Talk:1995 Belgian Grand Prix

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Qualifying[edit]

unfortunately the article says nothing about the qualifying session. The qualifying session started dry with clouds coming up, but only the two Ferrari drivers were smart enough to wait already at the end of the pit lane for the green light. 3 Minutes later heavy rain started to fall, the two Ferrari were the only ones to complete a flying lap, the rest headed straight back into the pits - what turned out to be a mistake: Mika Hakkinen set his fastest qualifying time while coming back to the pits, triggering the stopwatch in the pitlane - in fact, he was lucky that the McLaren pit was behind the time measurement line(!). Nevertheless, the other drivers still had to fight in the wet for the positons from fourth place onwards. In the last quarter of the session, the rain stopped to fall, but the track stayed wet. Michael Schumacher, whose car had not been ready at the beginning of the session due to a saturday morning accident, only managed to do one good flying lap, since in his second flying lap the electronic transmission control spuriously downshifted too far when Michael approached the bus stop chicane, leaving the Benetton with an overreved engine which tied the german to a disappointing 16th place on the grid.

The article ist also missing another point that does not seem unimportant to me - during the safety car phase Taki Inoue (who was a lap down) did not close up, leaving fourth placed Heinz-Harald Frentzen trapped behind him with a fourty seconds gap (!) to third placed Martin Brundle. After the re-start Heinz narrowed the gap by up to eight seconds per lap(!) in the rain, but he missed the Ligier in his last lap by seven seconds.

84.170.237.172 (talk) 14:20, 28 November 2009 (UTC)