DAMON HILL - WILLIAMS-RENAULT

F1 WORLD CHAMPION 1996

 

THE ENTIRE 1996 F1 FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX SEASON FULL RACES

ALL RACES 16 ARE IN FULL
COMMENTARY BY MURRAY WALKER

ALL RACES ARE ON 16 DVDS


NameDateCountryCircuit
Transurban Australian Grand PrixMarch 10th 1996Australia AustraliaAlbert Park Grand Prix Circuit
25o Grande Premio do BrasilMarch 31st 1996Brazil BrazilAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace
Grande Premio Marlboro de ArgentinaApril 7th 1996Argentina ArgentinaAutodromo Oscar Alferedo Galvez
Grand Prix of EuropeApril 28th 1996Germany GermanyNurburgring
16o Gran Premio di San MarinoMay 5th 1996San Marino San MarinoAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
Grand Prix de MonacoMay 19th 1996Monaco MonacoCircuit de Monaco
Gran Premio Marlboro de EspanaJune 2nd 1996Spain SpainCircuit de Catalunya
Grand Prix Molson du CanadaJune 16th 1996Canada CanadaCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
Grand Prix de FranceJune 30th 1996France FranceCircuit de Nevers-Magny Cours
British Grand PrixJuly 14th 1996Great-Britain Great-BritainSilverstone Circuits Ltd.
Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von DeutschlandJuly 28th 1996Germany GermanyHockenheimring
Marlboro Magyar NagydijAugust 11th 1996Hungary HungaryHungaroring
Belgian Grand PrixAugust 25th 1996Belgium BelgiumCircuit National de Francorchamps
Pioneer 67o Gran Premio d'ItaliaSeptember 8th 1996Italy ItalyAutodromo Nazionale di Monza
Grande Premio de PortugalSeptember 22nd 1996Portugal PortugalAutodromo do Estoril
Fuji Television Japanese Grand PrixOctober 13th 1996Japan JapanSuzuka International Racing Course



 

















































































1996 Formula One season summary





Damon Hill finally won the Formula One World Championship with Williams.
Hill's team-mate, Jacques Villeneuve (pictured in 2002), finished as runner-up in only his first year of F1 participation.
Defending double world champion Michael Schumacher finished third with Scuderia Ferrari.

The 1996 Formula One season was the 47th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It commenced on March 10, 1996, and ended on October 13 after sixteen races.

Damon Hill took his World Championship two years after being pipped by a point by Michael Schumacher, making him the only son of a World Champion to win the title himself. Hill who had finished runner-up for the past couple of seasons was not seriously threatened this year, though near the end, teammate and newcomer Jacques Villeneuve mounted a title challenge going into the final race of the season. Williams easily locked up the constructors title as well, as there was no other team strong enough to post a consistent challenge throughout the schedule. This was also the beginning of the end of Williams' 1990s dominance, as it was announced that Hill and designer Adrian Newey would depart at the conclusion of the season, with engine manufacturer Renault also leaving after 1997.

Two-time defending drivers' title holder Schumacher had moved to Ferrari and despite numerous reliability problems, they had gradually developed into a front-running team by the end of the season. Defending champion Benetton began their decline towards the middle of the grid, having lost key personnel due to Schumacher's departure, and failed to win a race. Olivier Panis took the only victory of his career at the Monaco Grand Prix.

This year saw the introduction of the '107% rule', which meant all cars had to be within 107% of the pole position time in order to qualify for the Grands Prix.

The season also saw the car numbering system change. Previously teams had kept the same two numbers from season to season, only exchanging with the previous champion's team. Now the numbers were based on the teams' performance in the previous Constructor's Championship.

Forti went bankrupt after the British Grand Prix.

Contents

Drivers and constructors

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1996 FIA Formula One World Championship.

