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1995 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Index: Races by country | Races by season
Defending world champion Michael Schumacher (pictured while driving for Ferrari), won a second consecutive title with Benetton.
Damon Hill finished as runner-up with Williams.
Hill's team-mate, David Coulthard (pictured in 2007), finished the season ranked third.

The 1995 Formula One season was the 46th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It began on March 26, 1995 included 17 races, and ended on November 12. The Drivers' Championship was won by Michael Schumacher of Benetton for the second year in a row, beating Damon Hill of Williams by 33 points. Benetton won the Constructor's Championship, beating Williams by a comfortable 29 points.

The season was highlighted by the rivalry between Schumacher and Hill, with Schumacher winning nine races and Hill winning four races. Benetton and Williams drivers dominated the field, victorious in all but one race.

Contents

Background

The calendar was initially announced at the beginning of 1995, with the European Grand Prix now at the Nürburgring circuit. The Argentine Grand Prix was the only newly announced race, with it taking place at the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez circuit. The circuit was due to kick off the calendar on March 12, but there were doubts over whether the circuit would be ready in time. There were also doubts over round two at Brazil, with the previous year's death of Ayrton Senna hitting Brazil motorsport very hard. The third race in Japan was also under threat, as it was due to take place at the TI Circuit. However, the circuit was badly affected after the Great Hanshin earthquake, which hit the local infrastructure hard. The San Marino round, Spanish round and the Italian round were also under threat, with safety works taking place and the Circuit de Catalunya in financial difficulty.[1] On February 6, a revised calendar was announced, with the Argentine Grand Prix moved to April 9, despite the fact it had now received official clearance from FIA safety inspector Roland Bruynseraede. The Pacific round was moved due to the Kobe earthquake, with it now one week before the Japanese Grand Prix. The European Grand Prix was moved forward seven days, leaving just a seven day gap between the Portuguese and European rounds. However, some tracks still needed clearance to race.[2 ]

Although 14 teams and 28 drivers respectively were on the official 1995 entry list, the Larrousse team with drivers Éric Bernard and Christophe Bouchut never turned up at the circuit for any of the on-track sessions.[3][4] This was due to the team running short of money: in the period prior to the event, with French government aid not forthcoming and a 1995 chassis not yet built, team owner Gérard Larrousse elected to miss the first two rounds of the season in the hope of competing from the San Marino Grand Prix onwards.[5] No funding ever arrived and it was too late for them to build a car for the season.[6] There were some arrangements with the DAMS Formula 3000 team, but DAMS bosses wanted to buy Larrousse and run the team themselves.[7 ] However, on February 13, the boss of DAMS, Jean-Paul Driot announced that they had abandoned plans to enter Formula One for 1995, as he could not find a good amount of sponsorship to run the team at a competitive level. Driot said he intended to return to Formula 3000 and prepare for an F1 bid in 1996.[8 ] Larrousse's withdrawal, in addition to the collapse of the Lotus team after the end of the 1994 season, dropped the number of participating cars to 26, guaranteeing all the entrants of a race start, without the threat of failing to qualify, for the first time since the 1994 Canadian Grand Prix. The threat of a drivers' boycott over the terms of their 1995 Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Super Licences, which allowed the FIA to demand promotional appearances and forbade the drivers from criticising the championship, was defused by the governing body prior to the race, ensuring full driver participation.[9][10]

Of the teams that did appear, all had completely new chassis to cope with the revised Technical Regulations, which stipulated a variety of changes including the reduction of engine capacity and the size of aerodynamic wings, the introduction of more stringent crash testing, the raising of the cars' ride height, and more rigorous testing of fuel specifications all with the aim of reducing speeds and increasing driver safety, a process which had begun in the aftermath of the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna during the weekend of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.[11] The cars were still in various stages of development heading into the new season; the Footwork FA16 and Simtek S951 chassis arrived at the event with virtually no testing, having been completed shortly beforehand.[9][12] There was one new team in the shape of the Italian Forti outfit, whilst the Benetton, McLaren, Footwork, Jordan, Pacific, Ligier and Sauber teams had all changed their engine suppliers in the course of the off-season.[11][13] Of the initial 1995 drivers, Pedro Diniz was the only complete rookie, whilst Andrea Montermini started his first race after failing to qualify for the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix due to injury. Mika Salo and Domenico Schiattarella had competed in two races, with Taki Inoue competing in one race the previous season.

