McLaren was fighting back in the championship. The improvements promised for Senna’s and Berger’s cars would arrive in Montreal, bringing the team a little bit closer to Williams in terms of equipment.
In qualifying sessions, the first change in relation to what was seen that season was a pole position won by Ayrton Senna, earned with his time from Friday.
During the race, the driver led until the 37th lap, when his engine failed. Victory went to his teammate Berger, the second consecutive McLaren win.
After leaving the racetrack, Frank Williams invited Ayrton Senna for a chat, leaving everyone quite intrigued. The encounter lasted for almost an hour, but Senna summed it up with one phrase:
“He wanted my version of Mansell’s accident, but I didn’t know anything because our cars did not touch.”
A. de Cesaris
Championship position after the race
Points added to the Championship
He (Frank Williams) wanted my version of Mansell’s accident, but I didn’t know anything because our cars did not touch.