1996 Macau Grand Prix

The 1996 Macau Grand Prix was the 43rd running of the annual race and the 14th time it was headlined by Formula 3. The FIA sanctioned event was held on the Guia circuit in Macau on 17 November 1996. Nick Heidfeld started on pole position and Ralph Firman was the race winner.

Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeed
18Ralph FirmanIrelandPaul Stewart Racing271:03:14.791--156.681
210Max AngelelliItalyBertram Schäfer Racing271:03:19.331+4.540+4.540156.493
31Jarno TrulliItalyKMS Benetton Formula271:03:20.172+5.381+0.841156.459
43Soheil AyariFranceGraff Racing271:03:22.984+8.193+2.812156.343
55Tom CoronelNetherlandsTOM'S Racing Team271:03:24.846+10.055+1.8622:18.59826156.267
612Nick HeidfeldGermanyBertram Schäfer Racing271:03:34.949+20.158+10.103155.853
79Pedro de la RosaSpainPaul Stewart Racing271:04:00.256+45.465+25.307154.826
819André CoutoPortugalPrema Powerteam271:04:02.660+47.869+2.404154.729
933Darren ManningGreat BritainSpeedsport271:04:05.360+50.569+2.700154.620
1032Guy SmithGreat BritainTOM'S Racing Team271:04:20.146+1:05.355+14.786154.028
1115Michele GaspariniItalyEF Project271:04:22.168+1:07.377+2.022153.947
1223Jamie DaviesGreat BritainFortec Motorsports271:04:51.186+1:36.395+29.018152.799
1328Guillaume GreuetFranceLa Filiere271:04:55.111+1:40.320+3.925152.645
1426Steffen WidmannGermanyGM Motorsport271:05:09.107+1:54.316+13.996152.099
1525Jonny KaneGreat BritainGM Motorsport271:05:31.756+2:16.965+22.649151.223
1664Koji YamanishiJapanNakajima Honda271:06:19.091+3:04.300+47.335149.424
1730Keiichi NishimiyaJapanTomei Sport271:06:23.289+3:08.498+4.198149.266
DNF31Brian SmithArgentinaTOM'S Racing Team2559:57.605153.026
DNF21Sébastien BouletFrancePrema Powerteam2458:29.057150.612
DNF22Juan Pablo MontoyaColombiaFortec Motorsports2151:06.586150.801
DNF2Rui ÁguasPortugalKMS Benetton Formula1741:10.691151.520
DNS6Takashi YokoyamaJapanTOM'S Racing Team1536:53.793149.209
DNS18Brian CunninghamGreat BritainAlan Docking Racing1535:54.142153.340
DNS11Arnd MeierGermanyBertram Schäfer Racing1535:46.342153.898
DNS35Tim VerbergtBelgiumParma Motorsport1436:03.019142.530
DNF29Davide CampanaItalyRacing for Europe1229:34.660148.904
DNF17Kurt MollekensBelgiumAlan Docking Racing1229:01.291151.757
DNF7Andrea BoldriniItalyRC Motorsport1228:34.178154.158
Heat 2 Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeed
11Jarno TrulliItalyKMS Benetton Formula1228:08.958--156.460
23Soheil AyariFranceGraff Racing1228:09.770+0.812+0.812156.384
35Tom CoronelNetherlandsTOM'S Racing Team1228:10.727+1.769+0.9572:18.59811156.296
48Ralph FirmanIrelandPaul Stewart Racing1228:12.291+3.333+1.564156.151
510Max AngelelliItalyBertram Schäfer Racing1228:13.137+4.179+0.846156.073
619André CoutoPortugalPrema Powerteam1228:15.146+6.188+2.009155.888
79Pedro de la RosaSpainPaul Stewart Racing1228:17.431+8.473+2.285155.679
823Jamie DaviesGreat BritainFortec Motorsports1228:20.797+11.839+3.366155.370
933Darren ManningGreat BritainSpeedsport1228:22.632+13.674+1.835155.203
1032Guy SmithGreat BritainTOM'S Racing Team1228:23.586+14.628+0.954155.116
1115Michele GaspariniItalyEF Project1228:28.739+19.781+5.153154.648
1212Nick HeidfeldGermanyBertram Schäfer Racing1228:33.634+24.676+4.895154.207
