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The 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix, officially advertised as the IV POP 84 Magyar Nagydíj, was the tenth round of the 1988 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hungaroring near Budapest on the 7 August 1988.[1] The race would see Ayrton Senna claim his sixth victory of the season and the lead in the Championship, as McLaren-Honda teammate Alain Prost battled through the field.[1]

Indeed, Senna had had a perfect start to the weekend, once again claiming pole position as teammate Prost only managed to claim seventh on the grid.[1] Senna's closest challenger was a slight surprise, being in the form of Nigel Mansell and the #5 Williams-Judd, with non-turbo cars dominating the top ten on the tight, narrow circuit.[1]

Off the line it was Mansell who made the best initial getaway, briefly launching ahead of Senna before the Brazilian's Honda engine catapulted him back ahead into the first corner.[1] Mansell briefly entertained a challenge around the outside of the hairpin, although Senna was able to power away again and establish his lead.[1]

With that the battle for the lead was over, although Mansell remained tucked in behind the McLaren as his teammate Riccardo Patrese watched on.[1] Elsewhere, Prost had made a miserable getaway and dropped out of the top ten, although the Frenchman was able to battle back up to ninth before the end of the opening tour.[1]

Mansell's hopes of victory were ended with a spin on lap twelve, the Brit having lost downforce when running too close to the back of Senna through turn seven.[1] Patrese took over the charge only for his pace to falter with an engine issue, while Mansell rejoined behind a now fourth placed Prost.[1]

Indeed, Prost would move through to second over the following laps, spending most of the second half of the race chasing teammate Senna.[1] A series of fastest laps would carry the Frenchman onto the Brazilian's tail, with a daring move past Senna while lapping Yannick Dalmas and Gabriele Tarquini almost getting him into the lead.[1]

That, however, was as close as Prost would come to taking victory, with a worsening vibration causing him to ease off in the closing stages.[1] That allowed Thierry Boutsen to briefly challenge for second before the Frenchman managed to overcome the issue and ease clear.[1]

With that the race was run, with Senna cruising home half a second clear of Prost to claim victory and the Championship lead.[1] Boutsen was a lonely third, a minute clear of Berger, while Maurício Gugelmin and Riccardo Patrese claimed the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Alain Prost had been left with a three point Championship lead at the end of the German Grand Prix, second place in Germany having moved the Frenchman onto 60 points. Ayrton Senna was, however, the man in form, with his fifth victory of the campaign having moved him onto 57 points and a major threat for the crown. Best of the rest was still Gerhard Berger in third, although he had slipped 32 points behind Senna in the hunt for the title.

The Constructors' Championship, meanwhile, was effectively over in Germany, with McLaren-Honda having left Germany with a 76 point lead. Indeed, their tally of 117 was almost three times that of second placed Ferrari, who were instead focusing on finishing the season as close to the Anglo-Japanese squad as possible, rather than truly challenging. They were, however, a safe second heading into the second half of the season, with Benetton-Ford Cosworth and Lotus-Honda having lost more ground behind.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 100T Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 100T Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW12 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW12 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
14 France Philippe Streiff France Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH23 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 881 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 881 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10B Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10B Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton Formula Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 G
20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton Formula Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 G
21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1L Osella 890T 1.5 V8t G
22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial Racing Rial ARC1 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Lois Minardi Team SpA Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Lois Minardi Team SpA Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
25 France René Arnoux France Ligier Loto Ligier JS31 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier Loto Ligier JS31 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/87/88C Ferrari 033E 1.5 V6t G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/87/88C Ferrari 033E 1.5 V6t G
29 France Yannick Dalmas France Larrousse Camels Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
30 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse Camels Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni SpA Coloni FC188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:30.422 1:27.635
2 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1:30.151 1:27.743 +0.108s
3 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:30.780 1:27.970 +0.335s
4 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Judd 1:32.675 1:28.493 +0.715s
5 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:29.779 1:28.493 +0.858s
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1:30.382 1:28.569 +0.934s
7 11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:29.589 1:28.778 +1.143s
8 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom March-Judd 1:35.237 1:29.099 +1.464s
9 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:31.192 1:29.244 +1.609s
10 36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Dallara-Ford Cosworth 1:32.887 1:29.891 +2.346s
11 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:33.494 1:30.103 +2.468s
12 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:32.514 1:30.185 +2.550s
13 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:35.346 1:30.405 +2.770s
14 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:32.589 1:30.908 +3.273s
15 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:32.304 1:31.052 +3.417s
16 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:33.597 1:31.123 +3.488s
17 29 France Yannick Dalmas France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:33.192 1:31.200 +3.565s
18 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 1:48.994 1:31.523 +3.888s
19 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:34.194 1:31.646 +4.011s
20 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:33.132 1:31.719 +4.084s
21 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:34.001 1:31.741 +4.106s
22 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth 1:35.991 1:32.160 +4.525s
23 14 France Philippe Streiff France AGS-Ford Cosworth 1:32.973 1:32.265 +4.630s
24 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier-Judd 1:34.843 1:32.342 +4.707s
25 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Judd 1:35.685 1:32.477 +4.842s
26 33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 1:35.389 1:32.614 +4.979s
DNQ 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 1:35.990 1:32.987 +5.352s
DNQ 10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany Zakspeed 1:36.716 1:33.357 +5.722s
DNQ 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:35.693 1:33.694 +6.059s
DNQ 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany Zakspeed 1:36.223 1:34.701 +7.066s
DNPQ 21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella 2:05.626
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
Nigel Mansell ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Thierry Boutsen
Ivan Capelli ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Alessandro Nannini
Riccardo Patrese ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Alain Prost
Maurício Gugelmin ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Gerhard Berger
Alex Caffi ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Luis Pérez-Sala
Derek Warwick ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Nelson Piquet
Eddie Cheever ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Michele Alboreto
Pierluigi Martini ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Yannick Dalmas
Andrea de Cesaris ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Satoru Nakajima
Philippe Alliot ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Jonathan Palmer
Gabriele Tarquini ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Philippe Streiff
Stefan Johansson ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 René Arnoux
Stefano Modena ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 76 1:57:47.081 1 9
2 11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 76 +0.529s 7 6
3 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 76 +31.410s 3 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 76 1:28.670 9 3
5 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom March-Judd 75 +1 Lap 8 2
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Judd 75 +1 Lap 6 1
7 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 73 +3 Laps 19
8 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 73 +3 Laps 13
9 29 France Yannick Dalmas France Lola-Ford Cosworth 73 +3 Laps 17
10 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 72 +4 Laps 11
11 33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 72 +4 Laps 26
12 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 72 +4 Laps 20
13 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth 71 +5 Laps 22
Ret 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 65 Brakes 12
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Judd 60 Illness 2
Ret 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 55 Brakes 14
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 40 Electrical 15
Ret 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Judd 32 Engine 25
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 28 Halfshaft 18
Ret 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 24 Overheating 5
Ret 36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Dallara-Ford Cosworth 22 Engine 10
Ret 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier-Judd 19 Throttle 24
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 8 Collision 16
Ret 14 France Philippe Streiff France AGS-Ford Cosworth 8 Collision 23
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Judd 5 Engine 4
Ret 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 3 Engine 21
DNQ 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany Zakspeed
DNQ 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany Zakspeed
DNPQ 21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Ayrton Senna moved into the lead of the Championship for the first time all season, having matched Alain Prost's 66 point tally. Indeed, the Brazilian was technically ahead of his teammate on count-back, holding six wins to the Frenchman's four after ten races, with both set to take dropped scores later on in the campaign. Best of the rest was still Gerhard Berger in third, although with a 38 point gap between himself and the leaders the Austrian was resigned to finishing there.

