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The X Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj, otherwise known as the 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix, was the tenth round of the 1994 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary, on the 14 August 1994.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher claim a dominant victory for Benetton-Ford Cosworth, amid more allegations of Benetton actively circumventing the rules.[1]

Indeed, an investigation into the pitlane fire suffered by Jos Verstappen in Germany had revealed that Benetton were using a modified refuelling rig, although no official action was taken.[1] However, allegations about their use of illegal software were still rife, with many of their rivals suspecting that Benetton had done nothing to change their cars after receiving a warning after the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.[1]

Qualifying would only serve to heighten those suspicions, with Michael Schumacher sweeping to pole position by over half a second.[1] Damon Hill was best of the rest ahead of his Williams-Renault teammate David Coulthard, while Gerhard Berger claimed fourth for Ferrari.[1]

The start of the race saw Hill get a better initial launch than Schumacher, prompting the German racer to shoot to the inside of the circuit to block the Brit.[1] Fortunately Hill was prepared for such a move and so backed off without hitting the German, with teammate Coulthard otherwise occupied trying to fend off the attentions of Berger.[1]

There would be drama in the early stages as the two Jordan-Harts contrived to hit each other, with those two also taking out Ukyo Katayama in the #3 Tyrrell-Yamaha.[1] That left Martin Brundle and Olivier Panis in the points as, up front, Schumacher eased away from Hill and Coulthard.[1]

Indeed, the race quickly settled into a procession, although Schumacher would lose the lead to Hill during the stops, opting for three stops rather than the Brit's two.[1] However, the traffic would fall almost perfectly for the German racer, who would lose little time to the Brit in-spite of making an extra stop, and hence emerged with a healthy lead once their strategies were completed.[1]

With the fight for victory over attention settled on the fight for third, with Coulthard holding onto the position until he crashed out, having hit oil from Jean Alesi's gearbox.[1] Berger hence inherited the position only for his engine to falter in the closing stages, handing the position to Brundle until his engine failed on the final lap.[1] Jos Verstappen hence swept into third on the final lap.[1]

That ultimately was that for the race, with Schumacher cruising home to record his seventh victory of the season, twenty seconds clear of Hill.[1] Verstappen was the last man on the lead lap in third ahead of Brundle, classified in fourth, with Mark Blundell and Panis claiming the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

There had been little change atop the Championship as a result of the German Grand Prix, with neither of the protagonists scoring points. That meant that Michael Schumacher had retained his 27 point lead over Damon Hill, with the German racer the undeniable favourite heading into the second half of the season. Gerhard Berger, had clawed his way closer to the "fight" after his first win of the season, with Jean Alesi making way in fourth.

In the Constructors Championship, meanwhile, Ferrari had carved their way back into the hunt, leaping up into second on 52 points. That meant that they would leave Germany some fifteen points behind Benetton-Ford Cosworth, while also moving nine ahead of Williams-Renault in third. Behind, McLaren-Peugeot and Jordan-Hart were still level on ten points, while Ligier-Renault had shot from twelfth, and zero points, to sixth, level with Sauber-Mercedes.

