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The 1992 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on 14 June 1992. It was the seventh race of the 1992 Formula One World Championship.

1992 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 7 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 14 June 1992
Official name Grand Prix Molson du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 4.430 km (2.753 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 305.670 km (189.935 mi)
Weather Dry with temperatures reaching up to 25 °C (77 °F); wind speeds up to 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Honda
Time 1:19.775
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda
Time 1:22.325 on lap 61
Podium
First McLaren-Honda
Second Benetton-Ford
Third Ferrari

The 69-lap race was won by Gerhard Berger, driving a McLaren-Honda, after he started from fourth position. Teammate Ayrton Senna took pole position and led until he suffered an electrical failure on lap 38, while Drivers' Championship leader Nigel Mansell spun off on lap 15 attempting to overtake Senna. Michael Schumacher finished second in a Benetton-Ford, with Jean Alesi third in a Ferrari.

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying produced a surprise as Ayrton Senna took pole position in his McLaren while championship leader Nigel Mansell could only manage third, behind Williams teammate Riccardo Patrese. This would turn out to be the only non-Williams pole of 1992, and one of only two not taken by Mansell that season. Rumours suggested that the English driver was under stress, as Williams were negotiating with Alain Prost for 1993.[2]

Gerhard Berger took fourth in the other McLaren, followed by Michael Schumacher in the Benetton. Johnny Herbert impressed in the Lotus and took sixth, ahead of Martin Brundle in the second Benetton. The top 10 was completed by the Ferraris of Jean Alesi and Ivan Capelli, and Mika Häkkinen in the second Lotus.

RaceEdit

At the start Senna took the lead from the two Williams-Renaults with Mansell getting ahead of Patrese then Berger, Schumacher, Herbert and Brundle. For the first 13 laps the top 8 followed in close attention until next lap 14 Mansell tried to overtake Senna at the last chicane but the car ended off track and spun and came to a stop on the main straight. The Williams driver was out of the race and accusing Senna of pushing him off. As this was happening Berger had got Patrese to make it a McLaren 1-2. Lap 18 saw the exit of Capelli who crashed hard into the wall on the exit of turn 4. On lap 37 Senna retired from the lead with electrical problems. Berger had by now pulled a couple of seconds lead on Patrese who was being chased by Brundle after the Englishman had taken advantage of Schumacher getting stuck behind Morbidelli's Minardi while lapping him. A few laps later Patrese was out as his gearbox failed. Brundle now chased after Berger and set fastest lap but then was also forced to retire with transmission problems. Berger was in comfortable lead followed by Schumacher. Katayama was driving a good race but had to retire from 5th on lap 61 when his engine expired. Wendlinger finished fourth to score his first points in F1.

ClassificationEdit

Pre-QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:25.068
2 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:25.358 +0.290
3 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:27:309 +2.241
4 14   Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 1:29.562 +4.494
5 34   Roberto Moreno Andrea Moda-Judd 1:43.557 +18.489

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:19.775 1:20.590
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:19.872 1:21.075 +0.097
3 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 1:20:157 1:19.948 +0.173
4 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:20.145 1:21.038 +0.370
5 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:20.456 1:21.045 +0.681
6 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:21.645 1:23.043 +1.870
7 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 1:22.408 1:21.738 +1.963
8 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:21.777 1:22.033 +2.002
9 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 1:22.297 1:26.259 +2.522
10 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 1:22.360 1:22.787 +2.585
11 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:22.510 1:33.438 +2.735
12 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 1:22.778 1:22.566 +2.791
13 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 1:22.594 1:23.028 +2.819
14 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:22.635 1:23.948 +2.860
15 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 1:24.144 1:22.850 +3.075
16 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:22.878 1:23.022 +3.103
17 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 1:23.023 1:23.572 +3.248
18 15   Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 1:24.281 1:23.063 +3.288
19 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:23.410 1:23.138 +3.363
20 17   Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 1:24.852 1:23.189 +3.414
21 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 1:23.425 1:23.203 +3.428
22 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 1:23.537 1:23.212 +3.437
23 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 1:23.793 1:23.249 +3.474
24 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 1:23.431 1:24.640 +3.656
25 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 1:23.759 1:23.433 +3.658
26 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:23.469 1:24.060 +3.694
27 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:23.958 1:23.721 +3.946
28 7   Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd 1:24.858 1:24.499 +4.724
29 14   Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 1:25.044 1:25.612 +5.837
30 8   Damon Hill Brabham-Judd 1:26.641 1:25.812 +6.037

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 69 1:37:08.299 4 10
2 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 69 + 12.401 5 6
3 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 69 + 1:07.327 8 4
4 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 68 + 1 Lap 12 3
5 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 68 + 1 Lap 14 2
6 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 68 + 1 Lap 22 1
7 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 68 + 1 Lap 16  
8 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 68 + 1 Lap 15  
9 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 68 + 1 Lap 23  
10 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 67 + 2 Laps 21  
11 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 67 + 2 Laps 13  
12 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 67 + 2 Laps 26  
13 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 65 + 4 Laps 25  
14 17   Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 64 + 5 Laps 20  
Ret 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 61 Engine 11  
Ret 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 45 Transmission 7  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 43 Gearbox 2  
Ret 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 37 Electrical 1  
Ret 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 36 Transmission 17  
Ret 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 35 Gearbox 10  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 34 Clutch 6  
Ret 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 18 Accident 9  
Ret 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 14 Spun Off 3  
Ret 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 14 Transmission 24  
DSQ 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 14 Push Start 19  
Ret 15   Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 0 Transmission 18  
DNQ 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda    
DNQ 7   Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd    
DNQ 14   Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford    
DNQ 8   Damon Hill Brabham-Judd    
DNPQ 34   Roberto Moreno Andrea Moda-Judd    
Source:[3]

NotesEdit

  • Stefano Modena started the race from the back of the grid.
  • Last points for the March team. The March cars had lots of local advertising this weekend, apparently due to a newspaper article about the team's financial struggles.
  • The Andrea Moda team had to borrow Judd engines from the Brabham team in order to compete.
  • Ligier scored their first points since the 1989 French Grand Prix almost three years prior.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1992 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Canadian GP, 1992". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ "1992 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Canada 1992 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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