1995: MICHAEL SCHUMACHER

Model produced by: Paul’s Model Art (Minichamps)

Year: 1995
Driver: Michael Schumacher (Germany)
Team: Benetton Renault
Car: Benetton B195
Results: 9 wins, 11 podiums, 4 poles, 8 fastest laps

The Formula One regulations changed prior to the 1995 season. The most significant change was the to the engine capacity. This was reduced from 3.5 Litres to 3.0 Litres, in order to reduce speeds.All of the cars were fitted with cockpit side protection, and the cockpit opening was made larger than the 1994-spec cars. The front and rear wings were modified to reduce downforce, thereby reducing cornering speeds.

The season was highlighted by the rivalry between Schumacher and Hill, with Schumacher winning nine races and Hill winning four races. Benetton and Williams drivers dominated the field, victorious in all but one race.  Hill and Schumacher were involved in some very close battles at numerous races, including at the 1995 Belgian Grand Prix, where the two championship contenders fought wheel-to-wheel for extended periods. Damon Hill received criticism during 1995, after several incidents that were attributed to driving errors. The 1995 British Grand Prix was overshadowed by a controversial collision between Hill and Schumacher, and Hill was widely blamed for the accident.Hill also suffered with mechanical problems in his Williams-Renault.

For the second year in succession, the Drivers’ Championship was won by Michael Schumacher, the Benetton driver defeating Damon Hill of Williams by 33 points. Benetton-Renault won the Constructors’ Championship, defeatingWilliams-Renault by 29 points.

The season also saw several dramatic incidents, including seven Grands Prix affected by rain and 4 Grands Prix were red-flagged on the first lap of the race.

(Source: Wikipedia)

See Schumacher vs. Hill wheel-to-wheel at rainy Spa Francorchamps

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