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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 Ratio Jean Alesi (100.00%),
2. Most Laps Led Alain Prost (1971),
3. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Aguri Suzuki,  Joachim Winkelhock,  Piercarlo Ghinzani,  Volker Weidler (7),
4. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Aguri Suzuki,  Joachim Winkelhock,  Piercarlo Ghinzani,  Volker Weidler (7)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (502),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (525),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (334),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (393),
5. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (89),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (89),
7. Most Podium Finishes Alain Prost (74),
8. Most Race Wins Alain Prost (37),
9. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (131),
10. Most Races Led Alain Prost (59),
11. Most Race EntriesLotus (1154),
12. Most Race Entries Riccardo Patrese (184),
13. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyOsella (16),
14. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (114),
15. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (87),
16. Most 19th Place QualificationsLotus (28),
17. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonZakspeed (13)

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