1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

The 1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship was the 47th F1 season. It consisted of 16 Grand Prix rounds, held across 14 different countries. Damon Hill won the Drivers’ Championship and Williams won the Constructors’ Championship.

1996 Races
RoundGrand PrixCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1AustraliaMelbourne Grand Prix Circuit10 March 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault581:32:50.491
2BrazilAutódromo José Carlos Pace31 March 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault711:49:52.976
3ArgentinaAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez7 April 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault721:54:55.322
4EuropeNürburgring28 April 1996Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault671:33:26.473
5San MarinoAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari5 May 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault631:35:26.156
6MonacoCircuit de Monaco19 May 1996Olivier PanisLigier Mugen Honda752:00:45.629
7SpainCircuit de Catalunya2 June 1996Michael SchumacherFerrari651:59:49.307
8CanadaCircuit Gilles-Villeneuve16 June 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault691:36:03.465
9FranceCircuit de Nevers Magny-Cours30 June 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault721:36:28.795
10Great BritainSilverstone Circuit14 July 1996Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault611:33:00.874
11GermanyHockenheimring28 July 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault451:21:43.417
12HungaryHungaroring11 August 1996Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault771:46:21.134
13BelgiumCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps25 August 1996Michael SchumacherFerrari441:28:15.125
14ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza8 September 1996Michael SchumacherFerrari531:17:43.632
15PortugalAutódromo do Estoril22 September 1996Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault701:40:22.915
16JapanSuzuka International Racing Course13 October 1996Damon HillWilliams Renault521:32:33.791
1996 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityTeamPoints
1Damon HillGreat BritainWilliams Renault97
2Jacques VilleneuveCanadaWilliams Renault78
3Michael SchumacherGermanyFerrari59
4Jean AlesiFranceBenetton Renault47
5Mika HakkinenFinlandMcLaren Mercedes31
6Gerhard BergerAustriaBenetton Renault21
7David CoulthardGreat BritainMcLaren Mercedes18
8Rubens BarrichelloBrazilJordan Peugeot14
9Olivier PanisFranceLigier Mugen Honda13
10Eddie IrvineGreat BritainFerrari11
11Martin BrundleGreat BritainJordan Peugeot8
12Heinz-Harald FrentzenGermanySauber Ford7
13Mika SaloFinlandTyrrell Yamaha5
14Johnny HerbertGreat BritainSauber Ford4
15Pedro DinizBrazilLigier Mugen Honda2
16Jos VerstappenNetherlandsFootwork Hart1
1996 Constructor Standings
Pos.TeamPoints
1Williams Renault175
2Ferrari70
3Benetton Renault68
4McLaren Mercedes49
5Jordan Peugeot22
6Ligier Mugen Honda15
7Sauber Ford11
8Tyrrell Yamaha5
9Footwork Hart1
1996 Fastest Laps
RoundGrand PrixDriverTeamTime
1AustraliaJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:33.421
2BrazilDamon HillWilliams Renault1:21.547
3ArgentinaJean AlesiBenetton Renault1:29.413
4EuropeDamon HillWilliams Renault1:21.363
5San MarinoDamon HillWilliams Renault1:28.931
6MonacoJean AlesiBenetton Renault1:25.205
7SpainMichael SchumacherFerrari1:45.517
8CanadaJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:21.916
9FranceJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:18.610
10Great BritainJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:29.288
11GermanyDamon HillWilliams Renault1:46.504
12HungaryDamon HillWilliams Renault1:20.093
13BelgiumGerhard BergerBenetton Renault1:53.067
14ItalyMichael SchumacherFerrari1:26.110
15PortugalJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:22.873
16JapanJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:44.043