1999 Brazilian
Grand Prix
Sao Paulo
2.69 miles

April 11th 1999


Qualifying - Race

Qualifying : Overcast

1998 Pole: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1m 17.092s

The Starting Grid

Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 16.568s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 16.715s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 1m 17.305s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari BS 1m 17.578s
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 17.810s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari BS 1m 17.843s
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 1m 17.884s
H-H Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 1m 17.902s
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 18.334s
Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford BS 1m 18.374s
Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec BS 1m 18.506s
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 18.636s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 18.684s
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas BS 1m 18.716s
Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas BS 1m 19.194s
Alex Zanardi Williams-Supertec BS 1m 19.452s
Pedro de la Rosa TWR Arrows BS 1m 19.979s
Stephane Sarrazin Minardi-Ford BS 1m 20.016s
Tora Takagi TWR Arrows BS 1m 20.096s
Marc Gene Minardi-Ford BS 1m 20.710s
Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec BS 1m 19.377s*

107 % rule time: 1m 21.927s
* Jacques Villeneuve (BAR) moved to back of grid due to illegal fuel sample following qualifying.
Ricardo Zonta (BAR) did not take part in qualifying following a heavy crash in practice.

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Race : 57 laps, sunny & warm

1998 Winner: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1h 37m 11.747s

The Result

Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1hr 36m 03.785s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari BS 1hr 36m 08.710s
H-H Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 1 lap down
Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec BS 1 lap down
Eddie Irvine Ferrari BS 1 lap down
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 1 lap down


Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 2 laps down
Tora Takagi TWR Arrows BS 3 laps down
Marc Gene Minardi-Ford BS 3 laps down
Pedro de la Rosa TWR Arrows BS 52 laps - hydraulics
Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec BS 49 laps - hydraulics
Alex Zanardi Williams-Supertec BS 43 laps - gearbox
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 42 laps - engine
Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas BS 42 laps - collision w/Takagi
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 38 laps - clutch
Stephane Sarrazin Minardi-Ford BS 31 laps - suspension / spin
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas BS 27 laps - gearbox
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 22 laps - gearbox
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 21 laps - transmission
Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford BS 15 laps - hydraulics
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 10 laps - collision w/Wurz

Fastest Lap :
Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1m 18.448s
Lap Record : Jacques Villeneuve (Williams) 1m 18.400s (1997)

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