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The 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix, otherwise officially advertised as the II POP 84 Magyar Nagydíj, was the eleventh race of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hungaroring, Hungary, on the 10 August 1986.[1] The race, which was the first to be staged behind the infamous "Iron Curtain", would be fondly remembered with Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna engaging in a hot tempered duel for victory.[1]

Qualifying had seen Senna grab pole for Lotus-Renault, with his Williams-Honda piloting compatriot Piquet lining up alongside.[1] Alain Prost was next ahead of Championship leader Nigel Mansell, while Patrick Tambay put the Lola-Ford Cosworth into a surprise sixth ahead of Stefan Johansson.[1]

Raceday saw a record 200,000 strong crowd descend upon the Hungaroring, a figure which was independently verified to make the 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix the best attended race in F1 history.[1] Indeed, that figure would only be surpassed at the 1995 Australian Grand Prix, and remains one of the highest crowd figures for any Grand Prix.[1]

The start of the race itself would see Senna sprint away at the head of the field, while Mansell slithered into second ahead of Prost and a slow starting Piquet.[1] The rest of the field would getaway without issue, with no major collisions to thin the field further back.[1]

Indeed, an intense opening lap would see Piquet barge past Mansell for second, while Tambay briefly managed to get ahead of Prost.[1] Unfortunately for the Haas-Lola squad that would be as good as it got for the Frenchman, who was subsequently re-passed by Prost's McLaren-TAG Porsche a lap later.[1]

Prost would go on to pass Mansell for third on lap eleven, while Piquet managed to catch and pass Senna for the lead.[1] The Brazilian racer then tried his best to try and build a gap to his compatriot ahead of his stop, with Senna briefly under threat from Prost before the Frenchman was stricken by an electrical issue.[1]

Piquet's stop mid-race would spur Senna on, who duly wrestled his Lotus around the Hungaroring for a few frantic laps in a bid to try and jump his compatriot when he made his stop.[1] The ploy duly worked, with the black-gold Lotus barrelling out of the pit lane ahead of the white-yellow-blue Williams.[1]

Piquet was not to be beaten, however, and subsequently sent lunge after lunge at Senna over the following laps.[1] Ultimately, however, it would be a stunning dive around the outside of Senna through the first corner that saw Piquet move into the lead, with Senna then going on the attack.[1]

Yet, there would be no stopping Piquet, with the Brazilian managing to keep Senna at arm's length for the rest of the race to claim victory.[1] Mansell, meanwhile, would finish a lap down in third, having maintained his grip on the Championship, ahead of Johansson, Johnny Dumfries and Martin Brundle.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Nigel Mansell had extended his lead in the Championship as a result of the German Grand Prix last time out, the Brit having moved seven clear of second placed Alain Prost. Ayrton Senna, meanwhile, had managed to close the gap back to the duo, ending the weekend just two behind Prost, while Nelson Piquet had also dragged himself back into contention. Indeed the double World Champion was now just thirteen off the lead arriving in Hungary, with dropped scores likely to play a part in the Championship.

