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The XXX Gran Premio Tio Pepe de España, otherwise known as the 1988 Spanish Grand Prix, was the fourteenth round of the 1988 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuito de Jerez in Jerez, Spain, on the 2 October 1988.[1] The race would see Alain Prost claim victory to maintain his lead in the Championship, as teammate Ayrton Senna battled against a misreading fuel metre.[1]

Qualifing had seen Senna secure pole position as usual, beating teammate Prost by 0.067s.[1] Best of the rest was Nigel Mansell in the Williams-Judd, while his teammate was handed a $10,000 fine for brake testing Julian Bailey after the Brit spoiled one of his flying laps.[1]

Prost made the best getaway at the start, sprinting clear as teammate Senna bogged down and battled turbo-lag.[1] The Brazilian was hence beaten into the first corner by Mansell, while Ivan Capelli and Thierry Boutsen clashed just behind.[1]

Senna would battle with Mansell throughout the early stages of the race, briefly passing the Williams only to run wide and let the Brit back through.[1] Yet, there would be no changes to the order during the opening phase of the race, barring the disappearance of Michele Alboreto on lap 16 with an engine failure.[1]

Indeed, it was only when Senna began to obey the commands of his fuel metre that the order changed, with the Brazilian slipping into the sights of Patrese and Capelli.[2] Senna's pace ultimately proved so poor that Alessandro Nannini and Gerhard Berger could join the fight, with Capelli passing Patrese soon after.[2]

Three laps later and Capelli had passed Senna and claimed third, only for an engine failure to end his race shortly after half-distance.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Prost would keep himself just out of the reach of Mansell through to the pit stops, with the Brit ultimately dropping away after a poor switch to fresh tyres.[2]

That effectively brought an end to the race, with Prost able to stop and rejoin without losing the lead.[1] He duly charged across the line to claim victory for the sixth time in 1988, 26 seconds clear of Mansell in second.[1]

Behind them would come Nannini, who would jump Senna during their pitstops to leave the Brazilian title pretender in fourth.[1] The final points hence went to Patrese and Berger, who had also briefly got ahead of Senna before being passed by the McLaren late on.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Alain Prost had returned to the top of the Championship with his fifth victory of the season last time out, opening out a five point lead over teammate Ayrton Senna. However, the Frenchman had reached the eleven race limit for scoring points, meaning he would be losing dropped scores for the rest of the season. Senna, meanwhile, had one race's grace before he began losing potential points, a small advantage heading into the final three races.

