1985 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 1 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One season
Circuit Jacarepagua.png
Date April 7, 1985
Location Jacarepaguá Circuit
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro
Course Permanent racing facility
5.031 km (3.126 mi)
Distance 61 laps, 306.891 km (190.686 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Time 1:27.768
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Time 1:36.702 on lap 34
Podium
First France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Second Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Third Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault

The 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Jacarepaguá on April 7, 1985. It was the first round of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Of note, even though René Arnoux finished 4th for Ferrari, he was sacked after the race, with both the team and Arnoux never revealing the reason behind the sacking. The driver who finished 7th in this race, Stefan Johansson, was picked up by the Scuderia for the rest of the year. This race was also Nigel Mansell's first race of seven seasons with the Williams team.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:28.899 1:27.768
2 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:32.135 1:27.864 +0.096
3 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:28.081 +0.313
4 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:28.705 1:28.389 +0.621
5 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:31.211 1:28.848 +1.080
6 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:30.253 1:29.117 +1.349
7 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 1:30.813 1:29.612 +1.844
8 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:31.364 1:29.855 +2.087
9 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:30.716 1:29.984 +2.216
10 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 1:31.533 1:30.100 +2.332
11 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 1:30.254 1:30.516 +2.486
12 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:32.207 1:30.593 +2.825
13 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:33.718 1:31.411 +3.643
14 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:32.107 1:31.790 +4.022
15 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:37.803 1:32.021 +4.253
16 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 1:36.239 1:32.560 +4.792
17 8 France François Hesnault Brabham-BMW 1:34.742 1:32.904 +5.136
18 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:33.094 1:33.091 +5.323
19 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:34.919 1:34.773 +7.005
20 10 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:35.726 1:37.409 +7.958
21 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 1:36.225 1:36.152 +8.384
22 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:38.272 1:36.743 +8.975
23 4 Sweden Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford 1:37.799 1:37.293 +9.525
24 21 Italy Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 1:41.330 +13.562
25 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:44.046 +16.278

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 61 1:41:26.115 6 9
2 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 61 + 3.259 1 6
3 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 60 + 1 Lap 3 4
4 28 France René Arnoux Ferrari 59 + 2 Laps 7 3
5 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 59 + 2 Laps 11 2
6 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 59 + 2 Laps 15 1
7 4 Sweden Stefan Johansson Tyrrell-Ford 58 + 3 Laps 23  
8 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 58 + 3 Laps 21  
9 10 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 58 + 3 Laps 20  
10 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 57 + 4 Laps 10  
11 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 57 + 4 Laps 12  
12 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 57 + 4 Laps 22  
13 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 57 + 4 Laps 16  
Ret 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 51 Suspension 19  
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 48 Electrical 4  
Ret 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 42 Engine 18  
Ret 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 41 Engine 25  
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 27 Fuel System 9  
Ret 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 26 Accident 13  
Ret 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 20 Puncture 14  
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 10 Turbo 2  
Ret 8 France François Hesnault Brabham-BMW 9 Accident 17  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 8 Exhaust 5  
Ret 21 Italy Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart 7 Turbo 24  
Ret 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 2 Transmission 8  

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-17. 


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