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Aus 2003 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 16 in the 2003 Formula One season
Melbourne
Date 9 March 2003
Official name LXVIII Foster's Australian Grand Prix
Location Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia
Course Temporary street circuit
5.303 km
Distance 58 laps, 307.574 km
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Cosworth
Time 1:28.459
Fastest lap
Driver Aus Aaron Reed Jaguar-Cosworth
Time 1:28.277
Podium
First Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Cosworth
Second Ned Donald Brugman Jordan-Ford
Third Fin Tapio Rinneaho Minardi-Cosworth

The 2003 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 9, 2003 at Melbourne. It was the 1st race of the 2003 Formula One season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 7 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Cosworth 1:28.459
2 5 Den Andy Black Ferrari 1:28.463 +0.004
3 19 Uk Jimmy Laad McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.466 +0.007
4 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Sauber-Petronas 1:28.585 +0.126
5 3 Ned Donald Brugman Jordan-Ford 1:28.653 +0.194
6 18 Uk Jack Hunsley McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.671 +0.212
7 8 Fin Tapio Rinneaho Minardi-Cosworth 1:28.722 +0.263
8 4 Ned Tim Engberink Jordan-Ford 1:28.784 +0.325
9 9 Ger Ben Utzer Renault 1:28.807 +0.348
10 10 Por Rui Martins Renault 1:28.836 +0.377
11 17 Aus Aidan Keranen Jaguar-Cosworth 1:28.846 +0.387
12 15 Hun Márk Lintner BAR-Honda 1:28.854 +0.395
13 6 Ned Lesley Buurlage Ferrari 1:28.876 +0.417
14 21 Aus Josh Noack Arrows-Cosworth 1:28.880 +0.421
15 23 Bel Matteo Heymans Toyota 1:28.897 +0.438
16 12 Uk Daniel Harvey Williams-BMW 1:28.907 +0.448
17 11 Gre Manolis Sigoulakis Williams-BMW 1:28.996 +0.537
18 14 Bra Pablo Diehl BAR-Honda 1:29.077 +0.618
19 16 Aus Aaron Reed Jaguar-Cosworth 1:29.141 +0.682
20 20 Uk Jack Laskey Arrows-Cosworth 1:29.245 +0.786
21 22 Ina Oorjit Mishra Toyota 1:29.355 +0.896
22 2 Tur Omer Said Sauber-Petronas 1:42.634 +14.175

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Cosworth 58 1:27:45.872 1 10
2 3 Ned Donald Brugman Jordan-Ford 58 +10.205 5 8
3 8 Fin Tapio Rinneaho Minardi-Cosworth 58 +14.370 7 6
4 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Sauber-Petronas 58 +21.056 4 5
5 15 Hun Márk Lintner BAR-Honda 58 +21.824 12 4
6 17 Aus Aidan Keranen Jaguar-Cosworth 58 +22.872 11 3
7 6 Ned Lesley Buurlage Ferrari 58 +23.610 13 2
8 11 Gre Manolis Sigoulakis Williams-BMW 58 +25.812 17 1
9 10 Por Rui Martins Renault 58 +30.331 10
10 23 Bel Matteo Heymans Toyota 58 +30.923 15
11 16 Aus Aaron Reed Jaguar-Cosworth 58 +38.320 19
12 12 Uk Daniel Harvey Williams-BMW 58 +39.929 16
13 22 Ina Oorjit Mishra Toyota 58 +43.445 21
14 19 Uk Jimmy Laad McLaren-Mercedes 58 +56.176 3
15 18 Uk Jack Hunsley McLaren-Mercedes 58 +1:01.371 6
16 4 Ned Tim Engberink Jordan-Ford 52 +6 Laps 8
Ret 21 Aus Josh Noack Arrows-Cosworth 48 Oil leak 14
Ret 5 Den Andy Black Ferrari 34 Suspension 2
Ret 14 Bra Pablo Diehl BAR-Honda 30 Electrics 18
Ret 9 Ger Ben Utzer Renault 12 Suspension 9
Ret 20 Uk Jack Laskey Arrows-Cosworth 11 Engine 20
Ret 2 Tur Omer Said Sauber-Petronas 5 Water leak 22

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Arg Mane Goddard 10
2 Ned Donald Brugman 8
3 Fin Tapio Rinneaho 6
4 Ger Tobi Kederer 5
5 Hun Márk Lintner 4
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Ita Minardi-Cosworth 16
2 Ire Jordan-Ford 8
3 Swi Sauber-Petronas 5
4 Uk BAR-Honda 4
5 Uk Jaguar-Cosworth 3
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
2002 Japanese Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2003 season
Next race:
2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
Previous race:
2002 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix Next race:
2004 Australian Grand Prix

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