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The 1995 Argentine Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the XVIII Gran Premio Marlboro de la Republica Argentina, was the second round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 9 April 1995.[1] The race would see Damon Hill claim a dominant victory, albeit after teammate David Coulthard was forced to surrender a sizeable lead due to a throttle issue.[1]

The build-up to the weekend was dominated by the fallout from the Brazilian Grand Prix, with the results of that race still listed as provisional.[1] Indeed, an FIA Court of Appeal meeting was scheduled for the 13 April to resolve the issue, after it was found that Michael Schumacher and Coulthard had used illegal Elf fuel during the race.[1] They had both been disqualified after post-race scrutineering, although both Benetton-Renault and Williams-Renault had protested.[1]

Into the Argentine weekend itself and rain would dictate the qualifying order, with numerous incidents throughout the field.[1] Ultimately it was Coulthard who emerged on pole position, taking advantage of a brief dry spell to shoot to the head of the timesheets, ahead of teammate Hill, while Schumacher shared the second row with the Jordan-Peugeot of Eddie Irvine.[1]

Conditions were a marked improvement on raceday, with a huge crowd including President Carlos Mennem arriving to watch the race.[1] The warm-up duly passed without issue, with teams spending a lot of time on circuit trying out dry weather setups for the first time all weekend.[1]

That, however, would do them no good at the start, with Schumacher practically limping away from the line to gift Coulthard and Hill a clean run into the first corner.[1] However, Schumacher would be saved by a red flag a few seconds after the start, after Jean Alesi spun in the middle of the pack at the first corner, resulting in cars being littered across the circuit.[1]

The order was reset and the race restarted from the grid, with Schumacher this time getting a good enough launch to challenge Hill into the first corner.[1] The #1 Benetton duly swept ahead of the #5 Williams to claim second behind Coulthard as, a few yards behind, Mika Häkkinen took himself out of the race with a mistimed lunge on Irvine's Jordan in his McLaren-Mercedes.[1]

Coulthard looked inspired during the early stages of the race, dropping Schumacher and Hill at an impressive rate to secure an early lead.[1] Indeed, it was only when the Scot's Renault went off-song that the duo caught up, and duly went charging past the #6 Williams when it coughed a second time.[1]

The Schumacher/Hill fight intensified from that moment on, with the German ace withstanding the Brit's pressure for five laps before relinquishing the lead.[1] With that Hill would sprint away to build a handsome lead over the rest of the field, leaving Schumacher to slowly tumble back towards a recovering Coulthard.[1]

Unfortunately for Coulthard there would be no retribution, the Scot suffering a gearbox failure soon after getting back into striking distance of Schumacher.[1] Hill, meanwhile, would continue to build his lead both prior to and after the stops, with a slow second stop for Schumacher allowing Jean Alesi to jump into second.[1]

With that the race was run, with Hill cruising across the line to claim his tenth career victory.[1] Alesi would finish second ahead of Schumacher, with Johnny Herbert, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Gerhard Berger claiming the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory, albeit one that was retroactively re-awarded, would see Michael Schumacher claim an early Championship lead after the opening round, four points ahead of David Coulthard in second. Gerhard Berger was next ahead of Mika Häkkinen, while Jean Alesi and Mark Blundell were the only other scorers at the opening round.

