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The 1995 Australian Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LX EDS Australian Grand Prix, was the seventeenth and final round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia, on the 12 November 1995.[1] The race would see Damon Hill round out the season with a dominant victory, with his two lap margin matching a record set by Jackie Stewart at the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix.[1]

It proved to be a weekend of records, with the official race attendance listed as 210,000, a tally not beaten until the 2000 United States Grand Prix.[1] It would also be the last Grand Prix to be held on the streets of Adelaide, with F1 set to move to the city of Melbourne from 1996 onward.[1]

Into the weekend itself and qualifying was overshadowed by a huge shunt for Mika Häkkinen at Brewery Bend, a crash that left the Finn unable to race with head injuries, which would require a long stay in hospital.[1] Hill, meanwhile, would sweep to pole position ahead of teammate David Coulthard, while World Champion Michael Schumacher lined up in third ahead of the Ferraris.[1]

Coulthard made the best getaway at the start of the race, sprinting ahead of Hill to claim the lead.[1] Schumacher, meanwhile, would see his bid for victory effectively ruined at the start, as he found himself stuck behind Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi after a poor start.[1]

Schumacehr lost a lot of time and tyre grip fighting the Ferraris, taking five laps to vault past both Berger and Alesi.[1] That ensured that he was too far back to entertain a challenge to the two Williams-Renaults, which had blasted away in the early stages.[1]

Indeed, it was only when Coulthard clouted the wall when heading into the pits that Williams looked vulnerable, the Scot ultimately retiring due to the damage sustained in the impact.[1] Hill therefore inherited the lead, which would blossom to over a full minute during the first pitstop window as Schumacher and Alesi collided after their stops.[1]

Berger was left to pick-up the chase for Hill, although his engine would fail to hand the torch to Heinz-Harald Frentzen.[1] The German racer subsequently suffered a gearbox failure, gifting second to Johnny Herbert, until he suffered driveshaft failure, while Eddie Irvine dropped out with a complete loss of pneumatic pressure.[1]

That left Hill with a lap and a half's advantage of Olivier Panis in second, although the Ligier-Mugen-Honda would lose a lot of pace in the closing stages.[1] Hill duly swept past for a second time en-route to his fourth win of the season, with fastest lap ensuring that he also claimed his second Hattrick of the campaign.[1]

Behind, Panis would limp his Ligier across the line to claim second, with Gianni Morbidelli running out of time to catch the Frenchman.[1] Regardless, Morbidelli would be delighted to secure his maiden podium finish ahead of Mark Blundell, while Mika Salo and Pedro Lamy picked up the remaining points after a late duel for fifth.[1]

That brought an end to the 1995 edition of Formula One, with Bon Jovi headlining an end-of-season concert that had become a tradition during the trips to Adelaide.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher added to his already all-conquering tally with victory in Japan, leaving Suzuka with 102 points to his name. Damon Hill, meanwhile, had secured second in the Championship for a second successive season, although he would be out to beat Schumacher at the season finale to reverse his recent run of relatively poor form. David Coulthard, meanwhile, would face a fight to hold third at the finale, with Johnny Herbert and Jean Alesi both within striking distance.

