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The 1985 San Marino Grand Prix, formally known as the V Gran Premio di San Marino, was the third race of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari on the 5 May 1985.[1] The sixth Grand Prix to be hosted at the Imola circuit would see Alain Prost cross the line first, only to be disqualified after the race for being just 2kg underweight.[1]

Portuguese Grand Prix winner Ayrton Senna claimed pole position during qualifying, sharing the front row with Keke Rosberg.[1] Prost, meanwhile, would line-up in sixth behind Elio de Angelis, Championship leader Michele Alboreto, and Thierry Boutsen, while defending World Champion Niki Lauda would start from eighth.[1]

The start itself would see the two black-gold Loti sprint into the lead, Senna ahead of de Angelis.[1] Alboreto and Prost also made strong starts to claim third and fourth, while Rosberg was dumped to fifth as his Williams-Honda was sluggish off the line.[1]

The order remained fairly stable at the head of the field during the early stages, the only significant change coming when Rosberg dropped behind Lauda.[1] In contrast it appeared to be a battle of attrition in the midfield, with quick-fire mechanical retirements eliminating a quarter of the field before the end of lap eleven.[1]

Indeed, it was only on lap eleven that the picture at the front of the field truly changed, for de Angelis suddenly lost pace and fell off the back of teammate Senna.[1] He subsequently fell behind Alboreto, Prost and Lauda, before Alboreto's Ferrari expired with an electrical failure.[1]

That left the two McLaren-TAG Porsches clear to attack Senna, with the red-white cars ominously weaving around in the Lotus-Renault's mirrors.[1] That was, until Lauda's electronics went haywire, send the Austrian into a spin and releasing Prost to attack Senna without threat from behind.[1]

Yet, Prost would never manage to get ahead of Senna on track, and hence was left vulnerable to Stefan Johansson in the #28 Ferrari when the Swede passed de Angelis.[1] Indeed, Johansson would go on to pass the Frenchman in the closing stages, before inheriting the lead from Senna with two laps to go as the Brazilian ran out of fuel.[1]

Alas, just as the tifosi began cheering at the sight of the #28 Ferrari in the lead, Johansson's engine drained the last of its fuel, handing the lead to Prost barely half a lap on from claiming the lead.[1] The Frenchman duly crawled home to claim victory, passing the chequered flag just as he ran out of fuel, with de Angelis and Boutsen completing the podium.[1]

There was to be one final twist, however, with Prost's McLaren-TAG Porsche failing post-race scrutineering for being underweight by 2kg.[1] He was therefore disqualified, pending an appeal, with de Angelis inheriting the win from Boutsen and Patrick Tambay.[1]

BackgroundEdit

After two second places in the opening two races it was Michele Alboreto who had emerged at the head of the Championship at the end of the visit to Portugal, the Italian having established a three point lead. Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna were next, having taken a win apiece in the first two rounds, but with the Frenchman positioned ahead despite being level on nine points. Fourth, meanwhile, would be occupied by Elio de Angelis, with nine drivers on the score board arriving in "San Marino".

In the Constructors' Championship it was Lotus-Renault who appeared at the head of the field arriving in Imola, the Ethel team having claimed sixteen points in the first two races. Ferrari were their closest challengers in second, a point behind, while McLaren-TAG Porsche were still in single figures in third. Elsewhere, Renault were in fourth ahead of Williams-Honda, while Ligier-Renault and Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth had a point apiece ahead of the third race of the campaign.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1985 San Marino 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 West 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 RA163E 1.5 V6t G
6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW10 Honda RA163E 1.5 V6t G
7 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT54 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
8 France François Hesnault United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT54 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
9 West 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 Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A8 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A8 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
20 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG185 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t
21 Italy Mauro Baldi 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 L4t G
23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 185T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t G
24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS25 Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t P
26 France Jacques Laffite France Equipe Ligier 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 F1 Team Minardi M185 Motori Moderni 61590 3.0 V6t P
30 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 841 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:27.589 1:27.327
2 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:28.347 1:27.354 +0.027s
3 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:30.325 1:27.852 +0.525s
4 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:27.871 1:30.637 +0.544s
5 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:28.829 1:27.918 +0.591s
6 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:28.604 1:28.099 +0.772s
7 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:29.756 1:28.202 +0.875s
8 1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:29.413 1:28.399 +1.072s
9 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:29.427 1:28.489 +1.162s
10 17 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:28.697 1:29.654 +1.370s
11 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 1:30.201 1:29.102 +1.775s
12 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 1:30.605 1:29.259 +1.932s
13 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 1:30.339 1:29.406 +2.079s
14 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 1:30.440 1:29.466 +2.139s
15 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:30.240 1:29.806 +2.479s
16 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 1:31.625 1:30.982 +3.655s
17 30 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 2:30.990 1:31.028 +3.701s
18 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 1:31.388 1:31.108 +3.781s
19 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:32.770 1:48.391 +5.443s
20 8 France François Hesnault United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:33.142 1:33.160 +5.833s
21 10 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:34.201 2:05.141 +6.874s
22 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:34.974T 1:34.209T +6.882s
23 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:34.936 1:34.579 +7.525s
24 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:35.774 1:35.653 +8.326s
25 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:36.397 1:36.661 +9.334s
26 21 Italy Mauro Baldi United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 1:36.922 1:38.235 +9.595s
WD 20 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Toleman-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.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Ayrton Senna 2
______________ Keke Rosberg
Row 2 3 ______________
Elio de Angelis 4
______________ Michele Alboreto
Row 3 5 ______________
Thierry Boutsen 6
______________ Alain Prost
Row 4 7 ______________
Nigel Mansell 8
______________ Niki Lauda
Row 5 9 ______________
Nelson Piquet 10
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 6 11 ______________
Patrick Tambay 12
______________ Eddie Cheever
Row 7 13 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 14
______________ Derek Warwick
Row 8 15 ______________
Stefan Johansson 16
______________ Jacques Laffite
Row 9 17 ______________
Jonathan Palmer* 18
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 10 19 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 20
______________ François Hesnault
Row 11 21 ______________
Philippe Alliot 22
______________ Piercarlo Ghinzani
Row 12 23 ______________
Manfred Winkelhock 24
______________ Stefan Bellof
Row 13 25 ______________
Martin Brundle 26
______________ Mauro Baldi

