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Template:Infobox\RaceThe 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Hungaroring on August 10, 1986. It was the eleventh round of the 1986 Formula One season.

It was the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held behind the Iron Curtain and was attended by a record of 200,000 spectators from everywhere from the Eastern European communist countries. The race was notable for the battle between fierce Brazilian rivals Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna. 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 as he had neglected to tell his team-mate Nigel Mansell about the benefits of a new differential which provided better grip on the slippery, dusty surface.

ReportEdit

The World Championship headed behind the Iron Curtain for the first time to the new Hungaroring, outside Budapest, and there was an enthusiastic welcome for the Formula 1 circus. The track was rather twisty and overtaking would be difficult.

QualifyingEdit

Traffic was a problem in qualifying but as usual Ayrton Senna was on pole in his Lotus-Renault with Nelson Piquet second in the Williams-Honda ahead of Alain Prost (McLaren-TAG), World Championship leader Nigel Mansell (Williams-Honda) and Keke Rosberg in the second McLaren. The top 10 was completed by Patrick Tambay in the Lola-Ford, Stefan Johansson's Ferrari, Johnny Dumfries in the second Lotus, Rene Arnoux's Ligier and Alan Jones's Lola.

RaceEdit

There was a vast crowd, estimated to be more than 200,000 , on race day and at the start Senna went into the lead while Mansell blasted ahead of Prost and Piquet to grab second place. Piquet soon showed that he was very competitive by passing Mansell for second. Tambay had started well and overtook Prost on the first lap but he was soon repassed by the McLaren and by his team mate Jones.

On lap 11 Prost moved ahead of Mansell and a lap later Piquet took the lead from Senna, who fell back towards Prost's McLaren. Alain soon pitted with an electrical problem and this upset Rosberg's race as he pitted for tires at the same time and had to be waved through. McLaren ceased to be a force. This meant that Mansell was third with
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Nelson Piquet at the 1986 Hungarian GP

Dumfries fourth and Berger fifth.

In the middle of the race Piquet pitted for tires while Senna stayed out and charged hard and so that when he pitted he was able to rejoin in the lead. The gap came quickly down and Piquet went ahead again and the two cars then ran close together all the way to the finish but Piquet stayed ahead with Senna settling for second and Mansell third. Johansson claimed fourth with Dumfries fifth and Martin Brundle sixth in his Tyrrell. The result meant that there were four men covered by 11 points in the World Championship race: Mansell, Senna, Piquet and Prost.

Classification Edit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:29.450
2 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Williams-Honda +0.335
3 1 France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG +0.495
4 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda +0.622
5 2 Finland Keke Rosberg McLaren-TAG +1.178
6 16 France Patrick Tambay Lola-Ford +2.265
7 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari +2.400
8 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries Lotus-Renault +2.436
9 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Renault +2.520
10 15 Australia Alan Jones Lola-Ford +2.951
11 20 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-BMW +3.041
12 26 France Philippe Alliot Ligier-Renault +3.125
13 19 Italy Teo Fabi Benetton-BMW +3.257
14 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW +3.506
15 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari +3.613
16 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault +3.918
17 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Minardi-Motori Moderni +4.206
18 4 France Philippe Streiff Tyrrell-Renault +4.964
19 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Brabham-BMW +5.052
20 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Minardi-Motori Moderni +5.220
21 17 Germany Christian Danner Arrows-BMW +5.844
22 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW +5.942
23 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo +6.782
24 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed +7.035
25 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Zakspeed +9.077
26 22 Canada Allen Berg Osella-Alfa Romeo +11.534

RaceEdit

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  

Standings after Grand PrixEdit

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


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


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

1986 German Grand Prix

FIA Formula One World Championship

1986 season

Next race:

1986 Austrian Grand Prix

Previous race:

1936 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungarian Grand Prix Next race:

1987 Hungarian Grand Prix

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