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1986 Portuguese Grand Prix

The 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Estoril on 21 September 1986. It was the fourteenth race of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1986 Portuguese Grand Prix
Race 14 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Estoril 1984-1993.png
Race details
Date 21 September 1986
Official name 5o Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril
Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.35 km (2.703 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 304.5 km (189.208 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:16.673
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda
Time 1:20.943 on lap 53
Podium
First Williams-Honda
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Williams-Honda

The 70-lap race was won by British driver Nigel Mansell, driving a Williams-Honda. Brazilian Ayrton Senna took pole position in his Lotus-Renault, but Mansell passed him at the start and led the entire race, also setting the fastest race lap. Senna held on to second place until he ran out of fuel on the final lap and dropped to fourth, promoting Frenchman Alain Prost in the McLaren-TAG to second and Mansell's Brazilian teammate Nelson Piquet to third.

The win, Mansell's fifth of the season, gave him a ten-point lead in the Drivers' Championship with two races remaining, with Piquet second and Prost a further point back in third. Senna's final-lap misfortune ended his challenge for the title. The win also secured the Constructors' Championship for Williams, their third in all.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:19.943 1:16.673
2 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:19.047 1:17.489 +0.816
3 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:19.692 1:17.710 +1.037
4 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:19.923 1:17.742 +1.069
5 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:20.957 1:18.071 +1.398
6 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:19.410 1:18.180 +1.507
7 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:20.556 1:18.360 +1.687
8 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:21.621 1:19.332 +2.659
9 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:21.257 1:19.637 +2.964
10 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:21.876 1:19.657 +2.984
11 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:21.693 1:19.769 +3.096
12 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:23.455 1:19.882 +3.209
13 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:21.123 1:20.019 +3.346
14 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:22.396 1:20.761 +4.088
15 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:23.778 1:21.594 +4.921
16 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:23.361 1:21.611 +4.938
17 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:22.612 1:21.646 +4.973
18 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:24.724 1:21.702 +5.029
19 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:25.114 1:21.835 +5.162
20 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:23.941 1:21.929 +5.256
21 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:23.412 1:22.068 +5.395
22 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:24.665 1:22.274 +5.601
23 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:23.895 1:22.388 +5.715
24 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:26.552 1:23.566 +6.893
25 31   Ivan Capelli AGS-Motori Moderni 1:25.795 1:23.987 +7.314
26 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:25.928 1:24.105 +7.432
27 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:29.724 1:26.861 +10.188

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 70 1:37:21.900 2 9
2 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 + 18.772[1] 3 6
3 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 70 + 49.274 6 4
4 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 69 Out of Fuel 1 3
5 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 69 + 1 Lap 13 2
6 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 69 + 1 Lap 8 1
7 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 10  
8 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 5  
9 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 68 + 2 Laps 15  
10 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 67 + 3 Laps 21  
11 17   Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 67 + 3 Laps 22  
12 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 67 + 3 Laps 20  
13 22   Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 63 + 7 Laps 27  
Ret 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 62 Engine 9  
NC 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 62 + 8 Laps 14  
Ret 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 60 Gearbox 18  
Ret 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 44 Spun Off 4  
Ret 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 43 Spun Off 16  
Ret 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 41 Electrical 7  
Ret 8   Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 41 Electrical 12  
Ret 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 39 Engine 11  
Ret 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 28 Engine 23  
Ret 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 18 Engine 19  
Ret 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 10 Brakes/Spin 17  
Ret 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 9 Transmission 26  
Ret 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 8 Engine 24  
Ret 31   Ivan Capelli AGS-Motori Moderni 6 Transmission 25  
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. ^ Hamilton, Maurice, ed. (1986). AUTOCOURSE 1986-87. Hazleton Publishing. p. 256. ISBN 0-905138-44-9.
  2. ^ "1986 Portuguese Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Portugal 1986 - Championship". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.

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