1999 Australian
Grand Prix
Albert Park
3.27 miles

March 7th 1999

Qualifying - Race

Qualifying : Sunny and warm

1998 Pole: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1m 30.010s

The Starting Grid

Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 30.462s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 30.946s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari BS 1m 31.781s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 1m 32.148s
H-H Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 1m 32.276s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari BS 1m 32.289s
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 32.540s
Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec BS 1m 32.691s
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 1m 32.695s
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 32.789s
Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec BS 1m 32.888s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 32.971s
Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford BS 1m 32.991s
Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas BS 1m 33.374s
Alex Zanardi Williams-Supertec BS 1m 33.549s
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas BS 1m 33.910s
Tora Takagi TWR Arrows BS 1m 34.182s
Pedro de la Rosa TWR Arrows BS 1m 34.244s
Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec BS 1m 34.412s
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 35.068s
Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford BS 1m 35.316s
Marc Gene Minardi-Ford BS 1m 37.013s *

107 % rule time: 1m 36.794s
Stewards allowed Marc Gene to start since he had been running within 107% during the earlier sessions.

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Race : 57 laps, sunny & warm

1998 Winner: Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1h 31m 45.996s

The Result

Eddie Irvine Ferrari BS 1hr 35m 01.659s
H-H Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 1hr 35m 02.685s
Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec BS 1hr 35m 08.671s
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1hr 35m 35.077s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 1hr 35m 56.356s
Pedro de la Rosa TWR Arrows BS 1hr 36m 25.975s


Tora Takagi TWR Arrows BS 1hr 36m 27.947s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari BS 1 lap down
Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec BS 48 laps - gearbox
Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford BS 42 laps - gearbox
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 28 laps - rear suspension
Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas BS 27 laps - transmission
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 25 laps - collision w/Gene
Marc Gene Minardi-Ford BS 25 laps - collision w/Trulli
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 23 laps - broken wheel nut
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 21 laps - throttle control
Alex Zanardi Williams-Supertec BS 20 laps - spun off
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 13 laps - hydraulic failure
Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec BS 13 laps - broken rear wing
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda BS 0 laps - spun off
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas BS 0 laps - clutch
Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford BS 0 laps - engine fire

Fastest Lap :
Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 1m 32.112s
Lap Record : Heinz-Harald Frentzen (Williams) 1m 30.585s (1997)

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