Minardi had been expected to run with Mugen-Honda engines, but at the last minute, Ligier boss Flavio Briatore persuaded the Japanese engine supplier to supply Ligier, leaving Minardi in a mess. Their car was designed for the Honda V10 and parts were already being made. The Minardi team had to work flat out to build a brand new car with a Ford ED engine. Team owner Giancarlo Minardi announced he was taking legal action against the Japanese supplier. [14] The status of Ligier and who its owners were was coming under scrutiny. The news that Martin Brundle had signed with them for 1995 brought up rumours that Tom Walkinshaw was the new boss of the team. Walkinshaw's move to Ligier from Benetton (where he had been Benetton's Engineering Director[13]) was part of the deal between Flavio Briatore and FIA's Max Mosley the previous year to get Benetton off the hook for the use of an illegal fuel filter in the 1994 German Grand Prix. Benetton admitted that the filter was illegal and was let off, on the understanding that major changes would be made within the team. Briatore appeared to have asked Walkinshaw to control Ligier.[15 ] Controversy surrounded the Ligier JS41 car, with rival team owners comparing it to the Benetton B195 car because of their similar design, the only apparent difference being the engine in each car.[16 ] Commenting on the design similarities, Walkinshaw said:

Mechanically it [the JS41] is totally different [to the B195] and structurally it is quite different as well. Aerodynamically, it's as close as we can make it to being the same. I don't know how you would end up with anything else if you take a core of engineers who have been working on the Benetton. Of course the damn thing looks the same. But if you go into the detail of the car, there is nothing interchangeable.[17]
Mika Häkkinen, who was set to partner Nigel Mansell at McLaren

At the front of the field, Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill in the Benetton and Williams cars respectively were the favourites to battle for the Drivers' Championship, with Schumacher anticipating a "struggle" for the championship.[18] Bernard Dudot, Renault Sport's Chief Engineer, said that he believed Benetton was less well-prepared than Williams, as the former team had changed its engine supplier to Renault, whereas Williams had been in partnership with the company since 1989.[19]

McLaren were also concerned about the standard refuelling equipment provided for 1995 by suppliers Intertechnique, having suffered a major leak in a test of the new rig outside of its factory. Intertechnique had redesigned the fuel equipment, which was used by all of the teams, in the wake of a pit lane fire suffered by driver Jos Verstappen during the previous year's German Grand Prix.[9] The new fuel rigs, in addition to being half the size of the 1994, also featured longer nozzles, and were designed to lock onto the car before any fuel could begin to flow.[20] Intertechnique traced the problem to a fault valve within the equipment, which caused 10 kilograms (22 lb) of fuel to leak, and modified the parts accordingly.[21 ] It was only the seventeenth race since refuelling had been reintroduced to the sport at the start of the 1994 season.

Another rule revision meant that the minimum weight limit of 595 kilograms (1,310 lb) applied to both car and driver together. Prior to the first session of the season, all of the drivers were weighed to establish a reference weight to be used on occasions when the two were weighed separately, or if the driver was unavailable to be weighed. As such, a small competitive advantage could be established if the driver attempted to register a weight as heavy as possible, so their actual weight when driving the car would be lower.[13]

Season review

The 1995 F1 Season featured several dramatic incidents, including seven Grands Prix affected by rain and 4 Grands Prix were red-flagged on the first lap of the race.

The Formula One regulations changed prior to the 1995 season. The most significant change was the to the engine capacity. This was reduced from 3.5 Litres to 3.0 Litres, in order to reduce speeds. All of the cars were fitted with cockpit side protection, and the cockpit opening was made larger than the 1994-spec cars. The front and rear wings were modified to reduce downforce, thereby reducing cornering speeds. These changes were in reaction to the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, who both died of head and neck injuries. Some of the F1 circuits were changed, with larger run-off areas featuring at tracks such as Monza and Imola.

The Benetton team had Renault engines for the first time, after running Ford V8s for several years. Michael Schumacher won nine out of the seventeen Grands Prix, and won his second World Championship. Schumacher's main title rival was Damon Hill, who was driving for Williams-Renault. Hill and Schumacher were involved in some very close battles at numerous races, including at the 1995 Belgian Grand Prix, where the two championship contenders fought wheel-to-wheel for extended periods.

Johnny Herbert, Schumacher's team mate, won his first Formula One race at the 1995 British Grand Prix. He also went on to win the 1995 Italian Grand Prix, after a collision between Hill and Schumacher. Herbert complained about the Benetton B195's handling, which was very twitchy, but the car suited his team mate Schumacher.

Damon Hill received criticism during 1995, after several incidents that were attributed to driving errors. The 1995 British Grand Prix was overshadowed by a controversial collision between Hill and Schumacher, and Hill was widely blamed for the accident. Hill also suffered with mechanical problems in his Williams-Renault.

Taki Inoue's Footwork FA16 is ferried back to the pits after its collision with the course car during the 1995 Monaco Grand Prix.

Jean Alesi won the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, which was his first and only victory in Formula One. Alesi also nearly won the European and Japanese Grand Prix, only being passed by Schumacher with a few laps to go in the former, and retiring with a driveshaft bearing failure in the latter.

Nigel Mansell made a brief return to Formula One with McLaren. The McLaren-Mercedes cockpit was initially too small for Mansell, and he had to miss the first two races whilst McLaren redesigned the monocoque. His eventual return for the 1995 San Marino Grand Prix was disappointing, and he was outpaced by Häkkinen. After another disappointing race at the Spanish Grand Prix Mansell and McLaren parted ways, and Mark Blundell drove the second McLaren for the remainder of 1995. Mika Häkkinen was seriously injured in a crash during practice for the 1995 Australian Grand Prix. The fast actions of the medical crew saved his life, and he later returned to the track in 1996. Later that year, Mansell revealed that he intended to "fight for the championship with Williams", but the Williams team chose David Coulthard instead.

One of the rookies for 1995 was Taki Inoue who drove for Footwork Arrows. During First Qualifying for the 1995 Monaco Grand Prix his car stalled on the track, and the session was stopped in order to recover the car. A course car driven by Jean Ragnotti was travelling too fast and Ragnotti was unsighted by the barriers on the twisty circuit. Ragnotti's car crashed into Inoue's stranded car, flipping the Arrows. Inoue was knocked unconscious but he recovered and took part in the race on Sunday. At the 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix Inoue's car retired with a mechanical problem. He got out of his car and grabbed a fire extinguisher in order to put out a small fire on his car. Inoue then walked into the path of a course car, and was knocked over. Inoue bounced off the front of the car and collapsed on to the grass. He suffered minor leg injuries.

Drivers and constructors

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship.[22]

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Test driver(s)
United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B195 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G 1 Germany Michael Schumacher France Emmanuel Collard[23]

