1999 Formula One Team Principals' Championship season

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Jean Todt of Ferrari won the Team Principals' Championship for the first time (the first of seven titles and six in a row) and becoming the first Frenchman to do so, despite his star driver Michael Schumacher being injured for much of the year. Instead it was Northern Irishman Eddie Irvine who stole the show and finished second in the Drivers' Championship.

Mika Häkkinen defended his title for McLaren but their team boss Ron Dennis finished second while Eddie Jordan and his so-called Jordan team was third, the highlight of their career. In Europe Jackie Stewart went back to winning ways as Johnny Herbert, driving for the Stewart team, took the flag beating fellow champion turned team boss Alain Prost and his driver Jarno Trulli.

This was Frank Williams' first season since being knighted in the New Year's Honours List. His star driver Ralf Schumacher collected all 35 points for his team, scoring three podiums (one of them being in the British GP where his brother put himself out of action for six races). Ralf's lacklustre team-mate (soon to become Paralympian) Alex Zanardi scored zero. Craig Pollock got the wooden spoon as his team BAR, who were competing in their first year in Formula One, were the only team not to score, something that tattered the reputation of Jacques Villeneuve, one of the drivers.

Winners by round[edit]

  • Australia: Jean Todt
  • Brazil: Ron Dennis
  • San Marino: Jean Todt
  • Monaco: Jean Todt
  • Spain: Ron Dennis
  • Canada: Ron Dennis
  • France: Eddie Jordan
  • Britain: Ron Dennis
  • Austria: Jean Todt
  • Germany: Jean Todt
  • Hungary: Ron Dennis
  • Belgium: Ron Dennis
  • Italy: Eddie Jordan
  • Europe: Jackie Stewart
  • Malaysia: Jean Todt
  • Japan: Ron Dennis

Standings[edit]

  • 1: Flag of France svg.png Jean Todt (Ferrari) 128
  • 2: Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ron Dennis (McLaren) 124
  • 3: Flag of Ireland svg.png Eddie Jordan (Jordan) 61
  • 4: Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jackie Stewart (Stewart) 36
  • 5: Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sir Frank Williams (Williams) 35
  • 6: Flag of Italy svg.png Rocco Benetton (Benetton) 16
  • 7: Flag of France svg.png Alain Prost (Prost) 9
  • 8: Flag of Switzerland svg.png Peter Sauber (Sauber) 5
  • 9: Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tom Walkinshaw (Arrows) 1
  • 10: Flag of Italy svg.png Cesare Fiorio (Minardi) 1
  • NC: Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Craig Pollock (BAR) 0