1987 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungary  1987 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 16 in the 1987 Formula One season
Hungaroring circuit 1986-1988.svg
Date August 9, 1987
Location Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
4.014 km (2.495 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 305.064 km (189.620 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda
Time 1:28.047
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:30.149 on lap 65
Podium
First Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Second Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda
Third France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG

The 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Hungaroring on August 9, 1987. It was the ninth round of the 1987 Formula One season. It was the third Hungarian Grand Prix and the second since its 1986 revival at the Hungaroring. The race was held over 76 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres.

The race was won by eventual 1987 world champion, Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Williams FW11B. It was Piquet's second victory in a row after winning at the German Grand Prix. Again like the German Grand Prix it was a race Piquet had won the year before. And again like the German, it was a victory inherited, this time after a wheel nut came off the right front wheel of Nigel Mansell's Williams on lap 70. Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna finished in second position in his Lotus 99T ahead of reigning world champion Alain Prost in his McLaren MP4/3.

Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen (Benetton B187) chased the leaders hard all race to be rewarded with fourth place ahead of the Brabham BT56 of Italian Riccardo Patrese. The final championship point was claimed by Briton Derek Warwick in his Arrows A10. Warwick was sick with influenza and conjunctivitis, claiming the point on such a physically demanding circuit was a noteworthy achievement given the circumstances. Jonathan Palmer claimed the Jim Clark Trophy points finishing seventh in his Tyrrell DG016 with team mate Philippe Streiff finishing ninth behind the second Arrows of Eddie Cheever. Italian driver Ivan Capelli was tenth in the March 871.

The win allowed Piquet to expand his championship points lead to seven over Senna and 18 over Mansell.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 76 1:59:26.793 3 9
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda 76 + 37.727 6 6
3 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 76 + 1:27.456 4 4
4 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Ford 75 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 75 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron 74 + 2 Laps 9 1
7 (1) 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 16  
8 18 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron 74 + 2 Laps 11  
9 (2) 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 14  
10 (3) 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 18  
11 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 73 + 3 Laps 20  
12 26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Ligier-Megatron 73 + 3 Laps 25  
13 (4) 14 France Pascal Fabre AGS-Ford 71 + 5 Laps 26  
14 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 70 Wheel 1  
Ret 21 Italy Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 64 Fuel System 21  
Ret 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Megatron 57 Electrical 19  
Ret 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Ford 48 Accident 15  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Zakspeed 45 Turbo 22  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 43 Engine 5  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Brabham-BMW 43 Gearbox 13  
Ret 2 Sweden Stefan Johansson McLaren-TAG 14 Gearbox 8  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-Ford 14 Gearbox 12  
Ret 23 Spain Adrián Campos Minardi-Motori Moderni 14 Spun Off 24  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 13 Differential 2  
Ret 10 West Germany Christian Danner Zakspeed 3 Engine 23  
Ret 11 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Honda 1 Drive-shaft[1] 17  

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anthony, Pritchard (March 2006). Lotus: The Competition Cars. Haynes Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 1-84425-006-7. 


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