1994 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 1994 Formula One season
Monza 1994.jpg
Date September 11, 1994
Official name LXV Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.800 km (3.604 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.400 km (191.010 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver France Jean Alesi Ferrari
Time 1:23.844
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:25.930 on lap 24
Podium
First United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Second Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Third Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot

The 1994 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on September 11, 1994 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza. It was the twelfth race of the 1994 Formula One season. The race, contested over 53 laps, was won by Damon Hill driving for Williams-Renault with Austrian Gerhard Berger finishing second for Scuderia Ferrari and Finnish driver Mika Häkkinen driving for McLaren-Peugeot third.

As part of his two-race ban after the events of the 1994 British Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher was replaced for this race by JJ Lehto.

The day after the Grand Prix, Lotus went into receivership but, they would still compete in the rest of the 1994 season.

Eddie Irvine was given a one-race ban suspended for three races for his behaviour in the first corner incident at the first start.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The Grand Prix was originally cancelled on 12 August 1994 when local officials refused a demand to cut down 123 trees for reasons related to safety.[1]The trees in question were located at the famous Lesmo-corners which lacked suitable run off-areas. The after the announcement, Gianni Letta, an Italian cabinet under-secretary went to Cannes to meet with FIA president Max Mosley to discuss the issue. The meeting also attended by Scuderia Ferrari driver and representative to the drivers Gerhard Berger agreed that changes to the shape of the curve would reduce its speed.[2]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:24.620 1:23.844
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:24.915 1:23.978 +0.134
3 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:24.734 1:24.158 +0.314
4 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:26.365 1:24.374 +0.530
5 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:24.869 1:24.502 +0.658
6 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 1:26.958 1:25.455 +1.611
7 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 1:26.004 1:25.528 +1.684
8 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 1:27.188 1:25.540 +1.696
9 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart No time[1] 1:25.568 +1.724
10 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 1:27.361 1:25.618 +1.774
11 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 1:26.406 1:25.628 +1.784
12 25 France Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 1:27.387 1:25.718 +1.874
13 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:27.617 1:25.733 +1.889
14 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:26.525 1:25.889 +2.045
15 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 1:26.899 1:25.933 +2.089
16 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:27.034 1:25.946 +2.102
17 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 1:27.939 1:26.002 +2.158
18 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:42.320 1:26.056 +2.212
19 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 1:27.675 1:26.337 +2.493
20 5 Finland JJ Lehto Benetton-Ford 1:27.611 1:26.384 +2.540
21 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:26.574 1:26.697 +2.730
22 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 1:27.623 1:26.832 +2.988
23 19 France Yannick Dalmas Larrousse-Ford 1:29.528 1:27.846 +4.002
24 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 1:30.530 1:27.894 +4.050
25 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon Simtek-Ford 1:29.594 1:28.353 +4.509
26 31 Australia David Brabham Simtek-Ford 1:30.691 1:28.619 +4.775
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor 1:31.549 1:31.387 +7.543
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor 1:32.035 No time[2] +8.191
  • ^1 Eddie Irvine's Friday qualifying times were deleted because he completed 13 laps, one over the limit, during the session.
  • ^2 Paul Belmondo had no car to compete with in the Saturday qualifying session having destroyed his car in a shunt in the morning's practice session therefore he did no set a time on Saturday.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 53 1:18:02.754 3 10
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 53 +4.930 2 6
3 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 53 +25.640 7 4
4 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 53 +50.634 16 3
5 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 53 +1:25.575 15 2
6 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 52 Out of fuel 5 1
7 25 France Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 52 +1 Lap 12  
8 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 52 +1 Lap 24  
9 5 Finland JJ Lehto Benetton-Ford 52 +1 Lap 20  
10 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 51 +2 Laps 6  
Ret 31 Australia David Brabham Simtek-Ford 46 Puncture 26  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 45 Spun off 14  
Ret 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 43 Engine 19  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 41 Engine 9  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 39 Spun off 21  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 30 Spun off 18  
Ret 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 28 Gearbox 22  
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 22 Engine 11  
Ret 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 20 Engine 8  
Ret 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon Simtek-Ford 20 Gearbox 25  
Ret 19 France Yannick Dalmas Larrousse-Ford 18 Spun off 23  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 14 Gearbox 1  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 13 Alternator 4  
Ret 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 0 Collision 10  
Ret 11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Lotus-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 13  
Ret 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 0 Collision 17  
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor    
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor    

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian Grand Prix called off". Gainesville Sun. 13 August 1994. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Motor Racing: Italian Grand Prix reinstated: Revised scheme temporarily solves safety problem at Monza". The Independent. 16 August 1994. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 


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