Impact of proposed 107% qualifying rule in 1995

New FIA Formula One regulations for 1996 (if approved by the World Council) stipulate only cars with qualifying times within 107% of the fastest time (ie. of the pole sitter) can start a Grand Prix. With this in mind, lets take a look at who ...

New FIA Formula One regulations for 1996 (if approved by the World Council) stipulate only cars with qualifying times within 107% of the fastest time (ie. of the pole sitter) can start a Grand Prix.

With this in mind, lets take a look at who would have missed the show in the previous six races, if this regulation had been in effect since the beginning of the 1995 season:

******** Race No. 1 -- GRAND PRIX OF BRAZIL ************

Grid Pos. Driver Chassis-Engine Time ---- ------------------- ---------------- -------- 1 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:20.081 (above 107% of pole time) 22 Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:25.886 23 Roberto Moreno Fort-Ford 1:26.269 24 Jos Verstappen Simtek-Ford 1:26.323 25 Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:27.792 26 Mimmo Schiattarella Simtek-Ford 1:28.106

******** Race No. 2 -- GRAND PRIX OF ARGENTINA ********

Grid Pos. Driver Chassis-Engine Time ---- ------------------- ---------------- -------- 1 David Coulthard Williams-Renault 1:53.241 (above 107% of pole time) 22 Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 2:01.763 23 Bertran Gachot Pacific-Ford 2:04.050 24 Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 2:04.481 25 Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 2:05.932 26 Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 2:07.298

******** Race No. 3 -- GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO ********

Grid Pos. Driver Chassis-Engine Time ---- ------------------- ---------------- -------- 1 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:27.274 (above 107% of pole time) 21 Karl Wendlinger Sauber-Ford 1:33.494 22 Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 1:33.892 23 Mimmo Schiattarella Simtek-Ford 1:33.965 24 Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:35.169 25 Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:36.065 26 Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:36.624

******** Race No. 4 -- GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN ************

Grid Pos. Driver Chassis-Engine Time ---- ------------------- ---------------- -------- 1 Michael Schumacer Benetton-Renault 1:21.452 (above 107% of pole time) 21 Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford 1:27.345 22 Mimmo Schiattarella Simtek-Ford 1:27.575 23 Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:28.094 24 Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 1:28.598 25 Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:28.963 26 Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:29.540

******** Race No. 5 -- GRAND PRIX OF MONACO ***********

Grid Pos. Driver Chassis-Engine Time ---- ------------------- ---------------- -------- 1 Damon Hill Williams-Renault 1:21.952 (above 107% of pole time) 20 Mimmo Schiattarella Simtek-Ford 1:28.337 21 Bertrand Gachot Pacific-Ford 1:29.039 22 Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:29.244 23 Jos Verstappen Simtek-Ford 1:29.391 24 Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:29.608 25 Andrea Montermini Pacific-Ford 1:30.149 26 Taki Inoue Footwork-Hart 1:31.542

******** Race No. 5 -- GRAND PRIX OF MONACO ***********

Grid Pos. Driver Chassis-Engine Time ---- ------------------- ---------------- -------- 1 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Renault 1:27.661 (above 107% of pole time) 23 Roberto Moreno Forti-Ford 1:34.000 24 Pedro Diniz Forti-Ford 1:34.982

by Robert Heathcote, for SpeedNet

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Luca Badoer , Michael Schumacher , David Coulthard , Karl Wendlinger , Roberto Moreno , Damon Hill , Andrea Montermini , Mimmo Schiattarella , Taki Inoue , Bertrand Gachot , Pedro Diniz
Teams Sauber , Williams , Benetton , Minardi