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1999 San Marino Grand Prix

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Date  2 May 1999
Course length  4.930 km (3.064 mi)
1999 San Marino Grand Prix
Official name  XIX Gran Premio Warsteiner di San Marino
Location  Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  62 laps, 305.660 km (189.937 mi)

The 1999 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 May 1999 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy. It was the third race of the 1999 Formula One season. The 62-lap race was won by Ferrrari driver Michael Schumacher after he started from third position. David Coulthard finished second for the McLaren team with Stewart driver Rubens Barrichello third.

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Race

Mika Häkkinen took an instant lead from Michael Schumacher after the start. Eddie Irvine was ahead of Rubens Barrichello, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Ralf Schumacher, Damon Hill and Jean Alesi. Jacques Villeneuve was left stranded on the grid after a clutch problem. In an unforced error, Häkkinen crashed out at the final Traguardo chicane on lap 17, allowing Michael Schumacher into the lead and his first win of the season. Häkkinen would later repeat this error at the Italian Grand Prix, during which he spun off whilst leading comfortably.

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1999 San Marino Grand Prix Wikipedia


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