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Canada  1995 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One season
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Date June 11, 1995
Official name XXXIII Grand Prix Molson du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
Course Street circuit
4.430 km (2.768 mi)
Distance 68 laps, 301.240 km (188.275 mi)
Scheduled Distance 69 laps, 305.670 km (190.992 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Time 1:27.661
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Time 1:29.174 on lap 67
Podium
First France Jean Alesi Ferrari
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot
Third United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot

The 1995 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on June 11, 1995 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal. It was the 6th race of the 1995 Formula One season.

It is notable for having produced the only Grand Prix victory for French driver Jean Alesi. This was seen as a popular victory, as Alesi had waited over five years for a victory (after leading much of the 1994 Italian Grand Prix before a car failure) and he was driving the red number 27 Ferrari, as famously driven by Canadian hero Gilles Villeneuve. Adding to the victory was the fact that the win also occurred on Alesi's 31st birthday.

Michael Schumacher led until a late problem with his gearbox necessitated a long pit stop. Several other regular front-runners had problems, allowing both Jordans to finish on the podium for the first time in their history. Jordan had scored their first-ever GP points in Montreal 4 years earlier.

After Alesi crossed the finished line, race fans broke through the fences and charged the pit area. Race officials put out the black flag, effectly requiring all drivers to immediately stop on the track. However, Alesi was now entering the hairpin at the far end of the circuit on his victory lap. Running out of fuel, he removed his steering wheel, stood on top of the car and "surfed" it to a stop. Schumacher, approaching from behind, stopped and famously gave Alesi a lift back to the pits on top of his car.

Also, that Sunday evening, the first rumours started circulating that Michael Schumacher had signed a multi-million dollar contract with Ferrari for 1996.

The race was run over 69 laps, but the results were declared after 68 laps because of crowd invasion just after Alesi had finished. In original results, Luca Badoer finished in 7th, ahead of Mika Salo who had stopped next to the pit wall to avoid hitting spectators.

Johnny Herbert's Benetton-Renault during qualifying.
Jean Alesi on his way to his first and only win.

Contents

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:27.661
2 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:28.039 +0.378
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:28.091 +0.430
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:28.189 +0.528
5 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:28.474 +0.813
6 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:28.498 +0.837
7 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.910 +1.249
8 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:29.021 +1.360
9 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:29.171 +1.510
10 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.641 +1.980
11 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:29.809 +2.148
12 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:30.017 +2.356
13 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Hart 1:30.159 +2.498
14 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:30.255 +2.594
15 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:30.657 +2.996
16 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.382 +3.721
17 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:31.445 +3.784
18 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 1:31.838 +4.177
19 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:31.853 +4.192
20 16 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 1:32.841 +5.180
21 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:32.894 +5.233
22 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:32.995 +5.334
23 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:34.000 +6.339
24 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:34.982 +7.321

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 68 1:44:54.171 5 10
2 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 68 +31.687 9 6
3 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 68 +33.270 8 4
4 26 France Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 68 +36.506 11 3
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 68 +37.060 1 2
6 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Footwork-Hart 67 +1 Lap 13 1
7 4 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 67 +1 Lap 15  
8 24 Italy Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 67 +1 Lap 19  
9 10 Japan Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 66 +2 Laps 22  
10 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 61 Collision 14  
11 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 61 Collision 4  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 60 Throttle 17  
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 54 Fuel system 23  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill Williams-Renault 50 Gearbox 2  
Ret 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 47 Engine 10  
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 42 Engine 16  
Ret 16 France Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 36 Battery 20  
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 26 Engine 12  
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 26 Gearbox 24  
Ret 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 19 Spun Off 18  
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 5 Gearbox 21  
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1 Spun Off 3  
Ret 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 0 Collision 6  
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 7  

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 36
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 29
3 France Jean Alesi 24
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 17
5 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 12
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 41
2 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 38
3 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 32
4 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 12
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

Previous race:
1995 Monaco Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1995 season
Next race:
1995 French Grand Prix
Previous race:
1994 Canadian Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix Next race:
1996 Canadian Grand Prix







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