1992 Formula One season

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1992 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Nigel Mansell
Constructors' Champion: Williams-Renault
Previous: 1991 Next: 1993
Nigel Mansell won the Drivers' Championship with Williams.
Mansell's team-mate Riccardo Patrese finished as runner-up in the Drivers' Championship.
Michael Schumacher (pictured in 2005) ranked third for Benetton in the Drivers' Championship.

The 1992 Formula One season was the 43rd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship, which commenced on 1 March 1992 and ended on 8 November after sixteen races. Nigel Mansell won the Drivers' Championship, and Williams-Renault won the Constructors' Championship, their first Constructors' Championship since 1987.

Drivers and constructors[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren-Honda MP4/6B
MP4/7A
Honda RA121E 3.5 V12
Honda RA122E/B 3.5 V12
G 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna All
2 Austria Gerhard Berger All
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell-Ilmor 020B Ilmor 2175A 3.5 V10 G 3 France Olivier Grouillard All
4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams-Renault FW14B Renault RS3C 3.5 V10
Renault RS4 3.5 V10
G 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell All
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham-Judd BT60B Judd GV 3.5 V10 G 7 Belgium Eric van de Poele 1–10
8 Italy Giovanna Amati 1–3
United Kingdom Damon Hill 4–11
United Kingdom Footwork Mugen Honda Footwork-Mugen-Honda FA13 Mugen-Honda MF-351H 3.5 V10 G 9 Italy Michele Alboreto All
10 Japan Aguri Suzuki All
United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Ford 102D
107
Ford HB 3.5 V8 G 11 Finland Mika Häkkinen All
12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All
Italy Fondmetal Fondmetal-Ford GR01
GR02
Ford HB 3.5 V8 G 14 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa 1–10
Belgium Eric van de Poele 11–13
15 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 1–13
United Kingdom March F1 March-Ilmor CG911 Ilmor 2175A 3.5 V10 G 16 Austria Karl Wendlinger 1–14
Netherlands Jan Lammers 15–16
17 France Paul Belmondo 1–11
Italy Emanuele Naspetti 12–16
United Kingdom Camel Benetton Ford Benetton-Ford B191B
B192
Ford HB 3.5 V8 G 19 Germany Michael Schumacher All
20 United Kingdom Martin Brundle All
Italy Scuderia Italia Dallara-Ferrari F192 Ferrari 037 3.5 V12 G 21 Finland JJ Lehto All
22 Italy Pierluigi Martini All
Italy Minardi Team Minardi-Lamborghini M191B
M192
Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 G 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 1–8, 12–16
Italy Alessandro Zanardi 9–11
24 Italy Gianni Morbidelli All
France Ligier Gitanes Blondes Ligier-Renault JS37 Renault RS3B 3.5 V10
Renault RS3C 3.5 V10
G 25 Belgium Thierry Boutsen All
26 France Érik Comas All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F92A
F92AT
Ferrari 038 3.5 V12 G 27 France Jean Alesi All
28 Italy Ivan Capelli 1–14
Italy Nicola Larini 15–16
France Central Park Venturi Larrousse Venturi-Lamborghini[1] LC92 Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 G 29 France Bertrand Gachot All
30 Japan Ukyo Katayama All
Republic of Ireland Sasol Jordan Yamaha Jordan-Yamaha 192 Yamaha OX99 3.5 V12 G 32 Italy Stefano Modena All
33 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin All
Italy Andrea Moda Formula Andrea Moda-Judd C4B
S921
Judd GV 3.5 V10 G 34 Italy Alex Caffi 1–2
Brazil Roberto Moreno 3–12
35 Italy Enrico Bertaggia 1–2
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy 3–12

Pre-season[edit]

The four major teams all kept at least one driver from 1991, with the two main title challengers both fielding unchanged driver lineups.

Further down the grid, the Jordan team took a risk by replacing both drivers after their successful debut season. Jordan also switched from Ford V8 engines and ran Yamaha V12's instead. Brabham went on to hire the first female F1 driver since Desiré Wilson in 1980 season as the experienced but struggling British marque hired Giovanna Amati as its second driver. The impoverished Coloni team had been sold and renamed Andrea Moda Formula, a team that itself would become part of Formula One infamy.

