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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)
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
(last modified in 1997)
Race details
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
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:26.362
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:28.362 on lap 45
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Stewart-Ford

Contents

ReportEdit

RaceEdit

Mika Häkkinen took an instant lead from 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 Michael Schumacher into the lead and his first win of the season.[1][2] Häkkinen would later repeat this error at the Italian Grand Prix, during which he spun off whilst leading comfortably.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.362  
2 2   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.384 +0.022
3 3   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:26.538 +0.176
4 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:26.993 +0.631
5 22   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 1:27.313 +0.951
6 16   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:27.409 +1.047
7 8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:27.613 +1.251
8 7   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:27.708 +1.346
9 6   Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:27.770 +1.408
10 5   Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:28.142 +1.780
11 18   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:28.205 +1.843
12 17   Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:28.246 +1.884
13 11   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:28.253 +1.891
14 19   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:28.403 +2.041
15 12   Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:28.599 +2.237
16 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:28.750 +2.388
17 10   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:28.765 +2.403
18 14   Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:29.293 +2.931
19 23   Mika Salo BAR-Supertec 1:29.451 +3.089
20 15   Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:29.656 +3.294
21 21   Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:30.035 +3.673
22 20   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:30.945 +4.583
107% time: 1:32.407
Source: [3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 62 1:33:44.792 3 10
2 2   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 62 +4.265 2 6
3 16   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 61 +1 Lap 6 4
4 7   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 61 +1 Lap 8 3
5 9   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 61 +1 Lap 16 2
6 11   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 61 +1 Lap 13 1
7 23   Mika Salo BAR-Supertec 59 Electrical 19  
8 20   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 59 +3 Laps 22  
9 21   Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 59 +3 Laps 21  
10 17   Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 58 Engine 12  
11 5   Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 58 Spun off 10  
Ret 12   Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 49 Spun off 15  
Ret 18   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 48 Throttle 11  
Ret 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 46 Engine 4  
Ret 8   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 46 Spun off 7  
Ret 15   Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 29 Fuel pressure 20  
Ret 6   Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 28 Electrical 9  
Ret 1   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 17 Accident 1  
Ret 14   Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 5 Collision 18  
Ret 10   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 5 Collision 17  
Ret 22   Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 0 Gearbox 5  
Ret 19   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 0 Spun off 14  
Sources:[4][5]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

NotesEdit

The race was the 10th entry for Supertec and the 100th for Sauber.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lupini, Michele (2 May 1999). "Grand Prix of San Marino Review". Autosport.
  2. ^ "San Marino GP, 1999 Race Report". grandprix.com. 2 May 1999.
  3. ^ "1999 San Marino GP: Qualification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  4. ^ "1999 San Marino Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ "1999 San Marino GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  6. ^ a b "San Marino 1999 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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