Senna put forth great effort, but he couldn’t do better than seventh position on the grid. He had the right engine, but not the right car.
As the great driver he always was, what the car lacked, Senna made up for it with his skill.
He decided to drive his car to its limit, losing some stability. He wound up spinning out of control and hit the wall at lap 54. He was taken to the circuit hospital, examined and discharged after two hours of observation.
But this accident wasn’t the only one for Ayrton Senna in that race in Mexico. The Grand Prix was interrupted on the 31st of 63 laps, with the right to another start off, because of the spinning out and confusion caused by Spanish driver Adrian Campos (Minardi).
Before Campos, six cars had already collided, including Alain Prost, whose McLaren was rammed during the start off.
Nigel Mansell (Williams), who escaped uninjured from the various accidents, won the race.
A. de Cesaris
final position (retired on lap 54)
position in championship following the race
championship points accumulated
I had problems with the clutch and when I needed to change gears on the corner, the rear wheels locked and I spun out.