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1990 Belgian Grand Prix

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1990 Belgian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1990 Formula One World Championship
Belgian Grand Prix Spa.png
Race details
Date 26 August 1990
Location Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
Distance 44 laps, 301.172 km (187.136 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Honda
Time 1:50.365
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost Ferrari
Time 1:55.087 on lap 38
Podium
First McLaren-Honda
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Honda

The 1990 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 26 August 1990. It was the eleventh race of the 1990 Formula One World Championship. The race was the 48th Belgian Grand Prix. It was the 36th to be held at Spa-Francorchamps and the seventh since the circuit was extensively redeveloped in 1979. The race was held over 44 laps of the seven kilometre circuit for a race distance of 301 kilometres.

Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna claimed his fifth race victory for the season in his McLaren MP4/5B taking a four-second win over the Ferrari 641 driven the reigning world champion, Frenchman Alain Prost. It was Senna's fourth victory in the Belgian Grand Prix, and his third in succession. Senna's Austrian team mate Gerhard Berger finished third, while further back Maurício Gugelmin scored a point for the Leyton House team.

Three attempts were made to start the race, the first two being red-flagged after collisions. Aguri Suzuki's Lola LC90 was eliminated after the first start, Paolo Barilla's Minardi M190 after the second.

Off-track, Nigel Mansell was rumoured to be reconsidering his prior announcement to retire, and he was strongly linked with Williams. He had demanded undisputed number one status as a driver, and various assurances from engine supplier Renault, which Frank Williams had told him were impossible.[1]

The Onyx team pulled out of Formula One before the weekend of the race, for financial reasons, having competed at this level for a season and a half.[2]

Qualifying

Pre-qualifying report

With the withdrawal of the Onyx team, Ligier were relieved of the requirement to pre-qualify, and returned to the main qualifying pool. They had only been required to pre-qualify twice, which both cars did comfortably on both occasions.

Therefore there was slightly less pressure on the other entrants in the pre-qualifying session. Olivier Grouillard was fastest in the Osella, the second time he had been top of the Friday morning time sheets, and the first time since round six in Mexico. Second fastest was Yannick Dalmas in the AGS, his fifth successful pre-qualification of the season from eleven attempts. Third fastest was Bertrand Gachot in the improving Coloni, and this was the first time in 1990 that he had pre-qualified. Fourth was Gabriele Tarquini in the other AGS, his fourth pre-qualification this season.[2]

Missing the cut in fifth and sixth positions were the EuroBruns of Roberto Moreno and Claudio Langes. The margin of failure was fairly narrow however, with Moreno 0.36 seconds behind Tarquini, and Langes just over a second further behind. Bruno Giacomelli was slowest again in the Life, with the L190 refusing to start until the closing stages of the session. The car managed five slow laps before an electrical failure. "Nothing impressive," Giacomelli stated. He also announced that work was restarting on the chassis to allow a Judd CV V8 engine to be fitted by round 13 in Portugal, in place of the disastrous in-house W12.[3]

Pre-qualifying classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:57.941
2 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:58.339 +0.398
3 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford 1:59.130 +1.189
4 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:59.910 +1.969
5 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd 2:00.270 +2.329
6 34 Italy Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd 2:01.405 +3.464
7 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Life 2:19.445 +21.504

Qualifying report

The two McLarens were on the front row, with Senna ahead of Berger. Prost in the Ferrari was third ahead of Boutsen and the second Ferrari of Mansell.

Qualifying classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:52.278 1:50.365
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:51.211 1:50.948 +0.583
3 1 France Alain Prost Ferrari 1:51.841 1:51.043 +0.678
4 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:54.024 1:51.902 +1.537
5 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:52.601 1:52.267 +1.902
6 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:55.800 1:52.648 +2.283
7 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:54.260 1:52.703 +2.338
8 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 1:53.689 1:52.853 +2.488
9 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 1:54.116 1:52.885 +2.520
10 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 1:55.798 1:53.468 +3.103
11 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 1:55.294 1:53.523 +3.158
12 16 Italy Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 1:55.012 1:53.783 +3.418
13 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:57.014 1:53.916 +3.551
14 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 1:54.497 1:54.120 +3.755
15 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 1:56.213 1:54.251 +3.886
16 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:56.074 1:54.312 +3.947
17 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 1:56.239 1:54.595 +4.230
18 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 1:56.246 1:55.068 +4.703
19 10 Italy Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 1:56.562 1:55.199 +4.834
20 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:56.923 1:55.261 +4.896
21 25 Italy Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 1:57.471 1:55.278 +4.913
22 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 1:56.666 1:55.304 +4.939
23 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 1:57.770 1:55.334 +4.969
24 7 Australia David Brabham Brabham-Judd 1:58.034 1:55.668 +5.303
25 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 1:57.221 1:55.859 +5.494
26 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 1:57.255 1:56.055 +5.690
27 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford no time 1:56.118 +5.753
28 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:58.293 1:57.566 +7.201
29 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford 1:58.995 1:57.704 +7.339
30 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford no time 1:58.520 +8.155

