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The 1985 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on September 8, 1985. It was the twelfth round of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship. It was the 55th Italian Grand Prix and the 50th to be held at Monza. The race was held over 51 laps of the five kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 295.8 kilometres.

1985 Italian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date September 8, 1985
Official name LVI Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.800 km (3.60 mi)
Distance 51 laps, 295.800 km (183.600 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:25.084
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda
Time 1:28.283 on lap 38
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second Brabham-BMW
Third Lotus-Renault

The race was won by Frenchman Alain Prost driving a McLaren MP4/2B. It was Prost's fifth and final victory of the 1985 season as he powered towards the first of his four Formula One world championships. Prost won by almost 52 seconds over the Brazilian duo Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT54) and Ayrton Senna (Lotus 97T).

It was the debut race for the American owned Haas Lola team with their new car, the Lola THL1 running the Hart 415T turbocharged engine, driven by Australia's 1980 World Champion Alan Jones. Jones, who had retired following the 1981 season, was making a full-time return to Formula One after two races, the US Grand Prix West, and the non championship Race of Champions with Arrows in early 1983.

Missing from the grid was popular West German driver Stefan Bellof who was killed a week earlier in a World Sportscar Championship race at the Spa Circuit in Belgium. With his funeral set for the day after the Italian Grand Prix the Tyrrell team only ran the one car for Martin Brundle feeling it would be disrespectful to Bellof to bring a driver in to replace him for the race. Members of the Tyrrell team, including team boss Ken Tyrrell, attended Bellof's funeral the next day.

Senna's pole position is often cited as one of his greatest moments.[1]

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ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pole position went to Ayrton Senna; his 5th pole of the year. His average speed was 152.487 mph (245.405 km/h).

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:27.009 1:25.084
2 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:26.161 1:25.230 +0.146
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:26.960 1:25.486 +0.402
4 7   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:25.679 1:25.584 +0.500
5 2   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:27.576 1:25.790 +0.706
6 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:27.098 1:26.004 +0.920
7 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:27.552 1:26.468 +1.384
8 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 1:28.578 1:27.020 +1.936
9 8   Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 1:27.799 1:27.153 +2.069
10 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:29.001 1:27.473 +2.389
11 17   Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:27.746 1:27.723 +2.639
12 16   Derek Warwick Renault 1:28.119 1:28.112 +3.028
13 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:29.068 1:28.340 +3.256
14 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:28.369 1:28.760 +3.285
15 19   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 1:29.050 1:28.386 +3.302
16 1   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:28.472 1:28.949 +3.388
17 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:29.298 1:28.629 +3.545
18 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:33.503 1:28.793 +3.709
19 25   Philippe Streiff Ligier-Renault 1:31.727 1:29.839 +4.755
20 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:30.186 1:30.376 +5.102
21 20   Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 1:30.271 1:31.449 +5.187
22 24   Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:33.529 1:37.664 +8.445
23 29   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:35.770 1:33.961 +8.877
24 10   Kenny Acheson RAM-Hart 1:34.919 1:38.325 +9.835
25 33   Alan Jones Lola-Hart 1:34.943 1:45.823 +9.859
26 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:36.221 1:37.664 +11.137

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 51 1:17:59.451 5 9
2 7   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 51 + 51.635 4 6
3 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 51 + 1:00.390 1 4
4 8   Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 51 + 1:00.609 9 3
5 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 50 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 50 + 1 Lap 6 1
7 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 50 + 1 Lap 8  
8 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 50 + 1 Lap 18  
9 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 50 + 1 Lap 14  
10 25   Philippe Streiff Ligier-Renault 49 + 2 Laps 19  
11 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 47 Engine 3  
12 19   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 47 + 4 Laps 15  
13 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 45 Engine 7  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 44 Engine 2  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 40 Engine 20  
Ret 1   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 33 Transmission 16  
Ret 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 31 Exhaust 13  
Ret 24   Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 26 Engine 22  
Ret 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 19 Turbo 26  
Ret 17   Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 13 Engine 11  
Ret 16   Derek Warwick Renault 9 Transmission 12  
Ret 33   Alan Jones Lola-Hart 6 Engine 25  
Ret 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 3 Engine 17  
Ret 10   Kenny Acheson RAM-Hart 2 Clutch 24  
Ret 29   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 0 Fuel Pump 23  
DNS 20   Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 0 Non Starter    
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/05/12/gran-turismo-6-relive-sennas-legendary-moments/
  2. ^ "1985 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.

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