1994 Canadian Grand Prix
|1994 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Race 6 of 16 in the 1994 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||12 June 1994|
|Official name||XXXII Grand Prix Molson du Canada|
|Location||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Course length||4.450 km (2.765 mi)|
|Distance||69 laps, 307.050 km (190.792 mi)|
|Weather||Warm with temperatures approaching 26.3 °C (79.3 °F); wind speeds up to 21 kilometres per hour (13 mph)|
|Time||1:28.927 on lap 31 (lap record)|
The 1994 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 June 1994 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The 69-lap race was the sixth round of the 1994 Formula One season and the 32nd Canadian Grand Prix. The race was won by Benetton driver Michael Schumacher, who took his fifth victory of the season and extended his lead in the drivers' standings to 33 points. Damon Hill and his team, Williams, were second in their respective championships, as well as second in the race, and were Schumacher and Benetton's main rivals over the season. Jean Alesi completed the podium by finishing in third place for Ferrari.
Michael Schumacher took his fifth victory from six races, finishing ahead of main title rival Damon Hill – although he was 33 points behind Schumacher after the race – who was over half a minute behind Schumacher at the race's conclusion. Ferrari driver Jean Alesi completed the podium, and teammate Gerhard Berger remained the only other driver on the lead lap in fourth place. Respective teammates of the top two, David Coulthard and JJ Lehto finished the race in the final points-scoring positions of fifth and sixth, which was Coulthard's first points in Formula One, and also Lehto's last. Although, Lehto would not have gained these points if it hadn't been for Christian Fittipaldi being disqualified for having an underweight car, which came home 6th.
During the race, Érik Comas became the first ever driver to be penalised for speeding in the pitlane; he received a stop and go penalty.
|“||David's done a fantastic job all weekend. He is very promising. I enjoyed the race - the only small drawback is that we didn't win. We'll have to work harder and push harder to beat Benetton.||”|
|— Damon Hill on David Coulthard's performance, Transcript of recording from Grand Prix Racing.|
|“||The car performed fantastic. I had all the gears this time and I could do what I wanted. I think it would be good for Formula One if Nigel (Mansell) returned. It would bring more competition and I would like that.||”|
|— Michael Schumacher on the performance of the Benetton B194 and on a possible Mansell return., Transcript of recording from Grand Prix Racing.|
|Pos||No||Driver||Constructor||Q1 Time||Q2 Time||Gap|
|14||29||Andrea de Cesaris||Sauber-Mercedes||1:29.793||1:28.694||+2.516|
Championship standings after the race
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- "Canadian GP Friday Qualifying". motorsport.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "Saturday Qualifying". motorsport.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "1994 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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