2003 Formula 1 drivers and constructors world championships final standings
|3||Juan Pablo Montoya||82|
|13||Cristiano da Matta||10|
2003 Formula 1 season facts and figures
Michael Schumacher won the 2003 Formula One World Championship for drivers. Kimi Räikkönen was second and Juan Pablo Montoya third. Ferrari won the championship for constructors.
10 constructors and 23 drivers participated in 16 races during the 54th season of the FIA Formula One World Championchip. New points system were introduced - points for top eight finishers (10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1).
2003 F1 season notes
- Kimi Räikkönen took his first F1 win.
- Jenson Button joined BAR.
- Fernando Alonso took his first F1 win.
- Eight different drivers won a race.
- Ferrari signed Felipe Massa as a test driver.
- Renault promoted Fernando Alonso to a full time driver.
- HANS (head and neck safety) system became mandatory.
- Cars may not be refueled between final qualifying and race start.
- Bi-directional telemetry was banned.
- One qualifying lap system was introduced.
- 107 percent rule no longer applied.
- Belgian Grand Prix was canceled due to the country's tobacco advertising rules.