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The 1985 Canadian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XXIV Grand Prix Labatt de Canada, was the fifth round of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, on the 16 June 1985.[1] The race would see Michele Alboreto lead home a Ferrari one-two as the Italian racer moved to the head of Championship hunt.[1]

The race was meant to have followed the Belgian Grand Prix on the 2 June, although that race was cancelled after qualifying as the track surface literally disintegrated.[1] Fortunately the organisers of the race would manage to convince FISA and FOCA to reschedule the race, which was to be held on the 15 September.[1]

Into the Canadian Grand Prix itself and it was Elio de Angelis who would grab pole position during qualifying, sharing the front row with teammate Ayrton Senna.[1] They were followed by the two Ferraris, Alboreto ahead of Stefan Johansson, while Alain Prost and Derek Warwick completed the third row.[1]

The start of the race would see de Angelis ease ahead of Senna off the line, with Alboreto neatly tucking in behind the two Lotus-Renaults.[1] Warwick, meanwhile, would sprint past Johansson into the first corner, only to develop a handling issue later on during the lead lap.[1]

The early stages proved fairly tame, with no real changes coming to the running order as the two Loti pulled away from Alboreto and Johansson.[1] That was, until Senna was forced to pit with a turbo issue that released Alboreto to attack de Angelis.[1] The Brazilian himself, meanwhile, would rejoin at the back of the field having lsot several laps as his team investigated the issue.[1]

Alboreto would steadily eat into de Angelis' small lead, before completing an excellent overtake on his compatriot around the outside of turn one.[1] He duly pulled clear of the Lotus without issue, leaving de Angelis to defend from the sister car of Johansson.[1]

Ultimately, however, there would be no resisting the Swede, although Johansson would have to wait until half distance to complete his move.[1] Regardless, he to would pull clear of the Lotus without much resistance, leaving de Angelis to unsuccessfully defend from Prost and Keke Rosberg.[1]

With that the race was done, with Alboreto cruising home two seconds clear of teammate Johansson to claim the lead in the Championship.[1] Prost would chase them hard but had to settle for third, while de Angelis ended the day in fifth in between the two Williams-Hondas of Rosberg and Nigel Mansell.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Elio de Angelis had retained the lead in the Championship hunt after finishing third at the Monaco Grand Prix, although his lead had been cut to just two points at the end of the weekend. His closest challenger was Alain Prost, who was level with Michele Alboreto on eighteen points but deemed ahead courtesy of his two race wins. Patrick Tambay was next, eight points off their tally, while Ayrton Senna completed the top five arriving in Canada.

