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The 1986 San Marino Grand Prix, officially advertised as the VI Coca Cola Gran Premio di San Marino, was the third round of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari near Imola, Italy, on the 27 April 1986.[1] The race would see Alain Prost secure his first victory of the season, despite effectively running out of fuel three corners from the chequered flag.[1]

Qualifying had resulted in an increasingly predictable pole position for Ayrton Senna, with the Brazilian ace sharing the front row with compatriot Nelson Piquet for the third consecutive race.[1] Nigel Mansell was their closest challenger ahead of Prost, with the grid back up to its full 26 car compliment with the addition of a second Zakspeed.[1]

The start of the race saw Piquet get the jump on his less experienced compatriot, with the #6 Williams-Honda sprinting ahead of the #12 Lotus-Renault.[1] Behind, Mansell's start, and ultimately entire race, was ruined by an engine issue, allowing Prost and Keke Rosberg to jump into third and fourth.[1]

The early stages would see Piquet escape from the attentions of Senna, leaving the younger Brazilian to defend from Prost and Rosberg.[1] They duly slipped past the Lotus racer early on the fourth lap, with Rosberg going on to pass McLaren-TAG Porsche teammate Prost to hunt down Piquet out front.[1]

Senna's race was to end soon after with a wheel bearing failure, an issue that also ended the race of teammate Johnny Dumfries.[1] Out front, meanwhile, Rosberg and Prost would reel in Piquet, with the defending World Champion duly jumping ahead of both Rosberg and Piquet to claim the lead during their respective pit stops.[1]

Rosberg would also jump the Brazilian, who briefly had to defend from Michele Alboreto in the Ferrari as he saved fuel.[1] However, once he felt that he would have enough to make the end of the race Piquet would sprint off after Rosberg, and duly claimed second late on when the Finn had to conserve his fuel allowance.[1]

For Prost, however, it seemed the race was run, until his TAG Porsche engine spluttered and coughed three corners from the chequered flag.[1] The Frenchman duly began weaving to try and pick-up the last droplets of fuel, with the McLaren subsequently coasting to a stop a few yards on from the finish line.[1]

Unlike the 1985 edition of the San Marino Grand Prix, Prost would get to keep his victory, while Piquet was the only other man on the lead lap in second.[1] Behind them came Gerhard Berger in the new Benetton-BMW, marking his and the team's first trip to the podium, ahead of Stefan Johansson, Rosberg and Riccardo Patrese.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Victory in Spain, combined with a second place in Brazil, had left Ayrton Senna at the top of the Championship hunt arriving in Imola, the Brazilian ace having moved onto fifteen points. Nelson Piquet, winner in Brazil, had dropped to second in Jerez, while Nigel Mansell had leapt into third with his second place. Elsewhere, Jacques Laffite and Alain Prost were level on four points to complete the early top five, with ten drivers in total on the score board.

