Japanese GP Saturday qualifying notes

1995 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN -- SUZUKA, JAPAN OCTOBER 27-29, 1995 Schumacher is on the pole position for the first time since the Grand Prix of Canada, and ended David Coulthard's pole streak at four. The ...

1995 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN -- SUZUKA, JAPAN OCTOBER 27-29, 1995

Schumacher is on the pole position for the first time since the Grand Prix of Canada, and ended David Coulthard's pole streak at four.

The Williams pair had a miserable Saturday, with Damon Hill back in fourth and teammate Coulthard in sixth.

Jean Alesi had a great run, and though his time is 0.865s behind Schumacher, it was still fast enough to earn the #2 spot outside Row 1. Berger was satified to be less than 0.2s slower than his teammate, but will start fifth.

Mika Hakkinen (to correct what I said earlier), ran a new-spec Mercedes engine to a third-quick time, while teammate Mark Blundell had another off Saturday morning -- this time a big one -- and is reported to be done for the weekend.

Aguri Suzuki is also out for the weekend after he crashed hard early in final qualifying and is said to have broken a rib.

Expect the grid to be revised for Suzuki and Blundell....

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Alesi , David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen , Mark Blundell , Damon Hill , Aguri Suzuki
Teams Mercedes , Williams