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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 August, 2003, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
German GP as it happened
All the action from Hockenheim as Juan Pablo Montoya moves into the world championship reckoning with a dominant victory.

Race result:
1 JP Montoya (Williams)
2 D Coulthard (McLaren)
3 J Trulli (Renault)
4 F Alonso (Renault)
5 O Panis (Toyota)
6 C da Matta (Toyota)
7 M Schumacher (Ferrari)
8 J Button (BAR)


Lap 67: Montoya completes a dominant win a minute clear of Coulthard and moves up into second place in the world championship only six points behind Schumacher.

Lap 66: Schumacher is 20 seconds behind Da Matta and has no chance of moving up a place.

Lap 65: Fisichella retires in the Jordan after a terrible race.

Lap 64: Ferrari take only 7.2secs to change Schumacher's tyre and he rejoins in seventh place ahead of Jenson Button.

Lap 63: Schumacher's left rear tyre is in shreds and he is being passed left, right and centre. He may have got the puncture when he ran off the track passing Trulli. Schumacher limps into the pits.

Lap 62: With five laps to go, Coulthard has closed to within 2.2secs of Schumacher and is closing at 0.5secs a lap.

Lap 61: Coulthard lost three seconds to Schumacher in one lap while trying to pass Trulli and appears likely to have to settle for third place.

Lap 60: Coulthard has a go at Trulli at the same place as Schumacher, and finally makes it stick at Turn Nine.

Lap 59: Schumacher tries the outside of Trulli at the top hairpin after the Italian is baulked by Villeneuve and gets him on the outside on the run down to Turn Three. Coulthard fails to take advantage.

Lap 58: Trulli is coming up to lap Villeneuve's BAR giving his pursuers a chance.

Lap 57: Schumacher has a look at Trulli, but thinks better of it.

Lap 56: Montoya is 49secs clear in the lead, with Trulli, Schumacher and Coulthard tied together.

Lap 55: Coulthard has a speed advantage in the middle sector of the lap - can he pass Schumacher and prove his worth to McLaren in the wake of the speculation about Montoya?

Lap 54: Trulli, Schumacher and Coulthard are now nose-to-tail for second place.

Lap 53: Fisichella, running last in the Jordan after his earlier problems, makes his final stop.

Lap 52: Schumacher is now 1.7secs behind Trulli with Coulthard's McLaren right behind him.

Lap 51: Montoya is 38secs in front with 16 laps to go. Barring a car problem, the Colombian will win. The question is can Coulthard pass Schumacher for third place?

Lap 50: Da Matta pits in the Toyota.

Lap 49: Montoya pits at the end of the lap for his final stop. He rejoins with no problems. Panis also pits from sixth place in the Toyota.

Lap 48: Coulthard is just one second behind Schumacher's Ferrari and looking strong.

Lap 47: Coulthard is closing in on Michael Schumacher setting them up for a great battle for third place in the closing laps of the race.

Lap 46: Montoya is now more than 50 seconds ahead - enough to make two more pit stops and still win the race even if the others do not pit!

Lap 45: Montoya pulls out another two seconds in the dominant Williams.

Lap 44: Montoya is now 47secs ahead of Trulli, whose advantage over Schumacher remains the same.

Lap 43: Montoya is 45 secs clear of Trulli, who is 3.2secs clear of Schumacher.

Lap 42: Coulthard pits and rejoins in fourth place behind Schumacher and ahead of Alonso.

Lap 41: Montoya is 23.8secs ahead of Coulthard, who is 18secs clear of Trulli.

Lap 40: Montoya is 40.6secs ahead of Trulli and Schumacher - and he needs only 25secs to retain the lead at his final stop if the others are not stopping.

Lap 39: Alonso pits - his stop is also quite long.

Lap 38: Trulli and Schumacher both pit and the Italian manages to get out in front - their stops are quite long. Will they stop again or not?

Lap 37: Montoya's lead is already nearly 10 seconds again.

Lap 36: Montoya is 8.5secs clear of Trulli, who has Schumacher 1.5secs behind him.

Lap 35: Heidfeld and Villeneuve pit as Montoya immediately laps a second clear of hsi closest rivals on his first flying lap after his pit stop.

Lap 34: Montoya rejoins with a lead of 5.3secs over Trulli's Renault, which is being caught slowly by Schumacher's Ferrari as the second round of pit stops starts.

Lap 33: Schumacher is in clear air trying to catch Trulli - but is still a second a lap slower than Montoya, who comes in for his pit stop. Da Matta also pits.

Lap 32: Montoya is held up lapping Villeneuve's BAR.

Lap 31: Alonso has dropped back behind Schumacher after running wide through the right-hander into the Stadium section.