1331Brian SmithArgentinaTOM'S Racing Team1228:50.394+41.436+16.760152.713
1428Guillaume GreuetFranceLa Filiere1228:52.018+43.060+1.624152.570
1564Koji YamanishiJapanNakajima Honda1228:54.367+45.409+2.349152.363
1630Keiichi NishimiyaJapanTomei Sport1229:01.280+52.322+6.913151.758
1717Kurt MollekensBelgiumAlan Docking Racing1229:01.291+52.333+0.011151.757
1826Steffen WidmannGermanyGM Motorsport1229:07.826+58.868+6.535151.190
1921Sébastien BouletFrancePrema Powerteam1229:09.330+1:00.372+1.504151.060
2029Davide CampanaItalyRacing for Europe1229:34.660+1:25.702+25.330148.904
2125Jonny KaneGreat BritainGM Motorsport1229:37.986+1:29.028+3.326148.625
DNF22Juan Pablo MontoyaColombiaFortec Motorsports615:39.183140.683
DNF2Rui ÁguasPortugalKMS Benetton Formula25:33.855131.920
DNS6Takashi YokoyamaJapanTOM'S Racing Team
DNS11Arnd MeierGermanyBertram Schäfer Racing
DNS18Brian CunninghamGreat BritainAlan Docking Racing
DNS35Tim VerbergtBelgiumParma Motorsport
Heat 1 Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeed
112Nick HeidfeldGermanyBertram Schäfer Racing1535:01.315--157.195
28Ralph FirmanIrelandPaul Stewart Racing1535:02.500+1.185+1.1852:18.61213157.107
310Max AngelelliItalyBertram Schäfer Racing1535:06.194+4.879+3.694156.831
41Jarno TrulliItalyKMS Benetton Formula1535:11.214+9.899+5.020156.458
53Soheil AyariFranceGraff Racing1535:13.214+11.899+2.000156.310
65Tom CoronelNetherlandsTOM'S Racing Team1535:14.119+12.804+0.905156.243
722Juan Pablo MontoyaColombiaFortec Motorsports1535:27.403+26.088+13.284155.268
82Rui ÁguasPortugalKMS Benetton Formula1535:36.836+35.521+9.433154.582
933Darren ManningGreat BritainSpeedsport1535:42.728+41.413+5.892154.157
109Pedro de la RosaSpainPaul Stewart Racing1535:42.825+41.510+0.097154.150
1111Arnd MeierGermanyBertram Schäfer Racing1535:46.342+45.027+3.517153.898
1219André CoutoPortugalPrema Powerteam1535:47.514+46.199+1.172153.814
1315Michele GaspariniItalyEF Project1535:53.429+52.114+5.915153.391
1425Jonny KaneGreat BritainGM Motorsport1535:53.770+52.455+0.341153.367
1518Brian CunninghamGreat BritainAlan Docking Racing1535:54.142+52.827+0.372153.340
1632Guy SmithGreat BritainTOM'S Racing Team1535:56.560+55.245+2.418153.168
1726Steffen WidmannGermanyGM Motorsport1536:01.281+59.966+4.721152.834
1828Guillaume GreuetFranceLa Filiere1536:03.093+1:01.778+1.812152.706
1923Jamie DaviesGreat BritainFortec Motorsports1536:30.389+1:29.074+27.296150.803
206Takashi YokoyamaJapanTOM'S Racing Team1536:53.793+1:52.478+23.404149.209
2130Keiichi NishimiyaJapanTomei Sport1537:22.009+2:20.694+28.216147.331
2264Koji YamanishiJapanNakajima Honda1537:24.724+2:23.409+2.715147.153
2335Tim VerbergtBelgiumParma Motorsport1436:03.019+1:01.7041 lap142.530
DNF31Brian SmithArgentinaTOM'S Racing Team1331:07.211153.317
DNF21Sébastien BouletFrancePrema Powerteam1229:19.727150.167
DNF7Andrea BoldriniItalyRC Motorsport1228:34.178154.158
DNS17Kurt MollekensBelgiumAlan Docking Racing
DNF29Davide CampanaItalyRacing for Europe

Winner

After 27 Laps

8

Ralph Firman

Paul Stewart Racing

1:03:14.791

156.681 Km/h

165.159 Km

fastest lap

5

Tom Coronel

TOM'S Racing Team

2:18.598

Lap 26

158.885 Km/h

Pole Position

12

Nick Heidfeld

Bertram Schäfer Racing

2:19.082

158.332 Km/h