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Brazil  1999 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace(last modified in 1997)
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
(last modified in 1997)
Date April 11, 1999
Official name XXVIII Grande Prêmio Marlboro do Brasil
Location Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
4.292 km (2.667 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 309.024 km (192.019 mi)
Weather Sunny, hot, dry during race
Rain during practice
Pole position
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1.16.568
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:18.448 on lap 70
Podium
First Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda

The 1999 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on April 11, 1999 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil. It was the second race of the 1999 Formula One season.

Ricardo Zonta did not qualify for the race, after he had injured his left foot in a big crash during Saturday's practice.[1]

Contents

Race Summary

On the gridstart, Mika Häkkinen raced off with the lead, while his McLaren teammate David Coulthard broke down with engine failure.[1] McLaren at this point had been reeling from a double-DNF at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, and Coulthard's failure raised eyebrows at the team.[1]

On lap 3, local hero Rubens Barrichello took the lead of the race from Häkkinen, and kept it for most of the early part of the race until he pit on lap 27.[2] It was the first time a Stewart car had led a race.[2] The crowd of roughly 80,000[2] cheered wildly as "Rubinho" maintained a 10- to 15-second lead over Michael Schumacher.[1]

However, Barrichello's race later ended with a blown engine.[1]

Michael Schumacher took over the lead until stopping for fuel, and there Häkkinen took the lead for the remainder of the race.[1]

During the race, Alexander Wurz and Damon Hill collided, ending Hill's race.[1]

The race also marked the debut for Stéphane Sarrazin, who drove the Minardi for an injured Luca Badoer.[3] Badoer had injured his hand in a testing accident, and Sarrazin– then the test driver for Prost– was drafted in to Minardi.[3] Sarrazin notably had a wing failure midrace and as a result had a dramatic spin in the corner section approaching the start/finish line. Sarrazin spun the car more than six times in the middle of the track.[3]

As Badoer returned for the following race, and he was still the test driver for Prost, it was Sarrazin's only entry in Formula One.[3]

Häkkinen won the race, with Schumacher second. Frentzen was able to be classified third despite running out of fuel on the final lap, as the next car was a lap down.

Classification

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Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.568  
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.715 +0.147
3 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:17.305 +0.737
4 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:17.578 +1.010
5 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:17.810 +1.242
6 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:17.843 +1.275
7 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:17.884 +1.316
8 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:17.902 +1.334
9 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:18.334 +1.766
10 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 1:18.374 +1.806
11 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 1:18.506 +1.938
12 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:18.636 +2.068
13 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:18.684 +2.116
14 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:18.716 +2.148
15 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 1:19.194 +2.626
16 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 1:19.452 +2.884
17 20 France Stéphane Sarrazin Minardi-Ford 1:20.016 +3.448
18 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 1:20.075 +3.507
19 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 1:20.096 +3.528
20 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 1:20.710 +4.142
21 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec   Penalty 1
DNS 21 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec   Injured
1.^  Qualified 16th, stripped of time due to illegal fuel.[4]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 72 1:36:03.785 1 10
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 72 +4.925 4 6
3 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 71 Out of fuel 8 4
4 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 71 +1 Lap 11 3
5 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 71 +1 Lap 6 2
6 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 71 +1 Lap 12 1
7 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 70 +2 Laps 9  
8 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 69 +3 Laps 19  
9 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 69 +3 Laps 20  
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 52 Hydraulics 17  
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 49 Hydraulics 21  
Ret 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 43 Gearbox 16  
Ret 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 42 Engine 3  
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 42 Collision 15  
Ret 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 38 Clutch 5  
Ret 20 France Stéphane Sarrazin Minardi-Ford 31 Spun off 18  
Ret 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 27 Gearbox 14  
Ret 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 22 Gearbox 2  
Ret 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 21 Gearbox 13  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 15 Hydraulics 10  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 10 Collision 7  
DNQ 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec Not qualified  

Standings after Grand Prix

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 12
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen 10
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 10
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher 7
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 6
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 18
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10
3 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 10
4 United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 7
5 Italy Benetton-Playlife 3
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Notes

References

Classification
Qualifying
"1999 Brazilian GP: Qualification". ChicaneF1.com. http://www.chicanef1.com/race.pl?year=1999&gp=Brazilian%20GP&r=1&type=qual. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
"28o Grande Premio Marlboro do Brazil - 1999: Startgrid". The Formula One Database. http://www.f1db.com/exec/section/grandprix/action/result/id/19990411#race_startgrid. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
Race
"1999 Brazilian Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1999/69/. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
"1999 Brazilian GP: Classification". ChicaneF1.com. http://www.chicanef1.com/race.pl?year=1999&gp=Brazilian%20GP&type=res. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

Notes, Race details
"1999 Brazilian GP: Overview". ChicaneF1.com. http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1999&gp=Brazilian%20GP. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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1999 Australian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1999 season
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1999 San Marino Grand Prix
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1998 Brazilian Grand Prix
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