1994 Pacific Grand Prix

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Japan  1994 Pacific Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 in the 1994 Formula One season
Circuit TI (Aida).png
Date April 17, 1994
Official name I Pacific Grand Prix
Location TI Circuit, Aida, Japan
Course Permanent racing facility
3.703 km (2.314 mi)
Distance 83 laps, 307.349 km (192.093 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna Williams-Renault
Time 1:10.218
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Time 1:14.023 on lap 10
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford
Second Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Third Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart

The 1994 Pacific Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on April 17, 1994 at the TI Circuit, Aida. It was the second race of the 1994 Formula One season.

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Ayrton Senna took pole during Friday's qualifying session, with slower track conditions on Saturday leaving most drivers unable to improve their times. During Saturday qualifying both Williams-Renault drivers spun at Revolver corner.

Race[edit]

Ayrton Senna was overtaken by Schumacher before the first corner and was then hit from behind by Mika Häkkinen and spun off the track. Nicola Larini also went off the track and crashed into Senna, causing damage to both cars. Mark Blundell also spun on the same corner and stalled his car in the middle of the track. On lap 3 Damon Hill spun off trying to overtake Hakkinen, but rejoined and climbed back to second place before stopping with transmission failure on lap 49. Michael Schumacher won comfortably from Gerhard Berger and Rubens Barrichello.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2 Brazil Ayrton Senna Williams-Renault 1:10.218 1:19.304
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:10.440 +0.222
3 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:10.771 1:12.048 +0.553
4 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 1:11.683 +1.465
5 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:11.744 1:12.184 +1.526
6 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 1:12.351 +2.133
7 27 Italy Nicola Larini Ferrari 1:12.372 5:32.428 +2.154
8 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:12.409 1:13.172 +2.191
9 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 1:13.169 1:12.444 +2.226
10 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 1:12.554 1:12.681 +2.336
11 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 1:12.686 1:12.797 +2.468
12 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:13.013 1:12.751 +2.533
13 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 1:12.866 1:13.090 +2.648
14 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:13.013 1:13.411 +2.795
15 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 1:13.342 1:13.016 +2.798
16 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 1:13.111 1:13.550 +2.893
17 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:13.529 1:13.756 +3.311
18 25 France Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 1:13.613 1:14.204 +3.395
19 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber-Mercedes 1:13.855 1:14.163 +3.637
20 15 Japan Aguri Suzuki Jordan-Hart 1:14.036 1:13.932 +3.714
21 19 Monaco Olivier Beretta Larrousse-Ford 1:14.101 1:14.271 +3.883
22 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 1:14.106 1:14.667 +3.888
23 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:14.538 1:14.424 +4.206
24 11 Portugal Pedro Lamy Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:14.657 1:15.146 +4.439
25 31 Australia David Brabham Simtek-Ford 1:14.946 1:14.748 +4.530
26 32 Austria Roland Ratzenberger Simtek-Ford 1:16.536 +6.318
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor 1:16.927 1:18.571 +6.709
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor 1:18.671 1:17.450 +7.232

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 83 1:46:01.693 2 10
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 83 +1:15.300 5 6
3 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 82 +1 Lap 8 4
4 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 82 +1 Lap 9 3
5 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 82 +1 Lap 11 2
6 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 80 +3 Laps 16 1
7 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 80 +3 Laps 23  
8 11 Portugal Pedro Lamy Lotus-Mugen-Honda 79 +4 Laps 24  
9 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 78 +5 Laps 22  
10 25 France Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 78 +5 Laps 18  
11 32 Austria Roland Ratzenberger Simtek-Ford 78 +5 Laps 26  
Ret 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 69 Engine 13  
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber-Mercedes 69 Collision 19  
Ret 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 69 Collision 15  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 67 Overheating 6  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 63 Spun off 17  
Ret 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 54 Spun off 10  
Ret 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 49 Transmission 3  
Ret 15 Japan Aguri Suzuki Jordan-Hart 44 Steering 20  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 42 Engine 14  
Ret 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 19 Gearbox 4  
Ret 19 Monaco Olivier Beretta Larrousse-Ford 14 Electrical 21  
Ret 31 Australia David Brabham Simtek-Ford 2 Electrical 25  
Ret 2 Brazil Ayrton Senna Williams-Renault 0 Collision 1  
Ret 27 Italy Nicola Larini Ferrari 0 Collision 7  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Collision 12  
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor        
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor        

Notes[edit]

  • Fastest Lap: Michael Schumacher 1m 14.023s
  • First podium: Rubens Barrichello, Jordan
  • Ferrari's Jean Alesi took no part in this grand prix due to injury caused by an accident during testing.
  • First and last Formula One race start for Roland Ratzenberger who had not qualified in Brazil and would be killed during qualifying for the next race.

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]


Previous race:
1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1994 season
Next race:
1994 San Marino Grand Prix
Previous race:
none
Pacific Grand Prix Next race:
1995 Pacific Grand Prix
Awards
Preceded by
1993 European Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

1994
Succeeded by
1995 Australian Grand Prix