1994 Brazilian Grand Prix

Grande Premio do Brasil

Sunday, March 27, 1994
Round:
1
Weather:
Warm, dry and cloudy
Laps:
71
Fastest Lap:
Schumacher, 1m18.455
Country:
Brazil
Circuit:
1994 season:
Report

The 1994 World Championship opened in Brazil with victory for Michael Schumacher’s Benetton-Ford. Ayrton Senna qualified for his Williams-Renault debut in pole position but spun while chasing Schumacher in the closing stages. Jos Verstappen made his debut as Schumacher’s team-mate but was eliminated in a crash that also took out Martin Brundle, Eddie Irvine and Eric Bernard. The race saw the return of refuelling pitstops for the first time since 1983.