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The 1995 Spanish Grand Prix, otherwise officially advertised as the XXXVII Gran Premio Marlboro de España, was the fourth round of the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain, on the 14 May 1995.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher claim a dominant victory to return to the Championship lead, leading home a Benetton-Renault one-two.[1]

The F1 circus would arrive at a revised Circuit de Catalunya for the fourth round of 1995, with major re-profiling of several sections and extended run-off areas.[1] Otherwise, the field would run largely as it had in San Marino, with Martin Brundle replacing Aguri Suzuki at Ligier-Mugen-Honda.[1]

Qualifying would see Schumacher sweep to pole position by a an ominously significant margin, although it would take a full night's work from Benetton to completely rebuild the car.[1] Indeed, it was Ferrari who had looked strongest on Friday, with Jean Alesi ahead of Gerhard Berger, although they had to settle for second and third on the grid.[1]

There would be confusion at the start of the race, with a wiring fault on the starting lights meaning the green lights, which officially signalled the start of the Grand Prix, failed to light up.[1] That led to several drivers being caught out, David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell the most significant victims, while others sprinted away from the grid.[1]

Schumacher was one of those to start the moment the red lights went out, and duly assumed the lead ahead of Alesi.[1] Damon Hill was next, jumping Coulthard and Berger off the grid, with Coulthard himself scrambling away in seventh, while Mansell tumbled to fourteenth.[1]

Coulthard would lose more time battling his way back into the top five, Mika Häkkinen proving particularly troublesome for the Scot.[1] Mansell, meanwhile, would spin early on before stopping in the pits, before climbing out of the car and walking away, ending his F1 career on the spot with his McLaren-Mercedes declared "undriveable".[1]

Back into the race itself and Schumacher would set a stunning series of laps in the early stages to build a huge lead, although Alesi and Hill would gradually close the gap as the race wore on.[1] Hill would then drop back having opted to use a three-stop strategy, leaving Alesi as the only significant threat to Schumacher.[1]

That was, until the #27 Ferrari's engine failed, leaving Schumacher on his own at the head of the field ahead of Hill and Coulthard.[1] Coulthard subsequently dropped out of the race with a gearbox issue, while Hill's race was ruined on the final lap, a hydraulic leak on his gearbox seeing his pace collapse.[1]

