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The 1992 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany on 26 July 1992. It was the tenth race of the 1992 Formula One World Championship.

1992 German Grand Prix
Race 10 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Hockenheimring-1992.svg
Race details
Date 26 July 1992
Official name Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 6.815 km (4.251 mi)
Distance 45 laps, 306.675 km (191.313 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:37.960
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault
Time 1:41.591 on lap 36
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second McLaren-Honda
Third Benetton-Ford

The 45-lap race was won from pole position by Englishman Nigel Mansell, driving a Williams-Renault, with Brazilian Ayrton Senna second in a McLaren-Honda and local driver Michael Schumacher third in a Benetton-Ford.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

The Ostkurve chicane was modified for this race from a quick left-right gap into a turning sequence, there were safety concerns with the chicane the year previous when Érik Comas had a major accident there in his Ligier.

QualifyingEdit

In pre-qualifying, both Andrea Moda cars went out, although Perry McCarthy was excluded from the event after missing a weighbridge check.

Nigel Mansell qualified on pole position, ahead of Riccardo Patrese and Ayrton Senna. Stefano Modena, Eric van de Poele, Andrea Chiesa and Damon Hill were the four drivers who did not qualify for the race. For Chiesa, it would prove to be the last time he took part in a Grand Prix event, as he was replaced for the next race at the Fondmetal team by van de Poele.

RaceEdit

At the start, Mansell took an early lead from teammate Patrese, with Senna in third. Mansell made a scheduled pitstop and quickly caught Senna, who chose to run the race without a pitstop. Aguri Suzuki spun off at the Sachs Kurve on lap 2. Ukyo Katayama also retired after spinning off only 7 laps later, and Gerhard Berger retired in the pits with electrical problems on lap 17 as he had a long stop for tyres with the problems. On lap 19, Mansell cut the corner at the OstKurve chicane, exited faster, and passed Senna on the following straight. Mansell was not penalized. Meanwhile further back, Ivan Capelli retired with engine trouble on lap 22 as did both the Lotus cars of Mika Häkkinen and Johnny Herbert retired with the same problems by lap 24.

On the last lap, Riccardo Patrese spun off whilst trying to pass Ayrton Senna for second position. He would end up being classified in eighth position. Mansell held on for the race victory, ahead of Senna in second, whose McLaren car ran out of fuel shortly after crossing the finish line and Michael Schumacher in third.

Mansell tied the record from Ayrton Senna in 1988 for most wins in a season with 8, accomplished in only 10 races.

Ayrton Senna dropped out of title contention at this race, although it seemed inevitable that only Mansell would be Driver's Champion anyway - he clinched the title at the next race in Hungary.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 1:38.340 1:37.960
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:40.501 1:38.310 +0.350
3 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:40.331 1:39.106 +1.146
4 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:40.869 1:39.716 +1.756
5 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:42.563 1:40.959 +2.999
6 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:42.183 1:41.132 +3.172
7 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 1:43.696 1:41.942 +3.982
8 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 1:42.930 1:42.112 +4.152
9 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 1:43.614 1:42.136 +4.176
10 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 1:44.173 1:42.357 +4.397
11 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:46.164 1:42.645 +4.685
12 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 1:43.744 1:42.748 +4.788
13 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 1:44.370 1:42.749 +4.789
14 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:44.689 1:42.797 +4.837
15 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:44.359 1:42.838 +4.878
16 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:46.406 1:43.079 +5.119
17 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:43.574 1:43.171 +5.211
18 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 1:45.099 1:43.556 +5.596
19 15   Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 1:44.661 1:43.777 +5.817
20 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:43.790 1:44.505 +5.830
21 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 1:45.132 1:43.931 +5.971
22 17   Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 1:45.190 1:44.130 +6.170
23 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 1:45.941 1:44.521 +6.561
24 23   Alessandro Zanardi Minardi-Lamborghini 1:45.788 1:44.593 +6.633
25 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini no time 1:44.596 +6.636
26 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 1:45.455 1:44.763 +6.803
27 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 1:46.211 1:45.088 +7.128
28 7   Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd 1:47.321 1:45.098 +7.138
29 14   Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 1:46.362 1:45.459 +7.499
30 8   Damon Hill Brabham-Judd 1:49.843 1:45.871 +7.911
Source:[1][2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 45 1:18:22.032 1 10
2 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 45 + 4.500 3 6
3 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 45 + 34.462 6 4
4 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 45 + 36.959 9 3
5 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 45 + 1:12.607 5 2
6 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 45 + 1:36.498 7 1
7 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 45 + 1:37.180 8  
8 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 44 Spun Off 2  
9 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 44 + 1 Lap 17  
10 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 44 + 1 Lap 21  
11 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 44 + 1 Lap 18  
12 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 44 + 1 Lap 26  
13 17   Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 44 + 1 Lap 22  
14 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 44 + 1 Lap 25  
15 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 43 + 2 Laps 23  
16 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 42 + 3 Laps 10  
Ret 15   Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 33 Engine 19  
Ret 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 25 Engine 20  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 23 Engine 11  
Ret 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 21 Engine 12  
Ret 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 21 Engine 13  
Ret 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 16 Electrical 4  
Ret 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 8 Engine 14  
Ret 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 8 Spun Off 16  
Ret 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1 Spun Off 15  
Ret 23   Alessandro Zanardi Minardi-Lamborghini 1 Gearbox 24  
DNQ 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha    
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    
EX 35   Perry McCarthy Andrea Moda-Judd    
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mobil 1 German Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Mobil 1 German Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Mobil 1 German Grand Prix - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ "1992 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Germany 1992 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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