Race-by-Race[edit]

Race One: South Africa[edit]

The season started off in Kyalami where Mansell took pole ahead of Senna, Berger, Patrese, Alesi and Schumacher. At the start, Patrese blasted by both McLarens and Berger lost out to both Alesi and Schumacher as well. The order was: Mansell, Patrese, Senna, Alesi, Schumacher and Berger.

Mansell quickly pulled away from Patrese who was under no pressure at all from Senna. Alesi was well behind Senna and had a comfortable gap to Schumacher, whom Berger could do nothing about. The pit stops changed nothing and the order was still the same. Nothing changed until Alesi's engine failed on lap 41, promoting everyone behind him up the order. Andrea de Cesaris was briefly sixth and in the points but he held the position only for one lap until his engine failed as well.

Mansell won a dull opening race easily with Patrese making it a Williams 1–2 ahead of Senna, Schumacher, Berger and Johnny Herbert.

Race Two: Mexico[edit]

The Williamses were 1–2 in qualifying in Mexico ahead of the Benettons and the McLarens with Mansell on pole ahead of Patrese, Schumacher, Brundle, Berger and Senna. At the start, Senna blasted past his teammate and the Benettons with Brundle getting ahead of Schumacher. The order was: Mansell, Patrese, Senna, Brundle, Schumacher and Berger.

Schumacher quickly passed Brundle on lap 2 and soon afterwards there was a big queue behind Senna, who was apparently having some sort of trouble. Schumacher got past on lap 7 and the rest were relieved of being stuck up when Senna retired with transmission troubles on lap 11.

After the stops, Berger got ahead of Brundle only to be passed two laps later. Berger repassed Brundle on lap 36. Brundle got back ahead on lap 39 only for Berger to repass him two laps later. Brundle was back in fourth on lap 44 but retired with engine trouble three laps later, ending the battle for fourth. At the front, Mansell won with Patrese making it a Williams 1–2 again ahead of Schumacher, Berger, de Cesaris and Mika Häkkinen.

Race Three: Brazil[edit]

In qualifying in Brazil, the Williamses were ahead of the McLarens with Mansell on pole ahead of Patrese with Senna third in front of his home crowd ahead of Berger, Schumacher and Alesi. On the parade lap, Berger stalled and had to start at the back. At the start, Mansell was poor and Patrese blasted ahead of him with Brundle getting ahead of Alesi. The order was: Patrese, Mansell, Senna, Schumacher, Brundle and Alesi.

The Williamses pulled away with Mansell and Patrese battling until Mansell took the lead on lap 6. Senna was holding the rest at bay and Schumacher was over 20 seconds behind by the time he had passes Senna for third on lap 13. Brundle and Alesi passed him soon afterwards and Senna retired with engine troubles on lap 17.

The stops brought Alesi closer to Brundle and Alesi made his move on lap 31. The two collided, with Brundle spinning out. This promoted Karl Wendlinger to fifth and he was there until his clutch failed on lap 56. Mansell won with Patrese making it yet another Williams 1–2 ahead of Schumacher, Alesi, Capelli and Michele Alboreto.

Race Four: Spain[edit]

Mansell was on pole once again in Spain ahead of Schumacher, Senna, Patrese, Capelli and Brundle. At the start, in torrential wet conditions, Patrese got by Schumacher and Senna while Alesi sensationally climbed up from eighth to third. The order was: Mansell, Patrese, Alesi, Schumacher, Senna and Capelli.

Schumacher attacked and passed Alesi on lap 7. Senna tried to do the same but tipped Alesi into a spin, putting the Frenchman behind Berger and Capelli as well. By, now the rain intensified, and Patrese spun off on lap 20 while trying to lap a backmarker. This put Mansell ahead of Schumacher, Senna, Berger, Capelli and Alesi.

