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1995


STATISTICS
Car: FW17
Engine: Renault V10
Drivers: Damon Hill, David Coulthard
GPs contested: 17
Wins: 5
Podiums: 17
Poles: 12
Fastest laps: 6
Constructors’ Championship: 2nd, 112 points
Drivers’ Championship: Hill, 2nd; Coulthard, 3rd

 

Fastest Lap 6
Poles 12
Wins 5
Podiums 17
Car FW17
Engine Renault V10

 

A solid season for Williams, but one in which it can’t compete with Michael Schumacher’s Benetton. Damon Hill is the only driver to take the fight to the German, winning four races, but he’s still 33 points adrift come the end of the year. David Coulthard takes his first pole position at the second race in Argentina, but he has to wait until round 13 in Portugal to score his first win. The Scot suffers from tonsillitis during the early stages of the season, but he still manages to demonstrate great consistency and he finishes third in his first full year of F1. However, in August the team signs Jacques Villeneuve as Damon Hill’s team-mate for ’96 and, at the end of the season, it moves to its current premises in Grove.

SEASON HIGHLIGHT

The team’s 1-2 finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

DID YOU KNOW?

Damon Hill was the highest paid British sportsman in 1995, ahead of boxer Chris Eubank.