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The 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the newly constructed Hungaroring on August 10, 1986. It was the eleventh round of the 1986 Formula One season.

1986 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Hungaroring circuit 1986-1988.svg
Race details
Date August 10, 1986
Official name POP 84 Magyar Nagydíj
Location Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.014 km (2.494 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 305.042 km (189.544 mi)
Attendance 200,000[1]
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:29.450[2]
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:31.001 on lap 73[3]
Podium
First Williams-Honda
Second Lotus-Renault
Third Williams-Honda

It was the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held behind the Iron Curtain, the first Hungarian Grand Prix in 50 years and was attended by a record of 200,000 spectators from everywhere from the Eastern European communist countries. This would remain as the record attendance for a World Championship Grand Prix until 210,000 attended the 1995 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide.[4]

The race was notable for the battle between fierce Brazilian rivals Nelson Piquet in his Williams-Honda and Ayrton Senna in his Lotus-Renault. Piquet, after an unsuccessful attempt on the previous lap, managed to pass the Lotus driver around the outside as they went into the first corner, and on opposite lock. He also came in for some criticism following the race, especially in the British press, as he had allegedly neglected to tell his team-mate Nigel Mansell about the benefits of a new differential which provided better grip on the slippery, dusty surface (however, it later came to light that Mansell had in fact tried the new diff in practice but had preferred the older one).

Mansell finished 3rd and a lap down in his Williams with Stefan Johansson (Ferrari), Johnny Dumfries (Lotus) and Martin Brundle (Tyrrell-Renault) rounding out the points finishers. Reigning World Champion Alain Prost qualified 3rd in his McLaren-TAG, but an accident on lap 23 saw him as a non-finisher in what was his 100th Grand Prix start.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:32.281 1:29.450
2 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:31.417 1:29.785 +0.335
3 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:33.113 1:29.945 +0.495
4 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:30.516 1:30.072 +0.622
5 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:34.146 1:30.268 +0.818
6 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:34.187 1:31.715 +2.265
7 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:35.092 1:31.850 +2.400
8 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:36.108 1:31.886 +2.436
9 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:36.552 1:31.970 +2.520
10 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:33.737 1:32.401 +2.951
11 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:32.886 1:32.491 +3.041
12 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:35.129 1:32.575 +3.125
13 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:35.265 1:32.707 +3.257
14 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:35.337 1:32.956 +3.506
15 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:34.255 1:33.063 +3.613
16 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:34.725 1:33.368 +3.918
17 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:36.266 1:33.656 +4.206
18 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:35.831 1:34.414 +4.964
19 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:34.561 1:34.502 +5.052
20 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:37.796 1:34.670 +5.220
21 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:36.540 1:35.294 +5.884
22 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:37.268 1:35.392 +5.942
23 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:39.564 1:36.232 +6.782
24 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:37.937 1:36.485 +7.035
25 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:42.736 1:38.527 +9.007
26 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:40.984 35:16.483 +11.534

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 76 2:00:34.508 2 9
2 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 76 + 17.673 1 6
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 75 + 1 Lap 4 4
4 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 74 + 2 Laps 8 2
6 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 74 + 2 Laps 16 1
7 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 6  
8 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 74 + 2 Laps 18  
9 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 73 + 3 Laps 12  
10 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 70 + 6 Laps 24  
Ret 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 48 Engine 9  
Ret 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 46 Differential 10  
Ret 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 44 Transmission 11  
Ret 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 40 Electrical 22  
Ret 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 34 Suspension 5  
Ret 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 32 Transmission 13  
Ret 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 30 Engine 17  
Ret 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 29 Accident 15  
Ret 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 28 Accident 19  
Ret 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 23 Accident 3  
Ret 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 15 Suspension 23  
Ret 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 7 Suspension 21  
Ret 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 5 Gearbox 14  
Ret 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 5 Engine 20  
Ret 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 2 Radiator 25  
Ret 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 26  
Source:[5]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix fever in Adelaide". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1, Inc. 1995-11-06.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1986). AUTOCOURSE 1986-87. Hazleton Publishing. p. 250. ISBN 0-905138-44-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1986). AUTOCOURSE 1986-87. Hazleton Publishing. p. 251. ISBN 0-905138-44-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Australian GP, 1995". GrandPrix.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2 March 2008.
  5. ^ "1986 Hungarian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Hungary 1986 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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