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The 1990 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 15 July 1990. It was the eighth race of the 1990 Formula One World Championship. It was the 45th British Grand Prix and the 26th to be held at Silverstone. The race was held over 64 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 306 kilometres.

1990 British Grand Prix
Race 8 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 15 July 1990
Official name XLIII Foster's British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.778 km (2.969 mi)
Distance 64 laps, 305.904 km (190.080 mi)
Weather Hot, dry, sunny
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:07.428
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari
Time 1:11.291 on lap 51
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Williams-Renault
Third McLaren-Honda

French reigning World Champion Alain Prost won his third race in succession in his Ferrari 641 taking a 40-second win over Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen driving a Williams FW13B. It was Boutsen's best result for the year to date. Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna was third driving a McLaren MP4/5B.

Prost's win put him into the lead of the championship for the first time in 1990, giving him a two-point lead.

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Race reportEdit

Local hero Nigel Mansell led until his gearbox began to malfunction. He was overtaken (against team orders, and to Mansell's chagrin) by Alain Prost. After retiring from the race Mansell famously threw his gloves into the crowd and announced he would retire from F1 at the end of the season, a decision he later reversed.

Riccardo Patrese became the first driver ever to start 200 Grands Prix. On race day, he retired and his team-mate Thierry Boutsen reached the podium.

Éric Bernard and Aguri Suzuki both scored the best results of their career up to this point. For Suzuki, it was the first points scoring finish of his career.

Ivan Capelli was the charger in the race. Starting 10th he spun early to avoid the collision between Patrese and Alessandro Nannini. Then racing with a broken exhaust header he charged hard, eventually passing Gerhard Berger for 3rd and for a time being the fastest driver on the track before retiring on lap 48 with a fuel leak.

Ligier needed at least a top 8 finish to avoid pre-qualification, but Nicola Larini could not do better than 10th place, while teammate Philippe Alliot only managed to finish 13th.

This would be the last motor race on the original high-speed Silverstone circuit; the day after the race, a construction crew funded by Tom Walkinshaw immediately began work on reprofiling and incorporating the newly designed corners.

ClassificationEdit

Pre-qualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:10.254
2 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:11.128 +0.874
3 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:11.516 +1.262
4 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:11.953 +1.699
5 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 1:12.554 +2.300
6 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:12.653 +2.399
7 34   Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd 1:15.059 +4.805
8 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru 1:19.230 +8.976
9 39   Bruno Giacomelli Life 1:25.947 +15.693

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:08.336 1:07.428
2 27   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:08.071 1:09.055 +0.643
3 28   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:08.246 1:08.674 +0.818
4 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:09.102 1:08.291 +0.863
5 1   Alain Prost Ferrari 1:09.110 1:08.336 +0.908
6 4   Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:09.147 1:08.370 +0.942
7 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:08.677 1:08.864 +1.249
8 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:09.560 1:09.003 +1.575
9 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:09.243 1:09.865 +1.815
10 16   Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 1:10.691 1:09.308 +1.880
11 20   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 1:09.684 1:09.407 +1.979
12 3   Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 1:09.937 1:09.608 +2.180
13 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:09.782 1:09.641 +2.213
14 12   Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 1:10.786 1:09.741 +2.313
15 15   Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 1:11.167 1:10.044 +2.616
16 11   Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 1:10.552 1:10.092 +2.664
17 10   Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 1:10.480 1:10:110 +2.682
18 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:10.568 1:10.303 +2.875
19 21   Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 1:11.413 1:10.847 +3.419
20 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:11.070 1:11.600 +3.642
21 25   Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 1:11.942 1:11.180 +3.752
22 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 1:12.483 1:11.215 +3.787
23 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:11.705 1:11.234 +3.806
24 24   Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 1:11.498 1:11.387 +3.959
25 9   Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 1:11.562 1:12.644 +4.134
26 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:12.506 1:11.681 +4.253
27 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:12.179 1:11.710 +4.282
28 7   David Brabham Brabham-Judd 1:11.741 1:13.016 +4.313
29 36   JJ Lehto Onyx-Ford 1:12.712 1:12.631 +5.203
30 35   Gregor Foitek Onyx-Ford 1:13.413 1:13.271 +5.843

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Alain Prost Ferrari 64 1:18:30.999 5 9
2 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 64 + 39.092 4 6
3 27   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 64 + 43.088 2 4
4 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 64 + 1:15.302 8 3
5 20   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 64 + 1:24.003 11 2
6 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 63 + 1 Lap 9 1
7 10   Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 63 + 1 Lap 17  
8 4   Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 63 + 1 Lap 6  
9 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 62 + 2 Laps 20  
10 25   Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 62 + 2 Laps 21  
11 21   Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 62 + 2 Laps 19  
12 24   Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 62 + 2 Laps 24  
13 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 61 + 3 Laps 22  
14 28   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 60 Throttle 3  
Ret 2   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 55 Gearbox 1  
Ret 16   Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 48 Fuel Leak 10  
Ret 12   Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 48 Engine 14  
Ret 11   Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 46 Engine 16  
Ret 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 41 Engine 26  
Ret 9   Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 37 Engine 25  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 26 Chassis 7  
Ret 3   Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 20 Electrical 12  
Ret 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 15 Collision 13  
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 12 Fuel System 23  
Ret 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 3 Alternator 18  
DNS 15   Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 0 Fuel Pump 15  
DNQ 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford    
DNQ 7   David Brabham Brabham-Judd    
DNQ 36   JJ Lehto Onyx-Ford    
DNQ 35   Gregor Foitek Onyx-Ford    
DNPQ 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd    
DNPQ 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford    
DNPQ 34   Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd    
DNPQ 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru    
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 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Britain 1990 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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