1994 Japanese Grand Prix
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The start of the race was under torrential rain, and as a result, several cars spun out of the race by aquaplaning, including Johnny Herbert, Franck Lagorce, both Minardi and all three Japanese drivers and the returning JJ Lehto who had replaced Andrea de Cesaris after his sudden retirement from Formula One.
On lap 13, Gianni Morbidelli crashed his Footwork at one of the Esses at the first sector. Shortly after, Martin Brundle spun off the track at the same spot, and as he bounced off the tyre barriers, hit a track marshal who was moving Morbidelli's car off the gravel trap. The marshal suffered a broken leg, adding to the huge list of injuries of the 1994 season, and the race was immediately stopped.
As the rain became moderate, it was decided to run the remainder of the race, with around one hour to the time limit, on aggregate corrected time. Schumacher had been leading by 6.8 seconds when the red flag was shown, but since Hill had a bigger lead (10.1 seconds) at the chequered flag, Hill was declared the winner by 3.3 seconds. This was the last instance of corrected time being used in Formula 1 to declare a race winner.
The race was the fifteenth round of the 1994 Formula One season. Benetton driver Michael Schumacher was leading the World Drivers' Championship with 86 points compared to his rival Damon Hill in the Williams who had 81 points. Coming into the race, Schumacher felt he was "very confident"  and Hill declared that he was "positive" for the race ahead.
|Pos||No||Driver||Constructor||Q1 Time||Q2 Time||Gap|
|1||5||23x15px Michael Schumacher||Benetton-Ford||1:37.209||1:57.128|
|2||0||23x15px Damon Hill||Williams-Renault||1:37.696||1:57.278||+0.487|
|3||30||23x15px Heinz-Harald Frentzen||Sauber-Mercedes||1:37.742||1:56.935||+0.533|
|4||2||23x15px Nigel Mansell||Williams-Renault||1:37.768||2:00.963||+0.559|
|5||6||23x15px Johnny Herbert||Benetton-Ford||1:37.828||1:59.729||+0.619|
|6||15||23x15px Eddie Irvine||Jordan-Hart||1:37.880||1:57.760||+0.671|
|7||27||23x15px Jean Alesi||Ferrari||1:37.907||1:58.610||+0.698|
|8||7||23x15px Mika Häkkinen||McLaren-Peugeot||1:37.998||1:58.204||+0.789|
|9||8||23x15px Martin Brundle||McLaren-Peugeot||1:38.076||1:56.876||+0.877|
|10||14||23x15px Rubens Barrichello||Jordan-Hart||1:38.533||2:01.905||+1.324|
|11||28||23x15px Gerhard Berger||Ferrari||1:38.570||1:58.926||+1.361|
|12||10||23x15px Gianni Morbidelli||Footwork-Ford||1:39.030||2:07.293||+1.821|
|13||4||23x15px Mark Blundell||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:39.266||2:02.266||+2.057|
|14||3||Template:Country data Japan Ukyo Katayama||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:39.462||2:04.187||+2.253|
|15||29||23x15px JJ Lehto||Sauber-Mercedes||1:39.483||1:59.943||+2.274|
|16||23||23x15px Pierluigi Martini||Minardi-Ford||1:39.548||2:01.929||+2.339|
|17||12||23x15px Alessandro Zanardi||Lotus-Mugen-Honda||1:39.721||2:02.077||+2.512|
|18||9||23x15px Christian Fittipaldi||Arrows-Ford||1:39.868||2:00.084||+2.659|
|19||26||23x15px Olivier Panis||Ligier-Renault||1:40.042||2:00.575||+2.833|
|20||25||23x15px Franck Lagorce||Ligier-Renault||1:40.577||2:02.780||+3.368|
|21||24||23x15px Michele Alboreto||Minardi-Ford||1:40.652||2:02.219||+3.443|
|22||20||23x15px Érik Comas||Larrousse-Ford||1:40.978||2:01.035||+3.769|
|23||19||Template:Country data Japan Hideki Noda||Larrousse-Ford||1:40.990||2:05.354||+3.781|
|24||31||23x15px David Brabham||Simtek-Ford||1:41.659||2:09.453||+4.450|
|25||11||23x15px Mika Salo||Lotus-Mugen-Honda||1:41.805||2:01.637||+4.596|
|26||32||Template:Country data Japan Taki Inoue||Simtek-Ford||1:45.004||no time||+7.795|
|DNQ||34||23x15px Bertrand Gachot||Pacific-Ilmor||1:46.374||no time||+9.165|
|DNQ||33||23x15px Paul Belmondo||Pacific-Ilmor||1:46.629||no time||+9.420|
Standings after the race
- Murray Walker, Jonathan Palmer (1994). Grand Prix (Television Presentation). London, England: BBC. Event occurs at 01:30-01:41.
Rundown of Drivers Championship table
- Murray Walker (1994). Grand Prix (Television Presentation). London, England: BBC. Event occurs at 01:58-02:13 02:28-02:45.
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