1985 Canadian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One season
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Date June 16, 1985
Official name XXIV Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
Course Temporary Street Circuit
4.41 km (2.74 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.7 km (191.9 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault
Time 1:24.567
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault
Time 1:27.445 on lap 45
Podium
First Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Second Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari
Third France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG

The 1985 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 16, 1985. It was the fifth round of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Qualifying[edit]

For the first time since the F1 circus arrived in Europe for the second round of the season (the Portuguese Grand Prix), Ayrton Senna did not top the time sheets in either qualifying session. Ferrari's Michele Alboreto was fastest on the Friday and Senna's team mate Elio de Angelis fastest in the final qualifying session to snatch the pole. Senna though was second fastest in both sessions making it an all Lotus front row for the first time since the 1978 Austrian Grand Prix where Ronnie Peterson and Mario Andretti qualified the revolutionary ground effect Lotus 79 in first and second respectively.

This would prove to be the final ever qualifying 1-2 for the famous team founded in 1952 by Colin Chapman, and the final time de Angelis would qualify on pole or indeed on the front row before his untimely death from a testing accident 11 months after the 1985 Canadian Grand Prix.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:26.895 1:24.527
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:25.399 1:24.816 +0.289
3 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:25.127 1:25.832 +0.600
4 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:27.870 1:25.170 +0.643
5 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:25.977 1:25.557 +1.030
6 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 1:26.801 1:25.622 +1.095
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:28.241 1:25.846 +1.319
8 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:26.265 1:26.097 +1.570
9 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:27.004 1:26.301 +1.774
10 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 1:26.958 1:26.340 +1.813
11 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:27.638 1:26.354 +1.827
12 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:30.826 1:26.743 +2.216
13 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:28.081 1:26.995 +2.468
14 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 1:31.147 1:27.266 +2.739
15 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:28.746 1:27.403 +2.876
16 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:28.367 1:27.728 +3.201
17 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:28.126 1:28.130 +3.599
18 19 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 1:29.910 1:28.625 +4.098
19 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:29.730 1:28.750 +4.223
20 8 Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 1:30.206 1:29.473 +4.946
21 10 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:29.501 1:36.960 +4.974
22 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:32.299 1:31.576 +7.049
23 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 1:32.589 1:31.733 +7.206
24 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 1:32.760 1:31.923 +7.396
25 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:34.985 1:37.148 +10.458

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 70 1:46:01.813 3 9
2 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 70 + 1.957 4 6
3 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 + 4.341 5 4
4 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 70 + 27.821 8 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 70 + 43.349 1 2
6 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 70 + 1:17.878 16 1
7 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 69 + 1 Lap 10  
8 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 19  
9 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 7  
10 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 68 + 2 Laps 13  
11 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 23  
12 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 24  
13 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 67 + 3 Laps 12  
14 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 67 + 3 Laps 15  
15 8 Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 67 + 3 Laps 20  
16 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 65 + 5 Laps 2  
17 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 64 + 6 Laps 11  
Ret 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 57 Accident 25  
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 37 Engine 17  
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 35 Engine 22  
Ret 10 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 28 Accident 21  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 25 Accident 6  
Ret 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 5 Accident 14  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 3 Turbo 18  
Ret 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 0 Transmission 9  

Notes[edit]

  • This was the last Formula One race that Lotus would have both of their cars qualify on the front row of the grid.

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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