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The 2003 Formula One season was the 54th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. The season commenced on March 9th in Australia, and ended on October 12th in Japan, after sixteen races.

The Drivers Championship was won by Michael Schumacher for a sixth time, beating Juan Manuel Fangio's record, which had stood since 1957. This championship was also Schumacher's fourth in a row. The Constructors Championship was won by Ferrari for the fifth consecutive time, and their thirteenth overall.

It was a season of change, after the 2002 season, where Ferrari dominated. One-lap qualifying was introduced, as well as a new points system, 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the first eight finishers, replacing the old 10-6-4-3-2-1 system for the first six finishers.

Entry ListEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Ferrari F2002B
F2003-GA
B 1 Germany Michael Schumacher All Italy Luca Badoer
Brazil Felipe Massa
Brazil Luciano Burti
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 051B
Ferrari 052
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
Williams-BMW FW25 M 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
Spain Marc Gené
Brazil Ricardo Sperafico
Monaco Olivier Beretta
United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team BMW P83 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher 1-13, 15-16
4 Spain Marc Gené 14
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-17D M 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard All Austria Alexander Wurz
Spain Pedro de la Rosa
United Kingdom Gary Paffett
United Kingdom Darren Turner
United Kingdom Steven Kane
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO110M
Mercedes FO110P
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All
Renault R23
R23B
M 7 Italy Jarno Trulli All United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Franck Montagny
France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault RS23 8 Spain Fernando Alonso All
Sauber C22 B 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld All Switzerland Neel Jani
Switzerland Sauber Petronas Petronas 03A 10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Jordan EJ13 B 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner
Sweden Björn Wirdheim
Japan Satoshi Motoyama
Ireland Jordan Ford Ford RS1 12 Ireland Ralph Firman 1-12, 15-16
12 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 13-14
Jaguar-Ford Cosworth R4 M 14 Australia Mark Webber All Germany André Lotterer
United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Cosworth CR-5 15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 1-11
15 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 12-16
BAR 005 B 16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1-15 Japan Takuma Sato
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda Honda RA003E 16 Japan Takuma Sato 16
17 United Kingdom Jenson Button All
Minardi PS03 B 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 1-11 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Italy Matteo Bobbi
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Italy European Minardi Cosworth Cosworth CR-3 18 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 12-16
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen All
Toyota TF103 M 20 France Olivier Panis All Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota RVX-03 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta All

Driver ChangesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Mid-seasonEdit

Team ChangesEdit

CalendarEdit

Round Race Title Grand Prix Date Location
1 Foster's Australian Grand Prix Australian GP March 9 Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP March 23 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
3 Grande Prêmio Marlboro do Brasil Brazilian GP April 6 Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
4 Warsteiner Grand Prix of San Marino San Marino GP April 20 Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
5 Gran Premio Marlboro de España Spanish GP May 4 Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
6 Großer A1 Preis von Österreich Austrian GP May 18 Austria A1-Ring, Spielburg
7 Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Monaco GP June 1 Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
8 Grand Prix Air Canada Canadian GP June 15 Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
9 Allianz Grand Prix of Europe European GP June 29 Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg
10 Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France French GP July 6 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours
11 Foster's British Grand Prix British GP July 20 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
12 Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland German GP August 3 Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
13 Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP August 24 Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest
14 Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia Italian GP September 14 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
15 SAP United States Grand Prix United States GP September 28 United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP October 12 Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka

Calendar changesEdit

Results, Standings and StatisticsEdit

TestingEdit

Standings and StatisticsEdit

DriversEdit

ConstructorsEdit

NotesEdit

V T E 2003 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Williams • McLaren • Renault • Sauber • Jordan • Jaguar • BAR • Minardi • Toyota
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Montoya • 4 R. Schumacher • 4 Gené • 5 Coulthard • 6 Räikkönen • 7 Trulli • 8 Alonso • 9 Heidfeld • 10 Frentzen • 11 Fisichella • 12 Firman • 12 Baumgartner • 14 Webber • 15 Pizzonia • 15 Wilson • 16 Villeneuve • 16 Sato • 17 Button • 18 Wilson • 18 Kiesa • 19 Verstappen • 20 Panis • 21 Da Matta
Other Drivers Badoer • Beretta • Bruni • Davidson • De la Rosa • Lotterer • Massa • McNish • Montagny • Paffett • Wurz • Zonta
Cars Ferrari F2003-GA • Williams FW25 • McLaren MP4-17D • Renault R23 • BAR 005 • Sauber C22 • Jaguar R4 • Toyota TF103 • Jordan EJ13 • Minardi PS03
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Brazil • San Marino • Spain • Austria • Monaco • Canada • Europe • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Italy • United States • Japan
See also 2002 Formula One Season • 2004 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons
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