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1995 Formula One World Championship

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1995 FIA Formula One
World Championship
Drivers' Champion: Michael Schumacher
Constructors' Champion: Benetton-Renault
Previous: 1994 Next: 1996
Defending world champion Michael Schumacher (pictured in 1994) won a second consecutive title with Benetton.
Damon Hill finished as runner-up with Williams.
Hill's teammate, David Coulthard (pictured in 1999), finished the season ranked third.

The 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 49th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1995 Formula One World Championship for Drivers and the 1995 Formula One World Championship for Constructors, which were contested concurrently over a seventeen-race series that commenced on 26 March and ended on 12 November. Michael Schumacher won his second consecutive Drivers' Championship, and Benetton-Renault won the Constructors' Championship, the first and only Constructors' title for the Benetton team.

Schumacher won nine races en route to the championship, equalling the record set by Nigel Mansell in 1992. He also continued his rivalry with Williams-Renault driver Damon Hill, including collisions at the British and Italian Grands Prix. Both these races were won by Schumacher's Benetton teammate Johnny Herbert, taking his first two F1 victories. Hill's Williams teammate, David Coulthard, claimed his first victory in Portugal, while Ferrari's Jean Alesi achieved his only F1 victory in Canada.

BackgroundEdit

The calendar was initially announced at the beginning of 1995. The European Grand Prix moved to 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 begin the season on March 12, but there were doubts over whether the circuit would be ready in time. The third race in Japan was also under threat, as the TI Circuit was badly affected after the Great Hanshin earthquake, which damaged local infrastructure. The San Marino round, Spanish round and the Italian round required safety upgrades. The Circuit de Catalunya was also 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 failed to turn up 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] 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' strike over the terms of the 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. This was resolved 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 agreement between Flavio Briatore and FIA's Max Mosley the previous year to get Benetton regarding the use of an illegal fuel filter in the 1994 German Grand Prix. Benetton admitted that the filter was illegal 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 [from 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 faulty 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 (1,312 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]

Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship. All teams competed with tyres supplied by Goodyear.[22][23]

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine No Driver Rounds
  Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton-Renault B195 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 1   Michael Schumacher All
2   Johnny Herbert All
  Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha Tyrrell-Yamaha 023 Yamaha OX10C 3.0 V10 3   Ukyo Katayama 1–13, 15–17
  Gabriele Tarquini 14
4   Mika Salo All
  Rothmans Williams Renault Williams-Renault FW17
FW17B
Renault RS7 3.0 V10 5   Damon Hill All
6   David Coulthard All
  Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4/10
MP4/10B
MP4/10C
Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 7   Mark Blundell 1–2, 5–17
  Nigel Mansell 3–4
8   Mika Häkkinen 1–14, 16–17
  Jan Magnussen 15
  Footwork Hart Footwork-Hart FA16 Hart 830 3.0 V8 9   Gianni Morbidelli 1–7, 15–17
  Massimiliano Papis 8–14
10   Taki Inoue All
  MTV Simtek Ford[1] Simtek-Ford S951 Ford EDB 3.0 V8 11   Domenico Schiattarella 1–5
12   Jos Verstappen 1–5
  Total Jordan Peugeot Jordan-Peugeot 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 V10 14   Rubens Barrichello All
15   Eddie Irvine All
  Pacific Team Lotus Pacific-Ford PR02 Ford EDC 3.0 V8 16   Bertrand Gachot 1–8, 15–17
  Giovanni Lavaggi 9–12
  Jean-Denis Délétraz 13–14
17   Andrea Montermini All
  Junior Larrousse F1[2] Larrousse-Ford LH95 Ford EDD 3.0 V8 19   Christophe Bouchut None
20   Érik Comas None
  Parmalat Forti Ford Forti-Ford FG01 Ford EDD 3.0 V8 21   Pedro Diniz All
22   Roberto Moreno All
  Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi-Ford M195 Ford EDM 3.0 V8 23   Pierluigi Martini 1–9
  Pedro Lamy 10–17
24   Luca Badoer All
  Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier-Mugen-Honda JS41 Mugen-Honda MF-301 3.0 V10 25   Aguri Suzuki 1–3, 9, 15–16
  Martin Brundle[3] 4–8, 10–14, 17
26   Olivier Panis All
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T2 Ferrari 044/1 3.0 V12 27   Jean Alesi All
28   Gerhard Berger All
  Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber-Ford C14 Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 29   Karl Wendlinger 1–4, 16–17
  Jean-Christophe Boullion 5–15
30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
  • ^1 The Simtek team withdrew from the championship after the Monaco race.
  • ^2 Despite being on the entry list, the Larrousse team did not contest any races.
  • ^3 Martin Brundle provided TV commentary on races 1–3, 9, 15 and 16 while Aguri Suzuki filled his seat at Ligier.

