Gallery: Montoya's classic Schumacher overtake in Brazil 2001

At the 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya passed Michael Schumacher in what is remembered as one of the most memorable overtakes in the history of Formula 1.

Gallery: Montoya's classic Schumacher overtake in Brazil 2001

As soon as an early safety car was retreated, Montoya started hammering down race leader Schumacher, pulling off a spectacular move at the the tricky Senna S chicane.

He went on to establish a mammoth 30-second advantage at the front of the field, only for Jos Verstappen's Arrows to crash into the back of him shortly after getting lapped.

There was more drama later on, with Schumacher spinning in tricky conditions, allowing Coulthard to close the gap to him.

The McLaren driver managed to reel in the defending champion a few laps to score his first win of the year.

 

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Drivers' parade
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Drivers' parade
Drivers' parade
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Drivers' parade
Drivers' parade
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Rubens Barrichello arrives on the grid
Rubens Barrichello arrives on the grid
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Race start
Race start
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Race start
Race start
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
Restart : Montoya attacks Schumacher
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Restart : Rubens Barrichello spins into the gravel
Restart : Rubens Barrichello spins into the gravel
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Juan Pablo Montoya leads Michael Schumacher
Juan Pablo Montoya leads Michael Schumacher
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Juan Pablo Montoya leads Michael Schumacher
Juan Pablo Montoya leads Michael Schumacher
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Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya
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Juan Pablo Montoya leads Michael Schumacher
Juan Pablo Montoya leads Michael Schumacher
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Montoya retires after clash with Verstappen
Montoya retires after clash with Verstappen
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Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya
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Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya
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Michael Schumacher leads David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher leads David Coulthard
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Michael Schumacher spins
Michael Schumacher spins
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Michael Schumacher spins
Michael Schumacher spins
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Michael Schumacher spins
Michael Schumacher spins
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David Coulthard celebrates victory
David Coulthard celebrates victory
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Podium: David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher
Podium: David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher
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Podium : Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Nick Heidfeld
Podium : Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Nick Heidfeld
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Podium : Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Nick Heidfeld
Podium : Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard and Nick Heidfeld
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David Coulthard with winner's trophy
David Coulthard with winner's trophy
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Post-race press conference
Post-race press conference
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