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Template:Infobox\RaceThe 1989 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 18, 1989.

It was the first Formula One victory for Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen – who won three Formula One races overall, all during his two-year stint with Williams-Renault – and was the first win for the Williams-Renault partnership, which lasted until the end of the 1997 season and went on to win four Drivers' and five Constructors' World Championships in that time.


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QualifyingEdit

The McLaren-Honda domination continued in qualifying in Montreal but on this occasion it was Alain Prost ahead of Ayrton Senna. Riccardo Patrese was third quickest in his Williams-Renault with Gerhard Berger fourth for Ferrari, ahead of his team mate Nigel Mansell and Thierry Boutsen in the second Williams. Stefano Modena (Brabham) and Alex Caffi (Scuderia Italia Dallara) shared the fourth row with Andrea de Cesaris next in his Dallara ahead of Philippe Alliot's Larrousse Lola. The Benetton team was struggling with Sandro Nannini 13th and Johnny Herbert failing to qualify - and a power struggle developing inside the team between Peter Collins and Flavio Briatore.

RaceEdit

It was raining on race morning and the starting procedure was a mess as Mansell, Nannini and Luis Sala (Minardi) decided to pit at the end of the parade lap to change on to slick tires. This was done and both the Ferrari and the Benetton went out of the pitlane at high speed, thinking that the race had already begun. In fact the others had not started and so in the early laps Mansell and Nannini ran at the front. They were both black-flagged amid recriminations that there should have been some official guidance at the pit exit.

Behind them Prost had gone into the lead at the start with Senna second and Patrese third ahead of Berger, Boutsen and de Cesaris. Caffi and Prost both pitted for slicks at the end of the first lap but soon afterwards Prost went out with a suspension failure on his McLaren. The order was jumbled as others pitted for slicks and the result was that Patrese was in the lead from Boutsen. Stefan Johansson provided an unusual spectacle when he rejoined after his stop with his Onyx trailing an tire hammer, an air line and part of the metal pit gantry. He was eventually black flagged by officials.

Boutsen pitted for slicks just bas the rain began to get worse and Patrese stayed out and as the rain intensified he built up a big lead as those who had switched to dry tires now had to return to the pits to go back to wets. Warwick
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Thierry Boutsen mastered the wet conditions to claim his first Grand Prix victory

also stayed on wet tires and so ran second with Nicola Larini third in the Osella. Senna closed up fast once he was back on wet tires. Larini's moment of glory did not last long because soon after being passed by Senna the Osella stopped with electrical trouble. Patrese then pitted for new wets and so Warwick was left in the lead although Senna soon caught and passed him. Derek then went out with an engine failure.

In the closing laps as Senna cruised towards the flag, Patrese suffered a problem with his undertray. This allowed Boutsen through into second place and when Senna's engine blew on lap 66 the Belgian found himself en route to his first win. It was also the first victory for Williams-Renault and a 1-2 for the team!

Third place went to de Cesaris with Nelson Piquet (Lotus) fourth and René Arnoux (Ligier) scoring a vital fifth place for Ligier (to help the team escape the threat of having to pre-qualify after the British GP) and Caffi sixth.

Classification Edit

Pre Qualifying Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:23.398
2 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:24.550 +1.152
3 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:24.764 +1.366
4 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:24.778 +1.380
5 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:25.275 +1.877
6 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 1.25.952 +2.554
7 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek Euro Brun-Judd 1:26.365 +2.967
8 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:26.807 +3.409
9 34 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:27.073 +3.675
10 41 Germany Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford 1:28.545 +5.147
11 39 Germany Volker Weidler Rial-Ford 1:31.455 +8.057
12 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:53.327 +29.929
13 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 1:59.693 +36.295

Qualifying Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 1:20.973 1:22.269
2 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:21.049 1:21.269 +0.076
3 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:21.783 1:23.738 +0.810
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 1:21.946 1:22.305 +0.973
5 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:22.165 1:22.751 +1.192
6 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:22.311 1:24.004 +1.338
7 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:22.612 1:23.599 +1.639
8 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:22.901 1:24.957 +1.928
9 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:23.050 1:24.444 +2.077
10 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 1:23.059 +2.086
11 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:23.252 1:25.195 +2.279
12 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 1:23.348 1:23.833 +2.375
13 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:23.542 1:24.279 +2.569
14 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.665 1:23.876 +2.692
15 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:23.799 1:25.289 +2.826
16 10 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 1:23.828 1:24.693 +2.855
17 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 1:23.863 1:24.734 +2.890
18 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1:23.974 1:24.918 +3.001
19 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 1:24.029 1:25.825 +3.056
20 4 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 1:24.296 1:25.412 +3.323
21 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 1:24.406 1:25.094 +3.433
22 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 1:24.558 1:25.394 +3.585
23 38 Germany Christian Danner Rial-Ford 1:25.298 1:24.727 +3.754
24 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 1:24.786 1:25.570 +3.813
25 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:24.793 1:25.246 +3.820
26 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 47:24.470 1:25.037 +4.064
27 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 1:25.051 1:26.358 +4.078
28 29 France Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini 1:25.317 1:25.161 +4.188
29 20 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford 1:25.335 1:25.282 +4.309
30 26 France Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 1:25.382 1:25.289 +4.316

Race Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 69 2:01:24.073 6 9
2 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 69 + 30.007 3 6
3 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 69 + 1:36.649 9 4
4 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 69 + 1:41.484 19 3
5 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 68 + 1 Lap 22 2
6 21 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 67 + 2 Laps 8 1
7 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 66 Engine 2  
8 38 Germany Christian Danner Rial-Ford 66 + 3 Laps 23  
Ret 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 57 Differential 26  
Ret 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 40 Engine 12  
Ret 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 35 Spun Off 14  
Ret 17 Italy Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 33 Electrical 15  
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 28 Spun Off 21  
Ret 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 26 Spun Off 10  
DSQ 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 13 Disqualified 18  
Ret 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 11 Spun Off 24  
Ret 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 11 Electrical 17  
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 6 Gearbox 4  
Ret 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 6 Spun Off 25  
Ret 10 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 3 Spun Off 16  
Ret 2 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 2 Suspension 1  
DSQ 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Ferrari 0 Disqualified 5  
Ret 8 Italy Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 0 Accident 7  
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 0 Accident 11  
DSQ 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 0 Disqualified 13  
Ret 4 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 0 Electrical 20  
DNQ 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd        
DNQ 29 France Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini        
DNQ 20 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford        
DNQ 26 France Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford        
DNPQ 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd        
DNPQ 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford        
DNPQ 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek Euro Brun-Judd        
DNPQ 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford        
DNPQ 34 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha        
DNPQ 41 Germany Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford        
DNPQ 39 Germany Volker Weidler Rial-Ford        
DNPQ 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha        
DNPQ 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford        

Notes Edit

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 France Alain Prost 29
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 27
3 Italy Riccardo Patrese 18
4 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 13
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9


Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 31
3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 13
4 Italy Ferrari 9
5 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 8


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

1989 United States Grand Prix

FIA Formula One World Championship

1989 season

Next race:

1989 French Grand Prix

Previous race:

1988 Canadian Grand Prix

Canadian Grand Prix Next race:

1990 Canadian Grand Prix

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