1990 Belgian Grand Prix
The 1990 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Spa-Francorchamps on August 26, 1990. It was the eleventh round of the 1990 Formula One season. 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 43 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 rare point for the Leyton House team in his Leyton House CG901.
Three attempts were made to start the race, the first two being red-flagged after collisions. Aguri Suzuki's Lola 90 was eliminated after the first start, Paolo Barilla's Minardi M190 after the second.
Off-track, Nigel Mansell dropped a huge hint that he would not retire from F1 after all. He stated that if he was given a car for 1991 with number 1 status, reliability, a quick engine and worthy of a championship he would consider racing but (as he stated that it seemed unlikely to him) he was still adamant he would retire. He was repeatedly linked with Williams.
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.
|1||14||23x15px Olivier Grouillard||Osella-Ford||1:57.941||—|
|2||18||23x15px Yannick Dalmas||AGS-Ford||1:58.339||+0.398|
|3||31||23x15px Bertrand Gachot||Coloni-Ford||1:59.130||+1.189|
|4||17||23x15px Gabriele Tarquini||AGS-Ford||1:59.910||+1.969|
|5||33||23x15px Roberto Moreno||EuroBrun-Judd||2:00.270||+2.329|
|6||34||23x15px Claudio Langes||EuroBrun-Judd||2:01.405||+3.464|
|7||39||23x15px Bruno Giacomelli||Life||2:19.445||+21.504|
|1||27||23x15px Ayrton Senna||McLaren-Honda||1:52.278||1:50.365||—|
|2||28||23x15px Gerhard Berger||McLaren-Honda||1:51.211||1:50.948||+0.583|
|3||1||23x15px Alain Prost||Ferrari||1:51.841||1:51.043||+0.678|
|4||5||23x15px Thierry Boutsen||Williams-Renault||1:54.024||1:51.902||+1.537|
|5||2||23x15px Nigel Mansell||Ferrari||1:52.601||1:52.267||+1.902|
|6||19||23x15px Alessandro Nannini||Benetton-Ford||1:55.800||1:52.648||+2.283|
|7||6||23x15px Riccardo Patrese||Williams-Renault||1:54.260||1:52.703||+2.338|
|8||20||23x15px Nelson Piquet||Benetton-Ford||1:53.689||1:52.853||+2.488|
|9||4||23x15px Jean Alesi||Tyrrell-Ford||1:54.116||1:52.885||+2.520|
|10||3||Template:Country data Japan Satoru Nakajima||Tyrrell-Ford||1:55.798||1:53.468||+3.103|
|11||30||Template:Country data Japan Aguri Suzuki||Lola-Lamborghini||1:55.294||1:53.523||+3.158|
|12||16||23x15px Ivan Capelli||Leyton House-Judd||1:55.012||1:53.783||+3.418|
|13||8||23x15px Stefano Modena||Brabham-Judd||1:57.014||1:53.916||+3.551|
|14||15||23x15px Maurício Gugelmin||Leyton House-Judd||1:54.497||1:54.120||+3.755|
|15||29||23x15px Éric Bernard||Lola-Lamborghini||1:56.213||1:54.251||+3.886|
|16||23||23x15px Pierluigi Martini||Minardi-Ford||1:56.074||1:54.312||+3.947|
|17||21||23x15px Emanuele Pirro||Dallara-Ford||1:56.239||1:54:595||+4.230|
|18||11||23x15px Derek Warwick||Lotus-Lamborghini||1:56.246||1:55.068||+4.703|
|19||10||23x15px Alex Caffi||Arrows-Ford||1:56.562||1:55.199||+4.834|
|20||22||23x15px Andrea de Cesaris||Dallara-Ford||1:56.923||1:55.261||+4.896|
|21||25||23x15px Nicola Larini||Ligier-Ford||1:57.471||1:55.278||+4.913|
|22||12||23x15px Martin Donnelly||Lotus-Lamborghini||1:56.666||1:55.304||+4.939|
|23||14||23x15px Olivier Grouillard||Osella-Ford||1:57.770||1:55.334||+4.969|
|24||7||23x15px David Brabham||Brabham-Judd||1:58.034||1:55.668||+5.303|
|25||24||23x15px Paolo Barilla||Minardi-Ford||1:57.221||1:55.859||+5.494|
|26||9||23x15px Michele Alboreto||Arrows-Ford||1:57.255||1:56.055||+5.690|
|27||26||23x15px Philippe Alliot||Ligier-Ford||—||1:56.118||+5.753|
|28||17||23x15px Gabriele Tarquini||AGS-Ford||1:58.293||1:57.566||+7.201|
|29||18||23x15px Yannick Dalmas||AGS-Ford||1:58.995||1:57.704||+7.339|
|30||31||23x15px Bertrand Gachot||Coloni-Ford||—||1:58.520||+8.155|
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-08-05.
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