During the pit-stops, Alesi got past Capelli and began to charge up through the field. He cruised past Berger for fourth and began to attack Senna for third. He wanted to attack Schumacher as well and was in a hurry. The pressure was so much that Senna spun off with two laps to go. At the same time, Capelli spun off from as well. Mansell won again from Schumacher, Alesi, Berger, Alboreto and Pierluigi Martini.

Race Five: San Marino[edit]

Now to San Marino and the Williamses were still well ahead of the McLarens and the Benettons, Mansell taking another pole ahead of Patrese, Senna, Berger, Schumacher and Brundle. At the start, Patrese attacked Mansell but Mansell kept the lead and Schumacher got ahead of Berger to take fourth. The order at the end of the first lap was: Mansell, Patrese, Senna, Schumacher, Berger and Brundle.

As usual, Mansell was pulling away from Patrese and these two were getting away from the field. Schumacher was pressurizing Senna but it was he who made the mistake first, spinning out into retirement on lap 21. Alesi was planning to go without a stop and so after the others stopped, he had climbed up to third. However, he was soon under pressure from the McLarens of Senna and Berger. Senna went ahead at Tosa on lap 40, but Berger tried to follow him through and Alesi lost momentum and spun towards Berger, taking both out.

Mansell made it five wins out of five with Patrese making it one more Williams 1–2 ahead of Senna, Brundle, Alboreto and Martini.

Race Six: Monaco[edit]

In Monaco, the Williamses were again dominant, with Mansell taking six poles in six with Patrese beside him, Senna third, Alesi fourth, Berger fifth and Schumacher sixth. At the start, Senna got ahead of Patrese while Schumacher took Alesi and Berger into the first corner. However, Alesi took fourth back at Mirabeau and then the race settled down. The order was: Mansell, Senna, Patrese, Alesi, Schumacher and Berger.

Patrese began to attack Senna but then began to drop back with gearbox troubles. On lap 12, Schumacher tried to pass Alesi and the two collided, and an electronic box was damaged in Alesi's car, with Schumacher getting ahead. Alesi continued to stay fifth for another 16 laps before the damage forced him to retire on lap 28. This promoted Berger to fifth, a place which he held for just under 5 laps before he had to retire from gearbox troubles.

On lap 60, Alboreto, just about to be lapped by Senna, spun in front of him and Senna lost another 10 seconds. Then, there was a loose wheelnut in Mansell's car and Mansell had to pit and rejoined behind Senna. He closed the gap quickly but with overtaking being extremely hard, Senna was able to legally block every move that Mansell made. Senna won from Mansell, Patrese, Schumacher, Brundle and Bertrand Gachot.

Race Seven: Canada[edit]

There was a change in Canada with Senna taking his 61st career pole position ahead of Patrese, Mansell, Berger, Schumacher and Herbert. At the start, Mansell got ahead of Patrese and behind them Brundle was able to get by Herbert. The order was: Senna, Mansell, Patrese, Berger, Schumacher and Brundle.

The race settled down for the first 14 laps but then on lap 15, Mansell attacked Senna at the final chicane and hit a kerb, pushing his car into the air. It landed nose-first into the gravel and spun back on to the track. Mansell claimed that Senna had pushed him off the track. He was out and this forced Patrese to slow down and suddenly Berger went through to second. Senna then began to pull away from the field and the stops changed nothing. Senna still led Berger, Patrese, Schumacher, Brundle and Herbert. Herbert went out on lap 34 with clutch troubles.

Senna lost a certain victory when electrical failure put him out on lap 38. Behind them, Brundle passed Schumacher for third and this became second when Patrese's gearbox failed on lap 44. However, Brundle only lasted for two more laps before he retired with transmission trouble. Berger won from Schumacher, Alesi, Wendlinger, de Cesaris and Érik Comas.

Race Eight: France[edit]

The Williamses took the front row in France ahead of the McLarens, with Mansell on pole ahead of Patrese, Senna, Berger, Schumacher and Alesi. At the start, Patrese got by Mansell while Berger got ahead of Senna and Brundle was able to pass Alesi. At the Adelaide hairpin, Schumacher tried to pass Senna but instead hit him, taking Senna out and forcing himself to pit. Meanwhile, Patrese and Mansell were side by side but Patrese kept the lead. Patrese led Mansell, Berger, Brundle, Alesi and Häkkinen and then Patrese waved Mansell through.

