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The 1990 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 June 1990 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. It was Race 5 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One World Championship. It was the 28th Canadian Grand Prix and the 12th to be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The race was held over 70 laps of the 4.390 km (2.728 mi) circuit for a race distance of 307 kilometres.

1990 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 5 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date June 10, 1990
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Partial street circuit
Course length 4.390 km (2.728 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 307.300 km (190.947 mi)
Weather Warm and cloudy with temperatures approaching 19.8 °C (67.6 °F); wind speeds up to 27.8 kilometres per hour (17.3 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Honda
Time 1:20.399
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda
Time 1:22.077 on lap 70
Podium
First McLaren-Honda
Second Benetton-Ford
Third Ferrari

The race was won for the second time by Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna driving a McLaren MP4/5B. It was Senna's third win for the season having won the season-opening United States Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix just two weeks earlier. Senna won by ten seconds over fellow Brazilian Nelson Piquet who drove a Benetton B190. Three second further back in third was British driver Nigel Mansell driving a Ferrari 641.

The win allowed Senna to gain a twelve-point lead in the drivers' championship over his McLaren team mate Gerhard Berger. His nearest competitive rival, Ferrari driver Alain Prost had less than half of Senna's points.

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Race reportEdit

In a race with a McLaren front row, the team looked strong. Senna maintained the lead coming into the first corner with Berger second, but the Austrian was deemed to have jumped the start. A few laps into the race it was announced that Berger would have a one-minute penalty added to his race time. As a consequence, after a round of pitstops for new tyres, Senna allowed his teammate to pass him going into the hairpin so that the Austrian could set about gaining time in relation to his competitors.

The weather conditions were moist, making for a mildly slippery track. This caused spins from many. The first of the spinners was Pierluigi Martini who spun out at turn 2 on the first lap. Thierry Boutsen, the 1989 winner, spun mid-race while trying to pass Prost while approaching a corner, and clouted into the Ligier of Nicola Larini as he spun.

Nannini spun off the track into a tire wall. Shortly afterward on lap 26, Jean Alesi lost control while challenging another car and spun into the same tire barrier, ending up on top of Nannini's abandoned Benetton B190. The Benetton was written off when hit by the Tyrrell, leaving team mechanics with a massive rebuild before the next race in Mexico.

In the end, Berger had crossed the line first but was awarded a one-minute penalty for a jumped start, which was added to his overall race time, dropping him to fourth in the final order. Following Berger's penalty, Senna took the victory, whilst Piquet finished second after a determined battle with the two Ferraris where he forced his way past Prost's Ferrari going into the hairpin. It was the Benetton driver's first podium finish since the 1988 Australian Grand Prix. Prost was later passed at the same place by teammate Mansell who went on to finish third.

ClassificationEdit

Pre-qualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 1:28.268
2 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:28.589 +0.321
3 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:29.372 +1.104
4 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:29.844 +1.576
5 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:29.855 +1.587
6 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:30.460 +2.192
7 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru 1:44.185 +15.917
8 34   Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd 1:47.118 +18.850
9 39   Bruno Giacomelli Life 1:50.253 +21.985

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:20.399 1:30.514
2 28   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:20.465 1:33.240 +0.066
3 1   Alain Prost Ferrari 1:20.826 1:31.514 +0.427
4 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:21.302 1:30.575 +0.903
5 20   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 1:21.568 1:27.124 +1.169
6 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:21.599 +1.200
7 2   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:21.641 1:27.647 +1.242
8 4   Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.748 +1.349
9 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:22.018 44:52.525 +1.619
10 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:22.660 1:29.062 +2.261
11 11   Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 1:22.673 +2.274
12 12   Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 1:22.703 1:35.198 +2.304
13 3   Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.605 +3.205
14 9   Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 1:23.744 +3.345
15 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:23.779 1:30.872 +3.380
16 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:23.795 1:40.047 +3.396
17 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 1:23.899 1:31.797 +3.500
18 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:23.915 1:32.777 +3.516
19 21   Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 1:24.269 1:38.775 +3.870
20 25   Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 1:24.285 1:30.091 +3.886
21 35   Gregor Foitek Onyx-Ford 1:24.397 1:42.487 +3.998
22 36   JJ Lehto Onyx-Ford 1:24.425 1:40.607 +4.026
23 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:24.451 1:32.750 +4.052
24 16   Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 1:24.554 7:00.728 +4.155
25 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:24.621 1:36.629 +4.222
26 10   Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 1:25.113 1:39.209 +4.714
27 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 1:25.172 1:31.097 +4.773
28 15   Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 1:25.712 1:45.435 +5.313
29 24   Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 1:25.951 1:51.583 +5.552
30 7   David Brabham Brabham-Judd 1:26.771 1:36.453 +6.372

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 70 1:42:56.400 1 9
2 20   Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 70 +10.497 5 6
3 2   Nigel Mansell Ferrari 70 +13.385 7 4
4 28   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 70 +14.854 2 3
5 1   Alain Prost Ferrari 70 +15.820 3 2
6 11   Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 68 +2 Laps 11 1
7 8   Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 68 +2 laps 10
8 10   Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 68 +2 Laps 26
9 29   Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 67 +3 Laps 23
10 16   Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 67 +3 Laps 24
11 3   Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 67 +3 Laps 13
12 30   Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 66 +4 Laps 18
13 14   Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 65 +5 Laps 15
Ret 12   Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 57 Engine 12
Ret 35   Gregor Foitek Onyx-Ford 53 Engine 21
Ret 22   Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 50 Gearbox 25
Ret 36   JJ Lehto Onyx-Ford 46 Engine 22
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 44 Brakes 9
Ret 26   Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 34 Engine 17
Ret 4   Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 26 Spun Off 8
Ret 19   Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 21 Spun Off 4
Ret 5   Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 19 Collision 6
Ret 25   Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 18 Collision 20
Ret 21   Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 11 Collision 19
Ret 9   Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 11 Collision 14
Ret 23   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 0 Spun Off 16
DNQ 33   Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd
DNQ 15   Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd
DNQ 24   Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford
DNQ 7   David Brabham Brabham-Judd
DNPQ 17   Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford
DNPQ 18   Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford
DNPQ 31   Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru
DNPQ 34   Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 39   Bruno Giacomelli Life
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1990 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "1990 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1990 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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