In the Constructors Championship there would be major implications for Williams-Renault and Benetton-Renault for using "illegal" fuel, with both teams forfeiting their points for the opening round. That meant it was Ferrari who led the way after the opening weekend on six points, with McLaren-Mercedes the only other scorers on four.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 Argentine Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B195 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G
2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B195 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G
3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha Tyrrell 023 Yamaha OX10C 3.0 V10 G
4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Nokia Tyrrell Yamaha Tyrrell 023 Yamaha OX10C 3.0 V10 G
5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW17 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW17 Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G
7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10 Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 G
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10 Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 G
9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork Hart Footwork FA16 Hart 830 3.0 V8 G
10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork Hart Footwork FA16 Hart 830 3.0 V8 G
11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom MTV Simtek Ford Simtek S951 Ford Cosworth EDB 3.0 V8 G
12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom MTV Simtek Ford Simtek S951 Ford Cosworth EDB 3.0 V8 G
14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Total Jordan Peugeot Jordan 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 V10 G
15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Total Jordan Peugeot Jordan 195 Peugeot A10 3.0 V10 G
16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Ltd. Pacific PR02 Ford Cosworth EDC 3.0 V8 G
17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Ltd. Pacific PR02 Ford Cosworth EDC 3.0 V8 G
19 France Christophe Bouchut France Junior Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH95 Ford Cosworth EDD 3.0 V8 G
20 France Érik Comas France Junior Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH95 Ford Cosworth EDD 3.0 V8 G
21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Parmalat Forti Ford Forti FG01 Ford Cosworth EDD 3.0 V8 G
22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Parmalat Forti Ford Forti FG01 Ford Cosworth EDD 3.0 V8 G
23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M195 Ford Cosworth EDM 3.0 V8 G
24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi Scuderia Italia Minardi M195 Ford Cosworth EDM 3.0 V8 G
25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS41 Mugen-Honda MF301 3.0 V10 G
26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS41 Mugen-Honda MF301 3.0 V10 G
27 France Jean Alesi Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T2 Ferrari 044/1 3.0 V12 G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T2 Ferrari 044/1 3.0 V12 G
29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber C14 Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 G
30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Ford Sauber C14 Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1995 Argentine Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:54.670 1:53.241
2 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:55.677 1:54.057 +0.816s
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:57.056 1:54.272 +1.031s
4 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:56.615 1:54.381 +1.140s
5 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:56.449 1:54.529 +1.288s
6 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:55.213 1:54.637 +1.396s
7 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:57.738 1:54.757 +1.516s
8 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:56.260 1:55.276 +2.035s
9 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:55.583 1:56.168 +2.342s
10 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:56.746 1:56.114 +2.873s
11 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:57.068 1:57.341 +3.827s
12 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:57.684 1:57.092 +3.851s
13 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:57.167 1:57.657 +3.926s
14 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 2:02.410 1:57.231 +3.990s
15 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:59.909 1:57.484 +4.243s
16 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:58.066 2:01.059 +4.825s
17 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:58.660 1:58.767 +5.419s
18 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:59.204 1:58.824 +5.583s
19 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 2:01.446 1:58.882 +5.641s
20 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 2:02.806 1:59.539 +6.298s
21 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 2:01.774 2:00.751 +7.510s
22 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 2:01.763 43:31.316 +8.522s
23 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 2:04.050 2:09.359 +10.809s
24 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 2:04.481 2:15.398 +11.240s
25 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 2:05.932 +12.691s
26 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 2:07.298 +14.057s
WD 19 France Christophe Bouchut France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth Withdrawn
WD 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth Withdrawn
Source:[3][4][5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 David Coulthard
Damon Hill ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Michael Schumacher
Eddie Irvine ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Mika Häkkinen
Jean Alesi ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Mika Salo
Gerhard Berger ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Rubens Barrichello* ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Johnny Herbert
Gianni Morbidelli ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Luca Badoer
Jos Verstappen ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Ukyo Katayama
Pierluigi Martini ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Mark Blundell
Olivier Panis ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Aguri Suzuki
Domenico Schiattarella ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Karl Wendlinger
Andrea Montermini ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Bertrand Gachot
Roberto Moreno ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Pedro Diniz
Taki Inoue ______________
  • * Barrichello would take the restart from the pitlane.[5]
  • Badoer was unable to take the restart.[5]
  • Wendlinger would start from the back of the grid after stalling on the formation lap.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1995 Argentine Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 72 1:53:14.532 2 10
2 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 72 +6.407s 6 6
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 72 +33.376s 3 4
4 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 71 +1 Lap 11 3
5 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 70 +2 Laps 9 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 70 +2 Laps 8 1
7 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 70 +2 Laps 18
8 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 69 +3 Laps 15
9 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 68 +4 Laps 20
NC* 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 63 +9 Laps 25
NC* 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 63 +9 Laps 24
Ret 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 48 Collision 7
Ret 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 47 Collision 19
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 44 Spin 16
Ret 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 43 Electrical 12
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 40 Spin 26
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 33 Oil pressure 10
Ret 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 23 Gearbox 14
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 16 Electrical 1
Ret 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 9 Oil leak 17
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 6 Engine 4
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1 Collision 22
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 5
Ret 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 23
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 21
DNS 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth
WD 19 France Christophe Bouchut France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth
WD 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Diniz and Moreno were unable to be classified as they had failed to complete 90% of the race distance.[6]
  • Badoer was unable to take the restart due to damage sustained in the original start.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher would assume the lead of the Championship on the 13 April after the FIA Court of Appeal ruling regarding the 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix, leaving him on 14 points after two races. Damon Hill, meanwhile, had used victory in Argentina to leap into second, four behind the man who had beaten him to the crown in 1994. Jean Alesi was a further two points back in third, with nine drivers on the score sheet.

In contrast the FIA ruling on the 13 April would have little effect on the Constructors Championship, leaving Ferrari at the head of the hunt on 13 points. Best of the rest were Williams-Renault on ten points, while Benetton-Ford Cosworth sat in third (but would have been leading had the ruling been marginally different). McLaren-Mercedes and Sauber-Ford Cosworth were the only other scorers after the opening two rounds.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 14
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 10 ▲9
3 France Jean Alesi 8 ▲2
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 6 ▼2
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 5 ▼2
6 Finland Mika Häkkinen 3 ▼2
7 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 3 ▲4
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2 ▲3
9 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 1 ▼3
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 14
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 10 ▲5
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 7 ▲4
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4 ▼2
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 2 ▲2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Argentina 1995: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1995/argentine/engages.aspx, (Accessed 07/08/2019)
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V T E Argentina Argentine Grand Prix
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V T E 1995 Formula One Season
Teams Benetton • Tyrrell • Williams • McLaren • Footwork • Simtek • Jordan • Pacific • Larrousse • Forti • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Sauber
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Peugeot • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers Schumacher • 2 Herbert • 3 Katayama • 3 Tarquini • 4 Salo • 5 Hill • 6 Coulthard • 7 Blundell • 7 Mansell • 8 Häkkinen • 8 Magnussen • 9 Morbidelli • 9 Papis • 10 Inoue • 11 Schiattarella • 12 Verstappen • 14 Barrichello • 15 Irvine • 16 Gachot • 16 Lavaggi • 16 Délétraz • 17 Montermini • 19 Bouchut • 20 Comas • 21 Diniz • 22 Moreno • 23 Martini • 23 Lamy • 24 Badoer • 25 Suzuki • 25 Brundle • 26 Panis • 27 Alesi • 28 Berger • 29 Wendlinger • 29 Boullion • 30 Frentzen
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