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The 1999 Hungarian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XV Marlboro Magyar Nagydij, was the eleventh round of the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary, on the 15 August 1999.[1] The race would see Mika Häkkinen sweep to a dominant victory for McLaren-Mercedes, leaving David Coulthard and Championship leader Eddie Irvine to fight for second.[1]

The Finn had started the weekend much like he had throughout 1999, claiming pole position during qualifying.[1] Irvine duly claimed second ahead of Häkkinen's teammate David Coulthard, while Giancarlo Fisichella secured fourth for Benetton-Playlife.[1]

The start saw Häkkinen gain an instant lead, leaving Irvine to fight for second with Coulthard.[1] However, the Ferrari would flash through turn one unopposed, for Coulthard had made a mess of his start, and hence slipped behind both Fisichella and Heinz-Harald Frentzen.[1]

Häkkinen duly established an early lead over Irvine, with the Ulsterman himself able to escape from Fisichella early on.[1] Coulthard, meanwhile, would find himself stuck behind Frentzen's Jordan-Mugen-Honda, with the Hungaroring providing very few overtaking options.[1]

Indeed, the Scot would have to wait until the pitwindow to finally rid himself of the Jordan and Benetton, with those two peeling off early for fuel and tyres.[1] Coulthard used the clear track ahead of him to produce a series of quick laps prior to his stop, and duly emerged ahead of Fisichella's Benetton when he rejoined.[1]

With that Coulthard was off the chase Irvine, although his attack would be interrupted by Rubens Barrichello in the Stewart-Ford Cosworth.[1] The Brazilian, on a one-stop strategy, did all he could to keep the #2 McLaren at bay, and hence forced Coulthard to wait until he made his only stop.[1]

With that the #2 McLaren swept onto the back of Irvine, whose pace was not at all strong in the closing stages.[1] Indeed, with fifteen laps to go Coulthard was in position to strike, only for Irvine to hand him second place by sliding wide when looking for the McLaren in his mirrors.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Häkkinen would cruise across the line to claim a dominant victory, with Coulthard ten seconds behind in second.[1] Irvine finished a distant third but held onto his Championship lead, with Frentzen, Barrichello and Damon Hill picking up the rest of the points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Eddie Irvine used his third win of the season to establish himself at the head of the Championship, leaving Hockenheim with an eight point advantage. Mika Häkkinen was his closest challenger having lost the lead, with the Finn still the favourite as the battle for the Championship entered its final third. Behind, Heinz-Harald Frentzen had moved into third, nineteen off the lead, with Michael Schumacher hanging onto fourth ahead of David Coulthard.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a very good afternoon for Ferrari, with a one-two finish ensuring they scored maximum points. That took their tally up to 90 points for the campaign, which translated to a sixteen point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes in second, who had arrived in Hockenheim just two behind the Scuderia. Behind, Jordan-Mugen-Honda had reinforced their grip on third ahead of Williams-Supertec, with nine constructors on the board.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1999 Hungarian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H 3.0 V10 B
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H 3.0 V10 B
3 Finland Mika Salo Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 3.0 V10 B
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 3.0 V10 B
5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD 3.0 V10 B
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HD 3.0 V10 B
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B
10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B
11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A 3.0 V10 B
12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A 3.0 V10 B
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Repsol Arrows Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Repsol Arrows Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 3.0 V10 B
17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 3.0 V10 B
18 France Olivier Panis France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 3.0 V10 B
19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 3.0 V10 B
20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Fondmetal Minardi Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Fondmetal Minardi Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1999 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.156 182.773 km/h
2 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 1:18.263 +0.107s 182.523 km/h
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.384 +0.228s 182.241 km/h
4 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:18.515 +0.359s 181.937 km/h
5 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:18.664 +0.508s 181.593 km/h
6 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:18.667 +0.511s 181.586 km/h
7 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:18.733 +0.577s 181.433 km/h
8 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:19.095 +0.939s 180.603 km/h
9 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 1:19.127 +0.971s 180.530 km/h
10 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:19.389 +1.233s 179.934 km/h
11 11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:19.390 +1.234s 179.932 km/h
12 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:19.782 +1.626s 179.048 km/h
13 19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 1:19.788 +1.632s 179.034 km/h
14 18 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 1:19.841 +1.685s 178.916 km/h
15 5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 1:19.924 +1.768s 178.730 km/h
16 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 1:19.945 +1.789s 178.683 km/h
17 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 1:20.060 +1.904s 178.426 km/h
18 3 Finland Mika Salo Italy Ferrari 1:20.369 +2.213s 177.740 km/h
19 20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:20.961 +2.805s 176.441 km/h
20 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows 1:21.328 +3.172s 175.644 km/h
21 15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Arrows 1:21.675 +3.519s 174.898 km/h
22 21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:21.867 +3.711s 174.488 km/h
107% Time: 1:23.627[3]
Source:[4][3]
  • 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 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 2
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 3 5 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6
______________ Damon Hill
Row 4 7 ______________
Alexander Wurz 8
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 5 9 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 10
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 6 11 ______________
Jean Alesi 12
______________ Pedro Diniz
Row 7 13 ______________
Jarno Trulli 14
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 8 15 ______________
Alex Zanardi 16
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 9 17 ______________
Ricardo Zonta 18
______________ Mika Salo
Row 10 19 ______________
Luca Badoer 20
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 11 21 ______________
Tora Takagi 22
______________ Marc Gené