Nothing changed until lap 11 when Berger's engine failed. Soon afterwards it began to rain so heavily that the race was stopped. After some time the rain decreased and the grid formed up again. Patrese took the lead again with Alesi getting ahead of Häkkinen as well. Mansell tried to get past but Patrese defended and once again kept the lead. Patrese led Mansell, Brundle, Alesi, Häkkinen and Comas on aggregate. Patrese then waved Mansell through on track and soon Mansell got ahead on aggregate.

It began to rain again and everyone pitted for wets with Alesi going too late and dropping down to sixth. His engine failed on lap 61. Mansell won with Patrese making it a Williams 1–2 ahead of Brundle, Häkkinen, Comas and Herbert.

Thus, at the halfway stage of the season, Mansell was comfortably leading the championship with 66 points compared to Patrese's 34. Schumacher was third with 26, Senna was fourth with 18, Berger was fifth with 18, Alesi was sixth with 11, Brundle was seventh with 9 and Alboreto was eighth with 5. The 66 points that Mansell had after the French Grand Prix would have been enough for him to have been crowned world champion even if he had scored no further points in the season; Patrese was the eventual runner-up with 56 points. In the constructors championship, Williams were dominant, with 100 points and well ahead of the field. McLaren were second with 36, Benetton were third with 35 and Ferrari were fourth with 13.

Race Nine: Great Britain[edit]

Mansell took pole position in Britain with Patrese making another Williams 1–2 ahead of Senna, Schumacher, Berger and Brundle. At the start, Patrese got ahead of Mansell while Brundle had a superb start, blasting by the three in front of him, and Schumacher also got ahead of Senna. Patrese waved Mansell through on the Hangar straight with action behind as both Senna and Berger got ahead of Schumacher. Schumacher quickly recovered and repassed Berger at Priory before the first lap was over. Mansell led Patrese, Brundle, Senna, Schumacher and Berger.

Senna put Brundle under pressure but Brundle kept the place. The round of stops changed nothing, with Mansell leading from Patrese, Brundle, Senna, Schumacher and Berger. Schumacher then went wide at a corner giving fifth to Berger. Senna only lasted until lap 53 when his transmission failed. On the next lap, Schumacher passed Berger who was suffering from engine trouble.

Mansell took the win with Patrese making it one more Williams 1–2 ahead of Brundle, Schumacher, Berger and Häkkinen. Spectators began to invade the track to celebrate his win even before the final lap had finished, and thousands entered the track following the chequered flag. The win saw Mansell overtake Jackie Stewart as the most successful British driver, with 28 wins to Stewart's 27.

Race Ten: Germany[edit]

In Germany, the Williamses were again ahead of the McLarens, with Mansell on pole ahead of Patrese, Senna, Berger, Alesi and home hero Schumacher. At the start, Mansell defended from Patrese while Alesi lost out to both Schumacher and a fast-starting Brundle. Mansell was leading Patrese, Senna, Berger, Schumacher and Brundle at the end of the first lap.

Mansell then pulled away from Patrese who was doing the same to the McLarens. Soon the stops came and everyone in the top pitted except Senna and the Benettons were planning to go without a stop. Berger had a slow stop and retired with a misfire soon after. The order after the stops was: Senna, Mansell, Schumacher, Patrese, Brundle and Alesi.

Mansell did not want to stay second and passed Senna to lead with Patrese taking third from Schumacher soon after. Patrese was on a charge and smashed the lap record in his chase of Senna. He was right with Senna on the penultimate lap and tried to attack on the last lap. But Patrese in his attempt spun off into the gravel trap and was out. Mansell took his eighth win of the season ahead of Senna, Schumacher, Brundle, Alesi and Comas.

