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The 1990 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 26 August 1990. It was the eleventh race of the 1990 Formula One World Championship. The race was the 48th Belgian Grand Prix. It was the 36th to be held at Spa-Francorchamps and the seventh since the circuit was extensively redeveloped in 1979. The race was held over 44 laps of the seven kilometre circuit for a race distance of 301 kilometres.

1990 Belgian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 26 August 1990
Location Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Distance 44 laps, 301.172 km (187.136 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Honda
Time 1:50.365
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Ferrari
Time 1:55.087 on lap 38
Podium
First McLaren-Honda
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Honda

Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna claimed his fifth race victory for the season in his McLaren MP4/5B taking a four-second win over the Ferrari 641 driven the reigning world champion, Frenchman Alain Prost. It was Senna's fourth victory in the Belgian Grand Prix, and his third in succession. Senna's Austrian team mate Gerhard Berger finished third, while further back Maurício Gugelmin scored a point for the Leyton House team.

Three attempts were made to start the race, the first two being red-flagged after collisions. Aguri Suzuki's Lola LC90 was eliminated after the first start, Paolo Barilla's Minardi M190 after the second.

Off-track, Nigel Mansell dropped a huge hint that he would not retire from F1 after all. He stated that if he was given a car for 1991 with number 1 status, reliability, a quick engine and worthy of a championship he would consider racing but (as he stated that it seemed unlikely to him) he was still adamant he would retire. He was repeatedly linked with Williams.

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QualifyingEdit

The two McLarens were on the front row, with Senna ahead of Berger. Prost in the Ferrari was third ahead of Boutsen and the second Ferrari of Mansell.

The Onyx team pulled out of the sport before the weekend of the race. This meant that the two Ligier cars no longer needed to pre-qualify.

ClassificationEdit

Pre-QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:57.941
2 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:58.339 +0.398
3 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford 1:59.130 +1.189
4 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:59.910 +1.969
5 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 2:00.270 +2.329
6 34   Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd 2:01.405 +3.464
7 39   Bruno Giacomelli Life 2:19.445 +21.504

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:52.278 1:50.365
2 28   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:51.211 1:50.948 +0.583
3 1   Alain Prost Ferrari 1:51.841 1:51.043 +0.678
4 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:54.024 1:51.902 +1.537
5 2   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:52.601 1:52.267 +1.902
6 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:55.800 1:52.648 +2.283
7 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:54.260 1:52.703 +2.338
8 20   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 1:53.689 1:52.853 +2.488
9 4   Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:54.116 1:52.885 +2.520
10 3   Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 1:55.798 1:53.468 +3.103
11 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:55.294 1:53.523 +3.158
12 16   Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 1:55.012 1:53.783 +3.418
13 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:57.014 1:53.916 +3.551
14 15   Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 1:54.497 1:54.120 +3.755
15 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:56.213 1:54.251 +3.886
16 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:56.074 1:54.312 +3.947
17 21   Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 1:56.239 1:54:595 +4.230
18 11   Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 1:56.246 1:55.068 +4.703
19 10   Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 1:56.562 1:55.199 +4.834
20 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:56.923 1:55.261 +4.896
21 25   Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 1:57.471 1:55.278 +4.913
22 12   Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 1:56.666 1:55.304 +4.939
23 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:57.770 1:55.334 +4.969
24 7   David Brabham Brabham-Judd 1:58.034 1:55.668 +5.303
25 24   Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 1:57.221 1:55.859 +5.494
26 9   Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 1:57.255 1:56.055 +5.690
27 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 1:56.118 +5.753
28 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:58.293 1:57.566 +7.201
29 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:58.995 1:57.704 +7.339
30 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford 1:58.520 +8.155

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 44 1:26:31.997 1 9
2 1   Alain Prost Ferrari 44 + 3.550 3 6
3 28   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 44 + 28.462 2 4
4 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 44 + 49.337 6 3
5 20   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 44 + 1:29.650 8 2
6 15   Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 44 + 1:48.851 14 1
7 16   Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 43 + 1 Lap 12  
8 4   Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 43 + 1 Lap 9  
9 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 43 + 1 Lap 15  
10 10   Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 43 + 1 Lap 19  
11 11   Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 43 + 1 Lap 18  
12 12   Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 43 + 1 Lap 22  
13 9   Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 43 + 1 Lap 26  
14 25   Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 42 + 2 Laps 21  
15 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 42 + 2 Laps 16  
16 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 42 + 2 Laps 23  
17 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 39 Engine 13  
Ret 7   David Brabham Brabham-Judd 36 Electrical 24  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 27 Engine 20  
Ret 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 21 Transmission 4  
Ret 2   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 19 Handling 5  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 18 Gearbox 7  
Ret 21   Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 5 Water Leak 17  
Ret 3   Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 4 Engine 10  
Ret 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 0 Accident 11  
Ret 24   Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 0 Accident 25  
DNQ 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford    
DNQ 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford    
DNQ 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford    
DNQ 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford    
DNPQ 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd    
DNPQ 34   Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd    
DNPQ 39   Bruno Giacomelli Life
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1990 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Belgium 1990 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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