San Marino Grand Prix – 1986


After doing another pole position – the tenth in Formula 1 – Ayrton Senna took a deep breath before answering to the first question at the post qualifying press conference:

“Favorite? I don’t think there’s such a thing in a grid like this.”

He was referring to his adversaries like Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, Alain Prost, Michele Alboreto and Keke Rosberg, all in extremely fast cars and ready and waiting in the first rows of the starting grid in Ímola.

And, from the start of the race on Sunday, he had to really battle to keep his car in the front positions on the track, until his left front wheel bearing broke, taking him out of the race in the 11th lap.

Up to then, a variety of battles involving Piquet (Williams), Gerhard Berger (Benetton), Stefan Johansson (Ferrari) and Alain Prost (McLaren) had ensured a great show.

Luck, in the end, was on the side of the French driver, who was the winner of the San Marino Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna had an entire season in front of him to think about.

Resumo da Corrida

  • 1 Ayrton Senna
  • 2 N. Piquet
  • 3 N. Mansell
  • 4 A. Prost
  • 5 M. Alboreto
  • 6 K. Rosberg
  • 7 S. Johansson
  • 8 R. Arnoux
  • 9 G. Berger
  • 10 T. Fabi
  • 11 P. Tambay
  • 12 T. Boutsen
  • 13 M. Brundle
  • 14 J. Laffite
  • 15 M. Surer
  • 16 R. Patrese
  • 17 J. Drumfries
  • 18 A. Nannini
  • 19 E. de Angelis
  • 20 J. Palmer
  • 21 A. Jones
  • 22 P. Streiff
  • 23 A. de Cesaris
  • 24 H. Rothengatter
  • 25 C. Danner
  • 26 P. Ghinzani
Voltas 70
Tempo Nublado
Volta mais rápida N. Piquet - 1´28´´667
Podium 1º A. Prost 2º N. Piquet 3º G. Berger
Carros 26
Abandonos 16

Senna na corrida

Posição de largada 1
Posição final Abandonou (11º volta)
Melhor volta 1’31’’999
Pontos somados para o Campeonato -
Posição no Campeonato após a prova 1
O que disse após a prova
“I noticed that there was something off right at the beginning of the race. I had to stop.”