1987 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 1987 Formula One season
Circuit Estoril 1984-1993.png
Date September 20, 1987
Official name 5o Grande Prémio de Portugal
Location Autódromo do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal
Course Permanent Racing Facility
4.35 km (2.702 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 304.5 km (189.14 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Time 1:17.620
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Time 1:19.282 on lap 66
Podium
First France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Second Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari
Third Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda

The 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Estoril on September 20, 1987. It was the twelfth round of the 1987 Formula One season. It was the 16th Portuguese Grand Prix and the fourth to be held at Estoril. The race was held over 70 laps of the four kilometre venue for a race distance of 304 kilometres.

The race was won by the reigning world champion, Frenchman Alain Prost driving a McLaren MP4/3. Prost finished 20 seconds ahead of Austrian driver Gerhard Berger driving a Ferrari F1/87. Nelson Piquet finished third driving a Williams FW11B. The win was Prost's 28th grand prix victory, eclipsing Jackie Stewart's all-time record.

The race was marred by a multi-car collision on the opening lap. Piquet and Michele Alboreto (Ferrari F1/87) collided at the start with Derek Warwick (Arrows A10), Satoru Nakajima (Lotus 99T), Martin Brundle (Zakspeed 871), Christian Danner (Zakspeed 871), Philippe Alliot (Lola LC87), René Arnoux (Ligier JS29C) and Adrián Campos (Minardi M186) were all involved in the ensuing accident. Only Danner was unable to restart as the Zakspeed team had only one usable car which went to Brundle.

With Piquet finishing third ahead of both Mansell and Senna, Piquet expanded his championship points lead to 18 points over Senna and 24 over Mansell.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 1:37:03.906 3 9
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 70 + 20.493 1 6
3 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 70 + 1:03.295 4 4
4 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-Ford 69 Out of fuel 10 3
5 2 Sweden Stefan Johansson McLaren-TAG 69 + 1 Lap 8 2
6 18 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron 68 + 2 Laps 11 1
7 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda 68 + 2 Laps 5  
8 11 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Honda 68 + 2 Laps 15  
9 (1) 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Ford 67 + 3 Laps 22  
10 (2) 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 67 + 3 Laps 24  
11 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 66 Out of fuel 14  
12 (3) 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Ford 66 + 4 Laps 21  
13 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron 66 + 4 Laps 12  
14 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Ford 64 + 6 Laps 9  
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Brabham-BMW 54 Injection 13  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 38 Gearbox 6  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Zakspeed 35 Gearbox 17  
Ret 22 Switzerland Franco Forini Osella-Alfa Romeo 32 Suspension 26  
Ret 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Ford 31 Engine 19  
Ret 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Megatron 29 Radiator 18  
Ret 21 Italy Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 27 Turbo 25  
Ret 26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Ligier-Megatron 24 Ignition 23  
Ret 23 Spain Adrián Campos Minardi-Motori Moderni 24 Accident 20  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 13 Electrical 2  
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 13 Engine 7  
Ret 10 West Germany Christian Danner Zakspeed 0 16  
DNQ 14 France Pascal Fabre AGS-Ford 45 Did Not Qualify  

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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