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The XXV Grand Prix Labatt du Canada, otherwise known as the 1986 Canadian Grand Prix, was the sixth round of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on the 15 June 1986.[1] The race would see Nigel Mansell sweep to victory from pole position, in a race that was to be dictated by fuel consumption.[1]

Indeed, Mansell was the man to beat in qualifying, setting a new circuit record as he beat Ayrton Senna to pole across the two sessions.[1] The Brit's Williams-Honda teammate Nelson Piquet was next ahead of Alain Prost, while René Arnoux and Keke Rosberg shared the third row.[1]

Race morning would be marred by a huge accident for Patrick Tambay, which saw the Frenchman sustain injuries to both his feet after a suspension failure.[1] Tambay was hence unable to start, while his Lola-Ford Cosworth was taken away for analysis immediately after the race.[1]

Regardless, Mansell would take the lead at the start of the race, with Senna leading the chase from behind.[1] Indeed, it seemed to be an unusually tame start to the race, with no major accidents or incidents to drastically affect the order.[1]

Mansell quickly established a lead at the head of the field, leaving Senna to defend from Prost, Piquet, Rosberg and Arnoux.[1] The man to watch in this group proved to be Rosberg, who duly pushed his way past Piquet, before securing third after Prost barged past Senna at the hairpin.[1] Indeed, Senna would drop to sixth after being forced to run wide at the hairpin, for Rosberg, Piquet and Arnoux were running nose-to-tail.[1]

Rosberg duly sent his McLaren-TAG Porsche scything past teammate Prost a couple of laps later, and come the end of lap seventeen the Finn had barged his way past Mansell.[1] Yet, after a couple of laps in the lead Rosberg was told to ease his pace and conserve his fuel, allowing Mansell and Prost to close right onto his tail.[1]

On lap 22 the battle for victory was effectively settled, with Mansell sneaking ahead of Rosberg when the Finn got caught in two minds trying to lap Alan Jones.[1] Prost would also make his way past the Finn after Mansell pulled clear, although the Frenchman would subsequently drop to fifth during the pitstops.[1]

Prost would spend the second half of the race fighting his way back up to second, while, at the head of the field, Mansell was able to cruise home to claim his fourth career victory.[1] Behind the second placed Prost came Piquet, who passed Rosberg late on, with the Finn just making it to the line before he ran out of fuel.[1] The remaining points would go to Senna and Arnoux who both lost a lap during the stops.[1]

The results of the race meant that Prost moved back to the top of the title hunt, establishing a two point lead over Mansell and Senna. In contrast, Williams-Honda would move to the top of the Constructors' Championship, holding a three point lead over McLaren-TAG Porsche.

BackgroundEdit

Ayrton Senna had moved to the top of the Championship as a result of the Belgian Grand Prix, moving two clear of former leader Alain Prost. A five point gap then followed before Nigel Mansell appeared in third, while Nelson Piquet had lost further ground in fourth. Keke Rosberg was next, the last man in double figures upon arrival in Canada, while Michele Alboreto was up in the top ten after scoring his first points of the campaign in Belgium.

In the Constructors' Championship, meanwhile, it would be a tighter affair landing in Canada, with McLaren-TAG Porsche arriving just a point ahead of Williams-Honda. Indeed, it seemed as if those two were equally matched in 1986, although Lotus-Renault were also potential title contenders just nine off the lead after the first third of the season. Ligier-Renault, meanwhile, were a fairway back in fourth ahead of the Ferrari, with the Italian squad having moved back ahead of Benetton-BMW in Spa.


