Canadian Grand Prix

Analysis :
Damon Hill came to Montreal in need of a solid performance and gave just that with a convincing win over Williams teammate Jacques Villeneuve. Coming home a quiet third was Jean Alesi in the Benetton while both McLarens made it to the finish with David Coulthard leading home Mika Hakkinen. The final point went to Jordan's Martin Brundle in his 150th GP start.
Micheal Schumacher's race was a disaster from the beginning as the Ferrari's starter failed on the grid and he was forced to start at the back. While teammate Eddie Irvine's car lasted just 2 laps, Schumacher was able to climb up to 7th before a halfshaft broke (and fell out the back of the car!) on his way out of the pits.
Notable non-finishers were Gerhard Berger who spun his Benetton, Jos Verstappen, both Ligiers and both Tyrrells - Mika Salo to another engine failure and Ukyo Katayama in a suicidal attempt to overtake Riccardo Rosset's TWR.

Just when we thought he might be choking, Damon Hill reasserted himself as the man to beat this season.
A couple more races like this and he'll have this thing wrapped up.

Qualifying :
Dry and warm
PosDriverNat.TeamTime m:ss.sss
1Damon HillGBRWilliams-Renault1:21.059
2Jacques Villeneuve CANWilliams-Renault1:21.079
3Michael Schumacher GERFerrari1:21.198
4Jean AlesiFRABenetton-Renault1:21.529
5Eddie IrvineIRLFerrari1:21.657
6Mika HakkinenFINMcLaren-Mercedes1:21.807
7Gerhard BergerAUTBenetton-Renault1:21.926
8Rubens BarrichelloBRAJordan-Peugeot1:21.982
9Martin BrundleGBRJordan-Puegeot1:22.321
10David CoulthardGBRMcLaren-Mercedes1:22.332
11Olivier PanisFRALigier-Mugen1:22.481
12H-H FrentzenGER Sauber-Ford1:22.875
13Jos VerstappenNEDTWR Arrows-Hart1:23.067
14Mika SaloFINTyrrell-Yamaha1:23.118
15Johnny HerbertGBRSauber-Ford1:23.201
16Giancarlo FisichellaITAMinardi-Ford1:23.519
17Ukyo KatayamaJAPTyrrell-Yamaha1:23.599
18Pedro DinizBRALigier-Mugen1:23.959
19Pedro LamyPORMinardi-Ford1:24.262
20Luca BadoerITAForti-Ford1:25.012
21Ricardo RossetBRATWR Arrows-Hart1:25.193
22Andrea MonterminiITAForti-Ford1:26.109

107 % rule : 1:26.733
All cars qualified

Race : 69 laps
Sunny, warm
PosDriverNat.CarTime h:mm:ss.sss
1Damon HillGBRWilliams-Renault1:36:03.465
2Jacques VilleneuveCANWilliams-Renault1:36:06.648
3Jean AlesiFRABenetton-Renault1:36:58.121
4David CoulthardGBRMcLaren-Mercedes1:37:07.138
5Mika HakkinenFINMcLaren-Mercedes1 lap down
6Martin BrundleGBRJordan-Puegeot1 lap down
7Johnny HerbertGBRSauber-Ford1 lap down
8Giancarlo FisichellaITAMinardi-Ford2 laps down
9Luca BadoerITAForti-Ford45 laps - engine
10Pedro LamyPORMinardi-Ford45 laps - collision
11Gerhard BergerAUTBenetton-Renault43 laps - spun off
12Michael SchumacherGERFerrari42 laps - halfshaft
13Mika SaloFINTyrrell-Yamaha40 laps - engine
14Olivier PanisFRALigier-Mugen40 laps - gearbox
15Pedro DinizBRALigier-Mugen39 laps - electrics
16Andrea MonterminiITAForti-Ford23 laps - engine
17Rubens BarrichelloBRAJordan-Peugeot23 laps - clutch
18H-H FrentzenGERSauber-Ford20 laps - suspension
19Jos VerstappenNEDTWR-Hart11 laps - gearbox
20Ukyo KatayamaJAPTyrrell-Yamaha7 laps - collision
21Ricardo Rosset BRATWR Arrows-Hart7 laps - collision
22Eddie IrvineIRLFerrari2 laps - engine

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