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The 1990 Spanish Grand Prix was the fourteenth round of the 1990 Formula One Season. It was the 31st running of the Spanish Grand Prix as a round in the championship and the 5th at Jerez de la Frontera.

In the qualifying session, Martin Donnelly suffered horrific injuries in a horrible crash at Turn 12 of the circuit.

Ferrari took another one-two finish, with Alain Prost winning ahead of Nigel Mansell. Alessandro Nannini finished third in his Benetton-Ford.

BackgroundEdit

Coming into the 14th round of the season, there was only two men that still was in contendion for the title. Ayrton Senna who held a eighteen point lead from Alain Prost in the Ferrari. While in the constructor championship, McLaren-Honda held a 33 point lead from Ferrari in what was a two horse race to the constructor championship.


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 France Alain Prost Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 641 Ferrari 037 V12 3.5 G
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 641 Ferrari 037 V12 3.5 G
3 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 019 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
4 France Jean Alesi United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 019 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW13B Renault RS2 V10 3.5 G
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW13B Renault RS2 V10 3.5 G
7 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT59 Judd EV V8 3.5 P
8 Italy Stefano Modena United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Brabham BT59 Judd EV V8 3.5 P
9 Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Footwork Arrows Racing Arrows A11B Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
10 Germany Bernd Schneider United Kingdom Footwork Arrows Racing Arrows A11B Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Lotus 102 Lamborghini 3512 V12 3.5 G
12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Lotus 102 Lamborghini 3512 V12 3.5 G
14 France Olivier Grouillard Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1M-E Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
15 Brazil Mauricio Gugelmin United Kingdom Leyton House Racing Leyton House CG901 Judd EV V8 3.5 G
16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House Racing Leyton House CG901 Judd EV V8 3.5 G
17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini France Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH25 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
18 France Yannick Dalmas France Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH25 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton B190 Ford Cosworth HBA4 V8 3.5 G
20 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton B190 Ford Cosworth HBA4 V8 3.5 G
21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F190 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F190 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy SCM Minardi Team Minardi M190 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
24 Italy Paolo Barilla Italy SCM Minardi Team Minardi M190 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 P
25 Italy Nicola Larini France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS33B Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
26 France Philippe Alliot France Equipe Ligier Gitanes Ligier JS33B Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
27 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/5B Honda RA109E V10 3.5 G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/5B Honda RA109E V10 3.5 G
29 France Éric Bernard France ESPO Larrousse F1 Lola LC90 Lamborghini 3512 V12 3.5 G
30 Japan Aguri Suzuki France ESPO Larrousse F1 Lola LC90 Lamborghini 3512 V12 3.5 G
31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Italy Coloni Racing Coloni C3C Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
33 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER189B Judd CV V8 3.5 P
34 Italy Claudio Langes Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER189B Judd CV V8 3.5 P
39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Italy Life Racing Engines Life F190 Judd CV V8 3.5 G

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pre-Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 18 France Yannick Dalmas France AGS-Ford 1:22.470
2 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini France AGS-Ford 1:22.592 + 0.122
3 14 France Olivier Grouillard Italy Osella-Ford 1:22.708 + 0.238
4 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Italy Template:Coloni-Ford 1:24.603 + 2.133
5 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy EuroBrun-Judd 1:24.621 + 2.151
6 34 Italy Claudio Langes Italy EuroBrun-Judd 1:25.736 + 3.266
7 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Italy Life-Judd 1:42.699 + 20.229


Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:18.387
2 1 France Alain Prost Italy Ferrari 1:18.824 + 0.437
3 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Ferrari 1:19.106 + 0.719
4 4 France Jean Alesi United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 1:19.604 + 1.217
5 28 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:19.618 + 1.231
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:19.647 + 1.260
7 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1:19.689 + 1.302
8 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 1:19.700 + 1.313
9 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 1:20.367 + 1.980
10 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Lotus-Lamborghini 1:20.610 + 2.223
11 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford 1:21.060 + 2.673
12 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom Leyton House-Judd 1:21.167 + 2.780
13 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Ford 1:21.170 + 2.783
14 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.215 + 2.818
15 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Lola-Lamborghini 1:21.244 + 2.847
16 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Italy Dallara-Ford 1:21.277 + 2.880
17 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Dallara-Ford 1:21.467 + 3.070
18 29 France Éric Bernard United Kingdom Lola-Lamborghini 1:21.551 + 3.164
19 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House-Judd 1:21.910 + 3.523
20 25 Italy Nicola Larini France Ligier-Ford 1:21.996 + 3.609
21 14 France Olivier Grouillard Italy Osella-Ford 1:22.288 + 3.901
22 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini France AGS-Ford 1:22.466 + 4.079
23 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly United Kingdom Lotus-Lamborghini 1:22.659 + 4.272
24 18 France Yannick Dalmas France AGS-Ford 1:22.716 + 4.329
25 8 Italy Stefano Modena United Kingdom Brabham-Judd 1:23.133 + 4.746
26 9 Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 1:23.161 + 4.774
27 7 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Judd 1:23.163 + 4.776
28 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Italy Minardi-Ford 1:23.274 + 4.887
29 10 Germany Bernd Schneider United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 1:23.924 + 5.537
30 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth 1:25.114 + 6.727