Race Eleven: Hungary[edit]

By Hungary, Mansell was 46 points ahead of Patrese and the Williams team were 77 points ahead of Benetton with 6 races to go. This was the chance for Williams to seal both titles and they were dominant, but it was Patrese who took pole ahead of Mansell, Senna, Schumacher, Berger and Brundle. At the start, Berger got by Schumacher and then Mansell lost momentum and Senna passed him with Berger following his teammate through. The order was: Patrese, Senna, Berger, Mansell, Schumacher and Brundle.

Mansell passed Berger on lap 8 and set off after Senna. However, as hard as he tried, the combination of the small circuit and Senna's skills in defending meant that he could not pass. On lap 31, he made a mistake and went wide and rejoined behind Berger. Two laps later, Mansell passed Berger to get back third. Then, a pivotal movement came on lap 39 when Patrese spun off. He rejoined in seventh, outside the points which meant that Mansell would be the world champion if results stayed the same. However, on lap 51, Mansell had to go to the pits with tyre troubles and rejoined in sixth, just ahead of Patrese. Mansell quickly passed Häkkinen but before Patrese, who was right behind could take sixth, Patrese's engine blew. He was out and would get no points.

Mansell quickly caught and passed Brundle on lap 60 and four laps later, he was up to third when Schumacher's rear wing broke, spinning him out. Senna, a minute at the front, made a precautionary stop just as Häkkinen passed Brundle for fourth. Mansell passed Berger for second and now had a toehold on the championship. Soon afterwards, Häkkinen tried to pass Berger and spun into Brundle's path. Brundle was forced to spin to avoid a collision and both rejoined without losing places, with Häkkinen staying ahead. Senna won ahead of new world champion Mansell, Berger, Häkkinen, Brundle and Capelli.

Race Twelve: Belgium[edit]

Now to Belgium and champion-elect Mansell took pole ahead of Senna, Schumacher, Patrese, Alesi and Berger. At the start, it was damp and Senna outdragged Mansell with Patrese getting ahead of Schumacher while Berger did not move. Senna was leading Mansell, Patrese, Schumacher, Alesi and Thierry Boutsen.

Mansell attacked and passed Senna at the end of the second lap with Patrese following suit. Then it began to rain and almost everybody pitted for wets. Senna stayed out in the hope that the rain would stop but it did not. He pitted late and rejoined down in 12th as Alesi went out with a puncture. The order was: Mansell, Patrese, Schumacher, Brundle, Häkkinen and Boutsen. The track was beginning to dry and Boutsen spun off on lap 26. Schumacher lost two seconds after an off and stopped for dries at the end of the lap. However, Mansell and Patrese stayed out far too long and when both pitted late, they rejoined behind Schumacher.

Mansell tried to close in but cracked an exhaust and dropped back. Patrese suffered the same fate and had to hold back Brundle. Behind, the recovering Senna took fifth from Häkkinen. Schumacher took his first win ahead of Mansell, Patrese, Brundle, Senna and Häkkinen. The Constructors Championship went to Williams after their 2–3 finish.

Thus, with three-quarters of the season over, Mansell was the World Champion with 98 points with Patrese second with 44, Schumacher third with 43, Senna fourth with 36, Berger fifth with 24, Brundle sixth with 21, Alesi seventh with 13 and Häkkinen eighth with 9. Williams are the World Champions in the constructors Championship with 142 points with Benetton second with 64, McLaren third with 60 and Ferrari fourth with 16.

Race Thirteen: Italy[edit]

Now to Italy and Mansell was on pole ahead of Senna, Alesi, Berger, Patrese and Schumacher. At the start, Mansell took off while Patrese got ahead of Alesi and Berger lost out to Schumacher, Capelli and Brundle. Mansell led Senna, Patrese, Alesi, Schumacher and Capelli.

Mansell pulled away fast with Senna holding up Patrese. On lap 13, both Ferraris went out: Alesi with trouble in his fuel system and Capelli with electrical problems. Patrese then passed Senna but Mansell was already 10 seconds up the road. Then, everybody stopped during which Brundle got ahead of Schumacher. The order was: Mansell, Patrese, Senna, Brundle, Schumacher and Berger. Then Mansell suddenly slowed down and allowed Patrese to pass him.

