Canadian GP 1999

Canadian GP, 1999

Michael Schumacher showed that Ferrari was improving the F399 as he took pole position by 0.029s from Mika Hakkinen's McLaren-Mercedes. Eddie Irvine was third, underlining the improvement in Ferrari's performance. David Coulthard was fourth in the second McLaren with Rubens Barrichello's Stewart and Heinz-Harald Frentzen's Jordan being the usual supporting cast.

Schumacher did not make a good start but a timely swerve across the track kept Hakkinen behind him in the rush down to the first corner. Further back the midfield was wiped out in the usual Montreal first corner smash: with Jarno Trulli spinning his Prost and cannoning into Barrichello and Jean Alesi's Sauber. Alexander Wurz's Benetton had to retire with suspension damage. After two periods of Safety Car - the second caused by Ricardo Zonta crashing his BAR into a wall - the race was on again. Soon afterwards, under pressure from Hakkinen, Schumacher made an mistake and hit the wall. With Schumacher out of the way Hakkinen had little trouble winning the race. Coulthard and Irvine collided during the pits stops but both rejoined and charged back. Irvine was up to fourth when second-placed Frentzen suffered a brake problem and crashed heavily. The race ended under a yellow flag, which prohibited overtaking, with Giancarlo Fisichella a rather surprised second in his Benetton and Irvine third.

Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes  69 1h41m35.727  1m19.327 
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Supertec  69 0.781  1m20.378 
Eddie Irvine Ferrari  69 1.796  1m19.440 
Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec  69 2.391  1m21.081 13 
17 Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford  69 2.804  1m20.829 10 
12 Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas  69 3.710  1m21.571 18 
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes  69 5.003  1m19.729 
21 Marc Gene Minardi-Ford  68 1 Lap  1m23.387 22 
18 Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot  68 1 Lap  1m21.252 15 
10 20 Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford  67 2 Laps  1m22.808 21 
11 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda  65 4 Laps  1m20.158 
Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec  50 Gearbox 1m21.076 12 
14 Toranosuke Takagi Arrows  41 Transmission 1m21.693 19 
22 Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec  34 Accident 1m21.302 16 
Michael Schumacher Ferrari  29 Accident 1m19.298 
15 Pedro de la Rosa Arrows  22 Transmission 1m22.613 20 
16 Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford  14 Damage 1m19.930 
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda  14 Accident 1m21.094 14 
23 Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec  Accident 1m21.467 17 
11 Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas  Accident 1m20.459 
19 Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot  Accident 1m20.557 
10 Alexander Wurz Benetton-Supertec  Driveshaft 1m21.000 11