1995 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Race details[1]
Race 13 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One season
Estoril track map.svg
Date September 24, 1995
Official name XXIV Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril in Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
4.360 km (2.725 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 309.560 km (193.475 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Time 1:20.537
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Time 1:23.220 on lap 2
Podium
First United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Third United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault

The 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix (formally the XXIV Grande Prémio de Portugal) was a Formula One motor race held on September 24, 1995 at the Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal. It was the thirteenth race of the 1995 Formula One season.[1] The race, contested over 71 laps, was the first Formula One win for David Coulthard of the Williams team after starting from pole position. Michael Schumacher was second in a Benetton, with Damon Hill third in the latter Williams car.[2]


Report[edit]

Background[edit]

To optimise their chances of winning at the Autódromo do Estoril, Williams brought an upgraded chassis to the race, a "B" specification of their FW17 car. The upgraded chassis would be used throughout the remainder of the season.[3]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Two practice sessions were held before the race; the first was held on Friday morning and the second on Saturday morning. Both sessions lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes with weather conditions dry throughout.[4] Häkkinen set the fastest time in the first session, posting a lap of 1:23.073, one-tenth of a second quicker than Hill and Schumacher, in second and third places respectively. Coulthard was fourth, with the Ferrari cars fifth and sixth fastest; Gerhard Berger ahead of Jean Alesi.[1] Häkkinen was eleventh in the second practice session, two seconds slower than Hill, who was fastest with a time of 1:21.443. Coulthard was second in the Williams, eight-tenths of a second behind Hill. Schumacher was third, with Alesi fourth, both over a second behind Hill. Heinz-Harald Frentzen in a Sauber was sixth with Martin Brundle in the latter McLaren, Eddie Irvine in a Jordan and Berger rounding out the top eight positions.[1]


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:21.423 1:20.537
2 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:21.322 1:20.905 +0.368
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:21.885 1:21.301 +0.764
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:22.281 1:21.970 +1.433
5 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:23.485 1:22.226 +1.689
6 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:23.786 1:22.322 +1.785
7 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:22.656 1:22.391 +1.854
8 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:23.142 1:22.538 +2.001
9 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:23.244 1:22.588 +2.051
10 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:22.957 1:22.831 +2.294
11 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:23.284 1:22.904 +2.367
12 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.583 1:22.914 +2.377
13 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.064 1:23.114 +2.527
14 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford no time 1:23.934 +3.397
15 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:24.942 1:23.936 +3.399
16 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:24.631 1:24.287 +3.750
17 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:26.210 1:24.657 +4.120
18 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:25.746 1:24.778 +4.241
19 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:24.883 1:25.031 +4.346
20 9 Italy Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 1:25.696 1:25.179 +4.642
21 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:27.659 1:26.172 +5.634
22 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:29.137 1:27.292 +6.755
23 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:28.672 1:27.523 +6.986
24 16 Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz Pacific-Ford no time 1:32.769 +12.232
Source:[1]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 71 1:41:52.145 1 10
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 71 +7.248 3 6
3 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 71 +22.121 2 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 71 +1:24.879 4 3
5 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 71 +1:25.429 7 2
6 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 70 +1 Lap 5 1
7 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 70 +1 Lap 6  
8 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 70 +1 Lap 9  
9 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 12  
10 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 70 +1 Lap 10  
11 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 70 +1 Lap 8  
12 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 70 +1 Lap 14  
13 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 69 +2 Laps 15  
14 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 68 +3 Laps 18  
15 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 68 +3 Laps 19  
16 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 66 +5 Laps 22  
17 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 64 +7 Laps 23  
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 53 Gearbox 21  
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 44 Engine 13  
Ret 16 Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz Pacific-Ford 14 Physical 24  
Ret 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 10 Spun off 11  
Ret 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 7 Gearbox 17  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Collision 16  
Ret 9 Italy Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 0 Gearbox 20  

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 e Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Portuguese Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 198–199. ISBN 1-874557-36-5. 
  2. ^ "1995 Portuguese Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  3. ^ Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Grand Prix of Europe". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 1-874557-36-5. 
  4. ^ "F1 Grand Prix of Portugal - 95". Gale Force F1. Archived from the original on 2006-08-12. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
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