1999 San Marino Grand Prix
The 1999 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 May 1999 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy. It was the third race of the 1999 Formula One season. The 62-lap race was won by Ferrrari driver Michael Schumacher after he started from third position. David Coulthard finished second for the McLaren team with Stewart driver Rubens Barrichello third.
|1999 San Marino Grand Prix|
|Race 3 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One World Championship|
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
(last modified in 1997)
|Date||2 May 1999|
|Official name||XIX Gran Premio Warsteiner di San Marino|
|Location||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.930 km (3.064 mi)|
|Distance||62 laps, 305.660 km (189.937 mi)|
|Weather||Sunny, mild, dry, 23 °C|
|Time||1:28.362 on lap 45|
Mika Häkkinen took an instant lead from David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher after the start. Eddie Irvine was ahead of Rubens Barrichello, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Ralf Schumacher, Damon Hill and Jean Alesi. Jacques Villeneuve was left stranded on the grid after a clutch problem. In an unforced error, Häkkinen crashed out at the final Traguardo chicane on lap 17, allowing David Coulthard into the lead ahead of Michael Schumacher.
This remained unchanged until both drivers made pitstops for fuel and tyres. Schumacher stopped earlier and for a shorter time than Coulthard allowing him to take over the lead from the McLaren driver. Schumacher then gradually expanded his lead to a maximum of about 23 seconds before making a second pit stop. He was able to stay in first place and thereafter comfortably retained his position to secure his first win of the season.
Meanwhile, Schumacher's teammate Irvine had settled in third place following Häkkinen's retirement. He was forced to retire from the race himself when his Ferrari engine expired on lap 47. Frentzen span off shortly afterwards on the oil left by Irvine's Ferrari. This allowed Hill to inherit third place, but he made his final stop in a three stop strategy two laps later. Barrichello was consequently promoted to third place which he held until the end of the race ahead of Hill.
Johnny Herbert looked set to finish in fifth place until his Ford engine expired coming out of the Villeneuve chicane with three laps remaining. Alessandro Zanardi span of shortly afterwards on the fluid spread by Herbert's stricken Steward-Ford, allowing Giancarlo Fisichella and Alesi to complete the top six.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
This was Luca Badoer's 35th start without scoring any World Championship points, overtaking Brett Lunger's record. Nicola Larini had previously made 40 starts without scoring but finished 2nd at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, his 41st start.
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