1995 Australian Grand Prix

EDS Australian Grand Prix

Sunday, November 12, 1995
Round:
17
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
81
Fastest Lap:
Hill, 1m17.943
Country:
Australia
Circuit:
1995 season:
Report

From the Motor Sport Archive

The race in brief

David Coulthard gets the jump on Damon Hill at the start, while Michael Schumacher drops to fifth behind both Ferraris. Luca Badoer’s Minardi gets no further than the dummy grid because of engine management failure.

Schumacher gets past Alesi for fourth on lap 1.

Andrea Montermini’s Pacific is halted by gearbox problems on lap 3.

Berger falls victim to Schumacher’s charge on lap 5, but the Benetton is already eight seconds adrift of the Williams duo, who are exchanging fastest lap times as they run nose-to-tail.

Suffering from neck pain as a result of a practice accident, Karl Wendlinger withdraws his Sauber after lap 8.

Taki Inoue’s Footwork spins out on lap 19. Coulthard’s last race for Williams ends in embarrassment as the crashes into the pit wall, damaging his suspension, as he attempts to make his first refuelling stop on lap 20. Roberto Moreno’s Forti meets the same fate soon after when it hits the same patch of oil.

Rubens Barrichello’s Jordan crashes out on lap 21.

Schumacher pits on lap 22, rejoining right behind Alesi, whose two-stop strategy has moved him into second position behind Hill, Schumacher dives down the inside at the end of straight on lap 23 but Alesi – still smarting from the first lap overtaking manoeuvre – refuses to cede position. The inevitable contact sees the Frenchman retire with handling problem, while Schumacher’s bid for a record 10 wins is over with a bent wishbone.

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