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The 1994 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 June 1994 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was the sixth race of the 1994 Formula One World Championship and the 32nd Canadian Grand Prix.

1994 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 6 of 16 in the 1994 Formula One World Championship
Gilles Villeneuve Circuit Montreal (94-95).svg
Race details
Date 12 June 1994
Official name XXXII Grand Prix Molson du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 4.450 km (2.765 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 307.050 km (190.792 mi)
Weather Warm with temperatures approaching 26.3 °C (79.3 °F); wind speeds up to 21 kilometres per hour (13 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver Benetton-Ford
Time 1:26.178
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:28.927 on lap 31 (lap record)
Podium
First Benetton-Ford
Second Williams-Renault
Third Ferrari

The 69-lap race was won from pole position by Michael Schumacher, driving a Benetton-Ford, with Damon Hill second in a Williams-Renault and Jean Alesi third in a Ferrari. The win, Schumacher's fifth of the season, put him 33 points clear of Hill in the Drivers' Championship.

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BackgroundEdit

Simtek entered only one car for Canada, following the injuries to Andrea Montermini at the previous race in Spain. Andrea de Cesaris replaced the injured Karl Wendlinger at Sauber, and would thus make his 200th Grand Prix start at Montreal.

RaceEdit

Michael Schumacher took his fifth victory from six races in his Benetton, finishing nearly 40 seconds ahead of Damon Hill's Williams. Ferrari driver Jean Alesi finished third, just ahead of teammate Gerhard Berger, the last driver on the lead lap. Hill's teammate David Coulthard was fifth, scoring his first points in Formula One, while Christian Fittipaldi crossed the line sixth but was disqualified when his Footwork was found to be underweight, thus promoting Schumacher's teammate JJ Lehto to the final point.

During the race, Érik Comas became the first-ever F1 driver to be penalised for speeding in the pit lane; he received a ten-second stop-go penalty.

Post-raceEdit

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:26.820 1:26.178
2 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:26.277 1:26.319 +0.099
3 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:27.652 1:27.059 +0.881
4 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:28.011 1:27.094 +0.916
5 2   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:28.636 1:27.211 +1.033
6 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:28.612 1:27.554 +1.376
7 7   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 1:27.616 1:27.851 +1.438
8 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 1:28.843 1:27.780 +1.602
9 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.827 1:27.953 +1.649
10 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 1:28.048 1:27.977 +1.799
11 10   Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 1:28.730 1:27.989 +1.811
12 8   Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 1:28.451 1:28.197 +2.019
13 4   Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:29.108 1:28.579 +2.401
14 29   Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 1:29.793 1:28.694 +2.516
15 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:29.691 1:28.847 +2.669
16 9   Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 1:29.493 1:28.882 +2.704
17 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:30.063 1:28.889 +2.711
18 24   Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 1:29.597 1:28.903 +2.725
19 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 1:29.530 1:28.950 +2.772
20 6   JJ Lehto Benetton-Ford 1:29.580 1:28.993 +2.815
21 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 1:29.653 1:29.039 +2.861
22 19   Olivier Beretta Larrousse-Ford 1:31.167 1:29.403 +3.225
23 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:31.698 1:30.160 +3.982
24 25   Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 1:30.806 1:30.493 +4.315
25 31   David Brabham Simtek-Ford 1:32.376 1:31.632 +5.454
26 34   Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor 1:32.838 1:32.877 +6.660
27 33   Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor 1:33.291 1:33.006 +6.828
Sources:[2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 69 1:44:31.887 1 10
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 69 + 39.660 4 6
3 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 69 + 1:13.338 2 4
4 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 69 + 1:15.609 3 3
5 2   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 68 + 1 Lap 5 2
6 6   JJ Lehto Benetton-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 20 1
7 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 68 + 1 Lap 6  
8 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 68 + 1 Lap 17  
9 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 15  
10 4   Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 67 Spun Off 13  
11 24   Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 67 + 2 Laps 18  
12 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 67 + 2 Laps 19  
13 25   Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 66 + 3 Laps 24  
14 31   David Brabham Simtek-Ford 65 + 4 Laps 25  
15 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Mugen-Honda 62 + 7 Laps 23  
DSQ 9   Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 68 Car Underweight 16  
Ret 7   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 61 Engine 7  
Ret 19   Olivier Beretta Larrousse-Ford 57 Engine 22  
Ret 10   Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 50 Transmission 11  
Ret 34   Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor 47 Oil Pressure 26  
Ret 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 45 Clutch 21  
Ret 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 Accident 9  
Ret 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 40 Spun Off 8  
Ret 29   Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 24 Oil Pressure 14  
Ret 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 5 Spun Off 10  
Ret 8   Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 3 Electrical 12  
DNQ 33   Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor        
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1994 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  2. ^ "Canadian GP Friday Qualifying". motorsport.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Saturday Qualifying". motorsport.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  4. ^ "1994 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Canada 1994 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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