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1986 Formula One season

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The 1986 Formula One season was the 37th of the championship. The champion was Alain Prost in a close battle. It started on March 23, and ended on October 26 with sixteen races.

1986 FIA Formula One World Championship season
Alain Prost in 2008.
Champion driverAlain Prost
Second driverNigel Mansell
Third driverNelson Piquet
Champion constructorWilliams-Honda
Previous season: 1985   Next season: 1987

This was the first year that turbocharged were required. Formula One had baned naturally aspirated (atmospheric) engines. Until the planed engine change in 2014,[1] this was the only year turbos were required. The ban on atmospheric engines was lifted in 1987. In 1989, all forced induction engines (turbochargers or supercharge) were banned.[2]

Drivers and constructorsEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds Test driver(s)
  Marlboro McLaren International McLaren McLaren MP4/2C TAG TTE PO1 1.5 L V6t G 1   Alain Prost All n/a
2   Keke Rosberg All
  Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell Tyrrell 014

Tyrrell 015
Renault EF4B 1.5 L V6t G 3   Martin Brundle All n/a
4   Philippe Streiff All
  Canon Williams Honda Team Williams Williams FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 L V6t G 5   Nigel Mansell All n/a
6   Nelson Piquet All
  Motor Racing Developments Brabham Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13/1 1.5 L L4t P 7   Riccardo Patrese All   Josele Garza
8   Elio de Angelis 1-4
  Derek Warwick 6-16
  John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus Lotus 98T Renault EF15B 1.5 L V6t G 11   Johnny Dumfries All   Derek Warwick
12   Ayrton Senna All
  West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed Zakspeed 861 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L L4t G 14   Jonathan Palmer All   Luis Perez-Sala
29   Huub Rothengatter 3-16
  Team Haas (USA) Ltd Lola Lola THL1

Lola THL2
Hart 415T 1.5 L L4t

Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 L V6t
G 15   Alan Jones All n/a
16   Patrick Tambay 1-6, 8-16
  Eddie Cheever 7
  Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows Arrows A8

Arrows A9
BMW M12/13 1.5 L L4t G 17   Marc Surer 1-5   Jari Nurminen
  Christian Danner 7-16
18   Thierry Boutsen All
  Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L L4t P 19   Teo Fabi All   Andy Wallace
  Giovanna Amati
  Paolo Barilla
20   Gerhard Berger All
  Osella Squadra Corse Osella Osella FA1G

Osella FA1F

Osella FA1H
Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L V8t P 21   Piercarlo Ghinzani All n/a
22   Christian Danner 1-6
  Allen Berg 7-12, 14-16
  Alex Caffi 13
  Minardi Team SpA Minardi Minardi M185B

Minardi M186
Motori Moderni Tipo 615-90 1.5 L V6t P 23   Andrea de Cesaris All n/a
24   Alessandro Nannini All
  Equipe Ligier Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF4B 1.5 L V6t P 25   René Arnoux All n/a
26   Jacques Laffite 1-9
  Philippe Alliot 10-16
  Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari F1/86 Ferrari 032 1.5 L V6t G 27   Michele Alboreto All n/a
28   Stefan Johansson All
  Team El Charro AGS AGS AGS JH21C Motori Moderni Tipo 615-90 1.5 L V6t G 31   Ivan Capelli 13-14 n/a

