1990 Canadian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One season
Gilles Villeneuve Circuit Montreal (88-93).svg
Date June 10, 1990
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Canada
Course Partial street circuit
4.390 km (2.728 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 307.300 km (190.947 mi)
Weather Warm, cloudy, track damp but drying
Pole position
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Time 1:20.399
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda
Time 1:22.077 on lap 70
Podium
First Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Second Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford
Third United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari

The 1990 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 June 1990 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. It was the 28th Canadian Grand Prix and the 12th to be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The race was held over 70 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 307 kilometres.

The race was won for the second time by Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna driving a McLaren MP4/5B. It was Senna's third win for the season having won the season-opening United States Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix just two weeks earlier. Senna won by ten seconds over fellow Brazilian Nelson Piquet who drove a Benetton B190. Three second further back in third was British driver Nigel Mansell driving a Ferrari 641.

The win allowed Senna to gain a twelve point lead in the drivers' championship over his McLaren team mate Gerhard Berger. His nearest competitive rival, Ferrari driver Alain Prost had less than half of Senna's points.

Race report[edit]

In a race with a McLaren front row, the team looked strong. Senna maintained the lead coming into the first corner with Berger second, but the Austrian was deemed to have jumped the start. A few laps into the race it was announced that Berger would have a one minute penalty added to his race time. As a consequence, after a round of pitstops for new tyres, Senna allowed his teammate to pass him going into the hairpin so that the Austrian could set about gaining time in relation to his competitors.

The weather conditions were moist, making for a mildly slippery track. This caused spins from many. Thierry Boutsen, the 1989 winner, spun mid-race while trying to pass Prost while approaching a corner, and clouted into the Ligier of Nicola Larini as he spun.

Nannini spun off the track into a tire wall. Shortly afterward on lap 26, Jean Alesi lost control while challenging another car and spun into the same tire barrier, ending up on top of Nannini's abandoned Benetton B190. The Benetton was written off when hit by the Tyrrell, leaving team mechanics with a massive rebuild before the next race in Mexico.

In the end, Berger had crossed the line first but was assessed a one-minute penalty for a jumped start. Races at that point in time included the amount of time to finish the race as part of the final scoring, with penalties assessed to that effect. Piquet finished second after a determined battle with the two Ferraris where he forced his way past Prost's Ferrari going into the hairpin. It was the Benetton driver's first podium finish since the 1988 Australian Grand Prix. Prost was later passed at the same place by teammate Mansell who went on to finish third. Berger also beat Prost by taking 4th despite his penalty.

Classification[edit]

Pre-qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 1:28.268
2 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:28.589 +0.321
3 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:29.372 +1.104
4 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:29.844 +1.576
5 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:29.855 +1.587
6 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:30.460 +2.192
7 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru 1:44.185 +15.917
8 34 Italy Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd 1:47.118 +18.850
9 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Life 1:50.253 +21.985

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:20.399 1:30.514
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:20.465 1:33.240 +0.066
3 1 France Alain Prost Ferrari 1:20.826 1:31.514 +0.427
4 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:21.302 1:30.575 +0.903
5 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 1:21.568 1:27.124 +1.169
6 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:21.599 +1.200
7 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:21.641 1:27.647 +1.242
8 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.748 +1.349
9 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:22.018 44:52.525 +1.619
10 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:22.660 1:29.062 +2.261
11 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 1:22.673 +2.274
12 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 1:22.703 1:35.198 +2.304
13 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.605 +3.205
14 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 1:23.744 +3.345
15 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:23.779 1:30.872 +3.380
16 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:23.795 1:40.047 +3.396
17 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 1:23.899 1:31.797 +3.500
18 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:23.915 1:32.777 +3.516
19 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 1:24.269 1:38.775 +3.870
20 25 Italy Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 1:24.285 1:30.091 +3.886
21 35 Switzerland Gregor Foitek Onyx-Ford 1:24.397 1:42.487 +3.998
22 36 Finland JJ Lehto Onyx-Ford 1:24.425 1:40.607 +4.026
23 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:24.451 1:32.750 +4.052
24 16 Italy Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 1:24.554 7:00.728 +4.155
25 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:24.621 1:36.629 +4.222
26 10 Italy Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 1:25.113 1:39.209 +4.714
27 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 1:25.172 1:31.097 +4.773
28 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 1:25.712 1:45.435 +5.313
29 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 1:25.951 1:51.583 +5.552
30 7 Australia David Brabham Brabham-Judd 1:26.771 1:36.453 +6.372

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 70 1:42:56.400 1 9
2 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 70 +10.497 5 6
3 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 70 +13.385 7 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 70 +14.854 2 3
5 1 France Alain Prost Ferrari 70 +15.820 3 2
6 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 68 +2 Laps 11 1
7 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 68 +2 laps 10
8 10 Italy Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 68 +2 Laps 26
9 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 67 +3 Laps 23
10 16 Italy Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 67 +3 Laps 24
11 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 67 +3 Laps 13
12 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 66 +4 Laps 18
13 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 65 +5 Laps 15
Ret 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 57 Engine 12
Ret 35 Switzerland Gregor Foitek Onyx-Ford 53 Engine 21
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 50 Gearbox 25
Ret 36 Finland JJ Lehto Onyx-Ford 46 Engine 22
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 44 Brakes 9
Ret 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 34 Engine 17
Ret 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 26 Spun Off 8
Ret 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 21 Spun Off 4
Ret 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 19 Collision 6
Ret 25 Italy Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 18 Collision 20
Ret 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 11 Collision 19
Ret 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 11 Collision 14
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 0 Spun Off 16
DNQ 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd
DNQ 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd
DNQ 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford
DNQ 7 Australia David Brabham Brabham-Judd
DNPQ 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford
DNPQ 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford
DNPQ 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru
DNPQ 34 Italy Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Life

Lap leaders[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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