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1994 French Grand Prix

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Date  3 July 1994
Course length  4.250 km (2.641 mi)
1994 French Grand Prix
Official name  LXXX Grand Prix de France
Location  Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, France
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  72 laps, 306.000 km (191.140 mi)

The 1994 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 3 July 1994 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours near Magny-Cours in France. The 72-lap race was the seventh round of the 1994 Formula One season. It was won by Benetton driver Michael Schumacher, who extended his drivers championship lead to 37 points by taking his sixth victory in seven races for the second highest possible points total. His main rival for the title, Williams driver Damon Hill finished the race in second place and was also second in the standings. Gerhard Berger finished in third position for Ferrari to complete the podium.

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Background

Nigel Mansell made his return to Formula One, driving for Williams-Renault in place of David Coulthard. He had left F1 at the end of 1992 to race in IndyCar.

Race

Oliver Panis and Gianni Morbidelli collided on lap 29. This was the only retirement of the season for Panis. Michael Schumacher won the race ahead of Damon Hill and Gerhard Berger. Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished fourth, Pierluigi Martini was fifth and Andrea de Cesaris finished sixth. These would prove to be the last world championship points that Martini and de Cesaris scored in their careers.

References

1994 French Grand Prix Wikipedia


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