– As eventual winner Nelson Piquet heads this group away from the grid, chasing Senna’s Lotus, Berger’s Benetton and Rosberg’s McLaren which are already out of the picture.
– Stefan Johansson’s Ferrari snaps sideways in the middle of the pack. Having been nudged by Philippe Alliot’s Ligier, the Swede was pitched into Fabi’s Benetton, the Italian spinning off and retiring on the spot.
– Standing in for the injured Jacques Laffite, Alliot eventually retired his Ligier JS27 with engine failure.
– Thierry Boutsen’s new Arrows A9 expires amidst a cloud of extinguishant following a pit lane turbo fire.
– A frustrated Alain Prost pushes his McLaren towards the finishing line after it ran out of fuel on the run up from the last comer to the line.
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