Hungarian GP 1999
AUGUST 15, 1999
Hungarian GP, 1999
Mika Hakkinen wanted a win in Hungary to close the gap on Eddie Irvine in the World Championship and he qualified on pole position as usual. Irvine was second on the grid with the second McLaren of David Coulthard third.
At the start the Scotsman did not do well and was overtaken by Giancarlo Fisichella's Benetton and by Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the Jordan-Mugen. Hakkinen built a healthy lead while Coulthard had to wait until he had some clear road after Fisichella and Frentzen pitted. When he stopped he was able to emerge ahead of both of them. Rubens Barrichello was on a one-stop strategy in his Stewart-Ford and so held Coulthard behind him for some laps, but when he pitted David was able to chase after Irvine.
In the closing laps he was right on Irvine's tail. The Ferrari driver cracked under the pressure on lap 62 and slid wide. With Hakkinen winning the race, Coulthard took second leaving Irvine a disappointed third. Frentzen again collected points in fourth place and Barrichello ended the day fifth, just ahead of an on-form Damon Hill in his Jordan-Mugen.
|4||8||Heinz-Harald Frentzen||Jordan-Mugen Honda||77||31.815||1m18.664||5|
|6||7||Damon Hill||Jordan-Mugen Honda||77||55.726||1m18.667||6|
|8||19||Jarno Trulli||Prost-Peugeot||76||1 Lap||1m19.788||13|
|9||6||Ralf Schumacher||Williams-Supertec||76||1 Lap||1m19.945||16|
|10||18||Olivier Panis||Prost-Peugeot||76||1 Lap||1m19.841||14|
|11||17||Johnny Herbert||Stewart-Ford||76||1 Lap||1m19.389||10|
|12||3||Mika Salo||Ferrari||75||2 Laps||1m20.369||18|
|13||23||Ricardo Zonta||BAR-Supertec||75||2 Laps||1m20.060||17|
|14||20||Luca Badoer||Minardi-Ford||75||2 Laps||1m20.961||19|
|15||15||Pedro de la Rosa||Arrows||75||2 Laps||1m21.328||20|
|16||11||Jean Alesi||Sauber-Petronas||74||3 Laps||1m19.390||11|
|17||21||Marc Gene||Minardi-Ford||74||3 Laps||1m21.867||22|