Lap 30: The gaps stabilise as the front-runners move through the backmarkers.

Lap 29: Montoya is 27.6secs clear of Schumacher in fourth place as Trulli moves more than two seconds clear of Alonso. Coulthard is now under nine seconds behind Schumacher.

Lap 28: Montoya's lead is nearly 25 seconds as Trulli extends his advantage over Alonso to 1.5secs.

Lap 27: Coulthard reduces the gap between himself and Schumacher to just under 10 seconds.

Lap 26: Montoya is now 23secs in front with everything static behind him.

Lap 25: Montoya's lead is now 21.9secs over the Renaults and Schumacher, who are 10 seconds clear of Coulthard's McLaren.

Lap 24: Montoya is now over 20 seconds clear and surely only a car failure can rob him of a second victory of the season.

Lap 23: Montoya's lead goes out to 19.3secs ahead of the battling Renaults and Ferrari.

Lap 22: Montoya is now more than 18 seconds clear of the battle for second and is lapping the best part of two seconds a lap quicker than anyone else. Coulthard is not gaining on the Renaults and Schumacher.

Lap 21: Montoya extends his lead to 16.4secs, with Trulli, Alonso and Schumacher in line astern battling for second place.

Lap 20: Montoya looks unassailable with a 14.9secs lead over Trulli as Webber makes his pit stop for Jaguar.

Lap 19: Michael Schumacher is still stuck behind the Renaults after the first stops.

Lap 18: Alonso and Coulthard both pit.

Lap 17: Montoya and Schumacher both pit as Da Matta passes Webber.

Lap 16: Montoya is now more than 12 seconds clear of Michael Schumacher, who looks likely to finish at least second - which would put him in a strong position in the championship.

Lap 15: Panis is challenging Webber's Jaguar hard for sixth place but the Frenchman pits at the end of the lap. Montoya's lead is now 10.3secs over Alonso/Schumacher.

Lap 14: Trulli pulls in for a pit stop.

Lap 13: Montoya sets fastest lap and is now four seconds clear in the lead.

Lap 12: Fisichella's Jordan is going slowly and pulls into the pits. The car stalls, but the team get it going again.

Lap 11: Montoya is 3.4secs ahead of Trulli, who is 3.1secs ahead of Alonso/Schumacher.

Lap 10: Montoya's lead goes out to 2.8secs as Trulli pulls clear of the battle between Alonso and Michael Schumacher. Wilson retires in his first Grand Prix for Jaguar.

Lap nine: Schumacher is pushing Alonso hard, but he will be wary of taking too many risks after pushing the Renault on to the grass at the start of the British Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Lap eight: Montoya's lead is only 2.2secs - he is not pulling away from the Renaults as quickly as would be expected.

Lap seven: Coulthard passes Webber for fifth place with a superb move around the outside of Turn Two and sets off after the Renaults and Michael Schumacher.

Lap six: Montoya only pulls out 0.2secs on Trulli on this lap.

Lap five: Montoya is streaking away at the front and is already 2.1secs clear of Trulli. Michael Schumacher is right behind the two Renaults.

Lap four: Coulthard is looking for a way past Webber's Jaguar. Wilson has rejoined the race to get some experience.

Lap three: The race restarts as the safety car pulls into the pits at the end of the lap with only Montoya and Michael Schumacher of the title contenders still in the race.

Lap two: Ralf Schumacher pulls into the pits and with damage to the radiator is out of the race. Wilson is in for some repairs after touching Firman's Jordan in the melee on lap one.

The accident happened because Raikkonen and Barrichello were almost touching on the outside of the track and when Ralf Schumacher moved slightly left to the take the line for the first corner, he pushed Barrichello into the McLaren.

Lap one: Ralf Schumacher squeezes Rubens Barrichello at the first corner and Kimi Raikkonen, on the outside, is knocked off the track. Raikkonen is out of the race, as is Barrichello and Ralph Firman in the Jordan. The safety car is deployed.

1300: The drivers head off on their formation lap.

Williams drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher are strongly fancied to secure their team's third one-two in four races after dominating qualifying.

But Montoya believes Ferrari will be in a stronger position in the race, which starts at 1300 BST, than they were in qualifying.

Rubens Barrichello has qualified third, close behind the Williams drivers.

The Brazilian is on a softer tyre and lighter fuel load than team-mate Michael Schumacher and Ferrari hope he will be able to get in front and control the race.

Schumacher, who is one place behind his main title contender Kimi Raikkonen in sixth place on the grid, will be keen to limit any damage to his championship lead.

The German is seven points ahead of McLaren driver Raikkonen, 14 clear of Montoya and 16 in front of Ralf Schumacher.




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