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1986 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the newly constructed Hungaroring on 10 August 1986. It was the eleventh race of the 1986 Formula One World Championship.

It was the first Hungarian Grand Prix since 1936, and the first-ever Formula One race to be held behind the Iron Curtain. The race was attended by 200,000 spectators from across the Eastern Bloc; this stood as a record for a Formula One race for nearly a decade, until 210,000 attended the 1995 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide.

The race was notable for the battle between fierce Brazilian rivals Nelson Piquet in his Williams-Honda and Ayrton Senna in his Lotus-Renault. Piquet, after an unsuccessful attempt on the previous lap, managed to pass the Lotus driver around the outside as they went into the first corner, and on opposite lock. He also came in for some criticism following the race, especially in the British press, as he had allegedly neglected to tell his team-mate Nigel Mansell about the benefits of a new differential which provided better grip on the slippery, dusty surface (however, it later came to light that Mansell had in fact tried the new diff in practice but had preferred the older one).

Mansell finished 3rd and a lap down in his Williams with Stefan Johansson (Ferrari), Johnny Dumfries (Lotus) and Martin Brundle (Tyrrell-Renault) rounding out the points finishers. Defending World Champion Alain Prost qualified 3rd in his McLaren-TAG, but an accident on lap 23 saw him as a non-finisher in what was his 100th Grand Prix start.

1986 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1986 Formula One World Championship
Hungaroring circuit 1986-1988.svg
Race details
Date 10 August 1986
Official name Magyar Nagydíj
Location Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.014 km (2.494 mi)
Distance 76 laps, 305.042 km (189.544 mi)
Attendance 200,000
Pole position
Driver
  • Brazil Ayrton Senna
Lotus-Renault
Time 1:29.450
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda
Time 1:31.001 on lap 73
Podium
First
  • Brazil Nelson Piquet
Williams-Honda
Second
  • Brazil Ayrton Senna
Lotus-Renault
Third
  • United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
Williams-Honda
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Lap leaders

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:32.281 1:29.450
2 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 1:31.417 1:29.785 +0.335
3 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:33.113 1:29.945 +0.495
4 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:30.516 1:30.072 +0.622
5 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 1:34.146 1:30.268 +0.818
6 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 1:34.187 1:31.715 +2.265
7 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:35.092 1:31.850 +2.400
8 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 1:36.108 1:31.886 +2.436
9 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 1:36.552 1:31.970 +2.520
10 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 1:33.737 1:32.401 +2.951
11 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 1:32.886 1:32.491 +3.041
12 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 1:35.129 1:32.575 +3.125
13 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 1:35.265 1:32.707 +3.257
14 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 1:35.337 1:32.956 +3.506
15 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:34.255 1:33.063 +3.613
16 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:34.725 1:33.368 +3.918
17 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:36.266 1:33.656 +4.206
18 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 1:35.831 1:34.414 +4.964
19 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 1:34.561 1:34.502 +5.052
20 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:37.796 1:34.670 +5.220
21 17 West Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 1:36.540 1:35.294 +5.884
22 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:37.268 1:35.392 +5.942
23 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:39.564 1:36.232 +6.782
24 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:37.937 1:36.485 +7.035
25 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 1:42.736 1:38.527 +9.077
26 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:40.984 35:16.483 +11.534

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda 76 2:00:34.508 2 9
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 76 + 17.673 1 6
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 75 + 1 Lap 4 4
4 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 75 + 1 Lap 7 3
5 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault 74 + 2 Laps 8 2
6 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 74 + 2 Laps 16 1
7 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford 74 + 2 Laps 6
8 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault 74 + 2 Laps 18
9 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault 73 + 3 Laps 12
10 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 70 + 6 Laps 24
Ret 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault 48 Engine 9
Ret 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford 46 Differential 10
Ret 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW 44 Transmission 11
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 40 Electrical 22
Ret 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG 34 Suspension 5
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW 32 Transmission 13
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni 30 Engine 17
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 29 Accident 15
Ret 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW 28 Accident 19
Ret 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 23 Accident 3
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 15 Suspension 23
Ret 17 Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW 7 Suspension 21
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW 5 Gearbox 14
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni 5 Engine 20
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed 2 Radiator 25
Ret 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 26
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Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 55
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 48
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet 47
4 France Alain Prost 44
5 Finland Keke Rosberg 19
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Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 102
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 63
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 50
4 France Ligier-Renault 28
5 Italy Ferrari 16
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References

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