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British Grand Prix
Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Qualifying - Race - Analysis

3.194 miles

Qualifying : Sunny

Villeneuve on a flying lap

1996 Pole: Damon Hill (Williams) 1m 26.875s (track modified since '96)

The Starting Grid

Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1m 21.598s
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault 1m 21.732s
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1m 21.797s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1m 21.977s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Peugeot 1m 22.277s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1m 22.279s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1m 22.342s
Alex Wurz Benetton-Renault 1m 22.344s
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 1m 22.368s
Gianni Fisichella Jordan-Peugeot 1m 22.371s
Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1m 22.392s
Damon Hill TWR Arrows-Yamaha 1m 23.271s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Mugen 1m 23.366s
Shinji Nakano Prost-Mugen 1m 24.053s
Jan Magnussen Stewart-Ford 1m 24.067s
Pedro Diniz TWR Arrows-Yamaha 1m 24.239s
Mika Salo Tyrrell-Ford 1m 24.478s
Ukyo Katayama Minardi-Hart 1m 24.553s
Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-Ford 1m 25.010s
Tarso Marques Minardi-Hart 1m 25.154s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1m 25.525s
Norberto Fontana Sauber-Petronas 1m 23.790s - time disallowed

107 % rule time: 1m 27.310s

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Alex Wurz

Race : 59 laps
Warn and sunny

1996 Winner: Jacques Villeneuve (Williams) 1h 33m 00.874s

The Result

Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1h 28m 01.665s
Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1h 28m 11.870s
Alex Wurz Benetton-Renault 1h 28m 12.961s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1h 28m 32.894s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Peugeot 1h 28m 33.545s
Damon HillTWR Arrows-Yamaha 1h 29m 15.217s

Gianni Fisichella Jordan-Peugeot 1 lap down
Jarno Trulli Prost-Mugen 1 lap down
Norberto Fontana Sauber-Petronas 1 lap down
Tarso Marques Minardi-Hart 1 lap down
Shinji Nakano Prost-Mugen 2 laps down
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 52 laps - engine failure
Jan Magnussen Stewart-Ford 50 laps - engine failure
Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-Ford 45 laps - engine failure
Eddie Irvine Ferrari 44 laps - halfshaft failure
Mika SaloTyrrell-Ford 44 laps - engine failure
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 42 laps - gearbox failure
Michael Schumacher Ferrari 38 laps - wheel bearing failure
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 37 laps - engine failure
Pedro DinizTWR Arrows-Yamaha 29 laps - mechanical
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault 0 laps - collision
Ukyo Katayama Minardi-Hart 0 laps - spun off

Fastest Lap

1997 : Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 1m 17.910s
Lap Record: Nigel Mansell (Williams) 1m 17.070s (1992)

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Hill finally gets a point

Analysis :

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Villeneuve on podium

Hakkinen's engine blows
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