1992 San Marino Grand Prix

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Italy  1992 San Marino Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One season
Circuit Imola 1992.png
Date 17 May 1992
Official name XII Gran Premio Iceberg di San Marino
Location Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.040 km (3.144 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 302.400 km (188.646 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Williams-Renault
Time 1:21.842
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault
Time 1:26.100 on lap 60
First Williams-Renault
Second Williams-Renault
Third McLaren-Honda

The 1992 San Marino Grand Prix (formally the XII Gran Premio Iceberg di San Marino) was a Formula One motor race held at Imola on 17 May 1992. The 60-lap race was the fifth round of the 1992 Formula One season and was won by Nigel Mansell driving a Williams-Renault.


The Andrea Modas of Roberto Moreno and Perry McCarthy were eliminated in pre-qualifying, while the main qualifying session saw the Lotus of Mika Häkkinen, the Fondmetal of Andrea Chiesa, and the Brabhams of Damon Hill and Eric van de Poele eliminated. This would turn out to be the only race of 1992 in which Häkkinen failed to qualify.

Mansell took pole position by over a second from Williams team-mate Riccardo Patrese. The McLarens of Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger took up the second row, while the Benettons of Michael Schumacher and Martin Brundle filled the third row. The top ten was completed by the Ferraris of Jean Alesi and Ivan Capelli, the Footwork of Michele Alboreto, and the Ligier of Thierry Boutsen.

Mansell's pole position saw one of Formula One's hottest streaks come to an end, as Senna had taken pole in each of the previous seven races at Imola.


The first start was aborted due to Karl Wendlinger's March stalling; he eventually started the race at the back of the grid. Stefano Modena started from the pit lane in his Jordan.

Mansell led every lap, finishing nearly ten seconds ahead of Patrese. Senna finished third, nearly forty seconds behind Patrese, but was unable to take his place on the podium due to discomfort he suffered all race, and was unable to get out of his car until long after the race ended. Mansell's win continued his perfect start to the 1992 season, with five wins from the opening five races; this broke the record of successive wins from the start of the season set by Senna the previous year.

Brundle finished fourth to pick up his first points of 1992. Alboreto finished fifth, and Pierluigi Martini finished sixth, scoring what would prove to be the Dallara team's last point in Formula One.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 60 1:28:40.927 1 10
2 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 60 +9.451 2 6
3 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 60 +48.984 3 4
4 20 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 60 +53.007 6 3
5 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 59 +1 Lap 9 2
6 22 Italy Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 59 +1 Lap 15 1
7 33 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 58 +2 Laps 18  
8 3 France Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 58 +2 Laps 20  
9 26 France Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 58 +2 Laps 13  
10 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 58 +2 Laps 11  
11 21 Finland JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 57 Engine 16  
12 16 Austria Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 57 +3 Laps 12  
13 17 France Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 57 +3 Laps 24  
14 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 55 Fuel System 14  
Ret 30 Japan Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 40 Spun Off 17  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 39 Collision 7  
Ret 2 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 39 Collision 4  
Ret 29 France Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 32 Spun Off 19  
Ret 25 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 29 Engine 10  
Ret 32 Italy Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 25 Gearbox 23  
Ret 24 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 24 Engine 21  
Ret 15 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 24 Engine 22  
Ret 19 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 20 Suspension 5  
Ret 28 Italy Ivan Capelli Ferrari 11 Spun Off 8  
Ret 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 8 Gearbox 25  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 8 Gearbox 26  
DNQ 11 Finland Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford    
DNQ 14 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford    
DNQ 8 United Kingdom Damon Hill Brabham-Judd    
DNQ 7 Belgium Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd    
DNPQ 34 Brazil Roberto Moreno Andrea Moda-Judd    
DNPQ 35 United Kingdom Perry McCarthy Andrea Moda-Judd    

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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


  1. ^ "1992 San Marino Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

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