1987 Mexican Grand Prix

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.

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW11B Honda) 1st position, leads Teo Fabi (Benetton B187 Ford), Ayrton Senna (Lotus 99T Honda) and the rest of the field on the first lap of the Mexican GP.
Ref: 87 MEX 09. World Copyright – LAT Photographic

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?”

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Circuit - Mexico City

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Mexico

Location

Mexico City

Type

Permanent road course

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2.747 (Miles)

Record

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

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