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The 15° Gran Premio di San Marino, otherwise known as the 1995 San Marino Grand Prix, was the third round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged on the 30 April 1995 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy.[1] The race, which was the first to be held at Imola since the tragic events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, would see Damon Hill claim victory for Williams-Renault, overcoming a race long challenge from the two Ferraris on home soil.[1]

The Imola circuit had undergone a dramatic transformation after the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger the season before, with major re-profiling of several corners.[1] Indeed, the old Tamburello corner was no more, instead replaced by a long chicane, with another chicane installed on the run to Tosa to slow the cars even further.[1]

Qualifying would see Gerhard Berger send the home fans into orbit, despite being beaten to pole position by 0.008s.[1] Indeed, it was defending Champion Michael Schumacher who grabbed top spot on the grid ahead of the Austrian's Ferrari, while Hill was beaten to third by his teammate David Coulthard.[1]

Rain arrived on Sunday morning, which present more of an issue for the teams than it did for the teams then it did for the tifosi, who arrived in droves to support Ferrari.[1] Indeed, there was a lot of debate over which tyres to use, with the top five and Rubens Barrichello opting for wets, while everyone else gambled on slicks.[1]

The start would prove that the correct choice was the wet tyre, with the top five slithering clear, while Barrichello streaked through the first corner to claim sixth.[1] Indeed, Schumacher would lead the charge ahead of Berger, with Hill getting the jump on Coulthard to leave the Scot to fend off the attentions of Jean Alesi.[1]

The top six would gain over five seconds a lap on the slick shod drivers, before all sweeping into the pits to swap to slicks themselves, having built a huge lead over the rest.[1] Schumacher was the first in and first out, although the German's race was about to come to a spectacular end.[1]

Having left the pits on slicks Schumacher's Benetton-Renault would suddenly snap sideways around the back of the circuit, sending the car into the barriers.[1] He duly climbed out of the shattered Benetton and claimed it was a failure rather than a highly likely driver error, with Benetton boss Flavio Briatore marching away from the garage within moments of the German's accident.[1]

With Schumacher out the fight for victory passed to Berger and Hill, who engaged in an excellent squabble for the lead.[1] That was, however, until Berger suffered a poor second pitstop and slipped back behind teammate Alesi, leaving Hill on his own at the head of the field.[1]

Indeed, Alesi had only just won his battle with Coulthard, the pair having brushed against one-another prior to their first stops.[1] Coulthard subsequently picked up front wing damage and had to pit again, although the Scot's race would be ruined when he managed to speed in the pitlane and was hence slapped with a ten second stop-go.[1]

With that the race was over, with Hill cruising across the line to claim victory ahead of Alesi and Berger, a result which partially pleased the tifosi.[1] Behind, Coulthard would run out of time to catch the Ferraris and so settled for fourth, while Mika Häkkinen and Heinz-Harald Frentzen completing the points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher would assume the lead of the Championship on the 13 April after the FIA Court of Appeal ruling regarding the 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix, leaving him on 14 points after two races. Damon Hill, meanwhile, had used victory in Argentina to leap into second, four behind the man who had beaten him to the crown in 1994. Jean Alesi was a further two points back in third, with nine drivers on the score sheet.

