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1994 Italian Grand Prix

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Date  11 September 1994
Course length  5.800 km (3.604 mi)
1994 Italian Grand Prix
Official name  LXV Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia
Location  Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  53 laps, 307.400 km (191.010 mi)

The 1994 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 11 September 1994 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza. It was the twelfth race of the 1994 Formula One season. The 53-lap race was won by Damon Hill driving for Williams-Renault with Austrian Gerhard Berger finishing second for Scuderia Ferrari and Finnish driver Mika Häkkinen driving for McLaren-Peugeot third.


As part of his two-race ban after the events of the 1994 British Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher was replaced for this race by JJ Lehto.

The day after the Grand Prix, Lotus went into receivership but, they would still compete in the rest of the 1994 season. Lotus had brought an upgraded Mugen engine to Monza, allowing Johnny Herbert to qualify in a season-best fourth place, but hopes that he may score points in the race were ended in a first corner accident with Eddie Irvine, who was given a one-race ban suspended for three races for his driving.


The Grand Prix was originally cancelled on 12 August 1994 when local officials refused a demand to cut down 123 trees for reasons related to safety.The trees in question were located at the famous Lesmo-corners which lacked suitable run off-areas. The after the announcement, Gianni Letta, an Italian cabinet under-secretary went to Cannes to meet with FIA president Max Mosley to discuss the issue. The meeting, also attended by Scuderia Ferrari driver and representative to the drivers Gerhard Berger, agreed that changes to the shape of the curve would reduce its speed.


  • ^1 Eddie Irvine's Friday qualifying times were deleted because he completed 13 laps, one over the limit, during the session.
  • ^2 Paul Belmondo had no car to compete with in the Saturday qualifying session having destroyed his car in a shunt in the morning's practice session therefore he did no set a time on Saturday.
  • Championship standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • References

    1994 Italian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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