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The 1992 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 July 1992 at Silverstone, Northamptonshire. It was the ninth round of the 1992 Formula One season. The 59-lap race was won by Nigel Mansell for the Williams-Renault team, the Englishman also starting from pole position, leading every lap and setting the fastest lap of the race. Riccardo Patrese finished second in the other Williams car, with Martin Brundle third in a Benetton-Ford.

1992 British Grand Prix
Race 9 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 12 July 1992
Location Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Course Permanent race track
Course length 5.226 km (3.260 mi)
Distance 59 laps, 308.334 km (192.348 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:18.965
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault
Time 1:22.539 on lap 57
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second Williams-Renault
Third Benetton-Ford

After Mansell won his home Grand Prix, the British spectators invaded the race track to congratulate their hero. Mansell's car was blocked by the crowd, preventing him from driving back to the pits. Eventually Mansell was returned to the pits by track marshals to attend the podium ceremony. The win was the 28th of Mansell's career, thus making him the successful British Formula One driver of all time in terms of wins (surpassing Jackie Stewart's 27).

Future World Champion Damon Hill made his first start, for the Brabham team. Two further future champions, Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen, scored points.

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Practice and qualifyingEdit

Nigel Mansell dominated qualifying, taking his eighth pole position of the year by nearly two seconds from Williams teammate Riccardo Patrese with a further 0.8 seconds back to Ayrton Senna's McLaren in third. Alongside Senna on the second row was Michael Schumacher in the Benetton, with their respective teammates Gerhard Berger and Martin Brundle on the third row. Johnny Herbert was seventh in his Lotus, ahead of Jean Alesi's Ferrari, with Mika Häkkinen in the other Lotus and Érik Comas in the Ligier completing the top ten. Damon Hill qualified for the first time, taking the 26th and last slot in his Brabham.

RaceEdit

Though Patrese led at the first corner, Mansell soon re-passed his teammate and pulled away from the rest of the field, eventually winning by 39 seconds. Brundle made a fast start to run third, battling with his old Formula 3 rival Senna until the Brazilian suffered a transmission failure seven laps from the end. Brundle eventually finished nine seconds behind Patrese and five ahead of teammate Schumacher, who had lost time following a collision with the Jordan of Stefano Modena when he was trying to lap him. Berger finished just behind Schumacher despite an engine problem in the closing stages, while Häkkinen took the final point for sixth. Hill finished 16th, four laps behind Mansell; he and other drivers were still circulating when the spectators invaded the track to celebrate Mansell's win.

Post-raceEdit

The win, Mansell's seventh of the season, moved him to 76 points in the Drivers' Championship, with Patrese on 40 and Schumacher on 29. In the Constructors' Championship, Williams had 116 points, with Benetton a distant second on 42 and McLaren on 38.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

 
Mika Häkkinen finished sixth in his Lotus 107.
Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 1:18.965 Pole
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:20.884 +1.919
3 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:21.706 +2.741
4 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:22.066 +3.101
5 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:22.296 +3.331
6 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 1:23.489 +4.524
7 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:23.605 +4.640
8 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:23.723 +4.758
9 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 1:23.813 +4.848
10 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 1:23.957 +4.992
11 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:24.065 +5.100
12 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:24.198 +5.233
13 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 1:24.545 +5.580
14 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 1:24.558 +5.593
15 15   Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 1:24.761 +5.796
16 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:24.851 +5.886
17 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork- Mugen-Honda 1:24.924 +5.959
18 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:24.984 +6.019
19 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 1:25.037 +6.072
20 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:25.096 +6.131
21 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 1:25.123 +6.131
22 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 1:25.221 +6.256
23 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 1:25.362 +6.397
24 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 1:25.988 +7.023
25 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 1:25.998 +7.033
26 8   Damon Hill Brabham-Judd 1:26.378 +7.413
DNQ 23   Alessandro Zanardi Minardi-Lamborghini 1:26.458 +7.493
DNQ 17   Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 1:27.995 +9.030
DNQ 14   Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 1:28.452 +9.487
DNQ 7   Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd 1:28.719 +9.754
DNPQ 34   Roberto Moreno Andrea Moda-Judd 1:30.592 +11.627
DNPQ 35   Perry McCarthy Andrea Moda-Judd 1:46.719 +27.754

RaceEdit

 
Fans invading the track at Copse Corner following Nigel Mansell's victory.
Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 59 1:25:42.991 1 10
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 59 + 39.094 2 6
3 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 59 + 48.395 6 4
4 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 59 + 53.267 4 3
5 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 59 + 55.795 5 2
6 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 59 + 1:20.138 9 1
7 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 58 + 1 Lap 12  
8 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 58 + 1 Lap 10  
9 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 58 + 1 Lap 14  
10 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 57 + 2 Laps 13  
11 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 57 + 2 Laps 20  
12 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 57 + 2 Laps 17  
13 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 57 + 2 Laps 19  
14 15   Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 57 + 2 Laps 15  
15 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 56 + 3 Laps 22  
16 8   Damon Hill Brabham-Judd 55 + 4 Laps 26  
17 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 53 Engine 25  
Ret 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 52 Transmission 3  
Ret 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 46 Spun Off 18  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 43 Mechanical 8  
Ret 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 43 Engine 23  
Ret 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 37 Engine 24  
Ret 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 32 Wheel 11  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 31 Transmission 7  
Ret 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 27 Gearbox 21  
Ret 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 27 Transmission 16  
DNQ 23   Alessandro Zanardi Minardi-Lamborghini    
DNQ 17   Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor    
DNQ 14   Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford    
WD 7   Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd    
DNPQ 34   Roberto Moreno Andrea Moda-Judd    
DNPQ 35   Perry McCarthy Andrea Moda-Judd    
Source:[1]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1992 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Britain 1992 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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