Formula One Legends: World Championship 1995

The 1995 Formula One season was the 46th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship, which was contested over 17 races from March 26 to November 12, 1995.  The calendar was initially announced at the beginning of 1995, with the European Grand Prix now at the Nürburgring circuit. The Argentine Grand Prix was the only newly announced race, with it taking place at the Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez circuit. The circuit was due to kick off the calendar on March 12, but there were doubts over whether the circuit would be ready in time. There were also doubts over round two at Brazil, with the previous year’s death of Ayrton Senna hitting Brazil motorsport very hard. The third race in Japan was also under threat, as it was due to take place at the TI Circuit. However, the circuit was badly affected after the Great Hanshin earthquake, which hit the local infrastructure hard.

The San Marino round, Spanish round and the Italian round were also under threat, with safety works taking place and the Circuit de Catalunya in financial difficulty.On February 6, a revised calendar was announced, with the Argentine Grand Prix moved to April 9, despite the fact it had now received official clearance from FIA safety inspector Roland Bruynseraede. The Pacific round was moved due to the Kobe earthquake, with it now one week before the Japanese Grand Prix. The European Grand Prix was moved forward seven days, leaving just a seven day gap between the Portuguese and European rounds. However, some tracks still needed clearance to race.

Michael Schumacher and his team dominated the 1995 Formula 1 season. Despite resistance from Damon Hill and his Williams, nothing was possible to prevent the title of pilots and builders of Benetton.

While in Brazil arose a new pilot: Rubens Barrichello. Placed sixth last season and eleventh this, he managed his first points for the modest team Jordan.

Drivers Championship final standings

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Brazil 26/03/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 71 1:38’34.154
Argentina 09/04/1995 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 72 1:53’14.532
San Marino 30/04/1995 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 63 1:41’42.522
Spain 14/05/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 65 1:34’20.507
Monaco 28/05/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 78 1:53’11.258
Canada 11/06/1995 Jean Alesi Ferrari 68 1:44’54.171
France 02/07/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 72 1:38’28.429
Great Britain 16/07/1995 Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 61 1:35’35.093
Germany 30/07/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 45 1:22’56.043
Hungary 13/08/1995 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 77 1:46’25.721
Belgium 27/08/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 44 1:36’47.375
Italy 10/09/1995 Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault 53 1:18’27.916
Portugal 24/09/1995 David Coulthard Williams-Renault 71 1:49’52.145
Europe 01/10/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 67 1:39’59.044
Pacific 22/10/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 83 1:48’49.972
Japan 29/10/1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 53 1:36’52.930
Australia 12/11/1995 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 81 1:49’15.946

Drivers standing

Pos Name Nat. Team Points Wins
1st Michael Schumacher Ger. Beneton 102 9
2nd Damon Hill GB William 69 4
3rd David Coulthard GB Williams 49 1
4th Johnny Herbert GB Beneton 44 2
5th Jean Alesi Fr. Ferrari 42 1
6th Gerhard Berger Aus. Ferrari 31
7th Mika Hakkinen Fin. Mclaren 17
8th Oliver Panis Fr. Ligier 16
9th Heinz Harald Frentzen Ger. Sauber 15
10th Mark Blundell GB Mclaren 13

Constructors Championship final standings

Pos Team Points Wins
1st Benetton 137 11
2nd Rothmans Williams 112 5
3rd Ferrari 73 1
4th Mclaren Mercedes 30
5th Ligier 24
6th Jordan Peugeot 21
7th Red Bull Sauber Ford 18
8th Footwork Hart 5
Tyrrell Yamaha 5
10th Minardi 1


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