Then, on lap 36, he began to drop back with hydraulic troubles. Senna, Brundle, Schumacher and Berger all passed him. He trolled round and retired in the pits on lap 41. Patrese led but then Senna began to close in. Patrese also began to suffer from hydraulic troubles and Senna passed him on lap 49. On the next lap, both Brundle and Schumacher found a way through. Patrese held fourth until the last lap when Berger passed him. Senna won from Brundle, Schumacher, Berger, the hobbling Patrese and de Cesaris.

Race Fourteen: Portugal[edit]

The Williamses were again ahead of the McLarens and the Benettons in Estoril with Mansell on pole ahead of Patrese, Senna, Berger, Schumacher and Brundle. At the start, Schumacher was late firing up and started at the back of the grid. At the start, Berger got ahead of Senna. Mansell led from Patrese, Berger, Senna, Brundle and Häkkinen.

Then it was the usual sight of Mansell pulling away from Patrese and the two getting away from the rest. The Williamses pitted early unlike the McLarens. Mansell had a quick stop and rejoined in the lead but Patrese had a problem with his right rear jack and joined behind the McLarens. He passed Senna quickly and set off after Berger. On lap 35, the recovering Schumacher took sixth from Alboreto. Soon after, Patrese was right with Berger, looking for a way through.

Berger realised that he had blistered his tyres and slowed down as he was about to go to the pits. Patrese was caught unawares, hit the back of Berger and had a massive crash. Luckily, Patrese was unhurt. Schumacher hit the debris and had to pit again, dropping back to eighth. Mansell took his 30th career win ahead of Berger, Senna, Brundle, Häkkinen and Alboreto.

With two more races to go, Mansell was already World Champion with 108 points but there was a big battle for second. Senna was second with 50, Schumacher was third with 47, Patrese was fourth with 46, Berger was fifth with 33, Brundle was sixth with 30, Alesi was seventh with 13 and Häkkinen was eighth with 11. In the Constructors Championship, Williams were the World Champions with 154 points. McLaren were second with 83, Benetton were third with 77 and Ferrari were fourth with 16.

Race Fifteen: Japan[edit]

Before the race in Japan, Ferrari had dropped Capelli who had a poor season and replaced him with Nicola Larini. In qualifying, the Williamses showed their class with Mansell taking pole ahead of Patrese, Senna, Berger, Schumacher and Herbert. At the start, there were no changes at the front and Mansell still led Patrese, Senna, Berger, Schumacher and Herbert.

Senna did not last long, going out with engine troubles on lap 3. Berger decided to make an early stop and dropped back down to sixth. Schumacher had gearbox troubles and retired at the end of lap 13. Herbert now inherited third only to go out with the same problems two laps later. Berger and Brundle who stopped earlier did not stop when the others did and so the order after the stops was: Mansell, Patrese, Berger, Häkkinen, Brundle and Comas.

On lap 36, Mansell slowed down and let Patrese through before again speeding up and hanging on Patrese's tail. However, on lap 45, an engine failure ended Mansell's race. At the same time, Häkkinen went out with the same problem. Patrese won from Berger, Brundle, de Cesaris, Alesi and Christian Fittipaldi.

Race Sixteen: Australia[edit]

For the season's final race in Adelaide, Mansell took pole ahead of Senna, Patrese, Berger, Schumacher and Alesi. At the start, Alesi had to hold off Brundle and there were no changes ahead of him. The order was: Mansell, Senna, Patrese, Berger, Schumacher and Alesi.

However, Mansell did not pull away as usual. Senna was right with him and tried to pass him on lap 8. He went wide and Mansell retained the lead. The top two were pulling away from Patrese and the rest but Senna could not attack Mansell. The gap stayed at less than a second. Then, on lap 19, entering the final corner, Senna crashed into the back of Mansell resulting in both drivers retiring. Some claimed that Mansell 'brake tested' Senna.

