1990 Italian Grand Prix

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1990 Italian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 9 September 1990
Official name Coca-Cola 61° Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.800 km (3.604 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.400 km (191.009 mi)
Weather Hot, dry, sunny
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Honda
Time 1:22.533
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda
Time 1:26.254 on lap 46
Podium
First McLaren-Honda
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Honda

The 1990 Italian Grand Prix (formally the Coca-Cola 61° Gran Premio d'Italia[1]) was a Formula One motor race held on 9 September 1990 at Monza. It was the twelfth race of the 1990 FIA Formula One World Championship. The race was the 60th Italian Grand Prix and the 55th to be held at Monza.

The 53-lap race was won by Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, driving a McLaren-Honda. Senna took pole position, led every lap and set the fastest race lap, thus achieving a Grand Slam. Senna's Driver's Championship rival, Frenchman Alain Prost, finished second in his Ferrari, some six seconds behind, with Senna's Austrian teammate Gerhard Berger third.

Near the end of the first lap, Derek Warwick ran wide at the Parabolica, his Lotus hitting the guard rail at around 140 mph (230 km/h) and flipping upside down. Warwick clambered out of the car unhurt.[2] The race was stopped on the second lap and restarted over the original distance, with Warwick taking the spare car and eventually retiring with a clutch failure. Jean Alesi became the first retirement as he went off Variante del Rettafilo on lap 5 and hit the wall, as the Lotus of Martin Donnelly had a dramatic engine failure at the start of lap 14. As Alboreto in the Arrows spun off at Ascari with only 1 lap to go.

The win enabled Senna to extend his lead over Prost in the Drivers' Championship to 16 points with four races remaining.

Classification[edit]

Pre-Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:26.947
2 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford 1:27.594 +0.647
3 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:27.773 +0.826
4 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:28.113 +1.166
5 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 1:28.703 +1.756
6 34 Italy Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd 1:35.061 +8.114
7 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Life 1:55.244 +28.297

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:22.972 1:22.533
2 1 France Alain Prost Ferrari 1:23.497 1:22.935 +0.402
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:23.239 1:22.936 +0.403
4 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:23.141 1:23.720 +0.608
5 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:24.159 1:23.526 +0.993
6 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:24.042 1:23.984 +1.451
7 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:24.253 1:24.555 +1.720
8 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:25.567 1:24.583 +2.050
9 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 1:24.699 1:24.987 +2.166
10 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 1:26.170 1:25.556 +3.023
11 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 1:26.110 1:25.629 +3.096
12 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 1:25.728 1:25.677 +3.144
13 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:25.927 1:26.154 +3.394
14 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 1:26.449 1:26.081 +3.548
15 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:26.330 1:26.516 +3.797
16 16 Italy Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 1:26.712 1:26.735 +4.179
17 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:26.950 1:27:997 +4.417
18 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:27.074 1:26.962 +4.429
19 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 1:27.790 1:26.964 +4.431
20 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 1:27.153 1:27.043 +4.510
21 10 Italy Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 1:27.828 1:27.410 +4.877
22 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 1:27.784 1:27.448 +4.915
23 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:27.541 1:28.228 +5.008
24 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:28.564 1:27.673 +5.140
25 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:27.772 1:27.749 +5.216
26 25 Italy Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 1:28.626 1:27.937 +5.404
27 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:28.107 1:28.256 +5.574
28 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 1:28.258 1:28.521 +5.725
29 7 Australia David Brabham Brabham-Judd 1:28.382 1:30.446 +5.849
30 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford 1:28.952 1:30.140 +6.419

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 53 1:17:57.878 1 9
2 1 France Alain Prost Ferrari 53 + 6.054 2 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 53 + 7.404 3 4
4 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 53 + 56.219 4 3
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 52 + 1:25.274 7 2
6 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 9
8 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 8
9 10 Italy Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 21
10 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 25
11 25 Italy Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 26
12 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 50 Spun Off 22
13 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford 50 + 3 Laps 20
NC 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 45 + 8 Laps 24
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 36 Engine 16
Ret 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 36 Electrical 18
Ret 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 27 Wheel Bearing 23
Ret 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 24 Engine 10
Ret 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 21 Engine 17
Ret 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 18 Suspension 6
Ret 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 15 Clutch 12
Ret 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 14 Spun Off 19
Ret 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 13 Engine 11
Ret 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 10 Clutch 13
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 7 Suspension 15
Ret 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 4 Spun Off 5
DNQ 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford
DNQ 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford
DNQ 7 Australia David Brabham Brabham-Judd
DNQ 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford
DNPQ 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 34 Italy Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Life
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990 Italian Grand Prix programme cover". Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ Warwick Flips at Monza and Walks Away – 1990 Italian GP
  3. ^ "1990 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.


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