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The 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XXIII Grande Premio de Portugal, was the thirteenth round of the 1994 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autódromo do Estoril in Estoril, Portugal, on the 25 September 1994.[1] The race would see Damon Hill claim victory to close the gap at the top of the Championship to just a single point, with Michael Schumacher absent as he served the second part of his two-race ban.[1]

The fortnight between the Italian and Portuguese Grand Prix, had seen Lotus enter administration, resulting in them again hiring pay driver Philippe Adams.[1] Elsewhere, Benetton were making very little progress in restructuring their team management, with JJ Lehto in the team once again to stand in for the banned Schumacher.[1]

Qualifying would see Ferrari continue their recent run of form, with Gerhard Berger sweeping to pole position.[1] Hill, meanwhile, would claim second despite having rolled his Williams-Renault after a collision with Eddie Irvine, while David Coulthard claimed third ahead of Mika Häkkinen.[1]

The start of the race would see Berger sprint clear of the two Williams to claim the lead, while Coulthard got the jump on Hill to lead the chase.[1] Behind, the rest of the field made it through the first corner without issue, with Häkkinen and Jean Alesi squabbling over fourth.[1]

Berger's race was over soon after, however, with the Austrian racer suffering a transmission failure on lap eight.[1] Coulthard hence inherited the lead and tried to ease away from teammate Hill, although the pair would effectively run nose-to-tail right through to the pitstop window.[1]

During the Williams stops first Alesi and then Rubens Barrichello would lead the race, before Coulthard reclaimed the lead when the latter stopped.[1] By then he and teammate Hill were mired in traffic, with a mistimed lunge from the Scot on a backmarker ultimately gifting the lead to the Englishman.[1]

With that the race was effectively over, with Coulthard unable to attack Hill knowing that his teammate was in the hunt for the Championship.[1] Behind, Häkkinen and Alesi battled for third, until the #27 Ferrari went flying off the circuit and into the barriers.[1]

Hill duly swept across the line to claim victory, six tenths of a second ahead of teammate Coulthard who had shadowed his teammate throughout the second half of the race.[1] Häkkinen duly claimed third to complete the podium, with Barrichello, Jos Verstappen and Martin Brundle claiming the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

With Michael Schumacher absent as a result of serving part of his two race ban, Damon Hill had done everything in his power to close the gap atop the Championship, leaving Italy eleven behind the German on 65 points. Indeed, another victory at the following race in Portuguese Grand Prix, where Schumacher would again be absent, would leave Hill just a point behind the German ace, with three races to go. Those two were now the only drivers in the hunt for the title, with Gerhard Berger instead looking over his shoulder at teammate Jean Alesi and Mika Häkkinen.

Likewise, Williams-Renault had used Schumacher's absence to carve into Benetton-Ford Cosworth's lead in the Constructors Championship, leaving Italy just twelve behind their rivals. Indeed, had David Coulthard not run out of fuel on the final lap then the Williams team would have been even closer heading to Portugal, although a one-two for the Anglo-French alliance would carry them ahead of Benetton-Ford Cosworth regardless. Elsewhere, Ferrari were still in the hunt for the Championship mathematically, while McLaren-Peugeot looked set for fourth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1994 Portuguese 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 Finland JJ Lehto 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 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 Belgium Philippe Adams 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 France Yannick Dalmas 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 Portuguese Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:20.608 1:21.863
2 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:20.803 1:20.766 +0.158s
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:21.120 1:21.033 +0.425s
4 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 1:21.251 1:21.700 +0.643s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:21.517 1:22.086 +0.909s
6 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:21.590 4:03.441 +0.982s
7 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 1:21.656 1:22.035 +1.048s
8 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:21.839 1:21.796 +1.188s
9 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1:22.795 1:21.921 +1.313s
10 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:22.614 1:22.000 +1.392s
11 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 1:22.636 1:22.132 +1.524s
12 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.288 1:22.971 +1.680s
13 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:23.411 1:22.294 +1.686s
14 5 Finland JJ Lehto United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:22.613 1:22.369 +1.761s
15 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Renault 1:23.711 1:22.672 +2.064s
16 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 1:22.974 1:22.756 +2.148s
17 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 1:22.885 1:22.888 +2.277s
18 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:23.243 1:23.464 +2.635s
19 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:23.364 1:24.186 +2.756s
20 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:23.408 +2.800s
21 25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier-Renault 1:25.039 1:23.699 +3.091s
22 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1:24.192 1:24.306 +3.584s
23 19 France Yannick Dalmas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 1:24.438 1:24.920 +3.830s
24 31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:24.527 1:24.514 +3.906s
25 11 Belgium Philippe Adams United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 1:25.313 1:25.708 +4.705s
26 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:25.686 1:25.649 +5.041s
DNQ 34 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 1:27.960 1:27.385 +6.777s
DNQ 33 France Paul Belmondo United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor 1:32.706 1:29.000 +8.392s
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 ______________
Gerhard Berger 2
______________ Damon Hill
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 3 5 ______________
Jean Alesi 6
______________ Ukyo Katayama*
Row 4 7 ______________
Martin Brundle 8
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 5 9 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 10
______________ Jos Verstappen
Row 6 11 ______________
Christian Fittipaldi 12
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 7 13 ______________
Eddie Irvine 14
______________ JJ Lehto
Row 8 15 ______________
Olivier Panis 16
______________ Gianni Morbidelli
Row 9 17 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 18
______________ Pierluigi Martini
Row 10 19 ______________
Michele Alboreto 20
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 11 21 ______________
Éric Bernard 22
______________ Érik Comas
Row 12 23 ______________
Yannick Dalmas 24
______________ David Brabham
Row 13 25 ______________
Philippe Adams 26
______________ Jean-Marc Gounon
  • * Katayama would start the race from the pitlane.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 0 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 71 1:45:10.146 2 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 71 +0.603s 3 6
3 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 71 +20.193s 4 4
4 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 71 +28.003s 8 3
5 6 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 71 +29.385s 10 2
6 8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 71 +52.702s 7 1
7 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 70 +1 Lap 13
8 9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 11
9 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 16
10 25 France Éric Bernard France Ligier-Renault 70 +1 Lap 21
11 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 70 +1 Lap 20
12 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 18
13 24 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 19
14 19 France Yannick Dalmas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 23
15 32 France Jean-Marc Gounon United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 67 +4 Laps 26
16 11 Belgium Philippe Adams United Kingdom Lotus-Mugen-Honda 67 +4 Laps 25
DSQ* 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Renault 70 Disqualified 15
Ret 4 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 61 Engine 12
Ret 5 Finland JJ Lehto United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 60 Spin 14
Ret 29 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 54 Spin 17
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 38 Collision 5
Ret 31 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 36 Collision 24
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 31 Differential 9
Ret 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth 27 Suspension 22
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 26 Gearbox 6
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 7 Gearbox 1
DNQ 34 Belgium 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.
  • * Panis was disqualified from the results of the race for using an illegal skid block.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Damon Hill once again took full advantage of Michael Schumacher's absence to carve into the German ace's Championship lead, leaving Portugal just a point behind. Indeed, the Brit's recent run of form ensured that the two would duel for the title for the rest of the season, with Gerhard Berger too far back to challenge in third. Elsewhere, Mika Häkkinen had moved ahead of Jean Alesi to claim fourth, while David Coulthard was up into seventh.

