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1996 Portuguese GP
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1996 Japanese GP

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1997 Japanese GP
 XXII  Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 13 October 1996
Start time14:00
Event Japanese GP
Circuit Suzuka
Event FormatRace of 52 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#16 of 16 in 1996
#597 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps52
Circuit Perimeter5864 m
Race Distance5864 × 52 = 304.928 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries20
Qualifiers19
Finishers13
DebutantsNone
Records Broken 1. Most 12th Place Finishes in a Season Pedro Lamy (4)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (500),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (632),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (399),
4. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (155),
5. Most 4th Place Finishes Gerhard Berger (23),
6. Most Race Entries Ferrari (1360),
7. Most Perfect Weekends Williams (45),
8. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (145),
9. Most 4th Place Qualifications Gerhard Berger (37),
10. Most 6th Place Qualifications Ferrari (121),
11. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season Minardi (10),
12. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season Pedro Lamy (7)

World Championship standings
1  Damon Hill 97 
2  Jacques Villeneuve 78 
3  Michael Schumacher 59 
4  Jean Alesi 47 
5  Mika Häkkinen 31 
6  Gerhard Berger 21 
7  David Coulthard 18 
8  Rubens Barrichello 14 
9  Olivier Panis 13 
10  Eddie Irvine 11 
11  Martin Brundle 8 up
12  Heinz-Harald Frentzen 7 up
13  Mika Salo 5 
14  Johnny Herbert 4 
15  Pedro Diniz 2 
16  Jos Verstappen 1 
1  Williams / Renault 175 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 70 up
3  Benetton / Renault 68 up
4  McLaren / Mercedes 49 
5  Jordan / Peugeot 22 
6  Ligier / Mugen-Honda 15 
7  Sauber / Ford 11 
8  Tyrrell / Yamaha 5 
9  Footwork / Hart 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 6Car 6
EntrantRothmans Williams RenaultRothmans Williams RenaultRothmans Williams Renault
Driver Damon Hill Jacques Villeneuve Jacques Villeneuve
Car Williams FW18 Williams FW18 Williams FW18
EngineRenault 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10
Time1:32'33.7911'38.9091'44.043
Speed197.656 km/h213.433 km/h202.901 km/h