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The 1989 Formula One season was the 40th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It began on March 26 at the Brazilian Grand Prix and ended on November 5 at the Australian Grand Prix.

Alain Prost (McLaren-Honda) won the Drivers' Championship at the controversial Japanese Grand Prix, which was noted for an incident which Prost and his team-mate Ayrton Senna collided at low speed in the final chicane.

McLaren dominated another season this year, but could only manage to win 10 races.

Teams and DriversEdit

Entry listEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
McLaren-Honda MP4/5 G 1 Brazil Ayrton Senna All
United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren Honda RA109A 3.5 V10 2 France Alain Prost All
Tyrrell-Ford 017B
018
G 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer All
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 4 Italy Michele Alboreto 1–6
4 France Jean Alesi 7–10, 12, 14–16
4 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 11, 13
Williams-Renault FW12C
FW13
G 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen All
United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Renault RS1 3.5 V10 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
Brabham-Judd BT58 G 7 United Kingdom Martin Brundle All
United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Judd EV 3.5 V8 8 Italy Stefano Modena All
Arrows-Ford A11 G 9 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 1–6, 8–16
United Kingdom Arrows Grand Prix International Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 9 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly 7
10 United States Eddie Cheever All
Lotus-Judd 101 G 11 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Judd CV 3.5 V8 12 Japan Satoru Nakajima All
March-Judd 881
CG891
G 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin All
United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team Judd CV 3.5 V8
Judd EV 3.5 V8
16 Italy Ivan Capelli All
Osella-Ford FA1M89 P 17 Italy Nicola Larini All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani All
Benetton-Ford B188
B189
G 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini All
United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8
Ford HBA4 3.5 V8
20 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 1–6
20 Italy Emanuele Pirro 7–16
Dallara-Ford Cosworth F189 P 21 Italy Alex Caffi All
Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
Minardi-Ford M188B
M189
P 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini 1–14, 16
Italy Minardi Team SpA Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 23 Italy Paolo Barilla 15
24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala All
Ligier-Ford JS33 G 25 France René Arnoux All
France Ligier Loto Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 26 France Olivier Grouillard All
Ferrari 640 G 27 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1–13, 15–16
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 035/5 3.5 V12 28 Austria Gerhard Berger 1–2, 4–16
Lola-Lamborghini LC88B
LC89
G 29 France Yannick Dalmas 1–6
France Equipe Larrousse Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 29 France Éric Bernard 7–8
29 Italy Michele Alboreto 9–16
30 France Philippe Alliot All
Coloni-Ford Cosworth FC188B
C3
P 31 Brazil Roberto Moreno 1–14
Italy Coloni SpA Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 32 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel 1–10
32 Italy Enrico Bertaggia 11–16
EuroBrun-Judd ER188B
ER189
P 33 Switzerland Gregor Foitek 1–11
Italy EuroBrun Racing Judd CV 3.5 V8 33 Argentina Oscar Larrauri 12–16
Zakspeed-Yamaha 891 P 34 Germany Bernd Schneider All
Germany West Zakspeed Racing Yamaha OX88 3.5 V8 35 Japan Aguri Suzuki All
Onyx-Ford Cosworth ORE-1 G 36 Sweden Stefan Johansson All
United Kingdom Moneytron Onyx Formula One Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 37 Belgium Bertrand Gachot 1–12
37 Finland JJ Lehto 13–16
Rial-Ford Cosworth ARC2 G 38 United Kingdom Christian Danner 1–13
Germany Rial Racing Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 38 Switzerland Gregor Foitek 14
38 Belgium Bertrand Gachot 15–16
39 Germany Volker Weidler 1–10
39 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel 11–16
AGS-Cosworth JH23B
JH24
G 40 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 2-16
France Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 41 Germany Joachim Winkelhock 1–7
41 France Yannick Dalmas 8–16

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Mid-season ChangesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Driver StandingsEdit

