1987 Mexican Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Mexico
Circuit
Round
14
Laps
63
Pole
Fastest Lap
Piquet , 1m 19.132s
1987 Season
Past Results

DSJ on the other hand, reckoned he did so by stealth and consistency. In other words, “playing the points game”. For the record, Mario Andretti won four races in 1977 to Lauda’s three, although the charismatic Italian/American driver went on to take the title the following summer.

Now the question this is all leading round to is: “If AH was such an enthusiast for Lauda’s way of doing things, why doesn’t he approve of the way in which Nelson Piquet won the 1987 title?” Or, to put it another way: “If Jenks disapproved of the way in which Lauda won in 1977, why doesn’t he disapprove of Piquet’s title success in 1987?”

I suppose it all comes down to some sort of personal “sixth sense”. Lauda won in 1977 against the backdrop of Mario’s efforts — and if there was ever a universally popular Grand Prix ace, it was Andretti. Piquet won his title in a straight fight against Nigel Mansell, his Williams-Honda team-mate.

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Circuit - Mexico City

Country

Mexico

Location

Mexico City

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.747 (Miles)

Record

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW14-Renault), 1m16.788, 128.786 mph, F1, 1991

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