Schumacher Reigns In Spain
April 28, 2001 | 10:00 A.M. EST
Schumacher posted the fastest time of 1:18.201 on the 2.9-mile Circuit de Catalunya course on his second lap of qualifying.
Defending race champion Mika Hakkinen will start along side Schumacher in the front row after posting a time of 1:18.286. Hakkinen’s teammate David Coulthard will start third followed by Rubens Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher.
Schumacher, who was fastest in Saturday's two early practices, won the first two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia. He then finished second in Brazil and dropped out with suspension and braking problems two weeks ago at San Marino.
Schumacher's brother, Ralf, ended a more than three year drought for the Williams team by earning his first career victory in San Marino.
Rounding out the top ten on the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix are Jordan’s Jarno Trulli, Jacques Villenueve of BAR, Heinz-Harald Frentzen of Jordan, Kimi Raikkonen of Sauber and Nick Heidfeld of Sauber.
It was a disappointing day for Williams-BMW’s Juan Pablo Montoya who qualified 12th and Jaguar Racing’s Eddie Irvine who qualified 13th.