Race

Race report

The first start had seen two incidents. The first of these incidents was when Nelson Piquet in the Benetton had pushed the Ferrari 641 of Nigel Mansell off the track. Whilst the second of these incidents was when the Tyrrell of Satoru Nakajima collided with the Brabham of Stefano Modena, which caused the race to be stopped.

The second start had seen Senna's McLaren take the lead with the Williams of Thierry Boutsen slicing his way into second place from fourth, whilst rival Alain Prost had dropped down to fifth place after starting third. However, there was another first lap accident when the Minardi of Paolo Barilla crashed heavily at Eau Rouge which left debris all over the track in that area, which caused the race to be stopped again.

The third start however had proven to be cleaner, as Senna held on to the lead ahead of teammate Gerhard Berger, Prost, Boutsen, Patrese and Alessandro Nannini in the leading Benetton. Mansell in the second Ferrari went into the pits on lap 11 with handling problems, although he was able to rejoin but retired eight laps later as a result. Meanwhile back upfront, Prost took second ahead of Berger but then pitted for tyres. The margin between Senna and Prost was only just two seconds when they made their second pit-stops for fresh tyres. Both the Williams cars of Patrese and Boutsen were soon forced to retire with gearbox problems by lap 22. The pit-stops of Senna and Prost had allowed Nannini to take second place (who was once again planning to go the full race distance without a pit stop). Prost was able to overtake Nannini for second, Berger attempted to do the same thing but was unable to pass until lap 41 when Nannini ran wide at La Source, which allowed Berger to take third place from the Italian. Ayrton Senna took his fifth win of the season by 3.5 seconds over Prost, whilst the rest of the top six were rounded out by teammate Berger, Nannini, Piquet in the second Benetton and Mauricio Gugelmin in the Leyton House.

Race classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 44 1:26:31.997 1 9
2 1 France Alain Prost Ferrari 44 + 3.550 3 6
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 44 + 28.462 2 4
4 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 44 + 49.337 6 3
5 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 44 + 1:29.650 8 2
6 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd 44 + 1:48.851 14 1
7 16 Italy Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd 43 + 1 lap 12
8 4 France Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Ford 43 + 1 lap 9
9 29 France Éric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini 43 + 1 lap 15
10 10 Italy Alex Caffi Arrows-Ford 43 + 1 lap 19
11 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini 43 + 1 lap 18
12 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini 43 + 1 lap 22
13 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Arrows-Ford 43 + 1 lap 26
14 25 Italy Nicola Larini Ligier-Ford 42 + 2 laps 21
15 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 42 + 2 laps 16
16 14 France Olivier Grouillard Osella-Ford 42 + 2 laps 23
17 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 39 Engine 13
Ret 7 Australia David Brabham Brabham-Judd 36 Electrical 24
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 27 Engine 20
Ret 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 21 Transmission 4
Ret 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 19 Handling 5
Ret 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 18 Gearbox 7
Ret 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Ford 5 Water leak 17
Ret 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Ford 4 Engine 10
Ret 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini 0 Accident 11
Ret 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Minardi-Ford 0 Accident 25
DNQ 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Ford
DNQ 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford
DNQ 18 France Yannick Dalmas AGS-Ford
DNQ 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Ford
DNPQ 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 34 Italy Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Life
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ Taylor, Simon (December 2009). "Lunch with... Nigel Mansell". Motorsport Magazine. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Walker, Murray (1990). Murray Walker's Grand Prix Year. Hazleton Publishing. p. 95–102. ISBN 0 905138 82 1.
  3. ^ "Motoring News". 30 August 1990.
  4. ^ "1990 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Belgium 1990 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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1990 Hungarian Grand Prix
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1989 Belgian Grand Prix
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