Likewise, it had been another strong day for Williams-Honda in Hockenheim, for the Anglo-Japanese squad had moved opened out their lead to 26 points. McLaren-TAG Porsche were therefore still in the hunt for the title, although their first major error of the season in miscalculating their fuel use in Germany may have proved a fatal one for their ambitions. Lotus-Renault, meanwhile, had lost further ground in third, but had inched slightly closer to the second placed Anglo-German alliance.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1986 Hungarian 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 015 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t G
4 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 015 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 1.5 L4t P
8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13/1 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 GBA 1.5 V6t G
16 France Patrick Tambay United States Team Haas (USA) Ltd. Lola THL2 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t G
17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows A9 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 Benetton Formula Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton Formula Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t P
22 Canada Allen Berg Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t P
23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M186 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 EF15 1.5 V6t P
26 France Philippe Alliot France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t P
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/86 Ferrari 032 1.5 V6t G
28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/86 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 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:32.281 1:29.450
2 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:31.417 1:29.785 +0.335s
3 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:33.113 1:29.945 +0.495s
4 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:30.516 1:30.072 +0.622s
5 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:34.416 1:30.268 +0.818s
6 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:34.187 1:31.715 +2.265s
7 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:35.092 1:31.850 +2.400s
8 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:36.108 1:31.886 +2.436s
9 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 1:36.552 1:31.970 +2.520s
10 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:33.737 1:32.401 +2.951s
11 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:32.886 1:32.491 +3.041s
12 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Renault 1:35.129 1:32.575 +3.125s
13 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:35.265 1:32.707 +3.257s
14 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:35.337 1:32.956 +3.506s
15 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:34.255 1:33.063 +3.613s
16 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:34.725 1:33.368 +3.918s
17 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:36.266 1:33.656 +4.206s
18 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:35.831 1:34.414 +4.964s
19 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:34.561 1:34.502 +5.052s
20 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:37.796 1:34.670 +5.220s
21 17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:36.540 1:35.294 +5.884s
22 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:37.268 1:35.392 +5.942s
23 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:39.564 1:36.232 +6.782s
24 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 1:37.937 1:36.485 +7.035s
25 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 1:42.736 1:38.527 +9.007s
26 22 Canada Allen Berg Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:40.984 35:16.483 +11.534s
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
2 Ayrton Senna
Nelson Piquet ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Keke Rosberg
Patrick Tambay ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Stefan Johansson
Johnny Dumfries ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 René Arnoux
Alan Jones ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Gerhard Berger
Philippe Alliot ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Teo Fabi
Riccardo Patrese ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Michele Alboreto
Martin Brundle ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Alessandro Nannini
Philippe Streiff ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Derek Warwick
Andrea de Cesaris ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Christian Danner
Thierry Boutsen ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Piercarlo Ghinzani
Jonathan Palmer ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Huub Rothengatter
Allen Berg ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 76 2:00:34.508 2 9
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 76 +17.673s 1 6
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 75 +1 Lap 4 4
4 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 75 +1 Lap 7 3
5 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 74 +2 Laps 8 2
6 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 74 +2 Laps 16 1
7 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 74 +2 Laps 6
8 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 74 +2 Laps 18
9 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Renault 73 +3 Laps 12
10 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 70 +6 Laps 24
Ret 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 48 Engine 9
Ret 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 46 Differential 10
Ret 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 44 Transmission 11
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 40 Electrical 22
Ret 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 34 Suspension 5
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 32 Transmission 13
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 30 Engine 17
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 29 Accident 15
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 28 Accident 19
Ret 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 23 Accident 3
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 15 Suspension 23
Ret 17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 7 Suspension 21
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 5 Gearbox 14
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 5 Engine 20
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 2 Radiator 25
Ret 22 Canada Allen Berg Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 26
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A win for Nelson Piquet made the title fight even more confusing at the end of the visit to Hungary, with the Brazilian leaping ahead of Alain Prost. Indeed, Piquet would end the weekend just seven behind Championship leading teammate Nigel Mansell, and just a point behind Ayrton Senna in second. Prost, meanwhile, had slipped eleven off the lead after his issues, with four drivers now in the fight for the crown.

In the Constructors' Championship, in contrast, it now seemed a matter of when, not if, Williams-Honda would take the crown, with the Anglo-Japanese effort smashing through the 100 point barrier. Indeed, their tally of 102 left them some 39 points clear of second placed McLaren-TAG Porsche, and 52 ahead of Lotus-Renault in third. Indeed the squad from Ethel were instead focusing on overhauling the Anglo-Germans in second rather than bidding for the crown, with just 75 points left to fight for.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 55
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 48 ▲1
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet 47 ▲1
4 France Alain Prost 44 ▼2
5 Finland Keke Rosberg 19
6 France Jacques Laffite 14
7 France René Arnoux 14
8 Sweden Stefan Johansson 10
9 Austria Gerhard Berger 6
10 Italy Michele Alboreto 6
11 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 5
12 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries 2 ▲4
13 Italy Teo Fabi 2 ▼1
14 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2 ▼1
15 France Philippe Streiff 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 102
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 63
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 50
4 France Ligier-Renault 28
5 Italy Ferrari 16
6 United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 8
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 6
8 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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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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