1986 Formula One season


1986 Formula One season

F1 season
Previous = 1985
Current = 1986
Next = 1987
The 1986 Formula One season was the 37th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It commenced on March 23, 1986, and ended on October 26 after sixteen races.

The season culminated in a points battle between the Williams duo of Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell versus McLaren's Alain Prost at the final race, the 1986 Australian Grand Prix. Mansell's tire blew in spectacular fashion and Piquet, traveling near Mansell at the time of the tire disintegration, was brought in for an unscheduled pit stop soon afterward by Williams to check for any damage done by the debris. Prost won the championship. [ESPN coverage of the 1997 Japanese Grand Prix, end-of-year F1 championship battles segment narrated by Bob Varsha]

Drivers & Constructors

1986 Drivers Championship final standings

Drivers' Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers in each round. [Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide To International Motor Racing, 1995, page 6]

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.4mula1.ro/history/article/article11.html 1986 Formula 1 review]
* [http://www.f1-facts.com/results/season/1986 1986 Formula 1 results & images] Retrieved from f1-facts.com on 4 September 2008


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