Formula 1 1996 Spanish Grand Prix results


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Michael Schumacher MSC
Damon Hill

The 1996 Spanish Grand Prix was won by Michael Schumacher of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in Spain, Damon Hill could not convert this into a win.
Hill was forced to retire in lap 10 due to: Spun off.

The race in Spain was round 7 of 16 of the 1996 season.



# driver constructor laps time points
1 65 1:59:49.307 10
2 65 +45.302 6
3 65 +48.388 4
4 64 +1 Lap 3
5 64 +1 Lap 2
6 63 +2 Laps 1
47 Spun off 0
45 Differential 0
44 Spun off 0
20 Spun off 0
17 Differential 0
16 Disqualified 0
10 Spun off 0
8 Electrical 0
1 Spun off 0
1 Collision 0
1 Collision 0
0 107% Rule 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 107% Rule 0


# driver constructor time
1 Damon Hill Williams 1:20.650
2 Jacques Villeneuve Williams +0.434
3 Michael Schumacher Ferrari +0.937
4 Jean Alesi Benetton +1.411
5 Gerhard Berger Benetton +1.475
6 Eddie Irvine Ferrari +1.683
7 Rubens Barrichello Jordan +1.729
8 Olivier Panis Ligier +2.035
9 Johnny Herbert Sauber +2.377
10 Mika Häkkinen McLaren +2.420
11 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber +2.545
12 Mika Salo Tyrrell +2.574
13 Jos Verstappen Footwork +2.721
14 David Coulthard McLaren +2.766
15 Martin Brundle Jordan +2.788
16 Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell +3.751
17 Pedro Diniz Ligier +3.818
18 Pedro Lamy Minardi +4.624
19 Giancarlo Fisichella Minardi +4.881
20 Ricardo Rosset Footwork +4.971

1996 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1996 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 June 1996 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

This race, Michael Schumacher's first Ferrari victory, is generally regarded as one of his finest. In the torrential rain, he produced a stunning drive, and is a prime example of why he earned the nickname "Regenmeister" ("Rainmaster"), despite his early and unforced crash at a wet Monaco Grand Prix two weeks earlier.

Mika Salo was disqualifed for the second time this season, for changing cars after the field was under starter's orders.

Damon Hill had started the race from pole position, but dropped to 8th after spinning twice in the opening laps, before another spin into the pit wall on lap 12 ended his race. Schumacher recovered from a poor start to take the lead from Villeneuve on lap 13, and from then on he dominated the race, lapping over three seconds a lap faster than the remainder of the field.

Rubens Barrichello, who was running in second place after Jacques Villeneuve and Alesi made their pit stops, put in a strong performance in this race, but was forced to retire with 20 laps to go after a clutch problem caused his engine to fade out. On the previous lap, Gerhard Berger had spun his Benetton out of fourth place while trying to lap the Ligier of Pedro Diniz.

After an uneventful race on his part, Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished in fourth, while Mika Häkkinen took fifth after surviving a spin off the track in the closing stages of the race. Jos Verstappen, running fifth after the retirements of Barrichello and Berger, crashed into the tyre barrier with 12 laps left, guaranteeing Diniz his first Formula One point as by this time only six drivers were left in the race. With no further retirements, Diniz brought his car home in sixth, after driving at a more cautious pace that saw him fall two laps adrift of the front runners by the end.

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