Formula 1 1999 European Grand Prix results


Johnny Herbert
Heinz-Harald Frentzen

The 1999 European Grand Prix was won by Johnny Herbert of Stewart.
Despite being on pole position in Germany, Heinz-Harald Frentzen could not convert this into a win.
Frentzen was forced to retire in lap 32 due to: Electrical.

The race in Germany was round 14 of 16 of the 1999 season.


1999 European Grand Prix

The 1999 European Grand Prix (formally the XLIII Warsteiner Grand Prix d'Europe) was a Formula One motor race held on 26 September 1999 at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany. It was the fourteenth race of the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 66-lap race was won by Johnny Herbert driving for the Stewart team. Jarno Trulli finished second for the Prost team with Rubens Barrichello third in the other Stewart car.

It was considered to be one of the most eventful and exciting races of the 1999 season. Going into the race Mika Häkkinen, Eddie Irvine, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and David Coulthard were all harbouring World Championship aspirations. Häkkinen and Irvine were tied for the points lead, with Frentzen 10 points behind them and Coulthard a further two points back. The previous round at Monza had seen Häkkinen make an unforced error while leading, Coulthard and Irvine finished only 5th and 6th and Frentzen took his second race win of the season.

In the race, Marc Gené's 6th place produced a rare point for the Minardi team due to the high number of retirements. The Stewart cars took first and third, with Prost's Jarno Trulli finishing second. This resulted in the podium consisting of constructors named after former Formula 1 World Champions. It was also Minardi's first points since Pedro Lamy's at the 1995 Australian Grand Prix.

As a consequence of the race, Häkkinen moved into the lead in the World Drivers' Championship, two points ahead of Irvine, with Frenzen a further twelve behind. In the World Constructors Championship, McLaren extended their lead to twelve points over Ferrari.

The would be last time until the 2003 Australian Grand Prix that both Ferraris in the race would miss the podium.

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