Driver Placings
PosDriver Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia Pts
1st Prost2nd2nd2nd5th1stRet1st1st2nd4th2nd1st2nd3rdRetRet76 (81)
2nd Senna11th1st1st1stRet7thRetRet1st2nd1stRetRet1stDSQRet60
3rd PatreseRetRet15th2nd2nd2nd3rdRet4thRetRet4thRet5th2nd3rd40
4th Mansell1stRetRetRetRetDSQ2nd2nd3rd1st3rdRetDSQBANRetRet38
5th BoutsenRet4th10thRet6th1stRet10thRet3rd4th3rdRetRet3rd1st37
6th Nannini6th3rd8th4thRetDSQRet3rdRetRet5thRet4thRet1st2nd32
7th BergerRetRetINJRetRetRetRetRetRetRetRet2nd1st2ndRetRet21
8th PiquetRetRetRet11thRet4th8th4th5th6thDNQRetRet8th4thRet12
9th Alesi4thRet10th9th5th4thRetRet8
10th Warwick5th5thRetRetRetRetINJ9th6th10th6thRetRet9th6thRet7
11th CheeverRet9th7th7th3rdRet7thDNQ12th5thRetDNQRetRet8thRet6
12th JohanssonDNPQDNPQDNPQRetRetDSQ5thDNPQRetRet8thDNPQ3rdDNPQDNPQDNPQ6
13th Alboreto10thDNQ5th3rdRetRetRetRetRetRet11thDNPQDNQDNPQ6
14th Herbert4th11th14th15th5thDNQRetDNQ5
15th MartiniRetRetRetRetRetRetRet5th9thRet9th7th5thRet6th5
16th Gugelmin3rdRetRetDNQRetRetNCRetRetRet7thRet10thRet7th7th4
17th de Cesaris13th10th13thRet8th3rdDNQRet7thRet11thRetRet7th10thRet4
18th ModenaRetRet3rd10thRetRetRetRetRet11thRetDNQ14thRetRet8th4
19th CaffiDNPQ7th4th13thRet6thRetDNPQRet7thRet11thRetRet9thRet4
20th BrundleRetRet6th9thRetDNPQDNPQRet8th12thRet6th8thRet5thRet4
21st Nakajima8thNCDNQRetRetDNQRet8thRetRetDNQ10th7thRetRet4th3
22nd Danner14thDNQDNQ12th4th8thDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ3
23rd Pirro9th11thRet8th10thRetRetRetRet5th2
24th ArnouxDNQDNQ12th14thDNQ5thRetDNQ11thDNQRet9th13thDNQDNQRet2
25th Palmer7th6th9thRet9thRet10thRetRet13th14thRet6th10thRetDNQ2
26th Grouillard9thDSQRet8thDNQDNQ6th7thRetDNQ13thRetDNQRetRetRet1
27th Tarquini8thRet6th7thRetRetDNQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ1
28th Pérez-SalaRetRetRetDNQRetRetDNQ6thDNQRet15th8th12thRetRetDNQ1
29th Alliot12thRetRetNCRetRetRetRetRetDNPQ16thRet9th6thRetRet1
NC CapelliRetRet11thRetRetRetRetRetRetRet12thRetRetRetRetRet0
NC Bernard11thRet0
NC GachotDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ13th12thDNQRetRetRetDNQDNQ0
NC LariniDSQ12thDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQRetRetRet0
NC Donnelly12th0
NC MorenoDNQDNQRetDNQDNQRetDNQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQ0
NC LehtoDNPQRetDNPQRet0
NC GhinzaniDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQRet0
NC SchneiderRetDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQ0
NC RaphanelDNPQDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ0
NC DalmasDNQRetDNQDNQDNQDNQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ0
NC BarilaRet0
NC WeidlerDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDSQDNQ0
NC FoitekDNQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNQ0
NC SuzukiDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ0
NC WinkelhockDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ0
NC BertaggiaDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ0
NC LarrauriDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ0

