1996 German Grand Prix

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Germany  1996 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 16 in the 1996 Formula One season
Hockenheimring prior to 2002.svg
Date July 28, 1996
Official name Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.823 km (4.256 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (191.537 mi)
Weather Sunny, Dry Track
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:43.912
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:46.504 on lap 26
Podium
First United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Second France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault
Third Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault

The 1996 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on July 28, 1996 at Hockenheimring. Damon Hill started the race on pole position, and won it after Gerhard Berger's engine failed with 3 laps to go.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Diff.
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:43.912
2 4 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1:44.299 +0.387
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:44.477 +0.565
4 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.644 +0.732
5 3 France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1:44.670 +0.758
6 6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:44.842 +0.930
7 8 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:44.951 +1.039
8 2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:45.389 +1.477
9 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:45.452 +1.540
10 12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:45.876 +1.964
11 10 Brazil Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:46.575 +2.663
12 9 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:46.746 +2.834
13 15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:46.899 +2.987
14 14 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 1:47.711 +3.799
15 19 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:48.139 +4.227
16 18 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:48.381 +4.469
17 17 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 1:48.512 +4.600
18 20 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:49.461 +5.549
19 16 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 1:49.551 +5.639
107% time: 1:51.186
DNQ 21 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Minardi-Ford 1:51.357 +7.445

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 45 1:21:43.417 1 10
2 3 France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 45 + 11.452 5 6
3 6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 45 + 33.926 6 4
4 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 45 + 41.517 3 3
5 8 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 45 + 42.196 7 2
6 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 45 + 1:42.099 9 1
7 9 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 45 + 1:43.912 12  
8 15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 44 + 1 Lap 13  
9 19 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 + 1 Lap 15  
10 12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 44 + 1 Lap 10  
11 16 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 44 + 1 Lap 19  
12 20 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 43 + 2 Laps 18  
13 4 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 42 Engine 2  
Ret 2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 34 Engine 8  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 25 Vibrations 14  
Ret 10 Brazil Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 19 Engine 11  
Ret 18 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 19 Spun off 16  
Ret 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Gearbox 4  
Ret 17 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 0 Collision 17  
DNQ 21 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Minardi-Ford   DNQ  

Notes[edit]

  • Giovanni Lavaggi replaced Giancarlo Fisichella at Minardi for the remainder of the season.
  • Though the Forti team arrived, neither of its cars were assembled as the team had run out of money and therefore could not obtain any engines. It closed down shortly afterwards.

Standings after Grand Prix[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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