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1985 Season
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1985 Belgian GP
1984 European GP

1985 European GP

1985 South African GP
1993 European GP
 XXXVII  Shell Oils Grand Prix of Europe

Event Overview • SessionsEntry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 6 October 1985
Start time14:00
Event European GP
Circuit Brands Hatch
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#14 of 16 in 1985
#418 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4207 m
Race Distance4207 × 75 = 315.525 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers26
Finishers12
DebutantsIvan Capelli (Driver)
MilestonesAntar – 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Elf – 1000th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
 Nigel Mansell – 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Consecutive Retirements Philippe Alliot (10)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Jacques Laffite (80),
2. Most 5th Place Finishes Elio de Angelis (17),
3. Most 5th Place Finishes in a Season Elio de Angelis (6),
4. Most Race Entries Lotus (1040)

World Championship standings
1  Alain Prost 72 
2  Michele Alboreto 53 
3  Ayrton Senna 38 
4  Elio de Angelis 33 
5  Keke Rosberg 25 
6  Nigel Mansell 22 up
7  NÚlson Piquet 21 up
8  Stefan Johansson 21 up
9  Niki Lauda 14 up
10  Patrick Tambay 11 
11  Thierry Boutsen 10 up
12  Jacques Laffite 10 up
13  Marc Surer 5 
14  Derek Warwick 5 
15  Stefan Bellof 4 
16  Andrea de Cesaris 3 
  RenÚ Arnoux 3 
1  McLaren / TAG 86 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 77 
3  Lotus / Renault 71 
4  Williams / Honda 47 
5  Brabham / BMW 26 
6  Renault / Renault 16 
7  Ligier / Renault 13 
8  Arrows / BMW 10 
9  Tyrrell / Ford 4 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 12Car 26
EntrantCanon Williams Honda TeamJohn Player Special Team LotusEquipe Ligier Gitanes
Driver Nigel Mansell Ayrton Senna Jacques Laffite
Car Williams FW10 Lotus 97T Ligier JS25
EngineHonda 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6TRenault 1.5 V6T
Time1:32'58.1091'07.1691'11.526
Speed203.634 km/h225.479 km/h211.744 km/h