicle frame that supports an artificial object in its construction and use, can provide protection for some internal parts. An example of a chassis is the underpart of a motor vehicle, if the running gear such as wheels and transmission, and sometimes even the drivers seat, are included, the assembly is described as a rolling chassis. In the case of vehicles, the rolling chassis means the frame plus the running gear like engine, drive shaft, differential. An under body, which is not necessary for integrity of the structure, is built on the chassis to complete the vehicle. For commercial vehicles, a rolling chassis consists of an assembly of all the parts of a truck to be ready for operation on the road. The design of a car chassis will be different than one for commercial vehicles because of the heavier loads. Commercial vehicle manufacturers sell chassis only and chassis, as well as chassis cab versions that can be outfitted with specialized bodies and these include motor homes, fire engines, box trucks, etc.
In particular applications, such as buses, a government agency like National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U. S. defines the design standards of chassis. An armoured fighting vehicles hull serves as the chassis and comprises the part of the AFV that includes the tracks, drivers seat. This describes the hull, although common usage might include the upper hull to mean the AFV without the turret. The hull serves as a basis for platforms on tanks, armoured carriers, combat engineering vehicles. In an electronic device, the chassis consists of a frame or other supporting structure on which the circuit boards. In the absence of a frame, the chassis refers to the circuit boards and components themselves. The combination of chassis and outer covering is called an enclosure. Vietnam Studies, Department of the Army, Washington, D. C.1978
McLaren Racing Limited, competing as McLaren Honda, is a British Formula One team based at the McLaren Technology Centre, Surrey, England. McLaren is best known as a Formula One constructor but has competed in and won the Indianapolis 500. The team is the second oldest active team after Ferrari and they are one of the most successful teams in Formula One history, having won 182 races,12 drivers championships and eight constructors championships. The team is an owned subsidiary of McLaren Technology Group. Further American triumph followed, with Indianapolis 500 wins in McLaren cars for Mark Donohue in 1972, the combination of Prost and Senna was particularly dominant—together they won all but one race in 1988—but their rivalry soured and Prost left for Ferrari. Fellow English team Williams offered the most consistent challenge during this period, however, by the mid-1990s, Honda had withdrawn from Formula One, Senna had moved to Williams, and the team went three seasons without a win. Ron Dennis retired as McLaren team principal in 2009, handing the role to longtime McLaren employee Martin Whitmarsh.
At the end of 2013, after the teams worst season since 2004, McLaren announced in 2013 that they would be using Honda engines from 2015 onwards, replacing Mercedes-Benz. The team raced as McLaren-Honda for the first time since 1992 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing was founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren. Bruce was a driver for the British Formula One team Cooper with whom he had won three Grands Prix and come second in the 1960 world championship. In 1964 and 1965, McLaren were based in New Malden, during this period, Bruce drove for his team in sports car races in the United Kingdom and North America and entered the 1965 Tasman Series with Phil Hill, but did not win it. He continued to drive in Grands Prix for Cooper, but judging that teams form to be waning, Bruce made the teams Grand Prix debut at the 1966 Monaco race. His race ended after nine laps due to an oil leak. Neither car brought great success, the best result being a fourth at Monaco, for 1968, after driving McLarens sole entry for the previous two years, Bruce was joined by 1967 champion and fellow New Zealander Denny Hulme, who was already racing for McLaren in Can-Am.
That years new M7A car, Herds final design for the team, was powered by Cosworths new and soon to be ubiquitous DFV engine, Hulme won the Italian and Canadian Grands Prix in the year, helping the team to second in the constructors championship. The year 1970 started with a place each for Hulme. After his death, Teddy Mayer took over control of the team, Hulme continued with Dan Gurney. Gurney won the first two Can-Am events at Mosport and St. Jovite and placed ninth in the third, but left the team mid-season, and Gethin took over from there
2000 German Grand Prix
The 2000 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 30 July 2000 at the Hockenheimring near Hockenheim, Germany. It was the round of the 2000 Formula One season. The 45-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello after starting from 18th position, Mika Häkkinen finished second for the McLaren team with teammate David Coulthard third. Coulthard started from pole position alongside Michael Schumacher, coulthards teammate Häkkinen began from third. At the first corner Michael Schumacher moved to the left and Giancarlo Fisichella collided with him, Häkkinen took the lead of the race which he held until an intruder penetrated circuit limits on lap 25 causing drivers to make pit stops under safety car conditions. Barrichello, had gained thirteen positions to run fifth until the first safety car period, Häkkinen retook the lead after Coulthard pitted on lap 27. Barrichello stayed out on dry tyres, taking the lead which he held to clinch the first victory of his Formula One career.
