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1999 Austrian Grand Prix

The 1999 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 25 July 1999 at the A1-Ring in Spielberg, Austria. It was the ninth race of the 1999 Formula One season.

1999 Austrian Grand Prix
Race 9 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One World Championship
A1-Ring (last modified in 1998)
A1-Ring (last modified in 1998)
Race details
Date 25 July 1999
Official name XXIII Großer Preis von Österreich
Location Spielberg, Austria
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.319 km (2.684 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 306.649 km (190.552 mi)
Weather Overcast, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:10.954
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:12.107 on lap 39
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third McLaren-Mercedes

After Michael Schumacher broke his leg in the previous race at Silverstone, Ferrari's title attention turned to his teammate Eddie Irvine. David Coulthard nudged teammate Mika Häkkinen off the track on the first lap, pushing Häkkinen to the back. When Coulthard failed to hold off Irvine during the sole round of pitstops, the man from Northern Ireland wrapped up his 2nd Formula One win. Häkkinen fought through the field to finish 3rd.

Mika Salo substituted for Michael Schumacher. Pedro Diniz scored his last ever world championship points at this race.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.954
2 2   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.153 +0.199
3 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:11.973 +1.019
4 8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:12.266 +1.312
5 16   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:12.342 +1.388
6 17   Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:12.488 +1.534
7 3   Mika Salo Ferrari 1:12.514 +1.560
8 6   Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:12.515 +1.561
9 22   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 1:12.833 +1.879
10 10   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:12.850 +1.896
11 7   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:12.901 +1.947
12 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:12.924 +1.970
13 19   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:12.999 +2.045
14 5   Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:13.101 +2.147
15 23   Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 1:13.172 +2.218
16 12   Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:13.223 +2.269
17 11   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:13.226 +2.272
18 18   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:13.457 +2.503
19 20   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:13.606 +2.652
20 15   Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:13.641 +2.687
21 14   Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:14.139 +3.185
22 21   Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:14.363 +3.409
107% time: 1:15.921
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 71 1:28:12.438 3 10
2 2   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 +0.313 2 6
3 1   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +22.282 1 4
4 8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 71 +52.803 4 3
5 10   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 71 +1:06.358 10 2
6 12   Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 71 +1:10.933 16 1
7 19   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 70 +1 Lap 13  
8 7   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 70 +1 Lap 11  
9 3   Mika Salo Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 7  
10 18   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 70 +1 Lap 18  
11 21   Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 70 +1 Lap 22  
12 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 68 Engine 12  
13 20   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 68 +3 Laps 19  
14 17   Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 67 +4 Laps 6  
15 23   Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 63 Clutch 15  
Ret 16   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 55 Engine 5  
Ret 11   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 49 Out of fuel 17  
Ret 14   Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 38 Spun off 21  
Ret 5   Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 35 Out of fuel 14  
Ret 22   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 34 Halfshaft 9  
Ret 15   Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 25 Engine 20  
Ret 6   Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 8 Spun off 8  
Sources:[2][3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Austrian GP Saturday qualifying". Motorsport.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. ^ "1999 Austrian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "1999 Austrian GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 3 August 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Austria 1999 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.


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