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The 1999 British Grand Prix[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 11 July 1999 at the Silverstone Circuit near Silverstone, England. It was the eighth race of the 1999 Formula One season.[2] The 60-lap race was won by McLaren driver David Coulthard after he started from third position. Eddie Irvine finished second for the Ferrari team and Williams driver Ralf Schumacher came in third.

1999 British Grand Prix
Race 8 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One World Championship
Silverstone Circuit in its 1999 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in its 1999 configuration
Race details
Date 11 July 1999
Official name LII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.140 km (3.194 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 308.400 km (191.640 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:24.804
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:28.309 on lap 28
Podium
First McLaren-Mercedes
Second Ferrari
Third Williams-Supertec

Jacques Villeneuve and Alessandro Zanardi both stalled on the grid causing a race restart.

While the red flags were out, Michael Schumacher crashed at Stowe corner due to brake failure, breaking his leg. This would keep him out of Formula One until the Malaysian Grand Prix, ending his championship hopes.

Following a difficult season Damon Hill performed well to finish 5th in his home race and seemed happy enough to carry on for the rest of the season. He had also briefly led the race for a lap, which was the last time he would lead a Grand Prix.[3]

This was Toranosuke Takagi's final classified Formula One race finish. He failed to finish each of his subsequent eight races.

This was McLaren team's first British Grand Prix victory since 1989.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.804
2 3   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:25.223 +0.419
3 2   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.594 +0.790
4 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:25.677 +0.873
5 8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:25.991 +1.187
6 7   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:26.099 +1.295
7 16   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:26.194 +1.390
8 6   Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:26.438 +1.634
9 22   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 1:26.719 +1.915
10 11   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:26.761 +1.957
11 17   Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:26.873 +2.069
12 12   Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:27.196 +2.392
13 5   Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:27.223 +2.419
14 19   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:27.227 +2.423
15 18   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:27.543 +2.739
16 23   Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 1:27.699 +2.895
17 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:27.857 +3.053
18 10   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:28.010 +3.206
19 15   Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:28.037 +3.233
20 14   Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:28.148 +3.344
21 20   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:28.695 +3.891
22 21   Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:28.772 +3.968
107% time: 1:30.740
Source:[4]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 60 1:32:30.144 3 10
2 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 60 +1.829 4 6
3 6   Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 60 +27.411 8 4
4 8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 60 +27.789 5 3
5 7   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 60 +38.606 6 2
6 12   Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 60 +53.643 12 1
7 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 60 +54.614 17  
8 16   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 60 +1:08.590 7  
9 19   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 60 +1:12.045 14  
10 10   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 60 +1:12.123 18  
11 5   Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 60 +1:17.124 13  
12 17   Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 60 +1:17.709 11  
13 18   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 60 +1:20.492 15  
14 11   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 59 Engine 10  
15 21   Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 58 +2 Laps 22  
16 15   Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 58 +2 Laps 19  
Ret 23   Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 41 Suspension 16  
Ret 1   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 35 Wheel 1  
Ret 22   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 29 Halfshaft 9  
Ret 20   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 6 Gearbox 21  
Ret 14   Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 0 Gearbox 20  
DNS 3   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 0 Accident 2  
Sources:[1][5]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1999 British Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ "1999 British Grand Prix". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Hill, Damon". F1 Complete. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ "1999 British GP Qualifying". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  5. ^ "1999 British GP Results". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Britain 1999 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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