1986 French Grand Prix

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France  1986 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One season
Paul Ricard 1986.jpg
Date July 6, 1986
Location Paul Ricard Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.812 km (2.369 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 304.96 km (189.52 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:06.526
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda
Time 1:09.993 on lap 57
Podium
First Williams-Honda
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Williams-Honda

The 1986 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Paul Ricard on July 6, 1986. Elio de Angelis's fatal crash on the full circuit 2 months before prompted Formula One to use a shortened version of the circuit.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:06.526 1:06.807
2 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:06.755 1:09.899 +0.229
3 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:06.797 1:07.184 +0.271
4 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:07.114 1:07.075 +0.549
5 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:07.270 1:07.266 +0.740
6 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:07.365 1:09.161 +0.839
7 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:07.545 1:08.175 +1.019
8 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:07.835 1:07.554 +1.028
9 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:08.703 1:07.818 +1.292
10 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:07.874 1:08.881 +1.348
11 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:07.913 1:08.288 +1.387
12 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:09.477 1:08.544 +2.018
13 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:09.108 1:08.616 +2.090
14 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:09.471 1:08.905 +2.379
15 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:09.044 1:10.293 +2.518
16 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:09.624 1:09.436 +2.910
17 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:09.935 1:09.700 +3.174
18 17 West Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:09.737 1:10.614 +3.211
19 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:09.792 1:10.630 +3.266
20 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:09.929 1:10.733 +3.403
21 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:09.987 1:28.882 +3.461
22 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:10.305 1:10.511 +3.779
23 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:11.483 1:21.859 +4.957
24 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:12.940 1:12.163 +5.637
25 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:14.496 1:12.443 +5.917
26 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:18.866 1:14.264 +7.738

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 80 1:37:19.272 2 9
2 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 80 + 17.128 5 6
3 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 80 + 37.545 3 4
4 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 80 + 48.703 7 3
5 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 79 + 1 Lap 4 2
6 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 79 + 1 Lap 11 1
7 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 78 + 2 Laps 16  
8 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 78 + 2 Laps 6  
9 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 77 + 3 Laps 14  
10 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 77 + 3 Laps 15  
11 17 Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 76 + 4 Laps 18  
NC 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 67 Not Classified 21  
Ret 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 64 Brakes 13  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 56 Engine 12  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 46 Engine 22  
Ret 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 43 Fire 17  
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 32 Accident 24  
Ret 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 25 Turbo 26  
Ret 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 22 Gearbox 8  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 7 Engine 9  
Ret 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 5 Turbo 10  
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 3 Accident 1  
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 3 Accident 25  
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 3 Accident 19  
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 3 Turbo 23  
Ret 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 2 Accident 20  
Source:[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • Ayrton Senna crashed at the corner after Signes after slipping on some oil spilled onto the track from Andrea de Cesaris's Minardi. Senna had crashed at Signes the previous year, in similar circumstances.
  • It was Christian Danner's first race to be completed in his 10th Grand Prix.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 French Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 


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