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The 1986 Italian Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LVII Grand Premio d'Italia, was the thirteenth round of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged on the 7 September 1986 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.[1] The race would see Nelson Piquet claim victory ahead of Williams-Honda teammate Nigel Mansell, closing the gap between them in the Championship to five points.[1]

The stars of qualifying proved to be the two Benetton-BMWs once again, with Teo Fabi grabbing pole while teammate Gerhard Berger secured fourth.[1] Alain Prost and Championship leader Mansell split the two Benettons in second and third, while Ayrton Senna and Piquet shared the third row.[1]

There would be a rather bizarre set of circumstances ahead of the start, with both Fabi and Prost forced to start off the front row after issues on the formation lap.[1] For Fabi, the Italian would be forced to start from the back of the grid, while Prost had to jump in the spare McLaren-TAG Porsche, a swap that the officials took a dim view of.[1]

As such, Berger was left with a clear run off the line to grab the lead, with Mansell, Piquet and René Arnoux giving chase into the Rettifilo.[1] Senna, meanwhile, was left stranded on the grid as his clutch failed, although the rest of the field miraculously managed to move around the Lotus-Renault without issue.[1]

Michele Alboreto was the man on the move during the early stages, elbowing his scarlet Ferrari ahead of Arnoux, while Berger, Mansell, Piquet and Keke Rosberg broke clear ahead.[1] Indeed, Berger would lead until the end of the seventh lap, when Mansell cruised past down the back straight.[1]

That proved to be it for Berger's bid for victory, with the Austrian soon slipping behind Piquet and Alboreto as he had to conserve fuel.[1] Rosberg was also in trouble, and hence had slipped out of the top four, while Prost was show a black flag for an illegal switch of cars.[1] That ultimately proved to be a pointless gesture, however, for Prost would retire a few laps after being disqualified with an engine failure.[1]

The stops came and went with a spin for Alboreto, with the Italian's, and hence Ferrari's, hopes of victory ended as he had to stop for repairs.[1] Piquet, meanwhile, would leap ahead of teammate Mansell during the stops, and duly eased clear during the second half of the race.[1]

Indeed, there were no major changes to the order at the head of the field, with Piquet cruising home ten seconds clear of his teammate to claim victory.[1] Third would go to Alboreto's teammate Stefan Johansson after a quiet day of running, with Rosberg, Berger and Alan Jones claiming the rest of the points.[1]

Piquet's win ensured that he moved up to second in the Championship hunt, five points behind teammate Mansell as the pair pulled out a small advantage over Prost and Senna. In contrast, the one-two for Williams-Honda had effectively settled the Constructors Championship, with rivals McLaren-TAG Porsche needing to finish all three remaining races with one-twos without the Anglo-Japanese squad scoring.

BackgroundEdit

Nigel Mansell had held onto his Championship lead in Austria in spite of the fact that he failed score, although his advantage had been drastically cut. Indeed, Alain Prost's victory ensured that the defending Champion leapt back into second ahead of Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna, and was just two points behind the Brit. Piquet and Senna, meanwhile, had not lost any ground in third and fourth, meaning just eight points covered the top four.

