1995 Portuguese Grand Prix
The 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix (formally the XXIV Grande Prémio de Portugal) was a Formula One motor race held on September 24, 1995 at the Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal. It was the thirteenth race of the 1995 Formula One season. The race, contested over 71 laps, was the first Formula One win for David Coulthard of the Williams team after starting from pole position. Michael Schumacher was second in a Benetton, with Damon Hill third in the latter Williams car.
To optimise their chances of winning at the Autódromo do Estoril, Williams brought an upgraded chassis to the race, a "B" specification of their FW17 car. The upgraded chassis would be used throughout the remainder of the season.
Practice and qualifying
Two practice sessions were held before the race; the first was held on Friday morning and the second on Saturday morning. Both sessions lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes with weather conditions dry throughout. Häkkinen set the fastest time in the first session, posting a lap of 1:23.073, one-tenth of a second quicker than Hill and Schumacher, in second and third places respectively. Coulthard was fourth, with the Ferrari cars fifth and sixth fastest; Gerhard Berger ahead of Jean Alesi. Häkkinen was eleventh in the second practice session, two seconds slower than Hill, who was fastest with a time of 1:21.443. Coulthard was second in the Williams, eight-tenths of a second behind Hill. Schumacher was third, with Alesi fourth, both over a second behind Hill. Heinz-Harald Frentzen in a Sauber was sixth with Martin Brundle in the latter McLaren, Eddie Irvine in a Jordan and Berger rounding out the top eight positions.
|Pos||No||Driver||Constructor||Q1 Time||Q2 Time||Gap|
|1||6||23x15px David Coulthard||Williams-Renault||1:21.423||1:20.537|
|2||5||23x15px Damon Hill||Williams-Renault||1:21.322||1:20.905||+0.368|
|3||1||23x15px Michael Schumacher||Benetton-Renault||1:21.885||1:21.301||+0.764|
|4||28||23x15px Gerhard Berger||Ferrari||1:22.281||1:21.970||+1.433|
|5||30||23x15px Heinz-Harald Frentzen||Sauber-Ford||1:23.485||1:22.226||+1.689|
|6||2||23x15px Johnny Herbert||Benetton-Renault||1:23.786||1:22.322||+1.785|
|7||27||23x15px Jean Alesi||Ferrari||1:22.656||1:22.391||+1.854|
|8||14||23x15px Rubens Barrichello||Jordan-Peugeot||1:23.142||1:22.538||+2.001|
|9||25||23x15px Martin Brundle||Ligier-Mugen-Honda||1:23.244||1:22.588||+2.051|
|10||15||23x15px Eddie Irvine||Jordan-Peugeot||1:22.957||1:22.831||+2.294|
|11||26||23x15px Olivier Panis||Ligier-Mugen-Honda||1:23.284||1:22.904||+2.367|
|12||7||23x15px Mark Blundell||McLaren-Mercedes||1:24.583||1:22.914||+2.377|
|13||8||23x15px Mika Häkkinen||McLaren-Mercedes||1:23.064||1:23.114||+2.527|
|14||29||23x15px Jean-Christophe Boullion||Sauber-Ford||no time||1:23.934||+3.397|
|15||4||23x15px Mika Salo||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:24.942||1:23.936||+3.399|
|16||3||Template:Country data Japan Ukyo Katayama||Tyrrell-Yamaha||1:24.631||1:24.287||+3.750|
|17||23||23x15px Pedro Lamy||Minardi-Ford||1:26.210||1:24.657||+4.120|
|18||24||23x15px Luca Badoer||Minardi-Ford||1:25.746||1:24.778||+4.241|
|19||10||Template:Country data Japan Taki Inoue||Footwork-Hart||1:24.883||1:25.031||+4.346|
|20||9||23x15px Massimiliano Papis||Footwork-Hart||1:25.696||1:25.179||+4.642|
|21||17||23x15px Andrea Montermini||Pacific-Ford||1:27.659||1:26.172||+5.634|
|22||21||23x15px Pedro Diniz||Forti-Ford||1:29.137||1:27.292||+6.755|
|23||22||23x15px Roberto Moreno||Forti-Ford||1:28.672||1:27.523||+6.986|
|24||16||23x16px Jean-Denis Délétraz||Pacific-Ford||no time||1:32.769||+12.232|
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Portuguese Grand Prix". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. pp. 198–199. ISBN 1-874557-36-5.
- "1995 Portuguese Grand Prix". The Official Formula 1 Website. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- Henry, Alan (1995). "1995 Grands Prix: Grand Prix of Europe". Autocourse 1995-96. Hazleton Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 1-874557-36-5.
- "F1 Grand Prix of Portugal - 95". Gale Force F1. Archived from the original on 2006-08-12. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
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