1996 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 15 of 16 in the 1996 Formula One season
Estoril track map.svg
Date September 22, 1996
Official name XXV Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril in 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 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:20.330
Fastest lap
Driver Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault
Time 1:22.873 on lap 37
Podium
First Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault
Second United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Third Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari

The 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on September 22, 1996 at Autódromo do Estoril in Estoril, Portugal. It was the 15th and penultimate race of the 1996 Formula One season.

Williams' Jacques Villeneuve won the race from team-mate Damon Hill and Ferrari's Michael Schumacher, having overtaken the latter on the outside of the final corner while the two were lapping the slow-moving back-marking Minardi of Giovanni Lavaggi (who at the time was famously described by BBC TV commentator Jonathan Palmer as "desperately slow" and "there because of his money"). This victory, Villeneuve's fourth of the season, ensured that the Drivers' Championship battle between him and Hill went to the final round in Japan three weeks later.

Benetton's Jean Alesi finished fourth, just behind Schumacher, while Eddie Irvine in the second Ferrari and Gerhard Berger in the second Benetton survived a last-lap collision to take fifth and sixth respectively.[1]

As of 2014, this Portuguese Grand Prix was the last to be held. Though the event was on the 1997 calendar, it was cancelled as renovation work at Estoril could not be completed in time. This was also the last one-two finish for Williams until the 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Diff.
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:20.330
2 6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:20.339 +0.009
3 3 France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1:21.088 +0.758
4 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:21.236 +0.906
5 4 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1:21.293 +0.963
6 2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:21.362 +1.032
7 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.640 +1.310
8 8 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.066 +1.736
9 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:22.205 +1.875
10 12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 1:22.324 +1.994
11 15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:22.325 +1.995
12 14 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 1:22.655 +2.325
13 19 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.765 +2.435
14 18 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:23.013 +2.683
15 9 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:23.055 +2.725
16 17 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 1:23.531 +3.201
17 16 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 1:24.230 +3.900
18 10 Brazil Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:24.293 +3.963
19 20 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:24.510 +4.180
20 21 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Minardi-Ford 1:25.612 +5.282
107% time: 1:25.953

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 70 1:40:22.915 2 10
2 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 70 + 19.966 1 6
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 + 53.765 4 4
4 3 France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 70 + 55.109 3 3
5 2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 70 + 1:27.389 6 2
6 4 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 70 + 1:33.141 5 1
7 15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 69 + 1 Lap 11  
8 14 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Ford 69 + 1 Lap 12  
9 12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Jordan-Peugeot 69 + 1 Lap 10  
10 9 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 69 + 1 Lap 15  
11 19 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 69 + 1 Lap 13  
12 18 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 68 + 2 Laps 14  
13 8 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 68 + 2 Laps 8  
14 16 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Footwork-Hart 67 + 3 Laps 17  
15 21 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Minardi-Ford 65 + 5 Laps 20  
16 20 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 65 + 5 Laps 19  
Ret 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 52 Collision 7  
Ret 17 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Footwork-Hart 47 Engine 16  
Ret 10 Brazil Pedro Diniz Ligier-Mugen-Honda 46 Collision 18  
Ret 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 41 Spun Off 9  

Notes[edit]

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.

References[edit]


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