1995 German Grand Prix

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Germany  1995 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One season
Hockenheimring prior to 2002.svg
Date July 30, 1995
Official name XXIV Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
6.823 km (4.264 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (191.896 mi)
Weather Sunny, 28°C
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Time 1:44.385
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Time 1:48.824 on lap 22
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Second United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Third Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari

The 1995 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on July 30, 1995 at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim. It was the ninth race of the 1995 Formula One season. It also was the first race since the death of Argentine five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, who died the Monday after the previous F1 round, the British Grand Prix.

Summary[edit]

Damon Hill started the race from the pole position alongside Michael Schumacher. After making a good start, Hill spun in the first corner on the 2nd lap sending his car across a gravel trap and into a tyre barrier, ending his race.

Schumacher was left leading David Coulthard and Gerhard Berger, who was promptly assessed a 10 second stop-and-go penalty for jumping the start of the race. The penalty dropped Berger to 14th position though he fought back to finish back in 3rd place. Berger denied jumping the start, claiming that though his car did move slightly when he put it into gear, it was stationary when the green light came on to start the race.

Benetton's 2-stop strategy for Schumacher prevailed over the 1-stop strategy Coulthard was on, as Schumacher pulled away from the field giving himself enough room to make his second pit stop and remain in the lead. Schumacher became the first German to win a World Championship German Grand Prix. His car broke down after the race had finished, as did that of team-mate Johnny Herbert and Aguri Suzuki (whose car caught fire).

Initially it was believed that Hill spun off due to oil laid down on the track from overfull oil tanks - as it is common practice for teams to fill the oil tanks prior to the start of the race. A few days after the race, however, the Williams team discovered that Hill's car had in fact suffered from a driveshaft failure leading to his accident. Shortly before he went off, Murray Walker commented that he had noticed blue smoke coming out of the back of Hill's car; the reason for this was never discovered.

The blown Ford engine of Pierluigi Martini spelt the end of the Italian's F1 career, as he was replaced in Minardi by Pedro Lamy for the next race.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:44.932 1:44.385
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:45.505 1:44.465 +0.080
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:45.306 1:44.540 +0.155
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:46.482 1:45.553 +1.168
5 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:48.203 1:45.765 +1.380
6 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:46.916 1:45.846 +1.461
7 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.291 1:45.849 +1.464
8 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.854 1:46.221 +1.836
9 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:46.381 1:46.315 +1.930
10 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:46.356 1:46.475 +1.971
11 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:47.769 1:46.801 +2.416
12 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:47.372 1:47.528 +2.987
13 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:49.103 1:47.507 +3.122
14 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 1:48.526 1:47.636 +3.251
15 9 Italy Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 1:49.621 1:48.093 +3.708
16 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:50.409 1:49.302 +4.917
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:56.518 1:49.402 +5.017
18 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki Ligier-Mugen-Honda 2:04.193 1:49.716 +5.331
19 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:50.451 1:49.892 +5.507
20 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:51.368 1:49.990 +5.605
21 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:54.303 1:52.961 +8.576
22 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:53.456 1:53.405 +9.020
23 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:53.492 no time +9.107
24 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 1:54.625 1:56.325 +10.240

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 45 1:22:56.043 2 10
2 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 45 +5.988 3 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 45 +1:08.097 4 4
4 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 45 +1:23.436 9 3
5 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 44 +1 lap 14 2
6 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki Ligier-Mugen-Honda 44 +1 lap 18 1
7 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 +1 lap 17  
8 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 42 +3 laps 23  
9 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 41 Throttle 6  
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 33 Engine 7  
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 32 Engine 11  
Ret 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 28 Oil Leak 16  
Ret 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 27 Gearbox 24  
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 27 Halfshaft 22  
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 20 Engine 5  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 17 Engine 8  
Ret 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 13 Water Leak 12  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 12 Engine 10  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 11 Engine 20  
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 9 Gearbox 19  
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 8 Brakes 21  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1 Halfshaft/Spun Off 1  
Ret 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Clutch 13  
Ret 9 Italy Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 0 Gearbox 15  

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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