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1987 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Date  August 9, 1987
Weather  Dry
Course length  4.014 km (2.495 mi)
1987 Hungarian Grand Prix
Location  Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  76 laps, 305.064 km (189.620 mi)

The 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Hungaroring on August 9, 1987. It was the ninth round of the 1987 Formula One season. It was the third Hungarian Grand Prix and the second since its 1986 revival at the Hungaroring. The race was held over 76 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres.

The race was won by eventual 1987 world champion, Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet driving a Williams FW11B. It was Piquet's second victory in a row after winning at the German Grand Prix. Again like the German Grand Prix it was a race Piquet had won the year before. And again like the German, it was a victory inherited, this time after a wheel nut came off the right front wheel of Nigel Mansell's Williams on lap 70. Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna finished in second position in his Lotus 99T ahead of reigning world champion Alain Prost in his McLaren MP4/3.

Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen (Benetton B187) chased the leaders hard all race to be rewarded with fourth place ahead of the Brabham BT56 of Italian Riccardo Patrese. The final championship point was claimed by Briton Derek Warwick in his Arrows A10. Warwick was sick with influenza and conjunctivitis, claiming the point on such a physically demanding circuit was a noteworthy achievement given the circumstances. Jonathan Palmer claimed the Jim Clark Trophy points finishing seventh in his Tyrrell DG016 with team mate Philippe Streiff finishing ninth behind the second Arrows of Eddie Cheever. Italian driver Ivan Capelli was tenth in the March 871.

The win allowed Piquet to expand his championship points lead to seven over Senna and 18 over Mansell.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1987 Hungarian Grand Prix Wikipedia


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