It was heavy raining in Catalonia on June 2, 1996. Michael Schumacher, however, will be writing an important first line in his massive book of records for the Scuderia on his Ferrari 046.
After a wild race in which he fell to 9th after a missed start and was then unable to make a comeback, the German won the race with the Italian team for the first time after having taken the lead over Williams-Renault of Jacques Villeneuve.
He was 45 seconds faster than Vaucluse Jean alesi, and 48 seconds quicker than the Canadian. This race was also marred by 13 retirements, one disqualification.