1987 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 11 of 16 in the 1987 Formula One season
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Date September 6, 1987
Official name L Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
5.800 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 290.00 km (181.00 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:23.460
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda
Time 1:26.796 on lap 49
Podium
First Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Second Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda
Third United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda

The 1987 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monza on September 6, 1987. It was the eleventh round of the 1987 Formula One season. It was the 57th Italian Grand Prix and the 52nd to be held at Monza. It was 50 laps of the six kilometre circuit for a race distance of 290 kilometres.

The race was won by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Williams FW11B. It was Piquet's third and final victory for the year as he raced towards his third world championship. It was also the sixth consecutive victory for the Williams team, a run of wins that had begun at the French Grand Prix back in early July. Piquet, racing an active ride suspension system in his FW11B for the first time, won the race by 1.8 seconds, having taken the lead from Ayrton Senna's Lotus 99T with eight laps remaining as the younger Brazilian attempted to run the race without stopping for tyres. Piquet's British team mate Nigel Mansell finished third.

French Tyrrell DG016 driver Philippe Streiff was the first naturally aspirated Jim Clark Trophy car to finish in 12th, three laps down on Piquet.

The win strengthened Piquet's championship points lead to 14 points over Senna and 20 over Mansell.

During qualifying, Piquet's Williams-Honda recorded the highest speed trap of the season when he was timed at 218.807 mph (352.135 km/h), some 5 mph faster than Mansell could manage in the conventional suspension car. This was the fastest ever speed that a turbo powered Formula One car achieved in the first turbo era of the sport (1977-1988).

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 50 1:14:47.707 1 9
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda 50 + 1.806 4 6
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 50 + 49.036 2 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 50 + 57.979 3 3
5 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Ford 50 + 1:21.319 6 2
6 2 Sweden Stefan Johansson McLaren-TAG 50 + 1:28.787 11 1
7 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-Ford 49 + 1 Lap 7  
8 26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Ligier-Megatron 48 + 2 Laps 19  
9 10 West Germany Christian Danner Zakspeed 48 + 2 Laps 16  
10 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Megatron 48 + 2 Laps 15  
11 11 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Honda 47 + 3 Laps 14  
12 (1) 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Ford 47 + 3 Laps 24  
13 (2) 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Ford 47 + 3 Laps 25  
14 (3) 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 47 + 3 Laps 22  
15 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 46 + 4 Laps 5  
16 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 45 + 5 Laps 18  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Zakspeed 43 Gearbox 17  
Ret 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Ford 37 Spun Off 23  
Ret 23 Spain Adrián Campos Minardi-Motori Moderni 34 Engine 20  
Ret 18 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron 27 Halfshaft 13  
Ret 22 Switzerland Franco Forini Osella-Alfa Romeo 27 Turbo 26  
Ret 21 Italy Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 16 Suspension 21  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 13 Turbo 8  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron 9 Electrical 12  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Brabham-BMW 7 Suspension 10  
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 5 Engine 9  
DNQ 32 Italy Nicola Larini Coloni-Ford    
DNQ 14 France Pascal Fabre AGS-Ford    

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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