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The 1995 German Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LVII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland, was the ninth round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on the 30 July 1995.[1] The race, which was the first to be staged since the death of legendary five time Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, would be fondly remembered for the celebrations surrounding race winner Michael Schumacher, who would stall his car while waving to the jubilant home fans.[1]

Qualifying was arguably the best part of the weekend, with a barrage of quick laps seeing pole position exchanged numerous times between seven drivers.[1] Ultimately, however, it was Damon Hill who grabbed top spot on the grid ahead of Schumacher, with David Coulthard, Gerhard Berger, the two Jordan-Peugeots and Mika Häkkinen in the McLaren-Mercedes also involved.[1]

The start of the race saw Hill claim an early lead, edging out Schumacher on the run to the first corner.[1] Behind it would be largely grid order, with two early retirements in the form of Mika Salo and Max Papis.[1]

Unfortunately any hopes of a battle for victory came to an end at the start of the second lap, with a driveshaft failure for Hill sending the #5 Williams-Renault flying into the barriers at turn one.[1] Hill would escape unhurt, initially believing that he had hit an oil slick, with Schumacher inheriting the lead.[1]

It was at this point that Williams' strategy went out of the window, having planned to run Hill to a two stop and Coulthard on a one stop.[1] As such, Coulthard would check his pace in order to preserve both fuel and tyre life, while Schumacher, on a two stop slowly eased clear.[1]

Indeed, it was all over for Coulthard when Schumacher made two very quick stops either-side of the Scot's, leaving him with a commanding lead.[1] Elsewhere, Jean Alesi and Berger's hopes were dashed by engine failures and penalties respectively, while a promising run for Häkkinen was curtailed by a loss of pneumatic pressure.[1]

With that the race was effectively over, with Schumacher cruising across the line to claim victory, becoming the first German driver to win the German Grand Prix since Rudolf Caracciola in 1939.[1] Coulthard and Berger duly crossed the line in his wake to complete the podium, just in time to see Schumacher stall while waving to the fans at turn one.[1]

A tow-truck was scrambled to recover the German ace, which quickly dragged him down the long run into the forest.[1] After a few minutes in a now quiet corner of the black forest, Schumacher would be greeted by a huge roar from the crowd as he entered the stadium section, with fireworks and fan waving aplenty.[1]

After the race Williams would actively begin searching for a new driver, having decided that the Hill-Coulthard combination was not up to their standards after another weekend of lost points.[1] They hence invited young Canadian CART star Jacques Villeneuve, the son of the legendary Gilles Villeneuve, to begin an intense testing programme that ultimately led to the Canadian getting a full seat in 1996.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 German 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 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi 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 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 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 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:44.932 1:44.385
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:45.505 1:44.465 +0.080s
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:45.306 1:44.540 +0.155s
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:46.482 1:45.553 +1.168s
5 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:48.203 1:45.765 +1.380s
6 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:46.916 1:45.846 +1.461s
7 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:46.291 1:45.849 +1.464s
8 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:47.854 1:46.221 +1.836s
9 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:46.381 1:46.315 +1.930s
10 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:46.356 1:46.475 +1.971s
11 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:47.769 1:46.801 +2.416s
12 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:47.372 1:47.528 +2.987s
13 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:49.103 1:47.507 +3.122s
14 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:48.526 1:47.636 +3.251s
15 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:49.621 1:48.093 +3.708s
16 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:50.409 1:49.302 +4.917s
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:56.518 1:49.402 +5.017s
18 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 2:04.193 1:49.716 +5.331s
19 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:50.451 1:49.892 +5.507s
20 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:51.368 1:49.990 +5.605s
21 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:54.303 1:52.961 +8.576s
22 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:53.456 1:53.405 +9.020s
23 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:53.492 +9.107s
24 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:54.625 1:56.325 +10.240s
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 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 6
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 4 7 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 8
______________ Mark Blundell
Row 5 9 ______________
Johnny Herbert 10
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 6 11 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 12
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 7 13 ______________
Mika Salo 14
______________ Jean-Christophe Boullion
Row 8 15 ______________
Max Papis 16
______________ Luca Badoer
Row 9 17 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 18
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 10 19 ______________
Taki Inoue 20
______________ Pierluigi Martini
Row 11 21 ______________
Pedro Diniz* 22
______________ Roberto Moreno
Row 12 23 ______________
Andrea Montermini 24
______________ Giovanni Lavaggi
  • * Diniz would start the race from the pitlane.[5]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 45 1:22:56.043 2 10
2 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 45 +5.988s 3 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 45 +1:08.097 4 4
4 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 45 +1:23.436 9 3
5 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 44 +1 Lap 14 2
6 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 44 +1 Lap 18 1
7 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 44 +1 Lap 17
8 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 42 +3 Laps 23
9* 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 41 Throttle 6
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 33 Engine 7
Ret 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 32 Engine 11
Ret 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 28 Oil leak 16
Ret 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 27 Gearbox 24
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 27 Halfshaft 22
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 20 Engine 5
Ret 7 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 17 Engine 8
Ret 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 13 Water leak 12
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 12 Engine 10
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 11 Engine 20
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 9 Gearbox 19
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz United Kingdom Forti-Ford Cosworth 8 Brakes 21
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1 Halfshaft 1
Ret 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 0 Clutch 13
9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 0 Gearbox 15
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Irvine was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher would leave Hockenheim with an increasingly daunting Championship lead heading into the second half of the season, having scored 56 points across the opening nine rounds. Indeed, in failing to score Damon Hill had slipped 21 points behind the German ace, with Jean Alesi in third a further three behind, making Schumacher the overwhelming favourite. Elsewhere, Johnny Herbert had closed in on those two in fourth, while David Coulthard had edged ahead of Gerhard Berger to secure fifth.

Like their lead driver Benetton-Renault had pulled out a fair lead in the Constructors Championship at the halfway point, leaving Germany win 71 points. That left their advantage over Ferrari at eighteen points, with Williams-Renault a point off the Scuderia in third. A huge gap then followed to fourth placed Jordan-Hart, while Ligier-Mugen-Honda had moved a point ahead of McLaren-Mercedes at the halfway stage.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 35
3 France Jean Alesi 32
4 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 25
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard 23
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 21
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 7
8 France Olivier Panis 7
9 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 6
10 Finland Mika Häkkinen 5
11 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 5
12 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
13 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 3
14 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 2 ▲3
15 Japan Aguri Suzuki 1 ▲3
16 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1 ▼2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 71
2 Italy Ferrari 53
3 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 52
4 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 13
5 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 11
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 7
8 United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Germany 1995: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1995/allemagne/engages.aspx, (Accessed 09/08/2019)
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  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 '1995 German GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2014), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1995&gp=German%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 09/08/2019)
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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 • 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
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