1989 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungary  1989 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 16 in the 1989 Formula One season
Circuit Hungaroring1999.png
Date August 13, 1989
Official name V Pop 84 Magyar Nagydíj
Location Hungaroring
Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
3.968 km (2.465 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.536 km (189.850 mi)
Weather Hot dry, sunny
Pole position
Driver Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault
Time 1:19.726
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari
Time 1:22.637 on lap 66
Podium
First United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari
Second Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Third Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault

The 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Hungaroring on August 13, 1989. It was the tenth race of the 1989 Formula One season.

Nigel Mansell won the race for Ferrari after a marvellous overtaking manoeuvre on Ayrton Senna as the two came upon a back-marker at the same time. It was his second victory for the Italian team.

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Riccardo Patrese took a surprise pole position in his Williams, the first and only non-McLaren pole of the season, beating Senna by three-tenths of a second. In another surprise, Alex Caffi was just six-tenths behind Senna in third, the Pirelli tyres on his Dallara offering better grip than the Goodyears used by most of the top teams. Thierry Boutsen in the second Williams was fourth, ahead of the second McLaren of world championship leader Alain Prost in fifth. The top ten was completed by Gerhard Berger in the Ferrari, Alessandro Nannini in the Benetton, Stefano Modena in the Brabham, Derek Warwick in the Arrows and Pierluigi Martini in the Minardi.

Mansell, meanwhile, had a dismal qualifying and could only manage 12th, nearly seven-tenths behind team-mate Berger and over two seconds behind Patrese, and later complained of traffic.

Race[edit]

At the start of the race, Patrese, Senna and Caffi maintained their grid order into turn 1, while Boutsen lost out to Prost as Berger passed both of them. Further back, Mansell made a good start, rising to 8th at the first corner. It soon became clear, however, that Caffi was struggling, the Dallara unable to replicate the speed it had shown in qualifying. Before long he had been passed by both Berger and Prost, and was holding up a train of cars consisting of Boutsen, Nannini, Mansell and Warwick.

Nannini exited the train when he pulled in to change tyres. This promoted Mansell to 7th, which he quickly turned into 5th by passing Boutsen and Caffi in quick succession. He then set about closing the 17-second gap to the leaders, and was promoted to 4th when Berger pitted for tyres. Having caught up to the leading group, Mansell passed Prost for 3rd. Patrese's Williams then began to develop a problem with a holed radiator, which slowed him and bunched up the leading group. Eventually, Patrese's holed radiator became so bad that both Senna and Mansell were able to pass him in the space of a few corners. Patrese retired from the race shortly afterwards.

Mansell now began to pressure Senna, clearly faster but unable to pass due to the extra power of the McLaren's Honda engine. Meanwhile, Prost pitted for tyres and rejoined 6th, while Berger only inherited 3rd briefly before he retired with gearbox problems, leaving Senna and Mansell on their own. Eventually, the pair came up to lap Stefan Johansson's Onyx. Senna caught him at an awkward moment, just at the accelerating zone out of turn 3. The Brazilian uncharacteristically hesitated, briefly lifting off, and this allowed Mansell to draw alongside as they went past Johansson and then use the Ferrari's greater momentum to surge past Senna and take the lead. After that, Mansell had an unchallenged run to the flag, beating Senna by nearly 26 seconds, with Boutsen completing the podium. Prost overtook Eddie Cheever's Arrows for 4th on the final lap, while Nelson Piquet's Lotus rounded off the points scorers.

Classification[edit]

Pre Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:22.836
2 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:24.086 +1.250
3 29 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Lamborghini 1:24.323 +1.487
4 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 1:24.412 +1.576
5 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:24.601 +1.765
6 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 1:24.928 +2.092
7 41 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:25.571 +2.735
8 34 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:25.613 +2.777
9 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:25.685 +2.849
10 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 1:26.903 +4.067
11 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd 1:27.478 +4.642
12 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:28.113 +5.277
13 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 1:45.971 +22.135

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:19.726 1:20.644
2 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:21.576 1:20.039 +0.313
3 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:21.040 1:20.704 +0.978
4 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:23.492 1:21.001 +1.275
5 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 1:21.076 1:22.267 +1.350
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:21.304 1:21.270 +1.544
7 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:21.448 1:21.301 +1.575
8 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:23.090 1:21.472 +1.746
9 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 1:23.111 1:21.617 +1.891
10 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:21.746 1:32.546 +2.020
11 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.853 1:21.799 +2.073
12 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:22.544 1:21.951 +2.225
13 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 1:22.949 1:22.083 +2.357
14 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 1:22.445 1:22.088 +2.362
15 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:22.970 1:22.296 +2.570
16 10 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 1:23.251 1:22.374 +2.648
17 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 1:22.837 1:22.406 +2.680
18 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:23.463 1:22.410 +2.684
19 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 1:24.670 1:22.578 +2.852
20 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 1:23.996 1:22.630 +2.904
21 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 1:22.634 1:23.720 +2.908
22 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:23.091 1:22.763 +3.037
23 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 1:23.017 1:24.188 +3.291
24 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:23.372 1:23.148 +3.422
25 20 Italy Emanuele Pirro Benetton-Ford 1:23.772 1:23.399 +3.673
26 29 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Lamborghini 1:23.733 1:25.660 +4.007
27 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 1:25.862 1:24.003 +4.277
28 26 France Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 1:24.702 1:25.169 +4.976
29 38 Germany Christian Danner Rial-Ford 1:26.485 1:25.017 +5.291
30 39 Germany Volker Weidler Rial-Ford 1:28.112 1:26.320 +6.594

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 77 1:49:38.650 12 9
2 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 77 + 25.967 2 6
3 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 77 + 38.354 4 4
4 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 77 + 44.177 5 3
5 10 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 77 + 45.106 16 2
6 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 77 + 1:12.039 17 1
7 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 77 + 1:24.225 3  
8 20 Italy Emanuele Pirro Benetton-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 25  
9 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 11  
10 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 76 + 1 Lap 9  
11 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 76 + 1 Lap 8  
12 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 75 + 2 Laps 15  
13 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 19  
Ret 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 57 Collision 23  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 56 Gearbox 6  
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 54 Radiator 1  
Ret 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 48 Gearbox 24  
Ret 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 46 Gearbox 7  
Ret 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 38 Gearbox 21  
Ret 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 33 Collision 20  
Ret 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 27 Electrical 13  
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 26 Wheel 14  
Ret 29 Italy Michele Alboreto Lola-Lamborghini 26 Engine 26  
Ret 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 20 Electrical 22  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 9 Wheel 10  
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 0 Clutch 18  
DNQ 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Ford    
DNQ 26 France Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford    
DNQ 38 Germany Christian Danner Rial-Ford    
DNQ 39 Germany Volker Weidler Rial-Ford    
DNPQ 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford    
DNPQ 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini    
DNPQ 41 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford    
DNPQ 34 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha    
DNPQ 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford    
DNPQ 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford    
DNPQ 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd    
DNPQ 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha    
DNPQ 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford    

Notes[edit]

Lap leaders: Riccardo Patrese 52 (1-52), Ayrton Senna 5 (53-57), Nigel Mansell 20 (58-77)

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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1989 German Grand Prix
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1989 Belgian Grand Prix
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