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Canada  1999 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 16 in the 1999 Formula One season
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (last modified in 1996)
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (last modified in 1996)
Date June 13, 1999
Official name XXXVII Grand Prix Air Canada
Location Montreal, Canada
Course Temporary street circuit
4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (189.549 mi)
Weather Sunny, very hot, dry
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:19.298
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari
Time 1:20.382 on lap 62
First Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Second Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife
Third United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari

The 1999 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on June 13, 1999 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. It was the sixth race of the 1999 Formula One season.

The race was won by Mika Häkkinen for McLaren.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen suffered a brake failure and had a massive crash with four laps to go. Frentzen was unhurt, but his crash caused this contest to be the first ever F1 race to finish behind the safety car[1].

The safety car was deployed four times in the race, which was a record at the time.

It was first deployed for a collision at the start involving Jarno Trulli, Jean Alesi and Rubens Barrichello - Trulli and Alesi had collided at the circuit on both attempts at starting the 1998 race.

The safety car returned to the track again when Ricardo Zonta hit what is now famously known as the "Wall of Champions".

Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher also slammed into the same wall before Jacques Villeneuve crashed there bringing out the safety car a third time.

After former F1 world champions Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, Damon Hill and reigning FIA GT champion Ricardo Zonta all crashed at the same (final) corner, the concrete wall on the outside of the chicane (turn 15) got its nickname "Wall of Champions".[2]



Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 69 1:41:35.727 2 10
2 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 69 +0.782 7 6
3 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 69 +1.797 3 4
4 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec 69 +2.392 13 3
5 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford 69 +2.805 10 2
6 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas 69 +3.711 18 1
7 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 69 +5.004 4  
8 21 Spain Marc Gené Minardi-Ford 68 +1 Lap 22  
9 18 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 68 +1 Lap 15  
10 20 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 67 +2 Laps 21  
11 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen-Honda 65 Brakes 6  
Ret 5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec 50 Brakes 12  
Ret 15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Arrows 41 Transmission 19  
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec 34 Spun off 16  
Ret 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 29 Spun off 1  
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Arrows 22 Transmission 20  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 14 Spun off 14  
Ret 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 14 Steering 5  
Ret 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec 2 Spun off 17  
Ret 11 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 8  
Ret 19 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 0 Collision 9  
Ret 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 0 Transmission 11  


Standings after Grand Prix

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen 34
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 30
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 25
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 13
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 13
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 55
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 46
3 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 16
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 14
5 United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 12
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


"1999 Canadian Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
"1999 Canadian GP: Classification". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 

Notes, Race details
"1999 Canadian GP: Overview". Retrieved 2007-08-04. 

External links

Previous race:
1999 Spanish Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1999 season
Next race:
1999 French Grand Prix
Previous race:
1998 Canadian Grand Prix
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2000 Canadian Grand Prix


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