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The 1995 British Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XLVIII RAC British Grand Prix, was the eighth round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, UK, on the 16 July 1995.[1] The race would see Johnny Herbert claim a maiden victory on home soil driving for Benetton-Renault, after major protagonists Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher collided.[1]

The weekend would begin with Footwork in major financial trouble, resulting in Gianni Morbidelli being dropped in favour of pay-driver Max Papis.[1] Otherwise the field appeared as it had done in France, with rumours of the Schumacher to Ferrari move growing louder and louder.[1]

Qualifying would see a familiar duel for pole position between Hill and Schumacher, with the Brit ultimately coming out on top.[1] They were trailed by Hill's teammate David Coulthard, while Herbert would claim fifth behind Gerhard Berger.[1]

The start of the race would see Hill sprint into an early lead, although it was Jean Alesi who stole the show, leaping from sixth to second.[1] Indeed, the Frenchman's intervention would prove invaluable to Hill, who was able to establish a fair lead on the opening lap as Alesi battled with Schumacher.[1]

The Alesi intervention would last through to lap nineteen, before pitstops saw the #27 Ferrari tumble down the order.[1] The majority of the field would opt for a two stop strategy, although Schumacher in second once Alesi pitted, gambled on a one-stop.[1]

As a result of their split strategies Hill would lose the lead to Schumacher after his second stop, although it was clear that the Brit had far more pace than the Benetton.[1] Indeed, it was not long before the #5 Williams-Renault swept onto the back of the similarly engined #1 Benetton, with Hill launching a bid for the lead on lap 46.[1]

That, ultimately, proved to be a mistake, with Schumacher steering into the side of the Williams having been unable to see the lunge, resulting in the pair making heavy contact.[1] The result was two damaged cars beached in the gravel at Priory, with both drivers refusing to take the blame, while Herbert assumed the lead ahead of Coulthard.[1]

Coulthard would, however, have to catch onto the back of the Benetton before he could challenge for the lead, having got caught behind Alesi for a second time after his first stop.[1] An excellent string of laps would see Coulthard catch and ultimately pass his compatriot, only for all his hard work to be undone by a ten second stop-go penalty, issued for speeding in the pitlane.[1]

The Scot duly slipped back to third behind Alesi having served his penalty, leaving Herbert with a handsome lead at the head of the field.[1] Further back there would be one last incident to decide the final order, with Rubens Barrichello and Mark Blundell colliding on the final lap, resulting in Blundell limping across the line on three wheels.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Herbert would cruise home to claim his maiden F1 victory, fifteen seconds clear of Alesi in second.[1] Coulthard duly completed the podium in a frustrated third, while Olivier Panis screamed past Blundell's three wheeled McLaren-Mercedes on the final lap to grab fourth ahead of the Brit.[1] Heinz-Harald Frentzen claimed the remaining point in sixth.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory for Michael Schumacher ensured that he left France with a controlling stake in the Championship hunt, with 46 points to his credit after seven races. That translated to an eleven point lead over Damon Hill, meaning Schumacher could afford to miss a race and still lead the Championship. Behind, Jean Alesi had lost more ground in third ahead of teammate Gerhard Berger, while David Coulthard had moved ahead of Johnny Herbert.

