1995 Italian Grand Prix

The 1995 Italian Grand Prix (formally the Pioneer 66o Gran Premio d'Italia[2]) was a Formula One motor race held on 10 September 1995 at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. It was the twelfth race of the 1995 Formula One World Championship.[1]

1995 Italian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 17 in the 1995 Formula One World Championship
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Race details[1]
Date 10 September 1995
Official name Pioneer 66o Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.770 km (3.585 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 305.810 km (190.022 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:24.462
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Time 1:26.419 on lap 24
Podium
First Benetton-Renault
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Sauber-Ford
Lap leaders

The 53-lap race was won by Johnny Herbert, driving a Benetton-Renault, after starting from eighth position. Mika Häkkinen was second in a McLaren-Mercedes, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen third in a Sauber-Ford, achieving both his and the Sauber team's first F1 podium finish.[3]

ReportEdit

Pole-sitter David Coulthard spun off on the formation lap exiting the Ascari chicane, and retired in the pitlane as the grid formed for the start. However, the race was stopped after a first lap collision at the same spot (on dust he had dragged onto the corner when attempting to rejoin) involving Max Papis, Jean-Christophe Boullion, Roberto Moreno, and Andrea Montermini; resulting in a blocked track. Coulthard was able to take the restart from pole again (in a spare car set up for Damon Hill), whilst Moreno and Montermini failed to take the restart due to a lack of spare cars.

Coulthard led until his wheel bearing failed, leaving Gerhard Berger in the lead. Behind, Hill and Michael Schumacher had their second major collision of the season; the previous one having happened at the British Grand Prix. As Hill attempted to lap Taki Inoue's Footwork, Hill crashed into the back of Schumacher when braking for the second chicane, causing both to retire. Schumacher ran over to the Williams to confront Hill whilst the British driver sat in his cockpit, but was immediately pulled away by marshals. Schumacher later apologised to Hill when Inoue admitted the incident was his fault, as he had slid in front of Hill while being passed by Schumacher, causing Hill to take evasive action and inadvertently run into the back of Schumacher's car. Hill was subsequently given a one race suspended ban for his part in the collision.[4]

After the pitstops the Ferraris were running first and second. However Berger suffered a bizarre retirement when a TV camera on Jean Alesi's rear wing flew off and destroyed Berger's suspension. Alesi looked set to win his second Grand Prix but subsequently retired with a wheel bearing failure with just 8 laps to go.[4] Alesi had also retired from the lead the previous year.

This succession of retirements handed a second victory to Johnny Herbert, and then best-ever results to Mika Häkkinen and Heinz-Harald Frentzen - the first podium finish for the Sauber team in F1. Papis was on course for his first points finish, until he was overtaken by Boullion on the final lap.[5]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 6   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:25.516 1:24.462
2 1   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:26.098 1:25.026 +0.564
3 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:25.904 1:25.353 +0.891
4 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:25.912 1:25.699 +1.237
5 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:26.323 1:25.707 +1.245
6 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 1:26.981 1:25.919 +1.457
7 8   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.895 1:25.920 +1.458
8 2   Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:26.631 1:26.433 +1.971
9 7   Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.308 1:26.472 +2.010
10 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 1:27.245 1:26.541 +2.079
11 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:29.200 1:27.067 +2.605
12 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 1:27.573 1:27.271 +2.809
13 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:28.418 1:27.384 +2.922
14 29   Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 1:30.997 1:28.741 +4.279
15 9   Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart No time 1:28.870 +4.408
16 4   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:29.535 1:29.028 +4.566
17 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.399 1:29.287 +4.825
18 24   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:30.731 1:29.559 +5.097
19 23   Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 1:29.936 1:31.402 +5.474
20 10   Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:30.632 1:30.515 +6.053
21 17   Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:32.121 1:30.721 +6.259
22 22   Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:32.491 1:30.834 +6.372
23 21   Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:32.540 1:32.102 +7.640
24 16   Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 1:32.935 1:32.470 +8.008
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

 
Podium celebration after the race
Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 53 1:18:27.916 8 10
2 8   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 53 + 17.779 7 6
3 30   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Sauber-Ford 53 + 24.321 10 4
4 7   Mark Blundell McLaren-Mercedes 53 + 28.223 9 3
5 4   Mika Salo Tyrrell-Yamaha 52 + 1 Lap 16 2
6 29   Jean-Christophe Boullion Sauber-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 9   Massimiliano Papis Footwork-Hart 52 + 1 Lap 15  
8 10   Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 52 + 1 Lap 20  
9 21   Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 50 + 3 Laps 23  
10 3   Ukyo Katayama Tyrrell-Yamaha 47 + 6 Laps 17  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 45 Wheel Bearing 5  
Ret 14   Rubens Barrichello Jordan-Peugeot 43 Clutch 6  
Ret 15   Eddie Irvine Jordan-Peugeot 40 Engine 12  
Ret 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 32 Suspension 3  
Ret 24   Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 26 Accident 18  
Ret 1   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 23 Collision 2  
Ret 5   Damon Hill Williams-Renault 23 Collision 4  
Ret 26   Olivier Panis Ligier-Mugen-Honda 20 Spun Off 13  
Ret 6   David Coulthard Williams-Renault 13 Wheel Bearing 1  
Ret 25   Martin Brundle Ligier-Mugen-Honda 10 Puncture 11  
Ret 16   Giovanni Lavaggi Pacific-Ford 6 Spun Off 24  
Ret 23   Pedro Lamy Minardi-Ford 0 Transmission 19  
Ret 17   Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 0 Collision1 21  
Ret 22   Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 0 Collision1 22  
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Montermini and Moreno started the original race but were involved in the first lap collision that resulted in a red flag. They did not take the restart[4] but are listed as 'Retired' in the official results

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Italian Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 190–191. ISBN 1-874557-36-5.
  2. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1995". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "1995 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Derick Allsop (11 September 1995). "Hill and Schumacher hit boiling point". The Independent. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Murray's Memories: Johnny Herbert wins the 1995 Italian GP". BBC Sport. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Italy 1995 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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