1995 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details[1]
Race 12 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One season
Monza 1995.jpg
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)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Time 1:24.462
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Time 1:26.419 on lap 24
Podium
First United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault
Second Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Third Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:25.516 1:24.462
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:26.098 1:25.026 +0.564
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:25.904 1:25.353 +0.891
4 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:25.912 1:25.699 +1.237
5 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:26.323 1:25.707 +1.245
6 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:26.981 1:25.919 +1.457
7 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.895 1:25.920 +1.458
8 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:26.631 1:26.433 +1.971
9 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.308 1:26.472 +2.010
10 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:27.245 1:26.541 +2.079
11 26 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:29.200 1:27.067 +2.605
12 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:27.573 1:27.271 +2.809
13 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:28.418 1:27.384 +2.922
14 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 1:30.997 1:28.741 +4.279
15 9 Italy Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart no time 1:28.870 +4.408
16 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:29.535 1:29.028 +4.566
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.399 1:29.287 +4.825
18 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:30.731 1:29.559 +5.097
19 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:29.936 1:31.402 +5.474
20 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:30.632 1:30.515 +6.053
21 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:32.121 1:30.721 +6.259
22 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:32.491 1:30.834 +6.372
23 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:32.540 1:32.102 +7.640
24 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 1:32.935 1:32.470 +8.008
Source:[1]

Race[edit]

Podium celebration after the race
Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 53 1:18:27.916 8 10
2 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +17.779 7 6
3 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 53 +24.321 10 4
4 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 53 +28.223 9 3
5 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 52 +1 Lap 16 2
6 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 52 +1 Lap 14 1
7 9 Italy Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 52 +1 Lap 15  
8 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 52 +1 Lap 20  
9 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 50 +3 Laps 23  
10 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 47 +6 Laps 17  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 45 Wheel bearing 5  
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 43 Clutch 6  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 40 Engine 12  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 32 Suspension 3  
Ret 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 26 Accident 18  
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 23 Collision 2  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 23 Collision 4  
Ret 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 20 Spun off 13  
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 13 Wheel bearing 1  
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 10 Puncture 11  
Ret 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 6 Spun off 24  
Ret 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 0 Transmission 19  
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 0 Collision 21  
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 0 Collision 22  

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Italian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 190–191. ISBN 1-874557-36-5. 
  2. ^ "1995 Italian Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Murray's Memories: Johnny Herbert wins the 1995 Italian GP". BBC Sport. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
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