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The 1996 Formula One season was the 47th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It began on March 10th at the Australian GP in Melbourne, and finished on October 13th at the Japanese GP at Suzuka after sixteen races. The World Champion was Damon Hill, of Williams-Renault, who won the constructors' title.


Teams and Drivers[]

Entry list[]

Outlined below is the full entry list of teams and drivers for the 1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship:

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Ferrari F310 G 1 Germany Michael Schumacher All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 046 3.0 V10 2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine All
Benetton-Renault B196 G 3 France Jean Alesi All
Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Renault RS8 3.0 V10 4 Austria Gerhard Berger All
Williams-Renault FW18 G 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill All
Italy Rothmans Williams Renault Renault RS8 3.0 V10 6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve All
McLaren-Mercedes MP4/11
MP4/11B
G 7 Finland Mika Häkkinen All Denmark Jan Magnussen
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO 110/3 3.0 V10 8 United Kingdom David Coulthard All
Ligier-Mugen-Honda JS43 G 9 France Olivier Panis All
France Ligier Gauloises Blondes Mugen-Honda MF-301HA 3.0 V10 10 Brazil Pedro Diniz All
Jordan-Peugeot 196 G 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
Ireland B&H Total Jordan Peugeot Peugeot A12 EV5 3.0 V10 12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle All
Sauber-Ford Cosworth C15 G 14 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All
Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Ford Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R 3.0 V10 15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Footwork-Hart FA17 G 16 Brazil Ricardo Rosset All
United Kingdom Footwork Hart Hart 830 3.0 V8 17 Netherlands Jos Verstappen All
Tyrrell-Yamaha 024 G 18 Japan Ukyo Katayama All
United Kingdom Tyrrell Yamaha Yamaha OX11A 3.0 V10 19 Finland Mika Salo All
Minardi-Ford Cosworth M195B G 20 Portugal Pedro Lamy All
Italy Minardi Team Ford Cosworth ED2 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth ED3 3.0 V8
21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 1, 4–10
21 Brazil Tarso Marques 2–3
21 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi 11–16
Forti-Ford Cosworth FG01B
FG03
G 22 Italy Luca Badoer 1–10
Italy Forti Grand Prix Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 23 Italy Andrea Montermini 1–10

Changes from last season[]

Team changes[]

Driver changes[]

Mid-season Changes[]

Team changes[]

  • Forti were declared bankrupt after the British Grand Prix, taking no further part in the championship.

Driver changes[]

Calendar[]

World Championship Schedule[]

Outlined below is the full world championship schedule for the 1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship:

