1992 Portuguese Grand Prix
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|Race 14 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One season|
|Date||September 27, 1992|
|Official name||XXI Grande Premio de Portugal|
|Location||Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
4.349 km (2.703 mi)
|Distance||71 laps, 308.779 km (191.913 mi)|
|Weather||Dry, sunny, windy|
|Time||1:16.272 on lap 66|
The 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Autódromo do Estoril on September 27, 1992. It was the fourteenth round of the 1992 Formula One season. Nigel Mansell won the race, breaking the record for most wins in one season. However, the race is best remembered for the accident between Gerhard Berger and Riccardo Patrese. Berger was intending to pit and moved towards the right side of the track on the start/finish straight, Patrese followed in his slipstream. At the pit entry, Berger lifted the throttle, Patrese hit Berger's rear wheel and the Italian's car became airborne, almost hitting the bridge over the track. Patrese escaped the shunt without injuries. The debris from the crash caused multiple dramas. Pierluigi Martini and Michael Schumacher suffered punctures, while JJ Lehto suffered slight injury as the driveshaft of the Williams went through the undertray of the Dallara, hitting him on the leg.
With the entry list having fallen to 26 cars, this race would be the first time that all cars would be automatically qualified for the race regardless of qualifying lap times.
Standings after the race
- Bold text indicates the World Champions.
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1992/196/. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
- Henry, Alan (1992). AUTOCOURSE 1992-93. Hazleton Publishing. ISBN 0-905138-96-1.
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