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1996 Canadian GP
1995 French GP

1996 French GP

1996 British GP
1997 French GP
 LXXXII  Grand Prix de France


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 30 June 1996
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitMagny-Cours
Event FormatRace of 72 laps
Race9 of 16
Championship race590
Circuit
Laps72
Circuit Perimeter4250 m
Race Distance4250 × 72 = 306.000 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers12
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesMika Häkkinen - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Pedro Lamy - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Rothmans Williams Renault - 20th Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Records Broken None
Records Extended 1. Most 4th Place FinishesGerhard Berger (22),
2. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioWilliams (13.65%),
3. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1346),
4. Most PolesFerrari (117),
5. Most 4th Place QualificationsGerhard Berger (36)

Championships
1 Damon Hill 63 
same
2 Jacques Villeneuve 38 
same
3 Michael Schumacher 26 
same
4 Jean Alesi 25 
same
5 David Coulthard 14 
same
6 Mika Häkkinen 12 
up
7 Olivier Panis 11 
down
8 Gerhard Berger 10 
up
9 Eddie Irvine 9 
down
10 Rubens Barrichello 7 
same
11 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6 
same
12 Mika Salo 5 
same
13 Johnny Herbert 4 
same
14 Martin Brundle 2 
same
15 Jos Verstappen 1 
same
 Pedro Diniz 1 
same
1 Williams / Renault 101 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 35 
same
3 Benetton / Renault 35 
same
4 McLaren / Mercedes 26 
same
5 Ligier / Mugen-Honda 12 
same
6 Sauber / Ford 10 
same
7 Jordan / Peugeot 9 
same
8 Tyrrell / Yamaha 5 
same
9 Footwork / Hart 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 1Car 6
EntrantRothmans Williams RenaultScuderia FerrariRothmans Williams Renault
DriverDamon HillMichael SchumacherJacques Villeneuve
CarWilliams FW18Ferrari F310Williams FW18
EngineRenault 3.0 V10Ferrari 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10
Time1:36'28.7951'15.9891'18.610
Speed190.299 km/h201.345 km/h194.632 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led