In the Constructors' Championship it was still advantage Lotus-Renault after the fourth round of the season, with the Norfolk based squad ending the Monegasque weekend on 29 points. Ferrari had likewise held station in second, and managed to cut into Lotus' lead, while McLaren-TAG Porsche moved within a point of the Scuderia in third. Renault were next, with less than half the points of their Championship leading customers, while Arrows-BMW had remained in the top five.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1985 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2B TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2B TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G
4 Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW10 Honda RA165E 1.5 V6t G
6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW10 Honda RA165E 1.5 V6t G
7 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT54 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
8 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT54 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
9 Germany Manfred Winkelhock United Kingdom Skoal Bandit F1 Team RAM 03 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
10 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom Skoal Bandit F1 Team RAM 03 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus 97T Renault EF4 1.5 V6t G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus 97T Renault EF4 1.5 V6t G
15 France Patrick Tambay France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE60 Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t G
16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE60 Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t G
17 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows A8 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows A8 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG185 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
21 Canada Allen Berg United Kingdom Spirit Enterprises Ltd. Spirit 101D Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 185T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t G
23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 185T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t G
24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t P
25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS25 Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t P
26 France Jacques Laffite France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS25 Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t P
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156/85 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G
28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156/85 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G
29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi Team SpA Minardi M185 Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t P
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1985 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:26.895 1:24.527
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:25.399 1:24.816 +0.289s
3 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:25.127 1:25.832 +0.600s
4 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:27.870 1:25.170 +0.643s
5 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:25.977 1:25.557 +1.030s
6 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 1:26.801 1:25.622 +1.095s
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:28.241 1:25.846 +1.319s
8 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:26.265 1:26.097 +1.570s
9 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:27.004 1:26.301 +1.774s
10 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 1:26.958 1:26.340 +1.813s
11 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 1:27.638 1:26.354 +1.827s
12 17 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:30.826 1:26.743 +2.216s
13 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 1:28.081 1:26.995 +2.468s
14 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:31.147 1:27.266 +2.739s
15 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 1:28.746 1:27.403 +2.876s
16 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:28.367 1:27.728 +3.201s
17 1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:28.126 1:28.130 +3.599s
18 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 1:29.910 1:28.625 +4.098s
19 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 1:29.730 1:28.750 +4.223s
20 8 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:30.206 1:28.625 +4.098s
21 10 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:29.501 1:36.960 +4.974s
22 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:32.299 1:31.576 +7.049s
23 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:32.589 1:31.733 +7.206s
24 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:32.760 1:31.923 +7.396s
25 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:34.985 1:37.148 +10.458s
WD* 21 Canada Allen Berg United Kingdom Spirit-Hart Withdrawn
Source:[3][4][5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • * Berg's entry was withdrawn after an issue with his registration.[6]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Elio de Angelis
Ayrton Senna ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Michele Alboreto
Stefan Johansson ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Alain Prost
Derek Warwick ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Thierry Boutsen
Keke Rosberg ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Nelson Piquet
Patrick Tambay ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Eddie Cheever
Gerhard Berger ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Riccardo Patrese
Manfred Winkelhock ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Andrea de Cesaris
Nigel Mansell ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Niki Lauda
Teo Fabi* ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Jacques Laffite
Marc Surer ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Philippe Alliot
Piercarlo Ghinzani ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Stefan Bellof
Martin Brundle ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Pierluigi Martini
______________
  • * Fabi would start from the pit lane after an issue ahead of the race.[6]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1985 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 70 1:46:01.813 3 9
2 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 70 +1.957s 4 6
3 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 70 +4.341s 5 4
4 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 70 +27.821s 8 3
5 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 70 +43.349s 1 2
6 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 70 +1:17.878 16 1
7 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 69 +1 Lap 10
8 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 69 +1 Lap 19
9 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 68 +2 Laps 7
10 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 68 +2 Laps 13
11 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 68 +2 Laps 23
12 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 68 +2 Laps 24
13 17 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 67 +3 Laps 12
14 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 67 +3 Laps 15
15 8 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 67 +3 Laps 20
16 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 65 +5 Laps 2
17 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 64 +6 Laps 11
Ret 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 57 Accident 25
Ret 1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 37 Engine 17
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 35 Engine 22
Ret 10 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 28 Accident 21
Ret 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 25 Accident 6
Ret 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock United Kingdom RAM-Hart 5 Accident 6
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 3 Turbo PL
Ret 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 0 Transmission 9
WD 21 Canada Allen Berg United Kingdom Spirit-Hart
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory propelled Michele Alboreto back into the lead of the Championship, with the Italian ace moving five points clear of Alain Prost in second. Indeed, for the second weekend in succession the Frenchman would end the afternoon level on points with the driver in third, Elio de Angelis, but was considered to be ahead having picked up two wins. A significant twelve point gap then separated them from fourth placed Patrick Tambay, while Ayrton Senna remained in fifth.

In the Constructors Championship it was Ferrari who dethroned Lotus-Renault, with the Scuderia's one-two leaving them on 37 points. The Norfolk based squad, meanwhile, would move onto 31 points, keeping them six ahead of defending Champions McLaren-TAG Porsche in third. Elsewhere Renault had held station in fourth, Williams-Honda moved into fifth, with eight of F1's sixteen registered teams on the score board.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Italy Michele Alboreto 27 ▲2
2 France Alain Prost 22
3 Italy Elio de Angelis 22 ▼2
4 France Patrick Tambay 10
5 Brazil Ayrton Senna 9
6 Sweden Stefan Johansson 7 ▲7
7 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 6 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 5 ▼1
9 Finland Keke Rosberg 3 ▲7
10 Austria Niki Lauda 3 ▼2
11 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 3 ▼2
12 France René Arnoux 3 ▼2
13 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 2 ▼2
14 France Jacques Laffite 2 ▼2
15 West Germany Stefan Bellof 1 ▼1
World Championship for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 37 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 31 ▼1
3 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 25
4 France Renault 12
5 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 8 ▲2
6 United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 6 ▼1
7 France Ligier-Renault 5 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Canada 1985: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1985/canada/engages.aspx, (Accessed 24/03/2019)
  3. 'Labatt Grand Prix of Canada - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1985/races/486/canada/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 24/03/2019)
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V T E 1985 Formula One Season
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Engines Alfa Romeo • BMW • Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Honda • Motori Moderni • Renault • TAG • Zakspeed
Drivers Lauda • 2 Prost • 3/4 Brundle • 4 Johansson • 3/4 Bellof • 4 Capelli • 4 Streiff • 5 Mansell • 6 Rosberg • 7 Piquet • 8 Hesnault • 8 Surer • 9 Winkelhock • 9/10 Alliot • 10 Acheson • 11 De Angelis • 12 Senna • 14 Hesnault • 15 Tambay • 16 Warwick • 17 Berger • 18 Boutsen • 19 Fabi • 20 Ghinzani • 21 Baldi • 22 Patrese • 23 Cheever • 24 Ghinzani • 24 Rothengatter • 25 De Cesaris • 25 Streiff • 26 Laffite • 27 Alboreto • 28 Arnoux • 28 Johansson • 29 Martini • 30 Palmer • 30 Danner • 33 Jones
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