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1986 Detroit GP
1985 French GP

1986 French GP

1986 British GP
1987 French GP
 LXXII  Grand Prix de France


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 6 July 1986
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitPaul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race8 of 16
Championship race428
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3813 m
Race Distance3813 × 80 = 305.040 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherPartially cloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries26
Qualifiers26
Finishers11
Championship DebutantsPaul Ricard (3813 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 5 - 25th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Canon Williams Honda Team - 10th Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Christian Danner - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Derek Warwick - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Haas (USA) Ltd - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Thierry Boutsen - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 3rd Fastest LapsNÚlson Piquet (16),
2. Most 5th Fastest LapsJacques Laffite (11),
3. Most 5th Place QualificationsAlain Prost (15)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (464),
2. Most 7th Place FinishesBrabham (37),
3. Most 8th Place FinishesFerrari (45),
4. Most 7th Fastest LapsFerrari (37),
5. Most 10th Fastest LapsLotus (27),
6. Most 13th Fastest LapsLotus (27),
7. Most Race EntriesLotus (1060),
8. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (78),
9. Most 12th Place QualificationsLotus (46),
10. Most 26th Place QualificationsOsella (12)

Championships
1 Alain Prost 39 
up
2 Nigel Mansell 38 
up
3 Ayrton Senna 36 
down
4 NÚlson Piquet 23 
same
5 Keke Rosberg 17 
same
6 Jacques Laffite 14 
same
7 RenÚ Arnoux 8 
up
8 Stefan Johansson 7 
down
9 Gerhard Berger 6 
down
10 Michele Alboreto 6 
down
11 Teo Fabi 2 
same
12 Martin Brundle 2 
down
13 Riccardo Patrese 2 
same
1 Williams / Honda 61 
same
2 McLaren / TAG 56 
same
3 Lotus / Renault 36 
same
4 Ligier / Renault 22 
same
5 Ferrari / Ferrari 13 
same
6 Benetton / BMW 8 
same
7 Tyrrell / Renault 2 
same
8 Brabham / BMW 2 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 12Car 5
EntrantCanon Williams Honda TeamJohn Player Special Team LotusCanon Williams Honda Team
DriverNigel MansellAyrton SennaNigel Mansell
CarWilliams FW11Lotus 98TWilliams FW11
EngineHonda 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6T
Time1:37'19.2721'06.5261'09.993
Speed188.062 km/h206.337 km/h196.117 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led