In the Constructors Championship it was Benetton-Renault's turn to lead the Championship, moving five points clear on 48 points. Ferrari had hence had to make way for them and dropped to second, and were just a point ahead of Williams-Renault in third. Elsewhere, Jordan-Peugeot kept their tally rolling with another points finish, enhancing their hold on fourth, with McLaren-Mercedes completing the top five.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 British 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 FW17 Renault RS7B 3.0 V10 G
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams FW17 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 Max Papis 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 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
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 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 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 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 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 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:28.124 1:48.800
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:28.397 1:48.204 +0.273s
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:28.947 1:48.012 +0.823s
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:29.657 1:51.818 +1.533s
5 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:29.867 1:55.011 +1.743s
6 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:29.874 1:48.205 +1.750s
7 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:30.083 1:51.045 +1.959s
8 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:30.140 +2.016s
9 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:30.354 1:49.152 +2.230s
10 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:30.453 56:10.060 +2.329s
11 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:30.946 1:49.414 +2.822s
12 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:31.602 1:51.059 +3.478s
13 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:31.842 1:51.657 +3.718s
14 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:32.087 1:52.054 +3.963s
15 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:32.259 2:13.471 +4.135s
16 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:33.166 1:51.086 +5.042s
17 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:34.154 1:53.097 +6.030s
18 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:34.556 1:50.959 +5.042s
19 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:35.323 +7.199s
20 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:36.023 5:51.829 +7.899s
21 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:36.076 +7.952s
22 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:36.651 1:56.374 +8.527s
23 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:48.639 +20.515s
24 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:52.398 +24.274s
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 ______________
Damon Hill 2
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 3 5 ______________
Johnny Herbert 6
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 4 7 ______________
Eddie Irvine 8
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 5 9 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 10
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 6 11 ______________
Martin Brundle 12
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 7 13 ______________
Olivier Panis 14
______________ Ukyo Katayama
Row 8 15 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 16
______________ Jean-Christophe Boullion
Row 9 17 ______________
Max Papis 18
______________ Luca Badoer
Row 10 19 ______________
Taki Inoue 20
______________ Pedro Diniz
Row 11 21 ______________
Bertrand Gachot 22
______________ Roberto Moreno
Row 12 23 ______________
Mika Salo 24
______________ Andrea Montermini

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 61 1:34:35.093 5 10
2 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 61 +16.479s 6 6
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 61 +23.888s 3 4
4 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 61 +1:33.168 13 3
5 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 61 +1:48.172 10 2
6 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 60 +1 Lap 12 1
7 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 60 +1 Lap 15
8 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 60 +1 Lap 23
9 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 60 +1 Lap 16
10 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 60 +1 Lap 18
11* 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 59 Collision 9
12 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 58 +3 Laps 21
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 48 Engine 22
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 45 Collision 2
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 45 Collision 1
Ret 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 28 Suspension 17
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 22 Out of fuel 14
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 21 Spin 24
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 20 Electrical 8
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 20 Wheel 4
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 16 Spin 11
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 16 Spin 19
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 13 Gearbox 20
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 2 Electrical 7
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Barrichello was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

It was status quo at the head of the Championship, with neither of the major protagonists managing to score after their collision. As such, Michael Schumacher had retained his eleven point lead over Damon Hill, with the Brit also coming under pressure from Jean Alesi, who left Silverstone just three points off the Brit. Elsewhere, Johnny Herbert had leapt up to fourth ahead of David Coulthard, with fourteen drivers on the board.

Benetton-Renault had been the big winners of the weekend, extending their lead in the Constructors Championship to eleven points. Ferrari were still their closest challengers, having eeked out a three point advantage over Williams-Renault in third. Jordan-Peugeot, meanwhile, remained in fourth ahead of Ligier-Mugen-Honda, the latter having moved ahead of McLaren-Mercedes on count-back.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 46
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 35
3 France Jean Alesi 32
4 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 22 ▲2
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard 17
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 17 ▼2
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 7
8 France Olivier Panis 7 ▲2
9 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 6 ▼1
10 Finland Mika Häkkinen 5 ▼1
11 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 5 ▲2
12 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5 ▼1
13 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 3 ▼1
14 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 58
2 Italy Ferrari 49
3 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 46
4 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 13
5 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 10 ▲1
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10 ▼1
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 5
8 United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 'British GP, 1995', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2014), https://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr572.html, (Accessed 09/08/2019)
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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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Cars Benetton B195 • Williams FW17 • Williams FW17B • Ferrari 412T2 • McLaren MP4/10 • McLaren MP4/10B • McLaren MP4/10C • Ligier JS41 • Jordan 195 • Sauber C14 • Footwork FA16 • Tyrrell 023 • Minardi M195 • Forti FG01 • Pacific PR02 • Simtek S951 • Larrousse LH95
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