Canadian GP 1988

JUNE 12, 1988

Canadian GP, 1988

There had been no Canadian GP in 1987 because of a dispute over the sponsorship of the race. In the period new pits had been built at the bottom end of the track and some of the corners had been reprofiled. Qualifying was marked by another huge accident, this time for Derek Warwick in the Arrows-Megatron. He was shaken up but otherwise unhurt.

As usual Ayrton Senna was on pole in his McLaren-Honda ahead of his team mate Alain Prost. Gerhard Berger was third in his Ferrari, a second behind Senna. Fourth on the grid was the second Ferrari of Michele Alboreto. Sandro Nannini was fifth in his Benetton ahead of Nelson Piquet's Lotus. Thierry Boutsen's Benetton and Eddie Cheever in his Arrows-BMW. The top 10 was completed by Nigel Mansell's Williams-Judd and Philippe Streiff's AGS.

Prost made the best start and took the lead. Senna was behind him ahead of Berger, Alboreto and the two Benettons. It took Senna until lap 19 to get ahead but once he was there he stayed there while behind them Boutsen worked his way past both Ferraris. Both Berger and Alboreto went out with mechanical trouble and with Nannini also running into technical trouble fourth place went to Piquet with Ivan Capelli fifth in his March and Jonathan Palmer sixth in his Tyrrell.

12 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda  69 1h39m46.618s  
11 Alain Prost McLaren-Honda  69 1h39m52.552s  
20 Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Cosworth  69 1h40m38.027s  
Nelson Piquet Lotus-Honda  68  
16 Ivan Capelli March-Judd  68  14 
Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Cosworth  67  19 
17 Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron  67  16 
31 Gabriele Tarquini Coloni-Cosworth  67  26 
9r 22 Andrea de Cesaris Rial-Cosworth  66 Out Of Fuel 12 
10r 30 Philippe Alliot Lola-Cosworth  66 Engine 17 
11 Satoru Nakajimi Lotus-Honda  66  13 
12 33 Stefano Modena EuroBrun-Cosworth  66  15 
13 24 Luis Sala Minardi-Cosworth  64  21 
14r Piercarlo Ghinzani Zakspeed  63 Engine 22 
15 Mauricio Gugelmin March-Judd  54 Gearbox 18 
14 Philippe Streiff AGS-Cosworth  41 Rear Suspension 10 
25 Rene Arnoux Ligier-Judd  36 Gearbox 20 
27 Michele Alboreto Ferrari  33 Engine 
Riccardo Patrese Williams-Judd  32 Engine 11 
18 Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron  31 Throttle Spring 
Nigel Mansell Williams-Judd  28 Engine 
26 Stefan Johansson Ligier-Judd  24 Engine 25 
28 Gerhard Berger Ferrari  22 Ignition 
19 Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Cosworth  15 Water Leak/electrics 
32 Oscar Larrauri EuroBrun-Cosworth  Accident/nose Mounting 24 
Julian Bailey Tyrrell-Cosworth  Accident/front Suspension Wishbone 23 
nq 23 Adrian Campos Minardi-Cosworth    27 
nq 21 Nicola Larini Osella-Alfa Romeo    28 
nq 29 Yannick Dalmas Lola-Cosworth    29 
nq 10 Bernd Schneider Zakspeed    30 
npq 36 Alex Caffi Dallara-Cosworth    31