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The 1995 German Grand Prix (formally the XXIV Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held on 30 July 1995 at the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim. It was the ninth race of the 1995 Formula One season. The 45-lap race was won by Benetton driver Michael Schumacher after he started from second position. David Coulthard finished second for the Williams team and Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger came in third.

1995 German Grand Prix
Race 9 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One World Championship
Hockenheimring prior to 2002.svg
Race details
Date 30 July 1995
Official name XXIV Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.823 km (4.264 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 307.035 km (191.896 mi)
Weather Sunny, 28°C
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:44.385
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault
Time 1:48.824 on lap 22
Podium
First Benetton-Renault
Second Williams-Renault
Third Ferrari

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SummaryEdit

Damon Hill started the race from the pole position alongside Michael Schumacher. After making a good start, Hill spun in the first corner on the 2nd lap sending his car across a gravel trap and into a tyre barrier (caused by a broken driveshaft), ending his race.

Schumacher was left leading David Coulthard and Gerhard Berger, who was promptly assessed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for jumping the start of the race. The penalty dropped Berger to 14th position though he fought back to finish back in 3rd place. Berger denied jumping the start, claiming that though his car did move slightly when he put it into gear, it was stationary when the green light came on to start the race.

Benetton's 2-stop strategy for Schumacher prevailed over the 1-stop strategy Coulthard was on, as Schumacher pulled away from the field giving himself enough room to make his second pit stop and remain in the lead. Schumacher became the first German to win a World Championship German Grand Prix. His car broke down after the race had finished, as did that of team-mate Johnny Herbert and Aguri Suzuki (whose car caught fire).

Initially it was believed that Hill spun off due to oil laid down on the track from overfull oil tanks – as it is common practice for teams to fill the oil tanks prior to the start of the race. A few days after the race, however, the Williams team discovered that Hill's car had in fact suffered from a driveshaft failure leading to his accident. Shortly before he went off, Murray Walker commented that he had noticed blue smoke coming out of the back of Hill's car; the reason for this was never discovered.

The blown Ford engine of Pierluigi Martini spelt the end of the Italian's F1 career, as he was replaced in Minardi by Pedro Lamy for the next race.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:44.932 1:44.385
2 1   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:45.505 1:44.465 +0.080
3 6   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:45.306 1:44.540 +0.155
4 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:46.482 1:45.553 +1.168
5 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:48.203 1:45.765 +1.380
6 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:46.916 1:45.846 +1.461
7 8   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.291 1:45.849 +1.464
8 7   Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.854 1:46.221 +1.836
9 2   Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:46.381 1:46.315 +1.930
10 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:46.356 1:46.475 +1.971
11 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:47.769 1:46.801 +2.416
12 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:47.372 1:47.528 +2.987
13 4   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:49.103 1:47.507 +3.122
14 29   Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 1:48.526 1:47.636 +3.251
15 9   Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 1:49.621 1:48.093 +3.708
16 24   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:50.409 1:49.302 +4.917
17 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:56.518 1:49.402 +5.017
18 25   Aguri Suzuki Ligier-Mugen-Honda 2:04.193 1:49.716 +5.331
19 10   Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:50.451 1:49.892 +5.507
20 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:51.368 1:49.990 +5.605
21 21   Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:54.303 1:52.961 +8.576
22 22   Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:53.456 1:53.405 +9.020
23 17   Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:53.492 no time +9.107
24 16   Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 1:54.625 1:56.325 +10.240

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 45 1:22:56.043 2 10
2 6   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 45 +5.988 3 6
3 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 45 +1:08.097 4 4
4 2   Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 45 +1:23.436 9 3
5 29   Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 44 +1 lap 14 2
6 25   Aguri Suzuki Ligier-Mugen-Honda 44 +1 lap 18 1
7 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 +1 lap 17  
8 17   Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 42 +3 laps 23  
9 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 41 Throttle 6  
Ret 8   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 33 Engine 7  
Ret 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 32 Engine 11  
Ret 24   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 28 Oil Leak 16  
Ret 16   Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 27 Gearbox 24  
Ret 22   Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 27 Halfshaft 22  
Ret 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 20 Engine 5  
Ret 7   Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 17 Engine 8  
Ret 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 13 Water Leak 12  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 12 Engine 10  
Ret 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 11 Engine 20  
Ret 10   Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 9 Gearbox 19  
Ret 21   Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 8 Brakes 21  
Ret 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1 Halfshaft/Spun Off 1  
Ret 4   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Clutch 13  
Ret 9   Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 0 Gearbox 15  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1995 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Germany 1995 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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