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyreNoDriverTest driver(s)
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpAFerrariF310Ferrari 046 3.0 V10G1Flag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy Nicola Larini
2Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Flag of Italy Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenettonB196Renault RS8 3.0 V10G3Flag of France Jean AlesiFlag of Italy Vincenzo Sospiri
4Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger
Flag of the United Kingdom Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliamsFW18Renault RS8 3.0 V10G5Flag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of France Jean-Christophe Boullion
6Flag of Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Flag of the United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren MercedesMcLarenMP4/11
MP4/11B
Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10G7Flag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Denmark Jan Magnussen
8Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard
Flag of France Equipe Ligier Gauloises BlondesLigierJS43Mugen-Honda MF-301 HA 3.0 V10G9Flag of France Olivier PanisFlag of the United Kingdom Kelvin Burt
10Flag of Brazil Pedro Diniz
Flag of Ireland B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan196Peugeot A12 EV5 3.0 V10G11Flag of Brazil Rubens BarrichelloFlag of Italy Gianni Morbidelli
12Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Flag of Switzerland Red Bull Sauber FordSauberC15Ford JD Zetec-R 3.0 V10G14Flag of the United Kingdom Johnny HerbertFlag of Argentina Norberto Fontana
15Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Flag of the United Kingdom Footwork HartFootworkFA17Hart 830 3.0 V8G16Flag of Brazil Ricardo RossetFlag of Sweden Kenny Bräck
17Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell YamahaTyrrell024Yamaha OX11A 3.0 V10G18Flag of Japan Ukyo KatayamaFlag of France Emmanuel Collard
19Flag of Finland Mika Salo
Flag of Italy Minardi Team SpAMinardiM195BFord EDM2 3.0 V8
Ford EDM3 3.0 V8
G20Flag of Portugal Pedro Lamyn/a
21Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Flag of Brazil Tarso Marques
Flag of Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
Flag of Italy Forti Grand PrixFortiFG01B
FG03
Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V10G22Flag of Italy Luca BadoerFlag of France Franck Lagorce
23Flag of Italy Andrea Montermini

 Formula One 1996 race schedule

RndRaceDateLocation
1Flag of Australia Australian Grand PrixMarch 10Melbourne
2Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand PrixMarch 31Interlagos
3Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand PrixApril 7Oscar Gálvez
4Flag of Germany European Grand PrixApril 28Nürburgring
5Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand PrixMay 5Imola
6Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand PrixMay 19Monaco
7Flag of Spain Spanish Grand PrixJune 2Catalunya
8Flag of Canada Canadian Grand PrixJune 16Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
9Flag of France French Grand PrixJune 30Magny-Cours
10Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand PrixJuly 14Silverstone
11Flag of Germany German Grand PrixJuly 28Hockenheimring
12Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand PrixAugust 11Hungaroring
13Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand PrixAugust 25Spa-Francorchamps
14Flag of Italy Italian Grand PrixSeptember 8Monza
15Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand PrixSeptember 22Estoril
16Flag of Japan Japanese Grand PrixOctober 13Suzuka

Rule changes

The race weekend schedule was changed for the 1996 season compared to the 1995 season. The amount of free practice sessions was increased from the two in 1995 to three in 1996 with the amount of laps allocated for each day increased from 23 to thirty. Also, to increase the spectacle, the Friday qualifying session was dropped, with the FIA World Motor Sport Council opting to have only one qualifying session, held on Saturday afternoon.[1]

The old system of having a red and green light to start the race was replaced by the current system of five red lights coming on individually and then all going out to start the race.

