San Marino GP 1992

San Marino GP, 1992

Nigel Mansell's four consecutive wins at the start of the season had left his challengers with little hope in the World Championship and in qualifying for the San Marino GP he was again on pole position ahead of his Williams-Renault team mate Riccardo Patrese. McLaren was making progress with the MP4/7 though Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger were still over a second a lap slower than Mansell. The Benettons were on the third row with Michael Schumacher ahead of Martin Brundle while the two Ferraris shared row four: Jean Alesi beating Ivan Capelli. The top 10 was completed by Michele Alboreto's Footwork-Mugen and Thierry Boutsen in the Ligier-Renault. Team Lotus debuted the new Lotus 107 but gearbox troubles meant that it only just scraped onto the grid in the hands of Johnny Herbert.

At the start Mansell jumped into the lead and went off to win his fifth consecutive victory. Patrese followed him from flag to flag while the only real interest in the race was supplied by Alesi who did not pit and so got ahead of the two McLarens. Capelli spun out and Schumacher also made a mistake and went off. Later in the race Berger and Alesi collided and both went out leaving Senna a lonely third ahead of Brundle, Alboreto and Martini.

Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault  60 1h28m40.927  
Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault  60 1h28m50.37s  
Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda  60 1h29m29.911s  
20 Martin Brundle Benetton-Cosworth  60 1h29m33.934s  
Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen Honda  59  
22 Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari  59  15 
33 Mauricio Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha  58  18 
Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor  58  20 
26 Erik Comas Ligier-Renault  58  13 
10 10 Aguri Suzuki Footwork-Mugen Honda  58  11 
11r 21 JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari  57 Engine Overheating 16 
12 16 Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor  57  12 
13 17 Paul Belmondo March-Ilmor  57  24 
14r Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor  55 Fuel Pressure 14 
30 Ukyo Katayama Venturi Larrousse-Lamborghini  40 Spin 17 
27 Jean Alesi Ferrari  39 Accident 
Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda  39 Accident 
29 Bertrand Gachot Venturi Larrousse-Lamborghini  32 Spin 19 
25 Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault  29 Fuel Pump 10 
32 Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha  25 Gearbox 23 
24 Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini  24 Transmission 21 
15 Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Cosworth  24 Engine Overheating 22 
19 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Cosworth  20 Spin/suspension 
28 Ivan Capelli Ferrari  11 Spin 
23 Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini  Transmission 25 
12 Johnny Herbert Lotus-Cosworth  Gearbox 26 
nq 11 Mika Hakkinen Lotus-Cosworth    27 
nq 14 Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Cosworth    28 
nq Damon Hill Brabham-Judd    29 
nq Eric van de Poele Brabham-Judd    30 
npq 34 Roberto Moreno Andrea Moda-Judd    31 
npq 35 Perry McCarthy Andrea Moda-Judd    32