1999 German Grand Prix

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Germany  1999 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One season
Hockenheimring (last modified in 1994)
Hockenheimring (last modified in 1994)
Date August 1, 1999
Official name LXI Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.823 km (4.240 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (190.792 mi)
Weather Partially cloudy, very hot, dry
Pole position
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:42.950
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:45.270 on lap 43
Podium
First United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari
Second Finland Mika Salo Ferrari
Third Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda

The 1999 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on August 1, 1999 at the Hockenheimring near Hockenheim, Germany. It was the tenth race of the 1999 Formula One season.

Mika Häkkinen's stricken MP4/14 on display at the London Science Museum.

With Michael Schumacher out injured, Eddie Irvine took a second successive victory as he chased the championship, aided by stand-in team-mate Mika Salo moving over to give him the lead. In the early laps Finnish drivers ran first and second, which Martin Brundle noted is "not bad for a nation of 5 million". However, Mika Häkkinen ultimately crashed out on lap 25 due to a tyre failure, allowing Heinz-Harald Frentzen to finish third in his home Grand Prix.

Damon Hill was again rumoured to be leaving Formula One when he allegedly retired a healthy car. Hill claimed the Jordan had brake problems.[1]

Eddie Irvine gave the winner's trophy to Mika Salo, who was leading towards the end of the race and moved over on team orders, after the race.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:42.950
2 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:43.000 +0.050
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:43.288 +0.338
4 3 Finland Mika Salo Ferrari 1:43.577 +0.627
5 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:43.769 +0.819
6 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:43.938 +0.988
7 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:43.979 +1.029
8 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:44.001 +1.051
9 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:44.209 +1.259
10 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:44.338 +1.388
11 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:44.468 +1.518
12 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 1:44.508 +1.558
13 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:44.522 +1.572
14 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:45.034 +2.084
15 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:45.331 +2.381
16 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:45.335 +2.385
17 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:45.454 +2.504
18 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 1:45.460 +2.510
19 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:45.917 +2.967
20 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:45.935 +2.985
21 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:45.962 +3.012
22 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:46.209 +3.259

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 45 1:21:58.594 5 10
2 3 Finland Mika Salo Ferrari 45 +1.007 4 6
3 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 45 +5.195 2 4
4 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 45 +12.809 11 3
5 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 45 +16.823 3 2
6 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 45 +29.879 7 1
7 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 45 +33.333 13  
8 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 45 +1:11.291 21  
9 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 45 +1:48.318 15  
10 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 44 +1 Lap 19  
11 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 40 Gearbox 17  
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 37 Accident 20  
Ret 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 25 Tyre 1  
Ret 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 21 Differential 14  
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 20 Engine 18  
Ret 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 15 Engine 22  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 13 Brakes 8  
Ret 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 10 Engine 9  
Ret 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 7 Suspension 10  
Ret 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 6 Hydraulics 6  
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 0 Collision 12  
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 16  

Standings after Grand Prix[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hill in crisis meeting on future". Birmingham Evening Mail. England. 2 August 1999. Retrieved 14 May 2010. "DAMON Hill faces a crisis meeting with team chief Eddie Jordan this week with his grand prix future again clouded in doubt. The 38-year-old former world champion will have to explain why he quit yesterday's race in Germany even though the team insist there was nothing wrong with the car. Hill took the decision to retire after 14 laps at Hockenheim complaining of the braking system on the Jordan to again raise the prospect that he will not see out the season." 

Qualifying
"1999 German GP: Qualification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 

Classification
"1999 German Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
"1999 German GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 

Notes, Race details
"1999 German GP: Overview". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 


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