1989 Mexican Grand Prix

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Mexico  1989 Mexican Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 in the 1989 Formula One season
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.svg
Date May 28, 1989
Official name XIII Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Magdalena Mixhuca, Mexico City
Course Permanent racing facility
4.421 km (2.747 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (189.548 mi)
Weather Hot, dry, sunny 25°C
Pole position
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Time 1:17.876
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari
Time 1:20.420 on lap 41
Podium
First Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Second Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault
Third Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford

The 1989 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, on May 28, 1989. It was the fourth race of the 1989 Formula One season.

Classification[edit]

Pre Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:21.770
2 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:22.211 +0.441
3 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:22.876 +1.106
4 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:23.288 +1.518
5 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 1:23.752 +1.982
6 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd 1.24.351 +2.581
7 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:24.392 +2.622
8 39 Germany Volker Weidler Rial-Ford 1:24.966 +3.196
9 34 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:25.418 +3.648
10 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:25.658 +3.888
11 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:26.065 +4.295
12 41 Germany Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford 1:26.754 +4.984
13 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 1:34.357 +12.587

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:19.112 1:17.876
2 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 1:20.401 1:18.773 +0.897
3 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:21.170 1:19.137 +1.261
4 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 1:24.720 1:19.337 +1.461
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:21.763 1:19.656 +1.780
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:21.564 1:19.835 +1.959
7 4 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:22.150 1:20.066 +2.190
8 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:21.456 1:20.234 +2.358
9 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:22.640 1:20.505 +2.629
10 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 1:23.245 1:20.601 +2.725
11 26 France Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 1:23.053 1:20.859 +2.983
12 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:23.066 1:20.873 +2.997
13 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:21.791 1:20.888 +3.012
14 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.561 1:20.888 +3.012
15 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 1:22.438 1:20.943 +3.067
16 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 1:22.014 1:21.031 +3.155
17 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:23.004 1:21.031 +3.155
18 20 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford 1:22.553 1:21.105 +3.229
19 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:22.705 1:21.139 +3.263
20 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:23.375 1:21.217 +3.341
21 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:23.746 1:21.358 +3.482
22 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:24.181 1:21.471 +3.595
23 38 Germany Christian Danner Rial-Ford 1:22.931 1:21.696 +3.820
24 10 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 1:23.427 1:21.716 +3.840
25 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 1:24.890 1:21.830 +3.954
26 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 1:23.090 1:21.831 +3.955
27 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 1:26.567 1:21.935 +4.059
28 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 1:22.712 1:22.081 +4.205
29 29 France Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini 1:25.651 9:27.789 +7.775
30 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford no time 3:34.095 +2:16.219

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 69 1:35:21.431 1 9
2 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 69 + 15.560 5 6
3 4 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 69 + 31.254 7 4
4 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 69 + 45.495 13 3
5 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 69 + 56.113 2 2
6 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 17 1
7 10 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 24  
8 26 France Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 11  
9 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 68 + 1 Lap 20  
10 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 68 + 1 Lap 9  
11 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 68 + 1 Lap 26  
12 38 Germany Christian Danner Rial-Ford 67 + 2 Laps 23  
13 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 67 + 2 Laps 19  
14 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 66 + 3 Laps 25  
15 20 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford 66 + 3 Laps 18  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 53 Engine 22  
Ret 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 43 Gearbox 3  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 35 Electrical 10  
Ret 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 35 Spun Off 15  
NC 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 28 Not Classified 16  
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 20 Suspension 12  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 16 Gearbox 6  
Ret 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 16 Transmission 21  
Ret 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 15 Electrical 8  
Ret 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 9 Throttle Linkage 14  
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 1 Transmission 4  
DNQ 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford        
DNQ 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd        
DNQ 29 France Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini        
DNQ 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford        
DNPQ 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford        
DNPQ 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd        
DNPQ 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford        
DNPQ 39 Germany Volker Weidler Rial-Ford        
DNPQ 34 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha        
DNPQ 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha        
DNPQ 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        
DNPQ 41 Germany Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford        
DNPQ 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford        

Notes[edit]

  • Only point: Gabriele Tarquini
  • First Grand Prix start: Onyx
  • This was Riccardo Patrese's 181st Grand Prix entry, breaking a record held by Jacques Laffite. Patrese had already surpassed the record for the most starts, previously jointly held by Laffite and Graham Hill on 176.
  • This was the third race in a row where the unreliable electronic semi-automatic gearbox in Nigel Mansell's Ferrari failed. Out of Mansell's 7 retirements over the year, 4 of them were because of gearbox failure.
  • This was Ayrton Senna's 33rd pole position, equalling the record held by Jim Clark.
  • The last row on the grid featured two drivers (René Arnoux and Nelson Piquet) who could boast 27 wins, 42 pole positions and 3 World Championships (all Piquet) between them.

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 Monaco Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1989 season
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1989 United States Grand Prix
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1988 Mexican Grand Prix
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1990 Mexican Grand Prix