Starting GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Ayrton Senna 2
______________ Alain Prost
Row 2 3 ______________
Nigel Mansell 4
______________ Jean Alesi
Row 3 5 ______________
Gerhard Berger 6
______________ Riccardo Patrese
Row 4 7 ______________
Thierry Boutsen 8
______________ Nelson Piquet
Row 5 9 ______________
Alessandro Nannini 10
______________ Derek Warwick
Row 6 11 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 12
______________ Maurício Gugelmin
Row 7 13 ______________
Philippe Alliot 14
______________ Satoru Nakajima
Row 8 15 ______________
Aguri Suzuki 16
______________ Emanuele Pirro
Row 9 17 ______________
Andrea de Cesaris 18
______________ Éric Bernard
Row 10 19 ______________
Ivan Capelli 20
______________ Nicola Larini
Row 11 21 ______________
Olivier Grouillard 22
______________ Gabriele Tarquini
Row 12 23 ______________
Martin Donnelly 24
______________ Yannick Dalmas
Row 13 25 ______________
Stefano Modena 26
______________ Michele Alboreto

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 France Alain Prost Italy Ferrari 73 1:48:01.461 2 9
2 2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Ferrari 73 +22.064 3 6
3 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 73 +34.874 9 4
4 5 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Williams-Renault 73 +43.296 7 3
5 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Renault 73 +57.530 6 2
6 30 Japan Aguri Suzuki United Kingdom Lola-Lamborghini 73 +1:03.728 15 1
7 25 Italy Nicola Larini France Ligier-Ford 72 +1 Lap 20
8 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom Leyton House-Judd 72 +1 Lap 12
9 18 France Yannick Dalmas France AGS-Ford 72 +1 Lap 23
10 9 Italy Michele Alboreto United Kingdom Arrows-Ford 71 +2 Laps 25
Ret 11 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Lotus-Lamborghini 63 Gearbox 10
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House-Judd 59 Physical 19
Ret 28 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 56 Collision 5
Ret 27 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 53 Radiator 1
Ret 20 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Benetton-Ford 47 Battery 8
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Dallara-Ford 47 Engine 17
Ret 14 France Olivier Grouillard Italy Osella-Ford 45 Wheel bearing 21
Ret 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Minardi-Ford 41 Spun off 11
Ret 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Ford 22 Spun off 13
Ret 29 France Éric Bernard United Kingdom Lola-Lamborghini 20 Gearbox 18
Ret 3 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 13 Spun off 14
Ret 17 Italy Gabriele Tarquini France AGS-Ford 5 Engine 22
Ret 8 Italy Stefano Modena United Kingdom Brabham-Judd 5 Collision 24
Ret 4 France Jean Alesi United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 0 Spun off 4
Ret 21 Italy Emanuele Pirro Italy Dallara-Ford 0 Throttle 16
DNS 12 United Kingdom Martin Donnelly United Kingdom Lotus-Lamborghini Injured
DNQ 7 Australia David Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Judd
DNQ 24 Italy Paolo Barilla Italy Minardi-Ford
DNQ 10 Germany Bernd Schneider United Kingdom Arrows-Ford
DNQ 31 Belgium Bertrand Gachot Italy Template:Coloni-Ford
DNPQ 33 Brazil Roberto Moreno Italy EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 34 Italy Claudio Langes Italy EuroBrun-Judd
DNPQ 39 Italy Bruno Giacomelli Italy Life-Judd

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

V T E 1990 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Arrows • Lotus • Osella • Leyton House • AGS • Benetton • Dallara • Minardi • Ligier • McLaren • Lola • Coloni • EuroBrun • Onyx • Life
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Judd • Lamborghini • Renault • Subaru
Drivers Prost • 2 Mansell • 3 Nakajima • 4 Alesi • 5 Boutsen • 6 Patrese • 7 Foitek • 7 D. Brabham • 8 Modena • 9 Alboreto • 10 Schneider • 10 Caffi • 11 Warwick • 12 Donnelly • 12 Herbert • 14 Grouillard • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Tarquini • 18 Dalmas • 19 Nannini • 19 Moreno • 20 Piquet • 21 Morbidelli • 21 Pirro • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Martini • 24 Barilla • 24 Morbidelli • 25 Larini • 26 Alliot • 27 Senna • 28 Berger • 29 Bernard • 30 Suzuki • 31 Gachot • 33 Moreno • 34 Langes • 35 Johansson • 35 Foitek • 36 Lehto • 39 G. Brabham • 39 Giacomelli
Other Drivers Dumfries • McNish • Montermini • Palmer
Cars McLaren MP4/5B • Ferrari 641 • Benetton B189B • Benetton B190 • Williams FW13B • Tyrrell 018 • Tyrrell 019 • Lola LC89B • Lola LC90 • Leyton House CG901 • Lotus 102 • Brabham BT58 • Brabham BT59 • Arrows A11 • Ligier JS33B • Minardi M189 • Minardi M190 • Onyx ORE-1 • Onyx ORE-1B • AGS JH24 • AGS JH25 • Dallara F190 • Osella FA1M89 • Osella FA1ME • EuroBrun ER189B • Coloni C3B • Coloni C3C • Life F190
Tyres Goodyear • Pirelli
Races United States • Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Canada • Mexico • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1989 Formula One Season • 1991 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Spain Spanish Grand Prix
Circuits Pedralbes (1951, 1954), Jarama & Montjuïc (1967 - 1975), Jarama (1976 - 1981), Jerez (1986 - 1990), Catalunya (1991 - Present)
Catalunya2007
Races 19511952–195319541955–1967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982–1987198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Non-Championship Races 19231924–1925192619271928–192919301931–19321933193419351936–196619671968–19791980

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