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1996 German Grand Prix

The 1996 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheim on 28 July 1996. It was the eleventh race of the 1996 Formula One World Championship.

1996 German Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1996 Formula One World Championship
Hockenheimring prior to 2002.svg
Race details
Date 28 July 1996
Official name Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.823 km (4.256 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (191.537 mi)
Weather Sunny, dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:43.912
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:46.504 on lap 26
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Benetton-Renault
Third Williams-Renault

The 45-lap race was won by Englishman Damon Hill, driving a Williams-Renault, after he started from pole position. Austrian driver Gerhard Berger started alongside Hill on the front row in his Benetton-Renault and led for much of the race, until his engine failed with three laps remaining. Hill duly took his seventh victory of the season, with Berger's French teammate Jean Alesi second and Canadian Jacques Villeneuve third in the other Williams-Renault.

With the win, Hill extended his lead over Villeneuve in the Drivers' Championship to 21 points with five races remaining.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Diff.
1 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:43.912
2 4   Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1:44.299 +0.387
3 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:44.477 +0.565
4 7   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.644 +0.732
5 3   Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1:44.670 +0.758
6 6   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:44.842 +0.930
7 8   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.951 +1.039
8 2   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:45.389 +1.477
9 11   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:45.452 +1.540
10 12   Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:45.876 +1.964
11 10   Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:46.575 +2.663
12 9   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:46.746 +2.834
13 15   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:46.899 +2.987
14 14   Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 1:47.711 +3.799
15 19   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:48.139 +4.227
16 18   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:48.381 +4.469
17 17   Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 1:48.512 +4.600
18 20   Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:49.461 +5.549
19 16   Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 1:49.551 +5.639
107% time: 1:51.186
DNQ 21   Giovanni Lavaggi Minardi-Ford 1:51.357 +7.445

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 45 1:21:43.417 1 10
2 3   Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 45 + 11.452 5 6
3 6   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 45 + 33.926 6 4
4 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 45 + 41.517 3 3
5 8   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 45 + 42.196 7 2
6 11   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 45 + 1:42.099 9 1
7 9   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 45 + 1:43.912 12  
8 15   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 13  
9 19   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 + 1 Lap 15  
10 12   Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 44 + 1 Lap 10  
11 16   Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 44 + 1 Lap 19  
12 20   Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 43 + 2 Laps 18  
13 4   Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 42 Engine 2  
Ret 2   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 34 Engine 8  
Ret 14   Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 25 Vibrations 14  
Ret 10   Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 19 Engine 11  
Ret 18   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 19 Spun Off 16  
Ret 7   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Gearbox 4  
Ret 17   Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 0 Collision 17  
DNQ 21   Giovanni Lavaggi Minardi-Ford    
Source:[1]

NotesEdit

  • Giovanni Lavaggi replaced Giancarlo Fisichella at Minardi for the remainder of the season.
  • Though the Forti team arrived, neither of its cars were assembled as the team had run out of money and therefore could not obtain any engines. It closed down shortly afterwards.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 1996 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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