Race scheduleEdit

Results and standingsEdit

Race resultsEdit

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor
1   Brazilian Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nelson Piquet   Nelson Piquet   Williams-Honda
2   Spanish Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nigel Mansell   Ayrton Senna   Lotus-Renault
3   San Marino Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nelson Piquet   Alain Prost   McLaren-TAG
4   Monaco Grand Prix   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   McLaren-TAG
5   Belgian Grand Prix   Nelson Piquet   Alain Prost   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Honda
6   Canadian Grand Prix   Nigel Mansell   Nelson Piquet   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Honda
7   Detroit Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nelson Piquet   Ayrton Senna   Lotus-Renault
8   French Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nigel Mansell   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Honda
9   British Grand Prix   Nelson Piquet   Nigel Mansell   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Honda
10   German Grand Prix   Keke Rosberg   Gerhard Berger   Nelson Piquet   Williams-Honda
11   Hungarian Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nelson Piquet   Nelson Piquet   Williams-Honda
12   Austrian Grand Prix   Teo Fabi   Gerhard Berger   Alain Prost   McLaren-TAG
13   Italian Grand Prix   Teo Fabi   Teo Fabi   Nelson Piquet   Williams-Honda
14   Portuguese Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nigel Mansell   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Honda
15   Mexican Grand Prix   Ayrton Senna   Nelson Piquet   Gerhard Berger   Benetton-BMW
16   Australian Grand Prix   Nigel Mansell   Nelson Piquet   Alain Prost   McLaren-TAG

Scoring systemEdit

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1
  • Points are awarded to the top 6 finishers.
  • The best 11 results count for the Drivers' Championship.
  • Half points are awarded if the race is stopped with less than 75% of distance finished.
  • When a team officially enters only one car, the second driver for that team cannot earn any points.
  • All races count for the Constructors' Championship.


Drivers standingsEdit

Pos Driver BRA
 
ESP
 
SMR
 
MON
 
BEL
 
CAN
 
DET
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
POR
 
MEX
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Alain Prost Ret 3 1 1 6 2 3 2 3 6 Ret 1 DSQ 2 2 1 72 (74)
2   Nigel Mansell Ret 2 Ret 4 1 1 5 1 1 3 3 Ret 2 1 5 Ret 70 (72)
3   Nelson Piquet 1 Ret 2 7 Ret 3 Ret 3 2 1 1 Ret 1 3 4 2 69
4   Ayrton Senna 2 1 Ret 3 2 5 1 Ret Ret 2 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret 55
5   Stefan Johansson Ret Ret 4 10 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 4 3 3 6 12 3 23
6   Keke Rosberg Ret 4 5 2 Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret 5 Ret 9 4 Ret Ret Ret 22
7   Gerhard Berger 6 6 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 5 Ret 1 Ret 17
8   Jacques Laffite 3 Ret Ret 6 5 7 2 6 Ret 14
9   Michele Alboreto Ret Ret 10 Ret 4 8 4 8 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 14
10   René Arnoux 4 Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 5 4 4 Ret 10 Ret 7 15 7 14
11   Martin Brundle 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 10 5 Ret 6 Ret 10 Ret 11 4 8
12   Alan Jones Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 4 6 Ret Ret Ret 4
13   Johnny Dumfries 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 3
14   Philippe Streiff 7 Ret Ret 11 12 11 9 Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 5 3
15   Patrick Tambay Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 7 5 Ret NC Ret NC 2
16   Teo Fabi 10 5 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 2
17   Riccardo Patrese Ret Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 2
18   Christian Danner Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 11 9 Ret 1
19   Philippe Alliot Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 1
20   Thierry Boutsen Ret 7 7 8 Ret Ret Ret NC NC Ret Ret Ret 7 10 7 Ret 0
21   Derek Warwick Ret 10 9 8 7 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
22   Jonathan Palmer Ret Ret Ret 12 13 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 10 9 0
23   Huub Rothengatter Ret DNQ Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret 0
24   Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 0
25   Elio de Angelis 8 Ret Ret Ret 0
26   Marc Surer Ret Ret 9 9 9 0
27   Piercarlo Ghinzani Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
28   Allen Berg Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 16 NC 0
29   Alessandro Nannini Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret NC 14 Ret 0
30   Alex Caffi NC 0
31   Ivan Capelli Ret Ret 0
32   Eddie Cheever Ret 0
Pos Driver BRA
 