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1999 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 77 1:46:23.536 1 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 77 +9.706s 3 6
3 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 77 +27.228s 2 4
4 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 77 +31.815s 5 3
5 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 77 +43.808s 8 2
6 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 77 +55.726s 6 1
7 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Renault 77 +1:01.012 7
8 19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 76 +1 Lap 13
9 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 76 +1 Lap 16
10 18 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 76 +1 Lap 14
11 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 76 +1 Lap 10
12 3 Finland Mika Salo Italy Ferrari 75 +2 Laps 18
13 23 Brazil Ricardo Zonta United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 75 +2 Laps 17
14 20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 19
15 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows 75 +2 Laps 20
16* 11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 74 Fuel pressure 11
17 21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 74 +3 Laps 22
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 60 Clutch 9
Ret 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 52 Engine 4
Ret 15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Arrows 26 Transmission 21
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 19 Spin 12
Ret 5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 10 Differential 15
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Alesi was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A fourth win of the season for Mika Häkkinen ensured that the Finnish ace left Hungary with his title hopes greatly enhanced, having carved into the gap between himself and the Championship leader. Indeed, Eddie Irvine had seen his advantage cut to just two points after his late relegation down the field, with the Ulsterman also beginning to show the strains of fighting for the title. Behind, David Coulthard had moved up into third ahead of Heinz-Harald Frentzen, bumping Michael Schumacher down to fifth.

In the Constructors Championship McLaren-Mercedes had delivered another strong blow to Ferrari, with their one-two enhancing their tally to 90 points. Only Irvine's third place finish kept the Scuderia ahead, with Ferrari holding onto the remains of a four point lead over their Anglo-German rivals. Behind, Jordan-Mugen-Honda were in an increasingly lonely third ahead of Williams-Supertec, while Benetton-Playlife completed the top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 56
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen 54
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 36 ▲2
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 36 ▼1
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 32 ▼1
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher 22
7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 13
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 12
9 Finland Mika Salo 6
10 United Kingdom Damon Hill 6
11 Austria Alexander Wurz 3
12 Brazil Pedro Diniz 3
13 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 2
14 France Olivier Panis 2
15 Italy Jarno Trulli 1
16 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1
17 France Jean Alesi 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 94
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 90
3 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 42
4 United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 22
5 Italy Benetton-Playlife 16
6 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 14
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 4
8 France Prost-Peugeot 3
9 United Kingdom Arrows 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 'Hungarian GP, 1999', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2014), https://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr641.html, (Accessed 28/08/2019)
  2. 'Hungary 1999: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/hongrie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 28/08/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Hungary 1999: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/hongrie/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 28/08/2019)
  4. 'Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj 1999 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019),https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1999/races/697/hungary/qualifying-0.html , (Accessed 28/08/2019)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Hungary 1999: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/hongrie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 28/08/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 '1999 Hungarian GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2014), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1999&gp=Hungarian%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 28/08/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 '11. Hungary 1999', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/hongrie.aspx, (Accessed 28/08/2019)
V T E Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix
Circuits Népliget Park (1936); Hungaroring (1986 - Present)
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Non-Championship Race 1936
V T E 1999 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • Williams • Jordan • Benetton • Sauber • Arrows • Stewart • Prost • Minardi • BAR
Engines Arrows • Ferrari • Ford • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife • Supertec
Drivers Häkkinen • 2 Coulthard • 3 M. Schumacher • 3 Salo • 4 Irvine • 5 Zanardi • 6 R. Schumacher • 7 Hill • 8 Frentzen • 9 Fisichella • 10 Wurz • 11 Alesi • 12 Diniz • 14 De la Rosa • 15 Takagi • 16 Barrichello • 17 Herbert • 18 Panis • 19 Trulli • 20 Badoer • 20 Sarrazin • 21 Gené • 22 Villeneuve • 23 Zonta • 23 Salo
Other Drivers Heidfeld • Nakano • Verstappen
Cars Ferrari F399 • McLaren MP4/14 • Jordan 199 • Stewart SF3 • Williams FW21 • Benetton B199 • Prost AP02 • Sauber C18 • Arrows A20 • Minardi M01 • BAR 01
Tyres Bridgestone
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See also 1998 Formula One Season • 2000 Formula One Season • Category
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