Patrese was now leading under immense pressure from Berger. Berger tried to pass around the outside but he too went wide. While Patrese did not pit, Berger pitted, followed 5 laps later by Schumacher. Berger rejoined 4 seconds ahead. Behind them, Brundle had got ahead of Alesi in the stops. On lap 51, Patrese, nearly 20 seconds ahead, coasted to a halt with an engine failure. So, Berger won with Schumacher close behind ahead of Brundle, Alesi, Boutsen and Stefano Modena.

Season result[edit]

At the end of the season, Mansell was a comfortable world champion with 108 points with Patrese edging out the battle for second with 56, Schumacher third with 53, Senna fourth with 50, Berger fifth with 49, Brundle sixth with 38, Alesi seventh with 18 and Häkkinen eighth with 11. In the Constructors Championship, Williams were dominant champions with 164 points, McLaren just edging out second with 99, Benetton a close third with 91 and Ferrari fourth with 21.


Season review[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Grand Prix Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
1 South Africa South African Grand Prix 1 March Kyalami United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
2 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix 22 March Hermanos Rodríguez United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
3 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix 5 April Interlagos United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
4 Spain Spanish Grand Prix 3 May Catalunya United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
5 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix 17 May Imola United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 31 May Monaco United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix 14 June Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Brazil Ayrton Senna Austria Gerhard Berger Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
8 France French Grand Prix 5 July Magny-Cours United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 12 July Silverstone United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
10 Germany German Grand Prix 26 July Hockenheimring United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
11 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix 16 August Hungaroring Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
12 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix 30 August Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix 13 September Monza United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report
14 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix 27 September Estoril United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix 25 October Suzuka United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
16 Australia Australian Grand Prix 8 November Adelaide United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Germany Michael Schumacher Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom McLaren-Honda Report

1992 Drivers Championship final standings[edit]

Points for the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 10–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the top six finishers in each round.

Pos [2] Driver [2] RSA
South Africa
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
ESP
Spain
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points [2]
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 2 2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 108
2 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2 2 2 Ret 2 3 Ret 2 2 8 Ret 3 5 Ret 1 Ret 56
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 4 3 3 2 Ret 4 2 Ret 4 3 Ret 1 3 7 Ret 2 53
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 3 Ret Ret 9 3 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 1 5 1 3 Ret Ret 50
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 5 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 5 Ret 3 Ret 4 2 2 1 49
6 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 5 Ret 3 3 4 5 4 2 4 3 3 38
7 France Jean Alesi Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4 18
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 9 6 10 Ret DNQ Ret Ret 4 6 Ret 4 6 Ret 5 Ret 7 11
9 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ret 5 Ret Ret 14 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 8 6 9 4 Ret 8
10 Italy Michele Alboreto 10 13 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 9 7 Ret 7 6 15 Ret 6
11 France Érik Comas 7 9 Ret Ret 9 10 6 5 8 6 Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
12 Austria Karl Wendlinger Ret Ret Ret 8 12 Ret 4 Ret Ret 16 Ret 11 10 Ret 3
13 Italy Ivan Capelli Ret Ret 5 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 3
14 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 12 10 Ret 10 7 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 5 2
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 6 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 13 2
16 Italy Pierluigi Martini Ret Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 8 10 15 11 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret 2
17 Italy Stefano Modena DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 15 DNQ 13 7 6 1
18 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 6 9 1
19 France Bertrand Gachot Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret 14 Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
Japan Aguri Suzuki 8 DNQ Ret 7 10 11 DNQ Ret 12 Ret Ret 9 Ret 10 8 8 0
Finland JJ Lehto Ret 8 8 Ret 11 9 9 9 13 10 DNQ 7 11 Ret 9 Ret 0
Italy Gianni Morbidelli Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 11 8 17 12 DNQ 16 Ret 14 14 10 0
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 10 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
France Olivier Grouillard Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 11 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Japan Ukyo Katayama 12 12 9 DNQ Ret DNPQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 9 Ret 11 Ret 0
France Paul Belmondo DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 13 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 13 9 0
Belgium Eric van de Poele 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 10 Ret 0
Italy Emanuele Naspetti 12 Ret 11 13 Ret 0
Italy Nicola Larini 12 11 0
United Kingdom Damon Hill DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 DNQ 11 0
Netherlands Jan Lammers Ret 12 0
Italy Gabriele Tarquini Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Switzerland Andrea Chiesa DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
Brazil Roberto Moreno DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ Ret DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ 0
Italy Alessandro Zanardi DNQ Ret DNQ 0
Italy Giovanna Amati DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy EX DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ EX DNPQ DNQ 0
Italy Alex Caffi EX DNP 0
Italy Enrico Bertaggia EX DNP 0
Pos Driver RSA
South Africa
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
ESP
Spain
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