Entry listEdit

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW16B Renault RS6 3.5 V10 G
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW16B 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 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Ford Benetton B194 Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.5 V8 G
7 France Philippe Alliot 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 109 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 412T1B Ferrari 043 3.5 V12 G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T1B 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
32 France Jean-Marc Gounon 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 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:19.479 1:18.258
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:19.700 1:18.824 +0.566s
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:20.395 1:20.205 +1.947s
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:21.009 1:20.219 +1.961s
5 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.877 1:20.232 +1.974s
6 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 1:20.819 1:20.629 +2.371s
7 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:21.406 1:20.698 +2.440s
8 30 West Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1:22.268 1:20.858 +2.600s
9 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Renault 1:23.244 1:20.929 +2.671s
10 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:21.498 1:20.952 +2.694s
11 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.731 1:20.984 +2.726s
12 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:21.141 9:03.939 +2.883s
13 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:21.280 1:21.206 +2.948s
14 7 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 1:22.915 1:21.498 +3.240s
15 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:24.440 1:21.837 +3.579s
16 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 1:22.375 1:21.873 +3.615s
17 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1:23.573 1:21.946 +3.688s
18 25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier-Renault 1:23.269 1:22.038 +3.780s
19 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 1:22.311 1:30.262 +4.053s
20 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:22.379 1:22.379 +4.121s
21 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1:22.754 1:22.487 +4.229s
22 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:23.361 1:22.513 +4.255s
23 31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:24.181 1:22.614 +4.356s
24 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:23.306 1:22.705 +4.447s
25 19 Monaco Olivier Beretta France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1:24.645 1:22.899 +4.641s
26 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:26.678 1:24.191 +5.933s
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 1:26.521 1:24.908 +6.650s
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 1:28.334 1:26.275 +8.017s
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
______________ Damon Hill
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 3 5 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 6
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 4 7 ______________
Eddie Irvine 8
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 5 9 ______________
Olivier Panis 10
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 6 11 ______________
Mark Blundell 12
______________ Jos Verstappen
Row 7 13 ______________
Jean Alesi 14
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 8 15 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 16
______________ Christian Fittipaldi
Row 9 17 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 18
______________ Éric Bernard
Row 10 19 ______________
Gianni Morbidelli 20
______________ Michele Alboreto
Row 11 21 ______________
Érik Comas 22
______________ Alex Zanardi
Row 12 23 ______________
David Brabham 24
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 13 25 ______________
Olivier Beretta 26
______________ Jean-Marc Gounon

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 77 1:48:00.185 1 10
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 77 +20.827s 2 6
3 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 77 +1:10.329 12 4
4* 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 76 Electrical 6 3
5 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 76 +1 Lap 11 2
6 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Renault 76 +1 Lap 9 1
7 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 20
8 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 21
9 19 Monaco Olivier Beretta France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 25
10 25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier-Renault 75 +2 Laps 18
11 31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 74 +3 Laps 23
12* 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 72 Engine 4
13 11 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 72 +5 Laps 22
14* 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 69 Transmission 16
Ret 2 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 59 Spin 3
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 58 Gearbox 13
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 58 Spin 15
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 39 Gearbox 8
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 34 Electrical 24
Ret 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 30 Collision 17
Ret 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 30 Collision 19
Ret 7 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 21 Water leak 14
Ret 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 9 Handling 26
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Collision 5
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 0 Collision 7
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 0 Collision 10
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Brundle, Berger and Fittipaldi were all still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher had extended his Championship lead for the first time since the 1994 French Grand Prix, leaving Hungary with 76 points to his name. That meant that closest challenger Damon Hill would be 31 points behind with six races to go, meaning the Brit would have to win half of the remaining races, with Schumacher failing to score, just to get back on terms. Gerhard Berger, meanwhile, was on the verge of falling out of the fight mathematically, being 49 points behind with 60 points left to fight for.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a similar story, with Benetton-Ford Cosworth finally able to extend their lead after a run of losses during the previous few rounds. They left Hungary with 29 points in hand over their closest challengers Ferrari, with the Scuderia having failed to score. That meant that Williams-Renault had closed in in their fight for second, leaving the Hungaroring just three behind, while McLaren-Peugeot had eased away from Jordan-Hart in fourth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 76
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 45
3 Austria Gerhard Berger 27
4 France Jean Alesi 19
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 10
6 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 9 ▲2
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen 8 ▼1
8 France Olivier Panis 7 ▼1
9 Italy Nicola Larini 6
10 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6 ▲4
11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 6 ▼1
12 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5 ▼1
13 Japan Ukyo Katayama 5 ▼1
14 France Éric Bernard 4 ▼1
15 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 4 ▲12
16 Austria Karl Wendlinger 4 ▼1
17 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 4 ▼1
18 Italy Pierluigi Martini 4 ▼1
19 United Kingdom David Coulthard 4 ▼1
20 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 2 ▼1
21 France Érik Comas 2 ▼1
22 Finland JJ Lehto 1 ▼1
23 Italy Michele Alboreto 1 ▼1
24 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 81
2 Italy Ferrari 52
3 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 49
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 17
5 Ireland Jordan-Hart 14
6 France Ligier-Renault 11
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 11 ▲1
8 Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 10 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 8
10 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 5
11 France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Hungary 1994: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1994/hongrie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 05/08/2019)
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V T E 1994 Formula One Season
Teams Williams • Tyrrell • Benetton • McLaren • Footwork • Lotus • Jordan • Larrousse • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Sauber • Simtek • Pacific
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Ilmor • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Peugeot • Renault • Yamaha
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