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The III Magyar Nagydíj, otherwise known as the 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix, was the ninth round of the 1987 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hungaroring on the 9 August 1987.[1] The race would see Nelson Piquet sweep to victory for Williams-Honda, just days after it was announced that he would be leaving the team for Lotus-Honda at the end of the season.[1]

Indeed, the Hungarian Grand Prix was heralded by a couple of announcements regarding the 1988 season, triggered by Ayrton Senna declaring that he would be leaving Team Lotus.[1] The Brazilian was duly signed by McLaren-TAG Porsche, partnering Alain Prost, while Piquet was to take his compatriot's seat at Lotus having lost belief that he was being treated as Williams' lead driver.[1]

Qualifying saw Nigel Mansell claim a rather predictable pole for Williams-Honda, although Gerhard Berger would cause a stir as he slotted his Ferrari into second.[1] Piquet, meanwhile, would claim third ahead of Prost, while Michele Alboreto edged out Senna in the second of the Ferraris.[1]

Mansell claimed the lead when the lights went out, while slow reactions from Berger allowed Piquet to challenge for second.[1] Indeed, the Brazilian seemed to have the job done, only for Berger to run right around the outside of the #6 Williams to reclaim the position.[1]

Piquet would subsequently lose out to a fast starting Alboreto later on during the opening lap, leaving Mansell ahead of the two Ferraris.[1] Piquet, meanwhile, would spend the opening stages of the race fending off the attentions of Senna and Prost, while Thierry Boutsen and Stefan Johansson led the rest of the field.[1]

Unfortunately for Ferrari their hopes of an increasingly rare victory were ended fairly early on, with Berger dropping out on lap thirteen with a differential failure.[1] Alboreto would run in second for a short while, until Piquet caught and passed the Ferrari, before his own race was curtailed by an engine failure.[1]

Mansell, meanwhile, would hold a dominant lead out front, managing to pit for fresh tyres without losing the lead to teammate Piquet.[1] Indeed, with five laps to go it looked as if Mansell was guaranteed the win, only for a wheel nut to fly off the Williams and leave the Brit on the sidelines.[1]

Piquet duly swept past to claim the lead and the race win, almost 40 seconds clear of Senna in second.[1] Prost, meanwhile, would overcome a Boutsen in the closing stages to complete the podium, with the Belgian finishing just ahead of Riccardo Patrese and Derek Warwick.[1]

The result of the race left Piquet with a seven point lead at the head of the Championship, with Senna remaining as his closest challenger. Prost and Mansell, meanwhile, slipped eighteen off the lead, while Williams-Honda continued their domination of the Constructors' Championship.

BackgroundEdit

Nelson Piquet had claimed the lead in the Championship after his first victory of the season in Hockenheim, moving four clear of compatriot Ayrton Senna in second. The younger Brazilian ace also had a small lead over his closest pursuer, Nigel Mansell having slipped five behind in Germany, while Alain Prost was a further four back on 26. Yet, while the Frenchman was now thirteen off the lead, it seemed as if the Championship fight would remain a four horse race as the season ticked past the halfway point.

Williams-Honda, meanwhile, had once again extended their lead in the Constructors' Championship, with Piquet's German triumph meaning they had won half the season's races so far. McLaren-TAG Porsche were still their closest challengers, albeit some 24 points behind, while Lotus-Honda had lost ground in third, ending the German weekend on 41. Elsewhere, Ferrari were a distant fourth, Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth were a surprise fifth, while Lola-Ford Cosworth had moved ahead of the well funded Ligier-Megatron team.

