1999 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Malaysia  1999 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One season
Sepang International Circuit (new circuit)
Sepang International Circuit (new circuit)
Date 17 October 1999
Official name I Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang, Malaysia
Course Permanent racing facility
5.542 km (3.444 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 310.352 km (192.853 mi)
Weather Cloudy, hot, dry
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:39.688
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:40.267 on lap 25
Podium
First United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes

The 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix (formally the I Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix) was a Formula One race held on 17 October 1999 at the Sepang International Circuit near Sepang, Malaysia. It was the fifteenth race of the 1999 Formula One season. The race, contested over 56 laps, was won by Eddie Irvine driving a Ferrari car from a second position start. Michael Schumacher, who started from pole position, finished second with Mika Häkkinen finishing third driving for McLaren.

Ferrari F399's bargeboard

Michael Schumacher returned to Formula One having recovered from his broken leg, and replaced Mika Salo at Ferrari. The German took pole position by nearly a second, and on lap four of the race slowed and allowed his team mate Eddie Irvine to pass him. Later on, after all pit stops had been completed, Schumacher allowed Irvine to pass again, which meant that Irvine went on to win the race.[1] Immediately after the race the two Ferraris were disqualified due to an infringement on their bargeboards. This meant that Mika Häkkinen was effectively handed the championship by default. However, Ferrari appealed against the FIA's decision in court and both drivers were subsequently reinstated.[2]

This was the first Malaysian Grand Prix since a Formula Holden event in 1995, but the first time at Formula One world championship level.

As a consequence of the race, Irvine regained the lead of the Drivers' Championship over Häkkinen and extended the gap to four points with their nearest rival Heinz-Harald Frentzen out of the championship chase as he was nineteen points behind Irvine. In the constructors championship, Ferrari passed McLaren for the lead with a gap of four points.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:39.688  
2 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:40.635 +0.947
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.806 +1.118
4 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.866 +1.178
5 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:40.937 +1.249
6 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:41.351 +1.663
7 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:41.444 +1.756
8 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:41.558 +1.870
9 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:42.050 +2.362
10 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 1:42.087 +2.399
11 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:42.110 +2.422
12 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:42.208 +2.520
13 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 1:42.310 +2.622
14 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:42.380 +2.692
15 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:42.522 +2.834
16 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:42.885 +3.197
17 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:42.933 +3.245
18 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:42.948 +3.260
19 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:43.563 +3.875
20 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:43.579 +3.891
21 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:44.321 +4.633
22 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:44.637 +4.949

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 56 1:36:38.494 2 10
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 +1.040 1 6
3 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +9.743 4 4
4 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 56 +17.538 5 3
5 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 56 +32.296 6 2
6 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 56 +34.884 14 1
7 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 56 +54.408 15  
8 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 56 +1:00.934 7  
9 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 55 +1 Lap 19  
10 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 55 +1 Lap 16  
11 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 52 +4 Laps 11  
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 48 Hydraulics 10  
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 44 Spun off 17  
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 30 Engine 20  
Ret 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 15 Spun off 21  
Ret 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 14 Fuel pressure 3  
Ret 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 7 Spun off 8  
Ret 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 7 Transmission 22  
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 6 Engine 13  
Ret 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 5 Engine 12  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 0 Collision 9  
DNS 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 0 Engine 18  

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.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Classification
Qualifying
"1999 Malaysian GP: Qualification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 31 July 2007. 
"Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - 1999: Startgrid". The Formula One Database. Retrieved 1 August 2007. 
Race
"1999 Malaysian Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
"1999 Malaysian GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 1 August 2007. 

Notes, Race details
"1999 Malaysian GP: Overview". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 1 August 2007. 

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrari wins F1 appeal". [GrandPrix.com]. 17 October 1999. Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "GRAND PRIX RESULTS: MALAYSIAN GP, 1999". BBC. 23 October 1999. Archived from the original on 28 February 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 


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1999 European Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1999 season
Next race:
1999 Japanese Grand Prix
Previous race:
1995 Malaysian Grand Prix
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2000 Malaysian Grand Prix
Awards
Preceded by
1998 San Marino Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

1999
Succeeded by
2000 United States Grand Prix