Consecutive Wins for Berger, AGS and Zakspeed Score


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AGS fought hard and got their reward, but they were in the way of Voeckler who couldn't pull off his strategy.

Jérémy-Étienne Voeckler had a lot to make up for after his failure on the streets of Detroit. He declared it his mission to win his home Grand Prix in front of a split French audience, who couldn’t decide whether to fully support Voeckler or to fully support Prost. His fourth pole postion of the season gave him a good start.

However, McLaren once again split their strategies, again sending out Gerhard Berger with more fuel. This proved decisive, Voeckler’s early first out of three stops gave his Austrian teammate the track position. JEV had to work his way past other cars but simply was not quick enough to get back ahead of last year’s champion.

Behind them, the Ferraris had a similar thrilling battle, that unfortunately went nowhere when Ayrton Senna pushed too hard and span out of the race. He was not the only driver-induced retirement of the day, as Thierry Boutsen completely lost control of his Benetton. The doctors diagnosed a severe ankle injury.

With reliability woes hitting many teams, underdogs had a chance to acquire points. One of those teams was Zakspeed, who finally scored some of the points their turbo customers have been gathering up by the truckload. Minardi and AGS had a thrilling fight, with Martini taking two points and Streiff getting one.


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Fastest Lap:

Jérémy-Étienne Voeckler – 1:11.567

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

AGS-Ford – Their impressive debut year continues with a sixth place.

Reject Of The Race:

Ayrton Senna – He wanted a lot, he ended up with absolutely nothing.