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The XXXIII Grand Prix Molson du Canada, otherwise known as the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, was the sixth round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on the 11 June 1995.[1] The race would see Jean Alesi claim a popular maiden victory for Ferrari on his 31st birthday, prompting a track invasion as he crossed the line.[1]

The weekend had started in fairly familiar fashion, with Michael Schumacher sweeping to another dominant pole position for Benetton-Renault during qualifying.[1] Damon Hill was next ahead of Williams-Renault teammate David Coulthard, while Alesi would start from fifth behind his teammate Gerhard Berger.[1]

The start of the race proved undramatic, with Schumacher sprinting clear of the rest of the field to leave Hill and Coulthard to fight for second.[1] Behind, Alesi and Berger would get the jump on Herbert, leaving the Brit vulnerable to attack from Mika Häkkinen, although the Finn's lunge at the hairpin would ultimately result in both retiring.[1]

Coulthard was another early retirement, spinning himself out at the hairpin on lap two, leaving Hill in a lonely second.[1] However, all was not well with the Brit's Williams-Renault, and he would eventually slip behind both Ferraris before retiring completely with a gearbox failure.[1]

That left Schumacher with a healthy lead, which only grew during the pitstop phase as Ferrari messed up their strategies.[1] Indeed, while Alesi only received a minor delay, Berger's race was ruined when he stayed out too long an ran out of fuel, resulting in him coasting back to the pits and dropping out of contention.[1]

The Austrian's race would come to an ignominious end in the closing stages, a poorly timed lunge on Martin Brundle leaving both cars with terminal damage.[1] Out front, meanwhile, Schumacher was cruising to a dominant victory half a minute clear of Alesi, only for his car to suddenly jam in third gear with eleven laps to go.[1]

Schumacher was in the pits on the same lap, with a quick diagnosis revealing the fault was with the steering wheel gear-change paddles, not the gearbox.[1] A quick swap and the German was back in the fray, albeit down in fifth behind Olivier Panis.[1]

That left Alesi half a minute clear of the two Jordan-Peugeots at the head of the field, with the Frenchman duly cruising across the line to a huge amount of good will.[1] Indeed, the Canadian fans would burst into the circuit in celebration of the Frenchman's achievements, largely due to the fact that Alesi was driving the #27 Ferrari, a car wielded by Canadian hero Gilles Villeneuve.[1]

The flood of people onto the circuit would, however, cause chaos, with several near misses as the field came to complete the race.[1] Indeed, Schumacher was on the back of Panis as they came across a flock of people on the start/finish straight, forcing him to back off and finish behind the Ligier-Mugen-Honda.[1]

