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1986 German Grand Prix

The 1986 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheimring on 27 July 1986. It was the tenth race of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1986 German Grand Prix
Race 10 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Hockenheimring-1982.svg
Race details
Date 27 July 1986
Official name XLVIII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Hockenheim, West Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.797 km (4.223 mi)
Distance 44 laps, 299.068 km (185.832 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-TAG
Time 1:42.013
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW
Time 1:46.604 on lap 35
Podium
First Williams-Honda
Second Lotus-Renault
Third Williams-Honda

The 45-lap race was won by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda. Compatriot Ayrton Senna was second in a Lotus-Renault, with Englishman Nigel Mansell third in the other Williams-Honda. Frenchman Alain Prost was running third in his McLaren-TAG in the closing laps when he ran out of fuel, dropping him to sixth and thus allowing Mansell to extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship to seven points.

Pre-raceEdit

In the run-up to the race, Keke Rosberg announced that he would be retiring from Formula One at the end of the season, while Lotus announced that they would be using Honda engines in 1987, following Renault's withdrawal from the sport, with Japanese driver Satoru Nakajima replacing Johnny Dumfries. Meanwhile, Ligier drafted in Philippe Alliot to replace the injured Jacques Laffite.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:42.478 1:42.013
2 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:43.373 1:42.166 +0.153
3 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:45.212 1:42.329 +0.316
4 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:44.493 1:42.541 +0.528
5 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:43.852 1:42.545 +0.532
6 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:42.696 1:43.086 +0.683
7 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:46.094 1:43.348 +1.335
8 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:43.991 1:43.693 +1.680
9 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 12:12.563 1:44.001 +1.998
10 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:46.319 1:44.308 +2.295
11 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:46.847 1:44.346 +2.333
12 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:47.845 1:44.768 +2.755
13 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:47.221 1:44.979 +2.966
14 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:45.047 1:45.905 +3.034
15 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:49.406 1:45.432 +3.419
16 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:47.167 1:45.887 +3.874
17 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:49.439 1:46.355 +4.342
18 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:47.371 1:48.397 +5.358
19 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:51.918 1:47.517 +5.505
20 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:48.206 53:52.766 +6.193
21 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:49.240 2:03.702 +7.227
22 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:50.224 1:49.369 +7.356
23 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:50.900 1:50.066 +8.053
24 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:52.461 1:50.918 +8.905
25 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:56.468 +14.455
26 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:56.959 +14.946

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 44 1:22:08.263 5 9
2 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 44 + 15.437 3 6
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 44 + 44.580 6 4
4 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 44 + 1:15.176 8 3
5 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 43 Out of fuel 1 2
6 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 43 Out of fuel 2 1
7 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 43 + 1 Lap 20  
8 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 43 + 1 Lap 13  
9 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 42 + 2 Laps 19  
10 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 42 + 2 Laps 4  
11 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 41 Broken wing 11  
12 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 40 + 4 Laps 26  
Ret 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 38 Turbo 17  
Ret 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 38 Gearbox 24  
Ret 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 37 Engine 16  
Ret 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 34 Electrical 15  
Ret 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 22 Turbo 7  
Ret 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 20 Gearbox 23  
Ret 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 19 Overheating 22  
Ret 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 17 Water radiator[1] 12  
Ret 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 13 Turbo 21  
Ret 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 11 Engine 14  
Ret 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 10 Clutch 25  
Ret 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 7 Engine 18  
Ret 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 6 Transmission 10  
Ret 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 0 Collision 9  
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • The McLarens of Keke Rosberg and Alain Prost both ran out of fuel on the final lap. Rosberg was running second, just behind Nelson Piquet's Williams, when his car stopped just after the Ostkurve chicane. Prost was running third, behind Piquet and Ayrton Senna's Lotus, when his car came to a halt on the finishing straight. The Frenchman got out of his car and tried to push it over the finish line, to great applause from the crowd, but was unsuccessful. Both drivers were passed by Nigel Mansell's Williams and René Arnoux's Ligier, who thus finished third and fourth respectively. Rosberg was eventually classified fifth with Prost sixth, as Rosberg had been ahead of Prost at the start of the final lap (although Prost had made it further around the final lap than Rosberg did), while the seventh-placed car, Derek Warwick's Brabham, was a lap behind.
  • Piquet and Senna were also running out of fuel at the end of the race: Piquet had to turn his Honda engine's boost way down after the Ostkurve chicane in order to get his car to the finish, while Senna had to swerve sideways on the finishing straight to get the last drops of fuel into his car's Renault engine.
  • The grid saw the first all-McLaren front row since Peter Revson and Denny Hulme at the 1972 Canadian Grand Prix. It was also Keke Rosberg's only pole position with the team, and the fifth and last pole of his F1 career.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pritchard, Anthony (March 2006). Lotus: The Competition Cars. Haynes Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 1-84425-006-7.
  2. ^ "1986 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Germany 1986 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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