Barrichellos victory was considered popular amongst the Formula One paddock as it came after a setback during his career, the race result meant Häkkinen and Coulthard were tied for second place but the points advantage to Michael Schumacher was reduced to two points. Barrichello remained a further eight points behind the McLaren drivers, in the Constructors Championship McLaren reduced Ferraris lead to four points, who were 80 points ahead of Williams with six races of the season remaining. The track intruder, named as 47-year-old Frenchman Robert Sehli, apologised for his actions, the Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams, each of two drivers. The teams, known as constructors were, McLaren, Jordan, Williams, Prost, Arrows, Minardi and BAR. Tyre supplier Bridgestone brought four different tyre types to the race, going into the race, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher led the Drivers Championship with 56 points, ahead of David Coulthard on 50 points and Mika Häkkinen on 48 points. Rubens Barrichello was fourth with 36 points whilst Giancarlo Fisichella was fifth with 18 points, Ferrari and McLaren had so far dominated the championship winning ten out of the ten previous races.
Championship competitors Barrichello and Fisichella had each gained second-place finishes, whilst Ralf Schumacher, following the Austrian Grand Prix on 16 July, the teams conducted testing sessions at three circuits from July 18–21 to prepare for the Grand Prix. McLaren, Jordan, Sauber and BAR went to Silverstone over three days, olivier Panis, McLarens test driver, set the fastest time on the first day of testing. Jaguar test driver Luciano Burti crashed at Stowe corner where his cars suspension and rear wings, the resulting incident caused a brief halt to testing and Jaguar shipped a spare car for the next days testing. Panis remained fastest on the second day, Trulli damaged his suspension and rear wing, resulting in repairs which limited his teams testing time. Burti suffered another incident when he lost his rear wheel
2000 Spanish Grand Prix
The 2000 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 7 May 2000 at the Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain. It was the round of the 2000 Formula One season. The 65-lap race was won by McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen who started from the second position and his team-mate David Coulthard finished second and Rubens Barrichello finished third in a Ferrari. Michael Schumacher started from the position and held off a challenge from Häkkinen on the first lap. He maintained the lead until his first pit stop on lap 24 when a refuller was struck by his rear tyre, allowing Häkkinen to take over the lead until his pit stop two laps later. Michael Schumacher kept the lead for a further twenty-one laps as he and Häkkinen made their pit stops together. Häkkinen kept the lead for the remaining laps to win the race. The victory was Häkkinens first of the season, and put him second place in the World Drivers Championship. Coulthards second-place finish meant that he dropped to third, and Barrichello third place moved him ahead of Ralf Schumacher, in the World Constructors Championship, McLarens one-two finish allowed them to move within seven points from leaders Ferrari.
Williams remained in third on 15 points, with twelve races remaining in the season, the Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams with two drivers each. The teams were McLaren, Jordan, Williams, Prost, Arrows, tyre supplier Bridgestone brought two different tyre types to the race, two dry compounds. Before the race Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher led the Drivers Championship with 34 points, ahead of David Coulthard, Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher were tied in fourth place with nine points each. In the Constructors Championship Ferrari led with 43 points, seventeen ahead of rival McLaren in second. Williams were third with twelve points, while Benetton and Jordan with eight points each contended for fourth place, Ferrari had dominated the championship, winning three out of the previous four races, with Coulthard winning the British Grand Prix. Barrichello, Häkkinen and Giancarlo Fisichella had second-place finishes, and Heinz-Harald Frentzen had finished third, after the British Grand Prix on 23 April, all teams conducted in-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya on April 25–28 to prepare for the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix.
Jos Verstappen was fastest on the first day of testing despite spinning into the early in the session. Michael Schumacher was quickest on the second day, Michael Schumacher remained the fastest driver on the third day of testing. The session was disrupted because several drivers stopped on the circuit with problems with their cars, on the final day, Michael Schumacher stayed the quickest driver on the final day