McLaren-Honda had added to their Constructors' Championship winning tally in Portugal, ending the weekend on 157 points. Ferrari were now a race away from securing second, having opened out a 34 point gap back to Benetton-Ford Cosworth in third. The young British squad were instead set to spend the final three races trying to hold onto said position, with Arrows-Megatron, March-Judd and Lotus-Honda all within a win's worth of points.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1988 Spanish 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 881B Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881B 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 FC188B 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:[3]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:24.775 1:24.067
2 11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:26.735 1:24.134 +0.067s
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1:25.898 1:24.269 +0.202s
4* 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:24.904 +0.837s
5 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:26.673 1:25.032 +0.965s
6 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Judd 1:26.221 1:25.115 +1.048s
7 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1:27.504 1:25.217 +1.150s
8 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:27.796 1:25.466 +1.399s
9 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:28.015 1:25.648 +1.581s
10 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:29.034 1:26.447 +2.380s
11 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom March-Judd 1:27.414 1:26.578 +2.511s
12 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:27.927 1:26.832 +2.765s
13 14 France Philippe Streiff France AGS-Ford Cosworth 1:28.099 1:26.971 +2.904s
14 21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella 1:28.417 1:27.012 +2.945s
15 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:28.840 1:27.171 +3.104s
16 29 France Yannick Dalmas France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:29.688 1:27.187 +3.120s
17 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:28.473 1:27.240 +3.173s
18 36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Dallara-Ford Cosworth 1:27.907 1:27.350 +3.283s
19 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Judd 1:29.157 1:27.351 +3.284s
20 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:27.826 1:27.407 +3.340s
21 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier-Judd 1:28.009 1:27.474 +3.407s
22 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:27.582 1:27.548 +3.481s
23 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 1:28.315 1:27.798 +3.731s
24 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:28.694 1:27.833 +3.816s
25 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:29.305 1:27.859 +3.792s
26 33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 1:30.759 1:27.977 +3.910s
DNQ 10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany Zakspeed 1:31.144 1:28.194 +4.127s
DNQ 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 1:31.366 1:28.664 +4.597s
DNQ 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:30.125 1:29.066 +4.999s
DNQ 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany Zakspeed 1:29.824 1:29.503 +5.436s
DNPQ 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth 1:30.459
Source:[4][5][6]
  • 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.
  • * Boutsen had his first qualifying times deleted for using an illegal front wing.[7]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Nigel Mansell
Thierry Boutsen ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Alessandro Nannini
Ivan Capelli ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Riccardo Patrese
Gerhard Berger ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Nelson Piquet
Michele Alboreto ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Maurício Gugelmin
Philippe Alliot ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Philippe Streiff
Nicola Larini ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Satoru Nakajima
Yannick Dalmas ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Derek Warwick
Alex Caffi ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 René Arnoux
Pierluigi Martini ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Stefan Johansson
Jonathan Palmer ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Andrea de Cesaris
Luis Pérez-Sala ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Eddie Cheever
Stefano Modena ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 72 1:48:43.851 2 9
2 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Judd 72 +26.232s 3 6
3 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 72 +35.446s 5 4
4 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 72 +46.710s 1 3
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Judd 72 +47.430s 7 2
6 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 72 +51.813s 8 1
7 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom March-Judd 72 +1:15.964 11
8 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 72 +1:17.309 9
9 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 72 +1:17.655 4
10 36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Dallara-Ford Cosworth 71 +1 Lap 18
11 29 France Yannick Dalmas France Lola-Ford Cosworth 71 +1 Lap 16
12 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 70 +2 Laps 24
13 33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 70 +2 Laps 26
14 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 69 +3 Laps 12
Ret 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier-Judd 62 Wheel 21
Ret 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 60 Chassis 25
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Judd 45 Engine 6
Ret 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 41 Chassis 17
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 37 Engine 23
Ret 14 France Philippe Streiff France AGS-Ford Cosworth 16 Engine 13
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 15 Engine 10
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 15 Gearbox 20
Ret 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 14 Spin 15
Ret 21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella 9 Suspension 14
Ret 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 4 Chassis 22
Ret 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Judd 0 Throttle 19
DNQ 10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany Zakspeed
DNQ 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany Zakspeed
DNPQ 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth
Source:[7]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Surprisingly there had been no change in the situation at the head of the Championship after the Spanish Grand Prix, with dropped scores coming into play. As such, Alain Prost only gained three points for his sixth victory of the season, by virtue of losing a second place worth six points from earlier in the campaign. That meant that Ayrton Senna, who would also begin losing old scores in Japan, had effectively lost no ground in Spain, in spite of finishing fourth.

In the Constructors' Championship, meanwhile, it had been yet another strong weekend for McLaren-Honda, with the Anglo-Japanese alliance moving 107 points clear. Indeed, Ferrari had all but secured second in Spain in spite of the colossal gap to the leaders, moving 24 points clear with 30 left to fight for. Benetton-Ford Cosworth were the only team capable of beating them to the runner-up spot, with an eighteen point gap separating them from Arrows-Megatron in fourth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 84 (90)
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 79
3 Austria Gerhard Berger 38
4 Italy Michele Alboreto 24
5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 21
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet 18
7 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 17
8 Italy Ivan Capelli 16
9 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 12
10 Italy Alessandro Nannini 10 ▲1
11 United States Eddie Cheever 6 ▼1
12 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 5
13 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 5
14 Italy Riccardo Patrese 4 ▲1
15 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 3 ▼1
16 Japan Satoru Nakajima 1
17 Italy Pierluigi Martini 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 169
2 Italy Ferrari 62
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 31
4 United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 23
5 United Kingdom March-Judd 21
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 19
7 United Kingdom Williams-Judd 16
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:

  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 'Spanish GP, 1988', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2015), http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr466.html, (Accessed 12/04/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 '14. Spain 1988', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1987/espagne.aspx, (Accessed 13/04/2019)
  3. 'Spain 1988: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1988/espagne/engages.aspx, (Accessed 12/04/2019)
  4. 'Brazilian Grand Prix 1985 - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1985/races/482/brazil/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 01/04/2019)
  5. 'Brazilian Grand Prix 1985 - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1985/races/482/brazil/qualifying-2.html, (Accessed 01/04/2019)
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  7. 7.0 7.1 'Spain 1988: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1988/espagne/classement.aspx, (Accessed 13/04/2019)
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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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Races Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Mexico • Canada • Detroit • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1987 Formula One Season • 1989 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Spain Spanish Grand Prix
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