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1986 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2C TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2C TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 014 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t G
4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 014 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 V6t G
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 V6t G
7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus 98T Renault EF15B 1.5 V6t G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus 98T Renault EF15B 1.5 V6t G
14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 861 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
15 Australia Alan Jones United States Team Haas (USA) Ltd. Lola THL2 Ford Cosworth TEC 1.5 V6t G
16 France Patrick Tambay United States Team Haas (USA) Ltd. Lola THL2 Ford Cosworth TEC 1.5 V6t G
17 Switzerland Marc Surer 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
19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
22 West Germany Christian Danner Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M185B Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t P
24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M185B Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t P
25 France René Arnoux France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF4B 1.5 V6t P
26 France Jacques Laffite France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t P
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F186 Ferrari 032 1.5 V6t G
28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F186 Ferrari 032 1.5 V6t G
29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 861 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1986 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:28.829 1:24.118
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:27.422 1:24.188 +0.070s
3 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:28.588 1:24.384 +0.266s
4 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:29.541 1:25.192 +1.074s
5 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 1:30.200 1:25.224 +1.106s
6 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:29.384 1:25.533 +1.415s
7 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:29.471 1:26.439 +2.321s
8 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 1:30.171 1:26.447 +2.329s
9 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:32.692 1:26.483 +2.365s
10 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:33.231 1:27.413 +3.295s
11 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:45.740 1:27.495 +3.377s
12 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:35.843 1:27.614 +3.496s
13 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:33.291 1:28.058 +3.940s
14* 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:31.487 1:28.095 +3.977s
15 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:51.056 1:28.102 +3.984s
16 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:32.144 1:28.521 +4.403s
17 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:32.307 1:28.639 +4.521s
18 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:28.881 1:29.078 +4.763s
19 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:34.233 1:29.111 +4.993s
20 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:35.789 1:29.653 +5.535s
21 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:32.619 1:29.854 +5.736s
22 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 1:31.856 1:30.005 +5.887s
23 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.575 1:31.479 +7.361s
24 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 1:46.280 1:32.113 +7.995s
25 22 West Germany Christian Danner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:41.436 +17.318s
WD 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 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.
  • * Tambay would be unable to start the race after an accident during the warm-up.[6]
  • Surer's entry was withdrawn after the Swiss racer was injured prior to the race weekend.[6]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Nigel Mansell
Ayrton Senna ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Nelson Piquet
Alain Prost ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 René Arnoux
Keke Rosberg ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Gerhard Berger
Jacques Laffite ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Riccardo Patrese
Derek Warwick ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Michele Alboreto
Thierry Boutsen ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Alan Jones
Teo Fabi ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Johnny Dumfries
Philippe Streiff ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Stefan Johansson
Martin Brundle ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Alessandro Nannini
Andrea de Cesaris ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Jonathan Palmer*
Piercarlo Ghinzani ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Huub Rothengatter
Christian Danner* ______________
  • * Palmer and Danner would start the race from the pitlane.[6]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1986 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 69 1:42:26.415 1 9
2 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 69 +20.659s 4 6
3 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 69 +36.262s 3 4
4 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 69 +1:35.673 6 3
5 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 68 +1 Lap 2 2
6 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 68 +1 Lap 5 1
7 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 68 +1 Lap 8
8 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 68 +1 Lap 11
9 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 67 +2 Laps 19
10 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 66 +3 Laps 13
11 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 65 +4 Laps 17
12 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 63 +6 Laps 24
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 44 Turbo 9
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 43 Gearbox 23
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 40 Gearbox 21
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 38 Electrical 12
Ret 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 34 Turbo 7
Ret 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 29 Accident 18
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 28 Accident 16
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 24 Engine 22
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 20 Engine 10
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 17 Turbo 20
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 13 Battery 15
Ret 22 West Germany Christian Danner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 6 Turbo 25
DNS* 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth
WD 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Tambay was unable to start the race after an accident during the warm-up.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Alain Prost moved back to the top of the Championship hunt after the Canadian Grand Prix, establishing a small two point advantage. Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna were next and level on 27 points, although the Brit was considered to be ahead by virtue of his two wins to the Brazilian's one. Nelson Piquet, meanwhile, would lose ground in fourth ahead of Keke Rosberg, with no further changes further down the field.

In the Constructors' Championship it was now advantage Williams-Honda, with their double podium putting them back ahead of McLaren-TAG Porsche. Those two would end the weekend some three points apart, before a significant sixteen point gap back to third placed Lotus-Renault. The Ethel based squad themselves seemed to be in a secure position, holding more than double the points of fourth placed Ligier-Renault, while Ferrari held station in fifth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 29 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 27 ▲1
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 27 ▼2
4 Brazil Nelson Piquet 19
5 Finland Keke Rosberg 14
6 Sweden Stefan Johansson 7
7 France Jacques Laffite 7
8 Austria Gerhard Berger 6
9 France René Arnoux 6
10 Italy Michele Alboreto 3
11 Italy Teo Fabi 2
12 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 2
13 Italy Riccardo Patrese 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 46 ▲1
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 43 ▼1
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 27
4 France Ligier-Renault 13
5 Italy Ferrari 10
6 United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 8
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 2
8 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Canada 1986: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1986/canada/engages.aspx, (Accessed 28/03/2019)
  3. 'Labatt Grand Prix of Canada - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1986/races/503/canada/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 28/03/2019)
  4. 'Labatt Grand Prix of Canada - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1986/races/503/canada/qualifying-2.html, (Accessed 28/03/2019)
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 'Canada 1986: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1986/canada/classement.aspx, (Accessed 28/03/2019)
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V T E 1986 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Lotus • Zakspeed • Lola • Arrows • Benetton • Osella • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • AGS
Engines Alfa Romeo • BMW • Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Honda • Motori Moderni • Renault • TAG • Zakspeed
Drivers Prost • 2 Rosberg • 3 Brundle • 4 Streiff • 5 Mansell • 6 Piquet • 7 Patrese • 8 De Angelis • 8 Warwick • 11 Dumfries • 12 Senna • 14 Palmer • 29 Rothengatter • 15 Jones • 16 Tambay • 16 Cheever • 17 Surer • 17 Danner • 18 Boutsen • 19 Fabi • 20 Berger • 21 Ghinzani • 22 Danner • 22 Berg • 22 Caffi • 23 De Cesaris • 24 Nannini • 25 Arnoux • 26 Laffite • 26 Alliot • 27 Alboreto • 28 Johansson • 31 Capelli
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