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The 1986 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on 27 April 1986. The race was the third round of the year's World Championship. As with the previous year's event, fuel consumption was a big issue, changing the points finishers in the closing laps.

1986 San Marino Grand Prix
Race 3 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Imola 1992.png
Race details
Date April 27, 1986
Official name 6º Gran Premio di San Marino
Location Autodromo Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.040 km km (3.131 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 302.4 km (187.86 mi)
Weather Overcast, warm
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:25.050
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:28.667
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second Williams-Honda
Third Benetton-BMW

The Autodromo Dino Ferrari had received safety upgrades from the previous year, including slight track modifications after the Variante Alta chicane and extended runoff areas at the Rivazza complex.

Alain Prost (McLaren-TAG) dominated the race after Ayrton Senna (Lotus-Renault) and Nigel Mansell (Williams-Honda) retired early, before almost running out of fuel, three corners from the chequered flag. Frantically weaving the car back and forth to slosh the last drops of fuel into the pickup, he managed to keep it running just long enough to creep over the line and win the race (his McLaren team mate Keke Rosberg was classified 5th despite running dry 2 laps from the finish, a problem attributed to Rosberg using too much boost). Nelson Piquet brought his Williams home in second place only 7.645 seconds behind Prost, while Austrian Gerhard Berger finished third to score his and the Benetton team's first Formula One podium finish.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:25.050 1:25.286
2 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:25.890 1:25.569 +0.519
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:26.752 1:26.159 +1.109
4 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:26.273 1:26.176 +1.126
5 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:26.428 1:26.263 +1.213
6 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:26.956 1:26.835 +1.335
7 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:27.497 1:27.009 +1.959
8 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:28.362 1:27.403 +2.353
9 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:28.559 1:27.444 +2.394
10 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:29.328 1:27.538 +2.488
11 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Hart 1:29.665 1:27.860 +2.810
12 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:29.931 1:28.022 +2.972
13 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:29.687 1:28.329 +3.279
14 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:28.411 1:28.389 +3.339
15 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 1:30.156 1:28.637 +3.587
16 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:30.641 1:28.828 +3.778
17 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:29.244 1:26.607 +4.194
18 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:29.985 1:29.244 +4.194
19 8   Elio de Angelis Brabham-BMW 1:30.881 1:29.713 +4.663
20 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:33.352 1:30.024 +4.974
21 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:30.087 1:30.517 +5.037
22 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:30.123 1:32.358 +5.073
23 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:31.956 1:30.131 +5.081
24 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:40.903 1:31.953 +6.903
25 22   Christian Danner Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:37.485 1:33.806 +8.756
26 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:34.461 +9.411

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 60 1:32:28.408 4 9
2 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 60 + 7.645 2 6
3 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 59 + 1 Lap 9 4
4 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 59 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 58 Out of Fuel 6 2
6 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 58 Out of Fuel 16 1
7 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 58 + 2 Laps 12  
8 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 58 + 2 Laps 13  
9 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 57 + 3 Laps 15  
10 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 56 Turbo 5  
Ret 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 52 Out of Fuel 26  
Ret 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 46 Wheel 8  
Ret 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 41 Transmission 22  
Ret 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 39 Engine 10  
Ret 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 38 Brakes 20  
Ret 22   Christian Danner Osella-Alfa Romeo 31 Electrical 25  
Ret 15   Alan Jones Lola-Ford 28 Overheating 21  
Ret 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 20 Engine 23  
Ret 8   Elio de Angelis Brabham-BMW 19 Engine 19  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 14 Transmission 14  
Ret 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 11 Wheel Bearing 1  
Ret 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 8 Engine 3  
Ret 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 8 Wheel Bearing 17  
Ret 29   Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 7 Turbo 24  
Ret 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Hart[1] 5 Engine 11  
Ret 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 0 Accident 18  
Source:[2]

Lap leadersEdit

Nelson Piquet 28 (1–28), Keke Rosberg 4 (29–32), Alain Prost 28 (33–60)

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1986). AUTOCOURSE 1986-87. Hazleton Publishing. p. 234. ISBN 0-905138-44-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "1986 San Marino Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Maurice (ed.) (1986). AUTOCOURSE 1986-87. Hazleton Publishing. p. 235. ISBN 0-905138-44-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ 1986 San Marino Grand Prix @ StatsF1
  5. ^ a b "San Marino 1986 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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