Team changesEdit

  • At the end of the 1994 season Team Lotus left F1 after 36 years in the sport winning 6 Drivers' and 7 Constructors' Championships. The team's assets were then bought by David Hunt, brother of 1976 Formula One champion James Hunt, who announced that the Lotus name will be used by Pacific Grand Prix under the name Pacific Team Lotus.
  • Following increased debts following the 1994 season Larrousse left Formula One. They were originally entered for the 1995 season under the name Larrousse Junior Team with drivers Christophe Bouchut and Érik Comas, but did not appear at any of the races. Subsequent talks about merger with Formula 3000 team DAMS fell apart.
  • Formula 3000 team Forti entered Formula One for the 1995 season. Their FGO1 was the last F1 car to use a manual gearbox.[24]
  • Ligier underwent an ownership change for the 1995 season. The status of the team and it owners came under scrutiny by the FIA. 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 was part of the agreement the previous year by Flavio Briatore and FIA's Max Mosley regarding Benetton's use of an illegal fuel filter in the 1994 German Grand Prix.[15] Ligier also secured a Mugen-Honda engine deal for the season. Originally Minardi were expected to use Mugen engines, but in the last minute, Ligier boss Flavio Briatore persuaded the Japanese engine supplier to supply Ligier, leaving Minardi being forced to use Ford ED engines.

Driver changesEdit

At the start of the seasonEdit

During the seasonEdit

  • Jan Magnussen was promoted from test driver at McLaren to replace Mika Häkkinen for the Pacific Grand Prix, due to Häkkinen suffering from appendicitis.
  • Gabriele Tarquini filled in for Ukyo Katayama at the European Grand Prix as Katayama was still recovering from neck injuries and severe bruising sustained during a crash at the previous round in Portugal.

CalendarEdit

Round Race Title Grand Prix Date Location
1 Grande Premio do Brasil Brazilian Grand Prix 26 March   Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
2 Gran Premio de Argentina Argentine Grand Prix 9 April   Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires
3 Gran Premio di San Marino San Marino Grand Prix 30 April   Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
4 Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana Spanish Grand Prix 14 May   Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló
5 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 28 May   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
6 Grand Prix Molson du Canada Canadian Grand Prix 11 June   Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
7 Grand Prix de France French Grand Prix 2 July   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours
8 RAC British Grand Prix British Grand Prix 16 July   Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
9 Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland German Grand Prix 30 July   Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
10 Marlboro Magyar Nagydij Hungarian Grand Prix 13 August   Hungaroring, Mogyoród
11 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix 27 August   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
12 Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia Italian Grand Prix 10 September   Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
13 Grande Premio de Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix 24 September   Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril
14 Grand Prix of Europe European Grand Prix 1 October   Nürburgring, Nürburg
15 Marlboro Pacific Grand Prix Pacific Grand Prix 22 October   TI Circuit Aida, Mimasaka
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix 29 October   Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
17 EDS Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix 12 November   Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide

Calendar changesEdit

Season reviewEdit

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

The Formula One regulations underwent several changes prior to the 1995 season.[32] The most significant change was to the engine capacity, which was reduced from 3.5 litres to 3.0 litres in order to reduce horsepower.[33] Higher sidepods were required, together with raised cockpit side protection (above shoulder height; to be raised even more for 1996) and a larger cockpit opening than that of the 1994 cars. The front and rear wings were reduced in depth to lessen downforce, thereby reducing cornering speeds. To further reduce downforce, the flat-bottomed undertray which was made mandatory in 1983 was to now feature a large "stepped" section underneath each sidepod, raised about an inch higher and parallel to the wooden plank originally introduced in 1994.[34] The overall height of the car was also lowered. Deformable structures, particularly the sidepods and nose section, were subject to more stringent crash testing. Many of 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 circuits were also changed, with larger run-off areas featuring at tracks such as Monza and Imola.