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

Post-raceEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 60 1:34:35.955 3 9
2 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 59 + 1 Lap 5 6
3 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 59 + 1 Lap 11 4
4 1 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 59 + 1 Lap 8 3
5 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 58 + 2 Laps 7 2
6* 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 57 Out of Fuel 15 1
7* 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 57 Out of Fuel 1
8* 7 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 57 Out of Fuel 9
9* 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 56 Out of Fuel 25
10* 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 56 Out of Fuel 14
DSQ 2 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 60 Disqualified 6
Ret 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 50 Engine 12
NC 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 46 Not Classified 22
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 29 Electrical 4
Ret 9 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock United Kingdom RAM-Hart 27 Engine 23
Ret 10 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 24 Engine 21
Ret 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 23 Brakes 2
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 22 Turbo 16
Ret 29 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 14 Turbo 19
Ret 25 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 11 Spun Off 13
Ret 21 Italy Mauro Baldi United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 9 Electrical 26
Ret 8 France François Hesnault United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 5 Engine 20
Ret 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 5 Engine 24
Ret 17 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 4 Engine 10
Ret 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 4 Engine 18
DNSƒ 30 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed
WD 20 United Kingdom John Watson United Kingdom Toleman-Hart
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Johansson, Senna and Piquet were all still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]
  • Prost was disqualified after his car was found to be 2kg underweight.[6]
  • Ghinzani was unable to be classified as he failed to complete 90% of the race distance.[6]
  • ƒ Palmer was unable to start after an engine failure.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Elio de Angelis moved to the top of the Championship after inheriting victory, moving four clear of Michele Alboreto in second. Indeed, the Italian ace had lost the lead to his compatriot on home soil, with both looking like title contenders in the opening stages of the season. Alain Prost, meanwhile, would slip to fifth after having the victory taken from him, even slipping behind Ayrton Senna on count-back.

In the Constructors' Championship it was Lotus-Renault who remained at the head of the pack, having won their second race of the season. Ferrari were still second, left to rue the fact that Stefan Johansson had run-out of fuel late on, while McLaren-TAG Porsche were down in third. Renault and Arrows-BMW completed the top five, with eight different constructors on the board after three races.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Italy Elio de Angelis 16 ▲3
2 Italy Michele Alboreto 12 ▼1
3 France Patrick Tambay 10 ▲2
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 9 ▲1
5 France Alain Prost 9 ▼3
6 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 6 ▲9
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 4
8 Austria Niki Lauda 3 ▲9
9 France René Arnoux 3 ▼3
10 Sweden Stefan Johansson 1
11 France Jacques Laffite 1 ▼3
12 West Germany Stefan Bellof 1 ▼3
World Championship for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 25
2 Italy Ferrari 16
3 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 12
4 France Renault 10
5 United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 6 ▲6
6 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 4 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1 ▼1
8 France Ligier-Renault 1 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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V T E 1985 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • RAM • Lotus • Renault • Arrows • Toleman • Spirit • Alfa Romeo • Osella • Ligier • Ferrari • Minardi • Zakspeed • Lola
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
Cars McLaren MP4/2B • Ferrari 156/85 • Williams FW10 • Lotus 97T • Brabham BT54 • Ligier JS25 • Renault RE60 • Arrows A8 • Tyrrell 012 • Tyrrell 014 • Osella FA1F • Minardi M185 • Alfa Romeo 184TB • Alfa Romeo 185T • RAM 03 • Zakspeed 841 • Toleman TG185 • Spirit 101D • Lola THL1
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races Brazil • Portugal • San Marino • Monaco • Canada • Detroit • France • Britain • Germany • Austria • Netherlands • Italy • Belgium • Europe • South Africa • Australia
See also 1984 Formula One Season • 1986 Formula One Season • Category
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