1999 German Grand Prix
|1999 German Grand Prix|
|Race 10 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One World Championship|
Hockenheimring (last modified in 1994)
|Date||1 August 1999|
|Official name||LXI Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||6.823 km (4.240 mi)|
|Distance||45 laps, 307.035 km (190.792 mi)|
|Weather||Partially cloudy, very hot, dry|
|Time||1:45.270 on lap 43|
The 1999 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 1 August 1999 at the Hockenheimring near Hockenheim, Germany. It was the tenth race of the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship. 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. 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 that his Jordan had brake problems. Eddie Irvine gave his winner's trophy to Mika Salo, who was leading towards the end of the race and moved over on team orders.
|2||3||Mika Salo||Ferrari||45||+ 1.007||4||6|
|3||8||Heinz-Harald Frentzen||Jordan-Mugen-Honda||45||+ 5.195||2||4|
|4||6||Ralf Schumacher||Williams-Supertec||45||+ 12.809||11||3|
|5||2||David Coulthard||McLaren-Mercedes||45||+ 16.823||3||2|
|6||18||Olivier Panis||Prost-Peugeot||45||+ 29.879||7||1|
|7||10||Alexander Wurz||Benetton-Playlife||45||+ 33.333||13|
|8||11||Jean Alesi||Sauber-Petronas||45||+ 1:11.291||21|
|9||21||Marc Gené||Minardi-Ford||45||+ 1:48.318||15|
|10||20||Luca Badoer||Minardi-Ford||44||+ 1 Lap||19|
|Ret||14||Pedro de la Rosa||Arrows||37||Accident||20|
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "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.
- "1999 German GP: Qualification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "1999 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
- "1999 German GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 3 August 2007.
- "Germany 1999 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
- "1999 German GP: Overview". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 3 August 2007.
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