It was a more confused picture in the Constructors Championship arriving for the San Marino Grand Prix, for Lotus-Renault and Williams-Honda were level on fifteen points at the start of the weekend. Ultimately, it was the team from Ethel, Norfolk, that were deemed ahead, courtesy of Johnny Dumfries' ninth place in Brazil. Behind, defending Champions McLaren-TAG Porsche had moved into fourth in Spain, level with Ligier-Renault, while Benetton-BMW and Tyrrell-Renault rounded out the scorers list.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1986 San Marino 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 Italy Elio de Angelis 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 THL1 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t 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
30 Italy Mauro Baldi Sweden Swedish Ekström F1 Ekström GP86-01 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 San Marino Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:25.050 1:25.286
2 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:25.890 1:25.569 +0.5192
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:26.752 1:26.159 +1.109s
4 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:26.273 1:26.176 +1.126s
5 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:26.428 1:26.263 +1.213s
6 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:26.956 1:26.835 +1.335s
7 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:27.497 1:27.009 +1.959s
8 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 1:28.362 1:27.403 +2.353s
9 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:28.559 1:27.444 +2.394s
10 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:28.559 1:27.538 +2.488s
11 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Hart 1:29.665 1:27.860 +2.810s
12 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:29.931 1:28.022 +2.972s
13 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:29.687 1:28.329 +3.279s
14 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 1:28.411 1:28.389 +3.339s
15 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:30.156 1:28.637 +3.587s
16 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:30.641 1:28.828 +3.778s
17 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:29.244 1:26.607 +4.194s
18 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:29.985 1:29.244 +4.194s
19 8 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:30.881 1:29.713 +4.663s
20 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 1:33.352 1:30.024 +4.974s
21 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:30.087 1:30.517 +5.037s
22 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:30.123 1:32.358 +5.073s
23 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:31.956 1:30.131 +5.081s
24 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 1:40.903 1:31.953 +6.903s
25 22 West Germany Christian Danner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:37.485 1:33.806 +8.756s
26 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:34.461 +9.411s
WD* 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Sweden Ekström-Motori Moderni 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.
  • * Baldi's entry was withdrawn after the Ekström-Motori Moderni failed to arrive.[6]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Ayrton Senna 2
______________ Nelson Piquet
Row 2 3 ______________
Nigel Mansell 4
______________ Alain Prost
Row 3 5 ______________
Michele Alboreto 6
______________ Keke Rosberg
Row 4 7 ______________
Stefan Johansson 8
______________ René Arnoux
Row 5 9 ______________
Gerhard Berger 10
______________ Teo Fabi
Row 6 11 ______________
Patrick Tambay 12
______________ Thierry Boutsen
Row 7 13 ______________
Martin Brundle 14
______________ Jacques Laffite
Row 8 15 ______________
Marc Surer 16
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 9 17 ______________
Johnny Dumfries 18
______________ Alessandro Nannini
Row 10 19 ______________
Elio de Angelis 20
______________ Jonathan Palmer*
Row 11 21 ______________
Alan Jones 22
______________ Philippe Streiff
Row 12 23 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 24
______________ Huub Rothengatter
Row 13 25 ______________
Christian Danner 26
______________ Piercarlo Ghinzani
  • * Palmer was forced to start from the pit lane after a brake problem.[6]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 60 1:32:28.408 4 9
2 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 60 +7.645s 2 6
3 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 59 +1 Lap 9 4
4 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 59 +1 Lap 7 3
5* 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 58 Out of fuel 6 2
6* 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 58 Out of fuel 16 1
7 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 58 +2 Laps 12
8 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Ligier-Renault 58 +2 Laps 13
9 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 57 +3 Laps 15
10* 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 56 Turbo 5
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 52 Out of fuel 26
Ret 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 46 Wheel 8
Ret 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Ligier-Renault 41 Transmission 22
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 39 Engine 10
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 38 Brakes 20
Ret 22 West Germany Christian Danner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 31 Electrical 25
Ret 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 28 Overheating 21
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 20 Engine 23
Ret 8 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 19 Engine 19
Ret 26 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier-Renault 14 Transmission 14
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 11 Wheel bearing 1
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 8 Engine 3
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 8 Wheel bearing 17
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 7 Turbo 24
Ret 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Hart 5 Engine 11
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 0 Accident 18
WD 30 Italy Mauro Baldi Sweden Ekström-Motori Moderni
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Rosberg, Patrese and Alboreto were all still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Nelson Piquet would move level with Championship leader Ayrton Senna after claiming second in San Marino, with the pair locked together on fifteen points. Race winner Alain Prost, meanwhile, had closed to within two points of the Brazilians in third, while Nigel Mansell and Gerhard Berger were seven further back in fourth and fifth. Elsewhere, Stefan Johansson and Riccardo Patrese had claimed their first points of the campaign, meaning there had been twelve different scorers in three races.

The Constructors Championship had seen some significant shuffling as a result of the battle of Imola, with Williams-Honda emerging at the head of the field. They left Italy with a three point lead over McLaren-TAG Porsche, while former leaders Lotus-Renault slipped to third, six off the new leaders. Elsewhere, Benetton-BMW were up to fourth ahead of Ligier-Renault, while Ferrari were finally on the board in sixth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 15
2 Brazil Nelson Piquet 15
3 France Alain Prost 13 ▲2
4 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 6 ▼1
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 6 ▲5
6 Finland Keke Rosberg 5 ▲1
7 France Jacques Laffite 4 ▼3
8 France René Arnoux 3 ▼2
9 Sweden Stefan Johansson 3 ▲6
10 Italy Teo Fabi 2 ▼2
11 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 2 ▼2
12 Italy Riccardo Patrese 1 ▲3
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 21 ▲1
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 18 ▲2
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 15 ▼2
4 United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 8 ▲1
5 France Ligier-Renault 7 ▼2
6 Italy Ferrari 3 ▲4
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 2 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Brabham-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
Other Drivers Barilla
Cars Williams FW11 • McLaren MP4/2C • Lotus 98T • Ferrari F1/86 • Ligier JS27 • Benetton B186 • Tyrrell 014 • Tyrrell 015 • Lola THL1 • Lola THL2 • Brabham BT55 • Arrows A8 • Arrows A9 • Zakspeed 861 • Minardi M185B • Minardi M186 • Osella FA1G • Osella FA1F • Osella FA1H • AGS JH21C
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races Brazil • Spain • San Marino • Monaco • Belgium • Canada • Detroit • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Austria • Italy • Portugal • Mexico • Australia
See also 1985 Formula One Season • 1987 Formula One Season • Category
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