1990 Italian Grand Prix Explained

The 1990 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 9 September 1990 at Monza. Ayrton Senna scored a Grand Chelem to extend his lead in the championship. With Alain Prost second and Gerhard Berger third, the podium was identical to that at the previous round.

Near the end of the first lap, Derek Warwick demolished his Lotus at the Parabolica, hitting the guard rail at an estimated 140 mph. The race was stopped on the 2nd lap and restarted over the original distance. Warwick, miraculously unhurt, ran back to the pits, jumped into the spare car and took the restart with the rest of the field.


127 Ayrton SennaMcLaren-Honda531:17:57.87819
21 Alain ProstFerrari53+ 6.05426
328 Gerhard BergerMcLaren-Honda53+ 7.40434
42 Nigel MansellFerrari53+ 56.21943
56 Riccardo PatreseWilliams-Renault52+ 1:25.27472
63 Satoru NakajimaTyrrell-Ford52+1 Lap141
720 Nelson PiquetBenetton-Ford52+1 Lap9
819 Alessandro NanniniBenetton-Ford52+1 Lap8
910 Alex CaffiArrows-Ford51+2 Laps21
1022 Andrea de CesarisDallara-Ford51+2 Laps25
1125 Nicola LariniLigier-Ford51+2 Laps26
129 Michele AlboretoArrows-Ford50Spun Off22
1326 Philippe AlliotLigier-Ford50+3 Laps20
Ret18 Yannick DalmasAGS-Ford45Not Classified24
Ret16 Ivan CapelliLeyton House-Judd36Engine16
Ret30 Aguri SuzukiLarrousse-Lamborghini36Electrical18
Ret14 Olivier GrouillardOsella-Ford27Wheel Bearing23
Ret15 Maurício GugelminLeyton House-Judd24Engine10
Ret8 Stefano ModenaBrabham-Judd21Engine17
Ret5 Thierry BoutsenWilliams-Renault18Suspension6
Ret11 Derek WarwickLotus-Lamborghini15Clutch12
Ret21 Emanuele PirroDallara-Ford14Spun Off19
Ret12 Martin DonnellyLotus-Lamborghini13Engine11
Ret29 Éric BernardLarrousse-Lamborghini10Clutch13
Ret23 Pierluigi MartiniMinardi-Ford7Suspension15
Ret4 Jean AlesiTyrrell-Ford4Spun Off5
DNQ17 Gabriele TarquiniAGS-Ford
DNQ24 Paolo BarillaMinardi-Ford
DNQ7 David BrabhamBrabham-Judd
DNQ31 Bertrand GachotColoni-Ford
DNPQ33 Roberto MorenoEuro Brun-Judd
DNPQ34 Claudio LangesEuro Brun-Judd
DNPQ39 Bruno GiacomelliLife



Notes and References

  1. Book: Henry, Alan. Alan Henry

    . Alan Henry. AUTOCOURSE 1990-91. Hazleton Publishing. 1990. 0-905138-74-0. 209.