Edisi Khusus: Michael Schumacher

Grand Prix Formula 1 - 2001

  GP F1 2001
  Tim F1 2001 
  Jadwal Grand Prix
  Hasil Grand Prix
  Foto Grand Prix (R1, R2, R3)
  Sirkuit Grand Prix



  Grand Prix Eropa -- 24 Juni 2001
Jum'at - 22/6
Latihan Bebas 1
Latihan Bebas 2
Sabtu - 23/6
Latihan Bebas 1
Latihan Bebas 2
Minggu - 24/6

Circuit information:

Round Number: 9  
Race Date: 24-06-2001  
Country: Germany  
City: Nurnberg (click for location map)  

Circuit Name: Nurburghring  
Circuit Length: 4556 m.  
Number of Laps: 67  
Race Length: 305.235 m  

2000 Pole Position: David Coulthard  
2000 Winner: Michael Schumacher  
2000 Fastest Lap: Michael Schumacher  

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Circuit Description, History, Facts and Figures

The European Grand Prix is something of a motor racing mongrel; a stray mutt that roams from town to town, moving on when it is no longer wanted. Officially, this weekend's event will be the ninth European Grands Prix. In truth, there have actually been many more, as the name was used in addition to a national race's title, theoretically bestowed on it as an honour!

Therefore the 1950 British GP, which kicked off the inaugural Formula 1 world championship, was also known as the European GP. Confused? Wait, it gets worse. More recently, the name has been used to get over the problem of holding two races in one country, which is the situation we have this weekend, with the race at the Nurburgring taking place ten weeks before the German GP at Hockenheim.

Actually, the title of European GP was used on several occasions before the creation of the world championship in 1950. The first race to be given the title was a grand prix at Monza in 1923. Three years later the race was held at the San Sebastian track in Spain. Incredibly, one driver was taken so ill in the extremely hot conditions, that he went to hospital and came back to finish the race! Two other drivers required a break in the middle of the race and all three men were disqualified.

The ‘Ring is the nearest thing the European GP has to a permanent home. In 1954, Fangio won for Mercedes-Benz. In ‘61, Stirling Moss put on one of his best performances in a Lotus to defeat the might of Ferrari and the 1968 race will always be remembered for Jackie Stewart's total mastery of the treacherous conditions, winning by over four minutes in torrential rain.

These races were held on the old 22.5 kilometre Nordschleife, while the circuit we know today played host to its inaugural European GP in 1984, won by Alain Prost. There have been five more F1 races held here since then, but just to mess up the record books still further, for a couple of years it was known as the Luxembourg GP!

Perhaps the most memorable European GP of recent times was the 1993 edition, run at Donington Park. Typical of an Easter weekend in England, the weather went through every season in the space of an hour, although the main feature was heavy rain. Ayrton Senna had started from fourth on the grid in a less than competitive McLaren-Ford.

He dropped one place at the start, but in the course of the most mind-blowing opening lap in the history of the sport, he passed Michael Schumacher, Karl Wendlinger, Damon Hill and finally Alain Prost in the Williams to take the lead. As the heavens opened and shut more often than a Mexican brothel door on Ladies Night, Ayrton made do with a mere five pit stops to beat Hill and Prost, who changed tyres thirteen times between the two of them! Needless to say, there have been no calls for the event to return to Donington, much to the relief of the over-worked pit crews.

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  Sirkuit - 2001

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