1992 Constructors Championship final standings[edit]

Williams Renault won the Constructors Championship
McLaren Honda placed 2nd in the Constructors Championship
Benetton Ford placed 3rd in the Constructors Championship

Points for the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors were awarded on a 10–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the top six finishers in each round.

Pos [3] Constructor [3] Car
no.
RSA
South Africa
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
ESP
Spain
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points [3]
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 2 2 Ret 1 Ret Ret 164
6 2 2 2 Ret 2 3 Ret 2 2 8 Ret 3 5 Ret 1 Ret
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1 3 Ret Ret 9 3 1 Ret Ret Ret 2 1 5 1 3 Ret Ret 99
2 5 4 Ret 4 Ret Ret 1 Ret 5 Ret 3 Ret 4 2 2 1
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 19 4 3 3 2 Ret 4 2 Ret 4 3 Ret 1 3 7 Ret 2 91
20 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 5 Ret 3 3 4 5 4 2 4 3 3
4 Italy Ferrari 27 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4 21
28 Ret Ret 5 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 12 11
5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 11 9 6 10 Ret DNQ Ret Ret 4 6 Ret 4 6 Ret 5 Ret 7 13
12 6 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 13
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ilmor 3 Ret 5 Ret Ret 14 Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret 8 8 6 9 4 Ret 8
4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 12 11 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
7 United Kingdom Footwork-Mugen-Honda 9 10 13 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 9 7 Ret 7 6 15 Ret 6
10 8 DNQ Ret 7 10 11 DNQ Ret 12 Ret Ret 9 Ret 10 8 8
8 France Ligier-Renault 25 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 12 10 Ret 10 7 Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 5 6
26 7 9 Ret Ret 9 10 6 5 8 6 Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret
9 United Kingdom March-Ilmor 16 Ret Ret Ret 8 12 Ret 4 Ret Ret 16 Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 12 3
17 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 13 DNQ 14 DNQ DNQ 13 9 12 Ret 11 13 Ret
10 Italy BMS Dallara-Ferrari 21 Ret 8 8 Ret 11 9 9 9 13 10 DNQ 7 11 Ret 9 Ret 2
22 Ret Ret Ret 6 6 Ret 8 10 15 11 Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret
11 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Yamaha 32 DNQ Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret 15 DNQ 13 7 6 1
33 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 10 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret
12 Italy Minardi-Lamborghini 23 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 8 13 DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 6 9 1
24 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 11 8 17 12 DNQ 16 Ret 14 14 10
13 France Venturi Larrousse-Lamborghini 29 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 6 DSQ Ret Ret 14 Ret 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1
30 12 12 9 DNQ Ret DNPQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 9 Ret 11 Ret
Italy Fondmetal-Ford 14 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 10 Ret 0
15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret
United Kingdom Brabham-Judd 7 13 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
8 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 16 DNQ 11
Italy Andrea Moda-Judd 34 EX DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ Ret DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ 0
35 EX DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ EX DNPQ DNQ
Pos Constructor Car
no.
RSA
South Africa
MEX
Mexico
BRA
Brazil
ESP
Spain
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Programme, Foster's Australian Grand Prix, 1992, Entry List, page 17
  2. ^ a b c F1 Drivers World Championship table, Automobile Year 1992/93
  3. ^ a b c F1 Constructors World Championship table, Automobile Year 1992/93

External links[edit]