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The 2001 Donington Park Two-Seater Grand Prix was a special off-season race held at Donington Park on August 21, 2001, organised by the Minardi team. This GP was the first ever to involve two-seater Formula One cars and was won by Minardi team principal Paul Stoddart and American singer-songwriter Kelis, after a collision with ex-World Champion Nigel Mansell and Spanish rookie Fernando Alonso. This made Kelis one of the few women to win an F1 race, even though this didn't count towards the Championship.

ReportEdit

Five cars were entered for this race - four in traditional Minardi livery; Stoddart and Kelis' car was the only exception, being coloured in red.

Tarso Marques and Boyzone star Lynch started on pole for the race and got a good start, but the engine blew up just a few laps later, and the pair were the only non-finishers of the race.

The race ended prematurely on lap 11 when Mansell and businessman Frost and Alonso and Goodman, ITV F1's pit reporter, collided at the last corner with the race win going to Stoddart and Kelis.

ClassificationEdit

Pos. Driver Passenger Team
1 Australia Paul Stoddart United States Kelis Minardi-European
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Jonathan Frost Minardi-European
3 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom Louise Goodman Minardi-European
4 Malaysia Alex Yoong United Kingdom Des Kelly Minardi-European
Ret Brazil Tarso Marques Ireland Shane Lynch Minardi-European

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