Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo, 28 May 1995 – 78 laps of 2.07 mile circuit (161.305 miles)
1: Michael Schumacher – Benneton B195-Renault V10 – 1h 53m 11.258s
2: Damon Hill – Williams FW17-Renault V10 – 1h 53m 46.075s
3: Gerhard Berger – Ferrari 412 T2-Ferrari V12 – 1h 54m 22.705s
4: Johnny Herbert – Benneton B195-Renault V10 – 77 laps
5: Mark Blundell – McLaren MP4/10-Mercedes V10 – 77 laps
6: Heinz-Harald Frentzen – Sauber C14-Ford Zetec-R V8 – 76 laps
Damon Hill dominates the second day of qualifying. After Michael Schumacher has failed to match his pole time, Hill calmly returns to the track and goes even faster.
While being towed back to the pits on Saturday morning, Taki Inoue’s Footwork overturns when it is rammed by the Renault Clio Maxi course car, driven by Jean Ragnotti. Inoue is thrown out of the car, but is not seriously harmed. He is, however, refused permission to drive again in the afternoon.
Jean-Christophe Boullion, who has replaced Karl Wendlinger at Sauber, crashes at the harbour chicane during his first serious run in the C14. The Frenchman eventually qualifies 19th, and is classified eighth – despite being savaged by Morbidelli’s Footwork late in the race.
The race is red-flagged within yerads of the start after David Coulthard and the two Ferraris tangle in the way into Ste Devote. All three drivers take the restart in spare cars. Neither Simtek makes the restart as both are stricken by gearbox trouble.
Simtek’s Nick Wirth threatens that the team may not be able to continue as its debts are beginning to mount.
Hill leads the restarted race, but Schumacher – running a heavier fuel load – is able to stay with him. Benetton’s one-stop strategy pays off, and Hill only salvages second after Jean Alesi crashes out. It later transpires that Hill’s Williams had a faulty differential.
After the face Alesi delivers a stinging tirade against Martin Brundle. Brundle’s Ligier crashed just as Alesi was shaping up to lap it, leaving the Frenchman nowhere to go.
Mark Blundell, called upon to replace Nigel Mansell, has the first of two schedules races for McLaren. Victim of a couple of minor accidents during qualifying, the Englishman finishes fifth.
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