1994 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 13 of 16 in the 1994 Formula One season
Estoril track map.svg
Date September 25, 1994
Official name XXIII Grande Premio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
4.360 km (2.725 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 309.560 km (193.475 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Time 1:20.608
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Time 1:22.446 on lap 12
Podium
First United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Second United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Third Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot

The 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix (formally the XXIII Grande Premio de Portugal) was a Formula One motor race held on September 25, 1994 at the Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril. It was the thirteenth race of the 1994 Formula One season. The race, contested over 71 laps, was won by Damon Hill driving for the Williams team. David Coulthard finished second in the other Williams, with Mika Häkkinen third in a McLaren car. Hill's win was his fifth of the season and his third consecutive win having won both the preceding Belgian and Italian Grand Prix.

As a consequence of the race, Hill reduced the gap to driver's championship leader Michael Schumacher to one point. In the Constructor's Championship, Williams took over the lead from Benetton.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:20.608 1:21.863
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:20.803 1:20.766 +0.158
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:21.120 1:21.033 +0.425
4 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 1:21.251 1:21.700 +0.643
5 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:21.517 1:22.086 +0.909
6 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.590 4:03.441 +0.982
7 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 1:21.656 1:22.035 +1.048
8 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 1:21.839 1:21.796 +1.188
9 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 1:22.795 1:21.921 +1.313
10 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 1:22.614 1:22.000 +1.392
11 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 1:22.636 1:22.132 +1.524
12 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.288 1:22.971 +1.680
13 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 1:23.411 1:22.294 +1.686
14 5 Finland JJ Lehto Benetton-Ford 1:22.613 1:22.369 +1.761
15 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 1:23.711 1:22.672 +2.064
16 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 1:22.974 1:22.756 +2.148
17 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 1:22.885 1:22.888 +2.277
18 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:23.243 1:23.464 +2.635
19 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 1:23.364 1:24.186 +2.756
20 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda no time 1:23.408 +2.800
21 25 France Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 1:25.039 1:23.699 +3.091
22 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 1:24.192 1:24.306 +3.584
23 19 France Yannick Dalmas Larrousse-Ford 1:24.438 1:24.920 +3.830
24 31 Australia David Brabham Simtek-Ford 1:24.527 1:24.514 +3.906
25 11 Belgium Philippe Adams Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:25.313 1:25.708 +4.705
26 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon Simtek-Ford 1:25.686 1:25.649 +5.041
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor 1:27.960 1:27.385 +6.777
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor 1:32.706 1:29.000 +8.392

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 71 1:45:10.1 2 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 71 +0.603 3 6
3 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Peugeot 71 +20.193 4 4
4 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Hart 71 +28.003 8 3
5 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Benetton-Ford 71 +29.385 10 2
6 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle McLaren-Peugeot 71 +52.702 7 1
7 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Hart 70 +1 Lap 13  
8 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Footwork-Ford 70 +1 Lap 11  
9 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Ford 70 +1 Lap 16  
10 25 France Éric Bernard Ligier-Renault 70 +1 Lap 21  
11 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Mugen-Honda 70 +1 Lap 20  
12 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 69 +2 Laps 18  
13 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Minardi-Ford 69 +2 Laps 19  
14 19 France Yannick Dalmas Larrousse-Ford 69 +2 Laps 23  
15 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon Simtek-Ford 67 +4 Laps 26  
16 11 Belgium Philippe Adams Lotus-Mugen-Honda 67 +4 Laps 25  
DSQ 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Renault 70 Disqualified 15  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Tyrrell-Yamaha 61 Engine 12  
Ret 5 Finland JJ Lehto Benetton-Ford 60 Spun off 14  
Ret 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Sauber-Mercedes 54 Spun off 17  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 38 Collision 5  
Ret 31 Australia David Brabham Simtek-Ford 36 Collision 24  
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Mercedes 31 Differential 9  
Ret 20 France Érik Comas Larrousse-Ford 27 Suspension 22  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 26 Gearbox 6  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 7 Gearbox 1  
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ilmor    
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo Pacific-Ilmor    

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]


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