Another second place for Jonathan Palmer last time out had ensured that he held his lead in the Jim Clark Trophy as the season reach the halfway point, holding 48 points. His teammate Philippe Streiff, meanwhile, had climbed back into second in Germany, nine off the Brit, while Fabre slipped to third having failed to score. In the Colin Chapman Trophy, meanwhile, it was still advantage Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth, as another one-two left them on 87 points heading into the second half of the campaign.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/3 TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
2 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/3 TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell DG016 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell DG016 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11B Honda RA167E 1.5 V6t G
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11B Honda RA167E 1.5 V6t G
7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT56 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT56 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 871 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
10 West Germany Christian Danner West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 871 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
11 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 99T Honda RA166E 1.5 V6t G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 99T Honda RA166E 1.5 V6t G
14 France Pascal Fabre France Team El Charro AGS AGS JH22 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 871 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10 Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10 Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton B187 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t G
20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton B187 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t G
21 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1I Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t G
23 Spain Adrián Campos Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M187 Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t G
24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M187 Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t G
25 France René Arnoux France Ligier Loto Ligier JS29C Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani France Ligier Loto Ligier JS29C Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F186 Ferrari 033D 1.5 V6t G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F187 Ferrari 033D 1.5 V6t G
30 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse & Camels F1 Lola LC87 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:28.047 1:28.682
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:31.080 1:28.549 +0.502s
3 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:30.842 1:29.724 +1.677s
4 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:30.156 1:30.327 +2.109s
5 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:30.472 1:30.310 +2.263s
6 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:31.387 1:30.387 +2.340s
7 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:30.748 1:30.810 +2.701s
8 2 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:31.228 1:31.940 +3.181s
9 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:31.416 1:34.386 +3.369s
10 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:31.586 1:32.422 +3.539s
11 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:32.336 1:33.700 +4.289s
12 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:32.452 1:32.639 +4.405s
13 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:32.628 1:43.913 +4.581s
14 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:33.644 1:34.383 +5.597s
15 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:33.777 1:34.014 +5.730s
16 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:34.398 1:33.895 +5.848s
17 11 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:34.297 1:34.476 +6.250s
18 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1:34.950 1:34.426 +6.379s
19 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Megatron 1:35.346 1:34.518 +6.471s
20 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:34.796 1:34.770 +6.723s
21 21 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:36.693 1:35.594 +7.547s
22 9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle West Germany Zakspeed 1:35.754 1:35.818 +7.707s
23 10 West Germany Christian Danner West Germany Zakspeed 1:35.930 1:36.371 +7.883s
24 23 Spain Adrián Campos Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:36.067 1:37.948 +8.020s
25 26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani France Ligier-Megatron 1:36.411 1:36.109 +8.062s
26 14 France Pascal Fabre France AGS-Ford Cosworth 1:38.803 1:37.730 +9.683s
Source:[3][4][5]
  • A white background indicates an entrant in the Jim Clark Trophy.
  • 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 Nigel Mansell
Gerhard Berger ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Nelson Piquet
Alain Prost ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Michele Alboreto
Ayrton Senna ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Thierry Boutsen
Stefan Johansson ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Derek Warwick
Riccardo Patrese ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Eddie Cheever
Teo Fabi ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Andrea de Cesaris
Philippe Streiff ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Philippe Alliot
Jonathan Palmer ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Satoru Nakajima
Ivan Capelli ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 René Arnoux
Alessandro Nannini ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Alex Caffi
Martin Brundle ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Christian Danner
Adrián Campos ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Piercarlo Ghinzani
Pascal Fabre ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1987 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 1:59:26.793 3 9
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 76 +37.727s 6 6
3 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 76 +1:27.456 4 4
4 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 75 +1 Lap 7 3
5 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 75 +1 Lap 10 2
6 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 74 +2 Laps 9 1
7 (1) 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 74 +2 Laps 16
8 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 74 +2 Laps 11
9 (2) 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 74 +2 Laps 14
10 (3) 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 74 +2 Laps 18
11 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 73 +3 Laps 20
12 26 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani France Ligier-Megatron 73 +3 Laps 25
13 (4) 14 France Pascal Fabre France AGS-Ford Cosworth 71 +5 Laps 26
14* 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 70 Wheel nut 1
Ret 21 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 64 Fuel system 21
Ret 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Megatron 57 Electrical 19
Ret 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 48 Accident 15
Ret 9 United Kingdom Martin Brundle West Germany Zakspeed 45 Turbo 22
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 43 Engine 5
Ret 8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 43 Gearbox 13
Ret 2 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 14 Gearbox 8
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 14 Gearbox 12
Ret 23 Spain Adrián Campos Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 14 Spin 24
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 13 Differential 2
Ret 10 West Germany Christian Danner West Germany Zakspeed 3 Engine 23
Ret 11 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1 Driveshaft 17
Source:[6]
  • A white background indicates an entrant in the Jim Clark Trophy with numbers in brackets indicating their finishing position in that class.
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Mansell was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A second straight victory left Nelson Piquet with a seven point lead in the Championship, ending the battle of Hungary on 48 points. Ayrton Senna had retained second, while Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost were now level on 30 points in third and fourth respectively, but were significantly 18 behind Piquet out front. Stefan Johansson was even further back in fifth, with the rest of the field yet to break into double figures.

