Italian GP 2003
SEPTEMBER 14, 2003
Italian GP, 2003
Michael Schumacher won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza today in his Ferrari, beating out his title rival Juan Pablo Montoya in his Williams-BMW by 5.2 seconds, It is the German driver's first win since June in Canada, and increases his lead in the Drivers Championship to three points over Montoya and seven points over Kimi Raikkonen.
Rubens Barrichello finished third in his Ferrari, one second ahead of Raikkonen in fourth in his McLaren-Mercedes at the finish.
Marc Gene, substituting for Ralf Schumacher, had a solid performance to finish in fifth, helping to maintain Williams-BMW's lead over Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship. Jacques Villeneuve in the BAR-Honda finished sixth, Mark Webber in the Jaguar was seventh, and the final points position went to Fernando Alonso in his Renault.