On March 8 2003, Ferrari monopolised the front row of the grid for the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne. On pole, in the old F2002, was Michael Schumacher, who beat team-mate Rubens Barrichello by 245 thousandths and Juan Pablo Montoya in the Williams by almost a second. Heinz-Harald Frentzen was fourth in the Sauber, over a second down.
Wet weather in the race jumbled things up and the Ferrari drivers weren’t immune from making mistakes. Schumacher hit a wall, damaging the car on his way to finishing fourth, under three tenths of Kimi Raikkonen’s McLaren and less than ten seconds behind the winner and the Finn’s team-mate, David Coulthard. As for Barrichello, his race was over in under ten minutes, as the Brazilian spun while lying second. Thus ended a run of consecutive podium finishes that had begun in September 1999.
Join Michael on pole from multiple angles in the good old whooping v10: