Formula 1 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix

data

1995-03-26
1
Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Michael Schumacher MSC
Damon Hill

The 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix was won by Michael Schumacher of Benetton.
Despite being on pole position in Brazil, Damon Hill could not convert this into a win.
Hill was forced to retire in lap 30 due to: Gearbox.

The race in Brazil was round 1 of 17 of the 1995 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 71 1:38:34.154 10
2 71 +11.060 6
3 70 +1 Lap 4
4 70 +1 Lap 3
5 70 +1 Lap 2
6 70 +1 Lap 1
7 69 +2 Laps 0
8 69 +2 Laps 0
9 65 +6 Laps 0
10 64 +7 Laps 0
62 Engine 0
48 Engine 0
47 Engine 0
47 Spun off 0
41 Electrical 0
30 Gearbox 0
30 Collision 0
23 Gearbox 0
16 Gearbox 0
16 Gearbox 0
15 Spun off 0
15 Clutch 0
12 Steering 0
10 Electrical 0
0 Collision 0
0 Gearbox 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Damon Hill Williams 1:20.081
2 Michael Schumacher Benetton +0.301
3 David Coulthard Williams +0.341
4 Johnny Herbert Benetton +0.807
5 Gerhard Berger Ferrari +0.825
6 Jean Alesi Ferrari +0.960
7 Mika Häkkinen McLaren +1.318
8 Eddie Irvine Jordan +1.668
9 Mark Blundell McLaren +1.698
10 Olivier Panis Ligier +1.833
11 Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell +2.244
12 Mika Salo Tyrrell +2.335
13 Gianni Morbidelli Footwork +2.387
14 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber +2.791
15 Aguri Suzuki Ligier +2.890
16 Rubens Barrichello Jordan +2.894
17 Pierluigi Martini Minardi +4.302
18 Luca Badoer Minardi +4.362
19 Karl Wendlinger Sauber +4.642
20 Bertrand Gachot Pacific +5.046
21 Taki Inoue Footwork +5.144
22 Andrea Montermini Pacific +5.805
23 Roberto Moreno Forti +6.188
24 Jos Verstappen Simtek +7.242
25 Pedro Diniz Forti +7.711
26 Domenico Schiattarella Simtek +8.025

1995 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally the XXIV Grande Prêmio do Brasil) was a Formula One motor race held on 26 March 1995 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil. It was the first round of the 1995 Formula One season. The 71-lap race was won by Michael Schumacher for the Benetton team after starting from second position. David Coulthard finished second in a Williams, with Gerhard Berger third in a Ferrari. Damon Hill, who started the race from pole position, spun out while leading on lap 30 with an apparent gearbox problem, which was later found to be a suspension failure. Schumacher's win came despite Benetton encountering steering problems with his car during Friday practice, leading to him crashing heavily and necessitating steering component changes for the rest of the event. Despite Schumacher's victory, Hill proved to be faster during the race, and seemed to be on course for a comfortable victory before his sudden retirement.

Other notable performances came from Berger, who took the final podium position despite being delayed during one of his routine pit stops due to a problem with a loose wheel nut; Mika Häkkinen, who finished fourth for the McLaren team despite its new car proving to be uncompetitive in pre-season testing; and Mika Salo, who drove strongly in the first half of the race to run third in his first Grand Prix for the Tyrrell team, only to suffer from a cramp and drop back to seventh place at the finish. Behind Häkkinen, the other points-scoring finishers were Jean Alesi in the second Ferrari and Mark Blundell, who drove the second McLaren. Blundell was standing in for regular driver Nigel Mansell in the second McLaren until the team could produce a wider chassis in which to accommodate him, as the car's initial cockpit design had proved to be too narrow for him to drive comfortably.

Several hours after the conclusion of the race, Schumacher and Coulthard were excluded from the race result as the chemical "fingerprint" of fuel samples from their cars taken after qualifying and the race did not match the specified sample lodged with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) prior to the event. Berger was thus declared the winner, but the race stewards' decision to exclude them was overturned at an appeal hearing on April 13. Schumacher and Coulthard were reinstated in first and second places respectively, but the two teams did not receive their respective constructors' points. The Ferrari team was unhappy with the decision made at the appeal hearing; Berger called the sport "a joke". The rule concerning the legality of fuels had been changed for the 1995 season, as had the new standardised equipment used for refuelling during the race, the drivers' weighing-in procedure and the conditions of the drivers' racing licences; all of these changes produced controversies which at times threatened to overshadow the race, as did the excessively bumpy condition of the track. The race also marked the first Brazilian Grand Prix to take place since the death of Brazilian triple World Champion Ayrton Senna the previous year; his passing was commemorated in various ways throughout the event.


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