Ultimately the organisers would decide to strike a lap off the timesheets, although it had no affect on the order at the head of the field.[1] Alesi was still the winner ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Eddie Irvine, while Panis finished half a second clear of Schumacher in fourth.[1] Gianni Morbidelli was next to complete the points, while Mika Salo was put back ahead of Luca Badoer as a result of the late revision.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher moved five points clear atop the Championship table with his third victory of the campaign, having scored 34 points in total. Damon Hill remained his closest challenger, with those two looking set to duel for the title for a second consecutive season, with twelve points between the Brit in second, and Gerhard Berger in third. The Austrian himself was instead looking at a fight for third with teammate Jean Alesi, while Johnny Herbert completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship, meanwhile, there had been a swap of positions between Benetton-Renault and Ferrari, with the former leaping to the head of the hunt. Indeed, the British squad left Monte Carlo on 36 points, four ahead of second placed Williams-Renault, who remained in second after Hill's podium. Ferrari therefore slipped to third, five off the lead, with those three the only teams in double figures after the opening five races.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 Canadian 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 MP4/10B 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
11 Japan Hideki Noda 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
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 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:27.661 1:27.708
2 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:28.039 1:28.552 +0.378s
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:28.590 1:28.091 +0.430s
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:28.247 1:28.189 +0.528s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:28.525 1:28.474 +0.813s
6 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:29.295 1:28.498 +0.837s
7 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.406 1:28.910 +1.249s
8 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:29.021 1:29.259 +1.360s
9 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:29.393 1:29.171 +1.510s
10 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:30.279 1:29.641 +1.980s
11 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:29.809 1:30.345 +2.148s
12 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:30.285 1:30.017 +2.356s
13 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:30.854 1:30.159 +2.498s
14 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:30.880 1:30.255 +2.594s
15 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:30.657 1:30.695 +2.996s
16 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.958 1:31.382 +3.721s
17 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:31.859 1:31.445 +3.784s
18 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:31.925 1:31.838 +4.177s
19 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:32.453 1:31.853 +4.192s
20 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:33.866 1:32.841 +5.180s
21 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:33.910 1:32.894 +5.233s
22 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:32.995 +5.334s
23 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:34.000 1:35.559 +6.339s
24 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:36.187 1:34.982 +7.321s
WD 11 Japan Hideki Noda United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth Withdrawn
WD 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-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 ______________
Michael Schumacher 2
______________ Damon Hill
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 3 5 ______________
Jean Alesi 6
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 4 7 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 8
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 5 9 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 10
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 6 11 ______________
Olivier Panis 12
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 7 13 ______________
Gianni Morbidelli 14
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 8 15 ______________
Mika Salo 16
______________ Ukyo Katayama
Row 9 17 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 18
______________ Jean-Christophe Boullion
Row 10 19 ______________
Luca Badoer 20
______________ Bertrand Gachot
Row 11 21 ______________
Andrea Montermini 22
______________ Taki Inoue
Row 12 23 ______________
Roberto Moreno 24
______________ Pedro Diniz

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 68 1:44:54.171 5 10
2 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 68 + 31.477s 9 6
3 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 68 +35.980s 8 4
4 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 68 +41.314s 11 3
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 68 +44.676s 1 2
6 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 67 +1 Lap 13 1
7 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 67 +1 Lap 15
8 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 67 +1 Lap 19
9 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 66 +2 Laps 22
10* 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 61 Collision 14
11* 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 61 Collision 4
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 60 Throttle 17
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 54 Fuel system 23
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 50 Gearbox 2
Ret 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 47 Engine 10
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 42 Engine 16
Ret 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 36 Battery 20
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 26 Engine 12
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 26 Gearbox 24
Ret 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 19 Spin 18
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 5 Gearbox 21
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1 Spin 3
Ret 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 0 Collision 6
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 7
WD 11 Japan Hideki Noda United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth
WD 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Brundle and Berger were still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

In-spite of his late race failure, Michael Schumacher would leave the Canadian Grand Prix with his lead having been enhanced to seven points, having claimed 36 points across the opening six races. Damon Hill remained his closest challenger, although race winner Jean Alesi had made ground, moving onto 24 points for the season. Gerhard Berger was next ahead of Johnny Herbert, with thirteen drivers on the board.

In the Constructors Championship there had been another shuffle at the top of the field, with Ferrari taking a turn at the top of the table on 41 points. They hence bumped Benetton-Renault down to second, who dropped three behind the Scuderia, while Williams-Renault slipped to third, nine off the lead. A twenty point gap then followed to Jordan-Peugeot, fresh from their strongest weekend, with McLaren-Mercedes completing the top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 36
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 29
3 France Jean Alesi 24 ▲1
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 17 ▼1
5 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 12
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard 9
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 6 ▲7
8 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 6 ▲2
9 Finland Mika Häkkinen 5 ▼2
10 France Olivier Panis 4 ▲1
11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 4 ▼3
12 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 3 ▼3
13 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1 ▲5
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 41 ▲2
2 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 38 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 32 ▼1
4 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 12 ▲2
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 8 ▼1
6 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 4 ▲1
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 4 ▼2
8 United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1 ▲2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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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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