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1989 Canadian GP
1988 French GP

1989 French GP

1989 British GP
1990 French GP
 LXXV  Rhone-Poulenc Grand Prix de France


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

Details
DateSunday 9 July 1989
Start time14:00
EventFrench GP
CircuitPaul Ricard
Event FormatRace of 80 laps
Race7 of 16
Championship race475
Circuit
Laps80
Circuit Perimeter3813 m
Race Distance3813 × 80 = 305.040 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Very hot, Dry
Participants
Entries39
Qualifiers26
Finishers13
Championship Debutants
Emanuele Pirro (Driver),
Jean Alesi (Driver),
Martin Donnelly (Driver),
   Éric Bernard (Driver),
Benetton B189 (Car Model)
MilestonesAlain Prost - 20th Pole Position (Driver)
Honda Marlboro McLaren - 20th Win (Entrant)
Leyton House March Racing Team - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Mauricio Gugelmin - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
McLaren - 75th Win (Car Manufacturer)
Nicola Larini - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Philippe Alliot - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Roberto Moreno - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Highest 4th Place Finish RatioJean Alesi (100.00%),
2. Most Laps LedAlain Prost (1971),
3. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyAguri Suzuki, Joachim Winkelhock, Piercarlo Ghinzani, Volker Weidler (7),
4. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonAguri Suzuki, Joachim Winkelhock, Piercarlo Ghinzani, Volker Weidler (7)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (502),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (393),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (525),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (334),
5. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresAlain Prost (89),
6. Most Podium FinishesAlain Prost (74),
7. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresAlain Prost (89),
8. Most Race WinsAlain Prost (37),
9. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (131),
10. Most 3rd Fastest LapsMcLaren (51),
11. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (52),
12. Most 8th Fastest LapsFerrari (35),
13. Most 10th Fastest LapsRiccardo Patrese (16),
14. Most 17th Fastest LapsLotus (27),
15. Most Races LedAlain Prost (59),
16. Most Race EntriesLotus (1154),
17. Most Race EntriesRiccardo Patrese (184),
18. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyOsella (16),
19. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (114),
20. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (87),
21. Most 19th Place QualificationsLotus (28),
22. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonZakspeed (13)

Championships
1 Alain Prost 38 
same
2 Ayrton Senna 27 
same
3 Riccardo Patrese 22 
same
4 Nigel Mansell 15 
up
5 Thierry Boutsen 13 
down
6 Alessandro Nannini 8 
same
7 Michele Alboreto 6 
same
8 Johnny Herbert 5 
same
9 Eddie Cheever 4 
same
 Mauricio Gugelmin 4 
same
 Stefano Modena 4 
same
 Andrea de Cesaris 4 
same
13 Alex Caffi 4 
same
14 Derek Warwick 4 
same
15 Jean Alesi 3 
up
 Christian Danner 3 
same
 Nélson Piquet 3 
same
18 René Arnoux 2 
down
 Stefan Johansson 2 
up
20 Gabriele Tarquini 1 
down
 Martin Brundle 1 
down
 Olivier Grouillard 1 
up
23 Jonathan Palmer 1 
down
1 McLaren / Honda 65 
same
2 Williams / Renault 35 
same
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 15 
up
4 Benetton / Ford 13 
down
5 Tyrrell / Ford 10 
up
6 Dallara / Ford 8 
down
7 Arrows / Ford 8 
down
8 Brabham / Judd 5 
same
9 March / Judd 4 
same
10 Lotus / Judd 3 
same
 Rial / Ford 3 
same
12 Ligier / Ford 3 
same
13 Onyx / Ford 2 
up
14 AGS / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 2Car 2Car 15
EntrantHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLarenLeyton House March Racing Team
DriverAlain ProstAlain ProstMauricio Gugelmin
CarMcLaren MP4/5McLaren MP4/5March CG891
EngineHonda 3.5 V10Honda 3.5 V10Judd 3.5 V8
Time1:38'29.4111'07.2031'12.090
Speed185.830 km/h204.259 km/h190.412 km/h


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