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The XXXII Grand Prix Molson du Canada, otherwise known as the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix, was the sixth round of the 1994 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged on the 12 June 1994 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The race, which was the first to feature restrictions on what fuel teams could use, would see Michael Schumacher claim his fifth win of the season, and second Grand Chelem, for Benetton-Ford Cosworth.[1]

Prior to the weekend new rules regarding cockpit safety were enforced, with teams making last-minute changes as they arrived in Canada to ensure their cars were legal.[1] Arguably the biggest change, however, would be a restriction in fuel, with all teams now required to use fuel equivalent to that used by road cars, a method of restricting engine power.[1]

Those changes almost produced a shock result in qualifying, although Schumacher eventually emerged on pole position, his third in a row.[1] However, the German ace only just beat the two Ferraris of Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger, who suddenly found themselves on the pace and ahead of Damon Hill in the first of the Williams-Renaults.[1]

The start of the race saw Schumacher ease ahead of Alesi and Berger, while rookie David Coulthard swept past teammate Hill to claim fourth.[1] There was more action further back as Gianni Morbidelli gained a handful of places, with everyone making it through the first corner without issue.[1]

The top three would quickly space out from one another, while Hill was desperate to try and get on terms with the Ferraris, but found his way blocked by Coulthard.[1] Indeed, the young Scot would put up a stubborn defence from his teammate, with the pair fighting hard until lap nine, when Hill finally made a move stick.[1]

The Englishman quickly sprinted clear of the Scot, leaving Coulthard to slip into the clutches of Rubens Barrichello and Mika Häkkinen behind.[1] Hill, meanwhile, would quickly hunt down and pass Berger, passing the Austrian on lap fifteen, before charging off after Alesi.[1]

Rain began to fall as the pitstops loomed, with Eddie Irvine spinning down the order with a slow puncture.[1] Yet, none of the drivers would take wet tyres, the rain soon disappearing, with Hill getting the jump on Alesi, while Häkkinen leapt ahead of Coulthard and Barrichello.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Hill would have no answer to Schumacher, the Brit simply unable to significantly carve into the German's lead.[1] Behind, meanwhile, the second half of the race would be dominated by the scrap for fourth between Berger and Häkkinen, only to be settled int he closing stages when the Finn's engine blew apart.[1]

With that the race was run, with Schumacher sweeping across the line to claim victory, and his second career Grand Chelem having led every lap and set fastest lap.[1] Hill and Alesi completed the podium ahead of Berger and Coulthard, while Christian Fittipaldi was classified in sixth, only to be disqualified for being underweight.[1] JJ Lehto therefore inherited the final point for Benetton-Ford Cosworth.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory for Damon Hill brought an end to Michael Schumacher's win streak, although it made barely a dent in the German ace's Championship lead. Indeed, with Schumacher finishing second Hill still found himself 29 points shy of his rival's tally, having moved ahead of Gerhard Berger to head the chase. The Austrian himself was seven behind the Brit in third, with Jean Alesi and Rubens Barrichello completing the top five.