Netherlands Jos Verstappen

2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
United Kingdom Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha Tyrrell 023 Yamaha OX10C 3.0 V10 G 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama Italy Gabriele Tarquini[24]
Italy Gabriele Tarquini
4 Finland Mika Salo
United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW17
FW17B
Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill France Jean-Christophe Boullion[23]
Switzerland Alain Menu
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard
United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10
MP4/10B
MP4/10C
Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 G 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell Denmark Jan Magnussen[22]
United Kingdom Mark Blundell[23]
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United Kingdom Footwork Hart Footwork FA16 Hart 830 3.0 V8 G 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli n/a
Italy Max Papis
10 Japan Taki Inoue
United Kingdom MTV Simtek Ford1 Simtek S951 Ford EDB 3.0 V8 G 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella Japan Hideki Noda[23]
12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Republic of Ireland Total Jordan Peugeot
B&H Total Jordan Peugeot
Jordan 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 V10 G 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello n/a
15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Ltd Pacific PR02 Ford EDC 3.0 V8 G 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
17 Italy Andrea Montermini
France Junior Larrousse F1 Team2 Larrousse LH95 n/a G 19 France Christophe Bouchut[3] France Erik Comas
20 France Éric Bernard[3]
Italy Parmalat Forti Ford Forti FG01 Ford EDD 3.0 V8 G 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz n/a
22 Brazil Roberto Moreno
Italy Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M195 Ford EDM 3.0 V8 G 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Giancarlo Fisichella[23]
Portugal Pedro Lamy
24 Italy Luca Badoer
France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS41 Mugen-Honda MF-301 3.0 V10 G 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Franck Lagorce[25]
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
26 France Olivier Panis
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari 412T2 Ferrari 044/1 3.0 V12 G 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Nicola Larini[23]
28 Austria Gerhard Berger
Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber C14 Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 G 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Argentina Norberto Fontana[23]
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
  • Note 1: The Simtek team pulled out after the Monaco race
  • Note 2: Despite being on the entry list, the Larrousse team did not contest any races.
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Team changes

At the end of the 1994 season, the famous Lotus name disappeared from the grid along with Larrousse, with Forti entering the fray. Minardi had been expected to run with Mugen-Honda engines, but at the last minute, Ligier boss Flavio Briatore persuaded the Japanese engine supplier to supply Ligier, leaving Minardi in a mess.

The status of Ligier and who its owners were was coming under scrutiny. The news that Martin Brundle had signed with them for 1995 brought up rumours that Tom Walkinshaw was the new boss of the team. Walkinshaw's move to Ligier is part of the deal hammered out last year by Flavio Briatore and FIA's Max Mosley to get Benetton off the hook for the use of an illegal fuel filter in the 1994 German Grand Prix. Briatore appeared to have asked Walkinshaw to control Ligier.[15 ]

Driver changes

At the start of the season

During the season

Results and Standings

Grands Prix

Round Grand Prix Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
1 Brazilian Grand Prix 26 March Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo United Kingdom Damon Hill Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
2 Argentine Grand Prix 9 April Argentina Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
3 San Marino Grand Prix 30 April Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola Germany Michael Schumacher Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
4 Spanish Grand Prix 14 May Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Damon Hill Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
5 Monaco Grand Prix 28 May Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo United Kingdom Damon Hill France Jean Alesi Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
6 Canadian Grand Prix 11 June Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari Report
7 French Grand Prix 2 July France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny Cours United Kingdom Damon Hill Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
8 British Grand Prix 16 July United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
9 German Grand Prix 30 July Germany Hockenheimring United Kingdom Damon Hill Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
10 Hungarian Grand Prix 13 August Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
11 Belgian Grand Prix 27 August Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
12 Italian Grand Prix 10 September Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
13 Portuguese Grand Prix 24 September Portugal Autódromo do Estoril United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
14 European Grand Prix 1 October Germany Nürburgring United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
15 Pacific Grand Prix 22 October Japan TI Circuit, Aida United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
16 Japanese Grand Prix 29 October Japan Suzuka Circuit Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault Report
17 Australian Grand Prix 12 November Australia Adelaide Street Circuit United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report

