Portuguese GP Friday qualifying preliminary report

Damon Hill was unhurt in Estoril 1st qualifying when he flipped his Williams-Renault FW16B upside down in a gravel pit; he managed to finish 2nd in the session despite the mishap, just ahead of Coulthard. [Hill's car flipped when he attempted to...

Damon Hill was unhurt in Estoril 1st qualifying when he flipped his Williams-Renault FW16B upside down in a gravel pit; he managed to finish 2nd in the session despite the mishap, just ahead of Coulthard. [Hill's car flipped when he attempted to avoid (and made contact with) Eddie Irvine's Jordan-Hart; Irvine had spun at the turn, and was driving back onto the track when Hill arrived at the turn.]

[ Provisional grid: 1. Berger 2. Hill 3. Coulthard 4. Hakkinen 5. Alesi 6. Katayama 7. Brundle 8. Blundell 9. ? 10. Lehto 11. Verstappen ]

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Damon Hill
Teams Williams , Jordan