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

The Benetton team had Renault V10 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. Making its last appearance in F1 to date was the V12, used consistently by Ferrari since the 640 in 1989. They would use V10s in 1996.

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.[citation needed] Hill also suffered with mechanical problems in his Williams-Renault.

Jean Alesi won the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, which was his first and only victory in Formula One. Alesi also nearly won the European, Italian and Japanese Grand Prix, only being passed by Schumacher with a few laps to go in the former, and retiring with a wheel bearing and driveshaft failure in the latter two, respectively.[35]

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 suffered serious head injuries after a high-speed crash during the first qualifying session on the Friday of the 1995 Australian Grand Prix.[36] The fast actions of the medical crew, including performing an emergency tracheotomy, saved his life, and he later returned to the track in 1996.[37] 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.

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Round Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
1   Brazilian Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
2   Argentine Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Damon Hill   Williams-Renault Report
3   San Marino Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Gerhard Berger   Damon Hill   Williams-Renault Report
4   Spanish Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Damon Hill   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
5   Monaco Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Jean Alesi   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
6   Canadian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Jean Alesi   Ferrari Report
7   French Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
8   British Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Johnny Herbert   Benetton-Renault Report
9   German Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
10   Hungarian Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Williams-Renault Report
11   Belgian Grand Prix   Gerhard Berger   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
12   Italian Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Gerhard Berger   Johnny Herbert   Benetton-Renault Report
13   Portuguese Grand Prix   David Coulthard   David Coulthard   David Coulthard   Williams-Renault Report
14   European Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
15   Pacific Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
16   Japanese Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Benetton-Renault Report
17   Australian Grand Prix   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Damon Hill   Williams-Renault Report


Points scoring systemEdit

Points were awarded to the top six finishers in each race as follows:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 10 6 4 3 2 1

World Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
POR
 
EUR
 
PAC
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Michael Schumacher 1 3 Ret 1 1 5 1 Ret 1 11 1 Ret 2 1 1 1 Ret 102
2   Damon Hill Ret 1 1 4 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 1 69
3   David Coulthard 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 2 2 Ret Ret 1 3 2 Ret Ret 49
4   Johnny Herbert Ret 4 7 2 4 Ret Ret 1 4 4 7 1 7 5 6 3 Ret 45
5   Jean Alesi 5 2 2 Ret Ret 1 5 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 2 5 Ret Ret 42
6   Gerhard Berger 3 6 3 3 3 11 12 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 31
7   Mika Häkkinen 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 2 DNS 17
8   Olivier Panis Ret 7 9 6 Ret 4 8 4 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 8 5 2 16
9   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ret 5 6 8 6 Ret 10 6 Ret 5 4 3 6 Ret 7 8 Ret 15
10   Mark Blundell 6 Ret 5 Ret 11 5 Ret Ret 5 4 9 Ret 9 7 4 13
11   Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 7 6 Ret 11 4 Ret Ret Ret 11
12   Eddie Irvine Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 3 9 Ret 9 13 Ret Ret 10 6 11 4 Ret 10
13   Martin Brundle 9 Ret 10 4 Ret Ret 3 Ret 8 7 Ret 7
14   Gianni Morbidelli Ret Ret 13 11 9 6 14 Ret Ret 3 5
15   Mika Salo 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 15 8 Ret Ret 8 5 13 10 12 6 5 5
16   Jean-Christophe Boullion 8 Ret Ret 9 5 10 11 6 12 Ret Ret 3
17   Aguri Suzuki 8 Ret 11 6 Ret DNS 1
=   Pedro Lamy 9 10 Ret Ret 9 13 11 6 1
  Pierluigi Martini Ret Ret 12 14 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 0
  Ukyo Katayama Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 Ret Ret 0
  Pedro Diniz 10 NC NC Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 9 16 13 17 Ret 7 0
  Massimiliano Papis Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 12 0
  Luca Badoer Ret DNS 14 Ret Ret 8 13 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 11 15 9 DNS 0
  Taki Inoue Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 8 15 Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
  Andrea Montermini 9 Ret Ret DNS DSQ Ret NC Ret 8 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Bertrand Gachot Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 8 0
  Domenico Schiattarella Ret 9 Ret 15 DNS 0
  Karl Wendlinger Ret Ret Ret 13 10 Ret 0
  Nigel Mansell 10 Ret 0
  Jan Magnussen 10 0
  Jos Verstappen Ret Ret Ret 12 DNS 0
  Roberto Moreno Ret NC NC Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 17 Ret 16 Ret Ret 0
  Gabriele Tarquini 14 0
  Jean-Denis Délétraz Ret 15 0
  Giovanni Lavaggi Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
POR
 
