1994 Canadian Grand Prix
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|
|Date||12 June 1994|
|Official name||XXXII Grand Prix Molson du Canada|
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)|
|Time||1:28.927 on lap 31 (lap record)|
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.
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.
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.
|“||David's done a fantastic job all weekend. He is very promising. I enjoyed the race - the only small drawback is that we didn't win. We'll have to work harder and push harder to beat Benetton.||”|
|— Damon Hill on David Coulthard's performance, transcript of recording from Grand Prix Racing.|
|“||The car performed fantastic. I had all the gears this time and I could do what I wanted. I think it would be good for Formula One if Nigel (Mansell) returned. It would bring more competition and I would like that.||”|
|— Michael Schumacher on the performance of the Benetton B194 and on a possible Mansell return, transcript of recording from Grand Prix Racing.|
|Pos||No||Driver||Constructor||Q1 Time||Q2 Time||Gap|
|14||29||Andrea de Cesaris||Sauber-Mercedes||1:29.793||1:28.694||+2.516|
Championship standings after the raceEdit
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