McLaren wins it's first race of the 2001 season with David Coulthard's superb and patient driving. At the start, Coulthard managed to avoid colliding with his teammate, Mika HÃ¤kkinen, whose McLaren had stalled prior to the start. Driving a very...
McLaren wins it's first race of the 2001 season with David Coulthard's superb and patient driving. At the start, Coulthard managed to avoid colliding with his teammate, Mika Häkkinen, whose McLaren had stalled prior to the start. Driving a very patient race, Coulthard watched as his competitor's had mechanical problems and incidents on track.
During the heavy rain, Coulthard passed Michael Schumacher's Ferrair in a daring move to take the lead which he held to the checkered flag.
Michael Schumacher finishes second, sixteen seconds behind. Nick Heidfeld finishes in the final podium position.
Heavy rain caused massive pit stops which gave Ferrari driver, Michael Schumacher the lead even with an on-track spin. With less than 30 laps remaining, David Coulthard makes a great pass in his McLaren to take the lead from Michael Schumacher who is currently in second.
Earlier, Williams rookie, Juan Montoya took the lead on a daring pass of M. Schumacher. Montoya led until lap 39 when after passing Jos Verstappen's Arrows, the Williams suddenly slowed which caused Verstappen to fly over the left rear tire of Montoya taking out both drivers.
In a daring move on the restart, Williams' rookie Juan Montoya passes Michael Schumacher going into the first turn for the lead. Montoya is now in the record books for leading his first F1 race.
The restart was due to an incident involving Rubens Barrichello's Ferrari and Ralf Schumacher. Barrichello appeared to lose his brakes as he quickly hit R. Schumacher causing the right front wheel of the Ferrari to fly off and the rear wing of R. Schumacher's Williams to fly.
Prior to the start of the race, Mika Häkkinen frantically waved both arms as his McLaren was stalled. The green light came on and the race started ending any hope that Häkkinen had.