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The 1995 Italian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LXVI Pioneer Gran Premio d'Italia, was the twelfth round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy, on the 10 September 1995.[1] The race would see title protagonists Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher clash for the second race in succession, with various other incidents allowing Johnny Herbert to claim his second career victory.[1]

The weekend would start with a dominant display from David Coulthard, who swept to pole position for Williams-Renault having recently been told he would be dropped for 1996 in favour of Jacques Villeneuve.[1] Schumacher lined up in second ahead of the first Ferrari of Berger, while Hill claimed fourth after an engine failure.[1]

There would, however, be confusion when it came to start the race, with Coulthard spinning on the formation lap at Ascari, before heading into the pits having recovered.[1] Schumacher hence sprinted away to claim an early lead when the lights went out, only for the race to be almost instantly halted by a red flag.[1]

The cause was a huge accident in the midfield heading out of Ascari, with Max Papis spinning on the gravel kicked up by Coulthard, before being collected by a spinning Andrea Montermini.[1] Roberto Moreno and Pedro Lamy were also involved, resulting in a blocked circuit, with the red flag period allowing Coulthard to jump into the spare Williams.[1]

With that the order was reset to how it qualified, with Coulthard restored to pole, albeit in a car setup for Hill.[1] He duly sprinted away at the restart to claim an early lead, while Berger got the jump on Schumacher into the first corner to claim second.[1]

Unfortunately for Coulthard his race was ended early on by a front wheel bearing failure, sending him into the barriers.[1] That left Berger in the lead ahead of Schumacher and Hill, who were dicing hard over second as the leaders began to catch the backmarkers.[1]

Indeed, it would be as the pair came to lap Taki Inoue that their controversial clash occurred, with Hill getting out of shape after Inoue drifted into his path, resulting in him smacking into the back of Schumacher.[1] The German racer blamed Hill, Hill blamed Inoue, and the stewards opted to half-agree with Schumacher, handing Hill a suspended one-race ban.[1]

Regardless, with the two title protagonists out it was now a Ferrari one-two, with Berger ahead of Jean Alesi, and no one around to challenge them.[1] As such it was down to Ferrari themselves to ruin their chances of a first home win since 1988.[1]

Their first mistake was to ruin Berger's stop, resulting in the Austrian dropping behind teammate Alesi.[1] He duly charged onto the back of the Alesi after the Frenchman's stop, only for a camera to fall off the Frenchman's car through Curva Grande and bounce right into Berger's path.[1] The camera smashed the Austrian's suspension, and hence resulted in the #28 Ferrari flying into the gravel trap.[1]

Alesi's race would subsequently be ended by a wheel bearing failure, handing the lead, and ultimately victory, to Herbert in the #2 Benetton-Renault.[1] Mika Häkkinen was next for McLaren-Mercedes after a lonely race, while Heinz-Harald Frentzen inherited his first podium finish late on, after the two Jordan-Peugeots imploded with failures late on.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory for Michael Schumacher ensured that the German ace extended his Championship lead, although he was on the verge of missing a race if he received another reprimand. Regardless, Schumacher left Spa with fifteen points in hand over Damon Hill in second, with the Brit realistically the only man capable of challenging the German. Behind, another pointless weekend for Jean Alesi saw him lose more ground in third, with David Coulthard and Johnny Herbert completing the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Benetton-Renault had gained some breathing room, moving ten clear of Williams-Renault at the head of the hunt. Those two were hence set to fight for the crown amongst themselves, with Ferrari having slipped 27 points behind the leaders after another weekend of poor reliability. Behind, Ligier-Mugen-Honda had moved into fourth ahead of Jordan-Peugeot, while McLaren-Mercedes and Sauber-Ford Cosworth inched closer to the Irish squad.