Round Grand Prix Date
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix 10 March
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Official Title LXI Transurban Australian Grand Prix
Circuit Albert Park Circuit
Location Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lap distance 5.302 km (3.295 mi)
Race distance 307.516 km (191.122 mi)
Date 10 March Laps 58
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix 31 March
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Official Title 25° Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Circuit Interlagos
Location Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Lap distance 4.292 km (2.667 mi)
Race distance 304.732 km (189.392 mi)
Date 31 March Laps 71
3 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix 7 April
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 6 por Senna.svg
Official Title XIX Gran Premio Marlboro de Argentina
Circuit Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez
Location Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lap distance 4.259 km (2.647 mi)
Race distance 306.648 km (190.583 mi)
Date 7 April Laps 72
4 Europe European Grand Prix 28 April
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Official Title XLI Grand Prix of Europe
Circuit Nürburgring
Location Germany Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Lap distance 4.556 km (2.832 mi)
Race distance 305.252 km (189.715 mi)
Date 28 April Laps 67
5 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix 5 May
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Official Title 16° Gran Premio di San Marino
Circuit Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
Location Italy Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Lap distance 4.933 km (3.066 mi)
Race distance 310.779 km (193.15 mi)
Date 5 May Laps 63
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 19 May
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Official Title LIV Grand Prix de Monaco
Circuit Circuit de Monaco
Location Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Lap distance 3.328 km (2.068 mi)
Race distance 249.600 km (155.127 mi)
Date 19 May Laps 75
7 Spain Spanish Grand Prix 2 June
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Official Title XXXVIII Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Circuit Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Location Spain Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain
Lap distance 4.730 km (2.94 mi)
Race distance 307.450 km (191.081 mi)
Date 2 June Laps 65
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix 16 June
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 1996.png
Official Title XXXIV Grand Prix Molson du Canada
Circuit Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Location Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lap distance 4.421 km (2.748 mi)
Race distance 305.049 km (189.589 mi)
Date 16 June Laps 69
9 France French Grand Prix 30 June
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Official Title LXXXII Grand Prix de France
Circuit Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
Location France Magny-Cours, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Lap distance 4.250 km (2.641 mi)
Race distance 306.000 km (190.18 mi)
Date 30 June Laps 72
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 14 July
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Official Title XLIX British Grand Prix
Circuit Silverstone Circuit
Location United Kingdom Northamptonshire, England, UK
Lap distance 5.072 km (3.152 mi)
Race distance 309.392 km (192.288 mi)
Date 14 July Laps 61
11 Germany German Grand Prix 28 July
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Official Title LVIII Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Circuit Hockenheimring
Location Germany Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Lap distance 6.825 km (4.242 mi)
Race distance 307.125 km (190.879 mi)
Date 28 July Laps 45
12 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix 11 August
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Official Title XII Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Circuit Hungaroring
Location Hungary Mogyoród, Budapest, Hungary
Lap distance 3.968 km (2.466 mi)
Race distance 305.536 km (189.892 mi)
Date 11 August Laps 77
13 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix 25 August
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Official Title LIV Belgian Grand Prix
Circuit Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Location Belgium Stavelot, Wallonia, Belgium
Lap distance 6.968 km (4.331 mi)
Race distance 306.592 km (190.548 mi)
Date 25 August Laps 44
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix 8 September
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Official Title Pioneer 67° Gran Premio d'Italia
Circuit Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Location Italy Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Lap distance 5.770 km (3.586 mi)
Race distance 305.810 km (190.062 mi)
Date 8 September Laps 53
15 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix 22 September
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Official Title XXV Grande Prémio de Portugal
Circuit Autódromo do Estoril
Location Portugal Estoril, Cascais, Portugal
Lap distance 4.360 km (2.71 mi)
Race distance 305.200 km (189.683 mi)
Date 22 September Laps 70
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix 13 October
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Official Title XXIII Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
Circuit Suzuka Circuit
Location Japan Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Lap distance 5.864 km (3.644 mi)
Race distance 304.928 km (189.514 mi)
Date 13 October Laps 52

Non-Championship Schedule[]

Date Event Circuit Report
7th8th of December Italy VIII Formula One Indoor Trophy Bologna Report

Results[]

Standings[]

World Championship for Drivers[]

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
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1st Hill 1st 1stP 1stP 4thP 1st Ret RetP 1stP 1st RetP 1stP 2nd 5th RetP 2ndP 1st 97
2nd Villeneuve 2ndP Ret 2nd 1st 11th Ret 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2ndP 7th 1st RetP 78
3rd Schumacher Ret 3rd Ret 2nd 2ndP RetP 1st Ret DNSP Ret 4th 9thP 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 59
4th Alesi Ret 2nd 3rd Ret 6th Ret 2nd 3rd 3rd Ret 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th Ret 47
5th Häkkinen 5th 4th Ret 8th 8th 6th 5th 5th 5th 3rd Ret 4th 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 31
6th Berger 4th Ret Ret 9th 3rd Ret Ret Ret 4th 2nd 13th Ret 6th Ret 6th 4th 21
7th Coulthard Ret Ret 7th 3rd Ret 2nd Ret 4th 6th 5th 5th Ret Ret Ret 13th 8th 18
8th Barrichello Ret Ret 4th 5th 5th Ret Ret Ret 9th 4th 6th 6th Ret 5th Ret 9th 14
9th Panis 7th 6th 8th Ret Ret 1st Ret Ret 7th Ret 7th 5th Ret Ret 10th 7th 13
10th Irvine 3rd 7th 5th Ret 4th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret 11
11th Brundle Ret 12th Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 6th 8th 6th 10th Ret Ret 4th 9th 5th 8
12th Frentzen 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th 4th Ret Ret 8th 8th Ret Ret Ret 7th 6th 7
13th Salo 6th 5th Ret DSQ Ret 5th DSQ Ret 10th 7th 9th Ret 7th Ret 11th Ret 5
14th Herbert Ret Ret 9th 7th Ret 3rd Ret 7th DSQ 9th Ret Ret Ret 9th 8th 10th 4
15th Diniz 10th 8th Ret 10th 7th Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret 2
16th Verstappen Ret Ret 6th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 11th 1
Katayama 11th 9th Ret DSQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th 8th 10th 12th Ret 0
Rosset 9th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 11th 8th 9th Ret 14th 13th 0
Fisichella Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 11th 0
Lamy Ret 10th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 12th Ret 10th Ret 16th 12th 0
Badoer DNQ 11th Ret DNQ 10th Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 0
Lavaggi DNQ 10th DNQ Ret 15th DNQ 0
Montermini DNQ Ret 10th DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 0
Marques Ret Ret 0
Pos. Driver Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  • P Indicates a driver who qualified pole position.
  • Italic donates as a driver's fastest lap.
  • Indicates a driver who was still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.