Schumacher duly won the race at a canter, almost a full minute ahead of teammate Johnny Herbert whom had passed Hill's limping Williams-Renault on the final lap.[1] Berger had also streaked past the #5 Williams on the final lap to complete the podium, with Hill limping across the line in fourth ahead of Eddie Irvine and Olivier Panis.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1995 Spanish 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 MP4/10B 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 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]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:23.535 1:21.452
2 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 1:23.104 1:22.052 +0.600s
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:23.458 1:22.071 +0.619s
4 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:23.496 1:22.332 +0.880s
5 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:24.356 1:22.349 +0.897s
6 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:24.891 1:23.352 +1.900s
7 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 1:24.461 1:23.536 +2.084s
8 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 1:26.413 1:23.705 +2.253s
9 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.427 1:23.833 +2.381s
10 7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.246 1:23.927 +2.475s
11 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:26.747 1:24.727 +3.275s
12 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:25.655 1:24.802 +3.350s
13 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:26.462 1:24.971 +3.519s
14 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:27.280 1:25.053 +3.601s
15 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1:25.902 1:25.204 +3.752s
16 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:27.666 1:25.827 +4.375s
17 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 1:26.033 1:25.946 +4.494s
18 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 1:26.846 1:26.059 +4.607s
19 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:28.008 1:26.619 +5.167s
20 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 1:28.305 1:27.007 +5.555s
21 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:28.563 1:27.345 +5.893s
22 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 1:28.312 1:27.575 +6.123s
23 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:29.942 1:28.094 +6.642s
24 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 1:30.429 1:28.598 +7.146s
25 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:31.063 1:28.963 +7.511s
26 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 1:30.578 1:29.540 +8.088s
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
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 2 3 ______________
Gerhard Berger 4
______________ David Coulthard
Row 3 5 ______________
Damon Hill 6
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 4 7 ______________
Johnny Herbert 8
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 5 9 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 10
______________ Nigel Mansell
Row 6 11 ______________
Martin Brundle 12
______________ Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Row 7 13 ______________
Mika Salo 14
______________ Gianni Morbidelli
Row 8 15 ______________
Olivier Panis 16
______________ Jos Verstappen
Row 9 17 ______________
Ukyo Katayama 18
______________ Taki Inoue
Row 10 19 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 20
______________ Karl Wendlinger
Row 11 21 ______________
Luca Badoer 22
______________ Domenico Schiattarella
Row 12 23 ______________
Andrea Montermini* 24
______________ Bertrand Gachot
Row 13 25 ______________
Roberto Moreno 26
______________ Pedro Diniz
  • * Montermini was unable to start the race due to a gearbox failure.[6]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 65 1:34:20.507 1 10
2 2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 65 +51.988s 7 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 65 +1:05.237 3 4
4 5 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams-Renault 65 +2:01.749 5 3
5 15 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ireland Jordan-Hart 64 +1 Lap 6 2
6 26 France Olivier Panis France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 64 +1 Lap 15 1
7 14 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ireland Jordan-Hart 64 +1 Lap 8
8 30 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 64 +1 Lap 12
9 25 United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 64 +1 Lap 11
10 4 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 64 +1 Lap 13
11 9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 63 +2 Laps 14
12 12 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 63 +2 Laps 16
13 29 Austria Karl Wendlinger Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 63 +2 Laps 20
14 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 62 +3 Laps 19
15 11 Italy Domenico Schiattarella United Kingdom Simtek-Ford Cosworth 61 +4 Laps 22
Ret 3 Japan Ukyo Katayama United Kingdom Tyrrell-Yamaha 56 Engine 17
Ret 6 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Williams-Renault 54 Gearbox 4
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 53 Fuel system 9
Ret 10 Japan Taki Inoue United Kingdom Footwork-Hart 43 Transmission 18
Ret 16 France Bertrand Gachot United Kingdom Pacific-Ford Cosworth 43 Fire 24
Ret 22 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 39 Overheating 25
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Italy Ferrari 25 Engine 2
Ret 24 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 21 Gearbox 21
Ret 7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 18 Handling 10
Ret 21 Brazil Pedro Diniz Italy Forti-Ford Cosworth 17 Gearbox 26
DNS* 17 Italy Andrea Montermini United Kingdom Pacific-Ilmor
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.
  • * Montermini was unable to start the race due to a gearbox failure.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory for Michael Schumacher, combined with Damon Hill's last lap tumble ensured that he moved back to the top of the Championship, leaving Spain with 24 points to his name. Hill, meanwhile, would slip a point behind in second, with a nine point gap back to third placed Jean Alesi. Elsewhere, Gerhard Berger had moved up to fourth at the expense of David Coulthard, with the Scot himself slipping to sixth behind Johnny Herbert.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a very good afternoon for Benetton-Renault, with their one-two finish leaving them with 23 points. Indeed, while they had remained in third, it did ensure that they were just four points behind Championship leaders Ferrari, who had moved a point ahead of Williams-Renault to reclaim the lead. Elsewhere, McLaren-Mercedes looked to already be out of the fight in a distant fourth, while Jordan-Peugeot and Ligier-Mugen-Honda had added their names to the score sheet.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 24 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Damon Hill 23 ▼1
3 France Jean Alesi 14
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 13 ▲1
5 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 9 ▲2
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard 9 ▼2
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen 5 ▼1
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 3
9 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 2 ▲4
10 France Olivier Panis 1
11 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 1 ▼2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 27 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 26 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Renault 23
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6
5 Switzerland Sauber-Ford Cosworth 3
6 Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 2 ▲2
7 France Ligier-Mugen-Honda 1 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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V T E Spain Spanish Grand Prix
Circuits Pedralbes (1951, 1954), Jarama (1967-1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976-1981), Montjuïc (1969, 1971, 1973, 1975), Jerez (1986-1990), Catalunya (1991-Present)
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Races 19511952–195319541955–1967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982–19871986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Non-Championship Races 19231924–1925192619271928–192919301931–19321933193419351936–196619671968–19791980
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 • 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
Tyres Goodyear
Races Brazil • Argentina • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Europe • Pacific • Japan • Australia
See also 1994 Formula One Season • 1996 Formula One Season • Category
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