EUR
 
PAC
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
Points
Source:[38]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Text formating Meaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap


Note: Championship points were awarded on a 10–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six finishers[39] at each race.

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

World Constructors' Championship standingsEdit

 
Benetton-Renault won the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors
 
Williams-Renault placed second in the Constructors' Championship
 
Ferrari placed third in the Constructors' Championship
 
McLaren-Mercedes placed fourth in the Constructors' Championship
 
Ligier-Mugen-Honda placed fifth in the Constructors' Championship
Pos[40] Constructor Car
no.
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
POR
 
EUR
 
PAC
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Benetton-Renault 1 1 3 Ret 1 1 5 1 Ret 1 11 1 Ret 2 1 1 1 Ret 137
2 Ret 4 7 2 4 Ret Ret 1 4 4 7 1 7 5 6 3 Ret
2   Williams-Renault 5 Ret 1 1 4 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 3 Ret 3 Ret 1 112
6 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 2 2 Ret Ret 1 3 2 Ret Ret
3   Ferrari 27 5 2 2 Ret Ret 1 5 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 2 5 Ret Ret 73
28 3 6 3 3 3 11 12 Ret 3 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret
4   McLaren-Mercedes 7 6 Ret 10 Ret 5 Ret 11 5 Ret Ret 5 4 9 Ret 9 7 4 30
8 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 8 10 2 DNS
5   Ligier-Mugen-Honda 25 8 Ret 11 9 Ret 10 4 Ret 6 Ret 3 Ret 8 7 Ret DNS Ret 24
26 Ret 7 9 6 Ret 4 8 4 Ret 6 9 Ret Ret Ret 8 5 2
6   Jordan-Peugeot 14 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 6 11 Ret 7 6 Ret 11 4 Ret Ret Ret 21
15 Ret Ret 8 5 Ret 3 9 Ret 9 13 Ret Ret 10 6 11 4 Ret
7   Sauber-Ford 29 Ret Ret Ret 13 8 Ret Ret 9 5 10 11 6 12 Ret Ret 10 Ret 18
30 Ret 5 6 8 6 Ret 10 6 Ret 5 4 3 6 Ret 7 8 Ret
8   Footwork-Hart 9 Ret Ret 13 11 9 6 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 12 Ret Ret 3 5
10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 8 15 Ret Ret 12 Ret
9   Tyrrell-Yamaha 3 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 14 Ret Ret 5
4 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 15 8 Ret Ret 8 5 13 10 12 6 5
10   Minardi-Ford 23 Ret Ret 12 14 7 Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 9 13 11 6 1
24 Ret DNS 14 Ret Ret 8 13 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 11 15 9 DNS
  Forti-Ford 21 10 NC NC Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 9 16 13 17 Ret 7 0
22 Ret NC NC Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 17 Ret 16 Ret Ret
  Pacific-Ford 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 8 0
17 9 Ret Ret DNS DSQ Ret NC Ret 8 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
  Simtek-Ford 11 Ret Ret Ret 12 DNS 0
12 Ret 9 Ret 15 DNS
Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
POR
 
EUR
 
PAC
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
Points

Note: Championship points were awarded on a 10–6–4–3–2–1 basis for the first six finishers[39] at each race.

Note: Benetton Renault and Williams Renault were not awarded Constructors' Championship points for their placings in the Brazilian Grand Prix as the cars were deemed to be using illegal fuel.

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