A second double-podium of the season for Benetton-Renault ensured that they claimed the Constructors Championship with a race to spare, ending the weekend on 137 points. Williams-Renault would therefore have to settle for second on 102 points, while Ferrari were confirmed in third on 73. The intrigue heading into the finale would therefore be on the fight to complete the top five, with McLaren-Mercedes and Jordan-Peugeot leading that fight ahead of the trip to Australia.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 Australian 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 RS7B 3.0 V10 G
2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B195 Renault RS7B 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 FW17B Renault RS7B 3.0 V10 G
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW17B Renault RS7B 3.0 V10 G
7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 G
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10B 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
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 Pacific PR02 Ford Cosworth EDC 3.0 V8 G
17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Pacific PR02 Ford Cosworth EDC 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 Portugal Pedro Lamy 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 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS41 Mugen-Honda MF-301 3.0 V10 G
26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier JS41 Mugen-Honda MF-301 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 Australian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:15.505 1:15.988
2 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:15.628 1:15.792 + 0.123s
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:16.039 1:15.839 + 0.334s
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:15.932 1:16.994 + 0.427s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 15:52.653 1:16.305 + 0.800s
6 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:16.837 1:16.647 + 1.142s
7 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:16.725 1:16.971 + 1.220s
8 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:17.289 1:16.950 + 1.445s
9 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:17.197 1:17.116 + 1.611s
10 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.348 1:17.721 + 1.843s
11 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:17.788 1:17.624 + 2.119s
12 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:18.033 1:18.065 + 2.528s
13 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:18.814 1:18.391 + 2.886s
14 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:18.604 1:19.083 + 3.099s
15 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:19.285 1:18.810 + 3.305s
16 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:18.828 1:19.114 + 3.323s
17 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:18.875 1:19.114 + 3.370s
18 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:19.561 No time + 4.056s
19 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:19.764 1:19.677 + 4.172s
20 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:21.419 1:20.657 + 5.152s
21 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:22.154 1:20.878 + 5.373s
22 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:21.659 1:21.870 + 6.154s
23 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:22.881 1:21.998 + 6.493s
24* 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.998 + 22.483s
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.
  • * Häkkinen was unable to start the race due to an accident during qualifying.[5]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Damon Hill 2
______________ David Coulthard
Row 2 3 ______________
Michael Schumacher 4
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 3 5 ______________
Jean Alesi 6
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 4 7 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 8
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 5 9 ______________
Eddie Irvine 10
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 6 11 ______________
Martin Brundle 12
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 7 13 ______________
Gianni Morbidelli 14
______________ Mika Salo
Row 8 15 ______________
Luca Badoer* 16
______________ Ukyo Katayama
Row 9 17 ______________
Pedro Lamy 18
______________ Karl Wendlinger
Row 10 19 ______________
Taki Inoue 20
______________ Roberto Moreno
Row 11 21 ______________
Pedro Diniz 22
______________ Andrea Montermini
Row 12 23 ______________
Bertrand Gachot 24
______________
  • * Badoer was unable to start the race due to an electronic failure.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 81 1:49:15.946 1 10
2 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 79 + 2 Laps 12 6
3 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 79 + 2 Laps 13 4
4 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 79 + 2 Laps 10 3
5 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 78 + 3 Laps 14 2
6 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 78 + 3 Laps 17 1
7 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 77 + 4 Laps 21
8 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 76 + 5 Laps 23
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 70 Engine 16
Ret 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 69 Driveshaft 8
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 62 Engine 9
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 39 Gearbox 6
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 34 Engine 4
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 29 Spun off 11
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 25 Collision damage 3
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 23 Collision 5
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 21 Accident damage 20
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 20 Spun off 7
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 19 Accident 2
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 15 Spun off 19
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 8 Physical 18
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 2 Gearbox 22
DNS* 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth
DNS 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
Source:[6][7]
  • * Badoer was unable to start the race due to an electrical failure.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

With that the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship came to its conclusion, with Michael Schumacher proclaimed as Champion on 102 points. Damon Hill would finish as runner-up for the second successive season, ending the season on 69, while David Coulthard claimed third on 49. Johnny Herbert was next with 45 points to his name, while Jean Alesi rounded out the top five on 42.

In the Constructors Championship it was Benetton-Renault who ended the season as the best combination in the field, ending the season on 137 points. Williams-Renault ended the season in second, claiming 112 points across the campaign, while Ferrari were third, having claimed 73 points. Fourth would go to the new McLaren-Mercedes combination, a long way back on 30 points, while Ligier-Mugen-Honda secured fifth with 24.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 102
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 69
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 49
4 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 45
5 France Jean Alesi 42
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 31
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen 17
8 France Olivier Panis 16 ▲3
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 15 ▼1
10 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 13 ▲2
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 11 ▼2
12 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 10 ▼2
13 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 7
14 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 5 ▲3
15 Finland Mika Salo 5 ▼1
16 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 3 ▼1
17 Japan Aguri Suzuki 1 ▼1
18 Portugal Pedro Lamy 1 ▲7
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 137
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 112
3 Italy Ferrari 73
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 30
5 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 24 ▲1
6 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 21 ▼1
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 18
8 United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 5 ▲1
9 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 5 ▼1
10 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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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
Other Drivers Fisichella
Cars Benetton B195 • Williams FW17 • Ferrari 412T2 • McLaren MP4/10 • Ligier JS41 • Jordan 195 • Sauber C14 • Footwork FA16 • Tyrrell 023 • Minardi M195 • Forti FG01 • Pacific PR02 • Simtek S951 • Larrousse LH95
Tyres Goodyear
Races Brazil • Argentina • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Europe • Pacific • Japan • Australia
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