1994 F1RGP2C Hungarian Grand Prix

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Flag of Hungary svg.png 1994 F1RGP2C Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 10 of 16 in the 1994 F1RGP2C season
Circuit Hungaroring1999.png
Date August 14, 1994
Official Name I F1RGP2C Hungarian Grand Prix
Location Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
3.968 km (2.480 mi)
Distance 65 laps, 259.706 km (162.316 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Canada.svg.png Daniel Moreno Williams-Renault
Time 1:18.014
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson Williams-Renault
Time 1:19.051
Podium
First Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer Benetton-Ford
Second Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson Williams-Renault
Third Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuhiko Takagi Benetton-Ford


The 1994 F1RGP2C Hungarian Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1994 F1RGP2C season. The race was won by John Zimmer and Benetton.

Race Review

(yawn)

Qualifying

Daniel Moreno took his sixth pole of the season. Zimmer was lined up beside him and Douglas Mann qualified third.

Race

Moreno led from pole into Turn 1 but Zimmer was passed by Padraig O'Connell and Mann. Poppy Whitechapel missed her brake point and collided with von Hegel. She was forced to pit with a broken front wing. The field immediately began to spread out due to the complete lack of overtaking points. Zimmer made quick work of O'Connell and Mann but he was unable to get past Moreno's Williams. Zimmer was stuck behind Moreno for six laps before going by on Lap 11. Meanwhile, a large train had formed behind O'Connell but no one could get by the Ferrari until the first pit stops on Lap 16. Andrew Spokes and Gio van Dycke both retired early on in the race. Everyone who was on a two-stop strategy (Zimmer, Christopherson and O'Connell) dived into the pits. Moreno was left in the lead and stayed out until Lap 23 when he made his only stop of the race. Rory McAllister's miserable season at Ferrari continued when his suspension failed on Lap 23.

Moreno's race and his championship aspirations were ended on Lap 26 when his suspension failed. Moreno's fifth failure to convert pole into a victory sounded the death knell of his championship challenge. Zimmer inherited a comfortable lead over Christopherson (although Moreno was actually behind Zimmer when he retired) and was free to take a dominating victory. O'Connell went out with a puncture on Lap 25. Pieter Kickert's suspension failed on Lap 33, spinning the Tyrrell into the gravel trap. Éadbhard Ó'Caoimhín's Hart engine let go with seven laps to go, knocking the Irishman out of a potential sixth place. Zimmer won by forty-two seconds over Christopherson. Kazuhiko Takagi drove a stellar race and finished third for Benetton. Mann was fourth and Tom Douglas finished fifth as McLaren tried to gain ground on Jordan. James Davies took advantage of Ó'Caoimhín's problems to finish in sixth. Zimmer's third victory of the season extended his championship lead to six points over Christopherson.

Standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Australia svg.png John Zimmer 40
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson 34
3 Flag of Germany svg.png Leonhard von Gottorp 23
4 Flag of Ireland svg.png Padraig O'Connell 20
5 Flag of Canada svg.png Daniel Moreno 19
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
=1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-Renault 53
=1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Benetton-Ford 53
3 Flag of Ireland svg.png Jordan-Hart 41
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Peugeot 34
5 Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 24
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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