1996 German Grand Prix
|1996 German Grand Prix|
|Race 11 of 16 in the 1996 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||28 July 1996|
|Official name||Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland|
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)|
|Time||1:46.504 on lap 26|
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.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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