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The 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Hungaroring on 9 August 1987. It was the ninth race of the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship. The race was held over 76 laps of the 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres (190 mi).

1987 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 9 of 16 in the 1987 Formula One World Championship
Hungaroring circuit 1986-1988.svg
Race details
Date 9 August 1987
Location Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.014 km (2.495 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 305.064 km (189.620 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Honda
Time 1:28.047
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:30.149 on lap 65 (lap record)
Podium
First Williams-Honda
Second Lotus-Honda
Third McLaren-TAG

Contents

Race summaryEdit

Before the race, Ayrton Senna informed Lotus that he would be leaving the team at the end of the year. Almost immediately, Lotus signed Senna's fellow Brazilian and Drivers' Championship leader, Nelson Piquet, who explained that he felt that Williams had not honoured his number one driver status in the team.

Piquet went on to take his second consecutive win in his Williams-Honda, after team-mate Nigel Mansell lost a wheel nut with six laps remaining. Senna finished second in his Lotus-Honda but 37 seconds behind Piquet, while Alain Prost took third in his McLaren-TAG.

Thierry Boutsen finished fourth in his Benetton-Ford, ahead of the Brabham-BMW of Riccardo Patrese. The final championship point was claimed by Derek Warwick in his Arrows-Megatron, who was battling with influenza and conjunctivitis. Jonathan Palmer claimed the Jim Clark Trophy points finishing seventh in his Tyrrell DG016 with team mate Philippe Streiff finishing ninth behind the second Arrows of Eddie Cheever. Italian driver Ivan Capelli was tenth in the March 871.

The win allowed Piquet to expand his championship points lead to seven over Senna and 18 over Mansell.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:28.047 1:28.682
2 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:31.080 1:28.549 +0.502
3 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:30.842 1:29.724 +1.677
4 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:30.156 1:30.327 +2.109
5 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:30.472 1:30.310 +2.263
6 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda 1:31.387 1:30.387 +2.340
7 20   Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Ford 1:30.748 1:30.810 +2.701
8 2   Stefan Johansson McLaren-TAG 1:31.228 1:31.940 +3.181
9 17   Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron 1:31.416 1:34.386 +3.369
10 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:31.586 1:32.422 +3.539
11 18   Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron 1:32.336 1:33.700 +4.289
12 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-Ford 1:32.452 1:32.639 +4.405
13 8   Andrea de Cesaris Brabham-BMW 1:32.628 1:43.913 +4.581
14 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Ford 1:33.644 1:34.383 +5.597
15 30   Philippe Alliot Lola-Ford 1:33.777 1:34.014 +5.730
16 3   Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 1:34.398 1:33.895 +5.848
17 11   Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Honda 1:34.297 1:34.476 +6.250
18 16   Ivan Capelli March-Ford 1:34.950 1:34.426 +6.379
19 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Megatron 1:35.346 1:34.518 +6.471
20 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:34.796 1:34.770 +6.723
21 21   Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.693 1:35.594 +7.547
22 9   Martin Brundle Zakspeed 1:35.754 1:35.818 +7.707
23 10   Christian Danner Zakspeed 1:35.930 1:36.371 +7.883
24 23   Adrián Campos Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:36.067 1:37.948 +8.020
25 26   Piercarlo Ghinzani Ligier-Megatron 1:36.411 1:36.109 +8.062
26 14   Pascal Fabre AGS-Ford 1:38.803 1:37.730 +9.683
Source:[1][2][3]

RaceEdit

Numbers in brackets refer to positions of normally aspirated entrants competing for the Jim Clark Trophy.

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 76 1:59:26.793 3 9
2 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda 76 + 37.727 6 6
3 1   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 76 + 1:27.456 4 4
4 20   Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 7   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 75 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 17   Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron 74 + 2 Laps 9 1
7 (1) 3   Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 16  
8 18   Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron 74 + 2 Laps 11  
9 (2) 4   Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 14  
10 (3) 16   Ivan Capelli March-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 18  
11 24   Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 73 + 3 Laps 20  
12 26   Piercarlo Ghinzani Ligier-Megatron 73 + 3 Laps 25  
13 (4) 14   Pascal Fabre AGS-Ford 71 + 5 Laps 26  
14 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 70 Wheel 1  
Ret 21   Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 64 Fuel System 21  
Ret 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Megatron 57 Electrical 19  
Ret 30   Philippe Alliot Lola-Ford 48 Accident 15  
Ret 9   Martin Brundle Zakspeed 45 Turbo 22  
Ret 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 43 Engine 5  
Ret 8   Andrea de Cesaris Brabham-BMW 43 Gearbox 13  
Ret 2   Stefan Johansson McLaren-TAG 14 Gearbox 8  
Ret 19   Teo Fabi Benetton-Ford 14 Gearbox 12  
Ret 23   Adrián Campos Minardi-Motori Moderni 14 Spun Off 24  
Ret 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 13 Differential 2  
Ret 10   Christian Danner Zakspeed 3 Engine 23  
Ret 11   Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Honda 1 Driveshaft[4] 17  
Source:[5]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hungarian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Hungarian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Hungarian Grand Prix - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ Pritchard, Anthony (March 2006). Lotus: The Competition Cars. Haynes Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 1-84425-006-7.
  5. ^ "1987 Hungarian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Hungary 1987 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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