1986 Italian Grand Prix

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1986 Italian Grand Prix
Race 13 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 7 September 1986
Official name LVII Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.800 km (3.60 mi)
Distance 51 laps, 295.800 km (183.600 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Benetton-BMW
Time 1:24.078
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW
Time 1:28.099 on lap 35
Podium
First Williams-Honda
Second Williams-Honda
Third Ferrari

The 1986 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 7 September 1986. The race, contested over 51 laps, was the thirteenth race of the 1986 Formula One season and was won by Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda, with teammate and Drivers' Championship rival Nigel Mansell second and Stefan Johansson third in a Ferrari. With fellow championship rivals Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna both failing to score, Piquet moved into second in the championship, five points behind Mansell.

Qualifying[edit]

During the second qualifying session at Monza, the Benetton-BMW of Gerhard Berger was recorded as being the fastest car along the start-finish straight, with a top speed of 351.22 km/h (218.24 mph). He was followed by four more BMW-powered cars: teammate Teo Fabi, the Brabhams of Derek Warwick and Riccardo Patrese, and the Arrows of Thierry Boutsen.[1] The fastest non-BMW powered car was the Williams-Honda of Nigel Mansell, with a top speed 10 km/h (6 mph) slower than that of Berger.

Despite this, Berger could only qualify fourth, while Fabi took his second consecutive pole position. Alain Prost lined up alongside Fabi on the front row, despite being nearly half a second slower in his McLaren-TAG and recording a top speed over 16 km/h (10 mph) slower than Berger's.[1] Drivers' Championship leader Mansell was third, ahead of Berger, while Brazilian pair Ayrton Senna (Lotus-Renault) and Nelson Piquet (Williams-Honda) made up the third row. The top ten was completed by Warwick, Keke Rosberg in the second McLaren, Michele Alboreto in the Ferrari and Patrese; Alboreto's position was notable as he had missed the first day of qualifying after injuring his arm in a motorcycle crash.[2]

The race saw the debut of local driver Alex Caffi, deputising for Allen Berg at Osella, as well as the debut of the French AGS team, whose Motori Moderni-powered JH21C was driven by another local driver, Ivan Capelli. With the number of entries increased to 27 at both this race and the next race in Portugal, FISA decided to allow all the cars to start. Caffi was the beneficiary of this decision, starting 27th behind Capelli and Osella teammate Piercarlo Ghinzani.[3]

Race[edit]

Following problems at the start of the parade lap, pole position man Teo Fabi was forced to start from the back of the grid and Alain Prost, alongside him on the front row, had to start from the pit lane in the spare car. At the green light, Gerhard Berger took the lead, but on lap 8 lost positions to first Mansell, Piquet and an on-form Alboreto in the Ferrari. Ayrton Senna was out with a broken gearbox at the start. Alboreto looked to be in challenging the Williams duo for the lead having overtaken Rosberg, Arnoux and Berger before spinning at the exit of the first chicane. Like the British Grand Prix, the race became a close fight between the two Williams drivers, but this time Piquet hunted down his teammate British driver Nigel Mansell to take victory. Piquet defeated Mansell in a straight fight, leading the British home by 9.828 seconds. The Brazilian managed to pass Mansell at the Curva Grande to go on and claim his fourth win of the season. Behind, Fabi and Prost had charged from the rear and by lap 12 were running 8th and 9th. Prost was disqualified for changing cars after the start of the parade lap, but his engine blew a lap after he was flagged anyway. Johansson charged early in the race, passing Rosberg and Arnoux on lap 5 to go on to finish third.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:26.019 1:24.078
2 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:26.885 1:24.514 +0.436
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:26.181 1:24.882 +0.804
4 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:25.580 1:24.885 +0.807
5 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:25.363 1:24.916 +0.838
6 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:26.614 1:25.137 +1.059
7 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 7:12.970 1:25.175 +1.097
8 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:26.742 1:25.378 +1.300
9 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:25.549 +1.471
10 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:27.438 1:26.111 +2.033
11 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:27.928 1:26.187 +2.109
12 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:26.517 1:26.422 +2.344
13 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:28.051 1:26.754 +2.676
14 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:27.287 1:27.269 +3.191
15 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:29.744 1:27.808 +3.730
16 17 West Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:30.397 1:27.923 +3.845
17 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:28.857 1:28.024 +3.946
18 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 7:40.132 1:28.403 +3.965
19 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:29.239 1:28.690 +4.612
20 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:31.266 1:29.125 +5.047
21 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:31.375 1:29.561 +5.483
22 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:32.064 1:29.659 +5.581
23 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:30.199 1:30.976 +6.121
24 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:32.726 1:30.904 +6.826
25 31 Italy Ivan Capelli AGS-Motori Moderni 58:12.143 1:33.844 +9.766
26 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.128 1:36.334 +12.050
27 22 Italy Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.900 1:38.493 +12.822

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 51 1:17:42.889 6 9
2 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 51 + 9.828 3 6
3 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 51 + 22.915 12 4
4 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 51 + 53.809 8 3
5 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 50 + 1 Lap 4 2
6 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 49 + 2 Laps 18 1
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 49 + 2 Laps 13  
8 17 Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 49 + 2 Laps 16  
9 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 49 + 2 Laps 23  
10 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 49 + 2 Laps 20  
NC 22 Italy Alex Caffi Osella-Alfa Romeo 45 + 6 Laps 27  
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 44 Puncture 1  
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 33 Engine 9  
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 33 Engine 21  
Ret 31 Italy Ivan Capelli AGS-Motori Moderni 31 Puncture 25  
Ret 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 30 Gearbox 11  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 27 Engine 22  
DSQ 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 27 Illegal Car Change 2  
Ret 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 22 Engine 14  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 18 Gearbox 17  
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 16 Spun Off 7  
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 15 Electrical 19  
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 12 Suspension 26  
Ret 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 2 Accident 15  
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 2 Accident 10  
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1 Engine 24  
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 0 Transmission 5  
Source:[4]

Lap leaders[edit]

Gerhard Berger 8 (1–6, 25–26), Nigel Mansell 29 (7–24, 27–37), Nelson Piquet 14 (38–51)

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Benetton B186". Gurneyflap. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Italian GP, 1986". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ 1986 Italian Grand Prix - Turbos and Tantrums
  4. ^ "1986 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Italy 1986 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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