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Mexico 1992 Mexican Grand Prix
Mexico92
Race 2 of 16 in the 1992 Formula One season
Date 22 March 1992
Official name XV Gran Premio de Mexico
Location Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez

4.421 km (2.758 mi)

Distance 69 laps, 305.049 km (190.299 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (Williams-Renault)
Time 1:16.346
Fastest Lap
Driver Austria Gerhard Berger (McLaren-Honda)
Time 1:17.711 on lap 60
Podium
First United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (Williams-Renault)
Second Italy Riccardo Patrese (Williams-Renault)
Third Germany Michael Schumacher (Beneton-Ford)

The 1992 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Mexico City on March 22, 1992. It was the second round of the 1992 Formula One season. Nigel Mansell won the race, while Michael Schumacher finished third, the first of an eventual 155 podiums.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Andrea Moda Formula had paid its $100,000 entry fee for the World Championship but the team spent the entire weekend in Mexico building up its Simtek-designed cars and so did not even look like going out to qualify.

QualifyingEdit

The entry was the same as it had been in South Africa and in qualifying it was a dominant Williams 1-2 with Nigel Mansell ahead of Riccardo Patrese. Michael Schumacher was third fastest in his Benetton ahead of his team mate Martin Brundle and the McLarens of Gerhard Berger and Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian had a terrible time in practice, crashing heavily in the Esses on Friday and suffering serious bruises to his legs while Berger also crashed at the same place but did not hurt himself.

In seventh place was JJ Lehto in his Dallara-Ferrari, just ahead of Mauricio Gugelmin's Jordan-Yamaha and then Pierluigi Martini's Dallara. Jean Alesi was 10th in the disastrous Ferrari F92A and Ivan Capelli was 20th.

RaceEdit

In the race Mansell took the lead from Patrese while there was chaos in the midfield as Karl Wendlinger (March) collided with Capelli's Ferrari.

Senna took third ahead of Brundle, Schumacher and Berger. On the second lap Schumacher passed Brundle while in the early laps Senna began to drop back and went out on lap 12 with a transmission failure

Eventually Patrese began to drop back from Mansell while Schumacher was a lonely third. Brundle and Berger were fighting over fourth place and passed and repassed one another before Brundle disappeared with an engine problem. This left Andrea de Cesaris in fifth with his Tyrrell having worked his way through the midfield in impressive fashion. Mika Hakkinen scored the last point in his Lotus.

Classification Edit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 1:16.346 1:16.648
2 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:17.908 1:16.362 +0.016
3 19 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 1:17:554 1:17.292 +0.946
4 20 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 1:18.937 1:18.588 +2.242
5 2 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 1:18.604 1:18.589 +2.243
6 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:23.063 1:18.791 +2.445
7 21 Finland JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 1:19.982 1:19.111 +2.765
8 33 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 1:20.246 1:19.355 +3.009
9 22 Italy Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 1:19.767 1:19.378 +3.032
10 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 1:21.434 1:19.417 +3.071
11 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:19.423 1:24.117 +3.077
12 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 1:20.450 1:19.509 +3.163
13 29 France Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:21.656 1:19.743 +3.397
14 15 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 1:20.386 1:19.769 +3.423
15 32 Italy Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 1:19.957 1:20.469 +3.611
16 3 France Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 1:20.709 1:19.961 +3.615
17 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 1:20.042 1:20.202 +3.696
18 11 Finland Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 1:20.145 1:20.390 +3.799
19 16 Austria Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 47:56.613 1:20.200 +3.854
20 28 Italy Ivan Capelli Ferrari 1:20.223 1:21.120 +3.877
21 24 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 1:21.019 1:20.227 +3.881
22 25 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 1:20.709 1:20.395 +4.049
23 14 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 1:21.902 1:20.845 +4.499
24 30 Japan Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 1:22.188 1:20.935 +4.589
25 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:21.396 1:21.064 +4.718
26 26 France Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 1:21.122 1:21.963 +4.776
27 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda 1:21.617 1:21.187 +4.841
28 17 France Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor 1:23.508 1:21.504 +5.158
29 7 Belgium Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd 1:22.937 1:22.197 +5.851
30 8 Italy Giovanna Amati Brabham-Judd 1:25.052 +8.706

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 69 1:31:53.587 1 10
2 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 69 +12.971 2 6
3 19 Germany Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 69 +21.429 3 4
4 2 Austria Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 69 +33.347 5 3
5 4 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 68 +1 Lap 11 2
6 11 Finland Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Ford 68 +1 Lap 18 1
7 12 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 68 +1 Lap 12  
8 21 Finland JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 68 +1 Lap 7  
9 26 France Érik Comas Ligier-Renault 67 +2 Laps 26  
10 25 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 67 +2 Laps 22  
11 29 France Bertrand Gachot Larrousse-Lamborghini 66 +3 Laps 13  
12 30 Japan Ukyo Katayama Larrousse-Lamborghini 66 +3 Laps 24  
13 9 Italy Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 65 +4 Laps 25  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 47 Engine 4  
Ret 15 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 45 Clutch 14  
Ret 14 Switzerland Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 37 Spun Off 23  
Ret 22 Italy Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 36 Handling 9  
Ret 27 France Jean Alesi Ferrari 31 Engine 10  
Ret 24 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 29 Spun Off 21  
Ret 32 Italy Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 17 Gearbox 15  
Ret 3 France Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 12 Engine 16  
Ret 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 11 Transmission 6  
Ret 23 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 2 Spun Off 17  
Ret 33 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 0 Engine 8  
Ret 16 Austria Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 0 Collision 19  
Ret 28 Italy Ivan Capelli Ferrari 0 Collision 20  
DNQ 10 Japan Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen-Honda        
DNQ 17 France Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor        
DNQ 7 Belgium Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd        
DNQ 8 Italy Giovanna Amati Brabham-Judd        

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver Points
1rightarrow blue 1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 20
1rightarrow blue 2 Italy Riccardo Patrese 12
1uparrow green 1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher 7
1uparrow green 1 4 Austria Gerhard Berger 5
1downarrow red 2 5 Brazil Ayrton Senna 4


Constructors' Championship standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue 1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 32
1rightarrow blue 2 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 9
1rightarrow blue 3 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 7
1uparrow green 1 4 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ilmor 2
1downarrow red 1 5 United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
1992 South African Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1992 season
Next race:
1992 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1991 Mexican Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix Next race:
None


ReferencesEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Mexican_Grand_Prix
  2. http://www.statsf1.com/en/1992/mexique.aspx
  3. http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr518.html

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