ESP
 
SMR
 
MON
 
BEL
 
CAN
 
DET
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
POR
 
MEX
 
AUS
 
Points
  • Pole position in Bold.
  • Fastest lap in Italics.
  • Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • Numbers without parentheses are Championship points. Numbers in parentheses are total points scored from the best 11 finishes.
Key
Colour Gold Silver Bronze Green Blue Purple Red Black White Light blue
Result Winner 2nd place 3rd place Points finish Non-points finish Did not finish (Ret) Did not qualify (DNQ) Disqualified (DSQ) Did not start (DNS) Practiced only (PO)
Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP) Excluded (EX) Did not arrive (DNA) Withdrew entry before the event (WD)


Championship standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
 
ESP
 
SMR
 
MON
 
BEL
 
CAN
 
DET
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
POR
 
MEX
 
AUS
 
Pts
1   Williams-Honda 5 Ret 2 Ret 4 1 1 5 1 1 3 3 Ret 2 1 5 Ret 141
6 1 Ret 2 7 Ret 3 Ret 3 2 1 1 Ret 1 3 4 2
2   McLaren-TAG 1 Ret 3 1 1 6 2 3 2 3 6 Ret 1 DSQ 2 2 1 96
2 Ret 4 5 2 Ret 4 Ret 4 Ret 5 Ret 9 4 Ret Ret Ret
3   Lotus-Renault 11 9 Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret 7 Ret 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 9 Ret 6 58
12 2 1 Ret 3 2 5 1 Ret Ret 2 2 Ret Ret 4 3 Ret
4   Ferrari 27 Ret Ret 10 Ret 4 8 4 8 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 37
28 Ret Ret 5 10 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 4 3 3 6 12 3
5   Ligier-Renault 25 4 Ret Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 5 4 4 Ret 10 Ret 7 15 7 29
26 3 Ret Ret 6 5 7 2 6 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 6 8
6   Benetton-BMW 19 10 5 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 10 19
20 6 6 3 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 5 Ret 1 Ret
7   Tyrrell-Renault 3 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret 9 Ret 10 5 Ret 6 Ret 10 Ret 11 4 11
4 7 Ret Ret 11 12 11 9 Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret Ret 5
8   Haas Lola-Ford 15 Ret Ret 11 10 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 4 6 Ret Ret Ret 6
16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 7 5 Ret NC Ret NC
9   Brabham-BMW 7 Ret Ret 6 Ret 8 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 2
8 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 9 8 7 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret
10   Arrows-BMW 17 Ret Ret 9 9 9 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 11 9 Ret 1
18 Ret 7 7 8 Ret Ret Ret NC NC Ret Ret Ret 7 10 7 Ret
11   Zakspeed 14 Ret Ret Ret 12 13 Ret 8 Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 10 9 0
29 Ret DNQ Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret DNS Ret
12   Minardi-Motori Moderni 23 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 0
24 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret NC 14 Ret
13   Haas Lola-Hart 15 Ret Ret 0
16 Ret 8 Ret
14   Osella-Alfa Romeo 21 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
22 Ret Ret Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret NC 13 16 NC
15   AGS-Motori Moderni 31 Ret Ret 0
Pos Constructor Car
no.
BRA
 
ESP
 
SMR
 
MON
 
BEL
 
CAN
 
DET
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
AUT
 
ITA
 
POR
 
MEX
 
AUS
 
Pts
  • Pole position in Bold.
  • Fastest lap in Italics.
  • Car did not finish the Grand Prix. Car was classified (ranked) because it finished over 90% of the race distance.
Key
Colour Gold Silver Bronze Green Blue Purple Red Black White Light blue
Result Winner 2nd place 3rd place Points finish Non-points finish Did not finish (Ret) Did not qualify (DNQ) Disqualified (DSQ) Did not start (DNS) Practiced only (PO)
Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP) Excluded (EX) Did not arrive (DNA) Withdrew entry before the event (WD)


ReferencesEdit

  1. Constant, Brad (2011-08-01). "Formula One: Cosworth excited for turbo V6s". autoweek.com. Crain Communications, Inc. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
  2. Knowling, Michael (2008-10-07). "The Early Days of Turbo - Part One". autospeed.com. Web Publications Pty Limited. Retrieved 2011-08-06.

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