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Argentina  1995 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details[1]
Race 2 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One season
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Date April 9, 1995
Official name XVIII Gran Premio Marlboro de la Republica Argentina
Location Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Course Permanent racing facility
4.259 km (2.661 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 306.648 km (191.655 mi)
Weather Cloudy
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault
Time 1:53.241
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Time 1:30.522 on lap 55
Podium
First United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault
Second France Jean Alesi Ferrari
Third Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault

The 1995 Argentine Grand Prix (formally the XVIII Gran Premio Marlboro de la Republica Argentina) was a Formula One motor race held on April 9, 1995 at the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the second round of the 1995 Formula One season and was the first Formula One race to take place in Argentina since 1981.[1] The race, contested over 72 laps, was won by Damon Hill for the Williams team after starting from second position. Jean Alesi finished second in a Ferrari, with Michael Schumacher third in a Benetton car. David Coulthard, who started the race from pole position, spun out of the race on lap 16 with an electrical problem.[2 ]

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Background

The race marked the return to the Formula One calendar for the Argentine country after being off the calendar since 1981. The race was removed from the calendar originally due to the retirement of Carlos Reutemann and Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands. It was reinstated following President Carlos Menem's rise into power in 1989.[3] To celebrate its return to the calendar, Reutemann drove a demonstration lap around the 1994 Ferrari 412T1 car around the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez circuit on the Thursday afternoon before the race.[4]

The track, however, was criticised due to its "dirtiness".[5]

Practice and qualifying

As the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez was a new track on the Formula One calendar, an extra day of practice was added to the schedule on the Thursday.[6]

Two practice sessions were held before the race; the first was held on Friday morning, with the second held on Saturday morning. Both sessions lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.[7]

Qualifying was split into two one-hour sessions; the first was held on Friday afternoon with the second held on Saturday afternoon. The fastest time from either of the two qualifying sessions counted towards their final grid position.[7] Both sessions on Friday and Saturday were rain interrupted, leading to not much action on the track initially until conditions towards the end of the second session began to improve.[6] Coulthard clinched his first career pole position, in his Williams, with a time of 1:53.241.[1]

Race

Post-race

As a result of criticism surrounding the track, it was resurfaced over the winter months ready for the 1996 running of the race.[5]

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:54.670 1:53.241
2 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:55.677 1:54.057 +0.816
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:57.056 1:54.272 +1.031
4 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:56.615 1:54.381 +1.140
5 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:56.449 1:54.529 +1.288
6 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:55.213 1:54.637 +1.396
7 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:57.738 1:54.757 +1.516
8 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:56.260 1:55.276 +2.035
9 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:55.583 1:56.168 +2.342
10 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:56.746 1:56.114 +2.873
11 6 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:57.068 1:57.341 +3.827
12 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Hart 1:57.684 1:57.092 +3.851
13 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:57.167 1:57.657 +3.926
14 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Simtek-Ford 2:02.410 1:57.231 +3.990
15 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:59.909 1:57.484 +4.243
16 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:58.066 2:01.059 +4.825
17 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:58.660 1:58.767 +5.419
18 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:59.204 1:58.824 +5.583
19 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki Ligier-Mugen-Honda 2:01.446 1:58.882 +5.641
20 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella Simtek-Ford 2:02.806 1:59.539 +6.298
21 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber-Ford 2:01.774 2:00.751 +7.510
22 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 2:01.763 43:31.316 +8.522
23 16 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 2:04.050 2:09.359 +10.809
24 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 2:04.481 2:15.398 +11.240
25 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 2:05.932 no time +12.691
26 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 2:07.298 no time +14.057

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 72 1:53:14.532 2 10
2 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 72 +6.407 6 6
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 72 +33.376 3 4
4 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 71 +1 Lap 11 3
5 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 70 +2 Laps 9 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 70 +2 Laps 8 1
7 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 70 +2 Laps 18  
8 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 69 +3 Laps 15  
9 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella Simtek-Ford 68 +4 Laps 20  
NC 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 63 Not classified 25  
NC 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 63 Not classified 24  
Ret 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 48 Collision 7  
Ret 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki Ligier-Mugen-Honda 47 Collision 19  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 44 Spun off 16  
Ret 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Hart 43 Electrical 12  
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 40 Spun off 26  
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 33 Oil pressure 10  
Ret 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Simtek-Ford 23 Gearbox 14  
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 16 Electrical 1  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 9 Oil leak 17  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 6 Engine 4  
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1 Collision 22  
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 5  
Ret 16 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 0 Collision 23  
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Sauber-Ford 0 Collision 21  
DNS 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 0 13  

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings[1]
Pos Driver Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 14
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 10
3 France Jean Alesi 8
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 6
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 5
Constructors' Championship standings[1]
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 13
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 10
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 7
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ford 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Henry, Alan (1995) [1995]. "1995 Grands Prix: Argentine Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 102–103. ISBN 1-8745-5736-5.  
  2. ^ "1995 Argentine Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1995/117/. Retrieved 2009-05-26.  
  3. ^ "What you may not know about Buenos Aires". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-04-03. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00084.html. Retrieved 2009-05-27.  
  4. ^ Formula 1: Season Review. [Television production]. London, England: Eurosport. December 1995. Event occurs at 15:00–18:00.  
  5. ^ a b "Argentine Grand Prix Preview". Atlas F1. Haymarket Publications. 1996-04-04. http://atlasf1.autosport.com/news/1996/118.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-28.  
  6. ^ a b "Grand Prix Results: Argentine GP, 1995". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr566.html. Retrieved 2009-05-28.  
  7. ^ a b Domenjoz, Luc. "Rules and Regulations". Formula 1 Yearbook 1995. Chronosports Editeur. pp. 216–217. ISBN 2-940125-06-6.  
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