In the Constructors Championship, meanwhile, Benetton-Ford Cosworth had finally been thrown off of top spot, having led the Championship since the opening weekend in Brazil. Williams-Renault were now the new Championship leaders, moving two points ahead of their compatriots having score a one-two in Portugal. Ferrari, meanwhile, were effectively out of the fight in third, some 31 points behind with three races to go.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 76
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 75
3 Austria Gerhard Berger 33
4 Finland Mika Häkkinen 22 ▲1
5 France Jean Alesi 19 ▼1
6 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 16
7 United Kingdom David Coulthard 14 ▲3
8 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 12 ▼1
9 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 10 ▼1
10 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 8 ▼1
11 France Olivier Panis 7
12 Italy Nicola Larini 6
13 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 6
14 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
15 Japan Ukyo Katayama 5
16 France Éric Bernard 4
17 Austria Karl Wendlinger 4
18 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 4
19 Italy Pierluigi Martini 4
20 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 3
21 France Érik Comas 2
22 Finland JJ Lehto 1
23 Italy Michele Alboreto 1
24 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 89 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 87 ▼1
3 Italy Ferrari 58
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Peugeot 34
5 Ireland Jordan-Hart 20
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 13
7 France Ligier-Renault 11
8 Switzerland Sauber-Mercedes 10
9 United Kingdom Footwork-Ford Cosworth 9
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. 'Portugal 1994: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1994/portugal/engages.aspx, (Accessed 06/08/2019)
  3. 'Grande Premio de Portugal - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1994/races/617/portugal/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 06/08/2019)
  4. 'Grande Premio de Portugal - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), qualifying-2.html, (Accessed 06/08/2019)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Portugal 1994: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1994/portugal/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 06/08/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 'Portugal 1994: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1994/portugal/classement.aspx, (Accessed 06/08/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 '13. Portugal 1994', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1994/portugal.aspx, (Accessed 06/08/2019)

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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
Drivers Hill • 2 Senna • 2 Coulthard • 2 Mansell • 3 Katayama • 4 Blundell • 5 Schumacher • 5/6 Lehto • 6 Verstappen • 6 Herbert • 7 Häkkinen • 7 Alliot • 8 Brundle • 9 Fittipaldi • 10 Morbidelli • 11 Lamy • 11/12 Zanardi • 11 Adams • 11 Bernard • 11 Salo • 12 Herbert • 14 Barrichello • 15 Irvine • 15 Suzuki • 15 De Cesaris • 19 Beretta • 19 Alliot • 19 Dalmas • 19 Noda • 20 Comas • 20 Délétraz • 23 Martini • 24 Alboreto • 25 Bernard • 25 Herbert • 25 Lagorce • 26 Panis • 27 Alesi • 27 Larini • 28 Berger • 29 Wendlinger • 29 De Cesaris • 29 Lehto • 30 Frentzen • 31 Brabham • 32 Ratzenberger • 32 Montermini • 32 Gounon • 32 Schiattarella • 32 Inoue • 33 Belmondo • 34 Gachot
Other Drivers Magnussen • McNish
Cars Williams FW16 • Benetton B194 • Ferrari 412T1 • McLaren MP4/9 • Jordan 194 • Ligier JS39B • Tyrrell 022 • Sauber C13 • Footwork FA15 • Minardi M193B • Minardi M194 • Larrousse LH94 • Lotus 107C • Lotus 109 • Simtek S941 • Pacific PR01
Tyres Goodyear
Races Brazil • Pacific • San Marino • Monaco • Spain • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Europe • Japan • Australia
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