Suzuka, Japan 08.10.00 Car Ferrari F1-2000 Grid 1st
Podium Mika Häkkinen, David Coulthard The world championship title fight went down to the wire between Schumacher and McLaren’s Mika Häkkinen. The Finn led from the start, keeping his position at the head of the field after the opening pitstops. When the rain started to fall, true to form, Schumacher began to close the gap. This was a stunning battle between two of the top drivers in the sport. The emotion was huge as Michael made up the time in the rain and at the second pitstop emerged ahead of Häkkinen. Michael took his third world drivers’ title and the first for Ferrari since 1979.