1987 Hungarian Grand Prix
|Race 9 of 16 in the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship|
|Date||9 August 1987|
|Location||Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.014 km (2.495 mi)|
|Distance||76 laps, 305.064 km (189.620 mi)|
|Time||1:30.149 on lap 65 (lap record)|
The 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Hungaroring on 9 August 1987. It was the ninth round of the 1987 Formula One season. The race was held over 76 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres.
Before the race, Ayrton Senna informed Lotus that he would be leaving the team at the end of the year. Almost immediately, Lotus signed Senna's fellow Brazilian and Drivers' Championship leader, Nelson Piquet, who explained that he felt that Williams had not honoured his number one driver status in the team.
Piquet went on to take his second consecutive win in his Williams-Honda, after team-mate Nigel Mansell lost a wheel nut with six laps remaining. Senna finished second in his Lotus-Honda but 37 seconds behind Piquet, while Alain Prost took third in his McLaren-TAG.
Thierry Boutsen finished fourth in his Benetton-Ford, ahead of the Brabham-BMW of Riccardo Patrese. The final championship point was claimed by Derek Warwick in his Arrows-Megatron, who was battling with influenza and conjunctivitis. Jonathan Palmer claimed the Jim Clark Trophy points finishing seventh in his Tyrrell DG016 with team mate Philippe Streiff finishing ninth behind the second Arrows of Eddie Cheever. Italian driver Ivan Capelli was tenth in the March 871.
The win allowed Piquet to expand his championship points lead to seven over Senna and 18 over Mansell.
|2||12||Ayrton Senna||Lotus-Honda||76||+ 37.727||6||6|
|3||1||Alain Prost||McLaren-TAG||76||+ 1:27.456||4||4|
|4||20||Thierry Boutsen||Benetton-Ford||75||+ 1 Lap||7||3|
|5||7||Riccardo Patrese||Brabham-BMW||75||+ 1 Lap||10||2|
|6||17||Derek Warwick||Arrows-Megatron||74||+ 2 Laps||9||1|
|7 (1)||3||Jonathan Palmer||Tyrrell-Ford||74||+ 2 Laps||16|
|8||18||Eddie Cheever||Arrows-Megatron||74||+ 2 Laps||11|
|9 (2)||4||Philippe Streiff||Tyrrell-Ford||74||+ 2 Laps||14|
|10 (3)||16||Ivan Capelli||March-Ford||74||+ 2 Laps||18|
|11||24||Alessandro Nannini||Minardi-Motori Moderni||73||+ 3 Laps||20|
|12||26||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Ligier-Megatron||73||+ 3 Laps||25|
|13 (4)||14||Pascal Fabre||AGS-Ford||71||+ 5 Laps||26|
|Ret||21||Alex Caffi||Osella-Alfa Romeo||64||Fuel System||21|
|Ret||8||Andrea de Cesaris||Brabham-BMW||43||Gearbox||13|
|Ret||23||Adrián Campos||Minardi-Motori Moderni||14||Spun Off||24|
- Numbers in brackets refer to positions of normally aspirated entrants competing for the Jim Clark Trophy.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for all four sets of standings.
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