Constructor StandingsEdit

Team Placings
PosTeam Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia Pts
1st McLaren Senna11th1st1st1stRet7thRetRet1st2nd1stRetRet1stDSQRet 141
Prost2nd2nd2nd5th1stRet1st1st2nd4th2nd1st2nd3rdRetRet
2nd Williams BoutsenRet4th10thRet6th1stRet10thRet3rd4th3rdRetRet3rd1st 65
PatreseRetRet15th2nd2nd2nd3rdRet4thRetRet4thRet5th2nd3rd
3rd Ferrari Mansell1stRetRetRetRetDSQ2nd2nd3rd1st3rdRetDSQBANRetRet 59
BergerRetRetINJRetRetRetRetRetRetRetRet2nd1st2ndRetRet
4th Benetton Nannini6th3rd8th4thRetDSQRet3rdRetRet5thRet4thRet1st2nd 39
Herbert4th11th14th15th5thDNQ
Pirro9th11thRet8th10thRetRetRetRet5th
5th Tyrrell Palmer7th6th9thRet9thRet10thRetRet13th14thRet6th10thRetDNQ 16
Alboreto10thDNQ5th3rdRetRet
Alesi4thRet10th9th5th4thRetRet
HerbertRetDNQ
6th Lotus PiquetRetRetRet11thRet4th8th4th5th6thDNQRetRet8th4thRet 15
Nakajima8thNCDNQRetRetDNQRet8thRetRetDNQ10th7thRetRet4th
7th Arrows Warwick5th5thRetRetRetRetINJ9th6th10th6thRetRet9th6thRet 13
Donnelly12th
CheeverRet9th7th7th3rdRet7thDNQ12th5thRetDNQRetRet8thRet
8th Dallara CaffiDNPQ7th4th13thRet6thRetDNPQRet7thRet11thRetRet9thRet 8
de Cesaris13th10th13thRet8th3rdDNQRet7thRet11thRetRet7th10thRet
9th Brabham BrundleRetRet6th9thRetDNPQDNPQRet8th12thRet6th8thRet5thRet 8
ModenaRetRet3rd10thRetRetRetRetRet11thRetDNQ14thRetRet8th
10th Onyx JohanssonDNPQDNPQDNPQRetRetDSQ5thDNPQRetRet8thDNPQ3rdDNPQDNPQDNPQ 6
GachotDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ13th12thDNQRetRetRet
LehtoDNPQRetDNPQRet
11th Minardi MartiniRetRetRetRetRetRetRet5th9thRet9th7th5thRet6th 6
BarilaRet
Pérez-SalaRetRetRetDNQRetRetDNQ6thDNQRet15th8th12thRetRetDNQ
12th March Gugelmin3rdRetRetDNQRetRetNCRetRetRet7thRet10thRet7th7th 4
CapelliRetRet11thRetRetRetRetRetRetRet12thRetRetRetRetRet
13th Rial Danner14thDNQDNQ12th4th8thDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ 3
FoitekDNQ
GachotDNQDNQ
WeidlerDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDSQDNQ
RaphanelDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQDNQ
14th Ligier ArnouxDNQDNQ12th14thDNQ5thRetDNQ11thDNQRet9th13thDNQDNQRet 2
Grouillard9thDSQRet8thDNQDNQ6th7thRetDNQ13thRetDNQRetRetRet
15th AGS Tarquini8thRet6th7thRetRetDNQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ 1
WinkelhockDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ
DalmasDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ
= Lola DalmasDNQRetDNQDNQDNQDNQ 0
Bernard11thRet
AlboretoRetRetRetRet11thDNPQDNQDNPQ
Alliot12thRetRetNCRetRetRetRetRetDNPQ16thRet9th6thRetRet
NC Osella LariniDSQ12thDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQRetRetRet 0
GhinzaniDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQRet
NC Coloni MorenoDNQDNQRetDNQDNQRetDNQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQ 0
RaphanelDNPQDNPQRetDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ
BertaggiaDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ
NC Zakspeed SchneiderRetDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQRetDNPQ 0
SuzukiDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ
NC EuroBrun FoitekDNQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ 0
LarrauriDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQDNPQ


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V T E 1989 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Arrows • Lotus • March • Osella • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni • EuroBrun • Zakspeed • Onyx • Rial • AGS
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Judd • Lamborghini • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers Senna • 2 Prost • 3 Palmer • 4 Alboreto • 4 Alesi • 4 Herbert • 5 Boutsen • 6 Patrese • 7 Brundle • 8 Modena • 9 Warwick • 9 Donnelly • 10 Cheever • 11 Piquet • 12 Nakajima • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Larini • 18 Ghinzani • 19 Nannini • 20 Herbert • 20 Pirro • 21 Caffi • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Martini • 23 Barilla • 24 Pérez-Sala • 25 Arnoux • 26 Grouillard • 27 Mansell • 28 Berger • 29 Dalmas • 29 Bernard • 29 Alboreto • 30 Alliot • 31 Moreno • 32 Raphanel • 32 Bertaggia • 33 Foitek • 33 Larrauri • 34 Schneider • 35 Suzuki • 36 Johansson • 37 Gachot • 37 Lehto • 38 Danner • 38 Foitek • 38 Gachot • 39 Weidler • 39 Raphanel • 40 Streiff • 40 Tarquini • 41 Winkelhock • 41 Dalmas
Other Drivers Dumfries • Giacomelli
Cars McLaren MP4/5 • Williams FW12C • Williams FW13 • Ferrari 640 • Benetton B188 • Benetton B189 • Tyrrell 017B • Tyrrell 018 • Lotus 101 • Arrows A11 • Dallara F189 • Brabham BT58 • Onyx ORE-1 • Minardi M188B • Minardi M189 • March 881 • March CG891 • Rial ARC2 • Ligier JS33 • AGS JH23B • AGS JH24 • Lola LC88B • Lola LC89 • Osella FA1M89 • Coloni FC188B • Coloni C3 • Zakspeed 891 • EuroBrun ER188B • EuroBrun ER189
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Mexico • United States • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1988 Formula One Season • 1990 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons
1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018

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