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The 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XI Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj, was the tenth round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary, on the 13 August 1995.[1] The race would see Damon Hill claim a dominant victory to re-ignite his title hopes, as Championship leader Michael Schumacher retired late on.[1]

Qualifying had seen Hill secure a fourth straight pole position, beating Williams-Renault teammate David Coulthard in a straight fight.[1] Schumacher, meanwhile, would claim third after a series of high speed incidents, while Jean Alesi crashed heavily on Friday en-route to sixth behind Gerhard Berger and Mika Häkkinen.[1]

The start of the race would see the two Williams-Renaults get away in flying formation, Hill sweeping into the lead ahead of Coulthard.[1] Schumacher briefly challenged the Scot but had to settle for third, with the rest of the field largely getting away in grid order.[1]

Immediately, Hill began to ease away at the head of the field, leaving Coulthard and Schumacher to fight for second.[1] Those two would also pull clear of the fight for fourth between the two Ferraris and Häkkinen, which would be settled when the Finn's Mercedes blew itself apart in the back of his McLaren.[1]

Yet, the Hungaroring was not a circuit famed for overtaking, and so it would take a mistake from Coulthard to allow Schumacher to sweep into second.[1] With that the German ace went charging off after Hill, although he would be unable to make serious in-roads into the Brit's fifteen second lead before they swept into the pits.[1]

It was at this point that Schumacher's race went wrong, with the Benetton team suffering a failure on their fuel pump, resulting in fuel being sprayed on the floor of the garage rather then Schumacher's B195.[1] Fortunately the Benetton crew would be able to clean up the mess without incident, although Schumacher lost a huge amount of time as the team eventually managed to refuel his car.[1]

The result was a crushing lead for Hill, with the gap so large that the Brit emerged from his second stop alongside the German heading into the first corner.[1] That fight would ultimately be settled when Schumacher headed in for his second stop, with Hill untroubled for the rest of the afternoon.[1]

Schumacher, meanwhile, would run in second until an electrical issue ended his race with three laps to go, promoting Rubens Barrichello into third for Jordan-Peugeot.[1] Indeed, the Brazilian was the lead survivor of an epic fight between Ferrari, Jordan, McLaren and Ligier-Mugen-Honda, which had been settled by a series of failures.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Hill was able to cruise home to claim a dominant victory, half a minute clear of Coulthard in second.[1] The Jordan team, meanwhile, would celebrate third for Barrichello by crowding the pitwall, only to see the Brazilian's engine expire as he came through the final corner.[1] He duly came across the line in seventh, having been passed by Berger, Johnny Herbert, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Olivier Panis in the sprint to the line, just 1.2 seconds covering the quintet.[1]

As a result of Barrichello's failure the Jordan team would never climb on the pitwall again before the end of a Grand Prix out of superstition. The race was also notable for an incident involving Taki Inoue, who would be struck by the safety car while grabbing an extinguisher for his Footwork-Hart.

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 Hungarian 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 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 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 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:18.374 1:16.982
2 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:19.000 1:17.366 +0.384s
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:19.490 1:17.558 +0.576s
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:19.033 1:18.059 +1.077s
5 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.577 1:18.363 +1.381s
6 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:20.134 1:18.968 +1.986s
7 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:21.246 1:19.499 +2.517s
8 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:21.818 1:19.748 +2.766s
9 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:21.878 1:20.072 +3.090s
10 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:20.952 1:20.160 +3.178s
11 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:21.234 1:20.413 +3.431s
12 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:22.345 1:20.543 +3.561s
13 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.663 1:20.640 +3.658s
14 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 1:21.874 1:20.902 +3.920s
15 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:22.600 1:21.156 +4.174s
16 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:24.440 1:21.624 +4.642s
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:22.866 1:21.702 +4.720s
18 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:24.656 1:22.081 +5.099s
19 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:22.766 1:22.161 +5.179s
20 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:23.275 +6.293s
21 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:26.059 1:24.351 +7.369s
22 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:25.465 1:24.371 +7.389s
23 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:25.934 1:24.695 +7.713s
24 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:27.342 1:26.570 +9.588s
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
______________ David Coulthard
Row 2 3 ______________
Michael Schumacher 4
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 3 5 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 6
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 4 7 ______________
Eddie Irvine 8
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 5 9 ______________
Johnny Herbert 10
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 6 11 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 12
______________ Luca Badoer
Row 7 13 ______________
Mark Blundell 14
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 8 15 ______________
Pedro Lamy 16
______________ Mika Salo
Row 9 17 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 18
______________ Taki Inoue
Row 10 19 ______________
Jean-Christophe Boullion 20
______________ Max Papis
Row 11 21 ______________
Roberto Moreno 22
______________ Andrea Montermini
Row 12 23 ______________
Pedro Diniz 24
______________ Giovanni Lavaggi

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 77 1:46:25.721 1 10
2 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 77 +33.398s 2 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 76 +1 Lap 4 4
4 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 76 +1 Lap 9 3
5 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 76 +1 Lap 11 2
6 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 76 +1 Lap 10 1
7 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 76 +1 Lap 14
8 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 12
9 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 74 +3 Laps 15
10 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 74 +3 Laps 19
11* 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 73 Engine 3
12 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 73 +4 Laps 22
13* 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 70 Clutch 7
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 67 Engine 8
Ret 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 58 Throttle 16
Ret 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 54 Fuel leak 13
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 46 Spin 17
Ret 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 45 Brakes 20
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 42 Engine 6
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 32 Engine 23
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 13 Engine 18
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 8 Gearbox 21
Ret 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 5 Spin 24
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 3 Engine 5
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Schumacher and Irvine were still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory for Damon Hill would alleviate fears that Michael Schumacher was simply going to runaway with the title, the Brit leaving Hungary eleven behind the German ace. Indeed, it seemed as if the pair had very similar pace, and it was only the unreliability and accident factor that was keeping the two apart in the Championship. Jean Alesi, meanwhile, had lost ground in third, while David Coulthard had moved ahead of Johnny Herbert to secure fourth.

Benetton-Renault had seen their lead atop the Constructors Championship severely wounded, leaving Hungary with only six points in hand over the team in second. That team was Williams-Renault, with their first one-two of the season carrying them ahead of Ferrari and onto Benetton's similarly powered tail. Ferrari themselves, meanwhile, would slip eleven points behind Williams, but still had a huge margin over fourth placed Jordan-Peugeot.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 45
3 France Jean Alesi 32
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 29 ▲1
5 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 25 ▼1
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 25
7 France Olivier Panis 8 ▲1
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 7 ▼1
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 7 ▲3
10 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 6 ▼1
11 Finland Mika Häkkinen 5 ▼1
12 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 5 ▼1
13 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 3
14 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 2
15 Japan Aguri Suzuki 1
16 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 74
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 68 ▲1
3 Italy Ferrari 57 ▼1
4 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 13
5 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 12
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 9
8 United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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V T E Hungary Hungarian 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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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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