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1996 European Grand Prix

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Date  28 April 1996
Course length  4.556 km (2.842 mi)
Course  Permanent race track
1996 European Grand Prix
Official name  XL Grand Prix of Europe
Location  Nürburgring, Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Distance  67 laps, 305.252 km (190.425 mi)

The 1996 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 28 April 1996 at Nürburgring. Jacques Villeneuve scored his first Formula One victory in his fourth Formula One start.

Both Benetton cars made extremely slow starts, due to the brakes locking on. Berger was forced to pit for fresh tyres after a flat-spot was caused, while Alesi finished lap 1 in 13th place and spun while trying to recover.

The Tyrrells were disqualified for separate infringements - Salo finished 10th but his car was found post-race to be underweight, while Katayama finished 12th but was disqualified for receiving an illegal push-start on the parade lap.

Championship standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1996 European Grand Prix Wikipedia

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