1996 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1996 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal on 16 June 1996. It was the eighth race of the 1996 Formula One World Championship.

1996 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 8 of 16 in the 1996 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (1996-2001).svg
Race details
Date 16 June 1996
Official name XXXIV Grand Prix Molson du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Street circuit
Course length 4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (189.549 mi)
Weather Mostly sunny and warm with temperatures approaching 26 °C (79 °F)[1]
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:21.059
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault
Time 1:21.916 on lap 67
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Williams-Renault
Third Benetton-Renault
Local driver Jacques Villeneuve finished second in his Williams-Renault.

The 69-lap race was won from pole position by Englishman Damon Hill, driving a Williams-Renault. Local driver Jacques Villeneuve, Hill's teammate and the son of Gilles, finished second, with Frenchman Jean Alesi third in a Benetton-Renault.

ReportEdit

Michael Schumacher started from the back of the grid, as his crew were still working on his car as the field set off on the warm-up lap. This started a run of mechanical problems for the reigning double World Champion.

Eddie Irvine became the first retirement from 4th position in the leading Ferrari on lap 2 when his suspension failed, he was then followed out by Ukyo Katayama in the second Tyrrell and Ricardo Rosset in the second Footwork when they collided at the final chicane on lap 7 due to Katayama missing his braking point. Before Rosset's teammate Jos Verstappen in the leading Footwork retired in the pits on lap 11 when his engine failed. Rubens Barrichello in the second Jordan after passing Mika Hakkinen for 6th position would also be forced the retire on lap 23 in the pits after his first pit stop when his clutch failed. Michael Schumacher after starting at the back of the grid due to a clutch problem, was able to fight his way up to 13th position, but would soon retire due to driveshaft failure on lap 42 which started the first of three consecutive races which both Ferrari's would fail to finish a race due to mechanical failures. For the second successive race, Gerhard Berger spun off and hit the wall while trying to pass teammate Jean Alesi on lap 43 at turn 4. Alesi continued to third place, while further behind Martin Brundle, running fourth following Berger's exit, had to pit for a new nose-cone following a collision with Pedro Lamy's Minardi when Lamy inadvertently hit Brundle's front wing as he attempted to rejoin the track after a spin on lap 45, dropping Brundle to seventh and handing fourth place to David Coulthard's McLaren. Brundle eventually recovered to sixth place behind Mika Häkkinen in the sister McLaren after getting past Johnny Herbert courtesy of a faster final pit stop.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:21.059
2 6   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:21.079 +0.020
3 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:21.198 +0.139
4 3   Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1:21.529 +0.470
5 2   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:21.657 +0.598
6 7   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.807 +0.748
7 4   Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1:21.926 +0.867
8 11   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:21.982 +0.923
9 12   Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:22.321 +1.262
10 8   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.332 +1.273
11 9   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:22.481 +1.422
12 15   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:22.875 +1.816
13 17   Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 1:23.067 +2.008
14 19   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:23.118 +2.059
15 14   Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 1:23.201 +2.142
16 21   Giancarlo Fisichella Minardi-Ford 1:23.519 +2.460
17 18   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:23.599 +2.540
18 10   Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:23.959 +2.900
19 20   Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:24.262 +3.203
20 22   Luca Badoer Forti-Ford 1:25.012 +3.953
21 16   Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 1:25.193 +4.134
22 23   Andrea Montermini Forti-Ford 1:26.109 +5.050
107% time: 1:26.733

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 69 1:36:03.465 1 10
2 6   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 69 + 4.183 2 6
3 3   Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 69 + 54.656 4 4
4 8   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 69 + 1:03.673 10 3
5 7   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 68 + 1 Lap 6 2
6 12   Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 68 + 1 Lap 9 1
7 14   Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 15  
8 21   Giancarlo Fisichella Minardi-Ford 67 + 2 Laps 16  
Ret 20   Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 44 Collision 19  
Ret 22   Luca Badoer Forti-Ford 44 Gearbox 20  
Ret 4   Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 42 Spun Off 7  
Ret 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 41 Halfshaft 3  
Ret 9   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 39 Engine 11  
Ret 19   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 39 Engine 14  
Ret 10   Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 38 Engine 18  
Ret 11   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 22 Clutch 8  
Ret 23   Andrea Montermini Forti-Ford 22 Electrical 22  
Ret 15   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 19 Gearbox 12  
Ret 17   Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 10 Engine 13  
Ret 16   Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 6 Collision Damage 21  
Ret 18   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 6 Collision 17  
Ret 2   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1 Suspension 5  
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • 150th Grand Prix for Martin Brundle

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information, 1996 Canadian Grand Prix". The Old Farmer's Almanac. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "1996 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1996 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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