1985 Canadian Grand Prix

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1985 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 5 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One World Championship
Gilles Villeneuve Circuit Montreal (78-86).svg
Race details
Date 16 June 1985
Official name XXIV Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 4.410 km (2.740 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.700 km (191.817 mi)
Weather Sunny with temperatures approaching 20.5 °C (68.9 °F); wind speeds up to 12.9 kilometres per hour (8.0 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:24.567
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault
Time 1:27.445 on lap 45
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-TAG

The 1985 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on 16 June 1985. It was the fifth race of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The 70-lap race was won by Michele Alboreto, driving a Ferrari, with teammate Stefan Johansson second and Alain Prost third in a McLaren-TAG. The win gave Alboreto the lead of the Drivers' Championship by five points from Prost and Elio de Angelis, who finished fifth in his Lotus-Renault having started from pole position, while Ferrari took the lead of the Constructors' Championship.

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying saw Elio de Angelis take pole position in his Lotus by just under three-tenths of a second from teammate Ayrton Senna, with the Ferraris of Michele Alboreto and Stefan Johansson immediately behind them on the second row. Alain Prost was fifth in his McLaren, with Derek Warwick sixth in the factory Renault. The top ten was completed by Thierry Boutsen in the Arrows, Keke Rosberg in the Williams, Nelson Piquet in the Brabham and Patrick Tambay in the second factory Renault. Reigning World Champion Niki Lauda could only manage 17th in the second McLaren, one place behind Nigel Mansell in the second Williams.

Race[edit]

At the start, de Angelis led away from Senna and Alboreto. Warwick made a fast start to run fourth, before suffering handling problems. On lap 6 Senna pitted with a turbo problem, losing five laps in the process. Alboreto then closed up to de Angelis, before passing him for the lead on lap 13. In mid-race, Johansson also passed de Angelis to set up a Ferrari 1-2, while Lauda retired with an engine failure. Alboreto eventually took the chequered flag 1.9 seconds ahead of Johansson, with Prost and Rosberg moving into third and fourth respectively in the closing laps, and de Angelis having to settle for fifth, ahead of Mansell.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:26.895 1:24.527
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:25.399 1:24.816 +0.289
3 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:25.127 1:25.832 +0.600
4 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:27.870 1:25.170 +0.643
5 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:25.977 1:25.557 +1.030
6 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 1:26.801 1:25.622 +1.095
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:28.241 1:25.846 +1.319
8 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:26.265 1:26.097 +1.570
9 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:27.004 1:26.301 +1.774
10 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 1:26.958 1:26.340 +1.813
11 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:27.638 1:26.354 +1.827
12 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:30.826 1:26.743 +2.216
13 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:28.081 1:26.995 +2.468
14 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 1:31.147 1:27.266 +2.739
15 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:28.746 1:27.403 +2.876
16 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:28.367 1:27.728 +3.201
17 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:28.126 1:28.130 +3.599
18 19 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 1:29.910 1:28.625 +4.098
19 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:29.730 1:28.750 +4.223
20 8 Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 1:30.206 1:29.473 +4.946
21 10 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:29.501 1:36.960 +4.974
22 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:32.299 1:31.576 +7.049
23 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 1:32.589 1:31.733 +7.206
24 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 1:32.760 1:31.923 +7.396
25 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:34.985 1:37.148 +10.458

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 70 1:46:01.813 3 9
2 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 70 + 1.957 4 6
3 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 + 4.341 5 4
4 6 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 70 + 27.821 8 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 70 + 43.349 1 2
6 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 70 + 1:17.878 16 1
7 15 France Patrick Tambay Renault 69 + 1 Lap 10  
8 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 19  
9 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 7  
10 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 68 + 2 Laps 13  
11 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 23  
12 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 24  
13 17 Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 67 + 3 Laps 12  
14 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 67 + 3 Laps 15  
15 8 Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 67 + 3 Laps 20  
16 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 65 + 5 Laps 2  
17 23 United States Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 64 + 6 Laps 11  
Ret 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 57 Accident 25  
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 37 Engine 17  
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 35 Engine 22  
Ret 10 France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 28 Accident 21  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 25 Accident 6  
Ret 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 5 Accident 14  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 3 Turbo 18  
Ret 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 0 Transmission 9  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "1985 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "1985 Canadian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Canada 1985 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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