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Team Lotus Press Release - July 31, 1994 TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX GERMAN GRAND PRIX - ROUND 9 CIRCUIT HOCKENHEIM DATE SUNDAY 31 JULY 1994 ...

Team Lotus Press Release - July 31, 1994

TEAM LOTUS powered by Mugen Honda

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

        GRAND PRIX  GERMAN GRAND PRIX - ROUND 9
           CIRCUIT  HOCKENHEIM
              DATE  SUNDAY 31 JULY 1994
    JOHNNY HERBERT  DNF
ALESSANDRO ZANARDI  DNF

RACE RESULT 1st Berger Ferrari 2nd Panis Ligier 3rd Bernard Ligier 4th Fittipaldi Footwork 5th Morbidelli Footwork 6th Comas Larrouse 7th Beretta Larrouse 8th Hill Williams

CONSTRUCTORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Benetton 67 pts 2nd Ferrari 52 pts 3rd Williams 43 pts 4th McLaren 14 pts 5th Jordan 14 pts 6th Ligier 10 pts 7th Sauber 10 pts 8th Tyrrell 9 pts 9th Footwork 8 pts 10th Minardi 5 pts 11th Larrouse 2 pts

DRIVERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Schumacher 66 pts 2nd Hill 39 pts 3rd Berger 27 pts 4th Alesi 19 pts 5th Barrichello 10 pts 6th Hakkinen 8 pts 7th Panis 6 pts 8th Brundle 6 pts 9th Larini 6 pts 10th Fittipaldi 6 pts 11th Frentzen 5 pts 12th Katayama 5 pts

Friday 29 July - Free Practice & Qualifying Johnny Herbert: 21st - 1:48.621 "It hasn't been a great day for me, one way or another. I had a cracked exhaust and a clutch seal problem in free practice this morning, and then the engine was down on power from the start this afternoon, and broke suddenly. The car felt a bit better for qualifying, with a little less understeer, but I only did four timed laps all day. I feel as if I haven't done anything." Alessandro Zanardi: 15th - 1:47.678 "This morning I had a spin which was my own fault; I braked too late, locked the rear wheels and went off into the gravel in the hairpin in the stadium. At that stage the car was very difficult to drive, with the wheels locking, but after we changed some things and I was reasonably happy. This afternoon we made good progress, but it was a shame that a couple of problems prevented us getting three clear runs. We were brave and made some important changes to the set-up, which improved the car a little but not as much as we had hoped." Peter Collins: "The characteristics of the Mugen-Honda engine suit this circuit, and the car seems to be working reasonably well to the new regulations. Alessandro put in a good performance, but Johnny had no chance to try for a quick time."

Saturday 30 July Johnny Herbert: 15th 1:46.630 "We've still got more work to do on the car, though, because it's still understeering a lot. I got going properly today after yesterday's frustrations, but it was hard work. The bumps made the car porpoise down the straights, and made it quite a problem under braking for the chicanes." Alessandro Zanardi: 19th - 1:28.225 "We did a lot of things to the set-up today but no matter what we tried we couldn't solve the problems. Basically, since this morning, my car has been understeering quite badly in mid-corner, and then flicking into oversteer on the exit. We are checking everything to see if there's a specific reason, but right now we just don't know. Peter Collins: "A disappointing day for Alessandro, but Johnny was able to get some proper running after his problems yesterday. With a tough, hot race in prospect we are looking forward to capitalising on its inherent reliability in search for points."

The Race Johnny Herbert: "I got off the line well. I passed Brundle at the start but he came up on the inside of me to re-pass, so I decided to keep the outside line. However, he carried on his line and I had nowhere to go. He went over my front right as we were exiting the corner." Alessandro Zanardi: "I did a fantastic start and when I went to overtake the car in front I was hit from the left - I think by de Cesaris. This is a very big shame because we made some changes to the car after this morning's warm-up and it was working very well on the formation laps." Peter Collins: "The start showed that Alex was unceremoniously driven off the road by de Cesaris. You would have thought that after 200 Grands Prix he would know how not to cause an accident at the start of the race. Equally, the television shows Brundle blatantly driving Johnny off the circuit, which I find totally unacceptable."

ROUND 10 - HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX, HUNGARORING - SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 1994

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Peter Collins
Teams Ferrari , Team Lotus , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Benetton , Minardi , Jordan