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1990 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Date  12 August 1990
Weather  Dry
Course length  3.968 km (2.466 mi)
1990 Hungarian Grand Prix
Location  Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  77 laps, 305.536 km (189,851 mi)

The 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hungaroring on 12 August 1990. It was the tenth round of the 1990 Formula One season. The race was the sixth Hungarian Grand Prix and the fifth to be held at the Hungaroring. It was held over 77 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 305 kilometres.


Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen driving a Williams FW13B took his third and final Grand Prix win after leading the entire race. Italian driver Alessandro Nannini driving a Benetton B190 challenged for a while, before being eliminated in a collision with Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna. Senna, driving a McLaren MP4/5B survived the incident and finished inches behind Boutsen with Brazilian three time world champion Nelson Piquet driving a Benetton B190 finishing third. With Alain Prost retiring just before half-distance, these were six points gained in the championship for Senna.


The race was the 10th round of the 1990 Formula One season with Ayrton Senna leading the drivers championship by four points from his Ferrari rival Alain Prost.

Championship standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1990 Hungarian Grand Prix Wikipedia