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German Grand Prix
Hockenheimring, Hockenheim

Qualifying - Race - Analysis

Hockenheim
3.194 miles

Qualifying : Cloudy

1996 Pole: Damon Hill (Williams) 1m 43.912s

The Starting Grid

Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1m 41.873s
Gianni Fisichella Jordan-Peugeot 1m 41.896s
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1m 42.034s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1m 42.181s
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault 1m 42.421s
Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1m 42.493s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Peugeot 1m 42.498s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1m 42.687s
Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1m 42.967s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1m 43.209s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Mugen 1m 43.226s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1m 43.272s
Damon Hill TWR Arrows-Yamaha 1m 43.361s
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 1m 43.660s
Jan Magnussen Stewart-Ford 1m 43.927s
Pedro Diniz TWR Arrows-Yamaha 1m 44.069s
Shinji Nakano Prost-Mugen 1m 44.112s
Norberto Fontana Sauber-Petronas 1m 44.552s
Mika Salo Tyrrell-Ford 1m 45.372s
Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-Ford 1m 45.811s
Tarso Marques Minardi-Hart 1m 45.942s
Ukyo Katayama Minardi-Hart 1m 46.499s

107 % rule time: 1m 49.004s

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Race : 59 laps
Warn and sunny

1996 Winner: Damon Hill (Williams) 1h 21m 43.417s

The Result

Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1h 20m 59.046s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1h 21m 16.573s
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1h 21m 23.816s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Mugen 1h 21m 26.211s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Peugeot 1h 21m 29.041s
Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1h 21m 33.763s

Shinji Nakano Prost-Mugen 1h 22m 18.768s
Damon HillTWR Arrows-Yamaha 1 lap down
Norberto Fontana Sauber-Petronas 1 lap down
Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-Ford 1 lap down
Gianni Fisichella Jordan-Peugeot 40 laps - gearbox
Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 33 laps - spun off
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 33 laps - engine failure
Mika Salo Tyrrell-Ford 33 laps - transmission
Jan Magnussen Stewart-Ford 27 laps - engine failure
Ukyo Katayama Minardi-Hart 23 laps - out of fuel
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 8 laps - collision
Pedro DinizTWR Arrows-Yamaha 8 laps - collision
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1 lap - gearbox damage
Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1 lap - collision damage
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault 1 lap - collision damage
Tarso Marques Minardi-Hart 0 laps - transmission failure

Fastest Lap

1997 : Gerhard Berger (Benetton) 1m 45.747s
Lap Record: David Coulthard (Williams) 1m 46.211s (1994)

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