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The 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Autódromo do Estoril on 27 September 1992. It was the fourteenth round of the 1992 Formula One season.

1992 Portuguese Grand Prix
Race 14 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 27 September 1992
Official name XXI Grande Premio SG Gigante de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.349 km (2.703 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 308.779 km (191.913 mi)
Weather Dry, sunny, windy
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:13.041
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Time 1:16.272 on lap 66
Podium
First Williams-Renault
Second McLaren-Honda
Third McLaren-Honda

Nigel Mansell won the race from pole position, in the process setting new records for most wins (nine) and most points (108) in one season, with McLaren drivers Gerhard Berger and Ayrton Senna second and third. However, the race is best remembered for the accident between Berger and Mansell's Williams team-mate Riccardo Patrese. Intending to make a pit stop, Berger moved towards the right side of the track at the beginning of the start/finish straight, with Patrese following in his slipstream. Failing to realise Berger's intentions, Patrese swerved to avoid him, but his right front wheel hit Berger's left rear and the Williams was launched into the air, almost hitting a pedestrian bridge over the track. Patrese escaped the accident shaken but unhurt, and neither driver was punished by the stewards. The debris from the crash, however, caused numerous other incidents, with Michael Schumacher and Pierluigi Martini suffering punctures, and JJ Lehto suffering slight injury as the driveshaft of the Williams went through the undertray of his Dallara, hitting him on the leg.

Before this race, the financially troubled Fondmetal team pulled out of the sport, the third team to do so this season after Brabham and Andrea Moda. That meant that there were only 26 cars on the entry list, and hence this Grand Prix was the first since 1987 in which all cars automatically qualified for the race, regardless of qualifying lap times.

This race was the last time a Honda-powered car set the fastest lap until Fernando Alonso repeated the achievement in the 2016 Italian Grand Prix, and the last time McLaren would score a double points result with Honda engines until the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 1:13.041 1:13.961
2 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:13.672 1:14.305 +0.631
3 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:15.343 1:14.258 +1.217
4 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:15.117 1:15.068 +2.027
5 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:15.356 1:15.890 +2.315
6 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 1:16.796 1:16.084 +3.043
7 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 1:16.173 1:16.213 +3.132
8 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:16.282 1:17.109 +3.241
9 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:16.755 1:16.628 +3.587
10 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:16.937 1:16.884 +3.843
11 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 1:17.332 1:16.930 +3.889
12 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:17.356 1:17.240 +4.199
13 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:17.624 1:17.250 +4.209
14 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 1:17.384 1:17.264 +4.223
15 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:17.512 1:17.277 +4.236
16 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 1:18.030 1:17.287 +4.246
17 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:17.361 1:17.675 +4.320
18 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 1:17.973 1:17.387 +4.346
19 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 1:17.847 1:17.474 +4.433
20 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 1:17.949 1:17.631 +4.590
21 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 1:17.661 1:18.676 +4.620
22 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 1:18.060 1:18.445 +5.019
23 17   Emanuele Naspetti March-Ilmor 1:18.092 1:18.531 +5.051
24 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 1:18.318 1:19.314 +5.277
25 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:36.224 1:18.592 +5.551
26 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 1:18.615 1:18.823 +5.574
Source:[1][2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 71 1:34:46.659 1 10
2 2   Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 71 + 37.533 4 6
3 1   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 70 + 1 Lap 3 4
4 20   Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 70 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 11   Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 70 + 1 Lap 7 2
6 9   Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 70 + 1 Lap 8 1
7 19   Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 69 + 2 Laps 5  
8 25   Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 69 + 2 Laps 11  
9 4   Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 69 + 2 Laps 12  
10 10   Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 68 + 3 Laps 17  
11 17   Emanuele Naspetti March-Ilmor 68 + 3 Laps 23  
12 23   Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 68 + 3 Laps 26  
13 32   Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 68 + 3 Laps 24  
14 24   Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 68 + 3 Laps 18  
Ret 21   JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 51 Physical 19  
Ret 16   Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 48 Gearbox 22  
Ret 26   Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 47 Engine 14  
Ret 30   Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 46 Spun Off 25  
Ret 6   Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 43 Collision 2  
Ret 22   Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 43 Puncture 21  
Ret 28   Ivan Capelli Ferrari 34 Engine 16  
Ret 3   Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 27 Gearbox 15  
Ret 29   Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 25 Engine 13  
Ret 33   Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 19 Electrical 20  
Ret 27   Jean Alesi Ferrari 12 Spun Off 10  
Ret 12   Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 2 Accident 9  
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SG Gigante Portuguese Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 1". formula1.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "SG Gigante Portuguese Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 2". formula1.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ "SG Gigante Portuguese Grand Prix - OVERALL QUALIFYING". formula1.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "1992 Portuguese Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Portugal 1992 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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