Internation Cup for Constructors[]

Internation Cup for Constructors
Pos. Driver No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
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1st Williams-Renault 5 1st 1stP 1stP 4thP 1st Ret RetP 1stP 1st RetP 1stP 2nd 5th RetP 2ndP 1st 175
6 2ndP Ret 2nd 1st 11th Ret 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2ndP 7th 1st RetP
2nd Ferrari 1 Ret 3rd Ret 2nd 2ndP RetP 1st Ret DNSP Ret 4th 9thP 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 70
2 3rd 7th 5th Ret 4th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th Ret
3rd Benetton-Renault 3 Ret 2nd 3rd Ret 6th Ret 2nd 3rd 3rd Ret 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th Ret 68
4 4th Ret Ret 9th 3rd Ret Ret Ret 4th 2nd 13th Ret 6th Ret 6th 4th
4th McLaren-Mercedes 7 5th 4th Ret 8th 8th 6th 5th 5th 5th 3rd Ret 4th 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 49
8 Ret Ret 7th 3rd Ret 2nd Ret 4th 6th 5th 5th Ret Ret Ret 13th 8th
5th Jordan-Peugeot 11 Ret Ret 4th 5th 5th Ret Ret Ret 9th 4th 6th 6th Ret 5th Ret 9th 22
12 Ret 12th Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret 6th 8th 6th 10th Ret Ret 4th 9th 5th
6th Ligier-Mugen-Honda 9 7th 6th 8th Ret Ret 1st Ret Ret 7th Ret 7th 5th Ret Ret 10th 7th 15
10 10th 8th Ret 10th 7th Ret 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret
7th Sauber-Ford Cosworth 14 Ret Ret 9th 7th Ret 3rd Ret 7th DSQ 9th Ret Ret Ret 9th 8th 10th 11
15 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th 4th Ret Ret 8th 8th Ret Ret Ret 7th 6th
8th Tyrrell-Yamaha 18 11th 9th Ret DSQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th 8th 10th 12th Ret 5
19 6th 5th Ret DSQ Ret 5th DSQ Ret 10th 7th 9th Ret 7th Ret 11th Ret
9th Footwork-Hart 16 9th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 11th 8th 9th Ret 14th 13th 1
17 Ret Ret 6th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 11th
Minardi-Ford Cosworth 20 Ret 10th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 12th Ret 10th Ret 16th 12th 0
21 Ret Ret Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 11th DNQ 10th DNQ Ret 15th DNQ
Forti-Ford Cosworth 22 DNQ 11th Ret DNQ 10th Ret DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 0
23 DNQ Ret 10th DNQ DNQ DNS DNQ Ret Ret DNQ
Pos. Driver No. Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Japan.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
V T E 1996 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Benetton • Williams • McLaren • Ligier • Jordan • Sauber • Footwork • Tyrrell • Minardi • Forti
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Peugeot • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Irvine • 3 Alesi • 4 Berger • 5 Hill • 6 Villeneuve • 7 Häkkinen • 8 Coulthard • 9 Panis • 10 Diniz • 11 Barrichello • 12 Brundle • 14 Herbert • 15 Frentzen • 16 Rosset • 17 Verstappen • 18 Katayama • 19 Salo • 20 Lamy • 21 Fisichella • 21 Marques • 21 Lavaggi • 22 Badoer • 23 Montermini
Other Drivers Magnussen • Mansell • McNish • Prost • R. Schumacher • Tuero
Cars Ferrari F310 • Benetton B196 • Williams FW18 • McLaren MP4/11 • Ligier JS43 • Jordan 196 • Sauber C15 • Footwork FA17 • Tyrrell 024 • Minardi 195B • Forti FG01B • Forti FG03
Tyres Goodyear
Races Australia • Brazil • Argentina • Europe • San Marino • Monaco • Spain • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Japan
See also 1995 Formula One Season • 1997 Formula One Season • Category
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