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Barcelona Grand Prix 2001
Mike and I went to the Barcelona GP to see Hakkinen lead the whole way through and then at the last minute - bang! his engine blew and Schumacher took victory. I was delighted. Mike was not!

The story of how the race unfolded is told here.

The full set of photos are unindexed here. There are even some there that aren't exclusively of Ferraris!


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On the flight, we passed over the Pyrennees. Very pretty!

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We took our seats and watched the media scrum as Bernie entered the pits.

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Bernie was followed by Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who he drove around the track in the safety car.

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Finally, the cars began to form on the grid; here comes a nice red one.

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And they're off!

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One Ferrari in the pits.

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A Ferrari approaching another pitstop.

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Schuey led for a while at the start, before Hakkinen managed to catch up.

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Poor Barricello had to retire, here he is being pushed into the garage.

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And guess what! On the final lap Hakkinen's engine let go. Here comes Schuey... in the lead! Winner!

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Poor Hakkinen had to get a lift back to Park Ferme on someone's sidepod. Ho ho.

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So Schuey won, and did his little hop on the podium.

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All stood still for the anthem. No conducting for the Italian one!

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Watch out - champagne sprayers at 9 o'clock!

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The victors gathered for a group hug on the podium...

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... and I took Mike away to cheer him up with some sangria.




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