Williams-Honda, meanwhile, had claimed their fifth win of the season in Hungary, and hence had a healthy 29 point lead at the head of the Constructors' Championship. McLaren-TAG Porsche were still their nearest challengers, although they had been drawn in by Lotus-Honda, the Ethel effort moving onto 47 points to Anglo-German alliance's 49. Ferrari, meanwhile, were set to finish the season in fourth, with Benetton-Ford Cosworth drawing level with fifth place Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet 48
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 41
3 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 30
4 France Alain Prost 30
5 Sweden Stefan Johansson 19
6 Austria Gerhard Berger 9
7 Italy Michele Alboreto 8
8 Japan Satoru Nakajima 6
9 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 5 ▲6
10 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 4 ▲6
11 France Philippe Streiff 4 ▼1
12 United States Eddie Cheever 4 ▼1
13 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 4 ▼1
14 Italy Teo Fabi 3 ▼1
15 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 3 ▲1
16 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 2 ▼2
17 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2 ▲6
18 France Philippe Alliot 1 ▲4
19 France René Arnoux 1 ▼1
20 Italy Ivan Capelli 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 78
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 49
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 47
4 Italy Ferrari 17
5 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 8
6 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 8 ▲1
7 United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 7 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 6
9 West Germany Zakspeed 2
10 France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1
11 France Ligier-Megatron 1
12 United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

Jim Clark/Colin Chapman TrophyEdit

Jonathan Palmer picked up his fifth win in the Jim Clark Trophy in Hungary, leaving him with 57 points and command in the hunt for the cup. Philippe Streiff remained his nearest threat, sat on 45, while Pascal Fabre was a secure third ahead of Philippe Alliot. Elsewhere, Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth were dominating the Colin Chapman Trophy, with almost triple the points of AGS-Ford Cosworth in second.

Jim Clark Trophy
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 57
2 France Philippe Streiff 45
3 France Pascal Fabre 35
4 France Philippe Alliot 19
5 Italy Ivan Capelli 10
Colin Chapman Trophy
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 102
2 France AGS-Ford Cosworth 35
3 France Lola-Ford Cosworth 19
4 United Kingdom March-Ford Cosworth 10

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 'Hungarian GP, 1987', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2015), http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr445.html, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
  2. 'Hungary 1987: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1987/hongrie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
  3. 'Hungarian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1987/races/519/hungary/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
  4. 'Hungarian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1987/races/519/hungary/qualifying-2.html, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
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  6. 6.0 6.1 'Hungary 1987: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1987/hongrie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 '1987 Hungarian GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2015), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1987&gp=Hungarian%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 '9. Hungary 1987', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1987/hongrie.aspx, (Accessed 03/04/2019)
V T E 1987 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Zakspeed • Lotus • AGS • March • Arrows • Benetton • Osella • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni
Engines Alfa Romeo • BMW • Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Megatron • Motori Moderni • TAG • Zakspeed
Drivers Prost • 2 Johansson • 3 Palmer • 4 Streiff • 5 Mansell • 5 Patrese • 6 Piquet • 7 Patrese • 7 Modena • 8 De Cesaris • 9 Brundle • 10 Danner • 11 Nakajima • 12 Senna • 14 Fabre • 14 Moreno • 16 Capelli • 17 Warwick • 18 Cheever • 19 Fabi • 20 Boutsen • 21 Caffi • 22 Tarquini • 22 Forini • 23 Campos • 24 Nannini • 25 Arnoux • 26 Ghinzani • 27 Alboreto • 28 Berger • 29 Dalmas • 30 Alliot • 32 Larini
Other Drivers Dumfries • Hoshino • Schlesser
Cars Williams FW11B • McLaren MP4/3 • Lotus 99T • Ferrari F1/87 • Benetton B187 • Tyrrell DG016 • Arrows A10 • Brabham BT56 • Lola LC87 • Zakspeed 861 • Zakspeed 871 • Ligier JS29 • AGS JH22 • March 87P • March 871 • Minardi M187 • Osella FA1I • Coloni FC187
Tyres Goodyear
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