1991 British Grand Prix
Mansell-Mania greeted the drivers as they arrived at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. The track had been vastly remodelled for 1991, which garnered largely positive reviews from the drivers. The track was no longer the fastest on the F1 calendar, but it now included many challenging corners for the drivers. Elsewhere Tom Walkinshaw had bought a 35% stake in the Benetton team, but the driver line-ups were unchanged from the previous race. Stefan Johansson continued to stand-in for the injured Alex Caffi at Footwork, although it was the last race he would do so.
In qualifying Nigel Mansell took pole in front of his home fans, with title-rival Ayrton Senna second. Riccardo Patrese was third, followed by Gerhard Berger, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi, Roberto Moreno, Nelson Piquet, Maurício Gugelmin, and Stefano Modena. Senna made a rocket start to lead Mansell, while Patrese was the first casualty of the day, having been bumped off by Berger. Senna's lead didn't last for long as Mansell re-passed him going into Stowe corner.
Mansell and Senna proceeded to rocket off into the distance while Berger, Prost, and Alesi squabbled over third place, with Alesi emerging ahead; he would later retire after colliding with Aguri Suzuki while trying to lap the Japanese driver's Lola.
At the front it was all Mansell as the Englishman recorded his second win in succession, while rival Senna ran out of fuel on the last lap, he would be classified fourth. Berger ended up second, followed by Prost, Senna, Piquet, and Bertrand Gachot's Jordan. Mansell now trailed Senna by only 18 points and momentum was on his side.
In terms of having to prequalify, Brabham would have needed their top car at least in 7th position to demote the Leyton House team, but neither Brundle nor Blundell finished the race.
|1||22||23x15px JJ Lehto||Dallara-Judd||1:24.825||—|
|2||33||23x15px Andrea de Cesaris||Jordan-Ford||1:25.508||+0.683|
|3||21||23x15px Emanuele Pirro||Dallara-Judd||1:25.726||+0.901|
|4||32||23x15px Bertrand Gachot||Jordan-Ford||1:25.931||+1.106|
|5||14||23x15px Olivier Grouillard||Fondmetal-Ford||1:26.299||+1.474|
|6||34||23x15px Nicola Larini||Lambo-Lamborghini||1:28.042||+3.217|
|7||35||23x15px Eric van de Poele||Lambo-Lamborghini||1:28.827||+4.002|
|8||31||23x15px Pedro Chaves||Coloni-Ford||1:29.735||+4.910|
|1||5||23x15px Nigel Mansell||Williams-Renault||1:22.644||1:20.939||-|
|2||1||23x15px Ayrton Senna||McLaren-Honda||1:23.277||1:21.618||+0.679|
|3||6||23x15px Riccardo Patrese||Williams-Renault||1:23.436||1:22.109||+1.170|
|4||2||23x15px Gerhard Berger||McLaren-Honda||1:23.045||1:22.476||+1.537|
|5||27||23x15px Alain Prost||Ferrari||1:24.726||1:22.478||+1.539|
|6||28||23x15px Jean Alesi||Ferrari||1:24.520||1:22.881||+1.942|
|7||19||23x15px Roberto Moreno||Benetton-Ford||1:25.715||1:23.265||+2.326|
|8||20||23x15px Nelson Piquet||Benetton-Ford||1:25.107||1:23.626||+2.687|
|9||15||23x15px Maurício Gugelmin||Leyton House-Ilmor||1:25.834||1:24.044||+3.105|
|10||4||23x15px Stefano Modena||Tyrrell-Honda||1:24.925||1:24.069||+3.130|
|11||22||23x15px JJ Lehto||Dallara-Judd||1:24.997||1:24.141||+3.202|
|12||8||23x15px Mark Blundell||Brabham-Yamaha||1:26.117||1:24.165||+3.226|
|13||33||23x15px Andrea de Cesaris||Jordan-Ford||1:24.169||1:24.319||+3.230|
|14||7||23x15px Martin Brundle||Brabham-Yamaha||1:25.803||1:24.345||+3.406|
|15||3||Template:Country data Japan Satoru Nakajima||Tyrrell-Honda||1:26.229||1:24.560||+3.621|
|16||16||23x15px Ivan Capelli||Leyton House-Ilmor||1:25.951||1:24.587||+3.648|
|17||32||23x15px Bertrand Gachot||Jordan-Ford||1:25.323||1:24.592||+3.653|
|18||21||23x15px Emanuele Pirro||Dallara-Judd||1:25.136||1:24.654||+3.715|
|19||25||23x15px Thierry Boutsen||Ligier-Lamborghini||1:25.530||1:25.174||+4.235|
|20||24||23x15px Gianni Morbidelli||Minardi-Ferrari||1:27.367||1:25.222||+4.283|
|21||29||23x15px Éric Bernard||Lola-Ford||1:26.235||1:25.537||+4.598|
|22||30||Template:Country data Japan Aguri Suzuki||Lola-Ford||1:26.438||1:25.583||+4.644|
|23||23||23x15px Pierluigi Martini||Minardi-Ferrari||1:27.279||1:25.583||+4.644|
|24||12||23x15px Johnny Herbert||Lotus-Judd||1:27.207||1:25.689||+4.750|
|25||11||23x15px Mika Häkkinen||Lotus-Judd||1:26.936||1:25.872||+4.933|
|26||9||23x15px Michele Alboreto||Footwork-Ford||1:27.193||1:26.192||+5.253|
|27||26||23x15px Érik Comas||Ligier-Lamborghini||1:26.486||1:26.392||+5.453|
|28||10||23x15px Stefan Johansson||Footwork-Ford||1:28.204||1:26.544||+5.605|
|29||18||23x15px Fabrizio Barbazza||AGS-Ford||1:31.697||1:28.122||+7.183|
|30||17||23x15px Gabriele Tarquini||AGS-Ford||1:31.130||1:28.136||+7.197|
Standings after Grand Prix
- 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 2007-08-08.
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