1987 Hungarian Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Hungary
Circuit
Round
9
Laps
76
Pole
Fastest Lap
Piquet, 1m 30.149s
1987 Season
Other Results

Within a period of two weeks Nelson Piquet led less than 30 miles of Grand Prix motoring — but bagged 18 points in the 1987 World Drivers Championship as a result.

What made his second lucky win so ironic was that it came two days after he told the Williams team he would be leaving it at the end of the season to join Lotus. Moreover, his stated reason for leaving Williams is that they will not adhere to his contract as number one driver and force Nigel Mansell to play second fiddle to his World Championship aspirations. After his win in Hungary it is possible that he will win the world championship anyway, without Mansell’s acquiescence!

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW11B Honda) leads Gerhard Berger and Michele Alboreto (both Ferrari F187’s), Nelson Piquet (Williams FW11B Honda), Alain Prost (McLaren MP4/3 TAG Porsche) and Ayrton Senna (Lotus 99T Honda) at the start.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Hungaroring

Country

Hungary

Location

Mogyorod, Pest

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.494 (Miles)

Record

Nelson Piquet (Williams FW11B-Honda), 1m30.149, 99.595 mph, F1, 1987

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