Portuguese GP 1986
SEPTEMBER 21, 1986
Portuguese GP, 1986
The field was as it had been at Monza except that Allen Berg was back in the second Osella after the car had been driven by Alex Caffi in Italy. Pirelli announced that it was withdrawing from Grand Prix racing at the end of the year and Renault said that it too had decided not to continue supplying F1 engines for the 1987 season. Ferrari had also announced that it had signed up Gerhard Berger to replace Stefan Johansson.
Qualifying resulted in another pole position for Ayrton Senna's Lotus-Renault while Nigel Mansell was second fastest in his Williams-Honda with Alain Prost third for McLaren and Berger fourth in his Benetton. Then came Teo Fabi (Benetton), Nelson Piquet (Williams-Honda), Keke Rosberg (McLaren), Stefan Johansson (Ferrari), Riccardo Patrese (Brabham) and Rene Arnoux (Ligier).
At the start Mansell went into the lead and he remained there for the rest of the afternoon to win an impressive victory. Senna followed him and only dropped from second when he stopped for tires in the mid-race. On the last lap, however, he started to run out of fuel and dropped from second to fourth, promoting Prost to second and Piquet to third. The two Ferraris of Johansson and Michele Alboreto picked up fifth and sixth.
|2||1||Alain Prost||McLaren-TAG Porsche||70||1h37m40.672s||3|
|4r||12||Ayrton Senna||Lotus-Renault||69||Out Of Fuel||1|
|13||22||Allen Berg||Osella-Alfa Romeo||63||27|
|r||24||Alessandro Nannini||Minardi-Motori Moderni||60||Gearbox||18|
|r||23||Andrea de Cesaris||Minardi-Motori Moderni||43||Accident||16|
|r||2||Keke Rosberg||McLaren-TAG Porsche||41||Engine||7|
|r||29||Huub Rothengatter||Zakspeed||9||Crown Wheel & Pinion||26|
|r||21||Piercarlo Ghinzani||Osella-Alfa Romeo||8||Electrics||24|
|r||31||Ivan Capelli||AGS-Motori Moderni||6||Gearbox||25|