1994 Italian Grand Prix
The 1994 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on September 11, 1994 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza. It was the twelfth race of the 1994 Formula One season. The race, contested over 53 laps, was won by Damon Hill driving for Williams-Renault with Austrian Gerhard Berger finishing second for Scuderia Ferrari and Finnish driver Mika Häkkinen driving for McLaren-Peugeot third.
Eddie Irvine was given a one-race ban suspended for three races for his behaviour in the first corner incident at the first start.
The Grand Prix was originally cancelled on 12 August 1994 when local officials refused a demand to cut down 123 trees for reasons related to safety.The trees in question were located at the famous Lesmo-corners which lacked suitable run off-areas. The after the announcement, Gianni Letta, an Italian cabinet under-secretary went to Cannes to meet with FIA president Max Mosley to discuss the issue. The meeting also attended by Scuderia Ferrari driver and representative to the drivers Gerhard Berger agreed that changes to the shape of the curve would reduce its speed.
|1||27||23x15px Jean Alesi||Ferrari||1:24.620||1:23.844|
|2||28||23x15px Gerhard Berger||Ferrari||1:24.915||1:23.978||+0.134|
|3||0||23x15px Damon Hill||Williams-Renault||1:24.734||1:24.158||+0.314|
|4||12||23x15px Johnny Herbert||Lotus-Mugen-Honda||1:26.365||1:24.374||+0.530|
|5||2||23x15px David Coulthard||Williams-Renault||1:24.869||1:24.502||+0.658|
|6||26||23x15px Olivier Panis||Ligier-Renault||1:26.958||1:25.455||+1.611|
|7||7||23x15px Mika Häkkinen||McLaren-Peugeot||1:26.004||1:25.528||+1.684|
|8||29||23x15px Andrea de Cesaris||Sauber-Mercedes||1:27.188||1:25.540||+1.696|
|9||15||23x15px Eddie Irvine||Jordan-Hart||No time||1:25.568||+1.724|
|10||6||23x15px Jos Verstappen||Benetton-Ford||1:27.361||1:25.618||+1.774|
|11||30||23x15px Heinz-Harald Frentzen||Sauber-Mercedes||1:26.406||1:25.628||+1.784|
|12||25||23x15px Éric Bernard||Ligier-Renault||1:27.387||1:25.718||+1.874|
|13||11||23x15px Alessandro Zanardi||Lotus-Mugen-Honda||1:27.617||1:25.733||+1.889|
|14||3||Template:Country data Japan Ukyo Katayama||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:26.525||1:25.889||+2.045|
|15||8||23x15px Martin Brundle||McLaren-Peugeot||1:26.899||1:25.933||+2.089|
|16||14||23x15px Rubens Barrichello||Jordan-Hart||1:27.034||1:25.946||+2.102|
|17||10||23x15px Gianni Morbidelli||Footwork-Ford||1:27.939||1:26.002||+2.158|
|18||23||23x15px Pierluigi Martini||Minardi-Ford||1:42.320||1:26.056||+2.212|
|19||9||23x15px Christian Fittipaldi||Footwork-Ford||1:27.675||1:26.337||+2.493|
|20||5||23x15px JJ Lehto||Benetton-Ford||1:27.611||1:26.384||+2.540|
|21||4||23x15px Mark Blundell||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:26.574||1:26.697||+2.730|
|22||24||23x15px Michele Alboreto||Minardi-Ford||1:27.623||1:26.832||+2.988|
|23||19||23x15px Yannick Dalmas||Larrousse-Ford||1:29.528||1:27.846||+4.002|
|24||20||23x15px Érik Comas||Larrousse-Ford||1:30.530||1:27.894||+4.050|
|25||32||23x15px Jean-Marc Gounon||Simtek-Ford||1:29.594||1:28.353||+4.509|
|26||31||23x15px David Brabham||Simtek-Ford||1:30.691||1:28.619||+4.775|
|DNQ||34||23x15px Bertrand Gachot||Pacific-Ilmor||1:31.549||1:31.387||+7.543|
|DNQ||33||23x15px Paul Belmondo||Pacific-Ilmor||1:32.035||No time||+8.191|
- ^1 Eddie Irvine's Friday qualifying times were deleted because he completed 13 laps, one over the limit, during the session.
- ^2 Paul Belmondo had no car to compete with in the Saturday qualifying session having destroyed his car in a shunt in the morning's practice session therefore he did no set a time on Saturday.
- Lap leaders: Jean Alesi 14 (1-14), Gerhard Berger 9 (15-23), Damon Hill 26 (24, 29-53), David Coulthard 3 (25, 27-28), Mika Häkkinen 1 (26)
- First pole position: Jean Alesi
- The race was stopped after the first lap incident between Johnny Herbert and Eddie Irvine. Eddie Irvine restarted from the back of the grid.
- Jean Alesi had a gearbox problem after his first pit stop. His car only could run a very short distance after his first pit stop and then he retired in the pits.
- Phillipe Alliot was replaced by Yannick Dalmas at Larrousse.
- This was the last time that a driver was banned from racing until the 2012 Italian Grand Prix where Romain Grosjean was serving a one race ban for causing a first lap pile up at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix.
Standings after the race
- "Italian Grand Prix called off". Gainesville Sun. 13 August 1994. p. 16.
- "Motor Racing: Italian Grand Prix reinstated: Revised scheme temporarily solves safety problem at Monza". The Independent. 16 August 1994. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
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