Sunday 24th August 2003
Fernando Alonso became the youngest ever grand prix winner aged 22 years and 104 days after clinching his maiden grand prix victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. 43 years since Bruce McLaren became the youngest ever winner, Alonso made the most of appalling starts from the Williams duo of Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher. The faster Kimi Raikkonen was held up along with all the other Alonso pursuers by Mark Webber’s Jaguar, allowing Alonso to stretch his lead and win by almost 17 seconds from Raikkonen and Montoya by the chequered flag. Perhaps more importantly, the victory set up an amazing finish for the drivers’ championship with Michael Schumacher on 72 points, Montoya on 71 points and Raikkonen on 70 points.