Grands Prix

Round  ↓Grand Prix  ↓Pole Position  ↓Fastest Lap  ↓Winning Driver  ↓Winning Constructor  ↓Report  ↓
1Flag of Australia Australian Grand PrixFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
2Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
3Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of France Jean AlesiFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
4Flag of Germany European Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
5Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
6Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of France Jean AlesiFlag of France Olivier PanisFlag of France Ligier-Mugen-HondaReport
7Flag of Spain Spanish Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
8Flag of Canada Canadian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
9Flag of France French Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
10Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
11Flag of Germany German Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
12Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
13Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand PrixFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of Austria Gerhard BergerFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
14Flag of Italy Italian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
15Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport
16Flag of Japan Japanese Grand PrixFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultReport

1996 Constructors Championship final standings

PosConstructorChassisEngineTyrePointsWinsPodiumsPoles
1Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-RenaultFW18RenaultG175122112
2Flag of Italy FerrariF310FerrariG70394
3Flag of Italy Benetton-RenaultB196RenaultG68
10
4Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesMP4/11
MP4/11B
MercedesG49
6
5Flag of Ireland Jordan-Peugeot196PeugeotG22


6Flag of France Ligier-Mugen-HondaJS43Mugen-HondaG1511
7Flag of Switzerland Sauber-FordC15FordG11
1
8Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha024YamahaG5


9Flag of the United Kingdom Footwork-HartFA17HartG1


10Flag of Italy Minardi-FordM195BFordG



11Flag of Italy Forti-FordFG01B
FG03
FordG



 1996 Drivers Championship final standings

PosDriverAUS
Flag of Australia
BRA
Flag of Brazil
ARG
Flag of Argentina
EUR
Flag of Germany
SMR
Flag of San Marino
MON
Flag of Monaco
ESP
Flag of Spain
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
POR
Flag of Portugal
JPN
Flag of Japan
Points
1Flag of the United Kingdom Damon Hill11141RetRet11Ret125Ret2197
2Flag of Canada Jacques Villeneuve2Ret2111Ret322131271Ret78
3Flag of Germany Michael SchumacherRet3Ret22Ret1RetDNSRet49113259
4Flag of France Jean AlesiRet23Ret6Ret233Ret23424Ret47
5Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen54Ret8865553Ret433Ret331
6Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger4RetRet93RetRetRet4213Ret6Ret6421
7Flag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardRetRet73Ret2Ret4655RetRetRet13818
8Flag of Brazil Rubens BarrichelloRetRet455RetRetRet9466Ret5Ret914
9Flag of France Olivier Panis768RetRet1RetRet7Ret75RetRet10713
10Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine375Ret47RetRetRetRetRetRetRetRet5Ret11
11Flag of the United Kingdom Martin BrundleRet12Ret6RetRetRet68610RetRet4958
12Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen8RetRetRetRet44RetRet88RetRetRet767
13Flag of Finland Mika Salo65RetDSQRet5DSQRet1079Ret7Ret11Ret5
14Flag of the United Kingdom Johnny HerbertRetRet97Ret3Ret7DSQ9RetRetRet98104
15Flag of Brazil Pedro Diniz108Ret107Ret6RetRetRetRetRetRet6RetRet2
16Flag of the Netherlands Jos VerstappenRetRet6RetRetRetRetRetRet10RetRetRet8Ret111
NCFlag of Japan Ukyo Katayama119RetDSQRetRetRetRetRetRetRet781012Ret0
NCFlag of Brazil Ricardo Rosset9RetRet11RetRetRetRet11Ret1189Ret14130
NCFlag of Italy Giancarlo FisichellaRet

13RetRetRet8Ret11





0
NCFlag of Portugal Pedro LamyRet10Ret129RetRetRet12Ret12Ret10Ret16120
NCFlag of Italy Luca BadoerDNQ11RetDNQ10RetDNQRetRetDNQ





0
NCFlag of Italy Giovanni Lavaggi









DNQ10DNQRet15DNQ0
NCFlag of Italy Andrea MonterminiDNQRet10DNQDNQDNSDNQRetRetDNQ





0
NCFlag of Brazil Tarso Marques
RetRet












0
PosDriverAUS
Flag of Australia
BRA
Flag of Brazil
ARG
Flag of Argentina
EUR
Flag of Germany
SMR
Flag of San Marino
MON
Flag of Monaco
ESP
Flag of Spain
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
POR
Flag of Portugal
JPN
Flag of Japan
Points
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleDid not finish (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light bluePracticed only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry

 


   
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