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1990 Italian Grand Prix

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Date  September 9, 1990
Weather  Hot, dry, sunny
Course length  5.80 km (3.6039 mi)
1990 Italian Grand Prix
Location  Autodromo Nazionale di Monza Milan, Italy
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  53 laps, 307.400 km (191.009 mi)

The 1990 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 9 September 1990 at Monza. It was the twelfth race of the 1990 Formula One season. The race was the 60th Italian Grand Prix and the 55th to be held at Monza.


Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna in a McLaren-Honda took pole position and then led every lap, winning the race by six seconds over his title rival reigning world champion, French driver Alain Prost driving a Ferrari. Senna also set the fastest lap of the race, scoring a Grand Slam. With Senna's Austrian team mate Gerhard Berger third, the podium was identical to that at the previous round.

Near the end of the first lap, Derek Warwick crashed his Lotus-Lamborghini at the Parabolica, hitting the guard rail at an estimated 140 mph. The race was stopped on the second lap and restarted over the original distance. Warwick, who admitted that it was his own fault simply going too wide into the Parabolica, was unhurt as was a track marshal who had to take quick evasive action to avoid the debris that was thrown up when the car hit the fence. Indeed Warick sprinted back down pit lane to the Team Lotus pits and took the restart in the spare car with the rest of the field.

Senna's victory over Prost saw the championship points gap expand to 16 points, the largest gap between the two all season to that point.

Lap leaders

  • Lap Leaders: Ayrton Senna 53 laps (1-53);
  • 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 Italian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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