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1986 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1986 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mexico City on October 12, 1986.

1986 Mexican Grand Prix
Race 15 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.svg
Race details
Date October 12, 1986
Official name Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent circuit
Course length 4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 68 laps, 300.628 km (186.802 mi)
Weather Sunny and hot
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:16.990
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:19.360 on lap 64
Podium
First Benetton-BMW
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Lotus-Renault

The first Mexican Grand Prix since 1970 was held at the newly renamed Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, located in the Magdalena Mixhuca recreational sports park in the middle of Mexico City. The track had been slightly shortened and modified from its previous layout; although Mexico City was located on a geologically active surface; so the circuit was very bumpy- and the most fearsome and spectacular corner on the circuit, the banked 275 km/h, 180-degree Peraltada turn remained from before, but with more run-off area and less banking than before.

It was the first win for Gerhard Berger and the first win for the Benetton team. Benetton ran on Pirelli tyres, and their relative durability compared to competitors on Goodyear tyres played to the team's advantage. Berger won this race due to not having to make a pit stop for a fresh set of tyres. It would also prove to be the final win for the turbocharged BMW engine.[1]

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:18.367 1:16.990
2 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:18.037 1:17.279 +0.289
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:18.269 1:17.514 +0.524
4 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:17.780 1:17.609 +0.619
5 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:21.241 1:18.285 +1.295
6 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:19.294 1:18.421 +1.431
7 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:19.713 1:18.527 +1.537
8 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:20.492 1:18.839 +1.849
9 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:18.971 1:18.893 +1.903
10 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:20.372 1:19.257 +2.267
11 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:19.342 +2.352
12 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:19.628 1:19.388 +2.398
13 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:19.624 1:20.458 +2.634
14 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:20.303 1:19.769 +2.779
15 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:20.525 1:20.090 +3.100
16 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:21.587 1:20.198 +3.208
17 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:20.479 1:21.491 +3.489
18 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:21.154 1:20.668 +3.678
19 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:20.946 1:21.174 +3.956
20 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:21.069 1:21.461 +4.079
21 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:21.171 1:21.361 +4.181
22 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:22.470 1:22.521 +5.480
23 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:23.812 1:22.524 +5.534
24 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:25.179 1:23.457 +6.467
25 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:25.767 1:24.176 +7.186
26 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:26.573 1:27.209 +9.583

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 68 1:33:18.700 4 9
2 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 68 + 25.438 6 6
3 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 68 + 52.513 1 4
4 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 67 + 1 Lap 2 3
5 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 67 + 1 Lap 3 2
6 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 67 + 1 Lap 10 1
7 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 66 + 2 Laps 21  
8 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 66 + 2 Laps 22  
9 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 66 + 2 Laps 20  
10 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 65 Out of Fuel 18  
11 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 65 + 3 Laps 16  
12 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 64 Turbo 14  
13 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 64 Spun Off 5  
14 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 64 + 4 Laps 24  
15 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 63 Engine 13  
16 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 61 + 7 Laps 26  
Ret 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 53 Electrical 17  
Ret 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 37 Engine 7  
Ret 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 35 Tyre 15  
Ret 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 32 Puncture 11  
Ret 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 10 Turbo 12  
Ret 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 8 Turbo 25  
Ret 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 8 Turbo 19  
Ret 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 4 Engine 9  
Ret 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 0 Accident 8  
DNS 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 0 Accident 26  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hutchinson, Jeff, Autosport, October 16, 1986
  2. ^ "1986 Mexican Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.

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