1999 British Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  1999 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One season
Silverstone Circuit in its 1999 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in its 1999 configuration
Date 11 July 1999
Official name LII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent racing facility
5.140 km (3.194 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 308.400 km (191.640 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:24.804
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:28.309 on lap 28
Podium
First United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Second United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari
Third Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec

The 1999 British Grand Prix[1] was a Formula One race held on 11 July 1999 at the Silverstone Circuit near Silverstone, England. It was the eighth race of the 1999 Formula One season.[2]

Jacques Villeneuve and Alessandro Zanardi both stalled on the grid causing a race restart.

While the red flags were out, Michael Schumacher crashed at Stowe corner due to brake failure, breaking his leg. This would keep him out of Formula One until the Malaysian Grand Prix, ending his championship hopes.

Following a difficult season Damon Hill performed well to finish 5th in his home race and seemed happy enough to carry on for the rest of the season. He had also briefly led the race for a lap, which was the last time he would lead a Grand Prix.[3]

This was Toranosuke Takagi's final classified Formula One race finish. He failed to finish each of his subsequent eight races.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.804
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:25.223 +0.419
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.594 +0.790
4 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:25.677 +0.873
5 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:25.991 +1.187
6 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:26.099 +1.295
7 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:26.194 +1.390
8 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:26.438 +1.634
9 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 1:26.719 +1.915
10 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:26.761 +1.957
11 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:26.873 +2.069
12 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:27.196 +2.392
13 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:27.223 +2.419
14 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:27.227 +2.423
15 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:27.543 +2.739
16 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 1:27.699 +2.895
17 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:27.857 +3.053
18 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:28.010 +3.206
19 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:28.037 +3.233
20 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:28.148 +3.344
21 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:28.695 +3.891
22 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:28.772 +3.968
Source:[4]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 60 1:32:30.144 3 10
2 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 60 +1.829 4 6
3 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 60 +27.411 8 4
4 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 60 +27.789 5 3
5 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 60 +38.606 6 2
6 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 60 +53.643 12 1
7 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 60 +54.614 17  
8 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 60 +1:08.590 7  
9 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 60 +1:12.045 14  
10 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 60 +1:12.123 18  
11 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 60 +1:17.124 13  
12 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 60 +1:17.709 11  
13 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 60 +1:20.492 15  
14 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 59 Engine 10  
15 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 58 +2 Laps 22  
16 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 58 +2 Laps 19  
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 41 Suspension 16  
Ret 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 35 Wheel 1  
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 29 Halfshaft 9  
Ret 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 6 Gearbox 21  
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 0 Gearbox 20  
Ret 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 0 Accident/Brakes 2  
Source:[5]

Standings after Grand Prix[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 British Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "1999 British Grand Prix". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hill,Damon". Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  4. ^ "1999 British GP Qualifying". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "1999 British GP Results". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

External links[edit]


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