In the Constructors' Championship, meanwhile, the Hungarian Grand Prix had been another McLaren-Honda benefit, with their seventh one-two of the season leaving them on 132 points. That, in turn, meant that the Anglo-Japanese alliance had moved 88 points clear of second placed Ferrari, and hence meant that McLaren-Honda could claim the crown with five races to go at the following race Belgium. Indeed, the Scuderia would have to take a one-two, with McLaren failing to finish sixth or higher, just to keep the title "fight" alive beyond the trip to Spa.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 66 ▲1
2 France Alain Prost 66 ▼1
3 Austria Gerhard Berger 28
4 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 16 ▲2
5 Italy Michele Alboreto 16 ▼1
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet 15 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 9
8 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 6
9 Italy Alessandro Nannini 6
10 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 5 ▲2
11 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 5 ▼1
12 Italy Ivan Capelli 4 ▼1
13 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 3
14 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2 ▲2
15 United States Eddie Cheever 1 ▼1
16 Japan Satoru Nakajima 1 ▼1
17 Italy Pierluigi Martini 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 132
2 Italy Ferrari 44
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 22
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 16
5 United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 10
6 United Kingdom March-Judd 9 ▲1
7 United Kingdom Williams-Judd 8 ▼1
8 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 5
9 West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 3
10 Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Germany 1988: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1988/allemagne/engages.aspx, (Accessed 10/04/2019)
  3. 'Pop 84 Hungarian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1988/races/536/hungary/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 11/04/2019)
  4. 'Pop 84 Hungarian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1988/races/536/hungary/qualifying-2.html, (Accessed 11/04/2019)
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  6. 'Hungary 1988: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1988/hongrie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 11/04/2019)
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V T E 1988 Formula One Season
Teams Lotus • Tyrrell • Williams • Zakspeed • McLaren • AGS • March • Arrows • Benetton • Osella • Rial • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni • EuroBrun • Dallara
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Judd • Megatron • Osella • Zakspeed
Drivers Piquet • 2 Nakajima • 3 Palmer • 4 Bailey • 5 Mansell • 5 Brundle • 5 Schlesser • 6 Patrese • 9 Ghinzani • 10 Schneider • 11 Prost • 12 Senna • 14 Streiff • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Warwick • 18 Cheever • 19 Nannini • 20 Boutsen • 21 Larini • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Campos • 23 Martini • 24 Pérez-Sala • 25 Arnoux • 26 Johansson • 27 Alboreto • 28 Berger • 29 Dalmas • 29 Suzuki • 29 Raphanel • 30 Alliot • 31 Tarquini • 32 Larrauri • 33 Modena • 36 Caffi
Other Drivers Brabham • Donnelly • Dumfries
Cars McLaren MP4/4 • Ferrari F1/87/88C • Benetton B188 • Lotus 100T • Arrows A10B • March 881 • Williams FW12 • Tyrrell 017 • Rial ARC1 • Minardi M188 • Lola LC88 • Dallara 3087 • Dallara F188 • AGS JH22 • AGS JH23 • Coloni FC188 • Ligier JS31 • Osella FA1I • Osella FA1L • EuroBrun ER188 • Zakspeed 881
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