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The 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 14 August 1994 at the Hungaroring, Budapest. It was the tenth race of the 1994 Formula One World Championship.

1994 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 10 of 16 in the 1994 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Hungaroring1999.png
Race details
Date 14 August 1994
Official name X Marlboro Magyar Nagydij
Location Hungaroring
Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.968 km (2.466 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.536 km (189.851 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Benetton-Ford
Time 1:18.258
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:20.881 on lap 5
Podium
First Benetton-Ford
Second Williams-Renault
Third Benetton-Ford

The 77-lap race was won from pole position by Michael Schumacher, driving a Benetton-Ford. Schumacher's Drivers' Championship rival, Damon Hill, finished second in a Williams-Renault, with Jos Verstappen third in the other Benetton-Ford after Martin Brundle suffered an electrical failure in his McLaren-Peugeot on the final lap. Brundle was partnered for this race by McLaren tester Philippe Alliot, deputising for a suspended Mika Häkkinen.

The win, Schumacher's seventh of the season, meant that his lead over Hill in the Drivers' Championship stood at 31 points with six races remaining.

Contents

Weekend report before qualifyingEdit

With Benetton and McLaren both in trouble with their controversies found by the FIA after the German Grand Prix. Benetton were troubled with the result of Jos Verstappen's fiery pit stop at Hockenheimring which was caused by the team removing a filter from the fuelling system and the FIA believed it allowed a piece of debris to become lodged within a valve of the nozzle that caused the fuel to spill out onto the bodywork as it was highly criticised by the FIA with the design of the fuel rig, as to which the FIA had required all teams to use with the regulation changes. McLaren however were troubled with the result of Mika Hakkinen receiving a one race ban for causing a crash on the first lap of the German Grand Prix and was replaced by Philippe Alliot who made his first grand prix since the French Grand Prix the previous year but had spun off the circuit during first practice which left to take over Brundle's car not showing much satisfaction for the head of Peugeot engineering and fellow Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille.

QualifyingEdit

The front row was locked out by the championship contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill with Schumacher half a second quicker than Hill with the Benetton of Schumacher also quickest during the Sunday morning warm-up. With the top ten being completed by Coulthard third in the other Williams, Berger fourth for Ferrari as Berger's teammate Alesi could do not better than 13th due to handling issues behind Jos Verstappen's Benetton but also ahead of Alliot's McLaren who was 14th (which left McLaren separated by eight places), Katayama fifth for Tyrrell, Brundle sixth for McLaren, Eddie Irvine seventh for Jordan, Frentzen eighth for Sauber, Panis was ninth for Ligier & Rubens Barrichello completing the top ten in the other Jordan.

RaceEdit

At the start Schumacher despite being on the clean side of the track got off to a bad start compared to Hill's Williams but managed to brake later than Hill allowing him to retake the lead ahead of Hill, Coulthard, Berger, Katayama & Brundle through turn 1. As the Jordan's of Irvine and Barrichello were quick and surpassed Brundle and Katayama. But the Jordan teammate's had collided at the second turn and took off Katayama as well forcing all three drivers to immediately retire. Alesi was able to pass Panis for sixth. Nothing had changed with the order after the first round of pit stops, eventually however there was action behind as Berger stalled which left him to drop behind Brundle, Alesi & Verstappen. Ferrari's luck soon changed as Alesi's engine failed by lap 59 and left oil on the track which caused David Coulthard to spin off and crash out of 3rd place into the wall by lap 60 as the other Ferrari of Gerhard Berger also retired with engine failure by lap 73. Martin Brundle stopped on the last lap with an electrical failure denying him of a podium but was classified 4th giving his place to Jos Verstappen was just behind him. Michael Schumacher claimed his 7th victory of the season ahead Damon Hill, teammate Jos Verstappen, Martin Brundle, Mark Blundell for Tyrrell and Olivier Panis scoring 6th for Ligier.


ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:19.479 1:18.258
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:19.700 1:18.824 +0.566
3 2   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:20.395 1:20.205 +1.947
4 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:21.009 1:20.219 +1.961
5 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.877 1:20.232 +1.974
6 8   Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 1:20.819 1:20.629 +2.371
7 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 1:21.406 1:20.698 +2.440
8 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 1:22.268 1:20.858 +2.600
9 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 1:23.244 1:20.929 +2.671
10 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:21.498 1:20.952 +2.694
11 4   Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.731 1:20.984 +2.726
12 6   Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 1:21.141 9:03.939 +2.883
13 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:21.280 1:21.206 +2.948
14 7   Philippe Alliot McLaren-Peugeot 1:22.915 1:21.498 +3.240
15 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:24.440 1:21.837 +3.579
16 9   Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 1:22.375 1:21.873 +3.615
17 29   Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 1:23.573 1:21.946 +3.688
18 25   Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 1:23.269 1:22.038 +3.780
19 10   Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 1:22.311 1:30.262 +4.053
20 24   Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 1:22.379 1:22.379 +4.121
21 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 1:22.754 1:22.487 +4.229
22 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:23.361 1:22.513 +4.255
23 31   David Brabham Simtek-Ford 1:24.181 1:22.614 +4.356
24 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:23.306 1:22.705 +4.447
25 19   Olivier Beretta Larrousse-Ford 1:24.645 1:22.899 +4.641
26 32   Jean-Marc Gounon Simtek-Ford 1:26.678 1:24.191 +5.933
27 34   Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor 1:26.521 1:24.908 +6.650
28 33   Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor 1:28.334 1:26.275 +8.017

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 77 1.48:00.185 1 10
2 0   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 77 + 20.827 2 6
3 6   Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 77 + 1:10.329 12 4
4 8   Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 76 Electrical 6 3
5 4   Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 76 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 76 + 1 Lap 9 1
7 24   Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 20  
8 20   Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 21  
9 19   Olivier Beretta Larrousse-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 25  
10 25   Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 75 + 2 Laps 18  
11 31   David Brabham Simtek-Ford 74 + 3 Laps 23  
12 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 72 Engine 4  
13 11   Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Mugen-Honda 72 + 5 Laps 22  
14 9   Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 69 Transmission 16  
Ret 2   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 59 Spun Off 3  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 58 Gearbox 13  
Ret 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 58 Spun Off 15  
Ret 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 39 Gearbox 8  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 34 Electrical 24  
Ret 29   Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 30 Collision 17  
Ret 10   Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 30 Collision 19  
Ret 7   Philippe Alliot McLaren-Peugeot 21 Water Leak 14  
Ret 32   Jean-Marc Gounon Simtek-Ford 9 Handling 26  
Ret 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Collision 5  
Ret 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 0 Collision 7  
Ret 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 0 Collision 10  
DNQ 34   Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor    
DNQ 33   Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor    
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1994 Hungarian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Hungary 1994 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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