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1986 French Grand Prix

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Date  July 6, 1986
Course length  3.812 km (2.369 mi)
Location  Paul Ricard Circuit
Weather  Dry
1986 French Grand Prix
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 304.96 km (189.52 mi)

The 1986 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Paul Ricard on July 6, 1986. Elio de Angelis's fatal crash on the full circuit 2 months before prompted Formula One to use a shortened version of the circuit.



  • Ayrton Senna crashed at the corner after Signes after slipping on some oil spilled onto the track from Andrea de Cesaris's Minardi. Senna had crashed at Signes the previous year, in similar circumstances.
  • It was Christian Danner's first race to be completed in his 10th Grand Prix.
  • Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1986 French Grand Prix Wikipedia

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