1986 Mexican Grand Prix

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Mexico  1986 Mexican Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One season
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.svg
Date October 12, 1986
Official name Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico
Course Permanent circuit
Course length 4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 68 laps, 300.628 km (186.801 mi)
Weather Sunny and hot
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:16.990
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:19.360 on lap 64
Podium
First Benetton-BMW
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Lotus-Renault

The 1986 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mexico City on October 12, 1986.

The first Mexican Grand Prix since 1970 was held at exactly the same location as before – the newly renamed Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, located in the Magdalena Mixhuca recreational sports park in the middle of Mexico City, which was the world's largest city at the time. The track had been slightly shortened and modified from its previous layout; although Mexico City was located on a geologically active surface; so the circuit was very bumpy- and the most fearsome and spectacular corner on the circuit, the banked 160-mph, 180-degree Peraltada turn remained from before, but with more run-off area than before.

It was the first win for Gerhard Berger and the first win for the Benetton team. Benetton ran on Pirelli tyres, and their relative durability compared to competitors on Goodyear tyres played to the team's advantage. Berger won this race due to not having to make a pit stop for a fresh set of tyres.[1]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:18.367 1:16.990
2 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:18.037 1:17.279 +0.289
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:18.269 1:17.514 +0.524
4 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:17.780 1:17.609 +0.619
5 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:21.241 1:18.285 +1.295
6 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:19.294 1:18.421 +1.431
7 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:19.713 1:18.527 +1.537
8 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:20.492 1:18.839 +1.849
9 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:18.971 1:18.893 +1.903
10 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:20.372 1:19.257 +2.267
11 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:19.342 +2.352
12 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:19.628 1:19.388 +2.398
13 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:19.624 1:20.458 +2.634
14 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:20.303 1:19.769 +2.779
15 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:20.525 1:20.090 +3.100
16 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:21.587 1:20.198 +3.208
17 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:20.479 1:21.491 +3.489
18 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:21.154 1:20.668 +3.678
19 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:20.946 1:21.174 +3.956
20 17 West Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:21.069 1:21.461 +4.079
21 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:21.171 1:21.361 +4.181
22 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:22.470 1:22.521 +5.480
23 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:23.812 1:22.524 +5.534
24 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:25.179 1:23.457 +6.467
25 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:25.767 1:24.176 +7.186
26 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:26.573 1:27.209 +9.583

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 68 1:33:18.700 4 9
2 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 68 + 25.438 6 6
3 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 68 + 52.513 1 4
4 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 67 + 1 Lap 2 3
5 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 67 + 1 Lap 3 2
6 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 67 + 1 Lap 10 1
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 66 + 2 Laps 21  
8 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 66 + 2 Laps 22  
9 17 Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 66 + 2 Laps 20  
10 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 65 Out of Fuel 18  
11 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 65 + 3 Laps 16  
12 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 64 Turbo 14  
13 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 64 Spun Off 5  
14 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 64 + 4 Laps 24  
15 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 63 Engine 13  
16 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 61 + 7 Laps 26  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 53 Electrical 17  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 37 Engine 7  
Ret 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 35 Tyre 15  
Ret 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 32 Puncture 11  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 10 Turbo 12  
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 8 Turbo 25  
Ret 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 8 Turbo 19  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 4 Engine 9  
Ret 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 0 Accident 8  
DNS 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 0 Accident 26  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutchinson, Jeff, Autosport, October 16, 1986
  2. ^ "1986 Mexican Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

External links[edit]


Previous race:
1986 Portuguese Grand Prix
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1986 season
Next race:
1986 Australian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1970 Mexican Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix Next race:
1987 Mexican Grand Prix
Awards
Preceded by
1985 Australian Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

1986
Succeeded by
1987 Japanese Grand Prix