Looked quicker of two when chasing Villeneuve, and pressured him into mistake. Aware of need to avoid taking both off with any rash passing moves.
Brilliant in qualifying, taking pole for first GP. Would have won but forced error damaged oil line.
Unstoppable in qualifying. Unstoppable in race, where he also set fastest lap.
Ran well in qualifying. Looked very impressive in first wet F1 race (only third-ever outing in rain) until he spun.
Brilliant again in qualifying.
Another easy race win.
Spoiled chances with poor start, but fought back to second. Lucky that Berger retired.
Ruined third consecutive pole position with poor start. Fought back but looked shaky en route to fourth place.
Grabbed lead early and then fended off
attentions of Schumacher all afternoon.
Excellent first win came at only fourth attempt.
Back on top in qualifying and race.
Smart enough to play tactics when it mattered in early stages.
Qualified well, but aggression got him into trouble sitting it out with Alesi. Lost loads of time with resultant puncture.
Outshone by Schumacher in qualifying but grabbed lead at start. Walking to well deserved victory when engine broke.
Looked lacklustre all weekend. Should never have been behind Irvine, Frentzen etc in the first place.
Back on top in qualifying, but race a disaster. Ride height too low, so car aquaplaned; he spun twice before crashing.
Backed Hill strongly in qualifying. Then redeemed poor Monaco showing with excellent run to third, bearing in mind lack of wet-weather experience.
Stamped authority in qualifying and again at first corner, where he refused to let Villeneuve push him around. Won for fifth time, in style.
Desperately wanted to win at home, on circuit named after father. Beaten fair and square by Hill.
Beaten by Schumacher in qualifying, but again dominant in race after Ferrari blew up on
parade lap. Sixth victory of the season.
Turning point for his season was, ironically, big crash in practice. Shrugged off sore neck to take strong second place.
Turning point of his season, after abysmal start left him fourth from pole position. Spun off after front wheel-nut loosened.
Made inroads into Hill's lead at last with dominant second victory. Got own back for Canada in front of Hill's countrymen.
Compromised race with another poor start from pole position. Fought back, and had lucky win when Berger's engine blew. Seventh victory.
Back to running behind Hill. Qualified only sixth and finished distant third behind Hill and Alesi.
Yet another appalling start lost second on grid. Recovered from fourth to chase Villeneuve to flag.
Qualified behind Hill but started better. Took lead from Schumacher in the pits and kept it under pressure from Hill.
Problems started when forgot to tell Renault about engine problem from morning warm-up, following spin. Very lacklustre race in spare car.
Benefited at Hill's expense over pit stop mix-up. Then went on to fight it out with Schumacher until handing went awry.
Stunned by sacking from Williams, but fought back to take pole. Brilliantly aggressive in opening laps, but threw lead and title away with stupid mistake.
Struggled right from start of race. Hill's only consolation was that Villeneuve also screwed up by hitting a tyre stack.
Brilliant at start, keeping Alesi at bay. Seemed to be running away until combination of traffic, loss of consistency and Villeneuve spoiled his day.
His turn for bad start, but then brilliantly passed Schumacher. Quickly gobbled up Hill's advantage and charged on to thoroughly deserved win.Reuse content