Drivers

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
EUR
Germany
PAC
Japan
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 1 3 Ret 1 1 5 1 Ret 1 11 1 Ret 2 1 1 1 Ret 102
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ret 1 1 4 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 1 69
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 2 2 Ret Ret 1 3 2 Ret Ret 49
4 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Ret 4 7 2 4 Ret Ret 1 4 4 7 1 7 5 6 3 Ret 45
5 France Jean Alesi 5 2 2 Ret Ret 1 5 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 2 5 Ret Ret 42
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 3 6 3 3 3 11 12 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 31
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 2 DNS 17
8 France Olivier Panis Ret 7 9 6 Ret 4 8 4 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 8 5 2 16
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ret 5 6 8 6 Ret 10 6 Ret 5 4 3 6 Ret 7 8 Ret 15
10 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 6 Ret 5 Ret 11 5 Ret Ret 5 4 9 Ret 9 7 4 13
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 7 6 Ret 11 4 Ret Ret Ret 11
12 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 3 9 Ret 9 13 Ret Ret 10 6 11 4 Ret 10
13 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 9 Ret 10 4 Ret Ret 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 7
14 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Ret Ret 13 11 9 6 14 Ret Ret 3 5
15 Finland Mika Salo 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 15 8 Ret Ret 8 5 13 10 12 6 5 5
16 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 8 Ret Ret 9 5 10 11 6 12 Ret Ret 3
17 Japan Aguri Suzuki 8 Ret 11 6 Ret DNS 1
18 Portugal Pedro Lamy 9 10 Ret Ret 9 13 11 6 1
NC Italy Pierluigi Martini Ret Ret 12 14 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 0
NC Japan Ukyo Katayama Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret NC Ret 14 Ret Ret 0
NC Brazil Pedro Diniz 10 NC NC Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 9 16 13 17 Ret 7 0
NC Italy Massimiliano Papis Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 12 0
NC Italy Luca Badoer Ret DNS 14 Ret Ret 8 13 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 11 15 9 DNS 0
NC Japan Taki Inoue Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 8 15 Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
NC Italy Andrea Montermini 9 Ret Ret DNS DSQ Ret NC Ret 8 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
NC France Bertrand Gachot Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 8 0
NC Italy Domenico Schiattarella Ret 9 Ret 15 Ret 0
NC Austria Karl Wendlinger Ret Ret Ret 13 10 Ret 0
NC United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 10 Ret 0
NC Denmark Jan Magnussen 10 0
NC Netherlands Jos Verstappen Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
NC Brazil Roberto Moreno Ret NC NC Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 17 Ret 16 Ret Ret 0
NC Italy Gabriele Tarquini 14 0
NC Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz Ret 15 0
NC Italy Giovanni Lavaggi Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
EUR
Germany
PAC
Japan
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton Renault 17 9 11 4 8 102
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams Renault 17 4 9 7 4 69
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams Renault 17 1 8 5 2 49
4 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton Renault 17 2 4 0 0 45
5 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 17 1 5 0 1 42
6 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 17 0 6 1 2 31
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 16 0 2 0 0 17
8 France Olivier Panis France Ligier Mugen-Honda 17 0 1 0 0 16
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber Ford 17 0 1 0 0 15
10 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 15 0 0 0 0 13
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Jordan Peugeot 17 0 1 0 0 11
12 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jordan Peugeot 17 0 1 0 0 10
13 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier Mugen-Honda 11 0 1 0 0 7
14 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork Hart 10 0 1 0 0 5
15 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell Yamaha 17 0 0 0 0 5
16 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber Ford 11 0 0 0 0 3
17 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier Mugen-Honda 6 0 0 0 0 1
18 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi Ford 8 0 0 0 0 1
NC Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi Ford 9 0 0 0 0 0
NC Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell Yamaha 16 0 0 0 0 0
NC Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti Ford 17 0 0 0 0 0
NC Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork Hart 7 0 0 0 0 0
NC Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi Ford 16 0 0 0 0 0
NC Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork Hart 17 0 0 0 0 0
NC Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific Ford 17 0 0 0 0 0
NC France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific Ford 11 0 0 0 0 0
NC Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek Ford 5 0 0 0 0 0
NC Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber Ford 6 0 0 0 0 0
NC United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 2 0 0 0 0 0
NC Denmark Jan Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 1 0 0 0 0 0
NC Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek Ford 5 0 0 0 0 0
NC Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti Ford 17 0 0 0 0 0
NC Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom Tyrrell Yamaha 1 0 0 0 0 0
NC Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz United Kingdom Pacific Ford 2 0 0 0 0 0
NC Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific Ford 4 0 0 0 0 0

