Juan Pablo Montoya, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso are thought to be certainly one of F1’s greatest-ever rookie intakes, the trio every having fun with standout seasons with the Williams, Sauber and Minardi squads that will set them up for prolonged top-line careers.
Montoya overtook Schumacher thrice on observe throughout the season and eventually broke his duck within the Italian Grand Prix, whereas Raikkonen scored factors on debut and Alonso claimed a number of scalps in tail-end equipment.
The fourth member of the rookie contingent was Arrows driver Enrique Bernoldi, who struggled to match his illustrious contemporaries. The Brazilian’s season is greatest remembered for his prolonged rear-guard motion towards David Coulthard at Monaco because the McLaren driver’s title hopes started to slide away.
In a 2001-themed particular version of the Autosport podcast, chief editor Kevin Turner is joined by Plus editor James Newbold and former McLaren engineer Mark Williams to debate the rookies performances, Coulthard’s greatest F1 season and the ultimate hurrah of two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen.
In addition they talk about how the staff was foiled by newly re-introduced traction management, and debate the highest 10 drivers lists compiled by late commentator Murray Walker, Minardi staff boss Paul Stoddart and Prost/Jordan driver Jean Alesi for the 2001 Autosport season assessment journal.
You’ll be able to take heed to the podcast utilizing the participant under, or by downloading through all good audio platforms together with Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.