In contrast the FIA ruling on the 13 April would have little effect on the Constructors Championship, leaving Ferrari at the head of the hunt on 13 points. Best of the rest were Williams-Renault on ten points, while Benetton-Ford Cosworth sat in third (but would have been leading had the ruling been marginally different). McLaren-Mercedes and Sauber-Ford Cosworth were the only other scorers after the opening two rounds.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 San Marino 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 Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10 Mercedes FO 110 3.0 V10 G
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/10 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 Italy Domenico Schiattarella 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
France Paul Belmondo
United Kingdom Pacific Grand Prix Ltd. Pacific PR02 Ford Cosworth EDC 3.0 V8 G
19 France Christophe Bouchut France Junior Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH95 Ford Cosworth EDD 3.0 V8 G
20 France Érik Comas France Junior Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH95 Ford Cosworth EDD 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 Austria Karl Wendlinger 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]
  • * Belmondo was listed as the third driver for Pacific after questions over Montermini's fitness.[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1995 San Marino Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:27.274 1:27.413
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:27.282 1:38.801 +0.008s
3 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:27.459 1:27.600 +0.185s
4 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:27.537 1:27.512 +0.238s
5 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:27.813 1:28.431 +0.539s
6 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:28.343 +1.069s
7 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:28.516 1:41.247 +1.242s
8 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:29.403 1:29.350 +2.076s
9 7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.517 1:29.966 +2.243s
10 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:29.580 1:29.551 +2.277s
11 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:29.582 1:31.147 +2.308s
12 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:30.801 1:30.760 +3.486s
13 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.221 1:31.035 +3.761s
14 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:31.358 1:31.423 +4.084s
15 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:31.630 1:31.736 +4.356s
16 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:32.297 1:31.913 +4.639s
17 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:32.156 1:32.425 +4.882s
18 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:32.445 1:33.832 +5.171s
19 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:32.988 1:32.710 +5.436s
20 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:33.071 1:33.430 +5.797s
21 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:33.494 1:33.554 +6.220s
22 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:33.982 1:35.253 +6.618s
23 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:33.965 1:34.064 +6.691s
24 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:35.169 1:35.282 +7.895s
25 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:37.612 1:35.065 +8.791s
26 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:36.686 1:36.624 +9.350s
WD 19 France Christophe Bouchut France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth Withdrawn
WD 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-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
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 2 3 ______________
David Coulthard 4
______________ Damon Hill
Row 3 5 ______________
Jean Alesi 6
______________ Mika Häkkinen
Row 4 7 ______________
Eddie Irvine 8
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 5 9 ______________
Nigel Mansell 10
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 6 11 ______________
Gianni Morbidelli 12
______________ Olivier Panis
Row 7 13 ______________
Mika Salo 14
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 8 15 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 16
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 9 17 ______________
Jos Verstappen 18
______________ Pierluigi Martini
Row 10 19 ______________
Taki Inoue 20
______________ Luca Badoer
Row 11 21 ______________
Karl Wendlinger 22
______________ Bertrand Gachot
Row 12 23 ______________
Domenico Schiattarella 24
______________ Andrea Montermini
Row 13 25 ______________
Roberto Moreno 26
______________ Pedro Diniz

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 63 1:41:42.522 4 10
2 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 63 +18.510s 5 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 63 +43.116s 2 4
4 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 63 +51.890s 3 3
5 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 62 +1 Lap 6 2
6 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 62 +1 Lap 14 1
7 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 61 +2 Laps 8
8 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 61 +2 Laps 7
9 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 61 +2 Laps 12
10 7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 61 +2 Laps 9
11 25 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 60 +3 Laps 16
12 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 59 +4 Laps 18
13 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 59 +4 Laps 11
14 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 59 +4 Laps 20
NC* 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 56 +7 Laps 26
NC* 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 56 +7 Laps 25
Ret 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 43 Wheel 21
Ret 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 36 Gearbox 22
Ret 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 35 Suspension 23
Ret 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 31 Transmission 10
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 23 Spin 15
Ret 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 19 Engine 13
Ret 17 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 15 Gearbox 24
Ret 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 14 Gearbox 17
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 12 Spin 19
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 10 Accident 1
WD 19 France Christophe Bouchut France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth
WD 20 France Érik Comas France Larrousse-Ford Cosworth
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Diniz and Moreno were unable to be classified as they had failed to complete 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A second victory in two races had catapulted Damon Hill to the top of the Championship with three races gone, the Brit leaving San Marino six clear at the head of the field. Michael Schumacher made way for the Brit and slipped to second, level on points with Jean Alesi. David Coulthard was next, level on points with Gerhard Berger, with nine drivers on the board after three rounds.

In the Constructors Championship, meanwhile, it was Williams-Renault who left San Marino at the head of the field, despite being level on points with former leaders Ferrari. The British squad were deemed ahead courtesy of having scored two wins, with the Scuderia yet to win in 1995. Benetton-Renault, meanwhile, were a distant third, sixteen off the leaders, with McLaren-Mercedes and Sauber-Ford Cosworth the only other scorers.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Damon Hill 20 ▲1
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 14 ▼1
3 France Jean Alesi 14
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 9
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 9
6 Finland Mika Häkkinen 5
7 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 3
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 3
9 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 23 ▲1
2 Italy Ferrari 23 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 7
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 3

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 'San Marino GP, 1995', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2014), https://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr567.html, (Accessed 07/08/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'San Marino 1995: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1995/saint-marin/engages.aspx, (Accessed 07/08/2019)
  3. 'Gran Premio di San Marino - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1995/races/623/san-marino/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 07/08/2019)
  4. 'Gran Premio di San Marino - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1995/races/623/san-marino/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 07/08/2019)
  5. 'Sam Marino 1995: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1995/saint-marin/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 07/08/2019)
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 '3. San Marino 1995', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1995/saint-marin.aspx, (Accessed 08/08/2019)
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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
Other Drivers Fisichella
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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