1995 Italian Grand Prix
|Race 12 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One season|
|Date||September 10, 1995|
|Official name||LXVI Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia|
|Location||Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
5.770 km (3.585 mi)
|Distance||53 laps, 305.810 km (190.022 mi)|
|Time||1:26.419 on lap 24|
The 1995 Italian Grand Prix (formally the LXVI Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia) was a Formula One motor race held on September 10, 1995 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy. It was the twelfth race of the 1995 Formula One season. The race, contested over 53 laps, was won by Johnny Herbert for the Benetton team after starting from eighth position. Mika Häkkinen was second in a McLaren, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen third for Sauber.
Pole-sitter David Coulthard spun off on the warm up lap, and initially retired from the race. However, when the race was stopped after a second lap collision (on dust he had dragged onto the corner when attempting to rejoin) he was able to start the race on pole again (in a spare car set up for Damon Hill).
Hill and Michael Schumacher had their second collision of the season. As Hill attempted to lap Taki Inoue's Footwork, Hill crashed into the back of Schumacher, causing both to retire. Schumacher ran to the Williams to confront Hill whilst the British driver sat in his cockpit but was pulled away by stewards immediately. Schumacher later apologised to Hill when Inoue admitted the incident was his fault, as he had slid in front of Hill while being passed by Schumacher, causing Hill to take evasive action and inadvertently run into the back of Schumacher's car.
This briefly left the Ferraris running first and second. However, Gerhard Berger suffered a bizarre retirement when a TV camera on Jean Alesi's car flew off and destroyed Berger's suspension. Alesi led the race with just 7 laps to go but subsequently retired with wheel bearing trouble.
This succession of retirements handed a second victory to Johnny Herbert, and then best-ever results to Mika Häkkinen and Heinz-Harald Frentzen - first podium position for Sauber team in Formula 1. Massimiliano Papis was on course for his first points finish, until he was overtaken by Jean-Christophe Boullion on the final lap.
|Pos||No||Driver||Constructor||Q1 Time||Q2 Time||Gap|
|15||9||Massimiliano Papis||Footwork-Hart||no time||1:28.870||+4.408|
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1995 Italian Grand Prix.|
- Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Italian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 190–191. ISBN 1-874557-36-5.
- "1995 Italian Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- "Murray's Memories: Johnny Herbert wins the 1995 Italian GP". BBC Sport. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
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