Formula 1 1987 Mexican Grand Prix

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1987-10-18
14
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell

The 1987 Mexican Grand Prix was won by Nigel Mansell of Williams.

The race in Mexico was round 14 of 16 of the 1987 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 63 1:26:24.207 9
2 63 +26.176 6
3 63 +1:26.879 4
4 63 +1:41.352 3
5 61 +2 Laps 2
6 60 +3 Laps 1
7 60 +3 Laps 0
8 60 +3 Laps 0
9 59 +4 Laps 0
54 Spun off 0
51 Water leak 0
50 Engine 0
43 Water leak 0
32 Transmission 0
29 Overheating 0
26 Accident 0
22 Accident 0
20 Turbo 0
15 Electrical 0
13 Turbo 0
12 Engine 0
3 Turbo 0
1 Accident 0
1 Accident 0
1 Accident 0
0 Collision 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Nigel Mansell Williams
2 Gerhard Berger Ferrari
3 Nelson Piquet Williams
4 Thierry Boutsen Benetton
5 Alain Prost McLaren
6 Teo Fabi Benetton
7 Ayrton Senna Team Lotus
8 Riccardo Patrese Brabham
9 Michele Alboreto Ferrari
10 Andrea de Cesaris Brabham
11 Derek Warwick Arrows
13 Martin Brundle Zakspeed
13 Eddie Cheever Arrows
14 Alessandro Nannini Minardi
15 Stefan Johansson McLaren
16 Satoru Nakajima Team Lotus
17 Christian Danner Zakspeed
18 René Arnoux Ligier
19 Adrián Campos Minardi
20 Ivan Capelli March
21 Piercarlo Ghinzani Ligier
22 Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell
23 Yannick Dalmas Larrousse
24 Philippe Alliot Larrousse
25 Philippe Streiff Tyrrell
26 Alex Caffi Osella

1987 Mexican Grand Prix

The 1987 Mexican Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 18, 1987. It was the fourteenth round of the 1987 Formula One season. It was the 11th Mexican Grand Prix and the second since the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez was renovated and returned to the World Championship calendar.

The race was held over a total of 63 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 279 kilometres. The race was unintentionally divided into two heats after British driver Derek Warwick crashed his Arrows A10 heavily exiting the high-speed Peraltada corner on lap 31 after a rear suspension failure; the Arrows car's rear suspension was weakened by Satoru Nakajima crashing his Lotus-Honda straight into the back of Warwick's car earlier in the race. The results of the first 30 laps were combined with the results of the second race of 33 laps to create a combined result.

The race was won by British driver Nigel Mansell driving a Williams FW11B. Mansell's combined time over the 63 laps was 26 seconds faster than his Brazilian team mate and eventual 1987 World Champion, Nelson Piquet. Piquet actually took the chequered flag first at the end of the second heat, but Mansell's lead over Piquet at the time of Warwick's accident was substantially larger. Piquet had been delayed after a collision with Alain Prost (McLaren MP4/3) in the early running.

It was Mansell's sixth and last Grand Prix victory for the 1987 season. Riccardo Patrese finished third driving a Brabham BT56. It was Patrese's best result since finishing third in the 1984 Italian Grand Prix. It was just the second podium of the year for Brabham. Brabham would only score one more podium before it would fold in 1992.

Attrition bit heavily into the race with just fifteen cars taking the second race start. Nine survived to the finish. Naturally aspirated Jim Clark Trophy cars climbed into the points with Philippe Alliot (Lola LC87) taking his third top six result for the year.

Mansell's victory allowed him to close to within twelve points of his championship leading team mate. With just two races left, only the Williams drivers had enough points to win the championship.


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