Ayrton Senna struggled over the two days of free practice in an attempt to set up his car for the sinuous Hungarian circuit.
At the end of qualifying, however, he didn’t manage anything better than the sixth time. It was the worst position on the starting grid he had had in the eight races since using the Honda engine.
But he started well, was able to pass many drivers and kept his eyes on the national Williams duo, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet, for the victory.
When the checkered banner waved at the Hungarian Grand Prix, there was Ayrton Senna in second place with the look of victory on his face, having gained ground on the 70th lap – six to the end – when Mansell retired from the race. Nelson Piquet was the winner.As in the previous year, Hungaroring was covered in green and yellow celebrating the consecutive Brazilian win.
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position in championship following the race
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