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1989 Canadian Grand Prix

The 1989 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on 18 June 1989. The race, contested over 69 laps, was the sixth race of the 1989 Formula One season and was won by Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen, driving a Williams-Renault, after Ayrton Senna suffered an engine failure in his McLaren-Honda late on. It was Boutsen's first F1 victory, and the first for Williams with Renault engines. Teammate Riccardo Patrese finished second, with Andrea de Cesaris third in a Dallara-Ford.

1989 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 6 of 16 in the 1989 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 18 June 1989
Official name XXVII Grand Prix Molson du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Partial street circuit
Course length 4.390 km (2.728 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 302.910 km (188.220 mi)
Weather Cool and rainy with temperatures approaching 24 °C (75 °F); wind speeds up to 17.9 kilometres per hour (11.1 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Honda
Time 1:20.973
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford
Time 1:31.925 on lap 11
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Williams-Renault
Third Dallara-Ford

ClassificationEdit

Pre-QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:23.398
2 17   Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:24.550 +1.152
3 36   Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:24.764 +1.366
4 21   Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:24.778 +1.380
5 7   Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:25.275 +1.877
6 37   Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 1.25.952 +2.554
7 33   Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd 1:26.365 +2.967
8 18   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:26.807 +3.409
9 34   Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:27.073 +3.675
10 41   Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford 1:28.545 +5.147
11 39   Volker Weidler Rial-Ford 1:31.455 +8.057
12 35   Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:53.327 +29.929
13 32   Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 1:59.693 +36.295

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 1:20.973 1:22.269
2 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:21.049 1:21.269 +0.076
3 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:21.783 1:23.738 +0.810
4 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:21.946 1:22.305 +0.973
5 27   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:22.165 1:22.751 +1.192
6 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:22.311 1:24.004 +1.338
7 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:22.612 1:23.599 +1.639
8 21   Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:22.901 1:24.957 +1.928
9 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:23.050 1:24.444 +2.077
10 30   Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 1:23.059 +2.086
11 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:23.252 1:25.195 +2.279
12 9   Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 1:23.348 1:23.833 +2.375
13 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:23.542 1:24.279 +2.569
14 3   Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.665 1:23.876 +2.692
15 17   Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:23.799 1:25.289 +2.826
16 10   Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 1:23.828 1:24.693 +2.855
17 15   Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 1:23.863 1:24.734 +2.890
18 36   Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:23.974 1:24.918 +3.001
19 11   Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 1:24.029 1:25.825 +3.056
20 4   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:24.296 1:25.412 +3.323
21 16   Ivan Capelli March-Judd 1:24.406 1:25.094 +3.433
22 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 1:24.558 1:25.394 +3.585
23 38   Christian Danner Rial-Ford 1:25.298 1:24.727 +3.754
24 24   Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 1:24.786 1:25.570 +3.813
25 40   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:24.793 1:25.246 +3.820
26 31   Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 47:24.470 1:25.037 +4.064
27 12   Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 1:25.051 1:26.358 +4.078
28 29   Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini 1:25.317 1:25.161 +4.188
29 20   Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford 1:25.335 1:25.282 +4.309
30 26   Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 1:25.382 1:25.289 +4.316

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 69 2:01:24.073 6 9
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 69 + 30.007 3 6
3 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 69 + 1:36.649 9 4
4 11   Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 69 + 1:41.484 19 3
5 25   René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 22 2
6 21   Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 67 + 2 Laps 8 1
7 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 66 Engine 2  
8 38   Christian Danner Rial-Ford 66 + 3 Laps 23  
Ret 31   Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 57 Differential 26  
Ret 9   Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 40 Engine 12  
Ret 3   Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 35 Spun Off 14  
Ret 17   Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 33 Electrical 15  
Ret 16   Ivan Capelli March-Judd 28 Spun Off 21  
Ret 30   Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 26 Spun Off 10  
DSQ 36   Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 13 Ignored black flag after illegal pit stop 18  
Ret 24   Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 11 Spun Off 24  
Ret 15   Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 11 Electrical 17  
Ret 28   Gerhard Berger Ferrari 6 Gearbox 4  
Ret 40   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 6 Spun Off 25  
Ret 10   Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 3 Spun Off 16  
Ret 2   Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 2 Suspension 1  
DSQ 27   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 0 Started race before grid formation 5  
Ret 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 0 Accident 7  
Ret 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 0 Accident 11  
DSQ 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 0 Started race before grid formation 13  
Ret 4   Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 0 Electrical 20  
DNQ 12   Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd        
DNQ 29   Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini        
DNQ 20   Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford        
DNQ 26   Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford        
DNPQ 7   Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd        
DNPQ 37   Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford        
DNPQ 33   Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd        
DNPQ 18   Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        
DNPQ 34   Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha        
DNPQ 41   Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford        
DNPQ 39   Volker Weidler Rial-Ford        
DNPQ 35   Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha        
DNPQ 32   Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford        
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • Lap leaders: Alain Prost 1 (1), Ayrton Senna 30 (2–3, 39–66), Riccardo Patrese 31 (4–34), Derek Warwick 4 (35–38), Thierry Boutsen 3 (67–69)
  • Nigel Mansell and Alessandro Nannini were disqualified after starting from the pitlane before the race began. Both drivers had gone into the pits to change to slicks after the warm-up lap and when they got to the end of pit lane found no lights or officials stopping them from returning to the track (no lights is generally a sign the race had started). Despite the problem being caused by the race stewards not having the end of pit lane lights turned on, and pit lane officials not doing their job properly by stopping them from exiting the pits as the race had not started, Mansell and Nannini were still disqualified.
  • Stefan Johansson was black-flagged because an air-line became attached to his car during a pit stop. He ignored the flag to stop at the end of the pit lane and returned to the track, and was disqualified as a result.
  • Only fastest lap: Jonathan Palmer
  • 18 out of 20 constructors who participated in the 1989 season had at least one car which qualified for the race. As of 2019, this number remains the record for the number of different teams on the starting grid.
  • First podium: Scuderia Italia / Dallara
  • Last podium: Andrea de Cesaris
  • Last points: René Arnoux

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1989 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "1989 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1989 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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