Spanish Grand Prix – 1991


It was past 10pm when Ayrton Senna left the McLaren trailer on Friday.

He was there that day to figure out, together with the technicians, the best tactic for winning the final European Grand Prix of that year.

On Saturday, he saw Gerhard Berger, his teammate, win pole position. Senna would start in third and already had an idea of what he would do.

He decided to ruffle Nigel Mansell’s (his main adversary for the title) feathers.

During the time in which the track was wet, his plan worked. Ayrton Senna positioned himself in second after the start and allowed Berger to get ahead of him. After changing to slick tires, Senna led for a while, but once again let his teammate pass him, and was left with the responsibility of holding Mansell back.

He closed off Mansell for 31 laps, in a spectacular battle scene, but spun out and lost his position. And Mansell, relishing in the superiority of his Williams, managed to cross the finish line in first. He had won the Spanish Grand Prix.

Senna finished in fifth, and scored two more points for the title decision in Japan.

Resumo da Corrida

  • 1 G. Berger
  • 2 N. Mansell
  • 3 Ayrton Senna
  • 4 R. Patrese
  • 5 M. Schumacher
  • 6 A. Prost
  • 7 J. Alesi
  • 8 I. Capelli
  • 9 E. Pirro
  • 10 N. Piquet
  • 11 M. Brundle
  • 12 M. Blundell
  • 13 M. Gugelmin
  • 14 S. Modena
  • 15 J. Lehto
  • 16 G. Morbidelli
  • 17 A. de Cesaris
  • 18 S. Nakajima
  • 19 P. Martini
  • 20 A. Zanardi
  • 21 M. Hakkinen
  • 22 G. Tarquini
  • 23 E. Bernard
  • 24 M. Alboreto
  • 25 E. Comas
  • 26 T. Boutsen
Voltas 65
Tempo Nublado
Volta mais rápida R. Patrese - 1´22´´837
Podium 1º N. Mansell 2º A. Prost 3º R. Patrese
Carros 26
Abandonos 9

Senna na corrida

Posição de largada 3
Posição final 5
Melhor volta 1’24’’771
Pontos somados para o Campeonato 2
Posição no Campeonato após a prova 1
O que disse após a prova