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The 1986 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jerez on 13 April 1986. This was the first Formula One Spanish Grand Prix since the 1981 race was held at Jarama.

1986 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 2 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Circuito de Jerez (1985-1992).svg
Race details
Date 13 April 1986
Official name Gran Premio Tio Pepe de España
Location Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.218 km (2.62 mi)
Distance 72 laps, 303.696 km (188.74 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and sunny
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:21.605
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda
Time 1:27.176 on lap 65
Podium
First Lotus-Renault
Second Williams-Honda
Third McLaren-TAG

This race featured a 3 car battle for the lead over the last half of the race. Ayrton Senna (Lotus-Renault), Nigel Mansell (Williams-Honda) and reigning World Champion Alain Prost (McLaren-TAG) all had opportunities to take the win, with close nose to tail racing around the circuit. Once Mansell pitted for fresh tyres he charged back into the fight making up over 19 seconds in the final 10 laps on his fresh rubber. It was not quite sufficient to take the win, but it was very close with Senna and Mansell taking the chequered flag almost side by side, Senna only 0.014 s in front of Mansell in one of the closest finishes in Formula One history.

In an interview after the race, Mansell said he had no problems with Senna's defensive driving (blocking) at the end of the race when the Williams was clearly the quicker car, saying that Senna was entitled to protect his lead. He then jokingly added that the finish was so close they should give them both 7½ points each.[1]

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:21.605 1:21.924
2 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:23.097 1:22.431 +0.826
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:23.024 1:22.576 +0.971
4 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:23.702 1:22.886 +1.281
5 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:23.948 1:23.004 +1.399
6 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:24.566 1:24.274 +2.669
7 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:24.501 1:25.235 +2.896
8 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:24.817 1:25.863 +3.212
9 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:25.052 1:26.196 +3.447
10 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:29.093 1:25.107 +3.502
11 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:25.466 1:25.655 +3.861
12 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:25.831 1:41.631 +4.226
13 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:26.554 1:26.094 +4.489
14 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:26.231 1:29.911 +4.626
15 8   Elio de Angelis Brabham-BMW 1:27.300 1:26.550 +4.945
16 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:27.600 1:26.918 +5.313
17 15   Alan Jones Lola-Hart 1:28.645 1:26.946 +5.341
18 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Hart 1:27.045 1:26.992 +5.387
19 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:28.812 1:27.169 +5.564
20 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:27.637 1:28.086 +6.032
21 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:28.894 1:28.423 +6.818
22 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 1:28.803 1:28.443 +6.838
23 22   Christian Danner Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:29.046 +7.441
24 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:29.195 17:53.811 +7.590
25 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:30.062 +8.997

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 72 1:48:47.735 1 9
2 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 72 + 0.014 3 6
3 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 72 + 21.552 4 4
4 2   Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 71 + 1 Lap 5 3
5 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 71 + 1 Lap 9 2
6 20   Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 71 + 1 Lap 7 1
7 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 68 + 4 Laps 19  
8 16   Patrick Tambay Lola-Hart 66 + 6 Laps 18  
Ret 11   Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 52 Gearbox 10  
Ret 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 41 Engine 12  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 40 Halfshaft 8  
Ret 17   Marc Surer Arrows-BMW 39 Fuel System 22  
Ret 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 39 Engine 2  
Ret 8   Elio de Angelis Brabham-BMW 29 Gearbox 15  
Ret 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 29 Half Shaft 6  
Ret 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 22 Wheel Bearing 13  
Ret 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 22 Engine 20  
Ret 22   Christian Danner Osella-Alfa Romeo 14 Engine 23  
Ret 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 11 Brakes 11  
Ret 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 10 Engine 21  
Ret 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 8 Gearbox 14  
Ret 23   Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1 Differential 24  
Ret 14   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 0 Collision 16  
Ret 15   Alan Jones Lola-Hart 0 Collision 17  
Ret 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 0 Differential 25  
Source:[2]

Lap leadersEdit

Ayrton Senna 49 (1–39, 63–72), Nigel Mansell 23 (40–62)

NotesEdit

  • 3rd Grand Prix victory for Ayrton Senna and the 76th win for Lotus. It was also the 19th win for a Renault powered car.
  • 9th pole position for Ayrton Senna and the 100th for Lotus. It was also Renault's 44th pole position.
  • 100th Grand Prix start for Keke Rosberg.
  • 350th Grand Prix start for Team Lotus.
  • 1st Grand Prix finish for the Haas Lola team and the final finish for the turbocharged Hart 415T engine.
  • This was the third-closest finish in Formula One history, after Mansell's spectacular charge allowed him to pull alongside Senna on the final straight.[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIA F1 Review 1986 - Rd.2 Spain
  2. ^ "1986 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ 1986 Spanish Grand Prix @ StatsF1
  4. ^ a b "Spain 1986 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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