In the Constructors Championship, meanwhile, Benetton-Ford Cosworth had once again added to their lead, leaving Barcelona with a 21 point advantage. Ferrari were still their closest challengers, although Hill's victory had catapulted Williams-Renault back into the fight for second, moving to within eight points of the Scuderia. Williams-Renault had effectively swapped places with compatriots McLaren-Peugeot, while Jordan-Hart had retained their spot in fourth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW16 Renault RS6 3.5 V10 G
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW16 Renault RS6 3.5 V10 G
3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 022 Yamaha OX10B 3.5 V10 G
4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 022 Yamaha OX10B 3.5 V10 G
5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Ford Benetton B194 Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.5 V8 G
6 Finland JJ Lehto United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Ford Benetton B194 Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.5 V8 G
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Peugeot McLaren MP4/9 Peugeot A6 3.5 V10 G
8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Peugeot McLaren MP4/9 Peugeot A6 3.5 V10 G
9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork Ford Footwork FA15 Ford Cosworth HBE7/8 3.5 V8 G
10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork Ford Footwork FA15 Ford Cosworth HBE7/8 3.5 V8 G
11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 107C Mugen-Honda MF351HC 3.5 V10 G
12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 109 Mugen-Honda MF351HC 3.5 V10 G
14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Sasol Jordan Jordan 194 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 G
15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Sasol Jordan Jordan 194 Hart 1035 3.5 V10 G
19 Monaco Olivier Beretta France Tourtel Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH94 Ford Cosworth HBF7/8 3.5 V8 G
20 France Érik Comas France Tourtel Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH94 Ford Cosworth HBF7/8 3.5 V8 G
23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M194 Ford Cosworth HBC7/8 3.5 V8 G
24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M194 Ford Cosworth HBC7/8 3.5 V8 G
25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS39B Renault RS6 3.5 V10 G
26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS39B Renault RS6 3.5 V10 G
27 France Jean Alesi Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T1 Ferrari 043 3.5 V12 G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T1 Ferrari 043 3.5 V12 G
29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Broker Sauber Mercedes Sauber C13 Mercedes 2175B 3.5 V10 G
30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Broker Sauber Mercedes Sauber C13 Mercedes 2175B 3.5 V10 G
31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom MTV Simtek Ford Simtek S941 Ford Cosworth HBD6 3.5 V8 G
33 France Paul Belmondo United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Pacific PR01 Ilmor 2175A 3.5 V10 G
34 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Pacific PR01 Ilmor 2175A 3.5 V10 G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:26.820 1:26.178
2 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:26.277 1:26.319 +0.099s
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:27.652 1:27.059 +0.881s
4 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:28.011 1:27.094 +0.916s
5 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:28.636 1:27.211 +1.033s
6 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:28.612 1:27.554 +1.376s
7 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 1:27.616 1:27.851 +1.438s
8 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:28.843 1:27.780 +1.602s
9 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:27.827 1:27.953 +1.649s
10 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1:28.048 1:27.977 +1.799s
11 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli {GBR}} Footwork-Ford Cosworth 1:28.730 1:27.989 +1.811s
12 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 1:28.451 1:28.197 +2.019s
13 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:29.108 1:28.579 +2.401s
14 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1:29.793 1:28.694 +2.516s
15 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:29.691 1:28.847 +2.669s
16 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 1:29.493 1:28.882 +2.704s
17 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:30.063 1:28.889 +2.711s
18 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:29.597 1:28.903 +2.725s
19 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Renault 1:29.530 1:28.950 +2.772s
20 6 Finland JJ Lehto United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:29.580 1:28.993 +2.815s
21 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1:29.653 1:29.039 +2.861s
22 19 Monaco Olivier Beretta France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1:31.167 1:29.403 +3.225s
23 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:31.698 1:30.160 +3.982s
24 25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier-Renault 1:30.806 1:30.493 +4.315s
25 31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:32.376 1:31.632 +5.454s
26 34 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 1:32.838 1:32.877 +6.660s
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 1:33.291 1:33.006 +6.828s
Source:[3][4][5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Michael Schumacher 2
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 2 3 ______________
Gerhard Berger 4
______________ Damon Hill
Row 3 5 ______________
David Coulthard 6
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 4 7 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 8
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 5 9 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 10
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 6 11 ______________
Gianni Morbidelli 12
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 7 13 ______________
Mark Blundell 14
______________ Andrea de Cesaris
Row 8 15 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 16
______________ Christian Fittipaldi
Row 9 17 ______________
Johnny Herbert 18
______________ Michele Alboreto
Row 10 19 ______________
Olivier Panis 20
______________ JJ Lehto
Row 11 21 ______________
Érik Comas 22
______________ Olivier Beretta
Row 12 23 ______________
Alex Zanardi 24
______________ Éric Bernard
Row 13 25 ______________
David Brabham 26
______________ Bertrand Gachot

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 69 1:44:31.887 1 10
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 69 +39.660s 4 6
3 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 69 +1:13.338 2 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 69 +1:15.609 3 3
5 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 68 +1 Lap 5 2
6 6 Finland JJ Lehto United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 68 +1 Lap 20 1
7 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 68 +1 Lap 6
8 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 68 +1 Lap 6
9 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 68 +1 Lap 15
10* 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 67 Spin 13
11 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 67 +2 Laps 18
12 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Renault 67 +2 Laps 19
13 25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier-Renault 66 +3 Laps 24
14 31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 65 +4 Laps 25
15 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 62 +7 Laps 23
DSQ 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 68 Disqualified 16
Ret 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 61 Engine 7
Ret 19 Monaco Olivier Beretta France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 57 Engine 22
Ret 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 50 Transmission 11
Ret 34 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 47 Oil pressure 26
Ret 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 45 Clutch 21
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 Accident 9
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 40 Spin 8
Ret 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 24 Oil pressure 14
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 5 Spin 10
Ret 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 3 Electrical 12
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Blundell was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]
  • Fittipaldi was disqualified from the race after his car was found to be underweight.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher used his fifth victory of the season to once again extend his Championship lead, leaving Canada with 56 points to his name. That ensured that he held a 33 point advantage in the Championship, with Damon Hill his closest "challenger" with a third of the season gone. Best of the rest was Gerhard Berger, level on points with his teammate Jean Alesi, while Rubens Barrichello retained his spot in the top five.

It was a similar story in the Constructors Championship, with Benetton-Ford Cosworth adding to their lead at the head of the field. Indeed, their gap over second placed Ferrari now stood at 25 points, with the Italian squad themselves looking over their shoulders at Williams-Renault. The defending Champions left Canada just seven behind the Scuderia, with Jordan-Hart and McLaren-Peugeot losing ground behind.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 23
3 Austria Gerhard Berger 13
4 France Jean Alesi 13
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 7
6 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 6
7 Italy Nicola Larini 6
8 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 4
9 Finland Mika Häkkinen 4
10 Austria Karl Wendlinger 4
11 Japan Ukyo Katayama 4
12 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 3
13 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 3
14 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2
15 Italy Pierluigi Martini 2
16 United Kingdom David Coulthard 2 ▲11
17 Finland JJ Lehto 1 ▲4
18 France Érik Comas 1 ▼2
19 Italy Michele Alboreto 1 ▼2
20 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 1 ▼2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 57
2 Italy Ferrari 32
3 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 25
4 Ireland Jordan-Hart 11
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 10
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 8
7 Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 6
8 United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 3
9 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 3
10 France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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