1986 German Grand Prix
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|Race 10 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One season|
|Date||July 27, 1986|
|Official name||XLII Großer Preis von Deutschland|
|Location||Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, West Germany|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||6.797 km (4.223 mi)|
|Distance||45 laps, 299.068 km (185.832 mi)|
|Time||1:46.604 on lap 35|
|2||12||Ayrton Senna||Lotus-Renault||44||+ 15.437||3||6|
|3||5||Nigel Mansell||Williams-Honda||44||+ 44.580||6||4|
|4||25||René Arnoux||Ligier-Renault||44||+ 1:15.176||8||3|
|5||2||Keke Rosberg||McLaren-TAG||43||Out of Fuel||1||2|
|6||1||Alain Prost||McLaren-TAG||43||Out of Fuel||2||1|
|7||8||Derek Warwick||Brabham-BMW||43||+ 1 Lap||20|
|8||16||Patrick Tambay||Lola-Ford||43||+ 1 Lap||13|
|9||15||Alan Jones||Lola-Ford||42||+ 2 Laps||19|
|10||20||Gerhard Berger||Benetton-BMW||42||+ 2 Laps||4|
|11||28||Stefan Johansson||Ferrari||41||Broken wing||11|
|12||22||Allen Berg||Osella-Alfa Romeo||40||+ 4 Laps||26|
|Ret||23||Andrea de Cesaris||Minardi-Motori Moderni||20||Gearbox||23|
|Ret||24||Alessandro Nannini||Minardi-Motori Moderni||19||Overheating||22|
|Ret||11||Johnny Dumfries||Lotus-Renault||17||Water radiator||12|
|Ret||21||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Osella-Alfa Romeo||10||Clutch||25|
- Alain Prost's car ran out of fuel on the finishing straight of the last lap. Instead of retiring, Prost got out of his car and tried to push it to the finish, to great applause from the crowd. The finish line was too far, though, and he never reached it. He was classified sixth in the race, and he was running third when his car ran out of fuel, and he was passed by Nigel Mansell and René Arnoux. as the seventh-placed car was a lap behind. Rosberg entered the last lap ahead of Prost so was classified 5th despite stopping first.
- Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Keke Rosberg and Alain Prost were all running out of fuel right at the end of the race- and all barely made it to the finish line except Prost, who did not make it after trying to push his car to the finish line and lost 3 places. Senna swerved his Lotus sideways frantically to the finish line on the pit straight to get the last drops of fuel into the valves of his Lotus's Renault engine. Piquet was running out of fuel on the straight after the second chicane and he too frantically swerved his Williams sideways and had to turn his Honda engine's boost way down to get the car to finish, which he did.
- The grid represented the first all-McLaren front row since the 1972 Canadian Grand Prix. It was also Keke Rosberg's only pole position with the team and the 5th and last pole of his F1 career.
Standings after Grand Prix
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-17.
1986 British Grand Prix
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1986 Hungarian Grand Prix
1985 German Grand Prix
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1987 German Grand Prix