In contrast there had been little change atop the Constructors Championship in the mountains, with Williams-Honda holding a healthy 30 point lead. Indeed, McLaren-TAG Porsche had only managed to chip nine points out of their advantage after Prost's win, with four races left to try and overhaul the Anglo-Japanese squad's 102 point tally. Behind, Lotus-Renault had lost ground in third, while Ferrari had almost doubled their points in one afternoon, moving within two of fourth placed Ligier-Renault.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1986 Italian 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 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 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 Italy Alex Caffi 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
31 Italy Ivan Capelli France Jolly Club SpA AGS JH21C 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 1986 Italian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:26.019 1:24.078
2 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:26.885 1:24.514 +0.436s
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:26.181 1:24.882 +0.804s
4 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:25.580 1:24.885 +0.807s
5 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:25.363 1:24.916 +0.838s
6 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:26.614 1:25.137 +1.059s
7 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 7:12.970 1:25.175 +1.097s
8 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:26.742 1:25.378 +1.300s
9 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:25.549 +1.471s
10 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:27.438 1:26.111 +2.033s
11 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 1:27.928 1:26.187 +2.109s
12 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:26.517 1:26.422 +2.344s
13 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:28.051 1:26.754 +2.676s
14 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Renault 1:27.287 1:27.269 +3.191s
15 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:29.744 1:27.808 +3.730s
16 17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:30.397 1:27.923 +3.845s
17 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:28.857 1:28.024 +3.946s
18 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 7:40.132 1:28.403 +3.965s
19 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:29.239 1:28.690 +4.612s
20 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:31.266 1:29.125 +5.047s
21 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:31.375 1:29.561 +5.483s
22 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 1:32.064 1:29.659 +5.581s
23 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:30.199 1:30.976 +6.121s
24 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 1:32.726 1:30.904 +6.826s
25 31 Italy Ivan Capelli France AGS-Motori Moderni 58:12.143 1:33.844 +9.766s
26 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.128 1:36.334 +12.050s
27 22 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.900 1:38.493 +12.822s
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 ______________
Teo Fabi* 2
______________ Alain Prost
Row 2 3 ______________
Nigel Mansell 4
______________ Gerhard Berger
Row 3 5 ______________
Ayrton Senna 6
______________ Nelson Piquet
Row 4 7 ______________
Derek Warwick 8
______________ Keke Rosberg
Row 5 9 ______________
Michele Alboreto 10
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 6 11 ______________
René Arnoux 12
______________ Stefan Johansson
Row 7 13 ______________
Thierry Boutsen 14
______________ Philippe Alliot
Row 8 15 ______________
Patrick Tambay 16
______________ Christian Danner
Row 9 17 ______________
Johnny Dumfries 18
______________ Alan Jones
Row 10 19 ______________
Alessandro Nannini 20
______________ Martin Brundle
Row 11 21 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 22
______________ Jonathan Palmer
Row 12 23 ______________
Philippe Streiff 24
______________ Huub Rothengatter
Row 13 25 ______________
Ivan Capelli 26
______________ Piercarlo Ghinzani
Row 14 27 ______________
Alex Caffi 28
______________ {{{28}}}
  • * Fabi was unable to start from pole after stalling on the formation lap.[6]
  • Prost would start from the pit lane after an issue on the formation lap.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 51 1:17:42.889 6 9
2 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 51 +9.828s 3 6
3 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 51 +22.915s 12 4
4 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 51 +53.809s 8 3
5 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 50 +1 Lap 4 2
6 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 49 +2 Laps 18 1
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 49 +2 Laps 13
8 17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 49 +2 Laps 16
9 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 49 +2 Laps 23
10 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 49 +2 Laps 20
NC* 22 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 45 +6 Laps 27
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 44 Puncture 1
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 33 Engine 9
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 33 Engine 21
Ret 31 Italy Ivan Capelli France AGS-Motori Moderni 31 Puncture 25
Ret 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 30 Gearbox 11
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 27 Engine 22
DSQ 1T France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 27 Disqualified 2
Ret 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Renault 22 Engine 14
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 18 Gearbox 17
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 16 Spin 7
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 15 Electrical 19
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 12 Suspension 26
Ret 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 2 Accident 15
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 2 Accident 10
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 1 Engine 24
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 0 Transmission 5
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Caffi was unable to be classified as he failed to complete 90% of the race distance.[6]
  • Prost was disqualified from the race after an illegal car change.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Nigel Mansell had effectively extended his Championship lead in Italy, although his teammate Nelson Piquet had emerged as his biggest threat to the title. Indeed, the Brazilian was now just five off his teammate with three races to go, while Alain Prost slipped to third, eight off the lead, after his disqualification and retirement. Ayrton Senna, meanwhile, was on the verge of dropping out of the title fight, leaving Italy thirteen off the lead.

In the Constructors' Championship it looked likely that Williams-Honda would take the crown in Portugal, with their Italian one-two leaving them with 117 points. McLaren-TAG Porsche could still mathematically beat the Anglo-Japanese effort, although they would have to claim first and second in all three remaining races without Williams-Honda scoring. Indeed, they were instead in a fight to consolidate second, with Lotus-Renault still a threat.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 61
2 Brazil Nelson Piquet 56 ▲2
3 France Alain Prost 53 ▼1
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 48 ▼1
5 Finland Keke Rosberg 22
6 Sweden Stefan Johansson 18 ▲1
7 France Jacques Laffite 14 ▼1
8 France René Arnoux 14
9 Italy Michele Alboreto 12
10 Austria Gerhard Berger 8
11 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 5
12 Australia Alan Jones 4
13 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries 2
14 France Patrick Tambay 2
15 Italy Teo Fabi 2
16 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2
17 France Philippe Streiff 1
18 West Germany Christian Danner 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 117
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 75
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 50
4 Italy Ferrari 30 ▲1
5 France Ligier-Renault 28 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 10
7 United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 6 ▲1
8 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 6 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 2
10 United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1

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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