Constructors

Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 United Kingdom Benetton B195 France Renault G 17 11 15 4 8 147
2 United Kingdom Williams FW17
FW17B
France Renault G 17 5 17 12 6 118
3 Italy Ferrari 412T Italy Ferrari G 17 1 11 1 3 73
4 United Kingdom McLaren MP4/10
MP4/10B
MP4/10C
Germany Mercedes G 17 0 2 0 0 30
5 France Ligier JS41 Japan Mugen-Honda G 17 0 2 0 0 24
6 Republic of Ireland Jordan 195 France Peugeot G 17 0 2 0 0 21
7 Switzerland Sauber C14 United Kingdom Ford G 17 0 1 0 0 18
8 United Kingdom Footwork FA16 United Kingdom Hart G 17 0 1 0 0 5
9 United Kingdom Tyrrell 023 Japan Yamaha G 17 0 0 0 0 5
10 Italy Minardi M195 United Kingdom Ford G 17 0 0 0 0 1
11 Italy Forti FG01 United Kingdom Ford G 17 0 0 0 0 0
12 United Kingdom Pacific PR02 United Kingdom Ford G 17 0 0 0 0 0
13 United Kingdom Simtek S951 United Kingdom Ford G 5 0 0 0 0 0

Rumours and speculation

Teams

Drivers

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Doubts over dates" GrandPrix. Retrieved 9 March 2007
  2. ^ "Formula 1 calendar rethink" GrandPrix. Retrieved 10 March 2007
  3. ^ a b c "Press Release: 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (fia.com). 1995-03-24. http://www.fia.com/resources/documents/249180022__24_03_1995_F1_Entry_95.pdf. Retrieved 2009-04-14.  
  4. ^ Walker, Murray (Commentators). (1995-03-26). Grand Prix: Brazil. [Television production]. London, England: BBC. Event occurs at 17:15-17:45.  
  5. ^ "Larrousse to miss opening GPs". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-03-20. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00061.html. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
  6. ^ "Larrousse goes to the wall". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-04-24. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00102.html. Retrieved 2009-05-22.  
  7. ^ "Larrousse: a deal with DAMS?". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-01-30. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00004.html. Retrieved 2007-03-09.  
  8. ^ "arrousse-DAMS - on or off?". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-02-13. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00017.html. Retrieved 2007-03-17.  
  9. ^ a b c Henry, Alan (1995) [1995]. "1995 Grands Prix: Brazilian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 90. ISBN 1-8745-5736-5.  
  10. ^ Domenjoz, Luc. "The 17 Grand Prix - Grande Prêmio do Brasil". Formula 1 Yearbook 1995. Chronosports Editeur. p. 83. ISBN 2-940125-06-6.  
  11. ^ a b Henry, Alan. "1995 Grands Prix: Brazilian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 86. ISBN 1-8745-5736-5.  
  12. ^ Henry, Alan (1995) [1995]. "1995 Grands Prix: Brazilian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 88. ISBN 1-8745-5736-5.  
  13. ^ a b c Henry, Alan (1995) [1995]. "1995 Grands Prix: Brazilian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 87. ISBN 1-8745-5736-5.  
  14. ^ a b c "Brundle returns to Ligier" GrandPrix. Retrieved 10 March 2007
  15. ^ "When is a Benetton not a Benetton?". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-03-13. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00052.html. Retrieved 2009-04-11.  
  16. ^ Constanduros, Bob (1995) [1995]. "Formula 1 Review: Ligier". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 74. ISBN 1-8745-5736-5.  
  17. ^ Hilton, Christopher (2006) [2006]. Michael Schumacher: The Whole Story. Haynes Publishing. pp. 157–163. ISBN 1-84425-008-3.  
  18. ^ Domenjoz, Luc. "The 17 Grand Prix - Grande Prêmio do Brasil". Formula 1 Yearbook 1995. Chronosports Editeur. p. 76. ISBN 2-940125-06-6.  
  19. ^ "F1 updates its refuelling equipment". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-03-13. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00054.html. Retrieved 2009-04-21.  
  20. ^ "More worries over refueling". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 1995-03-27. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns00074.html. Retrieved 2009-04-21.  
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The 1995 Formula One season was the 46th edition of the championship. The champion was Michael Schumacher in a close battle. Benneton won the constructor's championship.


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