Canadian GP 1990

Canadian GP, 1990

The entry in Canada was the same as it had been a fortnight earlier in Monaco and Ayrton Senna was on pole in his McLaren-Honda, as he had been in Monaco. He was followed by his team mate Gerhard Berger, Alain Prost's Ferrari and the Benettons of Sandro Nannini and Nelson Piquet. The top 10 was completed by Thierry Boutsen (Williams), Nigel Mansell (Ferrari), Jean Alesi (Tyrrell), Riccardo Patrese (Williams) and Stefano Modena (Brabham).

At the start the track was damp and Berger jumped the start. He then hesitated and so ended up with worst of both worlds, being in second place and getting a one minute penalty. Senna was ahead and Berger had Nannini and Alesi behind him. The track quickly dried out and Berger was the first to stop for dry tyres. Senna followed and so Nannini was briefly in the lead before going into the pits himself. When he rejoined he hit a groundhog and had to return to the pits to have the remains of the dead animal removed from his sidepod. The pit stops left Berger ahead of Senna and the Austrian began to try to make up for his minute penalty. Alesi had also dropped back, having removed his rear wing on the back of de Cesaris. This left Prost and Boutsen battling for third on the road with Piquet, Mansell, Warwick (Lotus), Patrese and Donnelly (Lotus) chasing. On lap 20 Boutsen overtook Prost but as he did so he hit some standing water and spun in front of Prost and took out backmarker Nicola Larini (Ligier). Nannini was charging back after hitting the groundhog but went off at the hairpin and parked his Benetton there. Five laps later Alesi slid off and hit the Benetton, which ended up in several pieces.

While Senna continued to lead, the battle for second place continued with Piquet eventually winning the day and Prost dropping behind Mansell and then Berger. Prost finished fifth with Derek Warwick sixth in his Lotus.

27 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda  70 1h42m56.400s  
20 Nelson Piquet Benetton-Cosworth  70 1h43m06.897s  
Nigel Mansell Ferrari  70 1h43m09.785s  
28 Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda  70 1h43m11.254s  
Alain Prost Ferrari  70 1h43m12.220s  
11 Derek Warwick Lotus-Lamborghini  68  11 
Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd  68  10 
10 Alex Caffi Arrows-Cosworth  68  26 
29 Eric Bernard Lola-Lamborghini  67  23 
10 16 Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Judd  67  24 
11 Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Cosworth  67  13 
12 30 Aguri Suzuki Lola-Lamborghini  66  18 
13 14 Olivier Grouillard Osella-Cosworth  65  15 
12 Martin Donnelly Lotus-Lamborghini  57 Dropped Valve 12 
35 Stefan Johansson Oynx-Cosworth  53 Valve 21 
22 Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Cosworth  50 Input Shaft 25 
36 JJ Lehto Oynx-Cosworth  46 Misfire 22 
Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault  44 Brakes 
26 Philippe Alliot Ligier-Cosworth  34 Engine 17 
Jean Alesi Tyrrell-Cosworth  26 Accident 
19 Alessando Nannini Benetton-Cosworth  21 Accident 
Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault  19 Accident 
25 Nicola Larini Ligier-Cosworth  18 Accident 20 
21 Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Cosworth  11 Accident 19 
Michele Alboreto Arrows-Cosworth  11 Accident 14 
23 Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Cosworth  Spin 16 
nq 33 Roberto Moreno EuroBrun-Judd    27 
nq 15 Mauricio Gugelmin Leyton House-Judd    28 
nq 24 Paolo Barilla Minardi-Cosworth    29 
nq David Brabham Brabham-Judd    30 
npq 17 Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Cosworth    31 
npq 18 Yannick Dalmas AGS-Cosworth    32 
npq 31 Bertrand Gachot Coloni-Subaru    33 
npq 34 Claudio Langes EuroBrun-Judd    34 
npq 39 Bruno Giacomelli Life    35