Entry listEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:25.516 1:24.462
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:26.098 1:25.026 +0.564s
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:25.904 1:25.353 +0.891s
4 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:25.912 1:25.699 +1.237s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:26.323 1:25.707 +1.245s
6 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:26.981 1:25.919 +1.457s
7 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.895 1:25.920 +1.458s
8 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:26.631 1:26.433 +1.971s
9 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.308 1:26.472 +2.010s
10 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:27.245 1:26.541 +2.079s
11 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:29.200 1:27.067 +2.605s
12 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:27.573 1:27.271 +2.809s
13 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:28.418 1:27.384 +2.922s
14 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:30.997 1:28.741 +4.279s
15 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:28.870 +4.408s
16 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:29.535 1:29.028 +4.566s
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.399 1:29.287 +4.825s
18 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:30.731 1:29.559 +5.097s
19 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:29.936 1:31.402 +5.474s
20 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:30.632 1:30.515 +6.053s
21 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:32.121 1:30.721 +6.259s
22 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:32.491 1:30.834 +6.372s
23 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:32.540 1:31.102 +7.640s
24 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:32.935 1:32.470 +8.008s
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 ______________
David Coulthard 2
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 2 3 ______________
Gerhard Berger 4
______________ Damon Hill
Row 3 5 ______________
Jean Alesi 6
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 4 7 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 8
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 5 9 ______________
Mark Blundell 10
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 6 11 ______________
Martin Brundle 12
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 7 13 ______________
Olivier Panis 14
______________ Jean-Christophe Boullion
Row 8 15 ______________
Max Papis 16
______________ Mika Salo
Row 9 17 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 18
______________ Luca Badoer
Row 10 19 ______________
Pedro Lamy 20
______________ Taki Inoue
Row 11 21 ______________
Andrea Montermini 22
______________ Roberto Moreno
Row 12 23 ______________
Pedro Diniz 24
______________ Giovanni Lavaggi

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 53 1:18:27.916 8 10
2 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 53 +17.779s 7 6
3 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 53 +24.321s 10 4
4 7 United Kingdom Mark Blundell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 53 +28.223s 9 3
5 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 52 +1 Lap 16 2
6 29 France Jean-Christophe Boullion Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 14 1
7 9 Italy Max Papis United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 52 +1 Lap 15
8 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 52 +1 Lap 20
9 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 50 +3 Laps 23
10 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 47 +6 Laps 17
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 45 Wheel bearing 5
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 43 Clutch 6
Ret 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 40 Engine 12
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 32 Accident 3
Ret 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 26 Accident 18
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 23 Collision 2
Ret 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 23 Collision 4
Ret 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 20 Spin 13
Ret 6T United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 13 Wheel bearing 1
Ret 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 10 Puncture 11
Ret 16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 6 Spin 24
Ret 23 Portugal Pedro Lamy Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 0 Transmission 19
Ret 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 21
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 22
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

There was no change to the top of the Championship standings as a result of the Italian Grand Prix, with Schumacher and Hill still separated by fifteen points, and both holding a suspended one-race ban. Behind, however, there had been some significant changes, with Johnny Herbert having leapt up to third ahead of Jean Alesi and David Coulthard, with nine points covering the trio. Elsewhere, Mika Häkkinen had shot into the top ten behind Heinz-Harald Frentzen, with seventeen drivers on the board.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a positive day for Benetton-Renault, who were the only top three team to score in Italy. Herbert's victory ensured that they established a twenty point lead over Williams-Renault at the head of the field, while Ferrari were now 37 points behind in third. Elsewhere, McLaren-Mercedes had been another big winner, moving into fourth ahead of Sauber-Ford Cosworth, while Jordan-Peugeot slipped to seventh, albeit just seven points off of McLaren in fourth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 66
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 51
3 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 38 ▲2
4 France Jean Alesi 32 ▼1
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard 29 ▼1
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 25
7 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 14
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 11 ▲3
9 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 10 ▲2
10 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 8 ▼2
11 France Olivier Panis 8 ▼2
12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 7 ▼2
13 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 6 ▼1
14 France Jean-Christophe Boullion 3
15 Finland Mika Salo 2 ▲2
16 Japan Aguri Suzuki 1 ▼1
17 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 94
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 74
3 Italy Ferrari 57
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 21 ▲2
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 17 ▲2
6 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 16 ▼2
7 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 14 ▼2
8 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 2 ▲1
9 United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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