1990 Italian Grand Prix Explained

Type:F1
Grand Prix:Italian
Country:Italy
Date:September 9
Year:1990
Race No:12
Season No:16
Location:Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Milan, Italy
Course:Permanent racing facility
Course Mi:3.6039
Course Km:5.80
Distance Laps:53
Distance Mi:191.009
Distance Km:307.400
Weather:Hot, dry, sunny
Pole Driver:Ayrton Senna
Pole Team:McLaren-Honda
Pole Country:Brazil
Pole Time:1:22.533
Fast Driver:Ayrton Senna
Fast Team:McLaren-Honda
Fast Country:Brazil
Fast Time:1:26.254
Fast Lap:46
First Driver:Ayrton Senna
First Team:McLaren-Honda
First Country:Brazil
Second Driver:Alain Prost
Second Team:Ferrari
Second Country:France
Third Driver:Gerhard Berger
Third Team:McLaren-Honda
Third Country:Austria

The 1990 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 9 September 1990 at Monza. It was the twelfth race of the 1990 Formula One season. The race was the 60th Italian Grand Prix and the 55th to be held at Monza.

Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna in a McLaren MP4/5B scored a Grand Slam, winning the race by six seconds over his title rival reinging world champion, French driver Alain Prost driving a Ferrari 641. With Senna's Austrian team mate Gerhard Berger third, the podium was identical to that at the previous round.

The race was additionally notable when near the end of the first lap, Derek Warwick demolished his Lotus 102 at the Parabolica, hitting the guard rail at an estimated 140 mph. The race was stopped on the second 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.

Senna's victory over Prost saw the championship points gap expand to 16 points, the largest gap between the two all season to that point.

Classification

PosNoDriverConstructorLapsTime/RetiredGridPoints
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
NC18 Yannick DalmasAGS-Ford45Not Classified24
Ret16 Ivan CapelliLeyton House-Judd36Engine16
Ret30 Aguri SuzukiLola-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 BernardLola-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

Lap leaders

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
PosDriverPoints
1 Ayrton Senna72
2 Alain Prost56
3 Gerhard Berger37
4 Thierry Boutsen27
5 Nelson Piquet24
Constructors' Championship standings
PosConstructorPoints
1 McLaren-Honda109
2 Ferrari72
3 Williams-Renault44
4 Benetton-Ford40
5 Tyrrell-Ford15

References