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1985 Brazilian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 15°46′19.502″S 47°54′1.115″W / 15.77208389°S 47.90030972°W / -15.77208389; -47.90030972

1985 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 1 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Jacarepagua.png
Race details
Date April 7, 1985
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.031 km (3.126 mi)
Distance 61 laps, 306.891 km (190.693 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:27.768
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Time 1:36.702 on lap 34
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second Ferrari
Third Lotus-Renault

The 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on April 7, 1985. It was the first round of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Of note, even though René Arnoux finished 4th for Ferrari, he was sacked after the race, with both the team and Arnoux never revealing the reason behind the sacking. The driver who finished 7th in this race, Stefan Johansson, was picked up by the Scuderia for the rest of the year. This race was also Nigel Mansell's first race of seven seasons with the Williams team.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:28.899 1:27.768
2 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:32.135 1:27.864 +0.096
3 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:28.081 +0.313
4 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:28.705 1:28.389 +0.621
5 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:31.211 1:28.848 +1.080
6 2   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:30.253 1:29.117 +1.349
7 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 1:30.813 1:29.612 +1.844
8 7   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:31.364 1:29.855 +2.087
9 1   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:30.716 1:29.984 +2.216
10 16   Derek Warwick Renault 1:31.533 1:30.100 +2.332
11 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 1:30.254 1:30.516 +2.486
12 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:32.207 1:30.593 +2.825
13 25   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:33.718 1:31.411 +3.643
14 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:32.107 1:31.790 +4.022
15 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:37.803 1:32.021 +4.253
16 9   Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 1:36.239 1:32.560 +4.792
17 8   François Hesnault Brabham-BMW 1:34.742 1:32.904 +5.136
18 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:33.094 1:33.091 +5.323
19 17   Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:34.919 1:34.773 +7.005
20 10   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:35.726 1:37.409 +7.958
21 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 1:36.225 1:36.152 +8.384
22 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:38.272 1:36.743 +8.975
23 4   Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.799 1:37.293 +9.525
24 21   Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 1:41.330 +13.562
25 29   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:44.046 +16.278

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 61 1:41:26.115 6 9
2 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 61 + 3.259 1 6
3 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 60 + 1 Lap 3 4
4 28   René Arnoux Ferrari 59 + 2 Laps 7 3
5 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 59 + 2 Laps 11 2
6 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 59 + 2 Laps 15 1
7 4   Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford 58 + 3 Laps 23  
8 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 58 + 3 Laps 21  
9 10   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 58 + 3 Laps 20  
10 16   Derek Warwick Renault 57 + 4 Laps 10  
11 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 57 + 4 Laps 12  
12 24   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 57 + 4 Laps 22  
13 9   Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 57 + 4 Laps 16  
Ret 17   Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 51 Suspension 19  
Ret 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 48 Electrical 4  
Ret 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 42 Engine 18  
Ret 29   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 41 Engine 25  
Ret 1   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 27 Fuel System 9  
Ret 25   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 26 Accident 13  
Ret 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 20 Puncture 14  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 10 Turbo 2  
Ret 8   François Hesnault Brabham-BMW 9 Accident 17  
Ret 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 8 Exhaust 5  
Ret 21   Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 7 Turbo 24  
Ret 7   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 2 Transmission 8  
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1985 Brazilian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Brazil 1985 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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